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 DC Area and who are...
Whether you’re expecting your first baby or your fourth, the days and weeks postpartum are a whirlwind of adjustments to your new normal—your new baby, your new body, and your new family dynamic. And while there’s no way to...
Please meet 4 new contributing writers to the DC Area Mom Collective. We are excited to have them on the team and look forward to sharing their articles with you! As always, please follow along, ask questions, and comment...
Ah, social media. Like so many adults, I have a total love-hate relationship with this aspect of technology. I acknowledge what an incredible time-suck it can be. The endless (and often mindless) scrolling can feel mind-numbing sometimes. It also...
As I waved my Dad off at the airport last September, I had no idea that nearly a year later, I'm still not sure when I’ll see him again. Bad luck, medical issues, and a global pandemic have kept...
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 mom as the mom of...
It's World Breastfeeding Week and this year's theme is: “support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” There are many benefits to breastfeeding, but with that said, each mother has their own experience with breastfeeding. For some it is easy, for...
Before staying home during quarantine, I had never made banana bread. Or whipped coffee. And I had certainly never considered where to get a face mask and whether it coordinated with my outfits, highlighted my favorite sports team, or...
Losing a family pet for any reason can have a devastating impact. Tiyi's family shares her story on how they overcame the loss of a pet that they loved dearly. Deciding how to cope as a family is never...
Do you have a treadmill? A peloton? A rowing machine? Not to worry, neither do most people. If you are like me and need to move your body in order to get through the day of homeschooling and whining...
After two months of trying to telework and care for a toddler, I'd had enough. The parks were closed. The libraries were closed. We weren't supposed to visit nearby friends and family. The lockdown made our small house feel...
The news is tough to watch, especially these days. It's important to be informed, but at a certain point, it all becomes too much. To escape, I am a fan of movies—always have been. I put my favorites on...
We need one another, we need to read, we need accountability (because life is wild, amiright!), and we need to have meaningful adult conversations in our life. Taking a step back from motherhood, work, household duties, responsibilities, etc. to...
My husband and I have three small children (ages 3, 2, and 8 months). Staying home and entertaining them all is already difficult. Staying home with them and attempting to work is harder still. We used to panic when...

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Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun

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We are in a pandemic, so if you choose to leave your home to visit a pumpkin patch for fall fun, please wear a...