Amanda Holliday

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Amanda loves supporting young children and their families as a doctoral student studying Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Infant Mental Health and Developmental Differences and through her work as a Judy Center Specialist here in Maryland. Years of working with young children and prenatal/postnatal mamas have given her hours of material that she is excited to share in her blog posts. (She had her half-Jamaican son born during a blizzard and traveled to the hospital in Uber. Just one of the fun stories she has to tell!) When they aren't exploring every playground in Silver Spring, her family loves discovering new ways to have fun together around town on their bikes. Likes: NY Pizza, Chocolate Everything, Trapeze, Aerial Yoga Dislikes: Calories, Snow

Toddler-Friendly Summer Scavenger Hunt!

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Looking to keep your little one busy this summer? Check out this list of super fun, toddler-friendly activities in and around DC that will put a smile on everyone's face! Involve your child by taking...

Why I Loved My Experience At Capital Laser Hair Removal

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From the moment I walked in until the moment I left, I felt so comfortable with every step of my first experience at Capital Laser. Sue, the director and most experienced Laser Specialist you...

6 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Being Vegetarian

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Whenever I meet someone new, I feel like I get the same questions over and over again about being a vegetarian. First, there’s usually a bit of shock; “Really, you’re vegetarian?” As if they...

How Marie Kondo Helped Sell My Condo

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Ok, to start this post I want to share one thing: I did not jump on the Kondo bandwagon when her show came out recently, I loved this lady a long time ago! There...

Black History Month With A Jamaican Twist

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Being the mom of a mixed-race child has put a new perspective on black history month for me. In addition to learning all of the important historical American figures, I want to make sure...

Where to Play During the Government Shutdown

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Does the shutdown have you going a little stir crazy without your favorite places to visit open? We have created a list of places that are open during the government shutdown. These are great...

KID Museum

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Stepping into KID Museum on a Saturday afternoon, I was surrounded by tons of kids busy making their imaginations come to life. Older kids were assembling Legos into moving robotic creations with computer programming, younger kids...

Gifts Your Child’s Teacher Does (& Doesn’t) Want This Year

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Everyone loves finding those super cute craft ideas on Pinterest that you think your child’s teacher will love! The white handprints on blue paper transformed into adorable snowflakes, crayons glued into a wreath-shape circle,...

Keeping Holiday Budgeting Merry and Bright: Ideas From Financial Expert Nicole Lapin

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Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Nicole Lapin to gather her insights on how to approach holiday budgeting from a financial perspective. While this may be the most wonderful time of the...

5 Tips to Choose the Best Childcare Placement

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Trying to find affordable childcare for my son was more terrifying than giving birth. As an early childhood educator who has been lucky enough to work in and experience some of the best schools...

10 Favorite Children’s Books Picked By A Teacher-Mommy

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With so many amazing children's books out there, it can be challenging to select which books will capture both you and your little one without taking home half of the library! After many years...

Funny Mom Stories You Can’t Make Up

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Have you ever overheard mom stories that made you almost pee your pants? Who could make up something funnier than real life with kids? In hopes of making you chuckle, here are some funny ones...

Guess Who? Playing A Classic Game With A Toddler Twist!

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                Remember the Guess Who game? Was it one of your favorites as a kid too? This was the one game that Dad and I played so much we barely needed 3 guesses to figure out...

Supporting Someone With Infertility

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Infertility can be one of the most isolating struggles we face as women. When it's the first time trying to get pregnant, miscarriages after a successful pregnancy, or any other scenario, it's hard. Hard to...