Juliet Armerding

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It took Juliet a while to fall in love with DC but, a dozen years later, she wouldn't want to live anywhere else! Juliet and her fellow native New England husband have 2 school-aged girls and a toddler boy, and love raising them in this vibrant city. A former middle school teacher and marketing assistant, Juliet is currently a SAHM in NW DC, on a block happily filled with many other young families. She loves laundry day, visiting ALL the museums, reading historical fiction, eating sweets, theatre, and planning overseas adventures.

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In my youth, I eschewed sunscreen and slathered baby oil - yes, baby oil - over my skin in efforts to tan deeply. When I reached age 30, I decided that it was time...
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Try This Tip To Keep Your Produce Fresh!

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Imagine this scenario: you get home and unload the groceries, admiring the bounty of delicious fruit and vegetables you've purchased for your family. You toss everything in the fridge, and somehow, before you can...

Support These Local Women-Owned DC Businesses!

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It's March, and that means it's Women's History Month! One way to celebrate women's accomplishments is by supporting women-owned businesses right here in our own city. DC is home to dozens and dozens of...
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Soup Club: Start a Soup Swap To Build Community

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A few years ago, I was at a friend's house for a meal and we were discussing a popular mom topic: simplifying the meal schedule. She told me that she and a few other...
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Kid Coupon Books: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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Do you remember making your parents coupon books as a child? Coupons good for an hour of yard work, helping a younger sibling with homework, organizing the playroom, all to be completed without complaint?...
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Avoiding the Dreaded Afternoon Slump

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It’s somewhere around 2 pm. How’s your energy level? If you’re like a lot of people, at this part of the day you probably are experiencing an afternoon slump. To some extent, this is...
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25 Books About Refugees For Children

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This past month has been a particularly heavy month to watch news from around the world. The upheaval in Afghanistan has led to scores of displaced families becoming refugees. Many thousands have and will...

The Bittersweet Back to School Season

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Hey there, fellow mama. The new school year is already here for some or just around the corner! Are you ready? If you're like me, and many others I've spoken with, this more than...

Back to School Worries? Check Out These Books!

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The month of August is full of emotional changes as the summer begins to wrap up and families look towards the beginning of a new school year. For many children, this is a time...

Exploring RVA: Our Richmond Day Trip!

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If you're hankering for a little getaway, consider Richmond for a day trip! We recently spent a spontaneous Saturday exploring Virginia's capital city and can't wait to go back to see even more. From...

Managing Those Monday Blues

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Case Of The Mondays? Yeah girl, me too. I don't know many (or any!) people who can honestly say they love Mondays...and especially Monday mornings! While I will forever be #teamweekend, I have found several...

Marking the Corona-versery With Your Kids

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One year ago, the world pretty much ... stopped. For the past year, we all have been trying to navigate a new normal. Mothers in particular have borne the brunt of too many burdens to...

5 Inexpensive, Physically Active “Brain Breaks”

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Each season brings it's own parenting challenges, but wintertime in a pandemic?! That's next level. With so many indoor venues still closed, and with continued concern over COVID spread, many families are hunkering down...

Painter’s Tape Activities for Babies to Big Kids

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One Simple Material, Endless Possibilities Ah, the humble roll of Painter's Tape. Such a simple utility item can bring endless hours of fun and activities! At the start of quarantine, when many basic art supplies...