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...
The thoughts presented in this Sanitation Workers article are the writer’s thoughts and do not represent the views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note that with COVID-19, not all of these suggestions can be done right...
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...
My kids were only toddlers when I read the news: A teacher at a local school had been convicted of sexually abusing students as young as 7 years old. I was horrified. This was no stranger, but a trusted...
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...
In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, here are 15 children's books centered on AANHPI characters and their experiences.  The AANHPI community is filled with rich heritage, culture, traditions, and unique contributions to American...
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...
This is a guest article by Mariale Hardiman, EdD and Jacqueline Renfrow.  One mind, many ways of learning. How parents can help foster joyful learning in all children.  How often have we heard the saying: “Parents are their children’s first teacher?”...
Parenting is hard — and it's even harder when you're struggling with postpartum depression or anxiety, or both. These internal struggles are real, but help is out there. In honor of Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, I'm sharing a few...
You asked and we answered! DC Area Moms' readers submitted their COVID Vaccine for Children questions and we answer them with a local mom and Pediatrician, Dr. Tamara Gayle Blackwood. We are thankful for the opportunity to speak directly with Dr....
To explain what it’s like to be faced with infertility is difficult, but allow me to try from the heart. It’s constantly living in a state of fear, but with a smidge of hope. You can’t let the hope go,...
Infertility Awareness Week is April 24-30. To commemorate and support anyone facing the challenge to have a family, I wanted to share the biggest lessons we learned through our journey to becoming parents and how we finally overcome infertility. Lesson...
I realize that "trauma-informed" is a bit of a buzzword right now. As a foster parent, I spent the last few years learning how to parent children who come from hard places. This means learning, often through trial by...

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