In honor of election season, let’s talk about how to promote civic engagement with children. While this is not a political article, I do want to encourage us as moms and citizens to talk with our children about civics...
I joined the club no one wants to be a part of nine years ago, the club of women who lost their mothers too soon. I am a motherless mother. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s always too soon...
It's time to get in nature! There are lots of ways to enjoy spring and summer with u-pick produce (including strawberry picking), markets, and farm fun. Farms with a 🍓emoji have u-pick produce available. Be sure to CALL the farm...
With baseball season in full swing, I’m excited to take my kids to a few games. It wasn’t too long ago when my husband and I were total rookies at bringing our one little boy to sporting events, and...
Spring is blooming in Washington, DC! The weather is beautiful. Flowers are blooming. It seems nature is ready to celebrate. And as the city bursts forth in frothy white flowers, we can enjoy the National Cherry Blossom Festival with...
Cherry blossom season is upon us once again! Area residents and visitors from all over the world will come to see the absolute beauty of the blossoms with DC as the backdrop. In fact, District officials estimate that 1...
Dr. Imani M. Cheers is the Associate Professor of Digital storytelling at George Washington University - School of Media & Public Affairs. On January 31st, 2024, Dr. Cheers hosted a live screening of her documentary short entitled UMAMA: Navigating Love,...
There's something about a fresh year that can make us reflect on all of the hopes and dreams we have for ourselves and our family. For those of us who have found ourselves in the position of co-parenting, it...
This week is National School Choice Week! We are fortunate to live in a country where we have so many options to suit every student's particular needs. One choice that is definitely on the rise but sometimes overlooked is...
Ready to bake with a toddler? I bake a lot of cupcakes in my (limited) spare time. It’s a way to be creative, use my brain for something other than my day job, and to share the fruits of...
As a kid, we spent a lot of time in Hebrew School discussing the “December Dilemma.”  This is the idea that Christmas comes around each December, and Jewish children who don’t celebrate feel left out. They feel extra aware...
We want to show our support for the Palestinian community, as we witness the continued pain and suffering they are experiencing during this time. Many in our area have family and friends in Gaza that have lost whole families...
Like many babies born in 2020, our son was blessed with one of the silver linings of the coronavirus pandemic: a home with both parents around 24/7, for a time that extended beyond family leave. When my husband returned...
Reading, seeing, and hearing about what is happening in Israel is completely heartbreaking. Kidnappings, killings, hostages, and innocent lives being taken is horrific. It's hard to sit on the sidelines knowing how much pain people are going through. A...

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Learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill for everyone. Take swim lessons in the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland area from these local...