At least twice a year, I try to do a serious "stuff" audit in our house. I take a good hard look around our place and ask myself: What stuff are we using (really using...ie has this object been...
Do you have the need... the need for mead?? Okay, maybe you don't even know what mead is... or a meadery for that matter. Think of it as going to a winery, only mead is alcohol made by fermenting honey mixed...
It's summer, AKA patio season! With kids, patio season might mean something different—maybe you bring your kids to a happy hour/early dinner on a patio, or perhaps you do a family breakfast or brunch before the rush of kids'...
Food halls seem to be the newest trend, and the DC area isn’t immune. Finding the top food halls in the DC area can be tough, as the concentration of them has increased in the past couple of years....
It’s hot out and the perfect time to treat yourself (and your kids) to ice cream! We talked to several local moms about their favorite neighborhood ice cream shops. These scoop shops have been taste-tested and are both kid...
Why do we love Organic Valley? Let us count the ways. From supporting a farmer-owned co-op of 1,700 small farms to sustainability and from premium animal care to quality taste and value, we simply love their products for our...
Summer is here, and if you haven't signed your kids up for a summer camp yet, your kids might be uttering that dreaded phrase: "I'm bored." But fear not—if you don't want your kids sitting around in front of the...
Amazon's Prime Day is almost here! If you have been eyeing something on Amazon, it's almost your chance to get the best deal. While we don't know the exact deals for Amazon Prime Day, we are spotlighting some great...
Let me start off by saying that I’ve never loved fiction. My go-to has always been murder mystery. Give me a gruesome James Patterson and I’ll be done in a few hours. Recently though, I wanted to find something just...
In this simple activity, your kids will work on their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, and color recognition. The best part of this rainbow flower craft is that you most likely have all the supplies already at home. I...
Organizing your bucket list for an epic summer of fun! Has school let out for your kids or are you excitedly counting down the days? Are you dreading the long, hot, humid days waiting for you? No matter what you're...
Father's Day is right around the corner! And we have sourced some great Father's Day gifts for dad from local, black-owned businesses.Does dad love to cook? Check out the unique spices from Calabash Tea & Tonic is the perfect Father's Day...
I love kids’ clothes. Dressing my two kids brings me joy, and I’m going to do it until they absolutely refuse! There’s a problem though. As moms know well, kids wear these adorable outfits for about two minutes before...
Kids’ consignment stores are amazing. Where else can you sell your kids’ hand-me downs, shop for gently used items at a 30-50% discount from retail, and help reduce the growing environmental impact of clothing waste? Kids' consignment is financially...

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October Family-Friendly Events Guide

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October brings an end to the summer heat and so much family fun that one guide simply does not suffice. This month's guide to...

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