Courtney Whittington

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. 

Podcast Binge STEAM Daydream with National Children’s Museum

I’m always looking for new options to have in my back pocket to provide some entertainment for my kids. Bonus points if it doesn’t require screen time and packs an educational punch. Recently, I...

Free, Printable Teacher Questionnaire & 7 Tips to Build Community

School has begun and we are over the moon. However, do you know your child's teacher? See our free, printable teacher questionnaire to get to know teachers or other staff! Our kids are at...

10 Tips to Visit the Washington Monument with Kids

Want to go to the top of the Washington Monument with kids? We (finally!) zoomed 500 feet into the air (on a fast elevator) and think you can do it too! Visiting the Washington...
fall DC events

Fall Family Events, Halloween, & Trick-or-Treating in the DC Area

Fall DC events are here and FULL of fun! The temperature is dropping, leaves are changing, pumpkins and apples are ready to be picked, and it's Halloween season! Check out our full guide to fall...

DC Area Guide to Local Photographers

Some of our most treasured possessions are family photography and our Guide to Washington, DC area Photographers has you covered! From new babies and family milestones to special achievements and occasions, we love to...

The 10 Best Carousels in the Washington, DC Area

Here are the 10 best carousels in the Washington, DC area for families. Kids (and adults!) will be thrilled and you'll make a fun memory. And get some pics for Instagram! Text a buddy...

Organic Valley Offers the Very Best + Bonus Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Why do we love Organic Valley? Let us count the ways. From supporting a farmer-owned co-op of 1,700 small farms to sustainability and from premium animal care to quality taste and value, we simply...

Get The Best Amazon Prime Day Deals

Amazon's Prime Day is almost here! If you have been eyeing something on Amazon, it's almost your chance to get the best deal. While we don't know the exact deals for Amazon Prime Day,...
Synetic Theater's Summer Camps

Let’s Get Physical: Synetic Theater’s Summer Camp

Since 1996, children and families throughout Northern Virginia area and the DMV have delighted in Synetic Theater’s Summer Camps. These camps offer fun, friends, and arts-based movement experiences that culminate in performance fit for the...

DC Area Moms’ Favorite Things Guide 2022

We are thrilled to present our 2022 Favorite Things Guide! Our inaugural 2021 guide is outstanding and we are grateful to shine a spotlight on even more outstanding local small businesses and creators. Two lucky readers...

Spring and Summer U-Pick Produce and Farm Fun Guide

It's time to get in nature! There are lots of ways to enjoy spring and summer with u-pick produce (including strawberry picking), markets, and farm fun. Farms with a 🍓emoji have u-pick produce available. Be...

9 Tips from Our Oral Health Coach

What is an Oral Health Coach? Think of an oral health coach as a coach for your mouth just like you would have a fitness coach for your body. Our Oral Health Coach, Carrie...
COVID Vaccine for Children Questions Answered

Your COVID Vaccine for Children Questions Answered with Dr. Blackwood

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...
teacher appreciation week gift ideas

50 Unique Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Ideas

Teacher Appreciate Week is such a wonderful way to celebrate your child's teacher. They are with our children staying patient, keeping order, and teaching students knowledge they will carry with them for life....