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Being Savvy: Activities, things to do with your preschoolers, toddlers and kids in Washington DC, DC
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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Hi, I'm Beth, the new girl, and I'm going to be joining Leticia here at Being Savvy DC starting, well, now. I'll be focusing on things to do with your kids in and around Northern Virginia, and will probably even venture into the city or roam a bit father afield from time to time. I'm a not quite native of Northern Virginia, but have spent nearly 30 years in Fairfax and ... Read more >
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We read a lot around here. In fact, our collection of books spans six rooms in our house and is slightly embarrassing, if you want to know the truth. The children, of course, contribute their fair share to the piles of bound paper lying around. One of my favorite parts about reading to my kids is sharing books that I remember my parents reading to me. Here are a few of my favorites that I ... Read more >
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One of the fun things about having kids is the chance to start new traditions for your family. So far, most of our have been home-based because the kids are little and it is just easier, so we make gingerbread men on Thanksgiving morning and Christmas-themed sugar cookies on Christmas Eve. But I expect to be hauling the kids all over town before much longer, the same way my parents hauled ... Read more >
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I know, I know, I keep recommending books! But we spend a lot of our time reading books (or eating them, babies love paper), and I just can't help myself. Here are a few more suggestions of books to share with the kids in your life. Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French . I think this book is pretty funny, but my three year old doesn't quite get it. She does like the illustrations though and ... Read more >
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I come from a family that loves to cook. Holidays are an especially memorable time because of the favorite dishes that I've come to associate with each occasion and Christmas is all about cookies. Each year we made many different kinds of Christmas cookies that filled the house with the warmsmell of baking. Snickerdoodles rolled in red and green sugar, white powdered Russian tea cakes, brown ... Read more >
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Ah, what is Christmas without the annual viewing of all those old animated Christmas shows? I plan to share a few of my favorites with my daughter this year. If you are looking for a little quiet evening entertainment, consider one of these: How the Grinch Stole Christmas - 1966: Based on the classic Dr. Seuss book, this show features the evil Grinch with his too-small heart, and the ... 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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