covid-19

coping with coronavirus as a type a mom

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 …

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Weekend Family Fun at Home in DC | #AwesomeConOnline

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

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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Moms, you can still exercise while sheltering-in-place

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 …

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what to do when life feels out of control

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 …

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

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

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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