Spring is here!! Finally, the weather is getting warmer, flowers are blooming, and trees are beginning to show their new leaves. The beginning of spring offers so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature with your family. This...
Located in Herndon, Virginia, Frying Pan Farm is a great place to visit with young kids. There's a petting zoo, a working farm, a carousel, even a playground! With a variety of activities and things to look at, it's...
I think the first time I really started using lavender was when preparing to bring home my first baby. We got our room all ready, complete with a diffuser that I would fill with lavender essential oil. We used...
One thing I have been waiting to share with my toddler is winter sports!  If you are looking for a quick day trip or weekend away for skiing with your young kids (Ages 4+), head out to any of...
My little guy and I are always excited for a party or balloon drop so when New Year's Eve comes around, we're ready to go! Honestly, my old-in-bed-by-9 pm but would prefer a "Noon Years Eve" party any day. Here...
Recently my husband and I snuck away for a luxurious Conrad staycation in Washington, DC. We were instantly reminded of how magical and beautiful downtown DC is! When my husband and I first moved to DC in 2008, we spent so many...
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...
Summer is approaching and it's the perfect time for a vacation—maybe even an international one! But don't allow delays in getting your child a passport to delay your travel plans. Navigating and obtaining a passport for your child can be...
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. If you want to enjoy the warm weather, outdoor options this month include movies, lots...
This Halloween Family-Friendly Events Guide is sponsored by BrightHorizons®. BrightHorizons® knows childhood is a treasured time and they believe it is their responsibility to provide environments and experiences that capture the joys of childhood, nurture each child’s individual growth and...
If you're hankering for a little getaway, consider Richmond for a day trip! We recently spent a spontaneous Saturday exploring Virginia's capital city and can't wait to go back to see even more. From delicious food to outdoor fun...
“It has the best of it all…great nature with great history!” That is what my 8 year old son said about our day trip to Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary, and he is not wrong. Mallows Bay was designated...
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...
Do you have friends with little kids visiting from out-of-state or internationally? Or, live in Maryland or Virginia and are planning a day trip to D.C.? Check out the perfect Washington, DC itinerary for kids, below. And make the...

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December Family-Friendly Events Guide

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December is here, and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for family fun. In addition to the events compiled here, please check out...