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We are a collaborative, local parenting site written by and for Washington, DC Area moms. Our aim is to provide a positive space for moms to connect both online and offline through events we host. Thanks for reading!

Take Action: All DC Schools Don’t Have School Nurses

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Did you know that all D.C. Schools don't have full-time school nurse? Each public and charter school in D.C. has a nursing suite, the office where student vaccination record, medical history, and medications are...

Planning for EdFEST and the DC School Lottery

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Do the words “school lottery” send you into a panic? You are not alone! Thankfully, My School DC has incredible resources to help prepare you for EdFEST 2023 and to help you navigate the 2024-25 school...
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Outdoor and Indoor Ice Skating Rink Guide

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Ready for family fun at outdoor and indoor ice skating rinks? Us too! There are lots of opportunities in the Washington, DC, area! Nearly all locations require advanced timed tickets. If you are looking...

Sample Letter to Representatives to Take Action on Gun Control Reform

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An anonymous, local DC area Pediatrician authored this sample letter to Representatives to take action on gun control reform. This was originally published on May 27, 2022 after the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas....

How to Welcome a Refugee Prekindergartner in Potomac

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Warmth, Routine, and the Geneva Method   Back-to-school is often defined by new shoes, fresh crayons, bright lunchboxes, and fond friends. For most students, it is a time of ritual and renewal. Nothing quite says...
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Join Our Team of Writers: Open Call for Contributors

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The DC Area Moms' writing team is growing and we are hosting an open call for Contributing Writers! Also, we are hosting our first ever open call for our new Video Content Creators -...

Discover the British International School of Washington: Nurturing Global Citizens

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British International School of Washington (BISW) is a leading private school in the heart of Washington, D.C., and part of the Nord Anglia Education family. We are committed to offering the highest quality education...

Children’s Dentistry: Then Vs. Now

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One of my very first patients at my office in 2011 recently came in and it led me down a nostalgic road. Looking at this picture made me think about how grateful I am...

How to Choose the Right Caregiver for Your Child

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Entrusting new caregivers with your little one can be a nerve-wracking experience, no matter your child's age. The plethora of options out there can make the hunt for the perfect child care center or...

7 Reasons Every Child Needs Music Lessons

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You’ve seen the joy in your child’s eyes – that light that shines when they’re in awe of something new, or they understand a fresh concept. We see it too – in International School of...

The Best Pumpkin Patches & Fall Farms Guide

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Fall is one of our favorite seasons! We are fortunate to have so many local farms offering family fun most seasons – but especially in the Fall. Make sure you set aside some time...

Visit Dollywood in August (and Beyond!)

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Are you familiar with Dollywood? You know… Dolly Parton’s theme park in Tennessee? Maybe you’ve heard of it, but did you know that Dollywood is a family destination that includes a 160-acre theme park, an award-winning...

How Our Balanced Learning® Approach Helps Students Succeed

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Every parent should feel confident that their child is receiving the highest-quality education and care available. At Primrose, we crafted our Balanced Learning® approach to introduce children to important concepts such as character development and life...

Ultimate Spray Parks, Splash Pads, and Water Parks Guide for DC, MD, and...

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This spray, splash, and water park guide was created by Julie Hart, and updated by Stephanie Shipman, and Courtney Whittington. One of the best places to beat the heat during the dog days of summer...