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...
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...
Spring -- and dare I say it, summer -- has finally come to DC. Flowers are blooming, the school year is coming to a close. This is the perfect time to nurture the budding florists in your home with kid-friendly...
                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...
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...
With warmer weather finally upon us, now is the time to get your home cleaned up and organized. Below are 6 tips for spring cleaning and organizing. Start Small - You don’t have to do it all at once....

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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...