When Pregnancy Isn’t What You Envisioned

Posted August 23rd, 2011 by Stephanie in Pregnancy

I always envisioned myself as a glowing, happy, pregnant woman filled with the joy of creating life all while doing prenatal yoga and floating along loving my belly and not minding the weight gain at all. As it turns out, I am more the green around the gills, angry at […]

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Is Blogging Becoming Passe?

Posted August 22nd, 2011 by Dawn Mooney in Tech

Recently, many of the amazing women who I’m blessed to join here on The DC Moms gathered together for what we dubbed HomeHer, the celebration we could take part in while many of our other online pals were off living it up at BlogHer ’11. We ate, we drank, and […]

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Mind the Gap

Posted August 22nd, 2011 by Robin (noteverstill) in Child, DIY, Living, Parenting, Preschoolers

We had a problem in our house, and you may have it, too. Tell me if this sounds familiar: Girl gets big, graduates from crib to bed. Girl brings seventy-kazallion small essential toys and dolls with her from crib to bed. Bed, unlike crib, has no bumper. Toys fall into […]

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Big Screen Inspiration

Posted August 19th, 2011 by Dawn Mooney in Entertainment, Movies

I’ve always loved going to the movies. As a middle schooler, getting my parents to drop my friends and me off at the theater was the best thing I could imagine for Friday night fun. My very first real date was a movie in fact, and the memory of the […]

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Celebrity Crush Ryan Gosling

Posted August 19th, 2011 by Jessica McFadden in Celeb Crush, Entertainment

This Friday night I have a date with a man not my husband. In fact, I am going to make my spouse watch our three children so I can be alone with this other dude for a full 118 minutes. I am going to slip into something comfortable and hang […]

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Far-Out Eats: Fire Works Pizza

Posted August 18th, 2011 by Sandie in Dining Out, Food

Restaurant Name: Fire Works Pizza Cuisine: Pizza/Italian Cost: Our family of five had a large Caesar salad, two pizzas, soda and juice, and one dessert for approximately $50. Location: 201 Harrison St. SE. Leesburg, Va. 20175 (There’s another one in Arlington, Courthouse) Must haves: The pizza! And for dessert, the luscious […]

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Just Move It, Move It

Posted August 18th, 2011 by Michelle in Fitness, Health

Earlier this summer, I made the decision to get off my duff and start exercising. I have never been a fitness buff, but my lack of activity had reached an all-time low.  I was determined to turn that around and do something good for myself.  The decision to start moving […]

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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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