Congratulations on deciding to become a nurse! Here are my four tips to survive nursing school. My first major in college was dance, and I spent a few years after college doing what everyone does in the DC area:...
Confession: I have never had good skin. Since puberty I have been managing, covering, or obsessing over new breakouts. I got a brief respite from this in my twenties when I was having and nursing babies. I was relieved...
This April, like every April for the past 5 years, I asked myself: What should l share with friends and family for Autism Awareness Month? Lately, my focus is how to move from awareness to acceptance. Acceptance and Awareness When I...
Dear Drunk Driver, There are very few individuals who have caused such a significant effect on my life like you have. Your choices that epic night led up to an event that would connect us forever. Your decision to drive,...
Appreciating The Best In Us The greatest thing to come out of the last year is a deeper understanding of my family members. We were already tight knit, but we've grown closer being home together all the time. We see...
As the pandemic wears on, we are reminded to take care of ourselves and choose joy often. For me, self-care boils down to rest and relaxation. Here are my five favorite relaxation essentials. Reincarnation Tea From my hometown of Aurora, CO...
Searching for pediatric urgent care, and need it NOW? We've got you covered. DC Area Moms and Total Access Urgent Care are pleased to present you with this guide to local pediatric urgent care facilities. Check out the map or...
I have 5 personal assistants that help me with life with four children. They are not actual assistants, but rather mechanical devices, that literally help me be a better mom by being more organized, tidy, and helps me feel...
Each season brings it's own parenting challenges, but wintertime in a pandemic?! That's next level. With so many indoor venues still closed, and with continued concern over COVID spread, many families are hunkering down now more than ever before....
We might be seeing light at the end of the tunnel with a new vaccine, but the pandemic is still far from over for most of us. Even though last year was a “unique year,” you may have formed...
A NICU nurse weighs in on the pros and cons of home birth. I hesitated a long time in writing this article about home birth for many reasons. But as COVID continues and more and more moms consider birthing babies...
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 ones and were perfectly healthy....
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 of our interview with Dr....
"Moms of D.C. are busy — really busy!" That's how I started last year's post on where to get a flu shot for your kids. But it's 2020, and I'm laughing that I thought I was busy last year....

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Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the...