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It's mid-December and the Arlington-based Weathers family is already feeling the stress of loading up the Kia Sorrento for a 1,938 mile round trip to see family for Christmas. Our kids are 2, 4, & 6, so the on-the-road challenge is very real! Emergency potty stops on an exit ramp of a major interstate, screeching (happy and sad) from the backseat, and endless requests to watch movies and play on the iPad are just a few of the things we expect to endure.

 We accept that these events and this behavior will happen, which is the first step to  building our parental confidence and the will to carry forward on our holiday quest. And  then we remember that we must hold the drive as part of the adventure. Packing 900+  miles into one day is just not worth the

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As the intense sugar buzz of Halloween starts to wane and the leaves begin to tumble to the ground, the holidays begin to loom on the calendar. It’s November already!? The thought of Thanksgiving always brings up a major dilemma for my family of 5: Travel 900 miles to see family or stay put? The pull of tradition at 'home' tugs at us, but rarely with enough force to get us all into a car to squeeze in two days of family time amidst 4 days of travel! New traditions must be forged. 

With Thanksgiving centering on an intimidating amount of food preparation, we have always joined forces with other families in the area. Recently, we have joined up with a family which has maintained that they will always host Thanksgiving in their home. They planted a flag

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Raise your hand if you live in the DC metro area, but are not from the DC metro area. In my 16 years of living in this area, it has been much more common to meet new people who share this trait, than the true natives of the area. When my wife and I moved up here in 2000, we were young, recent college graduates looking for something new and something different than our southern roots. We both traveled through DC for spring break a year prior and really liked the vibe. I don’t think either one of us expected to be here beyond our young adult years, but we really grew to love the opportunities available, the seasons, and how many people we met that came from somewhere else. We decided to stay.

When Sheri and I decided to start a family, we knew the

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