Two months before I was due to give birth in 2018, I was laid off from my company. It is tough to get laid off to begin with, but add the stress of having to care for a new...
When we first did the math on raising twins in D.C., hiring a nanny instead of day care seemed to make sense. But I knew that that would also mean doing paperwork and paying taxes. With two new babies,...
Back to work after years at home I’ve been a stay-at-home Mom for almost 14 years. I was right there for every girls’ student conference, back-to-school nights, recitals, and scraped knees. I’ve been able to celebrate every win and comfort...
My kids were 5, almost 3.5, 2.5 and almost 1. I was working a full-time corporate job making six figures. When I was working, I was thinking of all of the things I was missing with my kids. When...
The beginning of the school year means new backpacks, awkwardly posed pictures and so much paperwork. There are forms that need to be submitted, extra-curricular registration deadlines, and of course, opportunities to volunteer. As I prepare to volunteer for...
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...
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...
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...
Both working and non-working mamas need mentors.  Whether you are in the office or out of the office, after having a baby or inheriting a bonus mom role, walking into the workplace can make a new mother feel like...
Is Breastfeeding Really A Choice? When I was pregnant I was regularly asked if I would breastfeed. My reply of “I’m going to try” left many people confused and prompted a few insensitive remarks. My pregnancy was high risk due to...
EdFEST is December 14th at the DC Armory and school lottery applications for 2020-2021 open on the 16th. EdFEST is an annual public school fair where families can check out various public and charter schools in one place. There...
Big things are happening at Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool®. Bright Horizons at Courthouse Station is coming soon to Arlington, VA. This convenient location just two blocks from the Courthouse Metro Station is ideal for busy, working families. With full-day scheduling, year-round programs, designated...
Ten months to the day after I left my office for the last time pre-lockdown, I went back. I walked into the building a new person in a new world. The city was different and I felt different even...
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...

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Ultimate Spray, Splash, and Water Park Guide for DC, MD,...

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This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart and updated by Stephanie Shipman. One of the best places to beat...