Posh Pouches: A Weapon in the War on Waste (Review)

Posted July 13th, 2011 by J.J. Newby in Green

The kids come home from school properly propagandized about the benefits of recycling and why we should be saving the Earth; and yet a significant source of our contribution to the garbage dump seems to be packing lunches and snacks.  When I go in to be a helper parent, on […]

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Secret to a Happy Summer with Teens & Tweens

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Sue Wagner in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Welcome to the Teens and Tweens channel of The DC Moms!  I’m excited to be the editor of this section where we’ll share the ups and downs of the ultimate political game — raising tweens and teens in and around our nation’s capital!  (Full disclosure: It’s not actually as bad […]

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Will Gas Prices Tank Summer Plans?

Posted July 12th, 2011 by J.J. Newby in Politics

This summer was to be my last hurrah as a stay-at-home mother.  The past two years a very intense volunteer engagement took me away from the home almost as much as a job would and The Plan has always been for me to return to my career (or, ahem, start […]

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Evernote, My Sanity Saver

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by Andrea Meyers in Tech

If the name of the software doesn’t announce its purpose clearly enough, then the elephant in the green logo lets you know that this is your organizer, message keeper, note taker, planner, journal, receipt filer—all the important stuff you don’t want to forget. I started using Evernote (free) to take […]

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The Gift of Hockey

Posted May 31st, 2011 by Jean, a.k.a. Stimey in Health, Parenting

There are so many things that my kids have taught me. They have taught me about the intensity that is motherly love. They taught me that I hate homework even more when I’m the parent of the student. They also taught me that I would do pretty much anything for […]

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Surviving Bed Rest

Posted May 31st, 2011 by Stephanie in Parenting, Pregnancy

Everything was going swimmingly with my second pregnancy and I was approaching anything that came our way with a been there done that attitude. Until 29 weeks when I unexpectedly went into labor.  Suddenly I was in the hospital, my toddler having a grand time at Grandma’s house, while I […]

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Finding Balance in a Cupcake

Posted May 31st, 2011 by Victoria Mason in Food

  Some might say that the cupcake is on the way out.  True or not the DC Metro area has grabbed onto to this sweet trend wholeheartedly.  There are over forty cupcakes shops and bakeries that specialize in cupcakes in the DC area.  It can be overwhelming and while the […]

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Four Android Apps I Can’t Live Without

Posted May 18th, 2011 by thien-kim in Tech

Are you jealous that the iPhone and iPad get all the fame and glory? Sometimes it seems like all the fun and cool apps are for the iOS. I’m intensely in love with my Android smartphone. I take it with me when I lay down with my toddler for his […]

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Not Quite Ready for Hoarders

Posted May 18th, 2011 by thien-kim in Living

I love books. I remember many nights when, as a child, I read books by a dim flashlight. Just one more chapter and then I’ll go to sleep. Which of course is just as easy as eating one potato chip.  My love for books and their imaginary friends and landscapes […]

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