See the Butterflies at Wings of Fancy at Brookside Gardens

Wings of Fancy is open at Brookside Gardens! Our family favorite spring and summer tradition is a visit to Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens at Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton, Maryland.  This will be our family's 15th year visiting the blue morphos and monarchs and more.Wings of Fancy allows you and your children the awesome experience of being able to walk amongst live butterflies from all over the world. Although you cannot touch the gorgeous Read more...

Find Your Ben’s Run by Clare Goldfogle

This piece is by Clare Goldfogle, who with her family founded Ben's Run in honor of her son Ben.While running one day in 2010, my friends and I had a serious discussion about what it would take to create our own neighborhood fundraising run in memory of my son, Ben, who had recently passed away. Could we pull off a run? Would anyone participate? Could we raise any money to help fight this horrific cancer that took Ben's life? All good questions that only raised even more questions the more Read more...

Girlfriend Getaway Near DC: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg

Have you been meaning to book a weekend away with your girlfriends? Because I have the perfect place for you all to stay: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg.Last weekend these three beauties and I left our husbands and kids behind and hit the road for a well-deserved girlfriends' getaway.That's Teach Mama Amy Mascott, The DC Moms' Sandie Angulo Chen, Justice Fergie Stacey Ferguson of Blogalicious fame, and me. As DJ Khaled is wont to say on SnapChat, the sun is shining on us!All Read more...

Cirque Dreams Holidaze in DC at MGM National Harbor 12/6 – 12/9

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at MGM: The most magical holiday show of the season!  Cirque Dreams opens its acclaimed Holidaze show at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on Wednesday, December 6th and runs through Saturday, December 9th. Get tickets before they are gone! For its 10th Anniversary National Tour, the critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza makes it way to the MGM National Harbor's gorgeous theater for this cirque spectacle. We cannot wait to see this show which reviewers say Read more...

The Best ICE at Gaylord National EVER: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

My family and I have made a holiday pilgrimage to experience Gaylord National Resort’s ICE! attraction each year since its inception. But I have to say, this year's display featuring the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favorite ICE! to date. If you have always wanted to don those snazzy blue parkas, see the colorful ice sculptures and slide down those massive ice slides, this year is the year!Of course, ICE! is just one element of Gaylord National Resort complete holiday Read more...

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Opens

Kids don't want to go Black Friday shopping...but they DO want to visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and the fun starts this Friday after Thanksgiving.You will start the holiday season by experiencing the theme park aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America! Christmas Town is also known for its festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows that make the spirit of Christmas come alive.Many Read more...

Visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement

If you are looking for an affordable but incredibly exciting walk through history, I have just the drivable trip for you. Head to the Yorktown's American Revolution Museum and Jamestown Settlement in America's Historic Triangle in Williamsburg, Virginia. Both of these destinations will make bring American history to life in a modern, engaging way for your family.The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation recently invited my family and I to take in the Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Read more...

Kings Dominion 2017: New Deals and Fun for Families

Kings Dominion is OPEN for the 2017 season, and open daily for Spring Break, April 7 - April 16! Kings Dominion is one of the best amusements parks in the nation, and it's just a quick drive for us Washington, DC area families - how lucky are we? The A Parent in Silver Spring family loves to visit Kings Dominion as much as possible, and so when the park opened last week we knew spring had finally sprung. Our day at the park was packed with brand new fun rides and ways for families to bond.Adults Read more...

Best Buddies PROM: Join me for this party with a purpose

Two parties. One purpose. A dynamic twist on the DC gala! On Friday, April 28th, Best Buddies Capital Region will host its fourth annual PROM at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center presented by Trade Center Management Associates in downtown DC. Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh's The Tommy Show is encouraging all of us fabulous DC party people to book our sitters and enjoy this amazing night out with him. My husband Chris and I are going, and the even with our VIP tickets the cost Read more...