We are thrilled to bring the Washington, DC Area Moms Blog to our city! Starting this site has been a dream of Courtney’s since the Summer of 2017. She finally felt ready to start this new endeavor once her youngest son turned one and is thankful for the support of her family and friends. She is thrilled to band together with local moms to create this new parenting site and community. We are glad you are here and hope you poke around the site for a while!
Headshots provided by Erica Baker Photography.
Courtney was born and raised in Louisiana where she met her husband (of 13 years). Since then they have moved several times, but finally feel very settled in NW DC after moving back a little over two years ago. She has three energetic kids: Cormac (2010), Evangeline (2013), and Solomon (2016). She thinks motherhood is absolutely wonderful, but she is constantly challenged and stretched in ways she couldn't have imagined. She spends her days talking legos, playing dress-up, and chasing her toddler. We all know motherhood is challenging so she wanted to start this site to band together with other mothers to inspire, learn, and grow together.She loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days), and finding good deals. She dislikes when her kids don't listen the first time, she abhors littering and doesn't enjoy clothes shopping.Maggie was born and raised in the tiny town of Sandpoint, Idaho, but moved east for college and stayed. Her husband is a Virginia native and refuses to leave the Commonwealth, so they reside in NoVA. She is an at-home mother to a son, 5, and a daughter, 2. She is passionate about birth, breastfeeding, house plants, finding things on Craigslist (where she met her husband via missed connections!), and most of all, knitting. A fan of folk music, family, fiber arts. Not a fan of temperatures over 80 degrees, fake plants, the whiny voice of a 2-year-old.Julie is a proud born and bred Texan, but has called DC home since 2001. She studied at the University of Texas and then moved to DC to get her MPA at the George Washington University. Julie worked for ten years for a Member of Congress, where she loved working to impact public policy. In 2013, her world turned inside out when she gave birth to twins and decided to become a stay-at-home mom. Currently, Julie lives in the H Street Corridor with her husband, two kids, and their increasingly grouchy senior dog, Presley. Yes, please: movie dates with her husband, trying new restaurants, exploring DC with her kids, last minute road trips, being outdoors, festivals (of any kind), girls’ night out, and a rainy day with “Pride and Prejudice.” No, thank you: hot and humid summers, mistreating animals, Legos (ouch!), public speaking, laundry, raw fish