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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!

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...

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink Guide

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Do you want to go outdoor ice skating this winter? Here are four options! Several other outdoor ice skating rinks are closed for the year due to the COVID pandemic. These locations require advanced...

Montessori Preschools vs. Traditional Preschools: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re looking for the right preschool for your child, chances are you’ve explored the possibility of a Montessori education. And if you’ve stepped foot into a Montessori classroom, you know it’s very different...

I Agreed To Be the Legal Guardian to a Baker’s Dozen

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This is a guest article written by Bonni Berger. “Will you be the legal guardian of our kids if we die?” My husband and I were not expecting this. Our friends, who were asking, had two little...

5 Picture (and Wallet) Perfect Holiday Family Photo Locations

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'Tis the season for uniform Buffalo check pajamas, holiday music streaming through Alexa, and all of the peppermint mochas one can handle. This also means that family photo time is here, not to mention...

12 Tips to Throw a Virtual Baby Shower

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This is a guest article from Ami. Many of us miss social gatherings during this unprecedented time, especially once in a lifetime occasions. With virtual baby showers, family and friends still have the opportunity to...

Answers to Top Fertility Questions with Dr. Rohn, OB/GYN

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Have questions about fertility? We have answers from Dr. Amanda Rohn, MD, FACOG who is an OB/GYN physician and Medical Director of the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group Outpatient OB/GYN Practices. In part one...

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...