Passionate About the Washington DC area
and the Moms Who Live Here

It Does Take A Village! Don’t Be Shy to Ask for Help

My husband and I moved to Virginia when our second daughter was almost a year old. Having two young children and living away from close family was manageable. It was easy for us to visit our families back in NY. Almost every time we would drive up (every other month), the kids and I would […]

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Joy’s Screen Time Limits

I just wrote a post about having the confidence to just say no to more and more screen time for our little ones. And how freeing, calming, and joyful it is to watch your children delve into a variety of activities on their own or with friends when they are not in front of a screen. […]

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Why Breastfeeding in Public Matters + Tips to do it Successfully

I’m curious. Have you tried breastfeeding in public? Or do you want to… and then stop yourself out of shame, fear, or insecurities about what people around you will think?  You’re not alone, Mama. These days, intense controversy surrounds breastfeeding and pumping in public.  So much so that before stepping out of their homes, Milk […]

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My Surprising (and Bittersweet) End to Breastfeeding

Is Breastfeeding Really A Choice? When I was pregnant I was regularly asked if I would breastfeed. My reply of “I’m going to try” left many people confused and prompted a few insensitive remarks. My pregnancy was high risk due to my having a uterine septum, a congenital uterine malformation discovered during my first trimester, and my son […]

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Breastfeeding as an Act of Resistance

You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance. A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition.  The Statistics with Breastfeeding Rates Breastfeeding initiation rates are significantly lower among black infants as compared to other races.  […]

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