covid-19

How to give yourself a manicure at home during quarantine

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

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

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

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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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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