Paige Janes

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Paige is a DC area native who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. After a 5-year stint in San Diego with her husband, they moved back to DC to start their family. They have two daughters, Coco (2016) and Fay (2018). Paige loves exploring everything the city has to offer, especially kid-friendly museums, parks, and coffee shops, and is looking forward to discovering more as her daughters continue to grow. Paige loves coffee, pilates, and writing.

6 Lasting Benefits of Summer Camp in 2020

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When you think about summer camp, what comes to mind? For most of us, the benefits of summer camp include playing outside, making new friends, and enjoying a break from school. This summer might...

The Best Father’s Day Gifts from Local Black-Owned Businesses

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Father's Day is right around the corner! And for many of us (myself included), the pressures and stresses of the past few months - the pandemic and social justice issues to name two -...

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Small Businesses

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For those of us who've lost track of which day it is after being at home for weeks, Mother's Day is almost here! Obviously, this year will be a little different without the option to...

Bald Eagle Study Grants Wings to Student-Scientists at Geneva Day School

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Talon. . . Aerie. . . Raptor! These words fly to mind as Geneva Day School pre-kindergartners pull out their science notebooks for observation of the National Arboretum Eagle Camera. Trained on a nest, tucked...

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the Washington, DC Area 2020

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Due to COVID-19, several camps have been canceled or are delayed. Please check with camps for updated dates. Thank you! Summer will be here before we know it, so NOW is the time to find...
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The Student-Centric Learning Advantage at Sandy Spring Friends School

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When you look back at your school experience, what do you see? For many of us, vivid memories come back of sitting silently at our desks, taking notes as our teachers lectured or wrote...

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids

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Every year, no matter how hard I try, I find myself scrambling at the last moment to finish my holiday shopping. Trying to avoid that same fate this year, despite the VERY short time...

2019’s Best New Toys for the Holidays (For Boys and Girls!)

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Wicked Uncle USA is a unique toy store that opened in the DC area to serve all the USA just two years ago with one mission – to help parents find fun, great value,...

From Bookworms to Butterflies: Geneva Day School Grants Wings to Generations of Readers

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How many of us could start a bedtime story with “Once upon a time, not so long ago, I went to the same preschool that you now attend!”? A number of Geneva Day School parents...

The Early Learning Program at BASIS Independent McLean: Instilling Wonder and Inquiry in Students...

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The earliest years of a child’s life are filled with crucial “a-ha!” moments as they make countless connections between thoughts, topics, and their surroundings. They absorb new ideas like sponges, fueled by a sense...

Preschool Open House Guide

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Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start.  But, you'll never really know for sure if a...

Get to Know The Winchester School in Silver Spring

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Searching for a local school for your early learner? It can be a daunting task, especially with so many excellent options in the DC area. Today, we’re highlighting one of the area’s top-rated preschools,...

The Power of Play for Preschoolers

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Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity. ~ Kay Redfield Jamison  All moms have witnessed ubiquitous games of “lava” that break out whenever a group...

Comprehensive Guide to Preschools in the DC Area

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One of the best things about living in the DC area is the amazing schools we have access to. From free Pre-K3 in DC, to charter schools, private schools, and more, there is an...