I had been enrolled in the FSA FEDS program since before I was a mom, and enrolled in the DCFSA since becoming a mom. Both are offered to federal employees, working parents may be eligible for FSA (flexible spending...
If you are like one of the millions of women currently trying to conceive, you have probably wondered what you can do prior to seeking out fertility treatments to boost your fertility naturally. My top 7 nutrition tips to boost...
For the past few years I've shared a list of places that make getting fall flu shots for kids as easy as pumpkin pie. Who are we kidding? Baking a pie is a lot of work-- getting a flu...
Hint: A caesarean scar defect does not mean there is an issue with the visible scar on your tummy. It means there is something wrong with how the incision to your uterus healed. C-section woes Emergency c-sections are scary, I'm not...
As an introverted mom of three kids, I know what it means to need alone time. As a long-time anxiety sufferer and lover of nature, I know what it means to need a stress outlet outside of the home....
Incontinence, diastasis recti, pain during sex... these are often talked about as somewhat "normal" postpartum conditions, but they don't have to be with a pelvic floor therapists! A seasoned physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health can help get you...
Hey there, fellow mama. The new school year is already here for some or just around the corner! Are you ready? If you're like me, and many others I've spoken with, this more than any other year is a...
My daughter asked me a couple weeks ago whether I could take off the summer to play with her.  I laughed and said no.  I told her that I needed and wanted to work.  That made me reflect on...
Who doesn’t love Trader Joes? I share my 17 favorite Trader Joe's foods below! Since our first encounter, it was love at first sight. However, I became a real fan during the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, my husband used to do the...
In case returning to "real life" requires a little encouragement I listened this morning to the "Wait, We’re Not Ready" episode of the fabulous What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood podcast — and let me tell you,...
It is a sunny weekend and your kids are outside playing in the driveway. The next second, you hear the dreaded cry and the call for "Mooooom!" Your little one fell off her bike and hurt her ankle. You...
If you love someone who lives with depression, mania, or bipolar (1 or 2) this post may help you with acceptance and awareness of neurological-diversity. Or if you happen to be the person preparing for or receiving treatment for...
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. I’ve lived...
I am not one for clichés about childrearing. I find them dismissive of the parenting experience and they only give me guilt about the moments when I am not appreciating everything. However, there is one cliché that, as much...

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Happy New Year to you and your family! With plunging temperatures and increases in COVID positivity rates, families in the DMV may find it...