Becky Bowman

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Becky Bowman currently lives in South Korea with her husband and 4-year-old son, but her home base is Falls Church. A writer, editor and anxiety fighter, she enjoys coffee, walks and books. She also loves exploring Seoul with her son via the city’s buses and trains. Vroom!

My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Diwali

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How do we celebrate Diwali? Diwali, often called the Festival of Lights, celebrates a story of good triumphing over evil. It’s the largest festival in India, my husband’s home country.  We’ve celebrated Diwali in San...
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The Best Sunflower Farms, Fields, and Festivals in the DC Area

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What could be more glorious for the end of summer than some time spent picking—or even just admiring—sunflowers? Here are the best sunflower fields in the DC area for seeing sunflowers from late summer to early...
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Getting Help With Postpartum Anxiety and Depression

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Parenting is hard — and it's even harder when you're struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety, or both. These internal struggles are real, but help is out there. In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness...

13 Books About Trucks, Tractors and Other “Things That Go”

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My 4-year-old son’s love for truck books — books about trucks, tractors, buses and, really, anything that moves — appears to be a lasting one. From early library trips to the books he now...
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Seven “Travel” Books to Keep Your Kids Entertained

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Missing travel? Take your kids on a virtual journey around the globe — and beyond — with these kids' "travel" books If you are anything like me, then this fall might find you pining for...
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The Carb Report: 5 Yummy Carbs You’ll Want from Trader Joe’s

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This month, we share our favorite five carbs from Trader Joe's — in case you're also eating your feelings. By Amanda Holliday and Becky Bowman The end of summer 2021 has been stressful. From back-to-school prep...
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Smithsonian Museums to Visit Without Timed Passes — Starting July 20

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Heads-up, mamas! Starting TOMORROW, Tuesday, July 20, most of the Smithsonian’s museums will not require timed-entry passes for visiting.  That means if you wake up and suddenly need to see paintings of the first ladies...

Pep Talks for a Post-COVID New Normal

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In case returning to "real life" requires a little encouragement I listened this morning to the "Wait, We’re Not Ready" episode of the fabulous What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood podcast —...

Building Our Kid-Friendly Vegetable Garden

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The first little radishes poking up through the soil were a tiny delight. Yes, radishes are one of the easiest vegetables to grow. But these radishes were growing in our vegetable garden. I've wanted to...

The Messy Glory Of The Seasons

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As we ping-pong between the DMV’s “The Pollening” and “Actual Spring,” and as I wait with misplaced hope for the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms (which I probably won’t get to see in person again...

The Unexpected Blessings of Slowing Down — Even if It’s Not by Choice

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I have struggled to write this piece. Oh, it was fine kicking the idea around in my brain last month. I planned to share a little bit of my non-pandemic-related experience in needing to slow...