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!

Jan 15, 2015

The Alexandria YMCA has a long history of serving local family. This past year they took another step forward and began offering daycare services. The YMCA has had a relationship for many years First Assembly of God, Alexandria at 700 West Braddock Road offering summer camps at their location. The preschool is located on the […]

Nov 06, 2014
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We stop by the newly renovated Hooff run playground recently to check out the new space.The city has replaced all of the existing play structures and installed a new rubberized safety surfacing. The play structures includes swings for children, infants and children with disabilities. There’s a nice large see-saw that accommodates multiple riders on each […]

Oct 16, 2014

If you’re looking for a play group for your little one, the City of Alexandria has several low cost options! Mount Vernon Rec Center, right here in Del Ray has Kids Rock Social Hour for ages 0-4 years on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. You can drop into the Rec. Center and sign […]

Sep 25, 2014

Schools are back in session so many of us have pulled the lunch boxes back out and are probably already finding ourselves in a rut with the daily variety and even spread thin getting homework done, delivering everyone to various practices, getting clothes/uniforms ready and getting the darn lunches packed. Bon Vivant (formerly SEVA Cafe) […]

Sep 17, 2014

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with Claire Portolese, owner of Tippi Toes DC to learn more about the dance classes they offer here in Del Ray. Tippi Toes operates out of Mind the Mat Studio in Del Ray, Saffron in Clarendon and numerous locations in DC. Tippi Toes offers a Toddler & […]

Sep 12, 2014

This Saturday, Sept. 13th, is the Alexandria Multicultural Fest from 12- 4 p.m. at Four Mile Run Park at 4109 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria! The festival in the Chiralagua neighborhood of Alexandria is designed to bring community members together and celebrate Alexandria’s diversity. The festival will include free family entertainment, including live music and games and […]

Sep 11, 2014

Del Ray Baby will host an informal soccer exchange to help out our community. If last season’s cleats are a bit too tight please join us to exchange them for a larger pair. We’ll be working on the honor system.  Everyone is invited. Please tell your friends and teammates. If you bring a pair of […]

Aug 31, 2014

Don’t miss the last First Thursday of the year this coming Thursday, Sept. 4th. Join the Del Ray Business Association for an evening of fashion, talent and fun, Local merchants Amalgamated, Gossip on 23rd, Kiskadee, LuLu Lemon for Mind the Mat, Purple Goose and Salon Bisoux will style and coiffe our models for the runway […]

Aug 25, 2014

A few months ago Discovery Time Learning Center opened its doors and we stopped by to take a look at Del Ray’s newest child care facility. They are located at 1509 Leslie Avenue which is right behind Swing’s coffee shop. I met with the director and learned of her passion for child development and got […]

Aug 15, 2014

This summer has been amazing and our kids are growing by leaps and bounds so don’t let this weekend’s Cinema Del Ray slip by! This coming Saturday starting at sunset, Cinema Del Ray will be showing The Lego Movie for their last movie of the season. The movie is free courtesy of Jen Walker. Bring […]