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...
Instagram is full of fun, gorgeous photos, and inspiration. Here is our list of some of our favorite local Black Mom Instagram accounts to follow. We love them and think you will too. Angelica Talan is a fun and down-to-earth...
Black Lives Matter and our kids' bookshelves should reflect that. Here are 33 excellent books to add to your home library that highlight race and black history. As parents, it is our job to teach our kids how to combat...
Spring and summer are finally here! COVID-19 may be keeping us away from a lot of our summer fun, we can still enjoy area farms that offer produce, markets, and farm fun. Farms with a 🍓emoji have u-pick produce...
Disclaimer: Not an Expert This post is not a “how-to” on organization, toy-bin labeling, or keeping kids’ rooms tidy all the time. If you find a blog post on how I can do this well without sacrificing my sanity, I’m...
We started DC Area Moms Blog with a heart for Washington, DC and the moms who live here. Two years in and that is still our passion. Our mission is to create an inclusive, encouraging space for motherhood in...
DC draws people in from all around the country for various reasons. Some who land here will call it their forever home and decide to settle down. Others might know (or question) that this is not their permanent home...
Ok mamas, some of us have been training for an extended time at home with kids for years—just check out the Pinterest boards of super cute, fun activities that we've saved! But then you realize trying to keep multiple...
May is National Foster Care Month. Now, with what's going on in the world currently, nothing is untouched from the Coronavirus pandemic ... and that includes the foster care system. Families in the system are having to spend time...

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This summer has looked different than any other summer in our lives. Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused most typical summer...