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Cute Baby of the Month

Name: Madison Juliette

Birthdate: April 12, 2017

Favorite pastime: She loves singing, "If You're Happy and You Know It," eating avocados and macaroni and cheese, swinging at the playground and giggling!

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Event Note

Tall Tales at the National Gallery of Art

Saturday, August 11, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 12, 11:30 a.m. Ages 6 and up Enjoy some highly unlikely story topics, from a greedy rat and a sailor cat to some flying dinosaurs and a lonely bear! Program includes "The Highway Rat" (Magic Light Pictures, United Kingdom 2017), "How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly" (Munro Ferguson, Canada 1995), "Bear Story" (Gabriel Osorio Vargas, Chile 2014), and "The Gallant Captain" (Katrina Mathers, Graeme Base, Australia 2013). Approximately 60 minutes.

Mommy Must Haves


Bring some fun into a child's room with the adorable designs from LampyPets. Perfect for countless summertime sleepovers, LampyPets can act as a normal desk lamp, or even a nightlight to keep the monsters away. All LampyPets are touch-sensored with three different dimmer settings and will last up to 20,000 hours. $59.99

5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

Just in time for summer road trip season, backseat adventures are now safer with the launch of Maxi-Cosi's revolutionary Magellan, a 5-in-1 convertible car seat designed to grow with your child from birth to age 10. The seat transitions between modes of use to accommodate children from 5 to 120 lbs., making it easy for parents to plan ahead as it is the only car seat they'll ever need. It's the only convertible car seat equipped with Maxi-Cosi's patented Adjustable Side Impact Protection. $349.99 Available at Amazon, Target, Buy Buy Baby and other specialty retailers.

Pop-Up Playhouses

When gifts are unwrapped, have you ever observed that to a child, often the box a toy came in is more appealing than the toy itself? Check out Sharingland's ( five playhouse models that unfold in a minute and are sturdy and inviting for preschoolers. Models include a Grand Palace, The Epic Castle, Space Odyssey, Ancestral Teepee and a Windmill Farm. Each Playhouse Kit retails for $99.99 and is available at