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Author Archive | Lauren Heller


Historic Colonial Williamsburg: An Easy Weekend Trip from Washington, D.C.

Whether you are looking to explore the outdoors, discover a nearby winery, or check out a historic site, Washington, D.C. is a short drive from some truly fabulous destinations! This past November, my family decided to spend Veterans Day weekend at Historic Colonial Williamsburg, located in nearby Williamsburg, Virginia.  Depending on the day and time […]

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Saving for College: What Do Parents Need to Know?

This post is written in partnership with New Potomac Partners. We love the service they provide for area families!Parents have so much to think about after the birth of a child: Breastfeeding tips? Ways to save on the cost of formula? Best sleep strategies for baby? Transitioning to daycare? Helping siblings adjust to a new baby? […]

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5 Easy Ways to Display Kids’ Artwork with Style

It’s October, and I don’t know about you, but we are finally getting into that good back to school groove in this house! As we settle into the routines of a new school year, we can count on our kids bringing home three things: new knowledge, new skills, and new artwork (SO. MUCH. ARTWORK.)! Let’s […]

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Creative, Easy, and Fun: How to Build a Terrarium with Kids

  Looking for a creative, easy, and fun project to try with kids? How about a sweet, quick DIY Father’s Day, hostess, or end-of-year teacher gift? Terrariums are the answer! The materials needed to create these tiny natural environments are both inexpensive and readily available. Moreover, these mini gardens are perfectly suited for getting little […]

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Pregnancy Loss and Secondary Infertility: The Emotions Are Complicated (And You Are Not Alone)

“So, do you want more kids?” “What are you waiting for? When will you have another?” “Are you going to give him a sibling?” Looking on at my joyful and vibrant 5-year-old, these are some of the questions I get on a regular basis. My answers to these well-meaning and good-natured questions usually sound something […]

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