How do we celebrate Diwali? Diwali, often called the Festival of Lights, celebrates a story of good triumphing over evil. It’s the largest festival in India, my husband’s home country.  We’ve celebrated Diwali in San Francisco, Sydney and northern Virginia....
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...
With baseball season in full swing, I’m excited to take my kids to a few games. It wasn’t too long ago when my husband and I were total rookies at bringing our one little boy to sporting events, and...
Why do we love Organic Valley? Let us count the ways. From supporting a farmer-owned co-op of 1,700 small farms to sustainability and from premium animal care to quality taste and value, we simply love their products for our...
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 Gitika Kaul! Each month we...
Two years (and maybe a month, give or take): that's how long we were COVID-free. That's if you start counting from the lockdowns for "two weeks" that started back in March 2020. I remember those early days. We were petrified...
Are you ready for some free summer fun in 2022? Here is our epic guide to 50 local, kid-friendly excursions we’re putting on our bucket list for the summer—and even better, many of these fun outings are free. Start...
It's time to get in nature! There are lots of ways to enjoy spring and summer with u-pick produce (including strawberry picking), markets, and farm fun. Farms with a 🍓emoji have u-pick produce available. Be sure to CALL the farm...
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...
Looking for Passover books? The festival of Passover, also called Pesach, celebrates the Israelites leaving Egypt and gaining freedom. While understanding the meaning of Passover may be a bit complex for our little ones, we’ve created a list of...
Bluebells, tulips, and daffodils, oh my! If you're looking to soak up all of spring's glory, you can't miss these nature gems. Fresh blooms visually say, “Spring has arrived." My family has enjoyed making traditions (old and new) out...
“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 National Cherry Blossom Festival is back! After a long winter and an even longer pandemic, we can finally enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival with kids again. Spring has sprung in the nation's capital. The weather is beautiful....
Cherry blossom season is upon us once again! Peak bloom is expected to occur between March 22nd and March 25th. Best viewing is typically 4-7 days after the peak (keep in mind that shifts in weather could alter the...

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10 Best Coffee Shops in Maryland

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Let's visit the best coffee shops in Maryland. After a hectic time with the kids, is there anything better than a couple solo hours...