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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!

An OB/GYN’s Perspective on Miscarriage

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Dr. Amanda Rohn, MD, FACOG is an OB/GYN physician and Medical Director of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group Outpatient OB/GYN Practices. She provides gynecologic and obstetric care to patients in the DMV region...

The Goddard School Welcomes Families in Alexandria, VA

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The Goddard School is coming soon to serve families in Alexandria, Falls Church, Arlington, Springfield, Annandale, and nearby areas. Owners Rahul and Taruna Jain have two children of their own and know how important it is...

Mom of the Month: Denesia Rodgers {October 2020}

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The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms! Each month we...

5 Steps to Update Family Portraits

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This article is written in partnership with Bacini Photography, who specializes in unique, custom portraiture.  It’s time to update your family portraits, so now what? Use this guide to walk you through the process of...

5 Steps to Help Guide Kids on Their Anti-Racist Journey

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This is a guest article written in partnership with Alexandra Scott, Founder of Ditto Kids magazine.  So far this year, so many people have been exhaling wistful sighs about 2020 and how challenging it is and...

Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun

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We are in a pandemic, so if you choose to leave your home to visit a pumpkin patch for fall fun, please wear a mask and keep a distance of at least 6 feet...

Join Our Team of Writers: Open Call for Contributors

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The DC Area Mom Collective 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...

Must-Know Tips to Thrift Store Shop

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This is a guest article from Stacy. I was once told that there are more eBay sellers from Washington, DC than anywhere else in the country. While I am not sure if that is actually...

Study Hub DC: Professional Learning Pods to Aid Remote Schoolwork

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What are you going to do for school? Are you in a pod? How are you handling work? Have you heard about professional learning pods? How are you managing to do the hard things?These...

Why You Should Not Give Up On Play, Now More Than Ever

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This article is written in partnership with guest author, Chloe Varelidi. When Covid takes a toll on playtime, let your kids build their own worlds. Last week, as I was wrapping up my last Zoom call of...

Parent Support for Summer Schedules

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For many families, social distancing and quarantining have created a whole new world of extended periods of togetherness. That means more snuggles, more playtime, and more family meals together. It also means more pets...

Saving Planet Earth, One Household at a Time

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Two years ago, I landed my dream job as a full-time, professional, Stay-at-Home Dad of a then two-year-old and one-year-old. As I learned to plumb the depths of my patience each day, I also...

World Sickle Cell Day + SCD Coloring Book for Kids

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This is a guest article written by Elle Cole from CleverlyChanging.com. World Sickle Cell Day is on June 19. Started in 2008 by the United Nations, the day helps raise awareness about Sickle Cell Disease...

Top 3 Qualities to Look for in a Pediatric Dentist

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Many parents understand the benefits of taking their children to a pediatrician. But sometimes it’s not clear why taking their children to a pediatric dentist is just as necessary. Dr. Peter Markov, a pediatric...