My top ten beauty buys under $30

Posted August 17th, 2011 by Stephanie in Beauty, Fashion

My top ten beauty buys under $30

I used to be a makeup snob. If it wasn’t MAC, Dior or Chanel it wasn’t on my face. But then the economy tanked, my husband lost his job and also there was this small person to be tended too. Priorities changed and suddenly ME time stopped being a whole […]

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Getting My Ducks in a Row for BlogHer11

Posted August 17th, 2011 by Jill Berry in 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 […]

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New Recalls Make Me Grateful to Eat Local

Posted August 16th, 2011 by Aimee in Food, Green, Health

On my commute into work the other day, I heard yet another report about food recalls due to salmonella, Listeria, insert scary-sounding word. It was another story in what seems to be regular “breaking” news these days. Eggs. Chicken. Turkey. I listened with interest, of course. How can a mom […]

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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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