DC Area Mom Collective

DC Area Mom Collective
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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!

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...

Not So Different: A Children’s Book Celebrating Diversity

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I remember the exact moment when I decided that writing children’s books was what I wanted to do. I sat on the floor with my preschool class in Washington, DC waiting to go outside. As...

5 Pieces of Art for Conversations with Children About Racism

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This is a guest Article from Mehreen Tanvir with Mom at the Museum. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” - Frederick Douglass, Abolitionist Change in society does not come overnight. It...

Supporting Local Museums in the Midst of a Pandemic

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Guest Article from Mehreen Tanvir with Mom at the Museum. The coronavirus pandemic has brought unforeseen challenges for almost all of us. And even as we return to normal, our lives, communities and economy will...

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...