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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 Pa... Read More

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 al... Read More

12 Best Birthday Party Venues in the DC Area

By Brooke Barker

With our daughter turning three this year, and a younger br... Read More

2014 DC Mardi Gras: Laissez les bons temps rouler

By Brooke Barker

With as much winter as we've b... Read More

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 ... Read More

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 o... Read More

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,... Read More

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 have a few ... Read More

2013 DC Area Turkey Trots

By Brooke Barker

Crisp air means juicy turkey, flavorful dressing and delicious pie (I come from a long line of banana cream pie lovers). My husband told me this week that Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday. Like before Christmas and Independence Day.  I had no idea. But it kind of makes sense: food, footbal... Read More

First Time Gardener: Lessons Learned

By Brooke Barker

I grew up in an area where everyone had a garden. Every man, woman and child could tell the difference between the sprout of a weed and that of a tomato. Maybe I'm exaggerating. Maybe. My husband is not a gardener. He ran over the watermelon plants taking over our backyard with the lawn mower. ... Read More