What is Eid and how to we celebrate Eid? Last Tuesday, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Adha. It is the second major holiday in the Muslim tradition, and it is a very special time in our home. Eid Al-Adha (The...
We're in the dog days of summer. It's hot, so very hot. Our kids have been home since ... forever. Sometimes we need to shake up the routine but still stay close to home. So here are three cool summer...
It’s hot out and the perfect time to treat yourself (and your kids) to 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 kid...
A Buy Nothing Group is a group of individuals that openly gift and share items with each other.  Buy Nothing Project started as a “hyper-local gift economy” by two friends in Washington State in 2013.  Since then, it has...
Who doesn’t love Trader Joes? I share my 17 favorite Trader Joe's foods below! Since our first encounter, it was love at first sight. However, I became a real fan during the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, my husband used to do the...
Summer is here! Time to soak up the sunshine and play outside. If you're looking for outside play that is relatively educational, and you have young children learning their colors, try these color match games. You can play all...
Looking for simple, easy, and mostly free indoor or outdoor activities for your child? Here's our fun list of screen-free things to do! Life isn't completely back to normal with DC area activities, but we can still have a...
Are you a fan of PJ Linden, the well-known, three dimensional artist? With Dimensional Fabric Paint you can try the precise patterns to make PJ Linden inspired shoes. It requires some practice, yet it is possible. I could not believe...
It is Pride Month and P&G and Giant Food wants to help customers celebrate! They want to give shoppers an opportunity to come together and feel proud of who they are! Even though parades and indoor celebrations may still be on...
Think about this - have you ever heard anyone say they don’t like donuts? Even the pickiest eaters (read: toddlers) find a donut they like. Perfect for road trips, classroom celebrations (remember those?), lazy Sunday mornings at home, or...
After lots of research into recommendations from our contributors and readers, we're thrilled to present our 2021 Favorite Things lineup! We’re so excited to share these favorite small, DC area businesses with you. Two lucky readers will win a bundle...
Spring is finally here! That means it's time for some nice local fruits and veggies to add to our meals. I know, I know, we have plenty of super markets full of all kinds of produce, but there is...
While things are looking up - longer days, more vaccine availability - things still haven’t reached a new normal. We’re still home a majority of the time, so why not celebrate the “little” holidays, or special days throughout the...
It’s no secret I love photo albums! I’ve been creating baby albums and family albums for my clients for a decade. To me, a photo album is like a portal to the past. It is a lasting legacy for...

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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...