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...
The fight against COVID-19 often felt like walking in a dark tunnel, with no way to know when you were getting closer to the other side. The darkness overwhelmed me at times. The scary part about the tunnel was...
I have been sitting in front of this blank page for a couple of hours, watching all the commentaries and analysis on the attempted coup on January 6. Honestly, it has been everything but surprising. And I know it’s...
I am deeply saddened and disturbed by what's happening right now. And while there's a lot to say, the truth is that there's nothing new I can say that will change anything. However, what's happened this week affects all...
When COVID-19 reached the U.S. and states started shutting down in March, I didn't think we'd have to cancel our family vacation plans in June. But June came and went without that trip to Montana. Summer hit us hard....
As a white parent of a white son, I feel a strong responsibility to teach my child about racial justice. I believe the last thing this country needs is another entitled white man. In our neighborhood, we also regularly...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG) was a true American hero known in pop culture for her dissent collar. The famous dissent collar is a reminder that we can respectfully disagree and stand up for what we believe is right....
What a time to be alive! We are experiencing so much emotionally, and maintaining joy is difficult because of it. COVID is one global issue. The beginnings of toppling racism and reforming criminal justice in America (I'm trying to...
I am a huge Peloton fan. Instructors often say, "you can do hard things." This mantra is commonly shared by instructors before leading the group up a steep hill on the bike or as an encouragement to lift a...
I don’t know about you, but I am really feeling the COVID fatigue. Everything is piling up and it seems there is no end in sight. Every day there seems to be a new controversy on the news. Never-ending questions Some...
Our world is changing. It's a good thing. It's a long, overdue thing. The death of George Floyd has led to protests, name and policy changes, and a general awakening. The year 2020 will go down in the history books....
A beautiful baby with an uncertain future I held a tiny baby for the first time fifteen years ago. At that time, becoming a mother wasn’t on my radar—I hadn’t even met my husband. Yet despite the beauty of this...
When every day feels the same As I was pondering what to write for this month’s post, I was struggling to find something both relatable and noteworthy that has occurred in the last few months of my life. Since every...
When George Floyd called out for his mama, I felt that I was called too. I have been listening, I have cried, and I know that I must do better going forward. I am ashamed to say that I...

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Happy New Year to you and your family! With plunging temperatures and increases in COVID positivity rates, families in the DMV may find it...