Who would’ve thought that my rejection from the preschool we wanted most would lead to the best decision of our schooling years… to make our own preschool! That homegrown co-op school became not only the perfect place for my kids...
For many families, getting healthy meals into their kids’ lunch boxes can be a challenge. Just getting the kids fed and dressed in the morning sometimes feels like a herculean task. Who has time to cut fresh fruit and...
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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...
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...
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...
Bright Horizons at Courthouse Station is opening in February 2019 in Arlington, VA! The center is conveniently located across from the Courthouse and just two blocks from the metro. A perfect location for easy drop-off and pick-up. Benefits of Bright...
Enneagram Personality Test The Enneagram Personality test offers readers nine different personality types with two numbers called wings. There is no perfect number and each number has its strengths and weaknesses. I am a big fan of personality tests. From...
By the end of summer, parents are dreaming about that first day of school. Summer is long enough to forget about one not-so-fun part of school life: School Lunches. My oldest son started school last year. I was excited...
She was 34 when they told her the lump was cancer. She had two young children at home and all she could think about was not dying. Once the initial shock wore off, she started to worry about what...
When I signed up to write for DC Moms Blog, I knew what my first post would be: "Why Summer Break is THE WORST." Everyone is so excited for summer break and I get that--if you have relaxing vacations...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Revolution Foods.  I am always, always looking for ways to get fruits and veggies into my kids (and my) diet. Like a lot of people, I am a creature of habit and my kids...
With summer almost over (or over for some today!), school prep is in order. For me, it means it's time to deal with the stack of last year's school papers sitting on my dining room table.  This stack includes all...

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Halloween Happenings Guide 2022

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This Halloween Family-Friendly Events Guide is sponsored by BrightHorizons®. BrightHorizons® knows childhood is a treasured time and they believe it is their responsibility to provide...