This is the time of year when many of us look for ways to make a positive impact on communities. We'd like to help bring a little more brightness to the lives of strangers. The need for giving back...
Traveling with an infant seemed stressful at the time. I hate to say it, but traveling with a toddler is worse, in our case. My son usually slept peacefully through flights as an infant, but as a toddler, it’s...
The conversation at 3:45 a.m. in your home today may have sounded like this: "Zzzzzz". S  i  l  e  n  c  e  .  Here's what was happening at 3:45 a.m. in my home this morning: I was in the kitchen...
Family travel is one of my favorite things to do! Now, before you roll your eyes and stop reading, hear me out! My kids are not perfect travelers and we’ve had our share of mid-air toddler tantrums. But, even...
Are your nights stressing you out? Between lengthy commutes, meal prep, preparing your child’s things for school or daycare, and demands from work, most of us dread the chaos of weekday evenings. A number of my clients in my...
One of the biggest challenges that a lot of DC area moms face, is that many of us are here away from our immediate family. Motherhood is hard, and surviving it away from family is even more difficult. Our...
The physical environment I am in influences my psychological well being. I don’t think this is a profound statement. Of course, it affects everyone. Yet, I have so many friends who are parents who tell me they hate their...
I'm kind of in shock at how quickly this pregnancy has gone. I was warned that the second time around, time just seems to fly by and that is absolutely the truth. I wrote about my first-trimester essentials here and I...
  Our Sips, Sweets, & Sparkles Event the morning of November 8 was fun! We especially enjoyed Kendra Scott's Georgetown store with custom calligraphy with Abby from Truly Yours Design Co. and makeup touch-ups from the talented make-up artist Valerie...
Being the mom of a mixed-race child has put a new perspective on black history month for me. In addition to learning all of the important historical American figures, I want to make sure he is just as connected...
As someone who has eliminated many of the toxic chemicals I use in my daily life, one of my passions is to help others do the same. One of the most common questions from members in my Educational Facebook...
This is a short story of what a typical morning in our homeschool life looks like. I'm a homeschool mom of 4 children ages 11, 8, 5, and 3. Life is busy at this stage of our lives and sometimes...
Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, the days and weeks postpartum are a whirlwind of adjustments to your new normal—your new baby, your new body, and your new family dynamic. And while there’s no way to...
I wrote this article a few months ago, and I was clearly burned out. May is Mental Health Month. Working moms aren't the only ones who get burned out and the pandemic makes these effects more pronounced. If you are...

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Let's visit the best coffee shops in Maryland. After a hectic time with the kids, is there anything better than a couple solo hours...