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 this, not because I think all Father’s love garage stuff and lawn care, but because...
“Go, go, go!” My two little boys are interested in anything and everything that moves (planes, trains and automobiles, anyone?). Since we drive by Reagan National Airport and see planes overhead often, their interest in aviation has soared (pun...
With the school year coming to close, high school seniors are looking towards graduation and their plans for the future. Moms are watching the lasts of year go by. The last homecoming, basketball game, prom, and finals week. I'm...
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 movement experiences that culminate in performance fit for the stage.  Here, Synetic Artistic Associate Vato Tsikurishvili,...
I like experts and have relied on them many a time over the course of my life for various matters, parenting included. As a society, we need them. But sometimes it's refreshing to bring it down to us commoners...
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 do so. I cut my husband’s hair twice during the pandemic, and let’s just say...
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 want to encourage us as moms and citizens to talk with our children about civics...
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 give up and frustratingly have to pivot your meal plan. Or consider this scenario: you...
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 to beat the heat during the dog days of summer is to play in the...
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 of becoming a mom. What is Matrescence? Matrescence is our transition into motherhood, like adolescence but with...
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 support local businesses--something that makes our area so unique! We are thrilled to share our...
I joined the club no one wants to be a part of nine years ago, the club of women who lost their mothers too soon. I am a motherless mother. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s always too soon...
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, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Cameron Normand. Each month we...
Animals are magical, wild, and super cute. If your kids are anything like ours, we love to see animals all over the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. We are so fortunate to have so many options. Spring is an...

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Guide to Outdoor Movies in DC, MD, and VA

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There’s something truly magical about watching a movie outdoors, and the Washington, DC area offers a myriad of venues where you can enjoy your...