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...
It can be really hard to find the perfect gift for the people you love on Valentine's Day. Often you've already just given them the perfect gift for the holidays just over a month ago! These DIY Valentine's Day...
Halloween crafts are some of our favorite fall activities when we aren’t frolicking at a pumpkin patch.  (Be sure to check out the DC Moms Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun!)  My three-year-old twins and I set out...
In case you haven’t seen the Tweets, the Facebook posts or the emails -- It’s Screen-Free Week (April 29-May 30). No, screens are not the devil, and this post is not meant to preach. As a mom, I know as...
Crayons are a creative staple in my household. If the plethora of dinosaurs, electronic gadgets, and books ever got boring (and apparently, they do) the kids will pull out the crayons. I love crayons because they can be used...
I bake a lot of cupcakes in my (limited) spare time. It’s a way to be creative, use my brain for something other than my day job, and to share the fruits of my labor with family and friends....
  In honor of our daughter's birthday, who was born on St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to share our favorite easy and fun St. Patrick's Day crafts and snacks for kids. Every year on March. 17th we have a big...
One of the many things I love about DC is the notion that it is full of transplants.  So many of us were born and raised somewhere else.  We bring these different cultures and perspectives with us, making DC...
Winter days are short, and the addition of rain and snow can keep us inside more than we’d like. A fun way to add a little Springtime cheer during the colder months is to plant Paperwhite Narcissus bulbs. This...
My favorite Valentine's Day gift is always from my Mom.  My first year away from home (freshman in college), my mom sent me a pair of socks as a Valentine's gift.  She continued to do this every year for years....
Armed with a lack of Pinterest worthy skills and two energetic 2.5 year olds, we set out to find easy Valentine crafts that anyone can do.  These projects are all easy – meaning they are relatively easy to get...
Everyone loves finding those super cute craft ideas on Pinterest that you think your child’s teacher will love! The white handprints on blue paper transformed into adorable snowflakes, crayons glued into a wreath-shape circle, monogrammed hall passes, you get...
Like most people in DC, our home doesn't have much of a backyard; if we want to wander for hours in nature, we have to pile into the car and drive to Rock Creek Park or the National Arboretum....

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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...