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Guide to Local & Regional Amusement Parks

Very few things say summer like the sound of laughs and screams echoing through the air, the smell of funnel

Photo Review: Haley Smith Park

Haley Smith Park is newly-renovated park in Herndon — cheerful, and whimsical and lots more fun! Recently re-eopened in the

Photo Review: Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole

Pete the Prospector may not have struck gold at Water Mine, but his loss is your family’s gain! This western-themed

Skateboarding Parks

Many of the parks below offer more than just skateboarding — but have special days and times set aside for bikes,

Day-Trippers for Families

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Day-Trip To: Annapolis, MD

Annapolis, MD has long been a favorite destination for adults and kids alike. This seaside town, with its historic buildings

Day-Trip To: Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania, VA

Whether on your way to King’s Dominion or Virginia Beach, you’ve probably seen signs for Fredericksburg. But this summer, instead

Day-Trip To: Montgomery County, MD

With events, activities, and places to visit all year long, “Maryland’s Gateway to the Nation’s Capital” is a destination all

Check It Out!

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Drop-In Art Fun at LoCo Joe Coffee with The Art Station

Headed to the Purcellville Farmers Market? Make sure to stop at LoCo Joe Coffee with the kids for a fun drop-in

LEGO Castle Adventure

Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build, and play at Port Discovery Children’s Museum’s newest traveling exhibition –

Now Enrolling: NVHC Preschool

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (NVHC) Preschool provides a safe and nurturing environment for children of all faiths, ages 2- to

Milla’s Playground Grand Opening

Milla’s Playland is celebrating their grand opening on Sunday, July 12, 2015, 12-3 pm. Enjoy a fun-filled day including face painting,

Free & Cheap

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Kids Eat Free & Cheap

Some days mom just needs a break from the kitchen! Check out all the local and regional places that offer

A Visit With Rain Forest Animals for Free!

Leesburg Animal Park presents the animals from the rain forest. For children 6-12. Registration required: Wednesday, July 01, 2015, 10:30

Lend a Hand: Build a Giant American Flag Sculpture

On Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 11 am-4 pm, join LEGO Master Builders to create a giant American flag sculpture out

Andrews Air Show 2015

On Saturday, September 19, 2015 the Andrews Air Show will demonstrate military air power from modern military and heritage aircraft, as

Ask an Expert

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Ask Dr. Mike: My Daughter Now Has Water Anxiety Over Recent Shark Attacks

Dear Dr. Mike, We go to the Outer Banks every summer as a family, but our 7-year old daughter is

True or False? with Dr. Barakat, Part 2

<— Back to Part 1 True or False: Getting orthodontic treatment means I’ll have to commit to constant doctor visits and inconvenient

True or False? with Dr. Barakat, Part 1

True or False: Orthodontists want to examine children at 7-years of age so that braces can be placed on the teeth

Ask Julie: Apps You Can Recommend For Young Children?

Dear Julie, “I loved your article on iPad apps and have been using most of them with my child. Do

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

For the Moms: 5 Tips For Taking Better Phone Photos

by Beryl Ayn Young, Photo Mom & Mentor In my 4-years as a photography mentor, I’m finding more and more that