The Super Bowl has come and gone. The victory parade for the Kansas City Chiefs has taken place. The players have retired for their much-earned post-season break. But even though the Super Bowl is over, everyone on social media...
What could be a better way to teach big concepts like gratitude, empathy, and caring for others than by volunteering? There are tons of ways to be involved as an adult, but it can be trickier to find these...
Scrolling through Instagram, I stopped on a picture of my friend’s daughter receiving a medal. The caption read that her daughter was “getting a medal for winning no soccer games this season.” I laughed out loud. It is so...
With so many amazing children's books out there, it can be challenging to select which books will capture both you and your little one without taking home half of the library! After many years of reading books to young...
Every time Women’s History Month comes around, I always think about my mom. This is true particularly since I’ve become a mom myself. I see now, more than ever, how her grit, moxie, and steadfastness turned me into the...
Tis the season to give thanks.  With whining toddlers, dirty diapers, and stress at home and work, many of us forget just how much we have to be thankful for amid all the chaos.  Thanksgiving provides parents with an...
Matt Tavares has a simple way to introduce his career to a room full of children:  “I have a very cool job.” And he does. Tavares is an illustrator and author of children’s books. He has published 19 books and...
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...
And you may ask yourself, well How did I get here?  Living in a shotgun shack   Or your mother's basement!  Last summer, we were living with our two kids in Texas. After an interview in July, my husband was offered a job here...
At around 2 pm each day, I start to pry my 2.5-year-old from whatever activity she’s doing and head to the car. It’s still an hour before school pick-up for her older sister. But this is the only window...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms! Each month we will feature one special mom as the mom of...
I've been thinking more about how to celebrate the month of Ramadan during a pandemic. It's time for me to decide which traditions to keep and what might need to be different this year. Ramadan is about so much more...
So your kids are still little kids. Then Father’s Day lands on, guess who? You! We all know mom’s don’t need another burden on their shoulders, but here it is, right at the beginning of summer when you’re planning...
Back to work after years at home I’ve been a stay-at-home Mom for almost 14 years. I was right there for every girls’ student conference, back-to-school nights, recitals, and scraped knees. I’ve been able to celebrate every win and comfort...

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A Momcation Series: Part 1- Local Staycation

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This is the first article in a three-part series highlighting three different types of momcation staycation or vacation destinations for moms. Co-authored by Caroline...