Teachers and GIFTS - the never ending dilemma of how to show appreciation and saying “Thank you” for all the hard work. Today, we will show you an EASY and very cute DIY gift for your child’s favorite teacher. ...
It’s somewhere around 2 pm. How’s your energy level? If you’re like a lot of people, at this part of the day you probably are experiencing an afternoon slump. To some extent, this is a natural phenomenon, guided by...
The DC Area Moms' 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 interested in sharing...
Dear All Lawmakers (especially Democrats): I understand that to compromise with other Democrats and get the infrastructure bill introduced to attempt to be passed, the paid parental leave for parents was cut from 12 weeks to four. I just wanted...
As a family of five, we have learned the art of meal planning over the last several years. Not only does it save us stress and relieves us of the "What will we eat tonight?" question; it saves money!...
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 like Kate Zaremba! Each month we will feature...
This is a guest article from Libby Bianchi.  I remember shopping for my black dress at the mall that one humid fall day twelve years ago.  Not a sexy strappy one for a cocktail party.  No.  Rather, one on the...
Do you have a favorite homemade hummus recipe? Hummus is a staple food I grew up eating. It’s a popular food in the levant area of the Middle East. It is made with a few simple ingredients, yet it is...
I'm asked for recommendations all the time for the best true crime podcasts. Why? Because ever since "Serial" debuted in 2014, I have been hooked. I listen to true crime podcasts constantly, although, I've had to pause around my son...
This is a guest article by Caroline Quat. Pregnant during a pandemic Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined being pregnant during a pandemic. But I was, and I had to roll with whatever was going on throughout those nine...
I had been enrolled in the FSA FEDS program since before I was a mom, and enrolled in the DCFSA since becoming a mom. Both are offered to federal employees, working parents may be eligible for FSA (flexible spending...
Few decisions are more personal than selecting the best midwife or doula to walk with you throughout your pregnancy and birth experience. Thankfully, the DC area is rich with experience, respected midwives and doulas who will be there with...
Gentle parenting: Great for all ages For the last three years, we have been a homeschool family and I have considered our journey of discipline and behavior to be relatively smooth. While I am no parenting expert, I am well-versed...
If you are like one of the millions of women currently trying to conceive, you have probably wondered what you can do prior to seeking out fertility treatments to boost your fertility naturally. My top 7 nutrition tips to boost...

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I love personal handcrafted gifts, but I'm not a crafty, DIY kind of mom. I am typically  more of a what can I order...