Moms in the House – They’re Just Like Us!

A group of moms, many of them new to Capitol Hill, have formed a pretty exclusive club. Just like us, they are concerned with finding D.C. summer camps for their kids. Caitlin Gibson of the Washington Post provides the details in her article, “A Record Number of Congresswomen Are Mothers. Here’s a Glimpse Inside Their First-Ever Caucus.”

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-Fla.) invited the moms of school-age kids in the House–there are 25 of them– to join the first-ever “Moms in the House” caucus. The historic convening of this group follows other milestones for women in Congress such as the first lactation room (2007) and first women’s restroom off the House floor (2011). Goals include pushing family-focused issues and providing personal and professional support.

Wasserman-Shultz noted that the group has an active text group, where they discuss, among other issues: “What are the best summer camps in D.C.?” CHK hopes to answer that question for them with a list of all the summer camps on the Hill, coming soon.

Update: The list is here: Summer Camps on the Hill

In the meantime, here are some other resources for moms new to Capitol Hill:

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