Scrolling through Instagram, I stopped on a picture of my friend’s daughter receiving a medal. The caption read that her daughter was “getting a medal for winning no soccer games this season.” I laughed out loud. It is so...
With so many amazing children's books out there, it can be challenging to select which books will capture both you and your little one without taking home half of the library! After many years of reading books to young...
With schools closed and companies implementing mandatory telework, the Coronavirus pandemic creates an interesting situation for many at home. Parents who are lucky enough to work from home are wondering: How can we be productive in our jobs while...
I started my motherhood journey with two beautiful, tiny babies — and I had to ask permission from someone else at the hospital to hold them.  When I was discharged from Sibley Memorial Hospital, and my newborn twins were...
Love is in the air. Valentine’s day is just around the corner, you’ve just had your postpartum checkup and your doctor or midwife has given you the all clear to resume sexual activity. Now what? Most likely, you received little...
My pelvic floor is far from perfect after three children. After the birth of last one, I rarely could run without leaking halfway through the second mile. I thought that was normal. I thought it ran in my family....
I was prepared for the fact that I would still look several months pregnant when I left the hospital after having my baby. And I had been lucky enough to love the way my pregnant body looked. But I...
A couple of months ago, I received some unexpected mail from one of my oldest, best friends. She is also my sorority sister. It was a simple note telling me that she was thinking of me with all that’s...
According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, starting at age 10 black boys are viewed as less innocent than their white peers, and are more likely to be mistaken as older, be perceived as guilty, and...
This is a continuation of a three-part series answering common questions about foster care. Check out Part 1 and Part 3. How do you care for biological families that aren’t working to be healthy? We do foster care because we want...
Earlier this year, I heard news that the limit for dependent care FSA (flexible spending account) would increase from $5,000 to $10,500. If you, like me, work for the Federal government, this benefit is available until June 30th.  Also...
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,...
“So, do you want more kids?” “What are you waiting for? When will you have another?” “Are you going to give him a sibling?” Looking on at my joyful and vibrant 5-year-old, these are some of the questions I...
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...

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It's that time of year again! Whether you stay in DC every year and opt to not travel, or have picked up new traditions...