Cheerios and Walmart: Buy One. Give One.

With grandparents living in three different states and cousins located all across the country, our family is always looking for new and easy ways to show others we love them. That's why we are loving the Walmart and Cheerios Buy One, Give One way to share the love. All you have to do is buy a specially-marked box of Cheerios at Walmart, find the reward code inside the box, and enter it online. Then you will be able to personalize an awesome e-card to send to a loved one, and they will receive Read more...

Family Photography Sessions with Marian Lozano

If you are pondering taking a professional family photo, you must contact Marian Lozano of Marian Lozano Photography. I have no idea how I became so lucky as to work with Marian eons ago and now be able to count the Washington, DC area’s best family, newborn, expectant mother and children’s photographer as our dear friend and family photographer. Now lest you think me totally biased, Marian Lozano is at the top of every awards list in this town for family photographers.Marian has Read more...

Good Tidings We Bring…

To You and Your Kin...Good Tidings for Christmas...And a Happy New Year!Thank you so much for your support these SEVEN years! We are so happy to know you and call you our friends. With love and figgy pudding, Jessica, Chris, Charlie, Eve and Alice  Photography courtesy Marian Lozano Photography, the best family, newborn, event and maternity photographer in the DC area. See more of her great work on her blog. Read more...

Prayers to the Navy Yard Victims

As families mourn, details emerge, people are evacuated and treated, let us send our prayers and love to the victims and their loved ones.If you hear of a way local families can help, please leave a suggestion in the comments. I too will be researching ways we can assist.Photo credits (clockwise): DCYards, stock.xchng, Bill Rand, Capitol Riverfront Read more...

Thank A Teacher Day #ThankATeacher

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. -- John 15:13 When I speak to my elementary school children about their teachers, whether we are discussing ways the kids can improve their behavior after a note has come home or we are simply laughing about something funny the teacher said in class, I always remind my children that their teachers LOVE them. That these wonderful people would do ANYTHING to help them learn and reach their highest potential.This Read more...

Goodbye Dear Susan

From Toddler Planet:Goodbye Susan Niebur passed away on February 6, 2012 after a lifetime of love, crusades, and strength.  Over the last five years she lived with inflammatory breast cancer, a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer that presents without a lump.  She chronicled her life with cancer here on her blog Toddler Planet with honesty and emotion that were even more rare and aggressive.She is survived by her family, friends, achievements, and the indelible marks she made on Read more...

More Love to Susan

Please keep sending your love and prayers to Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet through the WhyMommy Love Fest Facebook page.Susan, and her family, are watching these videos and express their thanks to you al.The amazing Amy Mascott of TeachMama put a third one together for Susan. Thank you Amy!Music was provided thanks to Marty Long and Bill Leslie.If you would like to be a part of future video cards of love for Susan, here are details how.Again, you can also send hard copy Read more...

WhyMommy Love Fest Facebook Page and E-Cards of Love

Another way to send your love and prayers to Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet: Join the WhyMommy Love Fest Facebook page and leave a photo or a comment of love for our dear friend.She is seeing this page and loves it!Here are two videos from Susan's friends all over the world. The amazing Amy Mascott of TeachMama has been putting them together.Music on the second card was provided thanks to Marty Long, Susan's dear friend, and modern Celtic musician Bill Leslie.If you would Read more...

Love to Susan – Updated

I know that our fellow parent in Silver Spring, Susan Niebur, is in so many of our hearts right now.She is all I can think about, making fluffy fun posts suggesting children's activities almost impossible at the moment. The suggestions I have for you are toRead Susan's wordsSend her your love(Send her best friend some love too)Take your kids to a planetarium or other space/sky-themed field trip in honor of Susan's life work as a planetary scientist. (That post I am linking to Read more...