Have you ever wondered how difficult is it to ice dye your own T-shirt? You are not alone! I wanted to try DIY T-shirt Ice Dye for ages. And today, I am going to show you how to do...
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,...
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....
                Remember the Guess Who game? Was it one of your favorites as a kid too? This was the one game that Dad and I played so much we barely needed 3 guesses to figure out the other person's card! I...
We're in the dog days of summer. It's hot, so very hot. Our kids have been home since ... forever. Sometimes we need to shake up the routine but still stay close to home. So here are three cool summer...
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....
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 used to look forward to rainy days - they were a great excuse to avoid errands and instead curl up on the couch with a good book, a blanket, and my cappuccino. But now, with a toddler? Rainy...
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...
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...
With longer days, warmer weather, and the school year coming to an end, one thing is on a lot of mom’s minds….packing for camp. The thought of packing for four, six or even seven weeks can be daunting, but...
  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 Simple Material, Endless Possibilities Ah, the humble roll of Painter's Tape. Such a simple utility item can bring endless hours of fun and activities! At the start of quarantine, when many basic art supplies were sold out, I had...
Thinking of a creative way to keep your kids busy? Give them a chance to practice their business savvy? Help them learn a new skill? Consider a kids marketplace! What's a kids marketplace you say? It's an event where multiple kids get...

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Conrad Washington, DC: Our Much Needed Staycation Destination

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Recently my husband and I snuck away for a luxurious Conrad staycation in Washington, DC. We were instantly reminded of how magical and beautiful downtown DC...