Katie Rieder

Mom to two kids - one age eight, the other age four - Katie is a smoothie addict, kids clothing connoisseur, and certified bookworm. She’s passionate about making the world more equitable for girls and women, and works as the Director of External Affairs for Rosie Riveters, a local nonprofit that offers free programming to get girls engaged and excited about STEM. When she’s not working or running around after her kids in Arlington, you can find her brainstorming, researching, and writing about things she’s found that make #momslife easier and more fun!

Visit the Immersive Beyond King Tut Experience at National Geographic

Looking for something unique to do? Visit the Beyond King Tut interactive exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in downtown D.C.! All the Details about the Immersive King Tut Experience My five-year-old son loves all things ancient Egypt...

A Plea from an Elf on the Shelf Parent

Dear whoever invented Elf on the Shelf - can we talk? Let me start by acknowledging, yes, lot of kids love this Christmas tradition. For those of you not in the know - the Elf...

Kids’ Consignment: A How-To Guide

I love kids’ clothes. Dressing my two kids brings me joy, and I’m going to do it until they absolutely refuse! There’s a problem though. As moms know well, kids wear these adorable outfits...
Kids' Consignment Stores in DC

Sustainable and Savvy: Kids’ Consignment Stores in DC

Kids’ consignment stores are amazing. Where else can you sell your kids’ hand-me downs, shop for gently used items at a 30-50% discount from retail, and help reduce the growing environmental impact of clothing...
Black women in STEM books

5 Children’s Books That Celebrate Black Women in STEM

Celebrate Black History Month with books Books open up discussions about life skills like perseverance, and unearth hidden stories, particularly those about pioneering Black women in STEM. To celebrate Black History Month and honor and emphasize...
Give back with kids for Valentine's Day

6 Ways to Give Back with Kids for Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day! As I get set to embark on this glitter and sugar-filled adventure with my kids, I’ve been looking for ways to celebrate that go beyond the typical cards and candy...