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Free Kid’s Night Out

They’re hosting a free Kid’s Night Out, so Moms and Dads can experience one of their fantastic eateries…

Rising Strong: Building Resilience in Girls

Being a teenage girl is not always easy and his group provides a safe environment to discuss the issues that universally affect girls ages 13 to 16…

Flexible Job Opportunities for Families via FlexProfesionals

Women face unique challenges in the workforce when they become a mother to their first or to their third child…

Toddler Time at Rebounderz

You and your little ones will not only enjoy arts and crafts and snack time at Rebounderz’ Toddler Time — but the opportunity to bounce with friends…

Chinese New Year Opportunities

These local opportunities are a great way to see the rich beauty of Chinese traditions, culture, entertainment, and more…

Kidvention Family Magic Show

At this special event featuring 5 magicians, kids will also enjoy pre-show entertainment including dozens face painters, clowns, balloon artists, and more…

Smithsonian’s Chinese New Year Festival

Children and families are invited to help “awaken the lion” and ring in the New Year while enjoying a variety of activities and demonstrations…

Crybaby Matinee at the Angelika

This special program is designed for parents to see first-run, current movies with their babies…

In February . . .

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Free Babysitting Every Saturday in February

Imagine having free babysitting every Saturday in February to have a kiddo-free night with your partner…

Chinese New Year Opportunities

These local opportunities are a great way to see the rich beauty of Chinese traditions, culture, entertainment, and more…

Amphora Bakery’s Valentine’s Cake Decorating Workshop

Bake a little love into your heart and tummy with your favorite Valentine this year with Amphora Bakery…

Scout Opportunities at Discover Engineering Family Day

Your Cub Scout, Boy Scout, or Girl Scout will have many badge-earning opportunities at this FREE day…

Valentine’s Day-Inspired Events & Opportunities

Show your kiddos how much you love them with the gift of time at one of these Valentine’s Day-inspired events and opportunities…

YMCA Chocolates Galore & More

The evening will feature tastings of hors d’oeuvre and dessert specialties from the area’s most talented chefs and bakers…

Hammering Workshop for Kids

Not only will it be a learning opportunity, but also a hands-on, creative one, too! Kids will create nail art to take home while…

Wegmans Kid’s Cooking Classes

Wegmans is already our favorite place to shop, it’s also the perfect place to enjoy low-cost, hands-on cooking classes…

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Drop-In Open Play Programs for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Community and recreation centers are great sources for open play times for toddler and Preschool-aged children. Plus, they’re often low-cost, if not free…

Once Upon a Dream is Now Open!

Located minutes from Tysons Corner, in the heart of Vienna is a hidden treasure for children and parents alike…

Free Preschool Pass to Busch Gardens & Water County USA

Preschoolers are invited to visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for free…

Snow Much Fun! Bringing the Snow Indoors…

From snow-based recipes to experiments and art, little ones will love bringing the snow inside to play when it’s time to put the winter gear away…

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6 Tips to A New Year & A New You for 2017

Research has shown that as many as 45% of us make New Year’s resolutions, but only about 8% are actually successful in achieving them…

2017 Design Trends

There are going to be some fun, big changes in 2017. Here are a few of our favorites…

Will Braces Damage My Teeth or Gums?

Usually, there are no lasting damages. However, it likely will depend on you and your child…

Using the Midyear Report Card to Help Your Child

It’s midyear report card time, which might be a source of stress in your household — but it shouldn’t be…

Inadvertently Supporting Challenging Behaviors

It’s important we look at the behaviors that we might be inadvertently supporting…

The Importance of Pretend Play in Child Development

Where can you find police officers, princesses, and chefs all happily working side-by-side? In a dramatic play area of a classroom, of course…