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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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We were introduced to Rocknoceros a year ago during their performance at a local coffee house and became hooked. Ever since then we've been checking their online calendar and following them around the DC Metro Area like groupies. Hailing from Northern Virginia, Rocknoceros' Coach Cotton, Boogie Woogie Benny, and Willie Bob have been friends since they were kids. Now these three dads play gigs ... Read more >
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Happy Wednesday! If you are reading this with nothing on the agenda this morning and happen to be close to Downtown Silver Spring , today is the start of Little Tots Summer Fun Series . Beginning at 10:30 am every other Wednesday there will be children's performances, in-store activities, specials at the stores, arts and crafts, and more! Here's the summer lineup: June 11- Flumpa and Friends ... Read more >
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Everyone I know raves about Imagination Stage . All the preschool moms I know say that their classes are world class and hold them in the highest regard. Their fantastic performances are a fabulous way to introduce the performing arts and now Imagination Stage has a Story Theater series geared just for the preschool and toddler set. Not only am I excited about having a family activity that ... Read more >
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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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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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Guest contributor Linda Kerr lives in Fairfax County with her two children. She and her clan venture out to find cheap fun and excitement close to home. Linda is currently writing a book on having kids less than two years apart (aka Baby Bunching). She writes at Monkey Business and for DC Metro Moms . While there's no shortage of things to do in the area during the summertime, one of the ... Read more >
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Nothing says summer like enjoying music outside while you get your groove on with your kids with a cold drink in hand. Summer isn't quite over yet but it will be before you know it. With free Metro accessible concerts almost every day of the week, you can be sure to catch some live music before the summer ends. Enjoy free music on Wednesdays at Stathmore's Gudelsky Concert Pavilion Gazebo ... Read more >
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Today's Being Savvy Washington DC guest contributor is Jennifer Buzzell . Jen is a former public school music teacher who strongly believes in the importance of the performing arts. Today she shares how performing arts are integral to a child's learning and provides a list of ideas where to find great opportunities for the whole family. Let's start out with a pop quiz! Q : Are the arts an ... Read more >
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No, not that High School Musical, I mean an actual high school musical. My husband and three year old went to one a couple of weeks ago and it was a huge hit. Well ok , the first two hours were a huge hit, then she'd had enough sitting still and asked to go home. But still! Singing! Dancing! Big kids! Tickets to buy and give to someone and then stubs to keep in your pocket for months! A ... Read more >
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There's a new venue in Montgomery County that's great for the whole family! The Montgomery Cinema and Drafthouse recently opened its doors and shows first-run movies, Sunday afternoon and Monday night Redskins games, and live comedy, magical, and musical performances. We went to the new Drafthouse to catch a performance of local favorite kid-rock band, Rocknoceros , and to see what the new ... 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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