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National Museum of American History Family Guide: 9 Tips to Know Before You Go

The Smithsonian Museums are at the top of the list for many families with kids in Washington, D.C. and for good reason! I love going to the museums (especially the National Museum of American History) with my kids because they tick all the boxes: Free! Educational! Not weather dependent! But with all the pros, there […]

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Historic Colonial Williamsburg: An Easy Weekend Trip from Washington, D.C.

Whether you are looking to explore the outdoors, discover a nearby winery, or check out a historic site, Washington, D.C. is a short drive from some truly fabulous destinations! This past November, my family decided to spend Veterans Day weekend at Historic Colonial Williamsburg, located in nearby Williamsburg, Virginia.  Depending on the day and time […]

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Jennifer and kids in the most beautiful place (IMHO) in the world, Jungfrau Region of Switzerland

How I Plan Our Family Travel in 2020

Family travel is one of my favorite things to do! Now, before you roll your eyes and stop reading, hear me out! My kids are not perfect travelers and we’ve had our share of mid-air toddler tantrums. But, even including all the packing, nagging “are we there yet?!” questions, and jet lag … I love […]

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A Magical Morning with Santa at Reagan National Airport

This post is written in partnership with Marketplace Development at Reagan National Airport.Last week DC Reagan National Airport invited DC Mom Blog Contributors for an absolutely magical morning: Breakfast with Santa! Even the most hesitant little ones in our group totally warmed up to Santa, and it was the perfect opportunity to get us all […]

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Road Trips with a Baby: Making It Work

Road trips with a baby can be a daunting idea. When my husband and I decided to take a two month cross-country road trip with our then 7-month-old, I wondered if we were crazy. For us, it turned out to be one the best trips we’ve ever had. Here are my lessons, tips and tricks […]

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Short Summer Vacation Road Trip Ideas

One of the best things about living in the DC area is how easy it is to go on a spontaneous, short trip.  These are some of our favorite last minute getaways, especially for the summertime! The drive time (without traffic!) is calculated from where else but the Capitol Building. And check out these tips […]

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Traveling Spouse Blues

Parenting without the support of family is a wide-spread DC problem. For instance, military spouses are acutely aware of how isolating parenting can be with a deployed spouse. Although not in the military, here is my story of parenting with a spouse up in the air and on the road. On the Road Again First off, […]

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