You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance? A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition. The Statistics with Breastfeeding...
Hey there, fellow mama. The new school year is already here for some or just around the corner! Are you ready? If you're like me, and many others I've spoken with, this more than any other year is a...
Join us for BLOOM on Facebook on Thursday, September 23rd at 8 pm for our expert panels and giveaways!!! At 11 am(ish) each day for Bloom week, we will have a GIVEAWAY and share it with one of our amazing...
Why do I teach kindness in my virtual art class? Well, it was another Saturday morning and I had just logged in to my zoom account and launched my virtual art class. Usually it is an easygoing and fun...
I'm going to be real with you. I did not read the book How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen. Audiobooks are sometimes easier when you have kids. I engaged in one of my book club cheats and listened to...
The month of August is full of emotional changes as the summer begins to wrap up and families look towards the beginning of a new school year. For many children, this is a time of great excitement worth celebrating....
Are you wondering how you can best support a breastfeeding mom? Breastfeeding doesn't always come easy and support is essential in the early days of forming a breastfeeding relationship. Each baby is so unique and a mom's prior experience...
Are you dreaming of a getaway now that life is returning to normal? Do you wish you could magically transport yourself to a vacation destination without the hassle of navigating through the airport with tons of luggage, car seats,...
OK, not going to lie. I have no idea how our family has been stuck in the house for the past 15 months and only recently found out about geocaching. I had heard that term before but never really...
Summer is here! Time to soak up the sunshine and play outside. If you're looking for outside play that is relatively educational, and you have young children learning their colors, try these color match games. You can play all...
Looking for simple, easy, and mostly free indoor or outdoor activities for your child? Here's our fun list of screen-free things to do! Life isn't completely back to normal with DC area activities, but we can still have a...
Bright Horizons Smithsonian Discoveries gives children a window into history, their world, and the greater universe around them — all without leaving their center. This collaboration between the Smithsonian® and Bright Horizons® brings the benefits of museum learning into...
Earlier this year, I heard news that the limit for dependent care FSA (flexible spending account) would increase from $5,000 to $10,500. If you, like me, work for the Federal government, this benefit is available until June 30th.  Also...
With virtual school this entire past year our children have been on screens way more than I like to admit! And as we all know, screens can damage the health of our eyes. I took my 10-year-old son, Cormac, to...

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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...