Hi, my name is Moira and I live with... my husband our two children at my mother's house along with my grandmother Wonky policy people call us a four-generation household.   Let me stop you right there before you can even think,...
It’s always a delicate balance - giving your kids enriching summer experiences to eliminate the dreaded “summer brain drain,” while also ensuring they’re having fun and staying active. It’s called summer vacation, after all! If you’ve been struggling to strike...
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Spotlight on BASIS DC

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Located in the heart of downtown DC’s Penn Quarter and drawing students from every zip code in the District, BASIS DC sets the standard in academic achievement for metro area public schools. Although relatively new—the school opened in 2012—BASIS...
Toddlerhood is full of big and small transitions. There are always new, perhaps exiting or scary, transitions for toddlers to process. While there is no quick fix or magic wand to wave away the difficulty of these transitions, I've...
Matt Tavares has a simple way to introduce his career to a room full of children:  “I have a very cool job.” And he does. Tavares is an illustrator and author of children’s books. He has published 19 books and...
Armed with a lack of Pinterest worthy skills and two energetic 2.5 year olds, we set out to find easy Valentine crafts that anyone can do.  These projects are all easy – meaning they are relatively easy to get...
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, in my work with families, I encourage moms and dads to do the same. I teach friends and clients that kitchen time with the kids isn’t just for baking desserts. It’s an...
Quick and healthy 5 ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Balls. Loaded with oats, peanut butter, and chia seeds these Energy balls make the perfect healthy protein-packed breakfast or snack.  If you have a toddler at home you have probably wondered more...
It's almost February, and for DC parents it means one thing: DCPS School Lottery. Chances are that if you are reading this post, you are on the same boat or close to reaching the school-age mark. By now, you...
To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool? Since I got married, I have had the desire to homeschool my kids at some point. As a public school Spanish teacher and believer in the power of education, I struggled to decide when...
Everyone has heard "It takes a village" - its one of those phrases that rightfully should continue to be repeated over and over because it rings true. But how do you find your village? How do you find the...
Poppins Payroll, a payroll company for household employers, has recently launched their all-inclusive service in Maryland and Virginia (and will launch in DC proper in 6 months). Poppins can handle ALL of your household payrolls for just over a $1 a...

KID Museum

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Stepping into KID Museum on a Saturday afternoon, I was surrounded by tons of kids busy making their imaginations come to life. Older kids were assembling Legos into moving robotic creations with computer programming, younger kids were making ping-pong balls fly...
Isn't Every Day Naturally Full of "Special Time" for Kids? Playing together every day offers tons of "Special Time" for children naturally, doesn't it? We purposefully under-schedule our days to allow for large chunks of long, uninterrupted free play where...

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June Family-Friendly Events Guide

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Summer is finally here and it's time to start enjoying all that the season has to offer! June offers DC-area residents so many options...