Visit a Farm This Summer

Posted July 27th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green, Uncategorized

My last hurrah with my son before my daughter was born last August was to visit Polyface Farms in Swoope, Virginia. The little guy had watched — and loved! — the farm’s documentary video with Joel Salatin talking about his sustainable farming practices. We were members of the Polyface Yum […]

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Enjoying the Big Kid Renaissance

Posted July 26th, 2011 by Jean, a.k.a. Stimey in Parenting

It’s hard to believe, since it feels like my three children were babies just last week, but with three boys, ages six, eight and nine, I no longer have small children. I am now the parent of kids who are too big to play in the mall playland, who are […]

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Harry Potter, How I’ll Miss You

Posted July 21st, 2011 by Sandie in Entertainment, Movies

I remember the first time I saw a “Harry Potter” book. I was a senior in college, and my classmate, whose parents are English, had a copy of the U.K. edition of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” I looked at her and said something like: “How do you have […]

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Local food really is just around the corner

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Jessica Haney in Food, Green

Even if you don’t drop the word “locavore” in casual conversation, chances are you probably have caught the local food movement wave, even if only with a toe or two. From Michael Pollan to your mother, most folks agree that produce picked just hours ago and minutes away tastes a […]

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Posh Pouches: A Weapon in the War on Waste (Review)

Posted July 13th, 2011 by J.J. Newby in Green

The kids come home from school properly propagandized about the benefits of recycling and why we should be saving the Earth; and yet a significant source of our contribution to the garbage dump seems to be packing lunches and snacks.  When I go in to be a helper parent, on […]

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Secret to a Happy Summer with Teens & Tweens

Posted July 13th, 2011 by Sue Wagner in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Welcome to the Teens and Tweens channel of The DC Moms!  I’m excited to be the editor of this section where we’ll share the ups and downs of the ultimate political game — raising tweens and teens in and around our nation’s capital!  (Full disclosure: It’s not actually as bad […]

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Will Gas Prices Tank Summer Plans?

Posted July 12th, 2011 by J.J. Newby in Politics

This summer was to be my last hurrah as a stay-at-home mother.  The past two years a very intense volunteer engagement took me away from the home almost as much as a job would and The Plan has always been for me to return to my career (or, ahem, start […]

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Evernote, My Sanity Saver

Posted June 2nd, 2011 by Andrea Meyers in Tech

If the name of the software doesn’t announce its purpose clearly enough, then the elephant in the green logo lets you know that this is your organizer, message keeper, note taker, planner, journal, receipt filer—all the important stuff you don’t want to forget. I started using Evernote (free) to take […]

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The Gift of Hockey

Posted May 31st, 2011 by Jean, a.k.a. Stimey in Health, Parenting

There are so many things that my kids have taught me. They have taught me about the intensity that is motherly love. They taught me that I hate homework even more when I’m the parent of the student. They also taught me that I would do pretty much anything for […]

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