I have 5 personal assistants that help me with life with four children. They are not actual assistants, but rather mechanical devices, that literally help me be a better mom by being more organized, tidy, and helps me feel...
Need tips to pack summer camp lunches?! Summer is underway, which brings along crazy camp activities with multiple drop-offs, juggling work schedules, and, of course, we get to pack summer camp lunches. Over the years, I have spent a...
Two months before I was due to give birth, I was pregnant and laid off from my company. It is tough to get laid off to begin with, but add the stress of having to care for a new...
Learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill for everyone. Take swim lessons in the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland area from these local instructors who value survival and safety in water. Thankfully our area has so many wonderful...
What would you say if I told you that I took my 7 and 9-year-old children on a road trip over the summer—without screen time or devices? Ah, so antiquated, so quaint! Nice for one challenge, but good luck...
You know, that magical stage between childhood and full-blown teenagehood? Enter tweens! These fascinating creatures exist in the space between childhood and the whirlwind of teenagehood. Not quite kids anymore, but they're not fully-fledged teens either. Parenting tweens is...
In 2022, with the support of my husband, I did something I never thought I’d do: I paused my career for motherhood. At first, it felt liberating to step away from the stress of balancing full-time paid work and being...
Remember those early pandemic days, when childcare options were scarce and uncertainty loomed? That's when I, like many other parents, stumbled upon the wonderful world of nanny shares. I am ready to share our nanny share FAQs and tips....
My family has been part of a nanny share since the beginning of the pandemic, when our daycare closed. It was a great option for us to have childcare while keeping our kids safe in a small environment (only...
Last month, my daughter graduated from high school. She's headed off to college with a substantial scholarship from her top choice school and I could not be more proud. Since she is our oldest, this was uncharted territory and...
Aquatic animals occupy a special place in my kids' imaginations. So we regularly visit our aquatic friends. To me, it seems like a very repetitive and sometimes even boring endeavor. So I have come up with alternative activities to...
The 4th of July is especially fun in the DC area. Parades, fireworks, baseball games...there is so much to choose from. Here are eleven ways you can celebrate our nation's 248th birthday this year. Whatever you do, we hope...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms. There are working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Kayla Connor. Each month we...
Summer is in full swing and there are a lot of family-friendly events going on in the DC area sure to entertain and enlighten! If you want to enjoy the warm weather, outdoor options this month include movies, lots...

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Learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill for everyone. Take swim lessons in the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland area from these local...