Just a few months after we said our vows, my husband and I found ourselves in the midst of seemingly insurmountable conflict in our marriage. So, of course, we thought a big change was needed and decided to move...
All marriages go through seasons, but “Pandemic” is probably the season you never saw coming. Maybe the pandemic has been a blessing to your marriage, providing simplified schedules, more margin to connect, and an opportunity to re-prioritize time as...
Dear black man, dear black dad, I want to let you know that even though at the present moment you may not feel it, you truly are appreciated and you are loved. When you look into the eyes of your...
Several years ago, I saw an idea on Pinterest for creating a deck of cards dates. This is a way to catalog 52 different date ideas from which a couple could choose date night (or day!) activities. I put...
And you may ask yourself, well How did I get here?  Living in a shotgun shack   Or your mother's basement!  Last summer, we were living with our two kids in Texas. After an interview in July, my husband was offered a job here...
We are so grateful to have launched DC Moms Blog earlier this year and are looking forward to an even more exciting and fruitful year ahead in 2019 with posts and events. We are taking a content break the...
This month I turn forty. Forty. ForTY. FORty. FORTY. As forty drew closer and closer, I kept thinking I would be one of those people who would pick a goal. Forty marathons by my 40th birthday or 40 days of...
Every year when the holidays roll around, I find myself struggling to come up with a creative and meaningful gift for my husband. Neither of us are very big "gift" people, and are in a phase of life when...
"Ten years from now, your husband will be the person you built him up to be."  A wise friend said this to me several years ago. We were on a walk around our neighborhood, toddlers in tow, and I was...
To be honest, I can be pretty critical of my kid's dad. As a mom, sometimes I’d rather just do things myself because naturally, I do it best, and somehow, he does it all wrong. Like, why can’t he...
In the past 7 years, my spouse has gone on two military deployments. Each deployment lasted about a year and it was hard to survive without my other half. During the first deployment, my daughter turned two. During the...

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We are STILL in a pandemic, so please be mindful of others and stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you plan...