Washington DC

5 Free Things To Do With Kids In DC

By MiniTime

Washington DC is famous for harboring dozens of free museums, memorials and monuments—but that’s just the beginning of the zero-cost fun to be had. We asked Erin Gifford of to share fabulous, free ways for families to have a blast in our nation's capital. Here are her five free ... 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

Mark Your Calendar for the 2013 Cherry Blossom 10-Miler; Kickoff Event Nov. 16

By Brooke Barker

The Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10-mile run is a tradition in our household. My husband usually competes in the 5K and for the past few years I've sucked it up and run the 10 miles. Sometimes you hit the cherry blossoms right at their peak and well, sometimes it's rainy and you can only focus on ... Read More

Kids Euro Festival: Through Nov. 14

By Brooke Barker

The idea of traveling overseas with children may seem daunting—but exposing them to other cultures doesn’t have to be.  The Kids Euro Festival is a great way to introduce young children to art and stories of the European Union. The monthlong festival brings together storytelling, movies, da... Read More

Theodore Roosevelt Island: An Escape From the City.

By Brooke Barker

I once planned a company service project at Theodore Roosevelt Island for Earth Day. It turned out to be invasive plant removal, and consequently, the last service project I would ever be in charge of planning for that company. However, the island continues to be a place I love coming to. It’s a... Read More

Museum Day Live! September 29

By Brooke Barker

September 29th. I’ve honestly had it marked on my calendar since last year. You should too. Sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine, Museum Day Live!, is something you will be sad to miss-- especially if you’ve been wanting to visit your local science center or children’s museum. It’s an opport... Read More

I Am A Washington DC Woman

By Brooke Barker

Hi, I’m Brooke. And I’m more than thrilled to have the opportunity to write about two things I love: my baby, and living in our nation’s capital. The DC/NoVA/MD area is beautiful and brimming with adventures for wee-ones... and history lovers like myself. A little about me: my husband and I... Read More

The Cure for the End of Summer Blues

By Bethany Hardy

Summer's drawing to an end, and instead of feeling melancholy I'm feeling quite pleased with myself.  Want to know why? I've discovered the cure for the Afternoon Crazies. You know the time of day I'm talking about.  The Crazies come at that devil's hour (or three) between the time your kid ... Read More