For the past few years I've shared a list of places that make getting fall flu shots for kids as easy as pumpkin pie. Who are we kidding? Baking a pie is a lot of work-- getting a flu...
Let’s be honest: Taking any kid to a live theater performance can be a bit scary, and if you have a child with learning differences it can be downright terrifying. When we went to Imagination Stage for a sensory-friendly...
When grandpa is in a wheelchair, does it mean he can't play with his grandkids? Of course not! You just have to know how. All it takes is love, positivity, and a little music. December 3rd is International Day of Persons...
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...
My daughter was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at age three. Although we had been searching for answers for Savannah’s delays for over a year and a half the official diagnosis came as a sucker punch. Before the autism...
You asked and we answered! DC Area Moms' readers submitted their COVID Vaccine for Children questions and we answer them with a local mom and Pediatrician, Dr. Tamara Gayle Blackwood. We are thankful for the opportunity to speak directly with Dr....
Despite living in a diverse area in Northern Virginia, it’s all too easy to live segregated lives. As a middle-class white woman, I grew up distant from the issues people of color face and therefore I was often very...
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...
My mother was adopted through a private closed adoption. My grandmother never told my mom she was adopted, but one of her cousins told her when she was a teenager. It is unclear if my grandmother never told anyone...
Celebrate The Day of The Dead with this healthy, low sugar, kid-friendly Cinnamon Pumpkin Donut recipe. Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd....
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” This Carter G. Woodson quote perfectly sums up what Black History Month means to me. I grew...
I work full time from home, but I am not always stuck at my desk or constantly on my laptop working, or even working eight hours every day. I'm probably many bosses' ideas of who NOT to hire –...
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...
This is a guest article written in partnership with Alexandra Scott, Founder of Ditto Kids magazine.  So far this year, so many people have been exhaling wistful sighs about 2020 and how challenging it is and when is it going to...

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Sample Letter to Representatives to Take Action on Gun Control Reform

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An anonymous, local DC area Pediatrician authored this sample letter to Representatives to take action on gun control reform. Find your Representative in the House and your...