A small town girl making the big city home. She loves everything DC, and is slowly introducing her one-year-old to the world of Smithsonians, monuments, cherry blossoms and the DMV. A perfect day in town would include breakfast at Eastern Market (or Founding Farmers), checking out the National Gallery of Art, a burger and/or shake at Good Stuff or sandwich from Taylor Made, the two mile walk around the monuments, and cupcakes from Sprinkles (or Georgetown Cupcake if the line isn't forever long) to go.

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2014 DC Spring Races

By Brooke Barker

If there’s one thing DCers love, it’s running. On a sunny day– or a cloudy, rainy day. Runners are just about everywhere – the National Mall, Rock Creek Park, the George Washington Parkway – everywhere. If you’re just getting into a running groove, or love to lace up your shoes every single morning at 6 […]

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2014 Cherry Blossom Festival – Party with the Blossoms

By Brooke Barker

Spring is coming to DC – I think. Every time I get my hopes up, it snows. The daffodils start blooming, it snows. I’d say all bets are off for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which kicked off last week here in the District. The weather seems to be looking up, if you can bear […]

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Indoor Fun At The National Children’s Museum

By Brooke Barker

With temps being below what any normal human being enjoys, the polar vortexes and snow have really wiped this mama out! Let’s be honest, you can only watch Sofia the First for so long, and color for so many hours. Luckily, there are plenty of indoor places for little bodies and minds to wander– one […]

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12 Best Birthday Party Venues in the DC Area

By Brooke Barker

With our daughter turning three this year, and a younger brother on the way, the days of easy birthday celebration are about over! Somehow she’s mastered Happy Birthday in its entirety, and tells us nearly every single day that she wants cupcakes, cookies AND doughnuts on her birthday… umm, OK? Luckily, there are so so […]

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2014 DC Mardi Gras: Laissez les bons temps rouler

By Brooke Barker

With as much winter as we’ve been having around here, I am ready for some spring. Starting with Mardi Gras. In the words of Mardi Gras-goers, “Laissez les bons temps rouler” — Let the good times roll! There are so many great ways to celebrate the end of winter, the end of gluttony, the culmination […]

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2014 DC Area Summer Camp Fairs

By Brooke Barker

I don’t know about you, but summer seems like a laughable thought more than a reality at this point. My yard is covered in snow, there have been more snow days than I can count since January, and we are in full hibernation mode around here. I think my lounge pants are becoming a second […]

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U.S. Air Force Memorial Is Worth a Stop

By Brooke Barker

We FINALLY visited the Air Force Memorial near the Pentagon. You have no idea how many times I’ve passed this place without thinking twice about actually visiting. Nearly seven years of living in the area, and I can finally drive by with happy memories of our visit! I guess you could say I’ve been working […]

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2014 DC Restaurant Week

By Brooke Barker

Have you made your reservations for DC Restaurant week? Beginning this week, the 2014 winter week long foodie fest runs from January 13-19. It’s nice to check out somewhere everyone’s been raving about without the high dinner tab. Organized by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), more than 200 restaurants will feature prix fixe menus. Prices […]

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2014 MLK Jr. Day in the District

By Brooke Barker

January is a rough month for me. The winter blues hit hard and I’m left dreaming of fluffy white clouds, green grass and barbecues. Luckily, there is one day every year I can look forward to– Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Jr. Day). 2014 is no different. Just soon enough after Christmas, it’s a […]

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Things To Do With Kids in Washington DC

By Brooke Barker

The holiday haze lifted from my house this past week, and I’m trying my hardest to embrace 2014 right now. It’s hard with it being sooo cold– all I can think about is baseball games and cherry blossoms. I finally sat down to write my goals for the upcoming year, and like last year, I […]

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