Passionate About the Washington DC area
and the Moms Who Live Here
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7 Tips for Car Trips with Kids

The DC area has several great options for road trips! Beaches in four different states are a four-hour drive away or less. Just west, the Shenandoah has amazing hiking, camping, or glam camping. Historic American cities such as Philadelphia, NYC, and Boston are just up 95. And then there’s always the Carolina beaches and cities.  […]

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My Epidural Experience

About the Epidural Procedure Epidurals are a very common pain reliever during vaginal delivery. Approximately 60% of women get an epidural in the US. I had a great epidural experience! The process of receiving an epidural is simple: When you are ready, an anesthetist will inject a local anesthetic into your lower back. Once the anesthetic […]

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Taking Advantage of Car Naps

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 of opportunity I have for my toddler to actually nap. You see, darling daughter #2 is […]

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Mother’s Day in the Sibley NICU: A Blessing, Not A Curse

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 not, the floodgates opened.  I cried.  A lot.   Then one day, my crying stopped.  It was […]

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Parenting Tip: Focus on Yourself First

“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. My older child had just turned 5, and with his new age, so […]

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Thank you, Village!

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 to me.  Eighteen minutes later, I was on my bike and headed to my good friend’s […]

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Teacher Appreciation Week: 50 Fun Ideas

Teacher Appreciate Week is such a wonderful way to celebrate your child’s teacher.  They are with our children all.day.long staying patient, keeping order, and teaching students important stuff!  Here are some useful ideas to show teachers how much we appreciate them this week! 50 Teacher Appreciation Ideas Write a heartfelt note from you and/or your […]

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