While pregnant with my second child, I was excited to embark on another breastfeeding journey. I soon learned that in the four years since having my first, wearable, silent and portable breast pumps had entered the market. What exactly...
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...
With the vaccination rates and public consumption of the data available, many people are determining their social etiquette post covid vaccine and their level of comfort re-entering the world. In some ways this feels like Brood X emerging, and...
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...
It is a sunny weekend and your kids are outside playing in the driveway. The next second, you hear the dreaded cry and the call for "Mooooom!" Your little one fell off her bike and hurt her ankle. You...
Summer is just around the corner and here are a few of our favorite must-have summer essentials to set families up for some fun! Quality Beach Towel Sunscreen Beach Hat Snack Containers Water Bottles Beach Bag Driving Games Sun...
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...
This is a continuation of a three-part series answering common questions about foster care. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. I don’t feel called to be a foster parent, but I want to help. What can I do? Not everyone can...
This is a continuation of a three-part series answering common questions about foster care. Check out Part 1 and Part 3. How do you care for biological families that aren’t working to be healthy? We do foster care because we want...
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...
The decision to have one child As a teenager living under my parents’ roof, I had no worries in the world. I used to dream of being married and having two children by the age of 26. Little did I...
I am not one for clichés about childrearing. I find them dismissive of the parenting experience and they only give me guilt about the moments when I am not appreciating everything. However, there is one cliché that, as much...
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...

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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...