Why one Maryland mom brought her family to a Black Lives Matter protest in D.C.Read More »
Weekend FAMILY Fun (June 12-14) Five crafty and groovy activities to do at home with your kids, plus a peaceful walk and talk in D.C.
Six crafty and groovy activities to do at home with your kids, plus a peaceful walk and talk in D.C.Read More »
The next time you feel a meltdown coming on (no judgements—it happens!), put yourself in a mommy time-out first.Read More »
Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month 12 children's books that explore the wide range of cultures, traditions and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the US
Whether they’re about favorite foods, problems at school, family relations or finding love, these 12 children’s books explore the wide range of cultures, traditions and history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.Read More »
Coping with Coronavirus as a Type A Mom When you’re always in control, the uncertainty of our “new normal” can feel unsettling. One local mother shares her experience.
“I am totally flexible … as long as everything is exactly the way I want it.” Does that sound like you? It sums me up perfectly. I epitomize the Type A personality: I thrive on to-do lists, organization, perfectionism and being control. Control, however, is something the coronavirus pandemic has …Read More »
Moms, You Can (And Should!) Still Exercise While Sheltering-in-Place Erin Washington, a Leesburg mom and author of "Squats and Margaritas," shares her tips
This is unprecedented. We’re smack in the middle of a global pandemic where tens of thousands of people in our country are dying and the weight of protecting our families from a deadly disease is heavy. While I am supremely grateful for my healthy family and the safe haven of …Read More »
What to Do When Life Feels out of Control Monica Stoltzfus, a mom of three from Lorton, shares a life lesson she learned in high school
I had a coach back in high school who I really didn’t care for, actually. His demeanor was a mix of sarcastic remarks barked through a megaphone and an attitude of perpetual punishment, as if he had done something terrible in a former life and was living out his penance every …Read More »
How to Help Your Kids Engage in Independent Play Need a break? This former educator suggests parents delegate while they isolate.
As director of an after-school program for elementary school students in Northern Virginia for three years, it was my job to keep 60 kids on task five days a week. So I know a few things about keeping little ones safe and occupied. What follows are a few suggestions to …Read More »
Inspiring Earth Day Books for Kids Grab a spot under a shady tree and share a book about nature with your child
Spring is in the air, and the natural world is waking up from winter. With Earth Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to share a book about nature with your child. Celebrate the return of the flowers and warm weather while teaching your child about the …Read More »
How to Raise Eco-Conscious Kids Three ways to help engage kids to make a positive impact on the planet from Philippe Cousteau Jr.
As we approach the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, raising eco-conscious kids by helping them to understand how they can have a positive impact on our planet couldn’t be more important or relevant. As headlines about plastic waste, devastating wildfires and species decline mount, youth around the world are stepping …Read More »