Since 1997, Elaine Maag has lived in the DC Metro Area. She uses her blog Connor and Helen Grow Up to bridge the distance between far away friends and family and to alleviate the guilt associated with never even purchasing a baby book. She believes in the power of being outside, vacationing, and meeting her children where they are. She works very hard to live in the present moment and rarely carries a cell phone. Prior to becoming a mom, she was an avid potter and chocolate maker and hopes someday to return to both of these hobbies. Elaine contributes to TheDCMoms. She is longtime fan of Stonyfield and is loving their challenge of being more thoughtful about the food she eats and serves to her children.You can follow Elaine at Connor and Helen Grow Up.