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 school is the best fit...
The Wharf is one of the most exciting neighborhoods in DC. The countless new businesses, apartment buildings, and activities are drawing in tons of families with young children. And if there’s one thing these young families need, it’s quality...
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 decision-making process for you. Read...
This week (August 25 – August 31) marks the 10th Annual Black Breastfeeding Week! Black Breastfeeding Week 2022: 10 Years, A New Foundation I was fortunate enough to breastfeed both of my children for 2+ years. When I found out I...
This continues the conversation from our previous article with Dr. and Mom Aviva Legatt regarding how to navigate the college admissions process. Tell us about the most common misconception or myth about the college admissions process that you’ve encountered with moms. Aviva:...
Guidance on the college admissions process from Dr. and Mom, Aviva Legatt. School. SATs. Extracurriculars. APs. Recommendations. Applications. Early Admission. The school year is around the corner. While the school year can bring hope and excitement, it also can bring...
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 and plan a playdate at...
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 with kids' party venues &...
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Fed Is Best

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The tale: "Breast is best" It was my last day of maternity leave with my youngest, Annabelle, a feisty 4 month old who hated car rides.  On my way to meet her dad for lunch at the mall, in typical Annabelle...
I previously wrote about my experience breastfeeding through a pregnancy and tandem nursing my first and second children. At the time, I was entering the third trimester of my third pregnancy and - PLOT TWIST - unbeknownst to me,...
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 my kids are barely wrapping...
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 also welcome to explore the...
Summer is here, and if you haven't signed your kids up for a summer camp yet, your kids might be uttering that dreaded phrase: "I'm bored." But fear not—if you don't want your kids sitting around in front of the...
When it comes to capturing moments, it's easy to post a picture on social media. But when it comes to capturing photos that do more than send quick updates throughout the day, a newborn photo shoot is the way...

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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...

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