Becky Bowman

Becky Bowman lives in Falls Church with her husband and 2-year-old son. She is a freelance editor, writer and project manager, and spends her free time reading and baking.
carbs at Trader Joes

The Carb Report: 5 Yummy Carbs You’ll Want from Trader Joe’s

This month, we share our favorite five carbs from Trader Joe's — in case you're also eating your feelings. By Amanda Holliday and Becky Bowman The end of summer 2021 has been stressful. From back-to-school prep...
sunflowers dc area

The Best Sunflower Farms, Fields, and Festivals in the DC Area

What could be more glorious for an end to summer than some time spent picking — or even just admiring — sunflowers? The DC area has plenty of locations for seeing sunflowers from late summer to early...
Smithsonian Museums entry passes

Smithsonian Museums to Visit Without Timed Passes — Starting July 20

Heads-up, mamas! Starting TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 20, most of the Smithsonian’s museums will not require timed-entry passes for visiting.  That means if you wake up and suddenly need to see paintings of the first ladies...

Pep Talks for a Post-COVID New Normal

In case returning to "real life" requires a little encouragement I listened this morning to the "Wait, We’re Not Ready" episode of the fabulous What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood podcast —...

Building Our Kid-Friendly Vegetable Garden

The first little radishes poking up through the soil were a tiny delight. Yes, radishes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. But these radishes were growing in our vegetable garden. I've wanted to...

The Messy Glory Of The Seasons

As we ping-pong between the DMV’s “The Pollening” and “Actual Spring,” and as I wait with misplaced hope for the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms (which I probably won’t get to see in person again...

The Unexpected Blessings of Slowing Down — Even if It’s Not by Choice

I have struggled to write this piece. Oh, it was fine kicking the idea around in my brain last month. I planned to share a little bit of my non-pandemic-related experience in needing to slow...