Looking For Ways To Support Covid-19 Relief Efforts? Here are 8 Organizations Doing Amazing Things To Help! Before I dive into a list of amazing organizations helping our community through this crisis, I want to give you a big virtual hug....
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...
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...
We are now in the second week of all the unknowns and changes to our daily lives, the famous quote by Mr. Rogers comes to mind: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,...
I remember the exact moment when I decided that writing children’s books was what I wanted to do. I sat on the floor with my preschool class in Washington, DC waiting to go outside. As we waited, a little boy...
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...
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....
This article contains a link in our article sponsored by BetterHelp.  From the start of the stay-at-home orders I have been very honest with my kids regarding the pandemic, our daily routines, and the great uncertainty we have as we...
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....
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....
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 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...
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...
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...

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Conrad Washington, DC: Our Much Needed Staycation Destination

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Recently my husband and I snuck away for a luxurious Conrad staycation in Washington, DC. We were instantly reminded of how magical and beautiful downtown DC...