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 best caregiver feel like finding...
Like so many others, I planned on exclusively breastfeeding when I was pregnant with my first child. I had seen my mom, aunts, cousins, and older sister nurse their children all my life, and without much thought, I knew...
Birthing Doulas are in demand. Their skills, while not medical, are a tremendous help to mothers. Hiring a doula saved my life. She was my support person, educational resource, and advocate, and she made my birthing experience one for...
It is true; we are our children's first teachers. The beauty is they are our teachers. My son will be one at the end of the month, and I am amazed at how much I have learned from him....
When should you get rid of the pacifier (perhaps with the help of a Paci Fairy)? A doctor once told us to wait until our child was three years old to get rid of the pacifier because then the...
We are grateful to have had tons of children's books before our son arrived. Friends gave us books in addition to clothes and regular baby gifts at baby showers. When we brought Junior home, family friends whose kids I'd...
When I was on maternity leave, I barely did anything – I was a first time mom and definitely needed to get my bearings. But there are so many great things to do on maternity leave with a baby...
After the last few years, it feels like we’re all seeking connection more than ever before. And for new parents, that need is even more pressing - finding your village, your friends, and your support system is so important.   That’s...
With revenge travel in full swing, a lot of parents are going on new adventures with toddler, baby, or kids in tow. Doing anything with children is already time consuming and traveling is no exception. I'd love to share...
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...
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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,...
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...
I am utterly speechless that there is a baby formula shortage in the richest and most powerful nation in the world. After two+ years dealing with a pandemic in which we never seemed to have what we really needed—disinfectant...

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The DC Area Guide to Pediatric Urgent Care Clinics

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Searching for pediatric urgent care, and need it NOW? We've got you covered. DC Area Moms and Night Watch Urgent Care are pleased to present...