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Butler Orchard

My Favorite Place in DC: Butler’s Orchard

by Allison June 3, 2013 Living

One of the things I love most about our home in the Maryland suburbs is that we’re just a short drive away from both the city and the country. In less time than it takes to drive into downtown DC, we can be out in a field picking our own fruit at Butler’s Orchard in […]

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Big Nate Musical at Adventure Theater MTC

by Ellen May 29, 2013 Around Town

We’ve been long time supporters of children’s theater in the DC area, and one of our favorites is Adventure Theater MTC at Glen Echo park. Since Beezus was 3 years old, we’ve been heading to these productions.  Over the years, our favorites have been “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” and “Frog and Toad.”  The […]

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Canal Park

Canal Park: A Toddler’s Treat

by rebeccathomas May 23, 2013 Around Town

Three blocks north of the Capitol Riverfront’s popular Yards Park, Canal Park seems designed with toddlers (and their caregivers) in mind. What was an ice rink only months ago is now a large, flat spray ground, with generous spacing between fountains allowing clumsy toddlers room to bumble among the streams. The fountain height remains low […]

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UGG Day at the Zoo

UGG Sponsors Family Day at the Zoo

by Sandie May 18, 2013 Around Town

UGG Australia usually connotes one thing: soft shearling boots worn by everyone from A-list celebrities to snazzily dressed toddlers. So when UGG approached me about their “Let’s Get Lost” initiative to outfit select families with shoes and then send them to a zoo to get lost in an adventure, my first thought was “Of course” […]

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SuperWhy Live at Warner Theatre

SuperWhy Live at the Warner Theatre

by Ellen April 25, 2013 Around Town

I am heavily selective about the TV shows that my kindergartner and first grader watch and rely on recommendations from places like TeachMama and Common Sense Media. It was my friend Vickie, of the blog La Vida Cochinillo who many years ago was talking about this “Super Why” show that first turned me on to […]

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Jason Invisible at the Kennedy Center

Mother and Son Date: “Jason Invisible” at the Kennedy Center

by Sandie April 4, 2013 Around Town

My son is now 11, and one thing we’ve noticed is that he’s no longer as thrilled to go to the children’s theater performances that used to wow him even a couple of years ago. He’s a tween, and he told us after a fun afternoon at a children’s play that he liked it “OK,” […]

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Spring break fun – the American Visionary Art Museum

by Sue Wagner March 28, 2013 Around Town

My kids’ ability to ruin a museum outing is legendary. Someone is always unhappy. I’ve been searching for the one-size-fits-all museum experience for our family for years. And dear readers, lean in, because I finally found it. We recently discovered the museum that has something for everyone. In fact, it’s my new favorite. The American […]

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Mellow Mushroom Night for The DC Moms

The DC Moms’ Night Out: Mellow Mushroom

by rebeccathomas March 20, 2013 Around Town

I was first introduced to Mellow Mushroom in Athens, Georgia, circa 1998, when I began graduate school at The University of Georgia. What better way to cope with the hundreds of pages of weekly academic reading and multiple papers due on the same day than drowning my anxiety in pizza and beer? When I graduated […]

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Mini Bop in College Park {free event this Saturday}

by Robin (noteverstill) March 15, 2013 Around Town

  Are you looking for a fun, free, family-friendly outing tomorrow? It’s time for Mini Bop - a lo-fi family oriented dance party (aka disco): Where: The Old Parish House, corner of Knox and Dartmouth in College Park When:  Saturday 16th March, 1.30 – 4.30 Who: Aiming at the younger crowd (6 months – 10 years-ish) […]

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Metamorphoses at Arena Stage

Metamorphoses: Fabulous Arena Stage Production

by Sandie February 28, 2013 Around Town

My husband and I spent Valentine’s Day evening at the press performance of “Metamorphoses” Arena Stage. He was so moved that he once again asked to write the review. –Sandie ————————– With her revival of “Metamorphoses,” now playing at Arena Stage, playwright Mary Zimmerman once again explores the nature of storytelling with unrivaled imagination and […]

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