Domestic violence is the secret scourge that cuts across economic, social and racial boundaries. Because it is rarely discussed openly, and takes its shameful toll physically as well as emotionally, it can grow and flourish silently behind the doors of the best as well as the worst neighborhoods.
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Remembering the brave and the fallen is more meaningful when it is done in the spirit of community service.
Mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by participating in one or more HandsOn Greater DC Cares project between Friday, September 9th through Sunday, September 11th. Choose from one or more of [...]
Photo Credit: Rabbit Salad and Grill
It seems counter-intuitive that a place named Rabbit should invite you to relax. But a quick lunch is not the concept for this newly-opened salad-and-grill restaurant. Insead, you are encouraged to linger in this Clarendon eatery over a plates of leafy greens and warm proteins, perhaps adding a [...]
Photo Credit: American Girl
Calling all fans of American Girl! You and your girl can be among the first to celebrate the newest American Girl historical characters—Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner—at the new American Girl store in Tyson’s Corner, VA! Bring your daughter, niece, cousin, or friend and encourage her to wear her [...]
As a former dancer, I was overjoyed when I discovered both my daughters loved to dance. I did not receive my training in this area, so I had to do some research to find the right studio for my family.
(Photo Credit: The Washington Ballet)
I’m a classically trained dancer, so I wanted [...]
Have your sandals turned into mini frying pans on which you roast your toes? Does your hand stick to your brow when you reach up to wipe away your sweltering summer sweat? Yup, summer in DC! Escape and fantasize about the crisp, refreshing season that is sure to follow in five months. Explore and [...]
On Friday, June 17, I had the absolute pleasure of taking my older daughter, who’s now 6, to the much-anticipated American Girl Grand Opening Benefit at Tyson’s Corner Mall in support of Children’s National Medical Center. Located next to Bloomingdale’s, the two-story palace of pink welcomed their pint-sized customers with open arms, treating guests [...]
The National Gallery of Art can be an intimidating venture for most amateurs, much less for a couple of moms with a group of potty training tots, but my friends and I were determined to spend a morning surrounded by artwork that consisted of more than crayons and glitter glue.
The plan was simple [...]
While summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st, Washington, DC residents have already endured several weeks of blazing hot and humid weather. And as tempting as it is to head out to the Delaware beaches every chance you get, keep in mind that DC itself offers an abundance of fun, summertime activities. With residents [...]