Amanda McLaughlin

Amanda is an aspiring educational consultant, wife, and mama. She is originally from Northern New Jersey, but has lived in the DC area on and off since 2008 after attending GWU. Amanda’s business, Beyond The Books, was created to support new college graduates and parents through the transition from college life into adulthood. She has recently obtained a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy from SHU where she studied the relationship between parents and college-aged children. She loves binge watching tv shows with her husband, exercising on her Peloton bike, and exploring the city with her family.
trip to the movie theater

A Trip To The Movie Theater? Definitely!

A trip to the movie theater does not sound appealing to most these days. Well, I’m here to try and convince you otherwise. This winter we were anticipating yet another DC snow storm and were...
Passover books for kids

6 Kid-Friendly Books to Read About Passover

Looking for Passover books? The festival of Passover, also called Pesach, celebrates the Israelites leaving Egypt and gaining freedom. While understanding the meaning of Passover may be a bit complex for our little ones,...
Udvar-Hazy Center

A Trip To Udvar-Hazy

The National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center With the cold winters and unpredictable spring weather, playgrounds have just not been as enjoyable. Unfortunately, I have been nervous about taking my 3.5 year old...
Toddler summer camps in DC

10 Toddler-Friendly Summer Camps in DC

I cannot believe that I am searching for camps for my 3.5 year old, but here we are. Below is a list of summer camps for toddlers and preschoolers in DC. You can also visit...