Tag Archives: Coronavirus

How to Celebrate Birthdays During Coronavirus Quarantine The pandemic hasn't stopped these local families from partying-in-place

How to celebrate birthdays during coronavirus

As we all adjust to life in lockdown, one big change many families have had to make is how they celebrate birthdays. It’s disappointing that in-person parties can’t happen right now, but birthdays during coronavirus have the opportunity to be even more memorable. All it takes is a little bit …

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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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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.

coping with coronavirus as a type a mom

“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 (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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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

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

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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