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On Your Marks! Fun 5Ks for the Whole Family

Here, in the DMV, it’s a cinch to get your family fun run on. Check out five of our favorite races.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star: 5 Local Planetariums You Must See

Been promising kiddo the moon and stars? With several local planetariums featuring programs geared towards the youngest astronomers, you can explore the Milky Way without going beyond the Beltway.

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Noodle Around! D.C.’s Raddest Ramen Restaurants

If you’re ready to stretch beyond the tried-and-true, go out for Japanese ramen. Here are four must-try noodle restaurants around D.C.

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Petworth: An Insider’s Guide to Kid-Friendly Hotspots

With its proximity to Rock Creek Park, rich history, and revitalized business district, Petworth has something for everyone from preschoolers to the POTUS.

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The Mix-and-Match Donut Shop Every Kid (and Grown-Up) Should Try

At The Fractured Prune, you and your little ones become donut flavor inventors, by mixing and matching nearly twenty glazes and over a dozen toppings.

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Green Scene: Environmentally-Conscious Fun for the Entire Family

Contrary to what Kermit the Frog has to say, it is easy being green…especially around D.C., which is chock full of green-themed happenings. Here, some of our faves.

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Climb Time: Playgrounds for Little Thrill Seekers

From climbs that are vertical, horizontal, and every which way, check out these you-have-to-see-to-believe D.C.-area playgrounds that come sprinkled with the most awesome structures.

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12 Things Every New D.C. Mom Needs to Know

We’ve been around the Nation’s Capital block a time or two…with baby in tow. Read on for a few insider secrets on making first time motherhood—by way of D.C.—a charm.

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Just Opened: The Zone

Strap your cherubs into the back seat and make the drive out to Ashburn, Va. to spend a few hours at The Zone—NoVa’s answer to Dave & Buster’s (for adults and kids).

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16 Signs You’re a Capitol Hill Parent

Awesome libraries, picturesque parks, perfect pop tarts, and the best sledding for miles—if you’re a parent raising your brood in the shadow of the Statue of Freedom, Capitol Hill is the best place in town.

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10 Spring Festivals That are Crazy Fun for Everyone

Clear your calendar because D.C. is jam packed with free family-friendly spring fests. Click through to discover some of our top picks.

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Celebrate Good Times! D.C.’s Best Shops for Your DIY Kids Party

If you’re planning a birthday bash for your little one, whether it’s the 1st or the 5th, there are plenty of great shops around the DC area that offer a wide selection of party-making materials–from invitations to decorations, kids activity/craft…

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Just Opened: Go Ape in Rock Creek Park

At Go Ape kids roam the trees through a course that includes a whopping forty-four obstacles, a Tarzan swing, a spider web, a skateboard hipline, and more!

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Beyond the Mall: Off-the-Beaten-Track Museums (That You Must Check Out)

As fabulous as the museum-filled National Mall is, there are equally awesome (and kid-friendly) museums in other parts of D.C. Here are six absolute favorites to check out this winter.

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6 Ways to Spend That Extra Hour of Daylight in the DMV

It’s been a looonnnggg winter, but finally Daylight Savings Time has come (don’t forget to turn your clocks ahead on March 8!). Check out our top spots for enjoying the extra hour of daylight around the District.

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