Jennifer Muscato

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Jennifer is a television producer, wife and mom-of-one. She relocated to the DC area, from Los Angeles, in April 2018 to be closer to family. It is very important to Jennifer and her husband that their son knows his family. Between working full-time and being a mom, she doesn't have a ton of extra time, but she love to write, read and have a drink(s) with friends. She is also a true crime addict and listens to podcasts constantly!

Our World is Changing and It’s Time to Listen

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Our world is changing. It's a good thing. It's a long, overdue thing. The death of George Floyd has led to protests, name and policy changes, and a general awakening. The year 2020 will go...

Movies to Watch to Take Your Mind Off the News

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The news is tough to watch, especially these days. It's important to be informed, but at a certain point, it all becomes too much. To escape, I am a fan of movies—always have been....

National Foster Care Month: A Foster Father’s Story

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May is National Foster Care Month. Now, with what's going on in the world currently, nothing is untouched from the Coronavirus pandemic ... and that includes the foster care system. Families in the system...

What You DON’T Need for Baby

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I recently had my second child. I live in a 4 bedroom house, so it's not small, but let me just tell you - it feels that way with the amount of toys, dirty...

How Do I Get My Kid To Eat Vegetables?

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Before my son turned into a full-fledged toddler, he ate vegetables no problem. How I remember the days of steaming cauliflower and broccoli! Unfortunately, those days are gone and now if I even try...

Breastfeeding Was Temporarily Banned?! (in NZ)

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I'm a news producer, so I see headlines and read articles from around the world all the time. It's a large part of my job. Being that I've been doing this for many years,...

Why I’m Eating What I Want During My Pregnancy

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Gaining weight during pregnancy. It's inevitable although some, obviously, gain more than others. I am on the "more" side. It may be because I'm simply just programmed to have big babies (my son was 9lbs...

“Your son looks exactly like your husband!”

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Recently, I read an article and the female writer was asking people to stop saying her child looked nothing like her. The headline of the article grabbed my immediate attention because people have said...

Throwing A Baby Shower? 5 Tips You Need to Know!

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Throwing a baby shower for someone can be a source of stress. But, if you want to be a good friend or relative, you have to do it, right? You've probably had a shower...

Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th!

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Don't forget about Grandparents Day--this Sunday, September 8th! Oh, you didn't even know it existed? Me neither... until I started writing for DC Area Moms Blog. And - shame on me! My grandparents were...

Breastfeeding: What if you can? What if you can’t?

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When it came to breastfeeding, I was in the "what if you can" category, but I want to send an important message to my fellow moms: it is okay, more than okay, if you...

TV Shows for Moms! (although not JUST for moms)

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If you're like my husband and I, when the day is done...and the kid(s) is in bed...and the house is cleaned up...AND food prep for the next day is done, if you can muster...

Postpartum Back Pain (+ Kidney Stone + Tumor)

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Postpartum back pain can be from a number of reasons. But, and that's a big but, this was the cause of mine: In 2017, I gave birth to my first child. I know women have babies every...

Kids Play Gallery: An Imaginative Play Space

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As a parent, we face one question again and again…and again: What am I gonna do with my kid in the heat of the summer, cold of winter, or on rainy days? Online, I often see...