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
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Pregnancy is Torture

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I'm just going to come out and say it. Pregnancy is torture. Are you shocked by this statement? Or do you agree? I'm currently in my fourth pregnancy. I have two children, which means I suffered...

Older Moms: Let’s Think About Our Future

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I remember when I heard the term "geriatric" to describe older moms nearing advanced maternal age at the doctor's office. I was only 34 at the time, and I would be "nearing" advanced maternal...
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Make a Felt Wall Christmas Tree Decoration

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I've always wanted to get my children a felt wall tree for Christmas, one that they could decorate all on their own. But I always seemed to miss the shipping windows when the tree...
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Make a “We Love You!” Winter Wonderland Tree for Grandparents

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When I was a kid, my parents always decorated our house festively for the holidays. They would plan ahead and decorate before the first snowfall and make sure the house shined brightly throughout the...

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 ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Although he brings joy to children everywhere especially...
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Have You Ever Heard of a Caesarean Scar Defect?

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Hint: A caesarean scar defect does not mean there is an issue with the visible scar on your tummy. It means there is something wrong with how the incision to your uterus healed. C-section woes Emergency...

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...

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...