About The Authors
Claudine was motivated to start her first website DC Metro Mommy after the birth of her first daughter. Frustrated by the lack of local parenting resources for new mothers, she spent months curating a list of 4,000 vendors and created a guide and blog for local parents. After writing over 700 blogs and co-founding DC Metro Mom, a book was the next step in the journey to help families in the area. In a prior life, Claudine worked in Corporate America for 15 years. She often jokes that although there are similarities, executives are far easier to deal with than toddlers. She spends her time with her family and continues to discover new and wonderful things about the DC Metro area that she faithfully reports back to readers. She lives in Fairfax County, Virginia, with her two daughters and husband.
Before motherhood Amy worked in Washington, D.C. as a business litigation attorney and has since switched over to editing, writing, and working with internet start-ups. She is co-founder of DCMetroMom.com and GoKidTrips.com, co-author of Kid Trips Northern Virginia Edition and has written for Washington FAMILY Magazine. She enjoys traveling with her three children to review plays, concerts, museums and family-friendly destinations. She and her family have traveled across the USA, around Europe, to Hawaii and the Caribbean. After living in Virginia for twenty years, her family of five recently moved to the Boston area.
Micaela is a travel reading junkie and loves discovering books, brochures, and travel guides from all over the world. She can hardly contain her excitement for the Kid Trips project and loves scouting out different local venues with her family. A former elementary school teacher, Micaela's writing credentials include running an award winning local parenting blog, being a mom blogger for the Washington FAMILY Magazine, and composing family feature articles for Northern Virginia Magazine. She is also the Vice President (or as she likes to say "VEEP") of area non-profit, MIssion Sleep, which provides newborn care and education to military families and works in corporate communications for Let Mommy Sleep. Micaela resides with her husband and two young sons in Fairfax County, VA.