Snow is fun, snow is different, and snow should be celebrated! Snowy days in the winter offer our children unique experiences and memories as children. Snow days literally stand out from the rest in my children's minds. We try...
Are you already thinking about where your child will go to school next fall? Is it causing stress or anxiety in addition to a bit of excitement? You are not alone! If you are considering public schools (District of...
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 school is the best fit...
With the welcome return to (mostly) in-person schooling, we once again face tough decisions about which preschools will be the best for our children. Fortunately, our region is home to some of the best preschools in the nation. From free...
Dear All Lawmakers (especially Democrats): I understand that to compromise with other Democrats and get the infrastructure bill introduced to attempt to be passed, the paid parental leave for parents was cut from 12 weeks to four. I just wanted...
Gentle parenting: Great for all ages For the last three years, we have been a homeschool family and I have considered our journey of discipline and behavior to be relatively smooth. While I am no parenting expert, I am well-versed...
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15, so I am sharing my son’s favorite 10 books in Spanish for toddlers. Some of these books are in only Spanish and others are in English and Spanish. We read...
A Child Sleep Consultant's Perspective on the Tesla of bassinets: The Snoo Bassinet. Last night my seventeen-year-old daughter called me. She was babysitting her first infant “for the first time”; she said, "Hi, Mom, what does "Snoo the baby" mean?"  It...
Let’s be honest, some grandparents are more work than help. When my parents or in-laws visit for the weekend, they do not help. Most of the time, my in-laws sit on the couch watching television as I scramble to...
The kids have been back in school for well over a month, but I still have not settled in yet. I suspect it is because this year feels different. Like most parents, I agonized over the decision to do...
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...
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:...
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...

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Where to Get a COVID Vaccine in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

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Looking for where to get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child age 5 or older? Or maybe the most convenient place to get your...