WELCOME

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!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Apr 03, 2014

Spring Break is coming up in less than two weeks and if you’re not taking a break then you need to figure out what to do with the kiddos during this time. There are several great options this year for Spring Break: Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Spring and Summer Camp 2014 April 14th – […]

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Mar 20, 2014

It may not feel like it but today is the first day of spring! We can’t wait for the weather to catch up to the calendar! To help you get into a spring state of mind, here are several ideas for classes and sports that you can sign up for this spring- Alexandria Soccer Association’s […]

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Mar 03, 2014
new website

In case you haven’t been to visit our site recently, be sure to come take a look! We’ve got a fresh new website with a fantastic new calendar showing upcoming events. The new events page allows you to search events by name and date. The website is a true family affair. All Del Ray Baby […]

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Jan 29, 2014
bingo

This Friday, Jan. 31st, the Mount Vernon Community School (MVCS) PTA will host a community bingo night in the school cafeteria. The cost is $20 per person to play between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Dinner, catered by Pork Barrel BBQ, will be available for $5. There will be a free movie and pizza for […]

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Jan 23, 2014
story time

  I have wonderful memories of visiting my local library growing up and all the wonderful books that I discovered and all the magical places and people I met in those books. We all know that Alexandria city’s libraries have kids books, parenting books and even a fantastic selection of kids videos but did you […]

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Jan 03, 2014
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 […]

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Dec 24, 2013
LETTERS TO SANTA

What better day than to start a new blog series of ‘My Favorite Things’ in our neighborhood than Christmas Eve? These things don’t have to be big but they’re the things that make our community such a special place to be raising our kids! LETTERS TO SANTA AT PURPLE GOOSE Years ago Purple Goose started […]

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