Badlands is a new nature-inspired play space and interactive environment in Rockville, MD where children can take risks, succeed at challenging themselves, and find their own way.  The space is simply amazing and provides plenty to keep kids ages 2-13 busy for...
Cherry blossom season is upon us once again! Peak bloom is expected to be April 1, and best viewing is typically 4-7 days after the peak (keep in mind that shifts in weather could alter the peak date). Area...
The National Cathedral is a true national treasure in the Washington, DC area. They are hosting their First “Holiday Light Spectacular” Event on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28 at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 pm.  Holiday Light Display Details Mark your calendars...
Celebrate The Day of The Dead with this healthy, low sugar, kid-friendly Cinnamon Pumpkin Donut recipe. Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd....
Storytime in My Life I love books with a soulful passion. My mother encouraged my love for books by purchasing any books I wanted; she never said no to my ask of a book. I marvel at great storytelling and...
Join us for BLOOM on Facebook on Thursday, September 23rd at 8 pm for our expert panels and giveaways!!! We are excited to introduce and invite you to Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Families! We are linking arms with...
March marked not only the beginning of spring but also the kick off for both MLB and MLS seasons. DC United is back for its second season at Audi Field. Our family has been a DCU family for three years...
We need one another, we need to read, we need accountability (because life is wild, amiright!), and we need to have meaningful adult conversations in our life. Taking a step back from motherhood, work, household duties, responsibilities, etc. to...
Summer is coming to an end. The school year is starting again and pumpkin spice will soon begin to sneak its way back into almost everything, so Fall must be around the corner. (Fall officially begins on September 22nd.) This...
The beginning of spring and the National Cherry Blossom Festival is marked by beautiful bursts of color from the many varieties of cherry trees in the area. Celebrating this symbol of renewal and friendship is an annual tradition for many...
We are STILL in a pandemic, so please be mindful of others and stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you plan to meet friends at a Pumpkin Patch, be sure to communicate expectations regarding children and...
Hellooooo summer! We will kick off the month with 4th of July celebrations, but there is much fun to be had throughout July. Lots of outdoor adventure awaits your family this month. You could find it touring Maryland farms,...
Every four years we get an extra day. That elusive February 29. The day usually passes without notice except for the leaplings (people who were born on February 29) who finally get to celebrate their real birthdays. Why don't...
If you live in the D.C. area and geek culture is your jam, you’ve probably heard of Awesome Con.  For seven years, Awesome Con has been bringing over 70,000 fans together to see their favorite stars from across comics,...

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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...