This online community was developed to support, inform and engage families with young children in Del Ray, Alexandria, Virginia. I can’t think of a better place to raise my two children and I’m sure you agree more! Enjoy the blog and everything Del Ray has to offer!

Sep 28, 2016

When my husband and I moved to Del Ray, the last thing on our mind was the school system. We had two dogs and no children on the horizon. Thirteen years later, we have two children in Alexandria City Public Schools (ACPS) and we are thrilled with our experience. I frequently have new parents ask […]

Aug 18, 2016

If you’re like me and my family, you’re probably under-utilizing the city’s recreation centers. I thought it was worthwhile to check out a few of the centers closest to us in Del Ray. My first stop was at Charles Houston Recreation Center, so here is my “review” on the city’s newest recreation center. Charles Houston […]

May 13, 2016

La Bella Strada: Del Ray’s First Annual Street Painting Festival ​​Hosted by The Del Ray Montessori School Sat. May 14, 2016, ​9.00 am — 3.00 pm La Bella Strada is a family friendly modern street painting festival that originates from an ancient Italian art form. We believe it will become another signature event to continue […]

May 02, 2016

Looking for a place to have your child’s next birthday party? Alexandria has plenty of options no matter what your child is interested in. Alexandria Neighborhood Recreation Centers Multiple Addresses • Charles Barrett Recreation Center • Charles Houston Recreation Center • Cora Kelly Recreation Center • Mount Vernon Recreation Center • Nannie J. Lee Memorial […]

Feb 09, 2016

Monday, February 15th from 1-3 p.m. is the George Washington Birthday Parade. This parade in Old Town Alexandria is “The largest Parade Celebrating Washington’s Birthday in the USA!” The parade dates back to at least 1923 and features bands, floats, wagons, horses, historic reenactment units, youth groups, and special performances. The 1-mile parade route begins […]

Jan 18, 2016
ACPS kids

Winter is always a tough time at my house. I always panic and worry that my kids are getting too much screen time and not enough activity time. If you’re looking for something exciting for your kids to keep them occupied, here are a few places you can sign up for a wide variety of […]

Jan 17, 2016

I recently connected with Cynthia Raso with The Smithsonian Early Enrichment (SEEC). With two locations in the National Museum of Natural History and one in the National Museum of American History, SEEC serves children aged two months – six years. Priority enrollment is given to Smithsonian and federal employees. For more information about enrollment in […]

Dec 04, 2015

There is something about Santa and little cherubs dressed in their holiday best that is just so irresistible! This year, the ever-energetic Junior Friends of the Campagna Center have brought the magical music, crafts and sugar spurred festivities of Deck the Halls to a more schedule friendly time and in a soul-warming setting. Sunday at […]

Oct 27, 2015

I had the pleasure of sitting down to meet with Cathy Canfield recently from Counseling of Alexandria to discuss her practice located in Old Town Alexandria. Cathy has been in her new space at 709 Pendleton St. for a year and a half now and I loved that the space really feels warm and inviting. […]