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Not Afraid of the Weather: Outdoor-Happy Preschools

by Jessica Haney February 21, 2014 Green

 What gets kids outside at school on super cold days? Where I live, if it’s under 34 degrees and you’re in a public school, your walk into the building is about the extent of it. Even rain or muddy playgrounds are reason to stay inside at lots of schools and preschools. What’s a nature-loving parent […]

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Rediscover the Toyota Corolla

Rediscover the New, Redesigned 2014 Toyota Corolla

by Sandie October 11, 2013 Green

The DC Moms was invited to attend the press launch of the new 2014 Toyota Corolla in Miami, Fla. two weeks ago. I decided to attend, because when we first looked around to buy my husband a commuter car several years ago to drive 50 miles roundtrip each day, we seriously considered the 2008 Corolla. […]

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Green Festival showcases products and speakers galore

by Jessica Haney September 24, 2013 Around Town

The large green living expo and speaker fest that is the Green Festival, which returned to the DC Convention Center this past weekend, can be counted on to showcase important national green giants and local leaders like Amicus Green Building Center and MOM’s Organic Market, one of the partners of the event. But this year, […]

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Sustainable farmer and author Forrest Pritchard on parenting

by Jessica Haney May 24, 2013 Green

The narrative arc of  Forrest Pritchard’s new book, Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers’ Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm, largely concludes before the birth of his son in 2005, but Forrest says he now “cannot imagine not being a father.”   This was a surprise, because the sustainable farmer from Berryville, Virginia hadn’t […]

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Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market: Fresh Food,Family Friendly

by Jennifer Thorson May 13, 2013 Food

Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market is a regular Thursday destination for me and my two boys. We go whenever we can, and we always end up staying a lot longer than we need to. At three o’clock in the afternoon, when the market opens, it’s a great place to get fresh produce, meats, cheeses, breads and […]

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Earth Day, all week (or month)

by Jessica Haney April 27, 2013 Green

If it’s spring, that means everyone is talking about the environment. A number of schools and jurisdictions recently held events related to Earth Day. Among my wanderings with my kiddos this past week were the Wetlands Festival at Campbell Elementary School that celebrated the school building a Wetlands Learning Lab for students and solving a […]

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Going BIG and Green!

by Elaine April 23, 2013 Green

My children are coming of age in a time when learning how to “help the Earth” is part of the general school curriculum, when messages of reducing and reusing abound, and every room in their school has separate trash and recycling cans. At ages 5 and 7, they are proficient at knowing what goes in […]

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Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures

Giveaway: Ranger Rick Jr. Appventures

by Allison April 22, 2013 Giveaways

Young children seem to be natural environmentalists: Since my daughter has been old enough to walk, she’s been picking up litter on the playground, often spending more time tossing out trash than playing. Earth Day is a perfect time to encourage children’s environmental awareness (and to gently explain that no, Earth Day is not really […]

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Grow Your Health festival to screen “In Organic We Trust”

by Jessica Haney March 8, 2013 Food

If it were any other event, I might skip it to get home to my children after spending the weekend at a yoga retreat, my birthday gift to myself for turning the big 4-0. But the people organizing Sunday’s Grow Your Health Wellness Festival are so earnest and passionate, and the documentary film In Organic […]

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Eating green(s) for health

by Jessica Haney October 26, 2012 Green

I didn’t expect to be blown away. The main reason I went out to a free class by Green Smoothie Girl Robyn Openshaw a few nights ago was to hand over a banner and other Holistic Moms Network materials to the new Burke/Springfield chapter‘s co-leader Lisa, who was going to set up the HMN table […]

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