We are thrilled to bring DC Area Moms Blog to our city through the City Moms Blog Network! One of the most important things about our site is it’s collaborative nature. Our executive team helps make things run smoothly with our site, posts, special events, social media accounts, and community building. We are so glad YOU are here!
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Calendar CoordinatorJulie 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 fishDiversity AdvisorChaia grew up in Hartford, Connecticut before heading to D.C. to attend Howard University. After college, she spent a year driving the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile (you read that correctly), before going to law school. Soon after, she met a handsome man named Derek, moved back to D.C., and got married. Chaia spends her days gushing over her son, drinking coffee (and Prosecco!), and baking sweet treats. Follow her @coesquire & @cupcakesbychaia.Social Resources CoordinatorAmanda has always loved music, movement, and young children, but never dreamed how these passions would all come together in life! By day she's an educational coach, curriculum writer, and Zumbini trainer, by night she's a doctoral student studying Infant and Early Childhood Development specializing in Mental Health. Years of working with prenatal/postnatal mamas and tons of little kids have given her hours of material that she is excited to share in her blog posts. (She had her half-Jamaican son born during a blizzard and traveled to the hospital in Uber. Just one of the fun stories she has to share!) When they aren't exploring every playground in Silver Spring, her family loves discovering new ways to have fun together around town. Likes: NY Pizza, Chocolate Everything, trapeze, aerial yoga, Dislikes: Sci-fi movies (except Back To The Future!), Calories, Snow.Sponsorship CoordinatorPaige is a DC area native who grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. After a 5-year stint in San Diego with her husband, they moved back to DC to start their family. They have one daughter, Coco (2016). Paige loves exploring everything the city has to offer, especially kid-friendly museums, parks, and coffee shops and is looking forward to discovering more as her daughter continues to grow. Paige loves coffee, pilates, and writing.EditorTirzah is a digital video manager and has an adorable 2-year-old. She moved to DC in 2000 to attend The Catholic University of America—and to get away from the cold weather that plagues her home state, Maine. Before becoming a mom, Tirzah played kickball, volunteered for the Smithsonian, and was a ball girl for the Nationals. Now that she has a toddler, she explores DC in new ways by checking out library story times and museum playrooms and going on the occasional hike with her husband and son. Likes: traveling, crafting, The Bachelor. Dislikes: unread emails, chores, black jelly beans.
FounderCourtney 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 Pokemon, reading with her kids, doing art, and chasing her toddler. And looking for moments of quiet at her home and connection with others when they are out and about. She knows motherhood is challenging and can be very isolating, but is also rewarding and fulfilling. Courtney excitedly started this site because she feels a deep calling to help moms connect with one another in this transient area. Really to help bring all of us out of isolation! It has been a dream of Courtney's to start this City Moms Blog Network Sister Site since the summer of 2017. She finally felt ready to start this new journey in 2018 when her youngest turned one. She is thrilled to band together with other mothers to inspire, learn, and grow together. It is her sincere hope, that all moms feel welcome and that they have a voice on this site. She hopes this new parenting site and community along with fun events will provide a new sense of togetherness. Motherhood isn't supposed to be lonely and her hope is for all of us to lean into one another to help take hold of the hope and joy found in motherhood (even through all of the ups and downs a single day can bring!). We are so glad you are on the site and hope you stay around a while. Please join us and never hesitate to reach out! We are here for you, yes, I am talking to YOU! A bit more about Courtney: she is an ENFJ and loves morning coffee, chocolate, chatting with people since she's an extrovert, a clean house (which is rare these days), finding good deals, and sneaking in dates with her husband and mom's nights out. She dislikes breaking up arguments with kids, she abhors littering, and doesn't enjoy clothes shopping.