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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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...

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...

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...

Luray Caverns and Beyond: A Day Trip From DC

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Pandemic life got you feeling blue? Bored looking at the same four walls of your home every day? Kids craving adventure, but so many things are still closed down? Well, I've got a secret...

10 Instagram Accounts Worth Following

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Ah, social media. Like so many adults, I have a total love-hate relationship with this aspect of technology. I acknowledge what an incredible time-suck it can be. The endless (and often mindless) scrolling can...

Shaw DC Neighborhood Guide

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We are grateful for the sponsor of this guide: Kelly Kelley who is an expert in this area. Please be sure to check out thorough details about her practice below. We are thankful for her sponsorship,...

Downsizing With Kids? Tips for Surviving!

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A move to DC for many people involves a significant amount of downsizing. Over the years I've known many families who move to the city, leaving behind a large suburban home for a much...

11 Best Coffee Shops (in 11 Different Neighborhoods) to Telework in D.C.

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When I went back to work this year after a 5 year SAHM hiatus, I found myself in a new position: working remotely with a flexible schedule. What a dream! I immediately began plotting...