One thing I have been waiting to share with my toddler is winter sports!  If you are looking for a quick day trip or weekend away for skiing with your young kids (Ages 4+), head out to any of...
My children's visits to the dentist have (luckily!) been pretty uneventful, but last time my oldest went in for her cleaning our dentist surprised me by mentioning a visit to the orthodontist was likely in our future. What?! I learned...
You know that Miranda Lambert song, The House That Built Me? (PSA: it’s beautiful…listen to it if you haven’t) I had that house as a child. The one that built me. The one where I would sit next to the...
Mark your calendars for these top family-friendly cultural events! Washington, D.C. is home to people of more than 170 nationalities and ethnic groups, making it one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the U.S. It is also...
We are grateful 2023 is here, but want to pay tribute to our most read articles of 2022. These top-viewed articles are must-reads. Our team at DC Area Moms pours our hearts, minds, and time into creating articles that...
Happy New Year! We hope 2023 is filled with health, happiness, and laughter for you and your family. We have compiled a list of some fun, family-friendly events to kick off the year right. There are lots of ways...
Our DC Area Moms team is grateful for YOU, our reader. We are planning for 2023 and we’d love to hear from you! Please take our 2-4 minute reader survey which helps us make sure we are serving families well....
This post was written and updated by several moms in the DC area. One of my favorite childhood memories is attending Christmas Eve services with my grandparents. We didn’t start this tradition until I was in late elementary. I don’t want...
It's that time of year! Hanukkah is just around the corner beginning THIS Sunday evening! This year, Hanukkah starts with the first candle on Sunday, December 18th and ends with the eighth candle on Monday, December 26. (The holiday actually ends...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms. There are 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 Anina Belle Giannini! Each month...
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...
I like experts and have relied on them many a time over the course of my life for various matters, parenting included. As a society, we need them. But sometimes it's refreshing to bring it down to us commoners...
December is here, and with it comes a multitude of opportunities for family fun. In addition to the events compiled here, please check out our guide to Hanukkah Happenings, our 2022 Holiday Light Display Guide, and our Christmas Tree Lighting Guide....
The holiday season has arrived! As a small business owner and mom, I am always searching for local fellow makers and creators.  We share seven local, mom-owned businesses to shop from to cross off everyone on your list. These...

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10 Best Coffee Shops in Maryland

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Let's visit the best coffee shops in Maryland. After a hectic time with the kids, is there anything better than a couple solo hours...