Mom to Feds: Put Money Toward Healthy Food

Posted August 9th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Health, Politics

Dear Federal Government (especially you food-loving folks in the USDA and FDA), Here’s an idea: How about you stop wasting taxpayer money on raiding small family farms and natural foods stores and instead buy some organic produce for kids who live in food deserts? I’m sure those kids Michelle Obama […]

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Weekend Getaway to Sesame Place

Posted August 8th, 2011 by thien-kim in Living

Now that our youngest is adept at toddling and running, we felt ready for our first family vacation. We’ve previously flown to visit both sets of grandparents, but this would be our first vacation with just the four of us. Due to my husband’s work obligations and our budget, we […]

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Reflections on Delaying Kindergarten For a Year

Posted August 5th, 2011 by amy mascott in Child, Parenting

Our son turned five last August, and he was slated to start Kindergarten here in Montgomery County three weeks after his fifth birthday. But we decided to wait a year to send him to Kindergarten. He didn’t go.  We redshirted him, and we couldn’t be happier. Neighborhood kids who hit […]

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Celeb Crush: Michael Fassbender

Posted August 5th, 2011 by Sandie in Celeb Crush, Entertainment, Movies

Welcome to the first of an ongoing series where we DC Moms pick a different celebrity we’re crushing on at the moment, or in some cases, forever, and pay him (or her, because we’ve all  had Girlcrushes) tribute. Without further ado, here’s our inaugural, and yes, slightly obscure pick. Name: […]

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Why I Love Shoes

Posted August 5th, 2011 by jodifur in Fashion

I have a thing about shoes.  Some might say too much of a thing.  I have a whole day devoted to them on my personal blog and am also a featured blogger for a shopping site where I write a lot about shoes.  So what exactly is it about shoes […]

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Now touch me, baby (can’t you see that I am not afraid?)

Posted August 4th, 2011 by Robin (noteverstill) in Health

I recently had a massage, as I do a few times a year, and every time I have a massage and later mention it, there is invariably someone who will scrunch up her nose and say, “a massage? I couldn’t do that.” Let me say: yes, you can. And you […]

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One Of The Millions

Posted August 3rd, 2011 by jodifur in Politics

During President Obama’s speech last week, when he said “millions of Americans are out of work and have been out of work for quite some time” my eyes swelled with tears.  Because we are one of the millions.  Three weeks ago my husband was laid off. Before that we had […]

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Surviving the End of Summer

Posted August 2nd, 2011 by Elena Soninno in Parenting

Summertime is about being at the pool, riding bicycles, using sidewalk chalk. Between the 115-degree heat index days in the DC area lately and the summertime boredom blues that can kick on for some children, the last month of summer can be a difficult time. A parent needs to have […]

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My Top Ten Pantry Items

Posted July 29th, 2011 by Andrea Meyers in Food

I have a thing for pantry items, the stuff that keeps in bottles or jars in the frig, pantry, or freezer that I can pull out on a moment’s notice and toss in a dish in progress. The pantry gets a little overstuffed from time to time, occasionally requiring a thorough […]

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What’s in the Food on Our Tables?

Posted July 28th, 2011 by Sue Wagner in Politics

I went to a life-changing luncheon recently.  It was sponsored by Stonyfield and held at Restaurant Nora, the first certified organic restaurant in the U.S.  The speaker was Robyn O’Brien, who wrote the book, “The Unhealthy Truth, How Our Food is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It.” […]

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