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Hockey in This Lacrosse Town?

Youth sports in the DMV have long been ruled by lacrosse and soccer. However, kids around the area have taken a shine to ice hockey, a sport that their Mid-Atlantic parents may have had little opportunity to play.  Today’s hockey programs are attracting a diverse group of young players and …

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Crash Course in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised its stance on an important car-seat safety practice. I want to get the word out on the change and also revisit car-seat rules and tips in general. Even seasoned parents can use a refresher from time to time. Tracy Whitman, program coordinator for …

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12 Children’s Books that Spark Creativity

From teaching basic shapes and colors to learning about famous artists and self-expression, these children’s books will encourage your child to think outside the box. “Little Artist Board Book” by Mudpuppy & Emily Kleinman Ages: Baby-3. This board book set is comprised of colorfully illustrated portraits of visual and performing …

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Meal Planning Basics

Wandering the grocery store aimlessly can cost you. Research says that consumers spend 40 percent more on impulse purchases when they shop without a list. And far too much of that food is probably wasted. The average American family throws out 25 percent of the food they purchase. For a …

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5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About STEM Learning

Many of the growing problems around the world, from famines and food insecurity to climate change and profound poverty, need the contributions of brilliant scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists. Encouraging children to explore skills and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can help build a better future. Whether …

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