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Working Mom vs COVID-19

So this is happening. And everything keeps changing. The plans for work and school and every other place that existed last week for COVID-19 or the Coronavirus, have changed. Whatever I write here could be different in the next week. We’ve got plenty of food in the freezer, apple juice in the basement, Netflix & […]

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Small crowd at EdFest 2019

Lessons from EdFEST: Post-School Fair Notes

Well, I survived EdFEST. It was informative, busy, and crowded, and I’m glad I went. EdFEST is the District of Columbia’s annual public school fair, where families can talk to representatives of public and charter schools in one spot. Each school had its own table, and staff—and sometimes parents and students—answered questions about their school. […]

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Why I’m Eating What I Want During My Pregnancy

Gaining weight during pregnancy. It’s inevitable although some, obviously, gain more than others. I am on the “more” side. It may be because I’m simply just programmed to have big babies (my son was 9lbs 11oz), OR it may be because I eat what I want while I’m pregnant. I’m eating a roasted chicken sub […]

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Room Parent Tips and Tricks for a Successful Year

The beginning of the school year means new backpacks, awkwardly posed pictures and so much paperwork. There are forms that need to be submitted, extra-curricular registration deadlines, and of course, opportunities to volunteer. As I prepare to volunteer for my eighth consecutive year as a room parent (putting that on paper makes me question some […]

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Celebrate National Crayon Day on March 31

Crayons are a creative staple in my household. If the plethora of dinosaurs, electronic gadgets, and books ever got boring (and apparently, they do) the kids will pull out the crayons. I love crayons because they can be used as soon as a child can hold a toy and into adulthood. You see them in […]

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Self-Care: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly, and The Point

I want to talk about self-care. I’m sure you’ve seen the memes.   “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”… “Self-care is not selfish.”…etc.   As mothers, we often must put our children before our own needs or desires. Not only that, but we live in a culture full of busy schedules, long commutes, and […]

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