Applause for DC BABY

"DC BABY: A Handbook for Parenting In (& Around) the Capitol City, by Sarah K. Masterson, is a comprehensive guide to people and places in and around the DC area for expectant and seasoned parents alike. From recommended OBs and child care options to family friendly restaurants and classes for kids, it's all in here. I read the 'Suggested Outings' chapter with great interest because I'm always looking for something new and exciting to do with my daughters. As a DC native, I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't know about the National Aquarium located in the basement of the Commerce building, particularly since it's been around since the 19th century. After reading about it in Masterson's book, I packed up the family on a cold and rainy Saturday morning. I found it to be, as described, a small but entertaining aquarium that perfectly held the attention of my two preschoolers. This is a wonderfully compiled handbook that every DC parent should have. Check out Masterson's equally fantastic website where you can also purchase her book:"
Washington Parent, December 2005

"Just a quick note to say how wonderful your book is! I stayed up late last night reading chapters and telling my husband what I found. I've lived here since 1988 and you taught me a lot of things that I didn't know about. Thank you.

"And, my husband Scott was thrilled to get the contact info about the accounting service that can help with our withholding problem for the nanny.

"What a great asset your book is to moms here! I've already recommended it to several folks. I'll continue to do so with even more enthusiasm."
—Tacy, Mama of Lee

"I love your concept!"
—Mathew Blades, Morning Show Host on Z104 Radio & DC Expectant Dad

"I found out about your book from the newsletter and ordered my advance copy, which arrived this week. I am very impressed with all of the information you have compiled for DC area parents."
—Christie Johnson, Falls Church Mama

"Wow — DC BABY is so chock-a-block full of resources and will itself be an amazing resource for many families!"
—Elizabeth Dranitzke, Portrait Photographer, PHOTOPIA, & Capitol Hill Mama

"Got my copy of DC BABY in the mail yesterday and just wanted to let you know that I think it is FABULOUS! I have added it to my recommended reading list for all of my doula clients."
—Robin White, DONA-Certified Birth Doula & Bethesda Mama

"This book is great for moms and dads who are new or seasoned parents. I had lived in the DC metro area for 10 years before having my child, and learning what's out there for a family is like moving to a brand new place and starting all over again. I wish I had this book when I was a new mom. But it's an eye opener as to what there is out there for those of us with little ones or older children."
—Judy Meehan, Executive Director, National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition & NoVa Mama

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