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...
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...
If you plan on feeding your new baby breast milk and don't plan to exclusively feed on the breasts, then you need to start thinking about breast pumps. Here are my experiences after nearly 7 months of pumping full-time.  Medela...
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...
As the school year began and the work started piling up, it struck me how hard it is to get anything done. When I say work, I don’t mean the work I get paid to do (although that is...
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...
Bright Horizons at Courthouse Station is opening in February 2019 in Arlington, VA! The center is conveniently located across from the Courthouse and just two blocks from the metro. A perfect location for easy drop-off and pick-up. Benefits of Bright...
Are you struggling to find meaning in your day-to-day job? Feeling “stuck” in your current position/career? Looking to impact your local community? Serving on a nonprofit Board or committee may be the next role you want to consider.  Board Service...
It is better to be wanted than needed. - one of my mottos What is a momcation? It’s a vacation free of all caretaking responsibilities. This includes not just responsibilities to your children but the other key people in your life as...
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,...
Working mom or not, there are several instances where a mom might have to travel solo without kids and significant other. I personally have had to travel a lot for work and a few family events such as this...
After two months of trying to telework and care for a toddler, I'd had enough. The parks were closed. The libraries were closed. We weren't supposed to visit nearby friends and family. The lockdown made our small house feel...
When my old knees ache when my son demands, with cries and wails, to be picked up, I tell myself there is an upside of being an old mom. However, I'm not an old mom who is an experienced...
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...

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Where to Get a COVID Vaccine in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

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Looking for where to get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child age 5 or older? Or maybe the most convenient place to get your...