Paige Janes

Paige is a DC area native who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. After a 5-year stint in San Diego with her husband, they moved back to DC to start their family. They have two daughters, Coco (2016) and Fay (2018). Paige loves exploring everything the city has to offer, especially kid-friendly museums, parks, and coffee shops, and is looking forward to discovering more as her daughters continue to grow. Paige loves coffee, pilates, and writing.

Top 6 Features of HappyNest Laundry Service

I never really appreciated all the “mom jokes” about laundry until I brought my youngest child home from the hospital. Thanks to pretty severe reflux (which has thankfully calmed down), we went through ALL...

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the Washington, DC Area 2021

Who's ready for summer?! With the vaccine rollout underway and several area schools successfully reopening, we are looking forward to a more "normal" summer. And this, of course, means Summer Camp! Check out this guide...

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids

With large gatherings and holiday travel on hold, the holidays aren't going to look like most of us had hoped this year. But, that doesn't mean they won't be special!  We've updated this year's gift...

4 Benefits of Bilingual Education

Have you considered bilingual education for your child? It’s growing in popularity, and for good reason - there are concrete benefits for children who learn to speak and read two (or more!) languages.  Here are...

Preschool Open House Guide

Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start. But, you'll never really know for sure if a...

Comprehensive Guide to Preschools in the DC Area

What a year! Who could have predicted the challenges we'd face with schooling - virtual, hybrid, in-person... the list goes on. Luckily, we are fortunate our region has some of the best schools in...

17 Best Holiday Toys and Gifts for 4-Year-Old Girls in 2020

A few months before my daughter’s fourth birthday, I realized she was changing … a lot. Her language was more sophisticated, her interests were shifting, and she suddenly seemed like a kid instead of...

5 Things Every Postpartum Mom Needs to Know

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, the days and weeks postpartum are a whirlwind of adjustments to your new normal—your new baby, your new body, and your new family dynamic. And...

Pregnancy & Postpartum Guide

Covid has changed almost every aspect of our lives over the last few months, one thing has remained the same - pregnancy and birth. With all of the uncertainty right now surrounding the process, both...

6 Lasting Benefits of Summer Camp in 2020

When you think about summer camp, what comes to mind? For most of us, the benefits of summer camp include playing outside, making new friends, and enjoying a break from school. This summer might...

The Best Father’s Day Gifts from Local Black-Owned Businesses

Father's Day is right around the corner! And for many of us (myself included), the pressures and stresses of the past few months - the pandemic and social justice issues to name two -...

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Small Businesses

For those of us who've lost track of which day it is after being at home for weeks, Mother's Day is almost here! Obviously, this year will be a little different without the option to...

Bald Eagle Study Grants Wings to Student-Scientists at Geneva Day School

Talon. . . Aerie. . . Raptor! These words fly to mind as Geneva Day School pre-kindergartners pull out their science notebooks for observation of the National Arboretum Eagle Camera. Trained on a nest, tucked...
Sandy Spring Friends School - Student-Centric Learning

The Student-Centric Learning Advantage at Sandy Spring Friends School

When you look back at your school experience, what do you see? For many of us, vivid memories come back of sitting silently at our desks, taking notes as our teachers lectured or wrote...