It’s hot out and the perfect time to treat yourself (and your kids) to socially-distanced ice cream! We talked to several local moms about their favorite neighborhood ice cream shops. These scoop shops have been taste-tested and are both...
Two years ago, I landed my dream job as a full-time, professional, Stay-at-Home Dad of a then two-year-old and one-year-old. As I learned to plumb the depths of my patience each day, I also sought to make more environmentally...
Summer in the time of coronavirus. Usually, at this point in the year, I am working on my epic bucket list of summer adventures around DC. But this summer is … special. Museums and pools are closed and we...
Toddlers and preschoolers alike will enjoy this special play and learning time with you as you explore sorting pom poms together in this unique activity for toddlers that also helps build fine motor skills. This simple upcycled project is great...
Disclaimer: Not an Expert This post is not a “how-to” on organization, toy-bin labeling, or keeping kids’ rooms tidy all the time. If you find a blog post on how I can do this well without sacrificing my sanity, I’m...
A move to DC for many people involves a significant amount of downsizing. Over the years I've known many families who move to the city, leaving behind a large suburban home for a much smaller city row home or...
Now more than ever, I am looking for kids craft ideas that are 1) not overly complicated, 2) require no special materials, and 3) will keep my child entertained for a decent amount of time. Building a Cardboard City...
Looking for some budget-friendly family meal ideas that your kids will actually eat? I have 3 meal ideas that my family loves—and hopefully, yours will too. With our large family, our grocery bill is our 3rd largest expense after...
April showers bring May flowers. With the stunning blooming flowers around H Street and Capitol Hill as inspiration, we are making our own indoor May flower garden with flower crafts while continuing to shelter in place.  We made these flower...
It’s spring! Even though life feels upside down because of coronavirus, or perhaps especially because life feels upside down, it can be helpful to pause and enjoy the beauty of spring, no matter how small. Here are two meditative nature...
This is a wild time in the world right now trying to keep up with all.the.things. Worrying about loved ones, educating the kids, keeping the house tidy, feeding kids, working intermittently, preparing meals again and again, etc. In our...
One way that we have been transitioning to our new quarantine homeschool life is by doing family STEM projects where all the children, teens through toddlers can participate. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Our...
Spring is here in all of its beautiful, pale-pink glory. Let's make some spring art for kids!  This year spring in the DC area is unlike any we have experienced. We should not go to the Tidal Basin, as...
Before my son turned into a full-fledged toddler, he ate vegetables no problem. How I remember the days of steaming cauliflower and broccoli! Unfortunately, those days are gone and now if I even try and slip a few peas...

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We are grateful for the sponsor of this guide: Kelly Kelley with Compass Real Estate. Kelly Kelley is an expert for this area. Please be sure...