Fall Farm Day at Hard Bargain Farm

Save the date for Fall Farm Day at Hard Bargain Farm on Saturday, October 26! Explore this Prince George's County 330-acre riverfront working farm and environmental education center. You and your family can participate in the educational activities just like students who visit for hands-on learning field trips. Activities include wetland exploration, hayrides, meeting the farm animals, strolling through the children's garden, arts and crafts, and more. Pack your own trash-free lunch and enjoy Read more...

Best Custom Printing for Schools, Teams and Clubs: Custom Ink Bethesda Row

Getting custom printed items for our kids' activities, sports and schools does not have to be hard. But it feels that way sometimes. Thankfully, we now have a local solution that makes designing and obtaining made-to-order items easy and enjoyable: Custom Ink Bethesda Row! Custom Ink is the online leader in high quality, custom apparel, and now they have a Bethesda Row storefront location. This is Custom Ink's first showroom in Maryland. I recently tried out the service to order Read more...

Best Baltimore Family Hotel: Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor

Our family getaway to Baltimore was relaxing and affordably luxe, thanks to the kid-friendly and convenient Kimpton Hotel Monaco Baltimore Inner Harbor and B&O American Brasserie. This summer we realized Alice, our eight year old, had not been to the National Aquarium Baltimore since she was nine months old. As a parent who has had a blog focused on outings for families near Washington, DC since 2008, this is totally a case of the shoemaker's child going barefoot. And Charlie, 15, and Eve, Read more...

Dance Classes, Camps and Birthday Parties: Bella Ballerina

Bella Ballerina's dance classes and celebrations for young dancers are full of magic and wonder, and Alice and I had a chance to experience that magic firsthand. We visited the Bella Ballerina Leesburg studio for a special mother-daughter Alice in Wonderland dance class and tea party. I was extremely impressed by the beautiful studio, the quality of the ballet mini-dance class Alice received as part of the celebration and the loving, kind teachers. The decorations and treats offered at Read more...

Bake for Good: Get Kids Involved in Service Learning

This is a sponsored post. As a mom, I'm always looking for easy ways to incorporate service learning and giving back locally with my kids. Finding a meaningful, yet kid-friendly, social good project is so important. King Arthur Flour's Bake for Good program and their local partnership with the City of Gaithersburg fits the bill. King Arthur Flour has teamed up with the City of Gaithersburg for their Hunger Awareness Month initiatives to fight local food insecurity. King Arthur Flour is Read more...

ZooAmerica Family Events and Hersheypark Lowest Ticket Price

  ZooAmerica in Hershey, PA Rocks Our DC area families loves a trip to nearby Hershey, Pennsylvania, "The Sweetest Place on Earth.  One of our favorite places to visit in Hershey is ZooAmerica, an accredited zoo committed to the conservation of North American wildlife and habitats. ZooAmerica is open all of March through the end of the year, and is just waiting for you to visit! They also have launched new programs this month especially for younger children.  Mommy & Me Read more...

Winter Wonder Bus Makes ZooLights and DC Outings Fun for Families

The holiday season is such a special time to head into DC, and the DC Circulator’s Winter Wonder Busmakes it even more fun with the family!

The DC Circulator’s Winter Wonder Bus is having its second annual run and is quickly becoming a local holiday tradition. This year, DC Circulator is sponsoring a seasonal shuttle from the Woodley Park Metro Station to the Smithsonian National Zoo for ZooLights, featuring the Winter Wonder Bus. You can ride this holiday express from 5-10 p.m. on Fridays, Read more...

Voice Lessons at Guitar Center Review

Charlie and Eve's voice lessons at Guitar Center have being going great!

As I wrote about earlier, my two oldest children children are participating in summer musicals and so we have turned to Guitar Center's voice lesson offerings. (This is thanks to an opportunity with The Motherhood Inc. to write about Guitar Center's lesson offerings.)

Charlie and Eve have both been receiving individual half-hour voice lessons at the downtown Silver Spring Guitar Center location. Until hearing from Read more...

All-American SummerFest Vacation at Gaylord National Resort

An awesome family vacation that feels summery, special and all-American is available to you all summer long, thanks to Gaylord National Resort's SummerFest, An All-American Celebration. Enjoy iconic activities and a memorable getaway that your family will love...without a long battle with traffic!

Gaylord National's SummerFest has an overnight package especially for families, the SummerFest Family Escape. This package includes

One night accommodations at Gaylord National Resort and access Read more...