Catie Misleh

Catie Misleh
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Catie has lived in the DC area since 2012 and currently resides in McLean, Virginia with her husband, and their son Basil (2020). She spent most of her childhood in California, and then Hawaii before leaving to attend school on the mainland. Like many, after graduating from law school she moved to the DC area for work opportunities and began exploring right away. Now that it is the place she has lived longest, she officially calls it home. Catie describes herself as a hybrid stay-at-home-working mom: she recently started homeschooling her toddler, and also works part-time remotely as a contracts consultant for a nonprofit healthcare system. Favorite things include spending time with her family outdoors, reading, cooking, travel, and exercising. She really, really dislikes being cold, prefers tea over coffee, and enjoys board games as much as binge watching mindless shows after a long day. One of the best parts of momhood for her has been rediscovering all the awesome things this area has to offer through the eyes of her little boy!

Celebrate National Pollinator Month with Kids!

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Happy National Pollinator Month!  As I ease my family into "slow down summer" mode, I still like to have lots of options for activity and learning at hand, and this is a great start. ...

Homeschooling in the D.C. Area: FAQs Answered

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This week is National School Choice Week! We are fortunate to live in a country where we have so many options to suit every student's particular needs. One choice that is definitely on the...

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Many people express an interest in homeschooling, and the biggest obstacle is usually just not knowing where to start. I am often approached about this since our family has chosen to homeschool, and I...

Top Winter Dining Spots Around D.C.

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The true winter season is finally upon us here in the D.C. area! These long, colder evenings call for cozy meals, but if you’re like me, cabin fever hits hard. Here are some of...

Ways to Support our Palestinian Friends & Palestinian-Owned Eateries

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We want to show our support for the Palestinian community, as we witness the continued pain and suffering they are experiencing during this time. Many in our area have family and friends in Gaza...

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Like many babies born in 2020, our son was blessed with one of the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic: a home with both parents around 24/7, for a time that extended beyond family...

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Explore Glen Echo Park with Kids

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My family has been enjoying the sunshine with at least one adventure per week by visiting a new-to-us park or outdoor spot, and I encourage everyone to do so! One of the places we...

The BEST Shaved Ice and Icy Treats for Families

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Shaved ice and assorted icy treats go hand-in-hand with summertime! I have two favorites from my own childhood: the purely nostalgic snow-cones that we cranked out of my beloved Snoopy sno-cone machine, and the...

C-Section Moms, This One’s for You

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This piece started as a journal entry about three years ago, while I was a newly-minted mom contemplating the healing process after my C-section. I learned that even among other moms, there can (understandably)...

10 Ways to Maintain Long-Distance Relationships with Grandparents

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If there's ever a time we miss our far-flung family members more than usual, it's during the holidays. Finding ways to maintain long-distance grandparent relationships is a priority to us. We do not live...