Is Breastfeeding Really A Choice? When I was pregnant I was regularly asked if I would breastfeed. My reply of “I’m going to try” left many people confused and prompted a few insensitive remarks. My pregnancy was high risk due to...
Summers in DC are super hot and humid. This means we are always on the lookout for ways to keep cool which often includes enjoying frozen treats here and there. As every discerning parent knows, the challenge with many frozen...
"Before I had kids I used to...", "Back in the day...", "It’s been so long since I..." Do you find yourself saying that a lot when someone is asking you about the things that you love to do for fun?  ...
If you plan on feeding your new baby breast milk and don't plan to exclusively feed on the breasts, then you need to start thinking about breast pumps. Here are my experiences after nearly 7 months of pumping full-time.  Medela...
So, I was all set to attend this one-of-a-kind event called the Momference™, described as the first conference for millennial moms of color. It was conceptualized by two DMV-based women, who, like me, are mothers to sons. In fact, my...
Where can you find our family on most Saturday mornings of the year? The soccer field!  Our oldest has been playing soccer since he was three -- those games were notable for the lack of any actual soccer being played. Instead, the...
Supporting the immune system is at the forefront of everyone's mind during cold and flu season, but what about the rest of the year? Spring colds and summer throw-up bugs are just as inconvenient, which is why I have...
One of the biggest challenges moms have each day is healthy snacks! What can we feed our kids that will taste great AND be good for their growing brains and bodies? Sometimes figuring out what to put on the...
Getting through the first trimester of pregnancy can be tough! If you're one of the lucky ones with little to no symptoms, we are all jealous! I am a stay-at-home mom to a toddler, so I was nervous about...
About the Epidural Procedure Epidurals are a very common pain reliever during vaginal delivery. Approximately 60% of women get an epidural in the US. I had a great epidural experience! The process of receiving an epidural is simple: When you are...
I’ve always been afraid of pregnancy. It wasn’t just childbirth that scared me (and boy did it scare me!), but also what pregnancy would do to my body long-term. Would I experience aches and pains indefinitely? Would I pee...
Have you ever wondered why it's easy for you to accomplish some things in life while others seem forever out of reach? As a mindful eating coach,  I talk to moms every day about what it takes to live...
Looking for ways to plan and manage your fertility and family size naturally? For our part, we have chosen natural family planning (NFP). We don’t use hormonal or barrier methods; instead, we track my cycles and plan our sex life accordingly. Every...
The Bright Sun is Out (and so is it's harmful rays)! I grew up in Houston, Texas, where the sun was pretty much out year round. As long as I can remember I loved being out in the sun, playing...

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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...