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....
Spring is here in all of its beautiful, pale-pink glory. Let's make some spring art for kids!  This year spring in the DC area is unlike any we have experienced. We should not go to the Tidal Basin, as...
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....
Working in the nutrition field, I had big hopes for all the healthy foods that I would feed my child. MY child would joyfully eat avocado, salmon, spinach, blueberries, etc. So, of course, irony would have it that I...
Working is all I have ever known. I took my first job when I was 14 and have worked ever since! I worked until I was 38 weeks pregnant and returning to work was always my plan. Fast forward 2...
One of the best things about living in the DC area is the amazing schools we have access to. From free Pre-K3 in DC, to charter schools, private schools, and more, there is an awesome, accessible preschool program for...
My 3.5 year old son will make the big transition from Preschool to Pre-K3 this Fall. Many children in the area make this change at this age since D.C. offers free, public Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 through its lottery system....
Extended Breastfeeding Deserves Support When we talk about World Breastfeeding Week, we have to include extended breastfeeding in the discussion. This is such an important topic because if more women feel supported, then it’s more likely that they will have...
My smartphone runneth over with pictures of my twins.  This begs the question: What in the world should we do with all of those photos taking up precious storage space on our phones?  Make photo albums! I am a...
“Mommyyyyyyyyyyy!!!” Filipe wakes me up at 6. I drop one of my legs to the floor. The rest of my body follows. It takes me five minutes to drag my exhausted body to his bedroom, located a grand total...
As a parent, we face one question again and again…and again: What am I gonna do with my kid in the heat of the summer, cold of winter, or on rainy days? Online, I often see moms asking for ideas for...

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August Family-Friendly Activities Guide

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This summer has looked different than any other summer in our lives. Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical summer...