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Cookies, Crackers, Cheetos… What Is Your Child Eating for Lunch?

I need to start this post by declaring that I am NOT a food snob. I do not judge anyone for choosing regular milk over organic. I am a realist. Sometimes fast food is a must. Sometimes it’s a take-out chinese or delivery pizza night. Other times, a pre-made rotisserie chicken is considered gourmet. I […]

Vacationing Family Style

Four couples, ten children, sand, surf, a pool, and competitive corn hole at midnight. This is our vacation with friends at the Outer Banks. For three years now, we have been renting a house in Nags Head, NC for a week of fun in the sun with the kids by day and grown-up games by […]

So What If Your Son Wants to Wear a Princess Costume

My children love to dress-up in costumes day and night. The children in my daycare also love putting together creative costumes. I make it a point not to interfere in their creative process because it is so much fun watching them use their imaginations to create elaborate games based on the outfits they select. Over […]

Advice for Breastfeeding Moms Looking For Daycare

Many nursing mothers worry about finding a child care provider that supports their decision to breastfeed. On DC Metro Mom, I created a list of tips for parents searching for quality and supportive daycare. I also share some of the wisdom I have learned from the amazing mothers I am in contact with daily. The first “truth” I share is: 1.) Nursing is […]

Instincts Over Checklists When Choosing Daycare

In today’s DC Metro Mom blog, I discuss the importance of trusting your instincts when selecting a daycare provider for your child. While many web sites provide checklists of endless questions to ask when interviewing, you cannot forget the most important part when selecting child care. Ask yourself, can you trust this person to care […]