"Moms of D.C. are busy — really busy!" That's how I started last year's post on where to get a flu shot for your kids. But it's 2020, and I'm laughing that I thought I was busy last year....
Bike riding was my favorite way to get around as a kid, just hop on and pedal. Besides being one of my only options (pre-driver’s license), the fact it was free was unbeatable. When I moved to the DC...
What a time to be alive! We are experiencing so much emotionally, and maintaining joy is difficult because of it. COVID is one global issue. The beginnings of toppling racism and reforming criminal justice in America (I'm trying to...
Do you have a treadmill? A peloton? A rowing machine? Not to worry, neither do most people. If you are like me and need to move your body in order to get through the day of homeschooling and whining...
As we stood on the edge of a small section of beautiful Sligo Creek, my son could be heard angrily shouting as loud as he could while throwing rocks at the water. "I hate the corona." "I want to go to the...
This is a guest article written by Elle Cole from CleverlyChanging.com. World Sickle Cell Day is on June 19. Started in 2008 by the United Nations, the day helps raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD). Sickle Cell Disease is...
Many parents understand the benefits of taking their children to a pediatrician. But sometimes it’s not clear why taking their children to a pediatric dentist is just as necessary. Dr. Peter Markov, a pediatric dentist and owner of VK...
This is a guest post from Autria Godfrey.  I can still vividly remember the worst of the panic attacks.  It was 2:30 in the morning and I was sitting in the floor in my daughter’s nursery. My heart was racing and...
This article contains a sponsored link from BetterHelp. Yes, this is a play on the song Big Yellow Taxi's line "They paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Another part of the song has been hitting me: "Don't it...
This article has a link in our article sponsored by BetterHelp. Most people would think a stay-at-home order would be an easy thing for me. After all, I’m an introvert and I really do live to stay at home. However,...
Anyone with a toddler at home knows the have BIG emotions sometimes. As parents, we want to help our toddlers learn how to manage all those emotions and build upon their emotional intelligence—but where do we start? There are...
Our health insurance's advice nurse services were a much-needed lifeline when we became brand new parents. "Is that normal?" was a frequent question. In Junior's first year, he was sick—a lot. And we called the advice nurse—a lot. Your...
"Centering Black Mamas: The Right to Live and Thrive" The third annual national Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW) campaign, founded and led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, is, according to its website, “a week of awareness, activism, and community...
Whether you always knew you wanted to be a parent or became one hesitantly, the reality of having a new baby can be quite a shock. The change and upheaval in your somewhat "normal" life is profound. And as...

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March Guide to Family-Friendly Reopenings and Events

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Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused many typical family-friendly events and activities to be canceled or closed. This month, we have...