For Moms

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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Three brunch cocktails for Mother's Day

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

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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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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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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