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Mattel Expands #ThankYouHeroes Collection with New Collectible Products

Matchbox, Mega Construx and UNO join the collection.

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10 Genius Ways to Keep the Kids Busy (Batteries Not Required!)

When blustery days spent inside leave your Little itching for screen time, bust out one of these powered-down activities instead.

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One Research-Backed Way to Diminish Toddler Tantrums

Photo: pexels
All I wanted was to walk on the treadmill for maybe…20 minutes. Is that too much to ask?
I had a great plan–I would hop on the treadmill in the basement while my son (age 2 at the…

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Target bi-annual toy sale

The 9 Best Deals at Target’s Bi-Annual Toy Clearance Sale Happening Now

We headed to the bullseye retailers ourselves and scoped out some insane deals you’ll want to snag before they’re gone.

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Insider’s Guide to the National Mall

Worried you’ll get stuck in a National Mall tourist trap? Don’t worry—we’ve got your back with a list of our favorite destinations your whole family can enjoy.

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What Every #HeroMom Keeps in Her Purse

Every mom is a superhero and they know what to tote to come to the rescue.

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The Newest (& Coolest) Gear for Your Dino-Obessed Kid

Hold on to your excavating tools and get ready for a prehistoric party.

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Adventure After Adventure: Locals Guide to Loudoun County

Not so long ago, going 30 miles outside Washington, D.C., to Loudoun County was akin to making a day trip. Now, there are tons of reasons to make the drive – and take the kiddos.

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The Must-Have Toy for Car Lovers

This edutaining toy not only defies gravity, it is so easy to put together even a parent can figure it out.

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Chill Places to Take the Grandparents (That They’ll Love)

Grandparents don’t typically want to sleep their visit away. Show them a good time with the whole family by getting them out and about at any of these cool D.C. spots.

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60+ Random Things in My Mom Taxi

Photo: lorrin sell | photographer of wild things
Those that know me, in real-life, have most likely walked up to my mom van, and been told to walk away, or close their eyes.  While my house isn’t spotless, it’s pretty…

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Weekends & Family Time, A Blast From The Past

It was music to my ears when the bell would ring each Friday afternoon at William Winchester Elementary.  All of my classmates would be telling each other “have a good weekend”, or “see you next week”.  The weekend meant anything…

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Tricks Are for Kids: 7 Easy Magical Illusions to Learn Today

Conjure up serious entertainment with seven simple magic tricks.

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Munch Your Way Through the Mosaic District

Located in Merrifield, Virginia, the Mosaic District boasts 19 restaurants (with two more opening soon). From Mexican and Vietnamese to pizza and burgers, there is something to satisfy even the pickiest of palettes.

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Buckle Up! 10 Hot Spots for Car-Crazed Kiddos

Push the pedal to the metal at these hot spots perfect for pint-sized car enthusiasts.

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Great Girlfriend Get-Togethers with Kids in Tow

For those time-crunched D.C.-area moms out there who miss their best friends, we’ve rounded up the coolest date ideas for girlfriends with kids in tow.

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Rediscover the City: 5 Tourist Things You Should Do Now

Here are 5 post-tourist season activities for you and your little locals.

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D.C.’s Hot Spots for Kid-Friendly Public Art

Washington Monument aside, there are hundreds of lesser-known, tucked away statues and outdoor artworks in this city. Here are a few that are worth scoping out with your kids.

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It’s My Party: Magical Adventure

Originally Published 12.01.2009
“Pretending” is at the top of the list these days for 3-year old Caroline K. of Redmond. So, at her November birthday party the little party-goers were treated to a magical adventure with the folks from Seattle’s…

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Brown’s Remember When Toys Make Memories

Hand-carved, Sustainable Rocking Horses (and More!) for Your Kids’ Kids
We’ve all got memories of the toys we played with as children—that favorite doll, a collection of matchbox cars, a beloved tea set that lasted for a whole season of…

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