It’s no secret, the DMV is home to political powerhouses and mom bosses who manage to DO. IT. ALL. Now, some of these parents are sharing their experiences. Whether you’re looking for practical tips or just an empowering story for an exhausting and sanity-imperiling day, these DC mom blogs have got you covered.

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Angelica Kajiwara
Angelica, her husband, her mom and three kids are always up for an adventure! Whether it’s a family road trip in their RV, a weekend away at the newest family destination or a Tuesday at their scenic home in North Georgia, this fun-loving family shares the best, the real and the silliness of it all. Her roll-with-it attitude of, “If we can do it, you can do it” makes her blog a must-read (and her Instagram a must-follow).

Mama Instincts
Carolina was born and raised in Costa Rica but moved to DC in 2011, when she got married. She is a mom that’s obsessed in researching what’s best for her kids, from foods to toys and anything in between. Her blog provides information about all things parenting, the different phases of child raising, recipes, travel tips, product recommendations and living a non-toxic lifestyle. She hopes her blog will help other moms in their journey, whether to help them make a decision of what non-toxic toy they should get or to realize that they are not alone in this journey.

Adventure Moms DC
In 2017, Jen and Colleen launched Adventure Moms DC!  They are moms who are on the go with their little ones exploring the DMV. They not only want to share their adventure experiences but also offer practical advice and honest reviews They find the adventure in every day to share with other families. BONUS, they love to share their fave STEAM adventures, introducing families to different aspects of the arts and sciences. Go adventure with them!

Capitally Frugal DC
The mama behind this blog is Sarah, who compiles store deals, freebies, product reviews/giveaways, and everyday savings for families in the Washington DC Metro area. Check in daily to get the 411 on money saving in DC.

PWC Moms
This site is all about keeping your family busy in fun and fantastic ways. Mom Kristina seeks out the events and activities in Prince William County and collects them into a calendar that gives you easy access to the best the area has to offer. You’ll also find giveaways, reviews, and more on this handy site that keeps an eye out for fun.

Housewives in the City
Andrea is the Social Media-savvy mom behind this blog–and you can totally get a sense for her friendly personality through each post. In addition to social media tips, giveaways, and calls to connect and network with other fabulous women in the DMV, you’ll find posts that focus on practical parenting or Andrea’s own family adventures.

Kid Trips
Parenting playgroups, travel tips, summer camps, and more! This blog is a great resource when you want to check on the goings-on around town. The folks at the Kid Trips blog gather local events they think you should know about, share ideas for simplifying your life, and host great giveaways. Check it out!

A Parent in Silver Spring
Jessica McFadden is a mother of three children who loves providing her fellow Washington, DC-area parents with ideas for fabulous family activities, knowledge about local resources, useful information and entertainment. Her goal is to is to motivate readers to laugh, try something new, and find greater joy in their own families.

KidFriendly DC
KidFriendly DC is a go-to resource for recreation with kids in the DC-Metro area. From the tried and true to the new and cool, find out where to go and what to do with the kiddos in the nation’s capital. You’ll find everyday play ideas, a calendar of events, seasonal activities, and more.

Alexandria Mom
This site is a great resource to find out what’s going on in and around Alexandria. Primarily a catch-all calendar and local news source, this blog also has suggested summer reading lists for kids, family outing ideas, and more.

Very Busy Mamá
The mama behind this blog is María José, a very busy mom of two. Her blog is a space to share things that busy mothers and women love, such as fashion, beauty, fitness, but often put aside when the children come along. She knows that many moms no longer have the pre-kids income or body and writes about working with what you have, how to shop your own closet and staying stylish on a MAJOR budget.

Clarendon Moms
Angelica, part-time writer, blogger and a full-time devoted wife and mother, has lived all over the world but chose to make the Courthouse-Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington Virginia home. Her blog features practical tips and advice on pregnancy, parenting, family, cooking, career, health, wellness, beauty, books, entertainment with a focus on fashion, local events and other fun stuff.

Teach Mama
A Reading Specialist, writer, consultant, and mom to a three kids, Amy Mascott shares tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers for their children. On her site, you’ll find posts such as “Top 10 Ways to Talk to Kids About Books,” craft and DIY learning ideas, critical thinking ideas, and more.

Stimey is a stay-at-home mom, writer, and parent to three neurodiverse kids with a range of autism, ADHD, and SPD. Stimey herself was diagnosed with Asperger’s in early 2012 and writes candidly about her family’s experience, along with favorite and familiar topics like movies, parenting observations, and pop culture. Stimeyland was also selected as a top autism blog by both Babbleand The Stir.

The DC Moms
This site offers a dynamic view of the world through the eyes of some of the savviest and most entertaining moms in the DC metro area. The DC Moms bring you news, reviews and reactions on an array of subjects including world events, family, health, culture, sports, home, fashion and more. What else? Try giveaways, date night ideas, local outings, and pretty much anything else you can think of.

Tots 2 Tweens
This is a totally helpful online directory for parents in MD, DC, VA, PA & WV. Here, you’ll find everything from birthday party venues to summer camps to sports to music lessons and ideas for family fun in your area–plus, recipes, public school guides, and more.

DC Thrifty Mom
Run by a thrifty mom who hates paying full price, DC Thrifty Mom is a great place to get the scoop on free or cheap happenings in the Washington DC Metro Area. Join the community of other thrifty moms and share budget-friendly events and cost saving tips.

The mom behind Momastery has had plenty of ups-and-downs; she is a recovering bulimic and alcoholic and her road to motherhood and who she is today included lots of struggle and learning experiences. Now, she blogs with a refreshing honesty and isn’t afraid to admit to mistakes and find the funny in everyday things. She writes about her faith, her family, and the importance of living a kind and brave life.

Hip Mama’s Place
This is a helpful and fun online community of moms who love to shop, save money, and talk about anything woman. The site also features local Washington DC events, daily product reviews, parenting tips, cooking, craft ideas, technology trends, money-saving tips, coupon sharing and more.

MomTini Lounge
On this awesome site, you’ll find tips and tools for “the business of motherhood.” Mom Amy has three active sons and is a nationally recognized source on parenting. On her blog, she writes about parenting tips, money matters, tech safety for families, and organizational ideas. You’ll also find recipes, Mom Inspiration articles, and lots more.

I’m Not the Nanny
As the mom of biracial children, Thien-Kim has too often been mistaken for the nanny in DC area parks!  Raising two Hapa children (Vietnamese-American and African American), she shares the fusion of these two cultures in parenting, food, and technology. She started her site as a way to share the challenges and joys of raising biracial children. It has evolved as she shares her foodie obsessions, journey towards a healthier lifestyle, and the latest tech and apps she’s addicted too.


—Ayren Jackson-Cannady, Guiomar Ochoa and Abigail Matsumoto

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