It's October, and I don't know about you, but we are finally getting into that good back to school groove in this house! As we settle into the routines of a new school year, we can count on our...
It is officially back to school time in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.  While getting uniforms, backpacks, and lunch boxes ready to go, don’t forget about back to school pictures.  Or, in our case, the very first day of...
Some of my favorite childhood memories are of the fireworks on the Fourth of July. My mom worked in a small town on the water in Maine, and we'd go early to get a good spot to watch the...
The home remodeling website Houzz did a study and it found that 12% of couples who start a major renovation, will consider getting a divorce before the end of it. Undertaking a home renovation is super hard. Below are 50 tips to help you save time, money, and sanity during your home renovation. In addition to these tips, using an experience and expertise of a Renovation Coach to accomplish your home renovation goals can be invaluable.  50 Home Renovation Tips 1. Plan your renovation with...
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....
When we first did the math on raising twins in D.C., hiring a nanny instead of day care seemed to make sense. But I knew that that would also mean doing paperwork and paying taxes. With two new babies,...
  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...
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...
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....
There’s a lot of talk right now about toxin-free living. Maybe you’re a skeptic of this movement, much like I used to be. But my mind started to change as more research came out about the harmful effects of...
Let’s be serious…traveling with your kids is not a vacation, it’s a trip and it often requires a lot of preparation, organization, and packing! Whether you are traveling with or without kids, these packing tips will help you prepare...
Organizing your bucket list for an epic summer of fun! Has school let out for your kids or are you excitedly counting down the days? Are you dreading the long, hot, humid days waiting for you? No matter what you're...

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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...