Foster the Family DC is a local non-profit that launched this September to support local foster and adoptive families. They provide immediate, emergency support through resources and supplies, as well as ongoing, holistic support through community and care. Abuse, neglect,...

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It was 4:02 on Monday morning. I was deep in a dream when I heard the phone ring loudly.  Surprisingly, it was my usually hard- to-rouse husband who jumped up, found the phone, announced “It’s her”, and handed it...
Childcare in the DC area is hard. Daycares have waitlists. Nanny-shares and home-based care have their own complications. And in this region none of them are cheap.  This is not a post about what to look for in a...
When I was about 6 months pregnant with my first child, people would always stop me and ask me what I was having. And my answer was always the same, 'I don’t know'. 99% of the time they would...
Every year when the holidays roll around, I find myself struggling to come up with a creative and meaningful gift for my husband. Neither of us are very big "gift" people, and are in a phase of life 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...
Labor Day has always been one of my favorite weekends, and a little family getaway can be the perfect way to close out the summer. One of my favorite Labor Day destinations is family-friendly Middleburg, Virginia. Middleburg is a great...
There's been a lot of chatter recently about the upcoming election. Those of us who live in the District—whether we're into politics or not—can't avoid it. We also can't avoid talking to our children about the presidency and its...
It has been a fun, full summer so far! As we gear up for back to school, I think about what we have done this summer to keep up with our learning and exploring. We read, play, and draw...
Please meet 3 new, wonderful contributors to our site. We are excited to have them on the team and look forward to sharing their posts with you! As always, please follow along, ask questions, and comment on all of our...
I remember my first encounter with child abuse. I was five years old. The day was normal, I was dropped off at the home of a family friend which was done every day. She was my caretaker for a...
  As parents, we want to think that we know what is right for our children. We usually do, but there are times when help and collective wisdom are much needed. My first child went to daycare at 7 months. It...
  Badlands is a new nature-inspired play space and interactive environment in Rockville, MD where children can take risks, succeed at challenging themselves, and find their own way.  The space is simply amazing and provides plenty to keep kids ages 2-13 busy for...
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Where to Get a COVID Vaccine in DC, Maryland, and Virginia

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Looking for where to get a COVID-19 vaccine for your child age 5 or older? Or maybe the most convenient place to get your...