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State of the Union: Affordable Childcare

I didn’t watch the State of the Union address. This isn’t something I’m proud of, it wasn’t a political statement, I was just too tired. My husband was traveling all week so I put the toddler to bed and pretty … Continue reading

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Try it Again

My friend and her daughter happily explored room to room in the Hirshhorn, stopping here and there for an endearing toddler-on-point observation. ” A cow!” she announced breathlessly under the sculpture “The Dangerous Logic of Wooing, 2002” and still later … Continue reading

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If You Give a Kid a Box….

If you give a kid a box….   They will: * Use it as a table to collect every red thing they can find * Have a platform the perfect height for playing cars and animals * Create a light-weight … Continue reading

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Shadow Exploration

Spend a little time on Pinterest and you’ll probably start to think that learning for kids happens best during carefully curated play experiences. Spend any time with a toddler and you’ll soon discover that the most amazing learning occurs when … Continue reading

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“Reading” Wordless Books

Have you ever tried to read a wordless book with your child? Even for someone who is an enthusiastic and confident reader, I get a little stuck with those. Without words to guide you, it is easy to feel a … Continue reading

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Quick Guide to the American History Museum…with Kids

For most families, even those with museum fever, the sheer logistics of a trip can be hard to overcome. I’ve been keeping a running list on Your Family Adventures in Washington, D.C. of stroller access and good places to feed/change … Continue reading

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When it’s “Too Nice Out” to Go to a Museum

Too often, people think of museums as a “rainy day activity,” something you save for when there are no better options. That couldn’t be farther from the truth! While I agree that some days are just too beautiful to be … Continue reading

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Museum Says NO TOUCHING? No problem!

More and more museums are making themselves accessible to families with young children. However, that doesn’t mean that you will suddenly be able to touch everything in the museum…it just wouldn’t be good for the objects! So, what do you … Continue reading

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Disney “Planes” Inspired Museum Visit

If you are looking for ways to engage your kids in a museum visit, you have a lot of options. You can let them be exhibit critics, bring some surprises with you or take strength in numbers. Something else that … Continue reading

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My Son Wanted Pink Shoes

One of the hard things about being a Mom to a toddler is figuring out age-appropriate ways to start teaching “big life lessons.” Like the idea that “no means no” or how the color you like doesn’t define who you … Continue reading

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