DC's Rankings In March 2021, YouGov released a survey ranking the 50 states in the U.S.  According to the results of this survey, Americans ranked Washington DC #51, the worst state (well, we are technically not even a state but that...
As a mother of children ranging from 18 to 3 years old, celebrating a holiday of any kind can run the gamut. They are often lovingly chaotic, and there are elements I do forget. I try to make sure...
Disney's 60th animated movie Encanto, with its brilliant colors and fabulous music, shows us the family Madrigal's journey of acceptance and healing. It also teaches us the importance of mental wellness for all family members. Upon watching the film,...
With so many amazing children's books out there, it can be challenging to select which books will capture both you and your little one without taking home half of the library! After many years of reading books to young...
  Badlands is a new nature-inspired play space and interactive environment in Rockville, MD where children can take risks, succeed at challenging themselves, and find their own way.  The space is simply amazing and provides plenty to keep kids ages 2-13 busy for...
We met when we were deep in the trenches of first-time motherhood, brought together by proximity and the shared birth years of our children. In those days, life was an endless cycle of sleepless nights, nursing babies, and toddlers...
Crayons are a creative staple in my household. If the plethora of dinosaurs, electronic gadgets, and books ever got boring (and apparently, they do) the kids will pull out the crayons. I love crayons because they can be used...
When I got to college, I discovered step aerobics. I lost the freshman 15 (despite lots of cheesy crust pizza, a Ben and Jerry's on campus and cafeteria Magic Bars) because I found something active that I enjoyed doing....
For many families, getting healthy meals into their kids’ lunch boxes can be a challenge. Just getting the kids fed and dressed in the morning sometimes feels like a herculean task. Who has time to cut fresh fruit and...
This is a guest post from Andrea Powell. Walking alongside my five year old daughter as we explore the National Zoo, I treasure the delight that makes her lips curve into a huge toothless grin when she sees her favorite...
My daughter asked me a couple weeks ago whether I could take off the summer to play with her.  I laughed and said no.  I told her that I needed and wanted to work.  That made me reflect on...
You might be asking yourself how breastfeeding could be an act of resistance? A political act. A statement. You might be wondering how the simple act of feeding your baby could be anything beyond providing nutrition. The Statistics with Breastfeeding...
The Washington, DC area is full of amazing moms: working moms, stay-at-home moms, single moms, moms of multiples, foster moms, adoptive moms, etc. We want to highlight some of those moms like Essi Bossaide! Each month we will feature...
Here's a little fact about me: I LOVE grocery shopping. It's fun with my kids, and it's even more fun when I'm shopping solo. There is something very therapeutic about it for me. Grocery budgeting, on the other hand,...

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5 Top Meaderies in the DMV

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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...