Want to go to the top of the Washington Monument with kids? We (finally!) zoomed 500 feet into the air (on a fast elevator) and think you can do it too! Visiting the Washington Monument seems to be on...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the images below for a guide specific to that topic. Enjoy!
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...
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 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,...
Missing travel? Take your kids on a virtual journey around the globe — and beyond — with these kids' "travel" books If you are anything like me, then this fall might find you pining for the days of old. Remember...
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...

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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...