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Weekend FAMILY Fun, May 15-18, 2020

Weekend FAMILY Fun (May 15-18) 8 things to do with the kids while we're still socially distancing

Photographer Joel Satore is on a mission to take portraits of every species living in the world’s zoos, aquariums and wildlife sanctuaries for his project, The National Geographic Photo Ark. On Endangered Species Day tomorrow, Satore will discuss his 30-plus years of experience as a photographer and his animal advocacy …

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How to celebrate birthdays during coronavirus

How to Celebrate Birthdays During Coronavirus Quarantine The pandemic hasn't stopped these local families from partying-in-place

As we all adjust to life in lockdown, one big change many families have had to make is how they celebrate birthdays. It’s disappointing that in-person parties can’t happen right now, but birthdays during coronavirus have the opportunity to be even more memorable. All it takes is a little bit …

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celebrate mother's day at home this weekend

Weekend FAMILY Fun (May 8-10) Relaxing ways to celebrate Mother's Day at home, plus other fun kid-friendly activities

Moms, you’ve been busy these past two months. In addition to your “normal” work and household responsibilities, you’ve had to help kids with schoolwork and then keep them occupied for the rest of the day. You’ve probably been cooking more meals than ever before—and doing more dishes, too. And you’re …

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How to give yourself a manicure at home during quarantine

How to Give Yourself a Manicure, According to an Expert Lauren Dunne of Varnish Lane shares the 10 steps to a salon-quality mani

Missing your gel or dip manicures while we’re social distancing? The silver lining is that going a few weeks or—gasp!—months without them will allow your nails to get stronger as they grow out, explains Lauren Dunne, co-founder of Varnish Lane, a nail salon with three locations in D.C. Regularly applying …

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Meet Jess Smith, a pediatric physical therapist and mom of three from Arlington, VA

Mom Life: Jess Smith How a pediatric physical therapist from Arlington juggles taking care of babies in the NICU, her family and herself

A pediatric physical therapist, Jess Smith is responsible for the physical therapy needs of all the children admitted to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where she’s worked for 18 years. At home in Arlington, Jess and her husband, Chris, are responsible for the needs of their three children: Addison, 13; Mackenzie, …

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