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Black + Boss + Busy Mom

“Black, boss, busy mom” or is it “busy mom, black, boss” or maybe it’s even “boss, busy mom, while black.” Either way we mix and mingle it, oftentimes we find ourselves juggling to prioritize the expectations we place on ourselves.  We oftentimes get bogged down in the many titles and roles that we play daily.  […]

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Unexpected Allergies in Our Child

When asked what my favorite food was, my answer was a no-brainer: peanut butter. Peanut butter was delicious not only scooped and slathered in my mouth by a spoon, but in combination of what seemed like everything else: chocolate, bananas, pretzels, jelly, ice cream…need I even go on? When my first son was born, the […]

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Celebrate with Bright Horizons at Courthouse and Ballston

This post is written in partnership with Bright Horizons. Enjoy learning about all the fun things they have going on! Big things are happening at Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool® in Arlington. Bright Horizons at Courthouse Station is celebrating one year of operation. Plus, the Bright Horizons at Ballston is now open and enrolling! Here is our […]

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Tips for Saving Photos So You Can Find Them

This post is written in partnership with My Memory File. We love Cheryl’s service and think you will too! Imagine my delight when a fantastic camera appeared on my tiny, convenient, extra-appendage phone. I can take however many pictures I want, see them instantly, and delete them with a click if they’re blurry? Yes, please. […]

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North Arlington, VA Neighborhood Guide

We are grateful for the sponsor of this guide: The Royster Hearth Group. This Realtor Group are experts in this area. Please be sure to check out thorough details about their practice below. We are thankful for their sponsorship, which allows us to continue to bring DC Area Moms resources like this.  What is your favorite […]

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The Unexpected Playdate You Need to Do Now

Article by guest writer Kelsi Folsom.  Shoes are tied and lunches are packed. We’re ready for a mini road trip to Monocacy National Battlefield, an historic Civil War site about forty minutes from where we live. Although uncertain how Civil War history would hold my preschoolers’ attention, I thought at the very least, we could picnic somewhere […]

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Planning for EdFEST and the DC School Lottery

Do the words “school lottery” send you into a panic? No? Just me? I am SO grateful for the amazing universal early childhood education in DC. However, the lottery system can seem quite overwhelming.  As a mom of a 2-year-old (and rising PreK3 student) our family will be participating in the common lottery for the […]

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Back to School? It’s time to Be SMART.

Like you, I know exactly where I was when I learned about the Sandy Hook School shooting in December of 2012: I was walking across the campus near the teaching hospital where I worked, nine months pregnant, when I got an unfathomable news alert on my phone.  Shortly after my daughter was born, I became […]

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Lice Free Noggins Arlington Natural Lice Removal and Lice Treatment Service

Keep Your Kids and Family Lice Free This School Year

This post is sponsored by Lice Free Noggins. Contact them at (571) 380-8898 to inquire about the useful service they offer to area families. Head lice cases are on the rise in Arlington, VA and Washington DC Metropolitan Area. Parents are reporting their kids having lice two or more times per year compared to never […]

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