Recently my husband and I snuck away for a luxurious Conrad staycation in Washington, DC. We were instantly reminded of how magical and beautiful downtown DC is! When my husband and I first moved to DC in 2008, we spent so many...
Becoming a stepparent. For some, it may be the last thing in the world they thought would ever happen. At least, that's the case for my best friend Michelle. She fell in love with, and eventually married, a man with...
Are you wondering how you can best support a breastfeeding mom? Breastfeeding doesn't always come easy and support is essential in the early days of forming a breastfeeding relationship. Each baby is so unique and a mom's prior experience...
Have you considered a DC staycation? I'm sure many of you can relate to this: my husband and I were in desperate need of a change of scenery. But compared to what seemed like everyone else, the thought of...
Happy Pride Month Happy June! And Happy Pride! Do you notice tons of rainbows everywhere? Have you thought about taking your kids to a Pride event? Do you know why Pride matters and why we celebrate in June? Yes, Pride...
The decision to have one child As a teenager living under my parents’ roof, I had no worries in the world. I used to dream of being married and having two children by the age of 26. Little did I...
Just a few months after we said our vows, my husband and I found ourselves in the midst of seemingly insurmountable conflict in our marriage. So, of course, we thought a big change was needed and decided to move...
All marriages go through seasons, but “Pandemic” is probably the season you never saw coming. Maybe the pandemic has been a blessing to your marriage, providing simplified schedules, more margin to connect, and an opportunity to re-prioritize time as...
Dear black man, dear black dad, I want to let you know that even though at the present moment you may not feel it, you truly are appreciated and you are loved. When you look into the eyes of your...
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 (or day!) activities. I put...
And you may ask yourself, well How did I get here?  Living in a shotgun shack   Or your mother's basement!  Last summer, we were living with our two kids in Texas. After an interview in July, my husband was offered a job here...
We are so grateful to have launched DC Moms Blog earlier this year and are looking forward to an even more exciting and fruitful year ahead in 2019 with posts and events. We are taking a content break the...
This month I turn forty. Forty. ForTY. FORty. FORTY. As forty drew closer and closer, I kept thinking I would be one of those people who would pick a goal. Forty marathons by my 40th birthday or 40 days of...
Every year when the holidays roll around, I find myself struggling to come up with a creative and meaningful gift for my husband. Neither of us are very big "gift" people, and are in a phase of life when...

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...

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