photo: K. Irene Photography

Meghan is a writer, editor and professional twinado chaser. Previously she was the founder and former editor-in-chief of the award-winning digital wedding magazine, Portovert (now-defunct). Before that, she was a Contributing Editor at Family Circle. She has also held editorial positions at New Jersey Monthly and New Jersey Bride. Her work has appeared in National Geographic TravelerTime Out New York, Elite Traveler, The Bark and other publications. Meghan first came to the DC area as a journalism student at The George Washington University. After spending a few years in the Big Apple, she returned to her favorite city with her husband to put down roots.

Favorite place to play outdoors: The National Zoo is our outdoor catchall. We love the playground, the solar-powered carousel, feeding the animals in the petting zoo, the spray zones on a hot day and the holiday lights in the winter.

Favorite thing to do on a rainy day: We like the National Museum of the American Indian, the United States Botanic Garden and the National Air and Space Museum for their close proximity and kid-friendly exhibits. We can skip-hop-and-jump from museum to museum. And the area tends to flood, so it makes for some great puddle splashing!

Favorite street for an afternoon of fun: North Market Street in Frederick, Maryland. It’s about an hour outside the city, but worth the drive! We love the mom-and-pop shops and the farm-to-table restaurants.

Do you have a go-to restaurant you like to take the kids? Vola’s Dockside Grill. It’s casual, waterfront dining in Old Town Alexandria. The kids love watching the planes descend toward Reagan National Airport. There is also dock-side entertainment, like musicians and magicians.

Can’t-live-without mom product: Wipes. For me (not the kids).

Favorite thing about raising kids in the DC area: The French-inspired architecture makes us feel like we are always on vacay.

Most unique (or daring) thing you’ve ever done with your kids locally: When my twins were infants, every outing felt daring! But the most unique was taking then two-year-olds to bunny yoga.


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