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...
This is a guest article by Jackie Malkes. As I sat in the nursery breastfeeding my 6-month-old to sleep, I received a phone call from the Executive Director at my son’s preschool. “We have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in...
Every year we try to make ourselves better people just because of the calendar restarting. There are tons of promises, goals, and resolutions made, most without ways to actually follow-through. And then you’re faced with all of the commercialization...
Two months before I was due to give birth in 2018, I was laid off from my company. It is tough to get laid off to begin with, but add the stress of having to care for a new...
Earlier this year, I heard news that the limit for dependent care FSA (flexible spending account) would increase from $5,000 to $10,500. If you, like me, work for the Federal government, this benefit is available until June 30th.  Also...
Today marks a monumental --and monumentally sad-- day for my children. It could be their last chance to cheer for their first baseball hero, Bryce Harper, in a Nationals uniform. Harper, whose personality is almost as big as his swing,...
Parenting is hard — and it's even harder when you're struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety, or both. These internal struggles are real, but help is out there. In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, I'm sharing a few...
On the evening of March 9, 2020, you will hear people in costume yelling "Booooooo" in synagogues all over the Washington Metropolitan Region (and the world). No, it isn't a springtime Halloween or even March Madness, it is the...
Let’s be serious…traveling with your kids is not a vacation, it’s a trip and it often requires a lot of preparation, organization, and packing! Whether you are traveling with or without kids, these packing tips will help you prepare...
  Summer is over, and this mama’s heart is a little broken.  We toasted the end of summer with lemonade and ice cream, as we filled our final summer days with trips to the pool and a rush to visit the...
Confession: Being a mom has made me kind of a lousy environmentalist. I put my kids in disposable diapers; I pack their snacks in plastic baggies. I make quick calculations about what will save me time, freeing up a...
Find an escape from the winter cold at some of our favorite indoor spaces as they host family-friendly events that will keep you and your children warm, entertained, and enlightened. While many annual events have been cancelled due to...
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...
Does it feel like you're talking to your little ones all.day.long every day? Well, that's because you actually are! Statistically, we say about 2,100 words every hour to our young children. Every hour, guys. That's a whole lot of...

Stay Connected

6,641FansLike
10,600FollowersFollow
76FollowersFollow
578FollowersFollow

In + Around DC

Halloween Happenings Guide 2022

1
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...