Guide to an Amazing Summer!

Events, the Best Playgrounds, Summer Camps, Birthday Ideas, Outdoor Play, Play Places, and more!

3 Tips to Pack Summer Camp Lunches

Need tips to pack summer camp lunches?! Summer is underway, which brings along crazy camp activities with multiple drop-offs, juggling work schedules, and, of...

What To Do If You’re Laid Off While Pregnant

Two months before I was due to give birth, I was pregnant and laid off from my company. It is tough to get laid...

Best Swim Lessons in DC, MD, and VA

Learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill for everyone. Take swim lessons in the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland area from these local...

Zero Screen Time on our 2,551 Mile Summer Road Trip

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What would you say if I told you that I took my 7 and 9-year-old children on a road trip over the summer—without screen...

Why Being a Mom to a Tween Rocks!

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You know, that magical stage between childhood and full-blown teenagehood? Enter tweens! These fascinating creatures exist in the space between childhood and the whirlwind...

Goal-Getter Mom: Finding Fulfillment on a Career Pause

In 2022, with the support of my husband, I did something I never thought I’d do: I paused my career for motherhood. At first, it...

Vital Nanny Share FAQs and Tips

Remember those early pandemic days, when childcare options were scarce and uncertainty loomed? That's when I, like many other parents, stumbled upon the wonderful...

Nanny Share 101: All of Your Questions Answered

My family has been part of a nanny share since the beginning of the pandemic, when our daycare closed. It was a great option...

Tips for a Minimally Stressful Senior Year

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Last month, my daughter graduated from high school. She's headed off to college with a substantial scholarship from her top choice school and I...
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7 Places to Visit Aquatic Animals

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Aquatic animals occupy a special place in my kids' imaginations. So we regularly visit our aquatic friends. To me, it seems like a very...
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11 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in the DC Area

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The 4th of July is especially fun in the DC area. Parades, fireworks, baseball games...there is so much to choose from. Here are eleven...
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Kayla Connor: Mom of the Month [June 2024]

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The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms. There are working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms,...
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July Family-Friendly Events Guide

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Summer is in full swing and there are a lot of family-friendly events going on in the DC area sure to entertain and enlighten!...

101 Best Things to Do with Kids in the Washington, DC Area

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The Washington, DC area has gobs of activities, events, nature, museums, etc. Here is our list of 101 best things to do with kids...

10 Waterfalls in Maryland & Virginia – Plus A Few DC “Waterfalls”

Want to see some waterfalls, but don't want to travel to Hawaii to see them (even if you do, that's a long airplane ride...
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Organizing your Summer Days so Everyone Stays Chill

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Let's organize your summer bucket list to create an epic summer! Are you dreading the long, hot, humid summer days or excited for the...

Easy Backyard Activities for Kids

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My kids are old enough now that I can open the back door to our yard which offers easy backyard activities for kids without...

Top Juneteenth Events for Families

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Happy Juneteenth! We celebrate freedom from slavery for all enslaved people on this day. On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed legislation making...

Epic DC Summer Bucket List: 50 Free or Cheap Outings for Kids and Families!

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Are you ready for free, frolicking summer fun with kids in 2024? Enjoy our guide with 50 local, kid-friendly, fun excursions on our Epic...

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Zero Screen Time on our 2,551 Mile Summer Road Trip

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What would you say if I told you that I took my 7 and 9-year-old children on a road trip over the summer—without screen...

101 Best Things to Do with Kids in the Washington, DC...

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The Washington, DC area has gobs of activities, events, nature, museums, etc. Here is our list of 101 best things to do with kids...

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