Building Museum

My Favorite Place in DC: The National Building Museum

by Allison April 3, 2014 Around Town

We’ve been fans of the National Building Museum since our oldest was a toddler, but it wasn’t until this exceptionally cold and never-ending winter that we really appreciated what a fantastic place it is for kids and parents alike. Housed in a beautiful building built in the 1880s as headquarters for the U.S. Pensions Bureau, […]

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Bring It On: The Musical

Giveaway: Bring It On: The Musical at Strathmore

by Sandie March 25, 2014 Around Town

Bring it On: The Musical is coming to the DC area for two performances only! This Saturday, March 29, the National Tour of the Tony-nominated cheerleading musical will be in town at the Music Center at Strathmore. There are only two chances to see the musical here, and we’re ready to hook you up with […]

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Smithsonian-Approved Tips for Taking Kids to Museums

by Sandie March 21, 2014 Around Town

Taking young kids to museums should be a no-brainer when you live in a major metropolitan area like DC. As a former New Yorker, I know how lucky were are here in DC to have access to so many wonderful free museums. In New York, several prominent museums have $25 admission prices! But I often […]

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Disney Side

Moms’ Night In: Showing Our Disney Side

by Sandie March 14, 2014 Entertaining

On March 1st, I hosted a Moms’ Night In for a group of local friends in need of some #DisneySide cheer. We had a fabulous time reminiscing about our favorite Disney moments, playing games, and eating FROZEN-themed goodies. After everyone arrived, put on their Cast Member name tag (thank goodness for my laminator) and had […]

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Bowling and Bocce in Georgetown: Pinstripes

by Allison February 28, 2014 Around Town

It’s not often that a single location makes for both a date night destination and a spot for family fun – but that’s what Pinstripes brings to DC’s Georgetown Park Mall. Describing itself as a unique bowling/bocce/bistro experience, Pinstripes manages to have a little something for everyone. With five Midwestern locations, Georgetown is Pinstripes’ first […]

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Worried About Getting the Shopping Done Before the Storm? Use Instacart – DISCOUNT TRIAL AVAILABLE!

by Elaine February 12, 2014 Living

Instacart, an online grocery shopping service, has launched in the DC metro area, and they are ready to take your order! Place an online order and then sit back and wait less than an hour while they shop at Harris Teeter. Soon, you’ll be able to get groceries from Whole Foods as well! You can […]

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Diagon Alley

Diagon Alley Opens This Summer at Universal Orlando

by Sandie January 24, 2014 Entertainment

This year is a fabulous time to visit Universal Orlando Resort. Not only is there a new budget-minded ’50s-themed resort opening in March called Cabana Bay Beach Resort, but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is being expanded to include the brand-new attraction of Diagon Alley. “Harry Potter” stars Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), James Phelps […]

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Winter Weather

by Sue Wagner January 14, 2014 Living

It’s the words that strike fear into the hearts of parents across the DMV… wintery mix. (Insert WTOP breaking news music.) It means lying in bed after watching Doug Hill on the 11 o’clock news, strategically plotting a backup plan for my entire morning routine. It means spending another 30 minutes stalking The Capital Weather […]

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Nutcracker giveaway

Giveaway: Win Tickets to See The Washington Ballet’s Nutcracker

by Allison December 12, 2013 Around Town

When I was a little girl, my mother took me to see The Nutcracker every December. It was a fancy occasion – we dressed up and went out just the two of us to see the show in our little college town. Every year brought a different visiting company with a slightly different spin on […]

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Christmas lights at Busch Gardens Christmas Town of Williamsburg.

{Sponsored} Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Brings Joy

by J.J. Newby December 5, 2013 Day Trip Destination

Disclosure: As part of a Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ Blogger Preview Event, my family was provided with complimentary tickets, a meal, photos with Santa, and an ornament painting experience at Caribou Pottery. All opinions are my own. Each night during Advent, our family reads from a devotional. In addition to the usual prayers and lessons, […]

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