Tag Archives: Montgomery County

Just Streetcars: The National Capital Trolley Museum

“I love things that drive and move and moons,” Sprout announced to me the other day. When you’ve watched trains and ridden the Metro so many times you’ve lost count, what’s the mom of a transit-loving kid to do? Bring … Continue reading

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Outdoors Family Challenge: Day 6 Experience – Wheaton Regional Park

One of the greatest gifts that spending time in the outdoors has given me is the ability to¬†adapt. That skill has been infinitely handy as a parent, where situations change in seconds and expectations regularly get stomped all over. Yesterday, … Continue reading

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Earth Week: 8 Places to Visit with Kids in the D.C. Area

Earth Week is a great time to get kids out in nature and learning about ecology. However, as there are often April showers, hiking isn’t always an option. So here are some inside and outside places to go in the … Continue reading

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Montgomery County Had Some Farms – E-I-E-I-O

“Eat your vegetables!” is a stereotypical parenting phrase, but I want my kid to not just eat them, but also know where they come from. While we’re farmers’ market regulars, the Montgomery County Farm Tour offered a unique opportunity last … Continue reading

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A Puppet Show for the Tinest of Tots

When I was a little girl, my mom brought me to the summer home of the New York City ballet every year. At a young age, Chris knew the Phantom of the Opera soundtrack and was in three high school … Continue reading

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An Autumn Extravaganza: Halloween at Butler’s Orchard

Autumn is my favorite season, with the changing leaves, the cooler weather, the fall harvest, and Halloween. Oh, Halloween – a celebration of imagination and as much candy as you can mooch off the neighbors. A perfect chance to be … Continue reading

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Old-School Childhood: Cabin John Regional Park

I’m a pretty radical progressive in a lot of ways, but I have serious nostalgia for a lot of kids’ activities. I believe children should spend lots of time exploring and that playground equipment is meant to be used “creatively.” … Continue reading

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