There is no shortage of advice on what to do and what to get after having a baby. There are an infinite number of guides about what to register for, books on everything from nursing to sleep schedules, and...
Today marks World Maternal Mental Health Day. Started in 2016, World Maternal Mental Health day was started by an international team of clinicians, researchers, advocates, and survivors of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADS) to bring much-needed attention to...
In case you haven’t seen the Tweets, the Facebook posts or the emails -- It’s Screen-Free Week (April 29-May 30). No, screens are not the devil, and this post is not meant to preach. As a mom, I know as...
The other day a good friend asked me, “What is it like to be an autism mom?”  My answer was simple, “It’s like being a mom.” Just like most moms, I worry about my child, every day. I ask...
This week is national infertility awareness week, a week dedicated to raising awareness, challenging stigmas, and providing support to the millions of families impacted by infertility. Current estimates suggest around 1 in 8 and families in the United States...
I get asked a lot about how people can help support foster parents. And I love that question because I truly believe that more people would foster if they knew they had a strong support system around them. Being...
For several years, and even after the birth of our firstborn, my husband and I talked about getting around to writing our wills, but never took any action. We found that we were definitely not in the minority; many,...
From food packaging to glittery holiday decorations, plastic is almost impossible to avoid. However, more and more information is available to us that should cause us to think twice before we take that next sip out of our plastic...
Black History Month is a great time to pay close attention to the contributions of African-Americans to our country, and to the rich culture of African-Americans. With littles, it may be hard to decide how to introduce MLK, Malcolm...
Being the mom of a mixed-race child has put a new perspective on black history month for me. In addition to learning all of the important historical American figures, I want to make sure he is just as connected...
We have all read numerous posts about self-care, how important it is and how much it helps us be better moms.  On the other hand, we also know how difficult it is to find the time to go out...
As I mentioned in my post yesterday, in my work with families, I encourage moms and dads to do the same. I teach friends and clients that kitchen time with the kids isn’t just for baking desserts. It’s an...
As adults, many of us have warm and fuzzy memories of cooking in the kitchen with our parents, grandparents, and aunties.  We savor the lessons learned around the fire, the quality time enjoying big belly laughs, and of course the...
In my 13 years of marriage, I've had 7 pregnancies and 4 children. Pregnancies and Miscarriages In the beginning, pregnancy was difficult to achieve. I was very eager to become pregnant yet there was a year's delay. My first pregnancy ended...

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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...