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 Bright Sun is Out (and so is it's harmful rays)! I grew up in Houston, Texas, where the sun was pretty much out year round. As long as I can remember I loved being out in the sun, playing...
I started my motherhood journey with two beautiful, tiny babies — and I had to ask permission from someone else at the hospital to hold them.  When I was discharged from Sibley Memorial Hospital, and my newborn twins were...
"We have met the enemy, and he is us" - Walt Kelly   Parenting Advice Regarding Children's Behavior from my Community Recently I reached out to a few friends (each a parent of a 5-year-old) for parenting advice regarding our son's behavior....
Let's Make Some Homemade Air-Popped Popcorn! Whose kid doesn't love popcorn? Whether at the movies, at home, in the car, at a park, or just about anywhere. Every mom knows that popcorn is one of the most loved and easy...
Trying to be a Super Hero when you are already a Super Mom? We all are! Transitioning from being a stay-at-home mom back to my career was not an easy task. As a matter of fact, I still struggle...

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It was 4:02 on Monday morning. I was deep in a dream when I heard the phone ring loudly.  Surprisingly, it was my usually hard- to-rouse husband who jumped up, found the phone, announced “It’s her”, and handed it...
Every May, I find myself talking a lot about Mother’s Day in my therapy practice. For some Mother’s Day is a much-anticipated day of celebration and some well-deserved R&R, but for many, it’s an emotionally loaded day.  Lots of...
The best photos of kids are taken not with the big camera in your closet but with the camera you have in your hand: your cell phone camera. Below are four steps to use your cell phone to easily take great...
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a stay home mom. And though I love staying home with my kids, the initial transition to motherhood rocked my world. And even now I sometimes question this...
One of the biggest challenges that a lot of DC area moms face, is that many of us are here away from our immediate family. Motherhood is hard, and surviving it away from family is even more difficult. Our...
Does the idea of exploring nature with littles leading the way make you sweat? You're not alone! Lots of parents prefer leading to following; however, when we gift our children the chance to lead, we empower them to be confident...
With warmer weather finally upon us, now is the time to get your home cleaned up and organized. Below are 6 tips for spring cleaning and organizing. Start Small - You don’t have to do it all at once....
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...

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4 Inspiring Earth Day Volunteer Activities with Children

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The thoughts presented in this Earth Day volunteer activities with children article are the writer’s and do not represent views of the organizations they...