What to Know About Maryland Tax Free Week 8/8-8/14
Surprises are great, but usually not at checkout. There’s nothing worse than excitedly shopping a great deal just to get to the counter and realize you’ve been doing the math in your head all wrong. We’ve rounded up some items we’ll be snagging this week and also explain some commonly confusing bits.
Easy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Summer is officially underway, and we’re all about easy, kid-friendly meals that can be whipped up quickly after a day of camp or pool. These baked chicken nuggets take just about 20 minutes to come together, and can be made with food allergies in mind.
Nonni’s Peach Cobbler
If you caught our love letter to fresh peaches, you may have been asking yourself “What do you even do with 25 pounds of peaches?” While there’s a ton of answers to that question, cobbler is our favorite! Click here to grab our very own Nonni’s Peach Cobbler recipe that everyone here fights over.
Summer Reading for Kids!
While summer is an ideal time for children to relax, explore the outdoors, visit new places, and spend extra time with family and friends, it is also a critical time for children to maintain and build upon literacy skills.
Motherhood in Motion: Christy Lepley
Often times, with the birth of babies, also comes the birth of new versions of ourselves. Sometimes we find new passions, new values, and new ideas. And sometimes what we find is the courage to bet on the dreams we already had. Christy Lepley was kind enough to share with us what delivering her second son in the midst of a pandemic was like, what working remotely looks like now, and how motherhood helped her find the confidence to create a business out of her passion for watching women succeed.
Cobb Salad Board
Two things we’re loving right now—food boards and salads. We’ve been sort of obsessed with the gorgeous boards created by The BakerMama for awhile now. And with warmer weather, it feels nice to be turning off the oven for dinner more often, and loading up on hearty salads. This Cobb Salad Board from Maegan, the talented mom behind The BakerMama, is a great way to introduce kids to veggies they might not normally try.
Motherhood in Motion: Aidanora Stea
This year has required a lot of change in countless ways. Like many of us, Aidanora was faced with the jigsaw puzzle of bringing her full-time career home, the logistics of what that meant for three school-aged children, and creating a new rhythm for her family. She sat down with us and opened up about what this chapter of life has made her realize about her relationships, how she’s creating her own work-life balance, and what she did to keep her second grader thriving through his school year.
4th of July Popsicles
Celebrate the 4th of July with these festive red, white and blue popsicles! Not only are they adorable, but they’re made with protein-packed green yogurt and fiber rich blueberries and strawberries. Thank you to Sound Shore Moms for sharing!
Independence Day Parades
After an entire year of canceled festivities, Independence Day is a go for 2021 in AACO! We’ve linked up all the best places to experience parades this year.
Motherhood in Motion: Danielle Powell
When she transitioned the last child to school, Danielle decided to dedicate her newfound free time to other mothers. She turned her passion for motherhood into serving women in our community, helping them fall in love with their own experiences. Danielle was gracious enough to chat with us about the way she mothers with intention, how she’s using her transparency about parenting to serve others, and what this past year has looked like from a care provider’s perspective.
Motherhood in Motion: Kaitlin O’Connor
The Motherhood in Motion series is a very special collaboration with ALN Images. Becoming a new mother comes with so many changes and growth. However, some amazing women made this transition in the midst of a global pandemic - something we're still wrapping our minds...
Celebrating Juneteenth with Kids
Yesterday, June 17th, Juneteenth official became a federal holiday! We’ve rounded up some resources, activities, and local events to help you continue or begin family traditions to celebrate with your kiddos.
5 Swaps You Can Make for World Refill Day
Did you know that today is World Refill Day? An entire day dedicated to bringing awareness to the impact pollution has on our environment, and choices that anyone from single individuals to entire governments can do to help protect our planet. According to this...
Motherhood in Motion: Bridget Jones
As a mother who is no stranger to pivoting, Bridget Jones let us in on what motherhood means to her, what she’s realized this past year, and what a humble idea created for her family.
Frosé, a New Way!
Just in time for summer, we rounded up some of the best spiked frozen drinks, popsicles and other desserts. If you love frosé, bookmark this list for some fresh ideas, perfect for any summer soiree!
Father’s Day Guide 2021
Father’s Day is quickly approaching. We’ve got you covered on experiences and treats that Dad will love!
Meet Fluttr, Our New Favorite Mom Hack
We’ve all been there. You know, standing in the card aisle, uncomfortably close to similarly frustrated people. All of us begrudgingly staring at the wall of cards praying the perfect one leaps out. An Annapolis local created a better solution. Click here to read about our favorite new mom hack, Fluttr.
Motherhood in Motion: Sasha Willis
We had the chance to sit down with Sasha Willis, a local mom and entrepreneur, to learn about what she’s loves most about her days, maintaining her identity in parenthood, and how being a mother has changed the way she approaches her business.
Our Top 6 Sunscreen Picks for Kids
We know protecting our skin in the sun is important, but it’s not always so easy to know how to do that. We rounded up our top tried-and-true sunscreen picks that we love for children to take the guess work out for you!
Smithsonian Museums Opening Dates
D.C.’s Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo have announced opening dates as they slowly welcome back the public. Take a look at the released dates and the guidelines the institutions are taking to ensure staff and visitor health and safety. Make sure you follow the link the reserve your passes before arrival!