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Overnight Adventures at Museums, Zoos, & More

Looking for some local overnight adventures for the family or a group outing? There are many local places that offer night-time adventures after-hours! Whether your kids are animal-lovers, natural-investigators, or history buffs, there is a sleepover with their name on it!

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Spring Features

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Train-Lovers Guide

Train-lovers, big and small, will enjoy all the opportunities in our area to see model trains in action or hop

Guide to Aerial Challenge Adventures

Very few things in life can compare to the feeling of flying in the air as you zip through the

Get Wild! Guide to Local & Regional Animal Spotting

Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! If you’re looking to get up-close and personal with animals, there is no need

Spring Festivals & Special Events

What a great time of year to get outside and enjoy an outdoor festival or event. Most of these community-wide

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Moms Night Out with Spirited Pottery at Northgate Vineyard

My Kissing Hands, known for their custom ceramic keepsakes featuring your child’s hand or foot impression, has a great night out

Register Today: Two-Separate, But Loving Households

Join Cherise for a no-cost, informal discussion about no-court, holistic resolutions for custody, separation, and divorce on April 25, 2015, 1-3 pm. During this

10 Best US Beaches for Families in 2015

Family Vacation Critic recently reported on their top 10 best US beaches for families. And guess who did and didn’t make

Plan Ahead for These Washington, DC Landmarks & Tours

Washington, DC is a treasure trove of activity with boasting museums, monuments, landmarks, and more! What better way is there to

Free & Cheap

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Washington Nationals Military Appreciation Day

Join the Washington Nationals on Friday, April 17, 2015 as they take on the Phillies. They are offering complimentary tickets

Free May Day Event in Downtown Baltimore

Celebrate Spring in Downtown Baltimore at May Day in Center Plaza on Friday, May 1, 2015, 11:30 am-1:30 pm. The plaza

A Free Visit with the Tooth Fairy!

The Tooth Fairy will be visiting Great Play of Fairfax on Friday, May 1, 2015, 1:30-3:30 and 5-7 pm. They have partnered with

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What Colors Would You Like On Your Braces?

Starting your orthodontic treatment is a very special moment. When you first get your braces on, we will ask you

8 Signs That Your Teen Is Gaming Too Much

There is no doubt that teens spend a lot of time video and computer gaming these days. As a psychologist

Ask Julie: Preventing Speech & Language Delays?

Dear Julie, “Can speech and language delays be prevented?”  ~ Concerned Parent Dear Concerned Parent, As with many other childhood

The Connection Between ADHD & Sleep in Children

Is this your child? He or she stargazes or daydreams lots, forgets, misplaces or loses items, makes careless mistakes, fidgets,

Guest Blogs

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The Top 5 Things I Learned in Momtographie

by Heather Gonzalez, owner Pink Polka Dot Bake Shop Aperture, ISO, shutter speed . . . huh? When I met Beryl

A Dulles Mom’s Guide to Eating Out with Food Allergies

by Rachel Briggs As a mom to a daughter with severe food allergies, I understand the overwhelming feeling that comes with

5 Tips for Moms for Getting Pics from Phone to In Hand

by Blaire Ring. Second Ave Photography I will admit it — as a photographer and mom, I am not great about printing

5 Pieces Every Mom Needs in Her Closet

by Jennifer Mackey-Mary, owner Apple & Pear Wardrobe Design Each morning, women everywhere stare at their closets full of clothes