Postpartum back pain can be from a number of reasons. But, and that's a big but, this was the cause of mine: In 2017, I gave birth to my first child. I know women have babies every day, but this woman ended...
I'm expecting a baby at the end of June, which means that I'll be on maternity leave for the majority of the summer. I'm looking forward to this, since I was on maternity leave for most of the winter...
Nope, this is not one of the thousands of "perfect Dear Birthmother" letters that's out there. No, this is the letter after your adopted son or daughter has been placed in your arms and you've agreed to update the...
When I was about 6 months pregnant with my first child, people would always stop me and ask me what I was having. And my answer was always the same, 'I don’t know'. 99% of the time they would...
When we first did the math on raising twins in D.C., hiring a nanny instead of day care seemed to make sense. But I knew that that would also mean doing paperwork and paying taxes. With two new babies,...
We are grateful to have had tons of children's books before our son arrived. Friends gave us books in addition to clothes and regular baby gifts at baby showers. When we brought Junior home, family friends whose kids I'd...
Poppins Payroll, a payroll company for household employers, has recently launched their all-inclusive service in Maryland and Virginia (and will launch in DC proper in 6 months). Poppins can handle ALL of your household payrolls for just over a $1 a...
Big things are happening at Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool®. Bright Horizons at Courthouse Station is coming soon to Arlington, VA. This convenient location just two blocks from the Courthouse Metro Station is ideal for busy, working families. With full-day scheduling, year-round programs, designated...
As a new mom, I thought I didn’t need to spend any extra money on a jogging stroller and could really get along with a regular stroller. After giving it a try, I would say if you are planning to...
  As parents, we want to think that we know what is right for our children. We usually do, but there are times when help and collective wisdom are much needed. My first child went to daycare at 7 months. It...
As the school year began and the work started piling up, it struck me how hard it is to get anything done. When I say work, I don’t mean the work I get paid to do (although that is...
I'm kind of in shock at how quickly this pregnancy has gone. I was warned that the second time around, time just seems to fly by and that is absolutely the truth. I wrote about my first-trimester essentials here and I...
Raised Real is a new box subscription service for healthy single-serve meals for babies and toddlers. I just tried my first ever box of Raised Real Foods for our 21-month-old and I love it! I easily ordered my box online...
This week (August 25 – August 31) marks the 6th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week. You may be asking yourself why we need a Black Breastfeeding Week? How does race affect breastfeeding? I thought it was as simple as putting...

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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...