Well, I survived EdFEST. It was informative, busy, and crowded, and I'm glad I went. EdFEST is the District of Columbia's annual public school fair, where families can talk to representatives of public and charter schools in one spot....
We are so grateful to have launched DC Moms Blog earlier this year and are looking forward to an even more exciting and fruitful year ahead in 2019 with posts and events. We are taking a content break the...
Ever since the pandemic started, the “Mom guilt” has been amplified.  For kids going to school; mothers are asking themselves, Will they catch or pass this deadly virus that’s already caused so much destruction? For kids not going to...
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...
In case you haven’t seen the Tweets, the Facebook posts or the emails -- It’s Screen-Free Week (April 29-May 30). No, screens are not the devil, and this post is not meant to preach. As a mom, I know as...
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...
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...
It was the fall of 2012 and within the past six months, I had lost my Mom and had my second child. I was sitting on a bike by the internal window of the spin studio in my gym...
Congratulations on deciding to become a nurse! Here are my four tips to survive nursing school. My first major in college was dance, and I spent a few years after college doing what everyone does in the DC area:...
If you are a child or the ‘80s or ‘90s you were probably taught that you could “have it all”: the career, happy kids, a loving husband, fun, friends and a fit body, too. Then came a new millennium...
Childcare in the DC area is hard. Daycares have waitlists. Nanny-shares and home-based care have their own complications. And in this region none of them are cheap.  This is not a post about what to look for in a...
We met when we were deep in the trenches of first-time motherhood, brought together by proximity and the shared birth years of our children. In those days, life was an endless cycle of sleepless nights, nursing babies, and toddlers...
Like most people, I had a sense that COVID-19 was going to result in my family being quarantined. I stocked up on essentials, cleaned, organized and sanitized our home in preparation for our family of five to stay put....
Last month a collective round of applause was heard around the world when former First Lady Michelle Obama testified to what we all know to be true about work/life balance. As Mrs. Obama put it: “That whole, so you can...

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I love personal handcrafted gifts, but I'm not a crafty, DIY kind of mom. I am typically  more of a what can I order...