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Who’s the Snob?

by Sue Wagner March 1, 2012 News

Last weekend, Rick Santorum called President Barack Obama a snob for wanting every American to have the opportunity to go to college. For a little context here, Rick Santorum has an undergraduate degree from Penn State University, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a law degree from Dickinson School of Law. He’s the […]

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The US Census Bureau Says Dads Are The Same As Nannies

by Rebekah February 16, 2012 News

Last week, the NY Times Motherlode blog reported that the US Census Bureau doesn’t consider what dads do with kids actual parenting. Instead it’s a child care arrangement. According to the new census report “Who’s Minding The Kids?,” the Census Bureau assumes the mother is the “designated parent” and any time she is not caring […]

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Remembering One of Our Own: Susan Niebur

by Sandie February 7, 2012 Living

Susan Neibur, aka Why Mommy, was so much to so many. An activist for breast-cancer research and awareness, an advocate for women in planetary science, an inspirational speaker at events near and far. But to us, she was also a fellow DC Mom, “one of the girls” we spoke to and saw on a regular […]

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In Her Own Words

by Amie Adams February 7, 2012 Living

“All that survives after our death are publications and people.  So look carefully after the words you write, the thoughts and publications you create, and how you love others. For these are the only things that will remain.” –Susan Niebur  

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Join the @whymommy Love Fest

by Amie Adams January 23, 2012 Health

Originally posted at Teach Mama: We are rallying to show support for our sweet friend Susan, @whymommy, and we’re calling out the big guns. Because Susan’s complete and utter awesomeness has reached sooo far across cyberspace and beyond, Susan’s buddies from The DC Moms would like to extend an invitation to anyone and everyone who […]

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Drinking + Driving + Motherhood = Recipe for Disaster

by J.J. Newby January 5, 2012 News

I like to call it “The Daddy Hour.” It’s that period of time when Mom’s patience has worn thin, and Dad isn’t home from work yet to take on the second shift of parenting. That’s when Twitter and Facebook start crackling with “Mommy needs a glass of wine” updates. Usually they are jokes, a way to vent, and […]

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The Right To Breastfeed

by Rebekah December 15, 2011 News

A DC area woman recently filed a report with the D.C Office of Human Rights after an incident in which she was asked not to breastfeed in a corridor at the DMV. According to her recounting of events, she first attempted to nurse while sitting on the floor of the hallway and when told by […]

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Reston Firm Reports Record-Breaking Cyber Monday

by J.J. Newby November 30, 2011 News

When employees returned to their office computers the Monday after Thanksgiving the first thing on their minds may not have been the bulging email inboxes awaiting them, but the Cyber Monday deals that were a few keystrokes away.  Reston, Va.-based digital marketing intelligence firm comScore, Inc. reported that Cyber Monday 2011 was the biggest online […]

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Did You Respect the Bird This Year?

by J.J. Newby November 24, 2011 News

My 5-year-old daughter, infused with knowledge (and endless questions) about the journey of the Mayflower, the Pilgrims, Squanto and the Big Thanksgiving Feast from her kindergarten class has deluged me with a seemingly endless supply of drawings of turkeys.  And absolute outrage every time she sees any sign of Christmas on street corners or stores. […]

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The Lessons Joe Paterno Should Now Teach

by Aimee November 16, 2011 News

I grew up in a small town in central Pennsylvania and was a Penn State fan for as long as I can remember. (I consciously used the past tense there.) I loved watching the games with my dad and, even better, was thrilled to have the opportunity to actually attend a game every few years. […]

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