So this is happening. And everything keeps changing. The plans for work and school and every other place that existed last week for COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, have changed. Whatever I write here could be different in the next...
As a little girl, I loved “The Paper Bag Princess,” a story about a princess named Elizabeth who single-handedly defeats the dragon that had destroyed her castle and kidnapped her prince. But when she rushes in to save Prince...
Goodbye 2019...and hello 2020! The new year brings renewed hope and a fresh start. Unfortunately, it also brings fewer outdoor public events to entertain the family. But never fear, we have found some fun ways to make long-lasting memories...
Many of us growing up learning that talking about politics and religion in public is a no-no. But in this area the rules of public discourse are completely different, we ask people what they do when we first meet them, we...
One of the biggest challenges moms have each day is healthy snacks! What can we feed our kids that will taste great AND be good for their growing brains and bodies? Sometimes figuring out what to put on the...
  Who would’ve thought that my rejection from the preschool we wanted most would lead to the best decision of our schooling years… to make our own preschool! That homegrown co-op school became not only the perfect place for my kids...
Summer is here! Time to soak up the sunshine and play outside. If you're looking for outside play that is relatively educational, and you have young children learning their colors, try these color match games. You can play all...
Confession: Being a mom has made me kind of a lousy environmentalist. I put my kids in disposable diapers; I pack their snacks in plastic baggies. I make quick calculations about what will save me time, freeing up a...
Honestly, winter is not my favorite time of the year. Having 10 kids indoors for days on end makes for a long season. Over the years, I have come up with some easy indoor activities to do at home...
When you think of June, what do you think of? The end of school? Summer’s start? Yes, those things are true! Maybe you already know that in the United States we also celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride this month. Perhaps you’ve...
A Child Sleep Consultant's Perspective on the Tesla of bassinets: The Snoo Bassinet. Last night my seventeen-year-old daughter called me. She was babysitting her first infant “for the first time”; she said, "Hi, Mom, what does "Snoo the baby" mean?"  It...
Isn't Every Day Naturally Full of "Special Time" for Kids? Playing together every day offers tons of "Special Time" for children naturally, doesn't it? We purposefully under-schedule our days to allow for large chunks of long, uninterrupted free play where...
This article is written by Lauren Engler, founder of Via Graces. Does any of this sound familiar? My baby still wakes up multiple times a night for a feeding. My child gets out of bed all night long.   My baby...
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to make sure I had something in our home that signaled we celebrate love. I’ve been holding on to an old sweatshirt for a DIY project for awhile. I decided to make...

Stay Connected

4,962FansLike
4,993FollowersFollow
64FollowersFollow
458FollowersFollow

In + Around DC

Conrad Washington, DC: Our Much Needed Staycation Destination

0
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...