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!

Apr 15, 2015

New parents have to make many tough decisions. Among them is how to handle all the crap that comes out of our precious new children. I grew up wearing cloth diapers. My mother swore by them. The diaper pins held sentimental attachment for me as I grew older and remembered seeing my youngest sibling toddle […]

Mar 13, 2015

After such a cold and bitter winter we’re all feeling a little giddy about the signs of spring. One sure sign of spring is my new panic of having to find a spring break camp for the kids. Spring break for Alexandria City Public Schools is March 30-April 3rd. I highly recommend a trip to […]

Mar 05, 2015
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Do you have a child that loves gymnastic? Does your kids like to tumble, balance and bounce? Be sure to check out Del Ray’s only full fledged gymnastics facility, Bounce. The owner, Lanette opened the doors last summer and the classes are becoming more popular as families hear about this new gymnastic facility. Bounce is […]

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 […]