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...
High school is such an important time both academically and socially, and finding the best-fit school for your child is one of the keys to a successful high school experience. But, what do you do when you find that...
As parents we go through many transitions. Feeding, walking, talking, school, all come with its on challenges and joys. Each brings an overload of information and some decisions on how we are going to approach them. Learning how to...
To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool? Since I got married, I have had the desire to homeschool my kids at some point. As a public school Spanish teacher and believer in the power of education, I struggled to decide when...
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...
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...
When I signed up to write for DC Moms Blog, I knew what my first post would be: "Why Summer Break is THE WORST." Everyone is so excited for summer break and I get that--if you have relaxing vacations...
Searching for a local school for your early learner? It can be a daunting task, especially with so many excellent options in the DC area. Today, we’re highlighting one of the area’s top-rated preschools, The Winchester School in Silver...
This past month has been a particularly heavy month to watch news from around the world. The upheaval in Afghanistan has led to scores of displaced families becoming refugees. Many thousands have and will continue to settle in our...
My goal with my son is to replicate the successes of my maternal aunt and uncles with my male cousins. These cousins attended top-ranked state colleges and currently live middle or upper-middle-class lives as Black men with stable careers....
My kids and I are definitely missing our public library! In past summers, we escaped to our local library weekly for new books, storytime, and free AC. Since this summer will be different, I’ve started a list of places...
As a parent, when I think of the My School DC common lottery, I don't think of Powerball. I'm thinking about the DC school lottery. Instead of winning an extra scratch-off card or several million dollars, I can win...
For many families, getting healthy meals into their kids’ lunch boxes can be a challenge. Just getting the kids fed and dressed in the morning sometimes feels like a herculean task. Who has time to cut fresh fruit and...
Confession: I never planned on homeschooling. What a unique time to be writing about homeschooling! While some parents have been pondering this idea for weeks, months, or even years, homeschooling was never the plan for many. I've gathered from parenting...

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I love personal handcrafted gifts, but I'm not a crafty, DIY kind of mom. I am typically  more of a what can I order...