Amanda J. Baker

Amanda J. Baker
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Born and raised in California, Amanda moved to Washington, DC to attend law school in 2010. She works as a health attorney. She is passionate about celebrating the diversity of motherhood through sincere storytelling. An avid traveller, Amanda enjoys exploring local markets and restaurants in search of food reminiscent of her trips abroad. She resides in Silver Spring, MD with her partner, daughter (2021), and two shiba inus. All posts are her own views.

4 Ways to Promote Civic Engagement with Children

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In honor of election season, let’s talk about how to promote civic engagement with children. While this is not a political article, I do want to encourage us as moms and citizens to talk...

Top 10 Lunar New Year Events

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The Lunar New Year, some also call it the Chinese New Year, is a celebration in many Asian communities that officially begins on Saturday, February 10th, 2024. It is the year of the dragon...

8 Fun Activities at Wheaton Regional Park

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In honor of Great Outdoors Month celebrated in June, here are eight fun activities at Wheaton Regional Park located in Silver Spring, Maryland. On this massive 536 acre park, find lush green pastures, horse stables,...
children's books centered on AANHPI

15 Children’s Books to Read During AANHPI Heritage Month

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In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, here are 15 children's books centered on AANHPI characters and their experiences.  The AANHPI community is filled with rich heritage, culture, traditions,...
advocacy lessons

6 Lessons on Advocating for Myself as a Pregnant Person

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Entering the world of motherhood can be a scary, albeit exciting, quest. Advocacy lessons helped me survive torrential waters. Although Black Maternal Health Week is over, let's continue the discussion on how to achieve health...
Celebrate Black History Month

5 Outdoor Places to Celebrate Black History in the Washington, DC Area

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Celebrating Black History Month during a pandemic can present indoor challenges. So here's a guide on how to celebrate outdoors. Many museums are closed or have limited entry, and let’s face it, sometimes scheduling advance...