Newsletter: February 20, 2018

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Montessori Education Week at LePort Montessori

From February 25th to March 3rd, LePort Montessori invites you to learn about the educational approach which has empowered children across the world to reach their full potential.

Special events will be held throughout the week at their six Northern Virginia campuses. You’ll discover how LePort’s authentic Montessori programs help impart independence, confidence, and ignite the passion to learn inside each child. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the schools. Visit to see the week’s events and RSVP.

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Newsletter Sponsor: Herndon Parks & Recreation Department

Local Mom & Author Debuts Her Kickstarter Campaign

Moms are keenly aware how our little ones grow up before our eyes. Seeking to capture and document our children’s memories, local Mom Stephanie Honikel is the author of “Through Pig and Thin,” a unique keepsake book featuring piggy friends Rosie and Patriot.

This special book allows little ones to document their school year with personal details, pictures, stickers, and more. It also allows entries by schoolmates and teachers. This unique memory keeper is sure to be cherished for years and into adulthood!

Learn more about supporting Stephanie and her vision to bring this book to local children through her Kickstarter campaign.

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Sneak Peek: Easter-Inspired Events & Opportunities

From egg hunts to bunny hops, children and adults alike can share in springtime festivities! See the full guide here or a few highlights below:

Baskets & Bunnies at Burke Lake Park
Easter Egg Hunt at Lake Fairfax Park
Spring Egg Hunt at Clemyjontri Park
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Egg Hunt

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Extra! Extra!

DullesMoms’ supporters want to share some extra (extra!) news with you!

Exceptional Kids Night | Feb 28, 2018
Monkey Joe’s has a special night for special kids! From 5 to 7 pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month, children with special needs are invited to play for free…more

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Events | Mar 3-17, 2018
Complete with traditional Irish entertainment, pipes, drum bands, horse-drawn carriages, and more…more

St. Andrew Lutheran Preschool’s Open House | Mar 3, 2018
Learn more about their play-based preschool where academics are approached in a fun and developmentally appropriate manner. Plus, parents love the caring environment and the variety of class offerings for ages 3-5…more

Doktor Kaboom: It’s Just Rocket Science | Mar 4, 2018
This unique scientist, complete with orange goggles and motorcycle, will mix his explosive comedic style with experiments that are explosively fun…more

Parenting Life Hacks Workshop | Mar 8, 2018
When it comes to parenting, Montessori is one big life hack broken up into easy-to-digest nuggets of parenting gold. Join the Montessori Academy at Belmont Greene on March 8th for a free parenting event full of parenting life hacks…more

The Great British Fly-In | Apr 15, 2018
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the oldest air force in the world with a fly-in…more

Children’s Special Events at One Loudoun’s New Barnes & Noble | Ongoing
Did you know the new Barnes & Noble at One Loudoun boasts story times and other themed children’s activities…more

Summer Camp Savings at Lopez Studios | Ongoing
Parents of new campers can save 10% off award-winning performing arts camps, including acting, theatre, music, and dance with online promo code NC88631 (until Mar 31)…more

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Preschool/Private School Open House Guide

Updated Daily! Finding the best school or your little one can be a daunting task. Good thing we did the legwork for you! Check out our Preschool/Private School Open House Guide, packed with not just open houses, but tours, events, and more.

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Newsletter Sponsor: Pump It Up

Expert Advice is proud to host a variety of thought leaders and experts ready to share advice and answers. With your family in mind, they tackle a broad range of topics:

John C. Flood
3 Heater Safety Tips That Will Prevent a House Fire
Improper use of heating equipment contributed to 56,000 fires that resulted in 470 deaths, 1,490 injuries, and $1 billion in direct property damage… more

Jen McCann, Realtor
Countdown to Home Ownership
Advance planning and knowing what to expect along the way can help make the home buying process easier, less stressful, and hopefully enjoyable… more

Dr. Erin Kardel, Psychologist
Understanding OCD in Children
OCD is much more than just compulsions — OCD is driven by obsessions that create anxiety and/or discomfort… more

Bright Horizons
The Value of Children’s Play for Development
Most of us have heard the expression, “play is a child’s work.” But, what does that really mean… more

Barakat Orthodontics
The Function of Retainers After Braces
Orthodontists understand that it can be frustrating to wear a retainer after having your braces removed… more

Dr. Wellner, Chiropractic Physician
Chiropractic Care for Colicky Infants
Chiropractic care is remarkably helpful to infants with colic… more

Capital Women’s Care
Post-Baby Blues? Here Are 5 Ways to Help
It seems counterintuitive, but sometimes during what is arguably one of the most joyful (albeit stressful) times in our lives, we can’t help but feel depressed… more

Moss Building & Design
2018 Design Trends
This year, we’re starting to see a pattern of “old is new again” with some new trends harkening back to previous design eras… more

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