To explain what it’s like to be faced with infertility is difficult, but allow me to try from the heart. It’s constantly living in a state of fear, but with a smidge of hope. You can’t let the hope go,...
Disclaimer: Not an Expert This post is not a “how-to” on organization, toy-bin labeling, or keeping kids’ rooms tidy all the time. If you find a blog post on how I can do this well without sacrificing my sanity, I’m...
  In our house “teamwork makes the dream work” and that means all of our kids, big and small, help with chores. Having 9 kids means 9 times the laundry, dishes, Legos… We have to work as a team to...
Are you ready for some free summer fun in 2022? Here is our epic guide to 50 local, kid-friendly excursions we’re putting on our bucket list for the summer—and even better, many of these fun outings are free. Start...
Where can you find our family on most Saturday mornings of the year? The soccer field!  Our oldest has been playing soccer since he was three -- those games were notable for the lack of any actual soccer being played. Instead, the...
I'm sure you've read about, or at least seen the headlines, promoting simple childhoods and minimal toy rooms. I always liked the idea of this, but experienced the benefits for myself a few years ago. Right before Christmas, I...
Like you, I know exactly where I was when I learned about the Sandy Hook School shooting in December of 2012: I was walking across the campus near the teaching hospital where I worked, nine months pregnant, when I...
Summers in DC are super hot and humid. This means we are always on the lookout for ways to keep cool which often includes enjoying frozen treats here and there. As every discerning parent knows, the challenge with many frozen...
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Revolution Foods.  I am always, always looking for ways to get fruits and veggies into my kids (and my) diet. Like a lot of people, I am a creature of habit and my kids...
Local mom brings the power of national parenting resource network to Beltway families   DC Moms Blog to Connect Local Moms April 24, 2018 Washington, D.C. With a collaboration of diverse contributors ready to write, a District of Columbia mom announces the launch...
I used to look forward to rainy days - they were a great excuse to avoid errands and instead curl up on the couch with a good book, a blanket, and my cappuccino. But now, with a toddler? Rainy...
A friend of ours, who adopted using the same agency we used, told me if I wanted to adopt again, start as soon as possible. When I reached out to the agency, the social worker said the wait time...
Let me start by saying that all decisions about whether or not to work outside of the home, whether or not to climb the career ladder, or taking a leap of faith and starting a business, are all deeply...
I love taking my sons to the dentist and helping them learn about their dental health. I'm lucky—both of my sons took up the tooth brushing habit very easily. I remember when I was a kid my parents were...

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7 Best Backdrop Murals for Your Next Family Photograph

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Colorful and vibrant large-scale murals are popping up all over building facades in the DC area over the last several years. Street art is...