It’s hard to talk about dealing with the death of a loved one. It’s easier to read about it. It’s very understandable why. A loved ones passing bring feelings of sadness, guilt, and loneliness all at once. There are a lot of...
Trying to find affordable childcare for my son was more terrifying than giving birth. As an early childhood educator who has been lucky enough to work in and experience some of the best schools for young children, I knew...
When we first embarked on our raising backyard chickens, we never imagined all the amazing life lessons chickens would teach us and our children valuable life lessons. We thought it would be interesting and educational for our kids to...
I'm kind of in shock at how quickly this pregnancy has gone. I was warned that the second time around, time just seems to fly by and that is absolutely the truth. I wrote about my first-trimester essentials here and I...
"Ten years from now, your husband will be the person you built him up to be."  A wise friend said this to me several years ago. We were on a walk around our neighborhood, toddlers in tow, and I was...
Amazing Athletes of DC & Montgomery County is a mobile sports business that offers young children sport enrichment programs at their school or daycare. Kids can take weekly, year-round (50 weeks/year) classes during their regularly scheduled school day. The kids have a...
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,...
I still remember that rainy fall afternoon when I walked out with my hijab (headscarf) for the first time. Covering up was one of the biggest and most important decisions of my life. It was extremely LIBERATING for me. I...
Traveling with an infant seemed stressful at the time. I hate to say it, but traveling with a toddler is worse, in our case. My son usually slept peacefully through flights as an infant, but as a toddler, it’s...
Certainly, no one expects to experience a traumatic birth, to enter a hospital and wonder if you will be leaving. Even after the health crisis is resolved and physical scars are healed, there is traumatic pain remaining. In my...
One thing I’ve found myself struggling with is what to buy the children in my life for their birthdays and holidays. These are kids who already have everything they need and more! They already wear the coolest clothes, play...
Raised Real is a new box subscription service for healthy single-serve meals for babies and toddlers. I just tried my first ever box of Raised Real Foods for our 21-month-old and I love it! I easily ordered my box online...
Making the best family memories rocking out at concerts Do you remember your first concert? I was bitten early and hard with the live music bug and it has always been a huge part of my life. It's where I...
I remember my first encounter with child abuse. I was five years old. The day was normal, I was dropped off at the home of a family friend which was done every day. She was my caretaker for a...

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Summer is finally here and it's time to start enjoying all that the season has to offer! June offers DC-area residents so many options...