Dear Drunk Driver, There are very few individuals who have caused such a significant effect on my life like you have. Your choices that epic night led up to an event that would connect us forever. Your decision to drive,...
As the pandemic wears on, we are reminded to take care of ourselves and choose joy often. For me, self-care boils down to rest and relaxation. Here are my five favorite relaxation essentials. Reincarnation Tea From my hometown of Aurora, CO...
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 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 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...
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...
A lot has changed quickly in the last few weeks as coronavirus (or COVID-19) has gained ground in the US. I know I'm not alone as my anxiety rises as we wait to see what is next. So while...
Like many of you, I am feeling unsure of what to do when things feel so uncertain. I may be a clinical psychologist, but I am also a person who has never lived through something like this before. I...
Last night I sat on the bathroom floor feeding my hysterical newborn, holding him in one arm as he balanced precariously on my knee. I was using my other arm to stop my toddler falling off the toilet seat...
I'm 39 weeks pregnant and slowing down but the world around me is moving faster than ever. One week ago, on a very normal day, I shared stories on DC Area Moms Blog Instagram. A few days before that,...
Are you still trying to get back into your normal routine after the holidays? Me too! Yes, we are adults and parents—not babies—and we need a routine. I remember when all 3 of my girls were babies. Everything I...
I'm a news producer, so I see headlines and read articles from around the world all the time. It's a large part of my job. Being that I've been doing this for many years, it's easy to get desensitized...
Resolutions! A word that is around this time of the year. Gyms are overflowing with people and everyone is asking you what your resolutions are for the new year. One thing that we are all certain is that resolutions...

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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...