It was a regular day--well as regular of a day that was possible during the sourdough/banana bread days of the pandemic, and my daughter was in the kitchen, hard at work decorating a cake. Our Daughter's Big Reveal Once she finished,...
I gave people a chance to ask their honest questions about foster care on my Instagram stories with the promise of answering them in a blog. So, as promised, here are some of those questions and my answers. Do you...
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...
April is financial literacy month. This annual event is designed to encourage individuals to learn more about managing their money, making informed financial decisions, and building a secure financial future. For many parents, this is the perfect opportunity to...
“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” This Carter G. Woodson quote perfectly sums up what Black History Month means to me. I grew...
Over six years ago, my husband and I started our foster care and adoption journey. We had a spare room, big hearts, shiny rose-colored glasses, and frankly, quite a bit of innocent ignorance. While those things got us through the door...
A highly sensitive person raising a highly sensitive child?! Loud sounds, strong smells, large crowds, all are a hard pass for me. Growing up, I never realized why certain situations were overwhelming for me but not for my peers....
At DC Area Moms, we value supporting one another in all stages of motherhood. If you have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, please don't hesitate to reach out to any of these groups or organizations. These are here...
Halloween is almost here - and if you are like me, you are JUST getting prepared for trick-or-treaters now. Also, if you are like me, you are not looking forward to all the candy that is sure to create...
We all love YouTube, right? Now, I know the majority of us parents resort to screen time every now and then. Trust me, I'm all the way guilty of this! So finding the right things to watch is quite...
So your child needs ear tubes. Did you know that 500,000 children each year get tubes in their ears? I didn't, but learning that statistic when the pediatric ENT told us our one-year-old needed ear tubes brought me some...
This is a guest article from Jacqueline Renfrow.  To the private schools—all of them—that rejected my 9-year-old ASD son. I assumed I had many years before I’d need to worry about the college application process, as my kids are barely wrapping...
The thoughts presented in this volunteer article are the writer’s and do not represent views of the organizations they are employed in. Please note that with COVID-19, not all of these suggestions can be done right now, but you...
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...

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Hippity, hoppity Easter’s on its way.  Easter decorations are up, and there is talk of the bunny in the house.  There are several Easter...

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