Summer Camp Craziness

Posted January 29th, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting

How many of you are already scheduled for summer camp? With so many camps offering early bird discounts if you register by Jan. 31, it’s no wonder that parents scramble to register their kids, even if they aren’t completely sure what their summers are going to look like. I I’m […]

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Singing The Snowday Blues

Posted January 23rd, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting

Snowdays are fun, sure, but too many snowdays are keeping this mama down. It’s not that I don’t love to be with my kids, but with deadlines looming, and a teleworking husband who throws things even more off center, this latest round of snow delays and days off made me […]

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Winter Weather

Posted January 14th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Living, Parenting

It’s the words that strike fear into the hearts of parents across the DMV… wintery mix. (Insert WTOP breaking news music.) It means lying in bed after watching Doug Hill on the 11 o’clock news, strategically plotting a backup plan for my entire morning routine. It means spending another 30 […]

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Playseum Bethesda and Playseum Upstairs – A Great Resource for Little and Big Kids

Posted January 3rd, 2014 by christine in Child, Parenting, Preschoolers, Teens & Tweens, Uncategorized

I recently met a friend and her two children at the Playseum in Bethesda. We’d never been there before, but it was a really great discovery. You enter through an unassuming doorway between two storefronts in downtown Bethesda, and go downstairs to find a warren-like selection of rooms and things […]

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Middle School Woes: How to Ask About Girls

Posted November 4th, 2013 by Sandie in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

My son has always had female friends, but until this year, there was nothing remarkable about it. In elementary school, it’s totally normal for boys and girls to have play dates, invite one another to birthday parties, exchange favorite books, and eat together at lunch. One of my son’s very […]

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Meeting Maryland Moms Demand Action

Posted October 29th, 2013 by Aimee in Causes, Health, News, Parenting, Politics

I recently had the opportunity to attend a house party to meet and get to know the women (and men!) leading the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Like so many others, I was devastated by Newtown. I was outraged by Trayvon Martin. But if […]

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International Travel with Kids Ages 5 and 7

Posted September 24th, 2013 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Travel, Uncategorized

Having children changed the way my husband and I think about traveling. For one, we must carefully consider transportation. Flying can not only be expensive, it can be extremely painful or tiring if a child decides he has lost his ability to sit still, or if the child has decided that the only way she […]

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Passing It On, One Bullet Point at a Time

Posted August 13th, 2013 by Dawn Mooney in Child, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Indoctrination comes naturally to parents. It’s what we do – think religion or politics. I’m guilty of it on various levels for different things, but I’m realizing there is one specific thing that I want my children to wholeheartedly embrace. As we prepare for the start of another school year, […]

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