Julie Hart

Julie is a proud born and bred Texan, but has called DC home since 2001. She studied at the University of Texas and then moved to DC to get her MPA at the George Washington University. Julie worked for ten years for a Member of Congress, where she loved working to impact public policy. In 2013, her world turned inside out when she gave birth to twins and decided to become a stay-at-home mom. Currently Julie lives in the H Street Corridor with her husband, two kids, and their increasingly grouchy senior dog, Presley. Yes, please: movie dates with her husband, trying new restaurants, exploring DC with her kids, last minute road trips, being outdoors, festivals (of any kind), girls’ night out, and a rainy day with “Pride and Prejudice.” No, thank you: hot and humid summers, mistreating animals, Legos (ouch!), public speaking, laundry, raw fish

January Family-Friendly Events Guide

Happy New Year to you and your family! With plunging temperatures and increases in COVID positivity rates, families in the DMV may find it challenging to find ways to get out and enjoy our...

December Family-Friendly Events Guide

December is here, and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for family fun. In addition to the events compiled here, please check out our guide to Hanukkah Happenings, our 2021 Holiday Light Display Guide,...

Mom of the Month: Marianne Hamilton Lopez {November 2021}

The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Marianne Hamilton...
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Nonprofit Giving Guide for the Holidays

This is the time of year when many of us look for ways to make a positive impact on communities. We'd like to help bring a little more brightness to the lives of strangers....

November Family-Friendly Events Guide

November is a time to celebrate the peak of fall and all the good things that the holiday season brings, including precious time with your family. If you are looking for fun things to...

Halloween Happenings Guide 2021

Our 2021 Halloween Events Guide is brought to you by Sam Sheibani. Buying or selling a home can seem like a challenge, especially in the current market conditions. Add to that juggling work from home,...
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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

This guide is brought to you in partnership with City Bonfires, the personal, portable, reusable, locally made bonfire. These bonfires are a great way to make memorable fall memories together. And they make a great...

September Family-Friendly Events Guide 2021

Summer is coming to an end. The school year is starting again and pumpkin spice will soon begin to sneak its way back into almost everything, so Fall must be around the corner. (Fall officially...
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August Family-Friendly Events Guide

The summer is going by so quickly, but never fear, there is still plenty of family-friendly summer fun to be had at a variety of August events. There are concerts, county fairs, movies, a...
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A Day Trip to Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary

“It has the best of it all…great nature with great history!” That is what my 8 year old son said about our day trip to Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary, and he is...

July Family-Friendly Events Guide

Summer did not enter the room subtly this year. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, most July events are outdoors. Some fun, family-friendly outdoor options this month include movies, music, river tours, checking out awe-inspiring...
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6 Ways to Celebrate July 4th in the DC Area

Many of our area's annual fireworks displays and other public gatherings are canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, July 4th celebrations, are slowly returning to normal. Here are six ways you can celebrate...

June Family-Friendly Events Guide

Summer is finally here and it's time to start enjoying all that the season has to offer! June offers DC-area residents plenty of options for family fun. There are several events that will appeal...

May Guide to Family-Friendly Reopenings and Events

Spring is in full swing and there are an increasing number of DMV events and attractions to enjoy this May. After a year of closures and cancellations due to the pandemic, things are starting...