About Us

We are living in Potomac, by way of Cleveland, NY, NJ, Baltimore, Long Island, and now here. We spent a brief year in Long Island, found our way to the mid-west, and decided to move back to a coast. We ended up in DC.


I’m originally from the Los Angeles, but went to college in New York and Graduate School in Baltimore.

My passion is in systems and processes. As such, I like to learn a lot about the ways things run and how they work. By taking time to look at a system, I can help to make recommendations about how to improve process and communicate more efficiently. I love looking at data and information combined with processes to find more efficient methods for handling things. You could say I’m a bit of a geek when it comes to data.

We have four children and I work full-time outside of the house. I have an amazing partner who besides having a full time job does 99% of the cooking in the house and is a full-fledged handyman. We have been married for 14 years and are continuing to figure it all out. I am very lucky to have a wonderful partner.

If you have suggestions or questions or would like to comment: message me.


He is a licensed psychologist has worked in education administration in public and independent private schools in Maryland, New York, Ohio, and now DC. He works with parents and shares tips for parenting successes.  If you want to know more about Dr. Ari Yares and his musings visit him.


We’re publishing about content that I feel is interesting and relevant to us that we thought would be worth sharing with other people. We are observant and Jewish. We both work outside the house full-time and have four young children. I do get paid for links you click through to, but all of the content on the page is mine and my own opinions. The links don’t change that. I would not suggest something I didn’t think was relevant to the topic that I am on or something that was not interesting.

I’m also always looking for good recipes to share or ways to save.

If you would like to share with me ideas for deals or contact me, alisdesigns at gmail dot com