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Guest writer Linda Kerr lives in Fairfax County with her two kids. She and her clan venture out to find fun and excitement close to home that doesn't break the bank. Linda is currently writing a book on having kids less than two years apart (aka Baby Bunching). She can also be found writing at Monkey Business and for DC Metro Moms . With school out for summer, it's tricky to find fun things ... Read more >
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Do you feel it heating up after last week's cooler spell? Summer is back in a big way and just in time for the 4th of July! Besides seeking out air conditioned buildings and trips to the pool, how can you cool down without subjecting yourself to an excursion? Water play in your own yard and investigate the scientific properties of water! If your yard isn't big enough, take any of the ... Read more >
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Lacking plans for the beautiful weekend that is ahead of us? Well look no further! Here are my Being Savvy Washington DC picks for this weekend: Saturday- Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair On Saturday, the Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair will be held in Silver Spring, Maryland (just north of the DC line) for the very first time! Hosted by Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Crafty ... Read more >
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As the city editor of Being Savvy Washington DC, it is way too easy for me to get caught up in all the things there are to do in the area. As much as I want to do it all, sometimes the best days are the ones where there is no plan and nothing on our daily agenda. Days that lack scheduled playdates, errands to run, and appointments are rare and appreciated treat and the most likely time that the ... Read more >
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Luckily there's never a shortage of activities to cover in the DC Metro Area but sometimes I get so caught up in sharing all of the great things to do that I forget about resources right here on Savvy Source , parent site to Being Savvy DC. Savvy Source is an awesome resource for parents. I only wish that it was around when Little Miss Techie (now 4 1/2 ) was a baby to provide me with some ... Read more >
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Living in our Nation's Capital, we are a stone's throw from as much history as we can choose to absorb and landmarks at every turn. But waiting in line exposed to the elements as you wait to get into the Washington Monument isn't exactly the most child-friendly thing to do. How can you expose your toddler or preschooler to local history in an age appropriate way? Here are some ideas: Step back ... Read more >
Today is the third day in a row that I've devoted Being Savvy DC to the ways the Smithsonian Folklife Festiva l can be enjoyed by the whole family. I covered Bhutan , wrote about NASA, and am highlighting Texas today. My goal through this series is to provide you with a kid-friendly guide to enjoying each part of the Folklife Festival when it opens this Wednesday. After learning about space ... Read more >
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Today is the second of three days that I'm devoting Being Savvy DC to the ways the Smithsonian Folklife Festival can be enjoyed by the whole family. I covered Bhutan yesterday , am writing about NASA today, and will be highlighting Texas on Monday. My goal is to provide you with a kid-friendly guide to enjoying each part of the Folklife Festival when it opens this Wednesday. Little Miss ... Read more >
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It's coming The 2008 Smithsonian Folklife Festival . Now don't let the inclusion of folklife in the title scare you away. There is nothing folksy about the festival in any way, shape, or form. At least not in the years I've attended. And the Folklife Festival serves as a wonderful way to teach your child about different cultures both in the United States and around the world. This year the 42 ... Read more >
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This spring we took a family vacation to Boston. The Boston area will always be near and dear to my heart since it is where I spent two wonderful years during grad school . While I spent a lot of time studying, I also made sure to have plenty of fun. I used to love rockin' the clubs in Boston as an alternative to my coursework. Dressing up and hitting Lansdowne Street with a bunch of friends ... Read more >
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Leticia never had any inkling that she would end up in the DC Metro Area but now finds herself loving everything about living here except Beltway traffic. Born and raised in Northern California's Silicon Valley, this Bay Area native spent 6 years as a New Englander and then moved to the DC Metro Area to be closer to her now-husband and teach for a local school system. By day, Leticia spends...Read more >
Beth is a former corporate flunky turned corporate drop-out and now spends most of her time chasing her two kids; princess-obsessed brand-new preschooler, Mia, and food-obsessed chubbiest baby you've ever seen, Owen. She's a 30-year resident of Northern Virginia and enjoys dragging her kids to all the same places her parents used to drag her....Read more >
"It's like riding a bike." Our all-purpose metaphor for any skill which, learned once, comes casually back when tried again, usually much later. There's something joyful in this idea?some delight in both recalling the work it took to master the skill in the first place and the surprise with ...Read more >
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