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Jane’s Family: Bill (husband of 17 years) and our 9 kids ranging in age from 14-1, with baby #10 due in June 2019, plus one rescue pup, Peyton
Originally from: Wilmington, DE, but we have lived in Fairfax, VA for 14 years.
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: With our large family we don’t go out to eat often, but we love a dessert treat. We love to go to Peterson’s Ice Cream Depot in Clifton, it is locally owned and has delicious treats. Then head over to Clifton Park to play.
Her ideal day would be spent: Getting up early and going to the gym to workout and shower. Next, we would go to one of our favorite local parks to play (Ratcliffe, Providence, or Tuckahoe). In the afternoon we would pack a picnic and go meet friends at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton. The kids could play soccer on the lawn or build a fort in the woods and the adults could have a drink and talk at the picnic tables nearby.
Favorite Family Outing in the DC Area: National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico and the National Museum of the American Indian in DC
The reason she loves raising her kids in the DC Area: The DC area is super fast paced and it is hard to not get caught up in the hamster wheel but we love that our public schools are great and that we have access to world-class museums, parks, and activities for free!
Lauren’s Family: Shane (husband) and Cameron (4)
Originally from: Potomac, MD
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: Boqueria in Dupont
Her ideal day would be spent: Enjoying the sunshine and hanging by the pool with our friends and family. It would end with a date night with my husband – a fabulous dinner out, followed by a great music concert.
Favorite Family Outing in the DC Area: Definitely visiting the area’s museums! Our top picks? The National Building Museum, the National Air and Space Museum (and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Dulles, VA), and the National Museum of American History
The reason she loves raising her kid in the DC Area: There is so much to do here that is fun for the whole family!
Shannon’s Family: Karam (husband), Jennah (8), Nouh (6), Noor (4), Farah (1)
Originally from: Virginia born and raised
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe
Her ideal day would be spent: Making memories exploring a local historic site with a view and a coffee.
Favorite Family Outing in the DC Area: Great Country Farms
The reason she loves raising her kids in the DC Area: We’re home to the Nation’s Capitol and spoiled with so many free museums, as well as many, many other great museums. We’ve got great places to eat, historic sites, hiking trails, a thriving homeschool community, a city around every corner and lots of rural areas, but we’re a stone’s throw away from multiple beaches. We’ve also got great STEAM opportunities for kids as well as some of the best colleges for when they’re ready. But best of all, we have the most beautiful Autumns.