Tirzah Weiskotten

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Tirzah is a digital project manager and has two adorable little boys. She moved to DC in 2000 to attend The Catholic University of America—and to get away from the cold weather that plagues her home state, Maine. Before becoming a mom, Tirzah played kickball, volunteered for the Smithsonian, and was a ball girl for the Nationals. Now that she's a mom, she explores DC in new ways by checking out library storytimes and museum playrooms and going on the occasional hike with her husband and sons. Likes: traveling, crafting, The Bachelor. Dislikes: unread emails, chores, black jelly beans

What Do I Do If Drop-Off is a Nightmare?

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Over the summer I found myself in a situation I never imagined I'd be in. It was day three of dropping my son off at summer day camp. For the first time in my...

What I Learned When I Read Letters to My Mom

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When I received a note from a mom friend during a difficult time, it reminded me so much of the letters sent to my mom over the years that I found after she died....

Benched Dreams: Why Don’t Women Play Baseball in 2021?

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As a little girl, I loved baseball. My earliest memories include watching games on TV with my dad. We connected when we watched it together. I also enjoyed going to minor league games with...

5 “Secret” Gardens in Washington, DC

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I always look forward to seeing beautiful flowers growing all over the city. Mostly, that's because it means sunshine and warm weather have arrived. It also gives me hope that one day I’ll have...

Make a No-Sew Tooth Fairy Pillow

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I love taking my sons to the dentist and helping them learn about their dental health. I'm lucky—both of my sons took up the tooth brushing habit very easily. I remember when I was...

Let’s Help the Capitol Light Continue to Shine Brightly

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I am deeply saddened and disturbed by what's happening right now. And while there's a lot to say, the truth is that there's nothing new I can say that will change anything. However, what's...

Make Home Is Where the Heart Is Salt Dough Ornaments for Those You Are...

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This holiday season is truly bittersweet. No matter what the holidays mean to you, the end of the year usually brings families together through traditions and togetherness. And while the pandemic continues, we still...

Where to Get a Photo With Santa in the Washington, DC Area

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Christmas is just a few weeks away, and Santa’s social calendar is totally booked with events in and around Washington, DC despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Although he brings joy to children everywhere especially on...

What It’s Like Out There: Family Travel During the Pandemic

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When COVID-19 reached the U.S. and states started shutting down in March, I didn't think we'd have to cancel our family vacation plans in June. But June came and went without that trip to...

How to Dispose of Crafts Made From Recycled Materials

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It started when my son was 3 months old. He had just started going to daycare when he came home with his handprint on a paper plate. It was the cutest craft made from...

The Underground Railroad Experience Trail: A Day on the Trail

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The Washington, DC area is peppered with many historical sites, monuments, and museums. Everywhere you look, history happened here. When my family drove by Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park on our way to a socially...

Bladensburg Waterfront Park: A Day on the Water

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For many, a summer stuck in quarantine has resurrected a connection with nature. With no commitments, get-togethers, or places to be, we've found the outdoors to be the only place open. The outdoors offers...

Make Your Own Medal: You Are a Quarantine Champion

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The 2020 Summer Olympics may be postponed until next year, but we parents everywhere are engaged with challenges that make us champions every day. We have neither trained for our tried out to compete...

5 Guilt-Free Screen Time Activities for the Coronavirus Lockdown

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With schools closed and companies implementing mandatory telework, the Coronavirus pandemic creates an interesting situation for many at home. Parents who are lucky enough to work from home are wondering: How can we be...