My friends encouraged me to write on how I get our kids to eat like we do, so here are some tips for raising non-picky eaters. I am not a nutritionist or doctor, although I have done my own...
Why do I teach kindness in my virtual art class? Well, it was another Saturday morning and I had just logged in to my zoom account and launched my virtual art class. Usually it is an easygoing and fun...
What could be more glorious for an end to summer than some time spent picking — or even just admiring — sunflowers? The DC area has plenty of locations for seeing sunflowers from late summer to early autumn, in fields planted on...
This summer, The Little Free Library® (LFL) launched their Read in Color initiative at CentroNía in Washington, DC in partnership with Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) and Van Metre Companies. Through this incredible initiative, 21 new Little Free Library book-sharing...
Know an amazing local non-profit (like Rosie Riveters)? Nominate them to be featured here!  Founded in 2015, Rosie Riveters is a Northern Virginia nonprofit that equips and empowers preschool through middle-school aged girls from diverse backgrounds to be strong, confident,...
Female-run startup Shoott is back with a fresh newly expanded schedule of their signature Insta-worthy 30-minute outdoor photo sessions in the D.C. area. Get your family, friends, kids, partner (or just come solo!) and enjoy a free photo shoot...
I'm writing this post from an airplane. It is my first flight since February 2020. Pre-pandemic, I traveled all of the time for both work and fun. As I sit in my seat recapping the last few hours, I...
Are you wondering how you can best support a breastfeeding mom? Breastfeeding doesn't always come easy and support is essential in the early days of forming a breastfeeding relationship. Each baby is so unique and a mom's prior experience...
My daughter asked me a couple weeks ago whether I could take off the summer to play with her.  I laughed and said no.  I told her that I needed and wanted to work.  That made me reflect on...
Have you ever wondered how difficult is it to ice dye your own T-shirt? You are not alone! I wanted to try DIY T-shirt Ice Dye for ages. And today, I am going to show you how to do...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Chelsey Christensen! Each month we will feature...
When I received a note from a mom friend during a difficult time, it reminded me so much of the letters sent to my mom over the years that I found after she died. My friend's note was simple...
We're in the dog days of summer. It's hot, so very hot. Our kids have been home since ... forever. Sometimes we need to shake up the routine but still stay close to home. So here are three cool summer...
Summer is in full swing and we hope you are exploring nature, playing at parks, and enjoying camps. BUT... We'd love to see you too! We are craving time with fellow moms and a fun motivation to go somewhere...

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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...