Jill Berry

Swim team

Helping Kids Conquer Their Fears: Swimming on the Swim Team

by Jill Berry June 12, 2013 Child

I spent hours in the pool as a child. Splashing about. Racing my dad and sister. Diving for rings with a friend. Happy times. Like me, my middle daughter has fun in the pool. But, unlike me, her swimming has a serious side. Very serious. Until my daughter was five, swimming was all about splashing […]

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The Spy Museum

My Fave Place in DC: The International Spy Museum

by Jill Berry April 12, 2012 Around Town

I’m a big believer in fairness. Fairness makes me feel like a better person. But, I can also be left feeling that adjudicating what is fair is a thankless task. Take a squabble between two children over the only blue soccer ball. Who is to say who had the ball first. I wasn’t there. Child […]

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The Muppets

Sharing a Childhood Favorite with Your Kids: ‘The Muppets’

by Jill Berry March 23, 2012 Entertainment

Growing up, Britain’s three TV channels showed mostly news, horse racing, and comedy shows. Slim pickings. On a day home from school, I would often take a nap to while away the day since there was nothing good on TV. But, weekend evening TV was another story. The dearth of choice during the day was […]

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My Fave Place in DC — The Newseum

by Jill Berry September 15, 2011 Around Town

When you live in a city for years, it is easy to fall in to the trap of seeing the same sights over and over again. That is how it was for me. I moved to D.C. as a junior in college after my parents emigrated from England to the DC Metro area. From about […]

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9/11 — Then and Now

by Jill Berry September 8, 2011 Child

It was an ordinary Tuesday. My kindergartener was settled in to the routine of the elementary school. My preschooler was learning the ropes at her new preschool. I was kneeling on my bedroom floor leafing through a set of galley proofs for a book that was due to be returned to the printer that afternoon. […]

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Jill Berry at BlogHer 11

Getting My Ducks in a Row for BlogHer11

by Jill Berry August 17, 2011 Tech

I clicked “Order Now.” That click was a placeholder only. While I had just purchased a ticket to BlogHer 11, I had no knowledge that I would ever get there. San Diego was too far away. San Diego hotels were too expensive. How could I travel to southern California without my family? How could I […]

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