Family Features

42 things to do at the local libraries this holiday break, and they don’t involve books

School’s out, so what to do with the kids? Take them to the library. There’s more than just books.

NoVA mom Lily Yeh helps children give back to those less fortunate

Little Loving Hands creator Lily Yeh teaches children it’s better to give than to receive.

Your list of the hottest holiday tickets in town

It may be freezing outside, but these can’t-miss events are hot, hot, hot. Step away from your to-do list, gather up the kids and check out one of these fun family outings to make your holiday season a bit more merry and bright.

More than just the big man: Unique Santa experiences in Northern Virginia

These holiday events in Northern Virginia put a fun twist on the traditional Santa sightings.

How to talk about ISIS and terrorism with your children

It is my hope that the problem of ISIS and global terrorism will be solved by our world leaders sooner than later, and I offer the following recommendations to parents on how to talk to your children about ISIS and terrorism now.

Your kids will love these five family friendly holiday shows

Give the gift of experience this holiday season and create memories at these local family theater opportunities.

Splash into fun at indoor water parks

Hold onto endless summer fun and embrace the indoors. No matter the weather, the forecast is warm and dispositions are sunny at our region’s best indoor water parks.

Buying and selling on a local level

The new GogoPlay app offers an eco-friendly way of selling kids gear.

Whitehall Farms: Agritourism in Fairfax County

At Whitehall Farms in Fairfax, Nadine Vazquez carries on her family’s farming tradition while educating the community about agricultural practices.

Fighting for Every Child

Spearheading the adoption of newborn childhood screenings, Jana Monaco has given parents and their children the information necessary to cope with childhood disease.

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