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Newborn Photo Session Safety During COVID-19

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This is an article written in partnership with Libby Bianchi.  Ah, the wonder of bringing a baby into the world! It’s an amazing feat. Truly. And it’s intense and stressful. All the things wrapped up together. Throw COVID...

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...

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...

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...