DC Area Moms Blog

DC Area Moms Blog
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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!

My Story: Postpartum Anxiety and Panic Attacks

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This is a guest post from Autria Godfrey.  I can still vividly remember the worst of the panic attacks.  It was 2:30 in the morning and I was sitting in the floor in my daughter’s nursery....

Curious About Newborn Stem Cells? Let CBR help!

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With so much to think about when expecting a new baby, whether to preserve your baby’s stem cells from their cord blood and cord tissue might seem like just one more thing to add...

Upcycled Fish Activity for Toddlers

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Toddlers and preschoolers alike will enjoy this special play and learning time with you as you explore sorting pom poms together in this unique activity for toddlers that also helps build fine motor skills. This...

8 Organizations Giving Back During COVID-19 and How You Can Help!

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Looking For Ways To Support Covid-19 Relief Efforts? Here are 8 Organizations Doing Amazing Things To Help! Before I dive into a list of amazing organizations helping our community through this crisis, I want to give...

Mom of Four and Local Non-Profit Leader Nicole Lynn Lewis on “Being the Village”...

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The phrase “it takes a village” is one that deeply resonates with most moms. We know that being a mother can be one of the most joyful experiences in the world, but at times,...

Part II & III: My Partial Molar Pregnancy

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This post is written anonymously by a local mom in Washington, DC. We appreciate her sharing her story.  Part II: Partial Molar Pregnancy As it turns out I am not 1-in-4. Instead I’m 1-in-1,000. My journey towards...

6 Ways to Connect for the Planet on Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary

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This post about Earth Day's 50th Anniversary is written by Guest Writers: Seema Thomas and Junu Shrestha The thoughts presented in the article are the writers' own and do not represent views of the organizations...

My Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss

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This post is written anonymously by a local mom in Washington, DC. We appreciate her sharing her story.  Part I: My Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss This was supposed to be a time of joy and excitement,...

“I Don’t Like Being A Mom” and Other Truths New Parents Don’t Want to...

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Whether you always knew you wanted to be a parent or became one hesitantly, the reality of having a new baby can be quite a shock. The change and upheaval in your somewhat "normal"...

Early Intervention Home Hacks: Ways to Build A Child’s Language Skills

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As a speech-language pathologist who works in community-based early intervention, I am often challenged with creating and developing strategies that can easily be implemented into a family’s routine and the child’s natural learning environment....

The Magical Touch of the Weighted Blanket

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“I can’t fall asleep!” “I’m scared there are ghosts in my room!” “I’m scared I am going to have a nightmare!” Most parents have been victims of all of these complaints and more. Some...

Free Insta-worthy Family Photo Sessions with Shoott

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If you’re in the market for gorgeous portraits of your family but don't want to break the bank, check out Shoott, a female-run (half the team are moms!) startup that is expanding to the...

Black + Boss + Busy Mom

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“Black, boss, busy mom” or is it “busy mom, black, boss” or maybe it’s even “boss, busy mom, while black.” Either way we mix and mingle it, oftentimes we find ourselves juggling to prioritize the...

Unexpected Allergies in Our Child

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When asked what my favorite food was, my answer was a no-brainer: peanut butter. Peanut butter was delicious not only scooped and slathered in my mouth by a spoon, but in combination of what...