Claudine

My blog isn't meant to be taken to seriously. After years of cultivating the resources in the Guide section of this site, the blog is the fun side of the business. It is merely my outlet to share local events, design tips, life laments and general parenting information. I hope you enjoy it!

Claudine

After spending 15 years in corporate America, I was a self-assured, outgoing individual that was confident of my abilities and knowledge base. So one would think that with all this ego I would be a solid candidate for children. Right? Wrong! Motherhood was the most humbling experience I have ever gone through. Today I am taking the life lessons I have learned as a parent as well as my knowledge of the DC Metro area and I am sharing it with other DC Metro parents. This is the guide I wish I had when my daughter was first born. I hope DC Metro Mom helps answers your questions about local resources family friendly events. The site is also meant to share event information, design tips and share some of the laughs that come with parenthood.

Blog entries categorized under Parenting & Pregnancy

Pregnant Workout Options

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I was much more active with my first two pregnancies.  This one however has knocked me out and I'm not sure why.

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Editor's Note: Importance of a 5-Point Harness Carseat & Booster Seat

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Moms...Do You Feel Overwhelmed?

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‘Womenomics’ Book Party @ PunditMom’s

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on Saturday, 11 July 2009
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Are Jon & Kate Hurting Their Children With A Public Divorce?

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on Thursday, 28 May 2009
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Jon & KateOk...is it me or is everyone overacting just a bit about Jon & Kate?  While I am not a loyal watcher of the show, Jon & Kate Plus Eight, I see enough episodes every season to keep up with the kids, the trips, the moves and the pending divorce.  I think it is interesting that the media has pounced on this story like a cat on a mouse.  Seriously, NOW everyone is concerned for the well fair of the children.  Even richer are statements surfacing that Jon wants out.  I guess the spotlight can take the lust away of from an extramarital affair in a hurry.  Funny...I didn't hear him complaining when he was getting a free hair transplant done.

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The Purse Keeper

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on Tuesday, 19 May 2009
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One of the many random things in my overloaded mommy brain is the precise location - at all times - of Giggles' Item of the Week. Does your kid have one (or more) of those? It's like each week she latches on to a new (or old) toy, accessory, bizarre trinket and must have it in her sight no matter where she is. Sometimes it's a plastic Hello Kitty watch from a McDonald's Happy Meal of times gone by. Or it could be a particular princess wand. Her purse is a recurring Item of the Week. It's a Dora the Explorer pink vinyl thing filled to the brim with assorted junk, ahem, personal items. Let's take an inventory, shall we?

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Yummy Mocktails! You Must Try A Pumpkin Pie Preggatini

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on Wednesday, 22 April 2009
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Blowin' (Kisses) in the Wind

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Not the Most Appetizing Post, I Admit

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on Monday, 13 April 2009
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Potty Time



Here's an underdiscussed baby bunching issue: WHEN YOU HAVE MULTIPLE KIDS, TRIPS TO THE BATHROOM RUN YOUR LIFE. Seriously.

I've always been aware of it, but I'm definitely noticing it more now that we're on vacation. No matter where we are or where we're going, we have to stop at take kids to the restroom (or change a diaper) a zillion times a day. It's gotten to the point where we automatically ask "Anybody need to use the potty?" anytime we approach an establishment that looks like it will have remotely sanitary facilities. And to be honest, it's driving me crazy!

First somebody has to pee. So we take them. We try to convince the other that they should "try" too so as to avoid a second trip for the second one soon after. Inevitably, the second child insists that they don't have to go and refuses to make the trip. Fast forward 20 minutes and sure enough, that one has to go. OR we drag the second one to the bathroom at the same time as the first and force them to go. It doesn't matter. Thirty minutes (ok maybe an hour) will go by and one or both has to go again. Throw in the baby's diaper changes and it's a wonder I get anything else done. Factor in the public restroom scenario (grimy, toilet paper shortage, each kid insisting on using their own cycle of the hand dryer) and you can see my frustration.

I just can't wait for the day when I'm not intricately involved in the bladder and bowel happenings of anyone but me!

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Favorite Children's Books

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on Thursday, 26 March 2009
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