Ok, mamas, if you’re like me, I cannot stand the, “What’s for dinner?” question. It floods me with stress to try to throw something together based on random ingredients still lingering in the fridge. I admire the people who...
Looking for some budget-friendly family meal ideas that your kids will actually eat? I have 3 meal ideas that my family loves—and hopefully, yours will too. With our large family, our grocery bill is our 3rd largest expense after...
Before my son turned into a full-fledged toddler, he ate vegetables no problem. How I remember the days of steaming cauliflower and broccoli! Unfortunately, those days are gone and now if I even try and slip a few peas...
Now that most of us have toilet paper and water for the end of time, it’s time to think what else would we need as we begin to limiting outings and exposures to crowds. Supermarkets are now full of...
On the evening of March 9, 2020, you will hear people in costume yelling "Booooooo" in synagogues all over the Washington Metropolitan Region (and the world). No, it isn't a springtime Halloween or even March Madness, it is the...
If your children are anything like mine, they often come home from school feeling cranky, weary, and hungry. One of the best options I've found for curbing their pre-dinner hangry moods is through nutritious homemade super smoothies. Easy to...
Roses are red, violets are blue. My kids love sweet treats how about you? My kids love Valentine’s Day and all the sweet treats that come with it. When I was creating this post I was looking for snacks...
When asked what my favorite food was, my answer was a no-brainer: peanut butter. Peanut butter was delicious not only scooped and slathered in my mouth by a spoon, but in combination of what seemed like everything else: chocolate,...
Working in the nutrition field, I had big hopes for all the healthy foods that I would feed my child. MY child would joyfully eat avocado, salmon, spinach, blueberries, etc. So, of course, irony would have it that I...
Gaining weight during pregnancy. It's inevitable although some, obviously, gain more than others. I am on the "more" side. It may be because I'm simply just programmed to have big babies (my son was 9lbs 11oz), OR it may be...
In our house, my kids start planning their Halloween costumes in July, seriously. Our neighborhood goes all out with spooky decorations and haunted cul-de-sacs. On Halloween, we meet up with neighbors and walk the kids around trick-or-treating, it is...
Plastic free July has come and gone in a flash. As a mother, this one is specially challenging. How can I be conscious of my plastic use while entertaining my kids and motherhood in general? There is always a good...
Ok, we know breast milk is great nourishment for baby, but all those calories have to come from somewhere: mom’s diet! According to the Mayo Clinic, nursing moms need as much as 400 extra calories per day and extra...
I am raising both my children as vegetarians. I am a vegetarian, I’m the primary grocery buyer and cook in my family. In addition to vegetarianism being an ethical choice for me, it is also a practical one for...

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August Family-Friendly Events Guide

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The summer is going by so quickly, but never fear, there is still plenty of family-friendly summer fun to be had at a variety...