Today marks a monumental --and monumentally sad-- day for my children. It could be their last chance to cheer for their first baseball hero, Bryce Harper, in a Nationals uniform. Harper, whose personality is almost as big as his swing,...
I still remember that rainy fall afternoon when I walked out with my hijab (headscarf) for the first time. Covering up was one of the biggest and most important decisions of my life. It was extremely LIBERATING for me. I...
Traveling with an infant seemed stressful at the time. I hate to say it, but traveling with a toddler is worse, in our case. My son usually slept peacefully through flights as an infant, but as a toddler, it’s...
Certainly, no one expects to experience a traumatic birth, to enter a hospital and wonder if you will be leaving. Even after the health crisis is resolved and physical scars are healed, there is traumatic pain remaining. In my...
One thing I’ve found myself struggling with is what to buy the children in my life for their birthdays and holidays. These are kids who already have everything they need and more! They already wear the coolest clothes, play...
Raised Real is a new box subscription service for healthy single-serve meals for babies and toddlers. I just tried my first ever box of Raised Real Foods for our 21-month-old and I love it! I easily ordered my box online...
Making the best family memories rocking out at concerts Do you remember your first concert? I was bitten early and hard with the live music bug and it has always been a huge part of my life. It's where I...
I remember my first encounter with child abuse. I was five years old. The day was normal, I was dropped off at the home of a family friend which was done every day. She was my caretaker for a...
“I sorry Mommy. I fur-give you?” said in the sweetest little voice with the most genuine look of concern my son can muster. He had nothing to be sorry for, but certainly had much to forgive and he did without hesitation....
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...
Confused by the clouds  Eleven years ago, I began struggling with what I now refer to as “living under a dark cloud.” As a college student living in a new city, I felt like I was going insane. Triggered by...
We’ve all been there. The triggers are different but the experience of feeling like “a bad mom” is one most people can relate to. I hear this a lot from my patients and I’ve certainly struggled with that feeling...
Code Ninjas is getting ready to open its doors in Germantown, MD Code Ninjas Germantown is a mom-owned kids computer coding (programming) learning center. At Code Ninjas they turn a student's natural inclination to play electronic games into a unique learning...
  We had our very first event for Moms -- A Mingle and Munch at Matchbox on 14th Street on August 8th, 2018. Of course, we were nervous, excited, and humbled all at the same time. We didn't know exactly how...

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Spring and Summer U-Pick Produce and Farm Fun Guide

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It's time to get in nature! There are lots of ways to enjoy spring and summer with u-pick produce (including strawberry picking), markets, and...