Becky Bowman

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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.
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Smithsonian Museums to Visit Without Timed Passes — Starting July 20

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...