It’s hot out and the perfect time to treat yourself (and your kids) to ice cream! We talked to several local moms about their favorite neighborhood ice cream shops. These scoop shops have been taste-tested and are both kid...
Who doesn’t love Trader Joes? I share my 17 favorite Trader Joe's foods below! Since our first encounter, it was love at first sight. However, I became a real fan during the pandemic. Pre-pandemic, my husband used to do the...
Think about this - have you ever heard anyone say they don’t like donuts? Even the pickiest eaters (read: toddlers) find a donut they like. Perfect for road trips, classroom celebrations (remember those?), lazy Sunday mornings at home, or...
Spring is finally here! That means it's time for some nice local fruits and veggies to add to our meals. I know, I know, we have plenty of super markets full of all kinds of produce, but there is...
Hoppity hoppity, Easter is on its way! One tradition our children look forward to is making and decorating our Easter Bunny Cake. My grandmother made this cake with my mom and her siblings, my mom with me and my...
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...

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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...