DC Area Moms

We are a collaborative, local parenting site written by and for Washington, DC Area moms. Our aim is to provide a positive space for moms to connect both online and offline through events we host. Thanks for reading!
Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Outdoor and Indoor Ice Skating Rink Guide

Ready for family fun at outdoor and indoor ice skating rinks? Us too! There are lots of opportunities in the Washington, DC area! Nearly all locations require advanced timed tickets. If you are looking...
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Join Our Team of Writers: Open Call for Contributors

The DC Area Moms' writing team is growing and we are hosting an open call for contributors! We are looking for fresh, local voices who are passionate about motherhood in and around the DC...
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My Infant Loss Story (12 Years Later)

This is a guest article from Libby Bianchi.  I remember shopping for my black dress at the mall that one humid fall day twelve years ago.  Not a sexy strappy one for a cocktail party. ...
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Vaccinated While Pregnant and I Don’t Regret It

This is a guest article by Caroline Quat. Pregnant during a pandemic Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined being pregnant during a pandemic. But I was, and I had to roll with whatever was...

To Snoo or Not to Snoo, That is the Question

A Child Sleep Consultant's Perspective on the Tesla of bassinets: The Snoo Bassinet. Last night my seventeen-year-old daughter called me. She was babysitting her first infant “for the first time”; she said, "Hi, Mom, what...
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Local Non-Profit Feature: Foster the Family DC

Foster the Family DC is a local non-profit that launched this September to support local foster and adoptive families. They provide immediate, emergency support through resources and supplies, as well as ongoing, holistic support...

Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun

We are STILL in a pandemic, so please be mindful of others and stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you plan to meet friends at a Pumpkin Patch, be sure to...

The Little Free Library’s Read in Color Initiative

This summer, The Little Free Library® (LFL) launched their Read in Color initiative at CentroNía in Washington, DC in partnership with Everybody Wins DC (EWDC) and Van Metre Companies. Through this incredible initiative, 21...
Fertility Journey LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ or on a Fertility Journey? Even Planned Babies Can’t Promise Bliss

LGBTQ+ people rarely become parents by accident and embark on a fertility journey. According to Sara List, queer mom of two and award-winning writer, it is difficult "Without a lot of deliberation and planning, though...

Ultimate Spray, Splash, and Water Park Guide for DC, MD, and NoVA

This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart and updated by Stephanie Shipman. One of the best places to beat the heat during the dog days of summer is to...

DC Area Moms’ Favorite Things 2021

After lots of research into recommendations from our contributors and readers, we're thrilled to present our 2021 Favorite Things lineup! We’re so excited to share these favorite small, DC area businesses with you. Two lucky...

Korean-American Questioned: “What are you?”

Guest article by Jennis Horn.  For as long as I have been alive, "What are you?" is a question I’ve been asked frequently. As a biracial child of Korean and American descent, my face understandably...

5 Tips for Designing a Year-in-Review Family Photo Album

It’s no secret I love photo albums! I’ve been creating baby albums and family albums for my clients for a decade. To me, a photo album is like a portal to the past. It...

Diversity 365: The Changing Landscape of Children’s Literature

Guest Author: Carylee Carrington Children's literature is not a topic that many may think about as an entity that is pivotal to our world. Those simple books of rhyming words and fairy tales may teach...