Juliet Armerding

It took Juliet a while to fall in love with DC but, a dozen years later, she wouldn't want to live anywhere else! Juliet and her fellow native New England husband have 2 school-aged girls and a toddler boy, and love raising them in this vibrant city. A former middle school teacher and marketing assistant, Juliet is currently a SAHM in NW DC, on a block happily filled with many other young families. She loves laundry day, visiting ALL the museums, reading historical fiction, eating sweets, theatre, and planning overseas adventures.

Support These Local Women-Owned DC Businesses!

It’s March, and that means it’s Women’s History Month! One way to celebrate women’s accomplishments is by supporting women-owned businesses right here in our own city. DC proper is home to dozens and dozens...

13 Bubble Tea Spots Around DC

Are you hooked on the Taiwanese treat of bubble tea? Also referred to as boba, for the edible tapioca "pearls" floating in the drink, these sweet treats have quickly become popular around town. Since...

Deck of Cards Dates: 52 Free or Cheap Date Ideas in DC!

Several years ago, I saw an idea on Pinterest for creating a deck of cards dates. This is a way to catalog 52 different date ideas from which a couple could choose date night...
Painter's Tape Toddler Activities

7 Painter’s Tape Toddler Activities: Babies to Big Kids

Ah, the humble roll of Painter's Tape - one simple material, endless possibilities. Such a simple utility item can bring endless hours of fun and activities! One of the supplies we had in bulk...

Favorite Facial Products on Amazon

In my youth, I eschewed sunscreen and slathered baby oil - yes, baby oil - over my skin in efforts to tan deeply. When I reached age 30, I decided that it was time...
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Try This Tip To Keep Your Produce Fresh!

Imagine this scenario: you get home and unload the groceries, admiring the bounty of delicious fruit and vegetables you've purchased for your family. You toss everything in the fridge, and somehow, before you can...
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Soup Club: Start a Soup Swap To Build Community

A few years ago, I was at a friend's house for a meal and we were discussing a popular mom topic: simplifying the meal schedule. She told me that she and a few other...
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Kid Coupon Books: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Do you remember making your parents coupon books as a child? Coupons good for an hour of yard work, helping a younger sibling with homework, organizing the playroom, all to be completed without complaint?...
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Avoiding the Dreaded Afternoon Slump

It’s somewhere around 2 pm. How’s your energy level? If you’re like a lot of people, at this part of the day you probably are experiencing an afternoon slump. To some extent, this is...
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25 Books About Refugees For Children

This past month has been a particularly heavy month to watch news from around the world. The upheaval in Afghanistan has led to scores of displaced families becoming refugees. Many thousands have and will...

The Bittersweet Back to School Season

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...

Back to School Worries? Check Out These Books!

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...

Exploring RVA: Our Richmond Day Trip!

If you're hankering for a little getaway, consider Richmond for a day trip! We recently spent a spontaneous Saturday exploring Virginia's capital city and can't wait to go back to see even more. From...

Managing Those Monday Blues

Case Of The Mondays? Yeah girl, me too. I don't know many (or any!) people who can honestly say they love Mondays...and especially Monday mornings! While I will forever be #teamweekend, I have found several...