Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical family-friendly events and activities to be canceled or significantly changed. The DC area is reopening, giving families more ways to spend time together. This month, we have compiled...
>> JOIN THE FACEBOOK EVENT GROUP HERE! << This pandemic has thrown us all for a loop. So we wanted to do something fun WITH you all (virtually)! Join fellow moms as we gather for our Nourish & Flourish Event in...
My son had been looking forward to his birthday for months. And of course, no one could have seen quarantine coming. He turned 6 at the beginning of May and all he wanted was a big birthday party with...
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...
“Mommy, this is what we are going to do. We are going to sleep right under the Declaration of Independence.” My nine-year-old son had a plan. He was going to go to the National Archives museum, stake out a place...
There is so much to celebrate in March! Spring is coming, so flowers will are beginning to bloom. This includes the area's illustrious cherry blossoms (their peak bloom will be announced by the National Park Service in early March)....
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...
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...
It’s Carnival time, and -- everybody’s havin’ fun!  You don’t have to be in Louisiana to let the good times roll and pass a good time for Mardi Gras.  There are lots of ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in...
The DC Area Moms Blog team is growing! We are looking for local women who are passionate about motherhood and who want to connect and celebrate life with moms in the DMV. Join our inaugural events team to do just...
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....
We are grateful for Bright Horizons who is sponsoring our February Guide. Learn about what they are up to and how you can join them! There’s so much happening at Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool centers in the DC...
Goodbye 2019...and hello 2020! The new year brings renewed hope and a fresh start. Unfortunately, it also brings fewer outdoor public events to entertain the family. But never fear, we have found some fun ways to make long-lasting memories...
The American Pops Orchestra creates family-friendly shows for kids to enjoy with their families.  The American Pops Orchestra will showcase the "Pied Piper" at Arena Stage with a unique twist on the story. There are two times to see this one-of-a-kind performance:...

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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...