Kids’ consignment stores are amazing. Where else can you sell your kids’ hand-me downs, shop for gently used items at a 30-50% discount from retail, and help reduce the growing environmental impact of clothing waste? Kids' consignment is financially...
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...
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...
Hey D.C. Area Families...  Let’s talk summer camp. This year camp is more important than ever for our children. It’s time to let our kids be kids: socialize, adventure, meet new people, and get outside to experience the activities of...
A trip to the movie theater does not sound appealing to most these days. Well, I’m here to try and convince you otherwise. This winter we were anticipating yet another DC snow storm and were stumped what to do... how...
“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 on a daily basis, their interest in aviation...
The Washington, DC area has gobs of activities, events, nature, museums, etc. Here is our list of 101 best things to do with kids in the Washington, DC area. This is broken up by indoor, outdoor, and based in...
The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center With the cold winters and unpredictable spring weather, playgrounds have just not been as enjoyable. Unfortunately, I have been nervous about taking my 3.5 year old to indoor places the last...
The DMV area has an abundance of nature parks nearby. You can see a waterfall, various wildlife, and serene rivers, depending on which park you choose to walk or hike in. Walks or hikes in nature can be great self-care,...
Celebrating Black History Month during a pandemic can present indoor challenges. So here's a guide on how to celebrate outdoors. Many museums are closed or have limited entry, and let’s face it, sometimes scheduling advance tickets is not part of...
A few weeks ago, I planned a spa day with my best friend, and it was absolute heaven with some much-needed self-care. The only difficult part was choosing which DC area spa to spend our limited time away from...
Valentine's Day can be triggering to so many different moms. Several moms might have loving relationships with their partners, some moms may feel disconnected from their partners for whatever reason, other moms may feel isolated without that partner to...
This 2022 I want to encourage everyone to participate in more kid-friendly international and cultural events for your family. Washington, D.C. is home to people of more than 170 nationalities and ethnic groups, making it one of the most...
Our snowy weather probably got you thinking about skiing. Maybe you grew up skiing. Maybe you didn't but want to learn. Maybe you want your kids to learn. Either way, here is the ultimate family guide to skiing with kids...

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Government Shutdown Resources and Information for Families

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I know we're all feeling a little bit anxious about the possibility of a(nother) government shutdown and the unexpected loss of income. It's a...