Paige Janes

Paige is a DC area native who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. After a 5-year stint in San Diego with her husband, they moved back to DC to start their family. They have three children, Coco (2016), Fay (2018), and Van (2020). Paige loves exploring everything the city has to offer, especially kid-friendly museums, parks, and coffee shops, and is looking forward to discovering more as her children continue to grow. Paige loves coffee, pilates, and writing.

2023-24 Preschool Open Houses in the DC Area

Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start. But, you'll never really know for sure if a...

Comprehensive Guide to Preschools in the DC Area

With so many amazing preschools in the DC area, it can be hard to decide which is best for your child and family. We created this comprehensive list of local preschools to help ease the...
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Ultimate Guide to Kids’ Birthday Parties in the DC Area

Is your child’s birthday around the corner? Are you overwhelmed by all the birthday party options, not to mention all of the over-the-top inspiration on Pinterest? We've got you covered! DC Area Moms has partnered...
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The Best Fertility Resources in the DC Area

If you are looking for the best fertility resources in the DC area, we have you covered! Below you will find everything from fertility specialists in IVF, to egg freezing, to gestational surrogacy, and...

Three Easy Hikes in NW DC for Little Feet

My husband and I were avid hikers when we lived on the west coast. You could find us hiking 10+ miles, up thousands of feet of elevation any given Saturday, just because it was...

The Best Midwives & Doulas in the DC Area

Few decisions are more personal than selecting the best midwife or doula to walk with you throughout your pregnancy and birth experience. Thankfully, the DC area is rich with experience, respected midwives and doulas...

The Best Father’s Day Gifts from Local Black-Owned Businesses

Father's Day is right around the corner! And we have sourced some great Father's Day gifts for dad from local, black-owned businesses.Does dad love to cook? Check out the unique spices from Calabash Tea &...

Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun

Summer is here, and we've got you covered! Here's your resource for all things summer fun with children in the DC area. Click on the images below for a guide specific to that topic. Enjoy!
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4 Water Safety Tips Every Toddler Parent Should Know

May is one of my favorite months of the year. It finally feels like spring, the flowers are blooming, we get to celebrate Mothers Day… the list goes on.  May is also National Water Safety...

The Best Mother’s Day Gifts From Small Businesses

Mother's Day is almost here! Are you ready? If not, we've got the inspiration you need. Here are some special Mother's Day gifts and treats from small businesses we love. Pro Tip: Don't forget a...

The DC Area’s Best Childcare Providers

One of the first decisions many parents make (sometimes even before their child is born!) is where they'll send their little ones to daycare. There are so many things to consider - proximity to...

Fostering Your Child’s Development at EDCJCC Preschool

The hunt for the perfect preschool often feels like one of the most important decisions for new parents. I remember searching for my oldest, weighing the things that meant most to our family -...

Capitol Learning Academy: A New Educational Experience for DC Kids

Capitol Learning Academy isn’t your average school. In fact, if you don’t know to look for it, you might walk right past it at 725 8th Street SE, on Barracks Row, just south of...

Ultimate Guide to Summer Camps in the DC Area 2023

Who’s ready for summer?! It feels like the camp rush has been more intense than ever this year, but there are plenty of amazing options for our kids to make the most of their...