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I'm now a full-time work-outside-the-home mom and while we're still going on TONS of family adventures, making time for the adventures (verses making time for writing about them!) has taken priority in my life right now.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Free Admission to Museums on Saturday!

This Saturday, September 24, is the annual Smithsonian magazine museum day! Of course we all know that the Smithsonian museums are free every day of the year, but on this particular day, many other museums are also offering free admission. You simply have to request a free ticket (limit 2 per household) here and then use that ticket on Saturday.

Here are several of the wonderful local museums that are participating but you can find the entire list here.

Prince George's County: 

Riversdale House Museum



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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Port Towns Day, Saturday, September 17

It's the 15th Annual Port Towns Day this Saturday, September 17, from noon until 8pm at Bladensburg Waterfront Park!

We love the Bladensburg Waterfront Park and Port Towns Day is always a lot of fun. This year there are TONS of great activities throughout the day.

There will be great music, Anacostia boat rides very 30 minutes, crafts, games, face painting and even a free mobile roller skate van -- with youth and adult sizes!

Find all the details here.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Big Build on Saturday, September 17

A festival attendee learns how to lay brick.
Photo by Museum staff.
We love the free family events at the National Building Museum! Usually they are totally packed, but they are so full of awesomeness that it is definitely worth it.

The Big Build: A Hands-on Family Festival of Tools, Trucks and Building Arts sounds amazing!

It will take place THIS Saturday, September 17 from 10am until 4:30pm at the National Building Museum.

 Here are all the details:
  • Do it!
    Activities for visitors of all ages: drywall finishing, bricklaying, roof thatching, woodworking, surveying, nail driving, and more.
  • Kids build!
    Young architects and builders let their imaginations soar as they design and construct miniature houses of sticks.
  • Create!
    Budding artists and designers can try gilding and stone carving, or create their own mosaics to take home.
  • Learn!
    Talk with plumbers, roofers, architects, landscape designers, conservationists, and other experts in many fields to learn about both traditional and new building techniques and materials.
  • Play!
    Bob the Builder™ will be live and on stage at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm.  The youngest builders and construction workers explore the tools of the trade as they sing and dance their way through building projects with Bob the Builder. 
  • Bring your cameras!
    Shake hands and take pictures with Bob the Builder at special meet and greet sessions at 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm.
  • Much, much more!
FREE. $5 donation suggested. Most appropriate for ages 4–12. Drop-In. Individual registration is not required. Formerly called the Festival of the Building Arts.

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Friday, September 9, 2011

Creating a Family Emergency Plan

This isn't a cheery post about family activities this weekend, rather it's a reminder that we all need to have good, solid family emergency plans in place. I'm writing about it over at The DC Moms. Please go check it out for great ideas and tips.

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