The new school year is here and that means back to a routine. Although this year brings a lot of mixed emotions and uncertainty, many of us are ready to bring our kids back to the classroom (keeping safety...
Hey there, fellow mama. The new school year is already here for some or just around the corner! Are you ready? If you're like me, and many others I've spoken with, this more than any other year is a...
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...
Have you ever thought to outsource and automate most life tasks? I was - maybe still am - one of those people who likes to do things myself. This is because I have always liked learning, the process, and...
My friends encouraged me to write on how I get our kids to eat like we do, so here are some tips for raising non-picky eaters. I am not a nutritionist or doctor, although I have done my own...
I love going to the movies. The smell of popcorn, the quiet darkness, a moment to be entertained. I also love taking my kids to the movies. Yes, I will admit, 90 minutes of a semi-break is the dream....
I'm going to be real with you. I did not read the book How to Talk so Little Kids will Listen. Audiobooks are sometimes easier when you have kids. I engaged in one of my book club cheats and listened to...
The month of August is full of emotional changes as the summer begins to wrap up and families look towards the beginning of a new school year. For many children, this is a time of great excitement worth celebrating....
I’ve only been camping twice in the last 15 years and I have never been camping with kids, which makes me the very last person you should ask about taking your family camping. But don’t worry, I interviewed my...
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...
When I received a note from a mom friend during a difficult time, it reminded me so much of the letters sent to my mom over the years that I found after she died. My friend's note was simple...
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...
A Buy Nothing Group is a group of individuals that openly gift and share items with each other.  Buy Nothing Project started as a “hyper-local gift economy” by two friends in Washington State in 2013.  Since then, it has...
It may seem like becoming a parent would make it more difficult to open your home to strangers, but this may be the very best time to do it. Do you have a spare bedroom or a basement apartment? Or...

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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...