This holiday season is truly bittersweet. No matter what the holidays mean to you, the end of the year usually brings families together through traditions and togetherness. And while the pandemic continues, we still crave all of that—especially to...
'Tis the season for uniform Buffalo check pajamas, holiday music streaming through Alexa, and all of the peppermint mochas one can handle. This also means that family photo time is here, not to mention scoring the perfect holiday cards....
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, try this very simple Thanksgiving turkey craft with your kids. Find your paper plates and sponges! It's going to get cheerful and colorful in your household this week. Hooray for this Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! It's...
One Simple Material, Endless Possibilities Ah, the humble roll of Painter's Tape. Such a simple utility item can bring endless hours of fun and activities! At the start of quarantine, when many basic art supplies were sold out, I had...
Ok, mamas, if you’re like me, I cannot stand the, “What’s for dinner?” question. It floods me with stress to try to throw something together based on random ingredients still lingering in the fridge. I admire the people who...
It started when my son was 3 months old. He had just started going to daycare when he came home with his handprint on a paper plate. It was the cutest craft made from recyclable materials ever. It's currently...
I've renovated my house 4 times and we're on the verge of a 5th and final bit of construction. What I've learned is staying in the house during construction might save you money, but it will cost you your...
The 2020 Summer Olympics may be postponed until next year, but we parents everywhere are engaged with challenges that make us champions every day. We have neither trained for our tried out to compete in these events forced on...
This is a guest article from Stacy. I was once told that there are more eBay sellers from Washington, DC than anywhere else in the country. While I am not sure if that is actually true, I would certainly believe...
Towards the end of (yet) another day of confinement, my 3-year old turned to me with a joyful smile. He murmured in his adorable voice, "Mommy, can we paint a duck?" After a long day of repetitive tasks that...
It’s hot out and the perfect time to treat yourself (and your kids) to socially-distanced ice cream! We talked to several local moms about their favorite neighborhood ice cream shops. These scoop shops have been taste-tested and are both...
Two years ago, I landed my dream job as a full-time, professional, Stay-at-Home Dad of a then two-year-old and one-year-old. As I learned to plumb the depths of my patience each day, I also sought to make more environmentally...
Summer in the time of coronavirus. Usually, at this point in the year, I am working on my epic bucket list of summer adventures around DC. But this summer is … special. Museums and pools are closed and we...
Toddlers and preschoolers alike will enjoy this special play and learning time with you as you explore sorting pom poms together in this unique activity for toddlers that also helps build fine motor skills. This simple upcycled project is great...

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March Guide to Family-Friendly Reopenings and Events

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Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused many typical family-friendly events and activities to be canceled or closed. This month, we have...