What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse? It's when the pelvic floor organs (bladder, uterus, rectum, and/or vagina) have weakened and descend into the vagina or out of the anus. Sounds horrible, right?! It is! Yet 50% of women will...
Two years (and maybe a month, give or take): that's how long we were COVID-free. That's if you start counting from the lockdowns for "two weeks" that started back in March 2020. I remember those early days. We were petrified...
Searching for pediatric urgent care, and need it NOW? We've got you covered. DC Area Moms and Total Access Urgent Care are pleased to present you with this guide to local pediatric urgent care facilities. Check out the map or...
In the span of a week, I found myself complacent in feeling numb as a parent. First, my child had been a close contact with Covid three times in a matter of days. Three times. And each time, I...
Self-care looks different for everyone. And self-care is hard—it’s the truth. As much as “Take care of yourself!” and “Treat yourself to that fancy coffee!” and “You can’t be the best for your kids if you’re not your best!”...
With peak produce season under way, I am so excited to write about my favorite farmers' markets in the DMV area.  In addition to fruits and vegetables, you will find artisan breads, butchers, sauces, preserves, and other baked goods....
I picked up a prescription today. It isn’t an antibiotic. It isn’t birth control. It is an anti-anxiety medication. Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, I want to tell you why I decided to take this step. Being...
An anonymous, local DC area Pediatrician authored this sample letter to Representatives to take action on gun control reform. Find your Representative in the House and your Representative in the Congress by zip code. If you live in DC, but are from elsewhere, consider reaching...
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...
I used Instagram before I became a parent to keep up with friends, family, and highlights of others' lives. It wasn’t used for any educational purposes. As the COVID-19 pandemic began and everything went virtual, I started using Instagram...
May is one of my favorite months of the year. It finally feels like spring, the flowers are blooming, we get to celebrate Mothers Day… the list goes on.  May is also National Water Safety Month. And while it’s certainly...
Entering the world of motherhood can be a scary, albeit exciting, quest. Advocacy lessons helped me survive torrential waters. Although Black Maternal Health Week is over, let's continue the discussion on how to achieve health equity for Black moms and...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Dominique Dawes! Each month we will feature...
What is an Oral Health Coach? Think of an oral health coach as a coach for your mouth just like you would have a fitness coach for your body. Our Oral Health Coach, Carrie Ibbetson, is a Licensed Dental Hygienist...

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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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