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Demanding? Sometimes isolating? No one knows these feelings better than the editors of Washington FAMILY Magazine. Our goal is to help parents learn about the vast resources available to them in the DC Metro area. Washington FAMILY Magazine has become the largest parenting publication in the DC Metro region. Washington FAMILY Magazine, with over 20 years of publishing, has a distribution of 70,000 magazines each month and can be found in over 2,100 locations throughout the region.

Demanding? Sometimes isolating? No one knows these feelings better than the editors of Washington FAMILY Magazine. Our goal is to help parents learn about the vast resources available to them in the DC Metro area. Washington FAMILY Magazine has become the largest parenting publication in the DC Metro region. Washington FAMILY Magazine, with over 20 years of publishing, has a distribution of 70,000 magazines each month and can be found in over 2,100 locations throughout the region.

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Meet Matthew Breman, owner of a franchise Apex Leadership Co. in Montgomery County. Apex Leadership Co. offers a two-wee...
10/19/2022
Parent You Should Know: Matthew Breman - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Meet Matthew Breman, owner of a franchise Apex Leadership Co. in Montgomery County. Apex Leadership Co. offers a two-week program that teaches children leadership and character lessons through fitness.

Learn how this father of 3 juggles his career and parenting:

One of the aspects of Matthew Breman’s new business that he is most excited about is the opportunity to spend more time with his family.

FITFEST 2022 October 23, 2022 from 1-4 pm at10417-B Kensington PkwyKensington, MD 20895Fitness activities, music, raffle...
10/13/2022

FITFEST 2022

October 23, 2022 from 1-4 pm at
10417-B Kensington Pkwy
Kensington, MD 20895

Fitness activities, music, raffles and awards!

Spirit Club Foundation builds healthy communities by providing access to fitness and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities.

Meet trainers, like-minded organizations that support disabled people, meet current elected officials and candidates as well as enjoy laughter, fun, win prizes and enjoy sample fitness classes from Spirit Club and others! Sign up for our eNewsletter, https://www.spiritclubfoundation.org/events so you can register to attend.
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https://www.spiritclubfoundation.org/become-a-sponsor

You might know Katherine, or K.A., Applegate from the popular young adult series Animorphs, which she co-wrote with her ...
10/11/2022
You ‘Odder’ Know Katherine Applegate - Washington FAMILY Magazine

You might know Katherine, or K.A., Applegate from the popular young adult series Animorphs, which she co-wrote with her husband Michael Grant. Since then she's continued to write and her books don't just contain cute animals, they have life lessons , too.

Her 2012 book “The One and Only Ivan” was made into a 2020 Disney film starring Brian Cranston, Sam Rockwell and Angelina Jolie.

See what's happening this Halloween season with our latest issue! Don't miss your guide to an autism-friendly Halloween,...
10/10/2022

See what's happening this Halloween season with our latest issue! Don't miss your guide to an autism-friendly Halloween, choosing the right special education program and a Dermatologists advice for healthy skin during pregnancy.

Read it all here: https://buff.ly/3yuuhOK

Happy Rosh Hashanah!
09/25/2022

Happy Rosh Hashanah!

COVID-19 changed our society in many ways, some we're just beginning to understand. Here's what health experts have to s...
09/21/2022
How COVID-19 Impacts Child Vaccination Rates - Washington FAMILY Magazine

COVID-19 changed our society in many ways, some we're just beginning to understand. Here's what health experts have to say about the way COVID-19 has impacted vaccination rates among children.

Due to the pandemic, many kids missed vaccinations. Pediatricians note that it’s critical that children get caught up on their missed shots.

This new Washington, D.C. nonprofit will focus on making affordable trauma care accessible to children and families. Lea...
09/20/2022
Removing Roadblocks to Trauma-Based Care - Washington FAMILY Magazine

This new Washington, D.C. nonprofit will focus on making affordable trauma care accessible to children and families. Learn more about TRUE and its founders, including Stephanie Wolf here: 🏣

If a child has multiple traumas, where's the best place for treatment? What if affordability or transportation is an issue? TRUE has answers.

Happy Labor Day!
09/05/2022

Happy Labor Day!

These 10 events are our top pics for families this September. Enjoy movies, tours, fairs, a circus and habits to keep yo...
09/02/2022
September Family Fun Calendar - Washington FAMILY Magazine

These 10 events are our top pics for families this September. Enjoy movies, tours, fairs, a circus and habits to keep your family healthy!

Check out our calendar below:

Don't miss these family-friendly events this September! Here's our Top 10 Calendar from our September 2022 issue!

It's become the norm to worry about your child's safety at school, and children are worried too. Parents and children ca...
09/01/2022
The Tough Questions: How to Rebuild Trust Amid National Violence

It's become the norm to worry about your child's safety at school, and children are worried too. Parents and children can benefit from an honest conversation about school safety, and hear from 3 experts on how to have this difficult conversation:

Talking to children about topics such as gun violence is not easy. Local experts offer helpful solutions for helping kids feel safe.

08/26/2022

The Family Series at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University presents performances designed to introduce children to the arts through lively and engaging programs.
All performances on sale now! Subscribe to all for just $38 and exchange with no fees. Visit cfa.gmu.edu/family for more information.

"All of us are curious, motivated, love to learn and excited to share that knowledge with some awesome children. We genu...
08/17/2022
Education Across the Generations - Washington FAMILY Magazine

"All of us are curious, motivated, love to learn and excited to share that knowledge with some awesome children. We genuinely enjoy coming to school every day because we don’t see teaching as work; instead it is a passion and a purpose we were meant to pursue," said Alex Nysmith.

Read more about Alex Nysmith's journey back to Nysmith School here:

She taught me many things but, most importantly, she inspired me to follow my passions, which have led me right back to the Nysmith School.

Jennifer Barnwell says that being a parent just keeps getting better and that what she finds most rewarding about parent...
08/16/2022
Parent You Should Know: Jennifer Barnwell - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Jennifer Barnwell says that being a parent just keeps getting better and that what she finds most rewarding about parenting is just watching her children grow and learn, seeing each turn into their own person. What's the most rewarding part of parenting for you?

Read more:

You can often find Barnwell on the road, but she says it doesn’t compare to what she has at home: her children.

Our August issue is here! Below you’ll find a breakdown of our back-to-school features, including everything from school...
08/10/2022

Our August issue is here! Below you’ll find a breakdown of our back-to-school features, including everything from school lunch nostalgia to knowing what questions to ask during an IEP meeting.
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But first, I’d like to formally introduce myself as the new editor of Washington FAMILY. It’s been my privilege for nearly a year to write for this magazine, and I couldn’t be more excited to learn more about your families, your communities and about topics you’d like to see covered.
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Please don’t hesitate to reach out at [email protected].

In this issue:
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-Beyond the Classroom – lessons from homeschooling that we can use to expand creative learning for all.
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-Vacationing During the School Year – how you can plan family trips without too much disruption.
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-A History of School Lunch - the evolution of school lunches and the memories tied to them.
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-Preparing for an IEP – there’s a lot to think about before your first meeting. Keep this checklist in mind.
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-The Wellness Checkup – how your child’s routine checkup can be used to your advantage.
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Also in this issue: last-minute summer vacations within driving distance, what to do when your child is faking an illness, a “Top 10” calendar of August events and a DIY sensory craft.

Cover photo: Montgomery Co. mom of two, Jennifer Barnwell (Curator Hotel Collection) and her family in gear for school; photographed by David Stuck

Read our digital issue here: http://digital.washingtonfamily.com/issues/August-2022/index.html

Concerts,  parks and a free martial arts lesson are just a few of the things that made our top 10 calendar for family ev...
08/03/2022
Top 10 Family Events for August - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Concerts, parks and a free martial arts lesson are just a few of the things that made our top 10 calendar for family events this August. If your family is in the D.C. area, be sure to check these out:

Summer is winding down, but there's still a lot of family fun to be had. Spend time together outdoors or beat the heat with a class or show.

Heading out for an August adventure? Check out this list of must-haves before you go! Make sure you're using the right s...
07/25/2022
Summer Adventure Essentials - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Heading out for an August adventure? Check out this list of must-haves before you go! Make sure you're using the right sunscreen and get the most out of your trip.

Summer is a time to relax and have fun. We’ve gathered a list of must-haves for popular summer getaways: a hike in the woods and a beach day.

Make sure to check out the winners of our 2022 Reader's Choice competition! Here are the winners for our Family Favorite...
07/12/2022
Reader's Choice of Family Favorites 2022 - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Make sure to check out the winners of our 2022 Reader's Choice competition! Here are the winners for our Family Favorites Category including schools, programs and classes.

See what parents in the Washington Area picked as their favorite programs, classes and schools for their kids!

Everything parents should know about va**ng in teens. What is va**ng? Why is va**ng on the rise? How to tell if your chi...
07/11/2022
Is My Child Va**ng? - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Everything parents should know about va**ng in teens. What is va**ng? Why is va**ng on the rise? How to tell if your child is va**ng and how you can help. Check out the article below for advice from the experts.

“A lot of kids are self-medicating by va**ng,” says Dr. Mary Garza, adding that teens “want to seem like they’re growing up and...cool.”

Got a road trip planned before heading back to school? You'll want to take a look at this guide for parents to keep thei...
07/07/2022
What to Know Before a Family Road Trip - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Got a road trip planned before heading back to school? You'll want to take a look at this guide for parents to keep their kids entertained and safe while getting some classic family bonding time!

Road trips are a unique bonding activity. Driving together for extended time periods makes it fun and necessary to keep everyone entertained.

You might remember our story on the  of Camps Airy & Louise earlier this year. The Camp Airy community remains strong af...
07/05/2022
Community Reflects After Fire Destroys Dining Hall at Camp Airy

You might remember our story on the of Camps Airy & Louise earlier this year.

The Camp Airy community remains strong after the loss of its dining hall in a fire last week. https://buff.ly/3P26FGX The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Just two years before its 100th anniversary, Camp Airy suffered a "total loss" of its dining hall after a fire on June 29, 2022.

Happy Fourth of July!
07/04/2022

Happy Fourth of July!

See the best the  has to offer this  with our family event picks! This weekend, don't miss a  celebrations in George Was...
07/01/2022
Washington FAMILY: Top 10 Family Evens for July

See the best the has to offer this with our family event picks! This weekend, don't miss a celebrations in George Washington's Mount Vernon and the National Independence Day Parade in
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https://buff.ly/3NvDwmk

History, science, culture, summer arts and crafts and what makes each of us unique is what's on tap this July for DMV families.

Hi, moms and dads! Our new July issue has arrived. Click below to read our digital edition. 👇.http://digital.washingtonf...
07/01/2022

Hi, moms and dads! Our new July issue has arrived. Click below to read our digital edition. 👇
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http://digital.washingtonfamily.com/issues/July-2022/index.html
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*Best for Families Winners: We celebrate your family, food and drink, venue and attraction, party and event planning, local personalities, health care and services favorites. See what made your list.
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*Summer Essentials: It’s easy to be hyped for a summer family trip and find once you’re there that you’ve forgotten something! Don’t miss a single thing for safety or fun with this list of essential items.
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*Inclusive Family: Our special section this month covers ways to ease anxiety in neurodiverse children, tools for coping with invisible disabilities, sensory-friendly experiences in the DMV, how to help children adjust to a physical impairment and one parent’s journey to starting a special needs academy.
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Also inside this issue: a 4th of July holiday craft, books that explore and teach children about neurodiversity, our specialized needs directory, what parents should know about va**ng and more.
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Cover Photo: Claudia Skinner of PosAbilities Academy with her two daughters, photographed by David Stuck

Did you know one in every eight people in the United States have  in both ears?.Your child might have need for . Here’s ...
06/22/2022
The Value of Teaching Your Kids ASL - Washington FAMILY Magazine

Did you know one in every eight people in the United States have in both ears?
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Your child might have need for . Here’s all you need to know: https://buff.ly/3zSZv3h | National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pennsylvania School for the Deaf HASA Maryland School for the Deaf

Child hearing loss is more common than you'd think. ASL is a great communication tool for parents & children, even with other hearing aids.

Happy Father's Day!
06/19/2022

Happy Father's Day!

While  focuses on preparing for a new baby or care after the baby arrives, we've  put together a short list of some  pro...
06/14/2022
Baby and Maternity Directory: Childcare & Early Childhood Education

While focuses on preparing for a new baby or care after the baby arrives, we've put together a short list of some programs ranging from birth to 5 years.
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https://buff.ly/3QkhO7s | A Child's Place Fairfax | Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten & Nursery | Gymboree Play & Music, Washington DC | Feynman School |
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New moms can save these education opportunities for later, or explore some programs that begin at infancy. It's never too early to learn.

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Meet Matthew Breman, owner of a franchise Apex Leadership Co. in Montgomery County. Apex Leadership Co. offers a two-week program that teaches children leadership and character lessons through fitness.

Learn how this father of 3 juggles his career and parenting:
FITFEST 2022

October 23, 2022 from 1-4 pm at
10417-B Kensington Pkwy
Kensington, MD 20895

Fitness activities, music, raffles and awards!

Spirit Club Foundation builds healthy communities by providing access to fitness and wellness opportunities for people with disabilities.

Meet trainers, like-minded organizations that support disabled people, meet current elected officials and candidates as well as enjoy laughter, fun, win prizes and enjoy sample fitness classes from Spirit Club and others! Sign up for our eNewsletter, https://www.spiritclubfoundation.org/events so you can register to attend.
https://www.spiritclubfoundation.org
https://www.spiritclubfoundation.org/become-a-sponsor

You might know Katherine, or K.A., Applegate from the popular young adult series Animorphs, which she co-wrote with her husband Michael Grant. Since then she's continued to write and her books don't just contain cute animals, they have life lessons , too.
See what's happening this Halloween season with our latest issue! Don't miss your guide to an autism-friendly Halloween, choosing the right special education program and a Dermatologists advice for healthy skin during pregnancy.

Read it all here: https://buff.ly/3yuuhOK
What is "shadow education" and could your child benefit?
Learn all about it with Lana Yeganova, Ph.D.
Happy Rosh Hashanah!
COVID-19 changed our society in many ways, some we're just beginning to understand. Here's what health experts have to say about the way COVID-19 has impacted vaccination rates among children.
This new Washington, D.C. nonprofit will focus on making affordable trauma care accessible to children and families. Learn more about TRUE and its founders, including Stephanie Wolf here: 🏣
It's Smithsonian Magazine's , and much more fun awaits this weekend! https://buff.ly/3RSzA1Y
Happy Labor Day!
These 10 events are our top pics for families this September. Enjoy movies, tours, fairs, a circus and habits to keep your family healthy!

Check out our calendar below:
It's become the norm to worry about your child's safety at school, and children are worried too. Parents and children can benefit from an honest conversation about school safety, and hear from 3 experts on how to have this difficult conversation:
The Family Series at the Center for the Arts at George Mason University presents performances designed to introduce children to the arts through lively and engaging programs.
All performances on sale now! Subscribe to all for just $38 and exchange with no fees. Visit cfa.gmu.edu/family for more information.
As parents, you hear a lot of talk about how to tell if your child is really faking being sick. But what we really need to be talking about is why your child is faking.

Hear it from the experts:
"All of us are curious, motivated, love to learn and excited to share that knowledge with some awesome children. We genuinely enjoy coming to school every day because we don’t see teaching as work; instead it is a passion and a purpose we were meant to pursue," said Alex Nysmith.

Read more about Alex Nysmith's journey back to Nysmith School here:
Jennifer Barnwell says that being a parent just keeps getting better and that what she finds most rewarding about parenting is just watching her children grow and learn, seeing each turn into their own person. What's the most rewarding part of parenting for you?

Read more:
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