Please meet 4 new contributing writers to the DC Area Mom Collective. We are excited to have them on the team and look forward to sharing their articles with you! As always, please follow along, ask questions, and comment on all of our posts—we are grateful for our readers. Of course, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss the latest info from DC Area Mom Collective! Please stay tuned as we have an open call for Contributing Writers later this week!
Shaniece’s Family: Oshan (Husband of 15 years) and two daughters ages 12
Originally from Vallejo, CA
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: Sweet and Natural. I am not vegan, but I enjoy a
largely plant-based diet. Sweet and Natural has wonderful vegan selections
and the tastiest vegan desserts ever!
Her ideal day would be spent: With family and friends outside on a beautiful
day with good food. We could be hiking, taking a walk, or doing cartwheels on
the National Mall. Since we’re moving around so much on this day, we need
food so anyplace with seafood, vegan options, and good cuts of meat for my
Favorite Family Outing in the DC area: Visiting the National Museum of
African American History and Culture and walking along the National Mall. A close
second is visiting our local pool in the summer.
The reasons she loves raising her children in the DC area: I love the diversity
in DC! I find that other cultures are very accessible here with the
Smithsonian museums, monuments, and embassies. I also enjoy the parks, pools, and
free live music events in the DMV.
Whitney’s Family: Dwight, husband (married in 2016, dating since 2010), Corey, 6 and Joel, 11.
Originally from New Orleans, LA, but moved to DC in 2001.
His ideal day would be spent: Hanging out at the beach with my husband and two sons.
Favorite Family Outing in the DC area: Our favorite family DC outing is Rock Creek Park & the National Zoo.
The reasons he loves raising his children in the DC area: Arts, culture, & diversity.
Lucia’s Family: Lucia & Filipe & Luca (3 years) & Anna (1 year)
Originally from Slovakia
Favorite DC Area Restaurant: Teaism
Her ideal day would be spent: Crafting & Playing with her children.
Favorite Family Outing in the DC area: Enjoying a hot cup of coffee in the National Portrait Museum (this was during the old good days). Now she enjoys long walks in Downtown DC with her family.
The reason she loves raising her kid in the DC area: Cultural Diversity & its perfect combination of city & nature.
Originally from Washington DC (raised in Chevy Chase, MD). Currently, Chelsea lives in NE DC.
something unique and different depending on what type of food you’re in the mood for. My favorite DC restaurant is Sequoia in Georgetown. I love the views and the atmosphere and could eat there any time of day—I love each of their menus. It’s my favorite brunch by far!
We hope you have enjoyed meeting our new contributing writers! Stay tuned for some articles from them. Later this week, we will have an open call for Contributing Writers, so if you are interested in joining our team, please apply! Please be sure to follow along with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest! And subscribe to our newsletter!