For those of us who've lost track of which day it is after being at home for weeks, Mother's Day is almost here! Obviously, this year will be a little different without the option to head out to brunch or...
Last year I wrote about what a typical Ramadan in a Muslim household feels like. This year Ramadan comes and possibly will end during a worldwide pandemic. It will have a different flavor and different challenges. A big part of...
This post about Earth Day's 50th Anniversary is written by Guest Writers: Seema Thomas and Junu Shrestha The thoughts presented in the article are the writers' own and do not represent views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note...
Good news: the Easter Bunny is not under a stay-at-home order and will be delighting children with treats this weekend. Bad news: just about everything else about this Easter will be different, thanks to the global health crisis that...
With Easter plans officially scrapped, it is time to focus on decorating our house for the most festive, socially distant, self-isolated Easter possible. How are we going to do this? Easter bunny crafts. My nearly four-year-olds and I spent the...
"Why is tonight different from all other nights?" This is one of the most iconic questions asked during a Passover seder (ritual meal). In celebration of being led out of Egypt from slavery to freedom, Jewish people all over...
On the evening of March 9, 2020, you will hear people in costume yelling "Booooooo" in synagogues all over the Washington Metropolitan Region (and the world). No, it isn't a springtime Halloween or even March Madness, it is the...
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...
Roses are red, violets are blue. My kids love sweet treats how about you? My kids love Valentine’s Day and all the sweet treats that come with it. When I was creating this post I was looking for snacks...
As a kid, we spent a lot of time in Hebrew School discussing the “December Dilemma.”  This is the idea that Christmas comes around each December, and Jewish children who don’t celebrate feel left out. They feel extra aware...
The National Cathedral is a true national treasure in the Washington, DC area. They are hosting their First “Holiday Light Spectacular” Event on Friday, December 27 and Saturday, December 28 at 4:30, 6:30 and 8:30 pm.  Holiday Light Display Details Mark your calendars...
Hanukkah Events There are many ways to celebrate Hanukkah in the Washington, DC area--here is our round-up. Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is an eight-day Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and eight nights to commemorate the rededication of the Holy Temple in...
The holiday season is here, and with it comes the many traditions established over the years. The traditions my parents established created so much joy for our family. And as time and distance caused some traditions to fade out,...
Last week DC Reagan National Airport invited DC Mom Blog Contributors for an absolutely magical morning: Breakfast with Santa! Even the most hesitant little ones in our group totally warmed up to Santa, and it was the perfect opportunity...

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This summer has looked different than any other summer in our lives. Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical summer...