Mari-Jane Williams

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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

Think your kids don’t notice how much time you spend checking e-mail and social media? Think again.

  • Aug 6, 2014

PE, art and music reinforce math and reading lessons for 400 students in Prince William County

  • Aug 6, 2014

Getting that diagnosis can be overwhelming. Building a network of other parents of kids with autism, and adults on the spectrum, can help you navigate the road ahead.

  • Jul 30, 2014

The new school year is just around the corner, and one thing that most students need is a good backpack.

  • Jul 29, 2014

The city uses fun activities to convey lessons about confidence and team-building.

  • Jul 14, 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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