DC Area Moms Blog is 3 Contributors Stronger!

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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 posts–we love connecting with you–yes, YOU! Of course, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss the latest info for DC Area Moms! 

AND come to our Moms Mingle and Munch at Matchbox on September 10 from 6:30-8:30 pm. We would love to meet you IRL! Plus, we will have swag bags, giveaways, complimentary pizza, make-up touch ups, hair braiding, wardrobe consultations, and community with other moms. Please come, invite buddies, and grab your ticket asap! We have a limited number of swag bags and tickets and we don’t want you to miss out! We have planned this specifically for moms in our area.

Below are the amazing women that have been added to our team! We are so grateful for them. Be on the lookout for new posts from these local moms. 

Melanie Prince

Melanie’s Family: Alfons (husband) and London (daughter, 5 ½)
Originally from: Military brat born in the Philippines, raised in Northern VA, Singapore, Seattle and Georgia, but moved to DC from Chicago.
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: Farmers Fishers Bakers
Her ideal day would be spent: Shopping or relaxing
Favorite Family Outing in the DC Area: Catching a Nationals game
The reason she loves raising her kid in the DC Area: There’s so much history and culture and most importantly the Museums are FREE!

Laura Bruce

Laura’s Family: Chris (husband), Georgia (2) with another baby due to make an appearance towards the end of the year.
Originally from: Northern Ireland, with 12 years in London and 1 year in Brighton before moving across the pond to DC in 2018.
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: 2 Amy’s near the National Cathedral, delicious pizza and very child friendly.
Her ideal day would be spent: A morning jog followed by brunch then an afternoon swim in one of DC’s outdoor pools. With the evening spent reading the paper!
Favorite Family Outing in the DC Area: On a Saturday morning you can’t beat an outing to do parkrun – a free, timed 5k hosted in multiple locations across the world. We run at Fletcher’s Cove or Roosevelt Island and love the community it creates amongst runners and walkers! 
The reason she loves raising her kid(s) in the DC Area: The mix of people you meet – we have made friends from all around the world! We also love the sunshine and the amount of time we get to spend outdoors.

Nicole Gardner

Nicole’s Family: Steven (husband), Savannah (6), and Tyler (4)
Originally from: Denver, CO
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: Busboys and Poets
Her ideal day would be spent: Cuddling with her family.  
Favorite Family Outing in the DC Area: Her family loves to spend their days at DC Parks and Rec. pools.  Their favorite is Langdon Pool.
The reason she loves raising her kid(s) in the DC Area: She is grateful for all of the free or almost free actives area the city. Her family takes full advantage of the libraries, rec centers, museums and parks.

We are a collaborative site written with the voice of over 30 moms in our area. If you would like to offer a guest post submission, please take a peek here. We want all moms to feel welcome, seen, and heard on our site. It is a priority to us! If you think we have a voice that is missing on our team, perhaps you could be that voice! Always, always feel free to connect with us on our site, social media or email us at info {at} dcmomsblog.com. Thanks for reading!

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Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). Since then they have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back a little over two years ago. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), and Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but she is constantly challenged and stretched in ways she couldn't have imagined. She spends her days talking Star Wars, legos, playing dress-up, and chasing her toddler. We all know motherhood is challenging so she wanted to band together with other mothers to start this site to inspire, learn, and grow together. She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days). She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy shopping.