Washington DC With Kids: Activities from A to Z

Washington, DC Things to Do with Kids from A-Z In honor of the end of the school year, I thought I would compile for you a list of suggested summer activities in the style of those bulletin board alphabets teachers staple above the chalkboard. I hope you and your family enjoy these 26+ outings as much as my family and I have!AMF Free Summer Bowling and Regal Cinema $1 Movies -- Summer is a great time for freebies from kid-oriented businesses, such as AMF's program of two free games per Read more...

Model Train Exhibit for Families September 10-11, 2011 to Benefit Noyes Children’s Library

When Charlie was a toddler and preschooler, NOTHING in the world fascinated him more than attending a model train exhibit. The moving trains, the tiny details, he would be engrossed for hours.And he still enjoys hitting a model train display, even at the ancient age of almost eight. Thankfully, there is a great one this weekend, for an even greater cause.From the Noyes Children's Library FoundationSmall trains mean big-time fun as a huge model railroad layout chugs into Kensington Read more...

Mourning the Metro Crash, Updates on Washington Post’s ‘Get There’

The Post is housing all articles and info compiled about the crash, tomorrow's commute and streaming video on 'Get There' - the transportation section of the Post online.I sincerely hope that you all have been able to connect with your friends and family. My deepest sympathy if your news has not been good. I know we're all thinking about those six persons that died, their families, and the 76 or so persons that were injured (50 of whom are "walking wounded," according to Mayor Fenty's press conference.)We're Read more...

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore: Family Fun With or Without the Big T

Jodifur just wrote a hilarious account and photo diary of her and her family's "Day Out with Thomas" experience at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore.My own 4 and 2 year olds are train-crazy and this obsession has become a family pastime that has taken us to the National Capital Trolley Museum, Strasburg Railroad in Lancaster County, Walkersville Southern Railroad and the B&O ourselves. I also believe that we should own stock in the Wheaton and Cabin John mini trains, have brought a travel Read more...

Things Learned from Lovely Listservs

Do you read your neighborhood or local parenting listservs? They are wonderful and make our modern, urban world feel like we're back in time chewing the fat at the general store. Just search for your neighborhood or town's name on the Yahoo! Groups main page, and search for "moms" or "parents" and your town's name if you are looking for parenting-specific forums.Here's what I have recently learned from the listservs in my 'hood and mamaland, in no particular order:Wheaton Plaza now has an electric Read more...