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 journey of emotional healing after a traumatic birth, this is what has helped me: Share Your […]
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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 with the coolest toys, and have a million books. Sometimes I remember to ask the parents whether […]
My Gym Bethesda and My Gym Potomac are a long-standing local Washington, DC Area businesses that provide indoor space for kids to play and learn. I recently took our 21-month-old to the My Gym Bethesda location and we had a wonderful “date” to play and watch his skills on various equipment. If you haven’t been […]
This post is sponsored by Aysa, but the commentary is completely my own. Maybe you’ve been here before: your kid has some bumps on his skin, and you’re not sure why. You’re looking at him wondering if they are bug bites, heat rash … or wait, could it possibly be scarlet fever? You take a […]
This post is sponsored by Raised Real, but the commentary is genuine and completely my own. 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 […]
Like most people in DC, our home doesn’t have much of a backyard; if we want to wander for hours in nature, we have to pile into the car and drive to Rock Creek Park or the National Arboretum. My childhood spent on acres of New England woods is a stark contrast to the urban […]
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 spent the majority of my free time in my 20’s – traveling to see shows […]
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 while and I don’t remember being scared of her at all. I remember going to the park […]
“I sorry Mommy. I fur-give you?” said in the sweetest little voice with the most genuine look of concern my son can muster. He had nothing to be sorry for, but certainly had much to forgive and he did without hesitation. I was in the trenches. Exhausted. Ready to snap at the slightest inconvenience. My son was […]
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 children, I compiled a list sure to surprise, entertain, introduce new ideas, induce giggles, and inspire […]
My daughter has never been a big eater. When we introduced solids at 6 months, she had no interest. At our pediatrician’s recommendation, we didn’t push the solid food too hard, but continued trying for months with no progress at all. Finally, around 12 months, she started to eat some solids. Today at just over […]
Confused by the clouds Eleven years ago, I began struggling with what I now refer to as “living under a dark cloud.” As a college student living in a new city, I felt like I was going insane. Triggered by the death of a close friend and the life changes brought about by college, my […]
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