Mari-Jane Williams

ReporterWashington, D.C.


If you’re at a loss for words, a question or compassionate smile is always better than misplaced sympathy.

  • Sep 18, 2014

Meshia Adams is living with kidney disease, and trying to help other patients cope.

  • Sep 17, 2014

We aren’t saints, and we aren’t feeling sorry for ourselves. We’re just parents.

  • Sep 15, 2014

The annual ritual is more than just a recruiting opportunity for the PTO or Girl Scouts, though. It’s a chance to find out what is really going on in your child’s classroom.

  • Sep 8, 2014

Program collects leftover goods from Dale City market and delivers them to ACTS and SERVE food pantries.

  • Sep 7, 2014

New supplies, new clothes, new teachers and sometimes a new school can be overwhelming. Here are ways to ease anxiety.

  • Aug 22, 2014

The meals that launched a million jokes have gotten serious about nutriion.

  • Aug 20, 2014

Experts offer suggestions to ease the transition to having lockers, multiple teachers and more responsibility.

  • Aug 20, 2014

When your child’s favorite team becomes a political statement, it’s time to pack away the T-shirts and hats.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Celebrating its 65th year, the event blends old-school farm fun and midway attractions.

  • Aug 13, 2014
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A lifelong resident of Northern Virginia, Mari-Jane Williams covers parenting and family issues for Local Living and schools for the Prince William and Loudoun Extras. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, two kids and cat. When she’s not parenting, she’s reading or cooking. And she is waiting patiently for the local football team to return to its former glory.
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