Get Dad a Special Gift With These Fun Ideas for Fathers Day!

Father's Day is on Sunday, June 18 this year, which means now is the time to start shopping for the perfect gift for Dad. If you're looking for something he'll really love, check out these creative gift ideas. Couch Arm Table. Is your dad prone to spending hours in front of the TV, watching the […]

Get Ready for Some Fun in the Sun at the Pool With These Tips!

Attention Quantico residents! The pool at the Family Center and the pool located at the Community Center in McHugh Woods open on Saturday, May 27, 2017! This means that a summer of outdoor fun lies ahead for you and your family, but you'll want to make sure you use these pool health and safety tips […]

Help Mom Relax on Mothers Day With This DIY Bath Salt!

This Vanilla Lavender bath salts recipe takes just a few minutes to put together, yet offers mom hours of relaxation! Ingredients: 1 cup Epsom salt 1/2 cup coarse sea salt 1/2 cup baking soda 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 7-8 drops lavender essential oil Purple food coloring (optional) Mix all ingredients together and display in a […]

Try This New Method for Dying This Years Easter Eggs!

Materials Needed: Neon Food coloring or regular food coloring (less vibrant colors though) Eggs Cookie sheet Shaving cream/cool whip Straw Gloves (optional to not get messy!) Process: Start by squirting white shaving cream onto a cookie sheet and spreading it evenly. Drip different color food coloring onto the shaving cream. Take a straw a swirl […]

April Activities in Washington, DC That You Don’t Want to Miss

Check out these fun activites going on in April in Washington, DC! International Pillow Fight Day April 1, 2017 2 p.m. This annual event takes place on the grounds of the Washington Monument on the National Mall. Just remember to play nice: no hitting above the shoulders, and no down pillows – feathers are hard […]

Tips to Make Your Upcoming Move Less Stressful!

With PCS season coming up, we have a lot of families getting ready to move from and to Quantico. These tips for moving and packing will make this transition much less stressful. Start early. If you start planning your move as soon as you hear about it, you'll have much more time to prepare, pack […]

DC’s Annual Cherry Blossom Festival is On the Horizon! Mark Your Calendar for These Upcoming Events

March is the start of Cherry Blossom Festival activities in Washington DC! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events celebrating the city's most famous flowering trees. 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival Pink Tie Party – Thursday, March 16 Opening Ceremony – Saturday, March 25 Blossom Kite Festival – Saturday, April 1 National Cherry Blossom Festival […]

Tips for Staying Active in the New Year!

If your motivation for your New Year's resolution is starting to wan, you may need some help to keep going with your new, healthy habits. Here are just a few tips for staying active in the new year. Create a routine. Instead of working out whenever you feel like it, plan to exercise at a […]

Mix Up Your Normal Hot Chocolate with Nutella!

Learn how to make Nutella Hot Chocolate with these simple instructions! Ingredients: •4 cups low fat/skim milk •2 tablespoons Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread (or any hazelnut cacao spread) •2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder •2 tablespoons natural sweetener of choice/raw sugar Optional Toppings: •Marshmallows •Crushed hazelnuts •Chocolate chips •Extra Nutella Directions: 1. Heat milk in […]

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