When we found out we were pregnant, I didn't know how our dog would handle it. At the time, our then two-year-old French Bulldog Reggie was our only "child," and he definitely got all of our attention. Someone was always...
Both working and non-working mamas need mentors.  Whether you are in the office or out of the office, after having a baby or inheriting a bonus mom role, walking into the workplace can make a new mother feel like...
Becoming a stepparent. For some, it may be the last thing in the world they thought would ever happen. At least, that's the case for my best friend Michelle. She fell in love with, and eventually married, a man with...
We've all been there - that feeling of hopelessness in the middle of the night when, once again, baby is awake. It may be time look into sleep consultants to help you and your baby sleep. Whether you're a...
If back to school (aka back to carpool line) has you dreading the longest part of the day, you’re not alone. For me, using every minute effectively counts during our busy days. This means sitting in park unable to...
Incontinence, diastasis recti, pain during sex... these are often talked about as somewhat "normal" postpartum conditions, but they don't have to be with a pelvic floor therapists! A seasoned physical therapist who specializes in pelvic health can help get you...
If you'd have known me in my adult youth, aka my 20s, you would never think I'd end up deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. I didn't think my instincts were so great when it came to children. I...
Some of our most treasured possessions are family photographs and our Guide to Washington, DC area Photographers has you covered! From new babies and family milestones to special achievements and occasions, we love to beautifully capture these family memories....
It's the 9th year of Black Breastfeeding Week and we are grateful to speak with NyJa Carter to celebrate. This year, the theme is The Big Pause: Collective Rest for Collective Power. This week #BBW21 honors the need for...
You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance? A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition. The Statistics with Breastfeeding...
It was January of 2020, the middle of the pandemic, and I was still breastfeeding my 17-month-old daughter. This was my second go-round with breastfeeding. I weaned my older son at 14 months and it was easy. My daughter,...
Join us for BLOOM on Facebook on Thursday, September 23rd at 8 pm for our expert panels and giveaways!!! We are excited to introduce and invite you to Bloom: An Event for New & Expecting Families! We are linking arms with...
This has definitely been a heavy week for many of us. The developments all over the world over the past couple of weeks have left me paralyzed and with a sense of hopelessness. I usually wake up, read the...
Have you ever thought to outsource and automate most life tasks? I was - maybe still am - one of those people who likes to do things myself. This is because I have always liked learning, the process, and...

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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...