Back to school, back to the morning routine We were excited to send the kids back to school for first grade! Bitter-sweet as the start of school can be, we were ready for them to learn in person and for...
For the past few years I've shared a list of places that make getting fall flu shots for kids as easy as pumpkin pie. Who are we kidding? Baking a pie is a lot of work-- getting a flu...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Jacqui Davis! Each month we feature one...
We know traveling and providing your children with new experiences has been difficult lately. Instead, our friends at the European Union are bringing Europe to the Washington, D.C. area! Starting on October 9, Kids Euro Fest will offer in-person...
Foster the Family DC is a local non-profit that launched this September to support local foster and adoptive families. They provide immediate, emergency support through resources and supplies, as well as ongoing, holistic support through community and care. Abuse, neglect,...
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 c-sections are scary, I'm not...
This guide is brought to you in partnership with City Bonfires, the personal, portable, reusable, locally made bonfire. These bonfires are a great way to make memorable fall memories together. And they make a great gift too! October brings an end...
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 continue to settle in our...
As an introverted mom of three kids, I know what it means to need alone time. As a long-time anxiety sufferer and lover of nature, I know what it means to need a stress outlet outside of the home....
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 life, I Googled, "how do...
I’m a planner, both by personality and by profession. When I found out I was pregnant with my first, we stopped at Barnes & Noble before heading to a celebratory dinner. I took whichever books had the most lists:...
Back to work after years at home I’ve been a stay-at-home Mom for almost 14 years. I was right there for every girls’ student conference, back-to-school nights, recitals, and scraped knees. I’ve been able to celebrate every win and comfort...
When we found out we were pregnant, I didn't know how our dog would handle it. At the time, our then two-year-old French Bulldog Reggie was our only "child," and he definitely got all of our attention. Someone was always...
Both working and non-working mamas need mentors.  Whether you are in the office or out of the office, after having a baby or inheriting a bonus mom role, walking into the workplace can make a new mother feel like...

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Conrad Washington, DC: Our Much Needed Staycation Destination

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Recently my husband and I snuck away for a luxurious Conrad staycation in Washington, DC. We were instantly reminded of how magical and beautiful downtown DC...