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Summer is coming to an end and that means baseball season is coming to a close too. If you are a fan of the game and want to enjoy another game before next spring or are looking for an affordable way to take the entire family to a game, then get online and purchase some tickets a Baltimore Orioles game this month. Throughout the month of September you can buy tickets to all Baltimore Orioles' ... Read more >
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It's back to school time! Whether your child is going to preschool or entering a new world of kindergarten, the following books are all about starting school: I Don't Want to Go to School by Weiss and Bennet provides a light, engaging response to children when they tell you they don't want to go to school. Wow! School! By Robert Neubecker shares the enthusiasm that many children have about ... Read more >
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With the month ending on Sunday and older siblings are heading back to school, I thought I'd provide a list of my favorite activities that can easily carry into September: Brookside Gardens is a place to visit each season. Changing leaves and glorious fall colors makes this a wonderful cooler weather destination. As winter approaches, head over for Garden of Lights, a beautiful light display ... Read more >
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Are you looking for a fun inexpensive kid-friendly museum outing in DC that will be as much fun for you as the kids? If so, pack a lunch and take a trip to the National Mall to see Jim Henson's Fantastic World . Last weekend we hopped aboard the Metro (which is an adventure of its own for my two children!) and disembarked at the Smithsonian stop to walk less than a block to the Smithsonian ... Read more >
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Our Aunt Amy is a planetary geophysicist and has fostered a love of science and all things space related to our two children. 2 year old Captain Computer loves being able to recognize and say Saturn while Little Miss Techie is always asking us to e-mail her wonderful aunt with her most recent questions about the moon and planets. To supplement their education with what their aunt teaches them, ... Read more >
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Sometimes the hottest days in the DC area are the ones in late August and early September. How can you cool off when local pools begin to cut back hours and you are dying for some cool relief? Try some of these great ideas, some of which are from The Savvy Source Activity Resource : Take a trip to the grocery store and linger in the frozen food aisle Pick up a box of popsicles and do some ... Read more >
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We just went to Brookside Gardens and as much as I love going there, each time we go, I'm reminded how wonderful it is. Located in Wheaton, Maryland, Brookside Gardens is 50 acres of free tranquility and beauty that can wear your child out! One of my favorite features is the Japanese Tea House . Accessible by a stone path or a wooden footbridge, the Japanese Tea House is a place to enjoy some ... Read more >
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My grandfather loved boating and fishing and while I never had the same level of passion for the sport that he did, I did like hooking little worms on my hook and waiting for the fish to bite. Most of the time my patience was rewarded by small blue gill that my brother and I liked catching and releasing. Other times we came up empty handed. Nevertheless, the process of fishing- baiting the line, ... Read more >
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Guest writer Linda Kerr lives in Fairfax County with her two children. She and her clan venture out to find fun and excitement close to home that doesn't break the bank. Great indoor places for kids and moms to escape the heat, rain, cold, snow are few and far between. Finding a great indoor place that suits both mom and children of so many ages is a jewel. Jammin Java in Vienna is one of ... Read more >
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This past weekend we were invited to a birthday party at the College Park Aviation Museum and while we haven't been there in awhile, we were reminded of what a wonderful treasure this museum is for the toddler and preschool set. The College Park Aviation Museum is located across from Route 1 from the University of Maryland College Park campus. The building is on the grounds of the world's oldest ... 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 >
Where do we begin if we want to make good citizens out of our young children? For parents of preschoolers, mere mention of this idea may seem absurdly lofty. We're still mired in the minutiae of picky eating habits, playground supervision and bedtime rituals. Can't the civics lessons wait ...Read more >
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