I know that with every baby, toddler, and childhood stage, there will be a challenge. I was prepared to deal with potential challenges, I just wasn't anticipating a pandemic to coincide with dealing with them. Zoom fatigue is real....
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...
What a year! Who could have predicted the challenges we'd face with schooling - virtual, hybrid, in-person... the list goes on. Luckily, we are fortunate our region has some of the best schools in the nation that are navigating...
So your little one is refusing to sleep, and you’re not ready to give up nap time? There is a happy medium: Rest Time! What’s the big difference? Rest time has no expectation of sleep. Kids are expected to do...
Feeding your little one can be confusing and overwhelming. Whether you have a picky eater or don't know where to start in introducing solid foods to your baby, there is help out there. I've found these Instagram influencers to...
This article contains a sponsored link from BetterHelp. Yes, this is a play on the song Big Yellow Taxi's line "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Another part of the song has been hitting me: "Don't it...
Anyone with a toddler at home knows the have BIG emotions sometimes. As parents, we want to help our toddlers learn how to manage all those emotions and build upon their emotional intelligence—but where do we start? There are...
This article does contain a sponsored link from BetterHelp. I never would have guessed that I’d be writing about potty training during a pandemic but here we are. I know this may not be what you want to read. Sure,...
Our son Junior, is a Baby Shark fan. It is a really popular song among the toddler set. Junior will sing his punk/metal version of Baby Shark at home, at church, anywhere, and at the top of his lungs....
Like most people, I had a sense that COVID-19 was going to result in my family being quarantined. I stocked up on essentials, cleaned, organized and sanitized our home in preparation for our family of five to stay put....
Before my son turned into a full-fledged toddler, he ate vegetables no problem. How I remember the days of steaming cauliflower and broccoli! Unfortunately, those days are gone and now if I even try and slip a few peas...
The Smithsonian Museums are at the top of the list for many families with kids in Washington, D.C. and for good reason! I love going to the museums (especially the National Museum of American History) with my kids because...
While choking is a scary topic for us as parents, the good news is that it’s largely preventable! This post will provide you with information and tips to protect your little one from choking. Also, I am not a...
Well, I survived EdFEST. It was informative, busy, and crowded, and I'm glad I went. EdFEST is the District of Columbia's annual public school fair, where families can talk to representatives of public and charter schools in one spot....

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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...