Every four years we get an extra day. That elusive February 29. The day usually passes without notice except for the leaplings (people who were born on February 29) who finally get to celebrate their real birthdays. Why don't...
It’s Carnival time, and -- everybody’s havin’ fun!  You don’t have to be in Louisiana to let the good times roll and pass a good time for Mardi Gras.  There are lots of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in...
The DC Area Moms Blog team is growing! We are looking for local women who are passionate about motherhood and who want to connect and celebrate life with moms in the DMV. Join our inaugural events team to do just...
Well, I survived EdFEST. It was informative, busy, and crowded, and I'm glad I went. EdFEST is the District of Columbia's annual public school fair, where families can talk to representatives of public and charter schools in one spot....
We are grateful for Bright Horizons who is sponsoring our February Guide. Learn about what they are up to and how you can join them! There’s so much happening at Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool centers in the DC...
Goodbye 2019...and hello 2020! The new year brings renewed hope and a fresh start. Unfortunately, it also brings fewer outdoor public events to entertain the family. But never fear, we have found some fun ways to make long-lasting memories...
The American Pops Orchestra creates family-friendly shows for kids to enjoy with their families.  The American Pops Orchestra will showcase the "Pied Piper" at Arena Stage with a unique twist on the story. There are two times to see this one-of-a-kind performance:...
The National Cathedral is a true national treasure in the Washington, DC area. They are hosting their First “Holiday Light Spectacular” Event on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28 at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 pm.  Holiday Light Display Details Mark your calendars...
Hanukkah Events There are many ways to celebrate Hanukkah in the Washington, DC area--here is our round-up. Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is an eight-day Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and eight nights to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in...
On November 13, National Kindness Day, moms gathered to get pampered with fellow moms at our Spa & Shop: A Moms Morning to Treat and be Treated! We socialized and shopped in the beautiful Georgetown Kendra Scott store. Kids...
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 Christmas Tree Lighting Guide. As you enjoy the lights, markets, performances, crafts, and fireworks, know...
You may be wondering what wearing a dress has to do with slavery. And I will get to that, but first, let's talk facts. Did you know there are more slaves today than there were at any other time...
Christmas is just a few weeks away, and Santa’s social calendar is totally booked with events in and around Washington, DC. Although he brings joy to children everywhere especially on Christmas day, Santa is spreading the spirit of the...
It’s that time of the year again. Christmas is upon us and with it comes one of my favorite events to get into the Holiday spirit. As a foreigner, I have come to love the idea of Christmas carols...

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This summer has looked different than any other summer in our lives. Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical summer...