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...
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...
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...
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 consider myself to be good with words, but I'm at a loss for them when something bad happens to someone I love. What can I say to make them feel better? I don't know if there's a real...
I'm just going to come out and say it. Pregnancy is torture. Are you shocked by this statement? Or do you agree? I'm currently in my fourth pregnancy. I have two children, which means I suffered one loss. I just entered...
Considering a childbirth education class? Or maybe a class to learn about how to care for a newborn? Infant CPR? You've come to the right place! While pregnancy, childbirth, and life with a newborn is often full of surprises, a...
Expecting a baby? Congrats! Here is your guide to the best hospitals & OB/GYNs in the Washington, DC area. There are few people who get as close to you - physically and emotionally - as your OB/GYN who's with you...
If there was one thing that kept me sane and feeling good during my pregnancies, it would be my prenatal and postpartum fitness routine. Nothing else built up my physical and mental strength before and after baby quite like...
Dear All Lawmakers (especially Democrats): I understand that to compromise with other Democrats and get the infrastructure bill introduced to attempt to be passed, the paid parental leave for parents was cut from 12 weeks to four. I just wanted...
This is a guest article from Libby Bianchi.  I remember shopping for my black dress at the mall that one humid fall day twelve years ago.  Not a sexy strappy one for a cocktail party.  No.  Rather, one on the...
This is a guest article by Caroline Quat. Pregnant during a pandemic Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined being pregnant during a pandemic. But I was, and I had to roll with whatever was going on throughout those nine...
Few decisions are more personal than selecting the best midwife or doula to walk with you throughout your pregnancy and birth experience. Thankfully, the DC area is rich with experience, respected midwives and doulas who will be there with...

Stay Connected

6,641FansLike
10,600FollowersFollow
76FollowersFollow
578FollowersFollow

In + Around DC

October Family-Friendly Events Guide

1
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...

Preschool Open House Guide