Paige Janes

Paige is a DC area native who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. After a 5-year stint in San Diego with her husband, they moved back to DC to start their family. They have two daughters, Coco (2016) and Fay (2018). Paige loves exploring everything the city has to offer, especially kid-friendly museums, parks, and coffee shops, and is looking forward to discovering more as her daughters continue to grow. Paige loves coffee, pilates, and writing.

Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun

Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the images below for a guide specific to that topic. Enjoy!

The Best Father’s Day Gifts from Local Black-Owned Businesses

Father's Day is right around the corner! And we have sourced some great Father's Day gifts for dad from local, black-owned businesses.Does Dad have a bandana? If not, All Very Goods should has him covered...

The Best Indoor Play Places Guide in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Ahh, spring in DC. It's the most beautiful time to be outside. But it doesn't last forever - between hot, humid summers and below-freezing winters, the great INdoors is often the place to play. Luckily,...

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Small Businesses

Mother's Day is almost here! Are you ready? If not, we've got the inspiration you need. Here are some special Mother's Day gifts and treats from small businesses we love. Pro Tip: Don't forget a...

The DC Area Guide to Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics

Searching for pediatric urgent care, and need it NOW? We've got you covered. DC Area Moms and Total Access Urgent Care are pleased to present you with this guide to local pediatric urgent care facilities....

Safe Summer Fun at Headfirst Camps

After so much time spent on screens over the past year, kids need the socialization, exploration and joy of summer camp more than ever (and parents need to feel good about sending them!). That’s...

Top 6 Features of HappyNest Laundry Service

I never really appreciated all the “mom jokes” about laundry until I brought my youngest child home from the hospital. Thanks to pretty severe reflux (which has thankfully calmed down), we went through ALL...

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the Washington, DC Area 2021

Who's ready for summer?! With the vaccine rollout underway and several area schools successfully reopening, we are looking forward to a more "normal" summer. And this, of course, means Summer Camps! Check out this guide...

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids

With large gatherings and holiday travel on hold, the holidays aren't going to look like most of us had hoped this year. But, that doesn't mean they won't be special!  We've updated this year's gift...

4 Benefits of Bilingual Education

Have you considered bilingual education for your child? It’s growing in popularity, and for good reason - there are concrete benefits for children who learn to speak and read two (or more!) languages.  Here are...

Preschool Open House Guide

Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start. But, you'll never really know for sure if a...

Comprehensive Guide to Preschools in the DC Area

What a year! Who could have predicted the challenges we'd face with schooling - virtual, hybrid, in-person... the list goes on. Luckily, we are fortunate our region has some of the best schools in...

17 Best Holiday Toys and Gifts for 4-Year-Old Girls in 2020

A few months before my daughter’s fourth birthday, I realized she was changing … a lot. Her language was more sophisticated, her interests were shifting, and she suddenly seemed like a kid instead of...

5 Things Every Postpartum Mom Needs to Know

Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, the days and weeks postpartum are a whirlwind of adjustments to your new normal—your new baby, your new body, and your new family dynamic. And...