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A Night IN the Museum: Overnight Adventures

Made popular by the 2006 movie "Night at the Museum" - where statues come to life when the sun sets - overnight adventures provide experiences that both parents and children carry with them throughout their lives.

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Minimize the Risk of Lyme Disease

Winter is over, and now we can go outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air. Unfortunately, as the weather warms up, so do the bugs. This includes ticks. In the Washington D.C. area, that means a high risk of Lyme disease.

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Mom's Returning to the Workplace

Nearly one-third of women have a pause in their career to start families. There are programs around that help these women get back into a working position by helping them with individual skills training to bring them up to speed with social media, job search skills and their branding.

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Mother's Day Activities and Events

From brunches with bowling to boat rides with views, Washington Parent make is easy to find the perfect way to celebrate Mother's Day in the DMV. Many events include something special just for Mom!

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Mother's Day Traditions

Ah, it's time for my favorite holiday: Mother's Day! I always feel relaxed and pampered on this one day of the year and I definitely milk it and enjoy it. Here are some ideas for Mother's Day traditions you might like to see in your house this year - or any year!

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Preparing Teens for Adulthood

I had to stop being their "Moogle" - their own personal Mommy search engine - and let them learn on their own. I had to let them make small decisions so they could practice for bigger ones. On the way to adulthood, there are four essential paths that all children must learn to navigate on their own.

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Recreation Center Camps

Parents have many options when choosing where to send their children to summer camp. One interesting option lies right in our backyard ... the government-run recreation centers.

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