Confession: I have never had good skin. Since puberty I have been managing, covering, or obsessing over new breakouts. I got a brief respite from this in my twenties when I was having and nursing babies. I was relieved...
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,...
Appreciating The Best In Us The greatest thing to come out of the last year is a deeper understanding of my family members. We were already tight knit, but we've grown closer being home together all the time. We see...
About 2 months into the pandemic we realized our wonderful little DC townhouse wasn't for us anymore. With parks closed, we needed a yard. So we decided to move, and we managed to sell our house. In Fall. During...
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...
Our household believes in the phrase, “There isn’t bad weather, only bad clothing” when it comes to outdoor play. But some days, between work meetings and endless Zoom calls, we need options to get this kid's energy out while...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms! Each month we will feature one special mom...
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...
Lately, I have had many opportunities to talk to my kids about big concepts, like racial reconciliation, the reality of evil in the world, and the hope we have in God. They ask a question without understanding the complexities...
Each season brings it's own parenting challenges, but wintertime in a pandemic?! That's next level. With so many indoor venues still closed, and with continued concern over COVID spread, many families are hunkering down now more than ever before....
2020 has been quite a year! We have so much to be thankful for, but it was also really hard. We hope 2021 is a wonderful year for all of you with health, happiness, and fun memories. We are...
So, it’s time to pee pee in the potty and you have no idea where to begin? Welcome to the world of potty training! Anecdotally, I’ve heard from tons of parents who are exhausted and beyond frustrated with potty training....

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August Family-Friendly Events Guide

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The summer is going by so quickly, but never fear, there is still plenty of family-friendly summer fun to be had at a variety...