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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 al... Read More

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 ... 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

Fall Camping in Maryland and Virginia

By Brooke Barker

Fall camping is hands down my favorite. You've got beautiful colors, toasty marshmallows and relatively warm weather in the evenings. We've been fortunate to always have friends here who love camping as much as we do, and we try to go as often as possible. Sometimes this is difficult with some of th... Read More

Apple Picking in Maryland and Virginia

By Brooke Barker

Whether you like your apples green and tart or red and ... Read More

Free Admission to Museums Across the US: Sept. 28

By Brooke Barker

Museum Day Live is just around the corner. I mark my calendar every year for this one day perk. And the best part is, no matter where you live, museums and historic sites near you will be free on September 28. Museum Day Live is an opportunity to visit some of the historic sites you’ve been pu... Read More

National Gallery of Art: Summer Programs for Kids

By Brooke Barker

Aching for a bit of museum time without the summer crowds? Check out the National Gallery of Art. I know what you're thinking. "An art museum? What is she thinking? Recommending the National Gallery of Art to me and my busy-bodied kids?" Hear me out. The National Gallery of Art has films... Read More

American History Museum: July and August Fun

By Brooke Barker

The first few years we lived in DC, the only artifacts on display from the American History Museum collection were housed in a tiny room at the Air & Space Museum. ... Read More

20 of the Best Outdoor Games for Kids and Families

By Brooke Barker

I had idyllic summer vacations growing up. Camping. Sunday walks in the mountains. Family bike rides once or twice a week. P... Read More