The DC Area Moms' writing team is growing and we are hosting an open call for Contributing Writers! Also, we are hosting our first ever open call for our new Video Content Creators - who will be on the...
Back to school already? It’s that time of year. Summer is coming to a close. Target began showcasing their school supplies in late June, reminding us all that eight weeks would go by way too fast. You have a short...
Are you thinking of going back to work to pursue your career? When my youngest son was born, I had to opportunity to step back from my career. The decision wasn't easy and nothing I ever expected, but it...
Follow these three Instagram accounts, all run by moms, for easy and useful toddler activities or for any age! I am not an activities mom. We are not an activities home. Read: Most days, we're just trying to get from...
Thank you, Summer

Thank you, Summer

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Hello, September! The weather is cooling down, the pumpkin spice lattes are filled to the brim, and school is FINALLY back in full swing. Connecting with parents on just how long and overwhelming Summer can be is painstakingly comforting. We...
Back to work after years at home I’ve been a stay-at-home Mom for almost 14 years. I was right there for every girls’ student conference, back-to-school nights, recitals, and scraped knees. I’ve been able to celebrate every win and comfort...
Both working and non-working mamas need mentors.  Whether you are in the office or out of the office, after having a baby or inheriting a bonus mom role, walking into the workplace can make a new mother feel like...
If you'd have known me in my adult youth, aka my 20s, you would never think I'd end up deciding to be a stay-at-home mom. I didn't think my instincts were so great when it came to children. I...
I remember the first time someone told me I was lucky to be a stay-at-home mom. At the time, I felt anything but lucky. I became a stay-at-home mom after I had my first child. It wasn’t because it...
Do you have a treadmill? A peloton? A rowing machine? Not to worry, neither do most people. If you are like me and need to move your body in order to get through the day of homeschooling and whining...
Disclaimer: Not an Expert This post is not a “how-to” on organization, toy-bin labeling, or keeping kids’ rooms tidy all the time. If you find a blog post on how I can do this well without sacrificing my sanity, I’m...
Crayons are a creative staple in my household. If the plethora of dinosaurs, electronic gadgets, and books ever got boring (and apparently, they do) the kids will pull out the crayons. I love crayons because they can be used...
I want to talk about self-care. I’m sure you’ve seen the memes.   “You can’t pour from an empty cup.”... “Self-care is not selfish.”...etc.   As mothers, we often must put our children before our own needs or desires. Not only that, but...
Matt Tavares has a simple way to introduce his career to a room full of children:  “I have a very cool job.” And he does. Tavares is an illustrator and author of children’s books. He has published 19 books and...

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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...