Paige Janes

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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.

A Conversation with Dr. Harvey Karp: Best Sleep Strategies for New and Not-So-New Babies

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Infant sleep - two words that strike fear and anxiety in parents everywhere. I remember excitedly telling family, friends, and coworkers about my first pregnancy, and getting replies like “Better rest up now,” and...

Summer Arts Camps: Encouraging Creativity and Personal Growth

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt bombarded with acronyms since becoming a parent. From TTC to L&D, CIO to STTN, it’s almost like learning another language! As our kids get to school...

Why You Need to Teach Your Children Decision-Making Skills… And a Fun Way to...

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One of the most daunting tasks we face as parents is teaching our children how to make decisions. While some of the first decisions our kids make, like deciding what to wear to school,...

Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Birthday Parties in the DC Area

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Is your child’s birthday around the corner? Overwhelmed by all the options, not to mention all of over-the-top inspiration on Pinterest? We've got you covered! The DC Area Moms Blog has partnered with kids' party...
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Five-Day Boarding at Sandy Spring: What It Is and Why It Works

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High school is such an important time both academically and socially, and finding the best-fit school for your child is one of the keys to a successful high school experience. But, what do you...

Summer at Sandy Spring: Where Learning and Fun Go Hand in Hand

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It’s always a delicate balance - giving your kids enriching summer experiences to eliminate the dreaded “summer brain drain,” while also ensuring they’re having fun and staying active. It’s called summer vacation, after all! If...
BASIS DC - Building Strong Foundations

Spotlight on BASIS DC

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Located in the heart of downtown DC’s Penn Quarter and drawing students from every zip code in the District, BASIS DC sets the standard in academic achievement for metro area public schools. Although relatively...

Honoring Those Who’ve Served: Talking to Kids About Veterans Day

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Veterans Day has always held special meaning to me. My great grandfathers served in the Army, my grandfather served in the Air Force, and my husband served in the Marines. When we lived in...
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The Best Halloween Books for Toddlers: Our Top 10

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I remember when Halloween felt like one of the most exciting days of the year! In grade school, my friends and I would meticulously plan our costumes and trick or treating route. We'd count...

3 Picky Eater Solutions for Toddlers

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My daughter has never been a big eater. When we introduced solids at 6 months, she had no interest. At our pediatrician’s recommendation, we didn’t push the solid food too hard, but continued trying...

Planning A Family-Friendly Middleburg Getaway for Labor Day Weekend

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Labor Day has always been one of my favorite weekends, and a little family getaway can be the perfect way to close out the summer. One of my favorite Labor Day destinations is family-friendly...

Family Getaway: Kid-Friendly Day Trip to St. Michaels, Maryland

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Before becoming a mother, my husband and I loved the freedom we had to jump in the car or on a plane for a last-minute weekend getaway. Post-kids, however, I’ve come to appreciate a...

Homemade Play Dough: A Perfect Rainy Day Activity for Toddlers

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I used to look forward to rainy days - they were a great excuse to avoid errands and instead curl up on the couch with a good book, a blanket, and my cappuccino. But...