Finding a New Playgroup

Posted August 16th, 2011 by Michelle in Parenting, Preschoolers

From the time I became a new mommy, I never had to go out and find a playgroup. I was lucky to have close girlfriends who had their babies within weeks of my first son, Bito’s, birth. Voila! An instant playgroup was created! We now had a reason to get […]

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Celeb Crush: Kevin McKidd

Posted August 12th, 2011 by Dawn Mooney in Celeb Crush, Entertainment

Whether we publicly admit to them or not, we all have a celebrity crush or two. (Or a top five. On a laminated card.) We DC Moms are baring our celeb loving hearts for your entertainment, and maybe just maybe, we’ll find some crushing common ground. Name: Kevin McKidd Age: […]

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The Help: A Movie That Does The Book Justice

Posted August 10th, 2011 by jodifur in Entertainment

I read a lot –almost a book a week.  And there are few books I loved as much as Kathryn Stockett’s “The Help. ” I was thrilled when I was invited to see a preview of the movie Monday night.  But I was also concerned.  Would the movie ruin the […]

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Mom to Feds: Put Money Toward Healthy Food

Posted August 9th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Health, Politics

Dear Federal Government (especially you food-loving folks in the USDA and FDA), Here’s an idea: How about you stop wasting taxpayer money on raiding small family farms and natural foods stores and instead buy some organic produce for kids who live in food deserts? I’m sure those kids Michelle Obama […]

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Weekend Getaway to Sesame Place

Posted August 8th, 2011 by thien-kim in Living

Now that our youngest is adept at toddling and running, we felt ready for our first family vacation. We’ve previously flown to visit both sets of grandparents, but this would be our first vacation with just the four of us. Due to my husband’s work obligations and our budget, we […]

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Reflections on Delaying Kindergarten For a Year

Posted August 5th, 2011 by amy mascott in Child, Parenting

Our son turned five last August, and he was slated to start Kindergarten here in Montgomery County three weeks after his fifth birthday. But we decided to wait a year to send him to Kindergarten. He didn’t go.  We redshirted him, and we couldn’t be happier. Neighborhood kids who hit […]

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Celeb Crush: Michael Fassbender

Posted August 5th, 2011 by Sandie in Celeb Crush, Entertainment, Movies

Welcome to the first of an ongoing series where we DC Moms pick a different celebrity we’re crushing on at the moment, or in some cases, forever, and pay him (or her, because we’ve all  had Girlcrushes) tribute. Without further ado, here’s our inaugural, and yes, slightly obscure pick. Name: […]

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Why I Love Shoes

Posted August 5th, 2011 by jodifur in Fashion

I have a thing about shoes.  Some might say too much of a thing.  I have a whole day devoted to them on my personal blog and am also a featured blogger for a shopping site where I write a lot about shoes.  So what exactly is it about shoes […]

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Now touch me, baby (can’t you see that I am not afraid?)

Posted August 4th, 2011 by Robin (noteverstill) in Health

I recently had a massage, as I do a few times a year, and every time I have a massage and later mention it, there is invariably someone who will scrunch up her nose and say, “a massage? I couldn’t do that.” Let me say: yes, you can. And you […]

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One Of The Millions

Posted August 3rd, 2011 by jodifur in Politics

During President Obama’s speech last week, when he said “millions of Americans are out of work and have been out of work for quite some time” my eyes swelled with tears.  Because we are one of the millions.  Three weeks ago my husband was laid off. Before that we had […]

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