It’s that wonderful time of the year again. I don’t know about you, but I am dreaming of that first day of school, and yes, packing all those school lunches. I love my kids, but let's be honest,  summers...
Everyone has heard "It takes a village" - its one of those phrases that rightfully should continue to be repeated over and over because it rings true. But how do you find your village? How do you find the...
We are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15, so I am sharing my son’s favorite 10 books in Spanish for toddlers. Some of these books are in only Spanish and others are in English and Spanish. We read...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If you have school-aged children you have probably heard everything there is to know about bullying and prevention, especially during the month of October. The campaign was funded in 2006 and ever since then, schools dedicate an entire month...
Week one is here friends. It will be one full of family fun where we will get to share EVERY MOMENT with our day with our significant other and children. By now you are probably somewhat mentally prepared and...
Do you remember the old Staples back to school commercial with the dad running through the aisles gleefully with “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” playing in the background and the kids sadly walking behind the cart?...
It is officially back to school time in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.  While getting uniforms, backpacks, and lunch boxes ready to go, don’t forget about back to school pictures.  Or, in our case, the very first day of...
With back to school just around the corner, here are 9 tips and tricks to get organized as summer comes to an end. 1. Make a list of school supplies needed and shop ahead of time. Whether your school provides a...
The lazy days of summer are over. Ok "lazy days" is a gross mischaracterization of summer break, it's really much of the same level of hustle and bustle with higher food and electric bills. But I digress. While summer...

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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...