May is National Foster Care Month. Now, with what's going on in the world currently, nothing is untouched from the Coronavirus pandemic ... and that includes the foster care system. Families in the system are having to spend time...
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....
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...
When I went back to work this year after a 5 year SAHM hiatus, I found myself in a new position: working remotely with a flexible schedule. What a dream! I immediately began plotting where I would spend my...
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....
Let me start by saying that all decisions about whether or not to work outside of the home, whether or not to climb the career ladder, or taking a leap of faith and starting a business, are all deeply...
Gaining weight during pregnancy. It's inevitable although some, obviously, gain more than others. I am on the "more" side. It may be because I'm simply just programmed to have big babies (my son was 9lbs 11oz), OR it may be...
EdFEST is December 14th at the DC Armory and school lottery applications for 2020-2021 open on the 16th. EdFEST is an annual public school fair where families can check out various public and charter schools in one place. There...
Going back to work after having a baby is totally daunting. There are so many new things to keep track of, like daycare drop-off and pick-up times, what to pack for daycare, and making sure that the daycare providers...
The beginning of the school year means new backpacks, awkwardly posed pictures and so much paperwork. There are forms that need to be submitted, extra-curricular registration deadlines, and of course, opportunities to volunteer. As I prepare to volunteer for...
The lazy days of summer are over. Ok "lazy days" is a gross mischaracterization of summer break, it's really much of the same level of hustle and bustle with higher food and electric bills. But I digress. While summer...
Heading back to work and nervous about your baby starting daycare? Here are 7 tips for a smooth transition to daycare for both you and your baby.  1. Get her used to a bottle before starting daycare If you are breastfeeding,...
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...
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...

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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...