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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!

Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun

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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

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

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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

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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

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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?”

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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

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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

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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...

Mom of the Month: Kristen Crew {March 2021}

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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...

8 Reasons to Try the Best Online Chess Club for Kids

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I've been teaching chess in schools in and around DC since 2009. Over that time period, I've personally taught roughly 2,500 students. The company my brother and I own, Silver Knights Chess, has taught 100,000...

4 Tips to Get Your Baby or Child Sleeping Through the Night

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This article is written by Lauren Engler, founder of Via Graces. Does any of this sound familiar? My baby still wakes up multiple times a night for a feeding. My child gets out of bed...

Mom of the Month: Sonyea Garner {February 2021}

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

5 Ways to Keep Kids Learning While Traveling

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Travel can be one of the best ways to truly explore and understand things around us while having meaningful experiences. For kids, it can also function as an extension of classroom learning. Until traveling...

One day they’ll just be called “books.” Until then, they’re “diverse books.”

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There. I said it. Since recent racial justice demonstrations, there has been a rise in interest in so-called “diverse books.” This has resulted in a rumble in publishing around the proper usage of the...