Guide to Spring Fun

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

13 Best Farmers Markets in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia

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With peak produce season under way, I am so excited to write about my favorite farmers markets in the DMV area.  In addition to...

Father’s Day Gifts for Landscape Lovers

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Is the father in your life a landscaping lover? If so, this is a Father's Day landscape gift guide just for you. I say...
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Have A Little Flyer? Don’t Miss These DC Aviation Attractions!

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“Go, go, go!” My two little boys are interested in anything and everything that moves (planes, trains and automobiles, anyone?). Since we drive by...

3 Ways to Celebrate Your Senior!

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With the school year coming to close, high school seniors are looking towards graduation and their plans for the future. Moms are watching the...

Let’s Get Physical: Synetic Theater’s Summer Camp

Since 1996, children and families throughout Northern Virginia and the DMV have delighted in Synetic Theater’s Summer Camps, which offer fun, friends, and arts-based...
5 tips on parenting by a non-expert

5 Tips on Parenting by a Non-Expert

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I like experts and have relied on them many a time over the course of my life for various matters, parenting included. As a...

Top Places to Get a Kids Haircut

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Most kids eventually get their hair cut. As much as I’d love to do it at home, I do not have the skills to...

4 Ways to Promote Civic Engagement with Children

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In honor of election season, let’s talk about how to promote civic engagement with children. While this is not a political article, I do...

Food Clean-Out: Taking a Freezer Inventory

Does this sound familiar? You're looking for an ingredient for dinner that you KNOW you've purchased. After much searching, you can't find it and...

Ultimate Spray Parks, Splash Pads, and Water Parks Guide for DC, MD, and...

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This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart, and updated by Stephanie Shipman, and Courtney Whittington. One of the best places...

Matrescence: The Unspoken Chapter of Motherhood

I want to shine a light on something that doesn't get nearly enough airtime: matrescence. It’s the term used to describe the emotional rollercoaster...
Favorite Things

DC Area Moms’ Favorite Things 2024

As moms, we love knowing where to find the best things, services, and businesses for our family. Plus, it's important to share about and...

To Motherless Mothers on Mother’s Day

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I joined the club no one wants to be a part of nine years ago, the club of women who lost their mothers too...

Cameron Normand: Mom of the Month [May 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,...

30+ Best Places to See and Experience Animals

Animals are magical, wild, and super cute. If your kids are anything like ours, we love to see animals all over the DMV (DC,...

5 Ways to Support Foster Parents

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I get asked a lot about how people can help support foster parents. And I love that question because I truly believe that more...

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Small Businesses

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Mother's Day is almost here! Are you ready? If not, we've got the inspiration you need. Here are some special Mother's Day gifts and...

8 Trends to Wear to School Drop Off

Spring is truly here! With the weather so nice out, it makes me think about dressing nicer most days. Lucky for us, some trends...

The DC Area’s Best Childcare Providers

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One of the first decisions many parents make (sometimes even before their child is born!) is where they'll send their little ones to daycare....

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HAPPENING THIS WEEK

May
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Kids Yoga @ Spine Wellness Center
9135 Piscataway Rd Suite 310, Clinton, MD 20735
9:30 am
May
11
Kids Yoga @ Spine Wellness Center
9135 Piscataway Rd Suite 310, Clinton, MD 20735
9:30 am
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18
Kids Yoga @ Spine Wellness Center
9135 Piscataway Rd Suite 310, Clinton, MD 20735
9:30 am
May
21
32nd Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
5:00 pm
May
25
Kids Yoga @ Spine Wellness Center
9135 Piscataway Rd Suite 310, Clinton, MD 20735
9:30 am

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Travel

Weekend Trip to Visit Gatlinburg, TN

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Our teenager plays basketball and his team ends their year with a tournament in Gatlinburg, TN. Last year, we went with a 5-month-old baby...

A Trip to Charlottesville with Kids

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Charlottesville is often thought of as a getaway for adults. The wineries! The breweries! The restaurants! The cute boutiques! But it's also surprisingly family-friendly...

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