If you’re looking for the right preschool for your child, chances are you’ve explored the possibility of a Montessori education. And if you’ve stepped foot into a Montessori classroom, you know it’s very different from a traditional preschool class....
Have you considered bilingual education for your child? It’s growing in popularity, and for good reason - there are concrete benefits for children who learn to speak and read two (or more!) languages.  Here are our top four benefits 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...
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...
The Goddard School is coming soon to serve families in Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Springfield, Annandale, and nearby areas. Owners Rahul and Taruna Jain have two children of their own and know how important it is for parents to find the childcare...
Bright Horizons® centers across the DC Area are open and enrolling! At Bright Horizons, we make your child’s health and safety our top priority. Our standards are the highest in the industry, meeting or exceeding all local and state...
As the temperatures slowly drop and the days grow shorter, it’s time to settle into a new fall routine. If your family hasn’t experienced the fun of Music Together online classes, this is the perfect semester to give it...
With most of the school districts across the area starting the year with a distance learning model, parents are looking for creative ways to have a suitable learning space at home. Our DMV families live in apartments, townhouses, or...
How can we celebrate distance learning? In a normal year, the first day of school usually comes with nervousness and excitement. My children are always sad to see summer end, but they wake up that first morning with anticipation. A...
What are you going to do for school? Are you in a pod? How are you handling work? Have you heard about professional learning pods? How are you managing to do the hard things?These are questions are playing on...
Back to School is here! Use this guide to navigate educational resources and tutoring assistance in our area. We hope you find this helpful! If you have other resources that fellow local moms should know about, please email us...
Ah, social media. Like so many adults, I have a total love-hate relationship with this aspect of technology. I acknowledge what an incredible time-suck it can be. The endless (and often mindless) scrolling can feel mind-numbing sometimes. It also...
School will begin soon and it looks very different this year. For lots of us, areas of our homes will transform into learning environments where we normally eat breakfast or in bedrooms where kids normally sleep. This change can...
This article is written in partnership with guest author, Chloe Varelidi. When Covid takes a toll on playtime, let your kids build their own worlds. Last week, as I was wrapping up my last Zoom call of the day, my partner came...

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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...