PJ Feinstein

PJ Feinstein is the editor of Washington FAMILY and the mother of two elementary school-age boys.

Weekend FAMILY Fun (May 8-10) Relaxing ways to celebrate Mother's Day at home, plus other fun kid-friendly activities

celebrate mother's day at home this weekend

Moms, you’ve been busy these past two months. In addition to your “normal” work and household responsibilities, you’ve had to help kids with schoolwork and then keep them occupied for the rest of the day. You’ve probably been cooking more meals than ever before—and doing more dishes, too. And you’re …

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How to Give Yourself a Manicure, According to an Expert Lauren Dunne of Varnish Lane shares the 10 steps to a salon-quality mani

How to give yourself a manicure at home during quarantine

Missing your gel or dip manicures while we’re social distancing? The silver lining is that going a few weeks or—gasp!—months without them will allow your nails to get stronger as they grow out, explains Lauren Dunne, co-founder of Varnish Lane, a nail salon with three locations in D.C. Regularly applying …

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Mom Life: Jess Smith How a pediatric physical therapist from Arlington juggles taking care of babies in the NICU, her family and herself

Meet Jess Smith, a pediatric physical therapist and mom of three from Arlington, VA

A pediatric physical therapist, Jess Smith is responsible for the physical therapy needs of all the children admitted to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, where she’s worked for 18 years. At home in Arlington, Jess and her husband, Chris, are responsible for the needs of their three children: Addison, 13; Mackenzie, …

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3 Brunch Cocktails to Enjoy on Mother’s Day Make your at-home celebration a bit more effervescent with these delicious mixed drinks

Three brunch cocktails for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day brunch at your favorite restaurant may not be possible this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make breakfast in your kitchen feel a bit more effervescent with some delicious brunch cocktails. Ginny Lawhorn, founder of Baltimore Cocktail Week, recommends “low-octane cocktails”—cocktails that are brighter, more refreshing and …

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Weekend FAMILY Fun at Home (May 1-3) 7 Kid-Friendly Things to Do While We're Still Social Distancing

Weekend Family Fun at Home in DC | #AwesomeConOnline

AwesomeCon, the District’s version of Comic Con, has been postponed until December, but there’s still a lot of awesome to be had this weekend. Starting Friday, May 1, comic book fans can participate in #AwesomeConOnline, featuring a full itinerary of virtual fun, including live Q&A’s with Ross Marquand of “The …

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Special Edition “District Notepad” Supports Efforts to Feed Families in Need During COVID-19 DC-based paper goods brand, Appointed, also offering free downloads to help busy families get organized at home

Special Edition District Notepad by Appointed Supports Local Families in Need During Coronavirus

When schools closed back in March, Suann Song noticed that her 13-year-old son was struggling without structure in his day. So the founder and creative director of Appointed, the DC-based desktop paper goods brand, designed a weekly schedule for him to fill out each day. It proved to be so …

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