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Mom Life: Laicie Heeley

Mom life with Laicie Heeley, founder and CEO of Inkstick Media | Washington FAMILY

Name: Laicie Heeley Occupation: Founder/CEO of Inkstick Media Lives: New Market, MD Spouse: Mark Children: Austin, 13; Arlo, 4; and Ames, 1 What do you love about the work you do? I spent a big part of my career working for think tanks, with a creative outlet on the side. …

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Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

How worried should parents be about 2019 novel coronavirus? Washington FAMILY spoke to an infectious disease specialist about this new respiratory virus.

The World Health Organization yesterday declared the 2019 Novel Coronavirus outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, a public health emergency. As of this morning, more than 200 people have died, with more than 9.800 infections confirmed worldwide, according to The New York Times. So naturally, we’re starting to freak out. …

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4 Children’s Books About Civics

Children's books about civics for kids interested in the political process | Washington FAMILY magazine

The presidential election is more than nine months away, but with coverage of the impeachment all over the news, your kids might be growing curious about our government. So how can you nurture their interest in the political process? We asked Keren Joshi, children’s librarian at D.C. Public Library’s Deanwood …

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Need new mom friends?

These apps can help new moms make mom friends | Washington FAMILY magazine

When you have little ones, making new mom friends can be a lot like dating. You lock eyes with another frazzled mama across the playground and wonder whether you should approach her. Just when you work up the nerve to say hi, you kid starts having a tantrum and you’re …

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13 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 Around DC

Fun ways to celebrate Valentine's Day 2020 around DC with kids, families and just parents

Love is in the air … and at the zoo, museums and so many other places around D.C. Here are some lovely ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2020 right here in the DMV. Events for Kids Heart String Art Your little DIYer can work on their sanding, nailing and painting …

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New TV Shows for Kids: January 2020

New TV Shows for Kids Airing In January Includes The Crystal Maze on Nickelodeon

Back in the early 90s, Nickelodeon had the best game shows. Remember “Double Dare,” “GUTS” and “Legends of the Hidden Temple”? How badly did you want to want be a contestant on one of Nick’s game shows just so you could get slimed — or meet Marc Summers? Tonight, Nickelodeon will …

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Family-Friendly Activities Around DC This Weekend (Jan. 23-26)

Family-friendly activities around DC this weekend includes the Winter Lantern Festival at The Reach at The Kennedy Center

An early start to maple sugaring season, Chinese New Year celebrations and adrenaline-packed monster truck racing are just a few of the family-friendly activities taking place around DC this weekend that we think look like a blast. For more fun things to do with your kids, check out our event …

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So Your Teen Wants to be a CIT This Summer

How do you know if your teen is ready to be a CIT? Learn what camps are looking for and what your teen will learn at Washington Family magazine.

While most of his friends will be traveling or playing video games this summer, 15-year-old Lukas Kroner will be working at his first job. The 10th grader plans to return to Camp Twin Creeks in Marlington, West Virginia, for his ninth summer — and his first as a counselor-in-training, or …

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February 21, 2020

Carpe Diem-Washington Revels Community & Family Sing
at Seekers Church in Takoma

February 22, 2020

Friendlier Fables and Thoughtful Tales at the INTERSECTIONS Festival
at Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington

Ideaventions Academy Open House
at Ideaventions Academy in Reston

Families Together: Architecture
at Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center in Washington

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
at Center for the Arts in Fairfax