Summer is coming to an end. The school year is starting again and pumpkin spice is beginning to sneak its way back into almost everything, so Fall must be around the corner. (Fall officially begins on September 22nd.) This month,...
Whether you are a summer iced black coffee or specialty coffee enthusiast, Northern Virginia offers some of the best coffee shops. Whether you are having a one-on-one meeting, a social gathering, a playgroup meetings, or just craving craving baked...
Here are the 10 best carousels in the Washington, DC area for families. Kids (and adults!) will be thrilled and you'll make a fun memory. And get some pics for Instagram! Text a buddy and plan a playdate at...
Like many others, my family is trying to soak up the last days of summer before the hustle and bustle of the school year starts. So last weekend, we decided to enjoy a picnic lunch by the beach. I...
Do you have the need... the need for mead?? Okay, maybe you don't even know what mead is... or a meadery for that matter. Think of it as going to a winery, only mead is alcohol made by fermenting honey mixed...
For part three of DC Area Moms “Momcation” series, we bring you some locations that are a plane ride away. In our first two articles, we looked at staycations and locations an easy drive away from the area.  Sometimes you...
This is the second article in a three-part series highlighting three different types of staycation or vacation destinations for "momcations." Co-authored by Caroline Quat and Stephanie Shipman. If you want to venture a bit further than a staycation, check out...
This is the first article in a three-part series highlighting three different types of momcation staycation or vacation destinations for moms. Co-authored by Caroline Quat and Stephanie Shipman. Being a mom is a tough job that requires lots of self-care...
Colorful and vibrant large-scale murals are popping up all over building facades in the DC area over the last several years. Street art is having a moment (thank you, Instagram!) and Washingtonians have taken notice. Locals and visitors alike...
The summer is going by so quickly, but never fear, there is still plenty of family-friendly summer fun to be had at a variety of August events. There are concerts, county fairs, movies, a Renaissance festival, and more. For...
Food halls seem to be the newest trend, and the DC area isn’t immune. Finding the top food halls in the DC area can be tough, as the concentration of them has increased in the past couple of years....
Lancaster PA is close enough that you can make it a day trip, but if you are planning to go, make sure to spend a day or two more in the area! My kids are 4 and 2 years...
What could be more glorious for the end of summer than some time spent picking—or even just admiring—sunflowers? Here are the best sunflower fields in the DC area for seeing sunflowers from late summer to early autumn, in fields planted on...
If you have budding scientists, or just dinosaur-loving kiddos, the Washington DC area is a great place to be! Of course, you can visit the museums like the free Museum of Natural History in DC and the great dinosaur...

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...

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