I want to talk about self-care. I’m sure you’ve seen the memes.   “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”... “Self-care is not selfish.”...etc.   As mothers, we often must put our children before our own needs or desires. Not only that, but...
Matt Tavares has a simple way to introduce his career to a room full of children:  “I have a very cool job.” And he does. Tavares is an illustrator and author of children’s books. He has published 19 books and...
Please meet 12 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...
To Homeschool or Not to Homeschool? Since I got married, I have had the desire to homeschool my kids at some point. As a public school Spanish teacher and believer in the power of education, I struggled to decide when...
It was the fall of 2012 and within the past six months, I had lost my Mom and had my second child. I was sitting on a bike by the internal window of the spin studio in my gym...
Everyone has heard "It takes a village" - its one of those phrases that rightfully should continue to be repeated over and over because it rings true. But how do you find your village? How do you find the...
We are so grateful to have launched DC Moms Blog earlier this year and are looking forward to an even more exciting and fruitful year ahead in 2019 with posts and events. We are taking a content break the...
We met when we were deep in the trenches of first-time motherhood, brought together by proximity and the shared birth years of our children. In those days, life was an endless cycle of sleepless nights, nursing babies, and toddlers...
Being a Stay-at-Home-Mom (SAHM) is a blessing, and I'm glad I'm able to do it. That said, it's also at times difficult and lonely. So what do you do if you are a SAHM and needing a boost? How...
We have compiled our First Annual Reader Survey and hope you will participate. We hope all of our readers know that feedback from local Washington, DC area moms is extremely important to us. We work together to bring the moms...
Confession: Being a mom has made me kind of a lousy environmentalist. I put my kids in disposable diapers; I pack their snacks in plastic baggies. I make quick calculations about what will save me time, freeing up a...
Join us for our Sips, Sweets, and Sparkles Event on Thursday, November 8th from 10 am to 12 pm. (We did plan an event from 6-8 pm to accommodate SAHM/WAHM moms and Full-time Working Moms, but had to cancel the evening event...
  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...
As the school year began and the work started piling up, it struck me how hard it is to get anything done. When I say work, I don’t mean the work I get paid to do (although that is...

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August Family-Friendly Events Guide

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The summer is going by so quickly, but never fear, there is still plenty of family-friendly summer fun to be had at a variety...