DC Area Moms

DC Area Moms
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!
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7 Places to Visit Aquatic Animals

Aquatic animals occupy a special place in my kids' imaginations. So we regularly visit our aquatic friends. To me, it seems like a very repetitive and sometimes even boring endeavor. So I have come...

Your Top Pediatric Dental Questions… Answered!

As parents, it is our responsibility to ensure our children’s teeth are well-taken care of. Luckily, DC is home to excellent pediatric dentists like Dr. Angela Austin who can help you achieve optimal health for...

Mathpid App Helps Build Math Skills and Confidence in Students

Anyone else's child need a little math help? The Mathpid App (https://mathpid.com/) is here to help! Tutors are wonderful, but access to Math practice at the touch of our child's finger tips is essential...

Guide to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Resources in the DMV

At DC Area Moms, we value supporting one another in all stages of motherhood. If you have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, please don't hesitate to reach out to any of these groups...

How Cultivating Butterfly Gardens Advance Monarch Preservation

Geneva Day School’s Student-Scientists Spread their Wings with Butterfly Gardens What has scales yet does not measure weight? What is colorful yet does not glimmer as a rainbow? What flies yet does not flutter as...
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My Son with Special Needs Wasn’t Accepted to Private Schools

This is a guest article from Jacqueline Renfrow.  To the private schools—all of them—that rejected my 9-year-old ASD son. I assumed I had many years before I’d need to worry about the college application process, as...
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Geneva Day School Passes Baton to Usher in a New Era of Excellence

It was said there might be a bouquet of flowers. There was an entire table’s worth. It was said there would be entertainment. There were activities, stations, music, a bubble machine, and a balloon arch. Guests were...
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Having Trouble Getting Outside and Off the Screen? Try Gardening with Your Kids!

This is a guest article from Kiran Talvadkar and Alice Sturm with Nature Play Parents. Benefits of Gardening with Kids  From learning about the life cycle of plants, to getting physical activity and discovering new foods, the...
Joyful Learning in all Children

How Parents Can Help Foster Joyful Learning in all Children

This is a guest article by Mariale Hardiman, EdD and Jacqueline Renfrow.  One mind, many ways of learning. How parents can help foster joyful learning in all children.  How often have we heard the saying: “Parents...

Geneva Day School Celebrates a Terrific 2022

#GDSSpirit is More than a Meme Cookies emblazoned with #1, colorful balloons, and special signage. . . Such fanfare defines Geneva Day School’s celebration of the thrilling announcement that readers of “Bethesda Magazine” have again...
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5 Reasons to Let Children Take Risks: Starting at the Playground!

This is a guest article from Kiran Talvadkar and Alice Sturm with Nature Play Parents. One of our most important jobs as parents and caregivers is to keep kids safe. While it may seem counterintuitive,...
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Vaccinated While Pregnant and I Don’t Regret It

This is a guest article by Caroline Quat. Pregnant during a pandemic Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined being pregnant during a pandemic. But I was, and I had to roll with whatever was...

To Snoo or Not to Snoo, That is the Question

A Child Sleep Consultant's Perspective on the Tesla of bassinets: The Snoo Bassinet. Last night my seventeen-year-old daughter called me. She was babysitting her first infant “for the first time”; she said, "Hi, Mom, what...
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Local Non-Profit Feature: Foster the Family DC

Foster the Family DC is a local non-profit that launched this September to support local foster and adoptive families. They provide immediate, emergency support through resources and supplies, as well as ongoing, holistic support...