Labor Day has always been one of my favorite weekends, and a little family getaway can be the perfect way to close out the summer. One of my favorite Labor Day destinations is family-friendly Middleburg, Virginia. Middleburg is a great...
I cannot believe that I am searching for camps for my 3.5 year old, but here we are. Below is a list of summer camps for toddlers and preschoolers in DC. You can also visit our Ultimate  Guide to Summer...
When I got to college, I discovered step aerobics. I lost the freshman 15 (despite lots of cheesy crust pizza, a Ben and Jerry's on campus and cafeteria Magic Bars) because I found something active that I enjoyed doing....
As a clinical psychologist specializing in the perinatal period and parenting, I spend a lot of my time talking to expecting and new parents. While their concerns are varied, a consistent theme is a sense of isolation and a...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms! Each month we will feature one special mom...
Some of our most treasured possessions are family photography and our Guide to Washington, DC area Photographers has you covered! From new babies and family milestones to special achievements and occasions, we love to beautifully capture these family memories....
There is so much to celebrate in March! Spring is coming, so flowers are beginning to bloom. This includes the area's illustrious cherry blossoms (peak bloom is expected to be March 23rd -25th). The Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled...
I'm asked for recommendations all the time for the best true crime podcasts. Why? Because ever since "Serial" debuted in 2014, I have been hooked. I listen to true crime podcasts constantly, although, I've had to pause around my son...
DC's Rankings In March 2021, YouGov released a survey ranking the 50 states in the U.S.  According to the results of this survey, Americans ranked Washington DC #51, the worst state (well, we are technically not even a state but that...
It's Mother's Day and we are all stuck in a situation where everyday feels the same as we stay home hunkered down and suffer from cabin fever. Mother’s Day is a challenge because it's a day when we want...
This is a continuation of a three-part series answering common questions about foster care. Check out Part 1 and Part 2. I don’t feel called to be a foster parent, but I want to help. What can I do? Not everyone can...
Ready to BOO your neighbors and friends this Halloween season? Now is the time! Booing is a great way to celebrate the spooky-fun holiday. Plus, it is a wonderful way to build community and let others know that you...
We love playing board games and card games with our kids. There are usually some tears and disgruntled players, but also lots of laughter and fun. As a child I loved playing board games with my parents. I have...
When we first did the math on raising twins in D.C., hiring a nanny instead of day care seemed to make sense. But I knew that that would also mean doing paperwork and paying taxes. With two new babies,...

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10 Best Coffee Shops in Maryland

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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...