Becky Bowman

Becky Bowman currently lives in South Korea with her husband and 5-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!

Non-Profit Feature: The Napkin Network

The Napkin Network provides diapers, wipes and other baby essentials to DMV moms in need. The group works both directly with individuals and in partnership with other non-profits, including diaper banks and pregnancy centers. Lindsay...
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The Best Sunflower Farms, Fields, and Festivals in the DC Area

Our annual guide to best sunflower farms, fields, and festivals in the DC area has arrived! What could be more glorious than some time spent picking — or even just seeing — sunflowers? Our region...
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7 “Travel” Books to Keep Your Kids Entertained

Ready to travel? Take your kids on a virtual journey around the globe — and beyond — with these kids' "travel" books Now that it is possible for us to travel, it is fun to...

3 Instagram Moms With Fun & Useful Toddler Activities

Follow these three Instagram accounts, all run by moms, for easy and useful toddler activities or for any age! I am not an activities mom. We are not an activities home. Read: Most days, we're...

My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Diwali

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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Getting Help With Postpartum Anxiety and Depression

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”

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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The Carb Report: 5 Yummy Carbs You’ll Want from Trader Joe’s

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

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

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

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

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

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...