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Being Savvy: Activities, things to do with your preschoolers, toddlers and kids in Washington DC, DC

Come Fly With Me and Learn About Airplanes!


What is it about airplanes that children find fascinating? Even before we had children, my husband and I loved to park ourselves at the end of the runway by National Airport and watch planes take off and land. Officially called Gravelly Point, this hot spot is easily accessible when driving to and from National Airport or from the Mount Vernon Trail path. It is a great place to stop as you ... Read more >

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Trains and Other Modes of Transportation on Rails


My toddler is obsessed with trains. He knows the best places to spot trains and Metros while riding in the car and has a keen ear that always alerts him to approaching trains. For train lovers, there are many opportunities to get up close and personal with trains in the DC Metro Area and beyond. The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore is a train lover's paradise. Cases upon cases of model trains ... Read more >

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Top 5 Things to Do in the DC Area on a Rainy Day


Top 5 Things to Do in the DC Area on a Rainy Day Sometimes rainy days make me want to curl up on the couch underneath a blanket with my two children cuddled close with a stack of books for a reading marathon. Other times we feel like we've been stuck in the house for days and need to escape. National Building Museum's Building Zone - - My children love anything construction related so we hop ... Read more >

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50 Things To Do in the DC Metro Area With a Child Before They Grow Up


In no particular order, here's a list of 50 things to do in the DC Metro Area with a child before they grow up: Head out the night before and brave the elements for your tickets to the White House Easter Egg Roll just to say you've done it Witness the beauty of the cherry blossoms at the Jefferson Memorial at their peak Go kayaking at Mason Neck State Park in Virginia since it is a great place ... Read more >

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Three Days in and Around DC: Day 2- National Harbor


Today's Three Days In and Around Washington, DC travel guide comes courtesy of guest writer, Jessica McFadden. Jessica is quickly becoming a household name among parents looking for things to do in and around Montgomery County, Maryland on a daily basis. She founded A Parent in Silver Spring , 50% humorous mommy blog and 50% DC-burbs local resource website, and also writes about great family ... Read more >

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Come Fly With Me: College Park Aviation Museum


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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Kicking off the New Year


So, schools have been closed for a long, long time now and I'm sure many of us are looking for ways to get the kids out the house for a day. The good news is that many things are open on New Year's Day. Here are my recommendations for getting the new year kicked off to an educational start. The Smithsonian - all Smithsonian museums are open tomorrow, and most open at 10 ... Read more >

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Day Trip: B & O Railroad Museum


If someone in your house likes, loves, or is obsessed with trains then the B & O Railroad Museum is the place for you. The B & O Railroad Museum is conveniently located in Baltimore, also known as the birthplace of American railroading. The museum makes for a fabulous day trip far enough from the DC Metro Area but close enough that you can make sure that you don??t mess up nap time. We ... 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 Hoffman

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 >

Garden Science


Science and young children.... Can those words possibly belong in the same sentence? Making babies and caring for newborns can, of course, seem like one giant, marvelous science experiment from the parental point of view. But now that our milky bundles have turned into something resembling small human beings, ...Read more >

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