I’m a planner, both by personality and by profession. When I found out I was pregnant with my first, we stopped at Barnes & Noble before heading to a celebratory dinner. I took whichever books had the most lists:...
This has definitely been a heavy week for many of us. The developments all over the world over the past couple of weeks have left me paralyzed and with a sense of hopelessness. I usually wake up, read the...
When you think of June, what do you think of? The end of school? Summer’s start? Yes, those things are true! Maybe you already know that in the United States we also celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride this month. Perhaps you’ve...
Happy Pride Month Happy June! And Happy Pride! Do you notice tons of rainbows everywhere? Have you thought about taking your kids to a Pride event? Do you know why Pride matters and why we celebrate in June? Yes, Pride...
With virtual school this entire past year our children have been on screens way more than I like to admit! And as we all know, screens can damage the health of our eyes. I took my 10-year-old son, Cormac, to...
The weather is getting warmer and it will soon be pool season. As a mother of a toddler, this means that anxiety about pool safety becomes fresh in my mind. After all, drowning is the leading cause of death...
I recently gave people a chance to ask their honest questions about foster care on my Instagram stories with the promise of answering them in a blog. So, as promised, here are some of those questions and my answers. Do...
Guest article by Jennis Horn.  For as long as I have been alive, "What are you?" is a question I’ve been asked frequently. As a biracial child of Korean and American descent, my face understandably confuses people when they try...
Mother's Day isn't just another Hallmark holiday  Mother's Day for most brings about memories of making cards and other treats for your mother. Then as adults, we have memories of mad dashes online to find some sort of gift or...
This April, like every April for the past 5 years, I asked myself: What should l share with friends and family for Autism Awareness Month? Lately, my focus is how to move from awareness to acceptance. Acceptance and Awareness When I...
Dear Drunk Driver, There are very few individuals who have caused such a significant effect on my life like you have. Your choices that epic night led up to an event that would connect us forever. Your decision to drive,...
Guest Article from C. Christina Ho One of the most frustrating things about my upbringing as an Asian daughter was the constant reminder from my mom of what other people thought. It wasn’t enough that we had real issues to...
Guest Author: Carylee Carrington Children's literature is not a topic that many may think about as an entity that is pivotal to our world. Those simple books of rhyming words and fairy tales may teach children to count, learn new...
There. I said it. Since recent racial justice demonstrations, there has been a rise in interest in so-called “diverse books.” This has resulted in a rumble in publishing around the proper usage of the term. On one side, people...

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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...