Meet our Team

DC Area Moms is written by a team of dynamic volunteer writers! Each contributor brings their own ideas, experiences, and inspiration for parenting around our Nation’s Capital. We cover the full range of DC parent-related topics like pregnancy & postpartum resources, kid-friendly events, favorite parks to school decisions, planning healthy meals, and balancing self-care with the demands of parenting.

Headshots provided by Erica Baker Photography (2018) and Danielle Sara Photography (2021). 

Allison Winter

Founding & Senior Contributor

Chelsea S. Blanks

Contributing Writer

Dana Atiyat

Contributing Writer

Juliet Armerding

Founding & Senior Contributor

Kristin Longwood

Contributing Writer

Lucia

Contributing Writer

Nicole Gardner

Contributing Writer

Rebecca Ballard

Founding Contributor

Stephanie Shipman

Contributing Writer

Tatiana Laborde

Founding & Senior Contributor

Angelle Baugh

Founding & Senior Contributor

Christina Ho

Contributing Writer

Jackie Malkes

Contributing Writer

Katherine

Founding Contributor

Laura Bruce

Contributing Writer

Mari

Senior Contributor

Pamela Nieto

Contributing Writer

Shaniece James

Contributing Writer

Dr. Tamara Gayle Blackwell

Contributing Writer

Tirzah Weiskotten

Senior Contributor

Becky Bowman

Contributing Writer

Cyana Riley

Contributing Writer

Jennifer Muscato

Contributing Writer

Kim McCullough

Founding & Senior Contributor

Lori Wilen

Contributing Writer

Meghan McCoy

Contributing Writer

Rachel Schwartz

Senior Contributor

Shannon Mashaal

Contributing Writer

Tamieka Muns

Contributing Writer

2021 Contributor Team Photo Shoot

Photos provided by Danielle Sara Photography

2018 Contributor Team Photo Shoot

Photos provided by Erica Baker