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...
This quick and easy apple turkey craft is a cute way to decorate your Thanksgiving table and provide a sweet (but not too sweet!) treat for your guests. It’s also a fun project for younger kids without the mess....
For parents, Halloween can be complicated: the social pressure to have the best costume, the fear of sugar overload, the risk of a late-night meltdown if kids are out past bedtime. Still, I love it anyway -- for three reasons...
I have many happy memories of Halloween. My mom made amazing costumes every year, and every year she made them super last minute. My dad decorated our house with spooky decorations, and together my parents threw a Halloween party...
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...
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...

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Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the...