It's summer, AKA patio season! With kids, patio season might mean something different—maybe you bring your kids to a happy hour/early dinner on a patio, or perhaps you do a family breakfast or brunch before the rush of kids'...
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...
The thoughts presented in this volunteer article are the writer’s and do not represent views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note that with COVID-19, not all of these suggestions can be done right now, but you...
It’s hot out and the perfect time to treat yourself (and your kids) to ice cream! We talked to several local moms about their favorite neighborhood ice cream shops. These scoop shops have been taste-tested and are both kid...
Capitol Hill is full of parks with playgrounds. And everyone loves a good park, especially when it’s that perfect day with perfect weather. So how do you know which ones to go to? Honestly, you cannot go wrong with...
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...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: 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 Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD! Each month we will...
Many of our area's annual fireworks displays and other public gatherings are back after a couple of years of COVID-related cancellations. Here are twelve ways you can celebrate our nation's 246th birthday in the DC area. Whatever you do,...
Since 1996, children and families throughout Northern Virginia area and the DMV have delighted in Synetic Theater’s Summer Camps. These camps offer fun, friends, and arts-based movement experiences that culminate in performance fit for the stage.  Here, Synetic Camp Director Ashton...
The thoughts presented in this Sanitation Workers article are the writer’s thoughts and do not represent the views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note that with COVID-19, not all of these suggestions can be done right...
In the span of a week, I found myself complacent in feeling numb as a parent. First, my child had been a close contact with Covid three times in a matter of days. Three times. And each time, I...
I love kids’ clothes. Dressing my two kids brings me joy, and I’m going to do it until they absolutely refuse! There’s a problem though. As moms know well, kids wear these adorable outfits for about two minutes before...
Summer is finally here and it's time to start enjoying all that the season has to offer! June offers DC-area residents so many options for family fun. This month, families can enjoy a variety of events to celebrate Pride...
In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, here are 15 children's books centered on AANHPI characters and their experiences.  The AANHPI community is filled with rich heritage, culture, traditions, and unique contributions to American...

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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

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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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