Around Town

Three Restaurants

Three Restaurant Chains for Family Dining

by Sandie April 22, 2014 Around Town

When my family first moved from New York City to D.C., we were amazed at how many more chain restaurants there were compared to our old streets of Brooklyn. While we enjoy going to independently owned restaurants, there’s definitely room for affordable chains that are family friendly and happy to see kids come through the […]

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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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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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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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The Redskins Training Facility

Behind the Jersey: Redskins Training Facility

by Sandie November 20, 2013 Around Town

Robert Griffin, III is a larger than life figure to most people who live in the Washington DC area. Many people can recite his football statistics and injury status but what most people don’t know is that he was a military kid. Raised as a military brat by noncommissioned officers, Robert Griffin III, nicknamed RG3, […]

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Toyota Living Social 5K

Flash Giveaway: 5K Glow Run Dance Party This Saturday

by Sandie November 14, 2013 Around Town

My family is already participating in a 5K this weekend — my daughter’s Girls On the Run 5K in Montgomery County — so we can’t make it… but we think this 5K + party would be make for a fabulous date night for a fit couple. We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to attend […]

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Odysseo by Cavalia

Plan Your Weekend: Odysseo by Cavalia at the National Harbor

by Robin (noteverstill) November 8, 2013 Around Town

  On Sunday, I had the opportunity to take my daughters to see Odysseo by Cavalia, and the three of us were blown away. You’ve seen the posters with the beautiful horses all over town — are you wondering what to expect? We were. It’s part circus, with aerialists and showmanship, part circus with 64 […]

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Diversity in Books

DC Teens Put Diversity on the Children’s Bookshelf

by Allison November 6, 2013 Around Town

The holidays are fast approaching, and if your family is anything like mine then books are always on every gift list. But do the books on store shelves reflect the diversity of DC-area families? According to local nonprofit Reach Incorporated, just three percent of children’s books feature characters of color, and only 1.8 percent of […]

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