We've all been there - that feeling of hopelessness in the middle of the night when, once again, baby is awake. If you're feeling stuck, or just like you could use a little support around best ways to handle night...
How did our dog and baby become best friends? First, back to the beginning: on October 28, 2016, my husband brought Winnie Pace Hayes home and I cried my eyes out. Yes, Winnie is a dog, and she is our...
Smile Wonders is proud to sponsor this guide of local Mom Support Groups! All of these groups are here to support moms and create meaningful connections and community. Dr. Rishita Jaju and her team at Smile Wonders offer the best...
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...

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Best Swim Lessons in DC, MD, and VA

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Learning to swim is an essential life-saving skill for everyone. Take swim lessons in the Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland area from these local...