Courtney Whittington

Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (married in 2005). They have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back in 2016. She has four energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), Solomon (2016), and Antoinette (2019). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but is constantly trying to figure out how to manage it all. She spends her days talking Star Wars, playing with legos, doing crafts, having tea parties, and chasing her toddler. Motherhood is wonderful and wild and in 2017 she banded together with other mothers to start DC Area Moms 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. 

A Quick Mommy Daughter Trip to New York City for the Holidays

Want to take a mommy daughter trip to New York City for the holidays, but don't know where to start? I am sharing our fun, well-planned and doable itinerary for 30 hours in New...
Winter Holiday Guide

Winter Holiday Guide

It's the perfect time of year to enjoy all that the Washington, DC Area has to offer with our family and friends. Here is your Winter Holiday Guide as you navigate all the holiday family...

Deck the Walls: A Wreath Making Event

The holidays are upon us and we are thrilled to host our fourth annual Deck the Walls: A Wreath Making Event! Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 3 from 4-6pm at Slipstream DC in...

Where to Order a Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is right around the corner. While we love a home cooked meal, sometimes it simply isn't doable because of new babies, children, aging parents, and all the responsibilities. And that's ok! Wondering where...

Where to Donate Halloween Candy

Halloween is officially over for the year! If you have unwanted candy around your home, we have you covered! Having candy is wonderful, but if there is too much and it's a too tempting...

Enter DC Area Moms’ 2023 Halloween Costume Contest

It's time for our Fourth Annual Halloween Costume Contest! This was so fun in 2022, 2021, and 2020 and we are thankful to partner with Studio 1527 again for a fun giveaway. We are...

Ways to Support our Jewish Friends & Jewish-Owned Eateries

Reading, seeing, and hearing about what is happening in Israel is completely heartbreaking. Kidnappings, killings, hostages, and innocent lives being taken is horrific. It's hard to sit on the sidelines knowing how much pain...

9 Halloween Science Experiments for Children

It's nearly Halloween and we share several Halloween themed science experiments for children for a variety of ages. While doing these activities, engage with children and let them explore their thoughts and hypotheses about...
must-know info for kids in the Washington, DC area

Must-Know Info for Kids in the DC Area

Get must-know info for kids in the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas. Find summer camps, preschools, birthday party resources, activities, and gobs more to enrich kids' lives in the DMV!Please check back for...
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...

Our Favorite Back To School Essentials

School will begin soon! Is anyone else "nesting" like you would during pregnancy, but now we are doing it for school. Here are some of our very favorite back to school essentials from timers...

The Best Tours in Washington, DC

Take tours in Washington, DC that offer a ton to see and do. Whether you are a local or a visitor, these are great spots to fully enjoy the Washington, DC area. Plan your visit to...

OPEN CALL: Be a Mombassador!

Hello! DC Area Moms is currently looking for moms across the Washington, DC Metro area to become Mombassadors and help support our online neighborhood community groups. Motherhood can be lonely, but it doesn't have...