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Bright Lights, Big City: Where to Find Fireflies Near Atlanta

They light up the evening hours nearly as much as your kiddos faces light up when they spot one. Check out these local spots for finding lightning bugs near Atlanta.

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All Aboard! A Local Guide to Locomotives for Little Engineers

We’ve tracked down Atlanta’s favorite ride-on trains that will blow your little engineers’ stacks. Woot, woot!

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Let Lucky Foods Inspire Your Meals this Year!

“Looking for some food inspiration? Take a look at these foods that are supposed to bring good luck in the New Year?”

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Sitting Pretty: 5 Perfect Picnic Spots in Atlanta

We’ve found the perfect spots for your basket and blanket.

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Beach Vibes Near DC: Aquia Landing

Want a quick, action-packed day trip to the beach, but don’t want to fight Ocean City traffic? Head here.

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5 Spooktacular Halloween Towns to Visit with Kids

Looking for a spooky way to celebrate Halloween with the kids? Add a visit to these small towns across America that are so much fun it’s scary!

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How to Explain Memorial Day to the Kids

This year, teach the kids the real reason why they have the day off school.

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Have a Blast in the ‘Burbs: Fairfax County

If you find yourself within Fairfax, Virginia’s 406 square miles, check out some of these notable places.

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Home (Not So Far) Away from Home: 5 Cool Home Rentals for Your DMV Staycation

For a staycation to remember with all the comforts of home (but not in your actual home), check out these awesome rentals perfect for large groups.

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10 Things You Should Know About the Civil War

War is not always the easiest topic to broach with kiddos, but you can start with the facts. The real facts.

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Make Tracks for the Best Train Museums in the Country

We tracked down the best train museums from coast to coast. At the end of the day, the kids will beg the conductor (you) for another tour or two.

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Historical Day Trip for the Whole Fam: Stafford Civil War Park

Reading about our history-rich area in a textbook is one thing. Experiencing it first hand is a totally different, and really cool thing.

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Knock-Knock: 7 Historic Homes Kids Find Cool

Sure, there’s George Washington’s Mount Vernon (which is awesome), but dig a little deeper and you’ll discover the DMV homes of some of the lesser known historical figures.

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Richard Adams, Author of ‘Watership Down,’ Passes Away

Richard Adams, the British children’s book author who wrote Watership Down, has died at age 96.  Adams’ daughter told the BBC he passed away on Christmas Eve, just before midnight. No other details were given.
Watership Down (1972), a best-selling…

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Dinos, Cats & Zebras: Oh My! 6 Wacky Day Trips from the DMV

If you want to spend your Saturday someplace a little out of the ordinary, we’ve rounded up some of the strangest spots just day trip away.

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Halloween in July: Kinda Creepy (but Still Fun) D.C. Destinations

As your brood approaches school age and older, refining their interests, take a look at these somewhat macabre, but otherwise totally unique D.C. destinations.

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Just Opened: Mama Says Comics Rock

From massively popular titles to the work of local and indie artists, this shop has the kids (and you) covered!

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All Aboard! Perfect Pit Stops for Your Train Obsessed Kid

If your tot is in a tizzy about the coolness of trains, you’re probably wondering where in the DMV you can stimulate the obsession. Read on, Conductor Mommy/Daddy.

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Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Today Is Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

Let’s celebrate.

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Yeah, he lead the country through Civil War, but did you know Abe Lincoln also loved animals? Get the scoop here on some of the coolest lesser-known facts about our 16th president.…

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A Parent’s Guide to Pensacola

With multiple beaches to choose from, four Civil War-era forts to explore, a thriving downtown, a world-class aviation museum, the Blue Angels, and plenty of Bushwhackers to go around, Pensacola packs a punch when it comes to family fun.

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Take a Family Trip to Cider City!

The Cider Summit is coming to San Francisco for delicious day of sipping and sampling in the Presidio—and this year the kids are invited!

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That’s The Spirit! Atlanta Area Ghost Tours

If you are looking to scare up some spooky, family fun—a guided ghost tour may be just the thing to get in the spirit of the season.

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From Blues to Bee-Bop: D.C.’s Kid-Friendly Jazz Concerts

Between the vacations, the visits from grandparents, overnight camp, birthday parties, and weekend barbecues, summer—in all of its warm weather glory—can be downright hectic. Unwind with the whole family at one of these free summer jazz concerts.

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History Repeats Itself: A Parent’s Guide to Battlefield Re-enactments

Think battle reenactments are just for war wonks? Think again. Assemble your troops and march on over to one of the upcoming Civil War reenactments, popping up all over the country in honor of the war’s 150th anniversary. With beautiful…

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From Cannons to Shipwrecks: Adventure Awaits at Fort Stevens State Park

Some days, the local play structure or fountain park just doesn’t cut it. You need real adventure. The kind you might find manning a cannon, exploring a shipwreck, playing in the ocean or hiking and biking along a scenic bluff.…

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A Blast From The Past: Historic Family Fun in Old School Atlanta

Atlanta is known for constantly reinventing itself. We rise up from the ashes. New shopping centers, restaurants and attractions pop up every day. However, a few have stood the test of time. We’re talking 50 years or more. That’s oooold…

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