COVID is suffocating me I strap on my N95 mask upon entering the gym to watch my 6-year-old’s basketball game. A few minutes in, I am calm and seated, but still having a hard time catching my breath.   I am suffocating. I...
A few years ago, I was at a friend's house for a meal and we were discussing a popular mom topic: simplifying the meal schedule. She told me that she and a few other families on her block participate...
There is so much to celebrate in March! Spring is coming, so flowers are beginning to bloom. This includes the area's illustrious cherry blossoms (peak bloom is expected to be March 23rd -25th). The Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled...
Celebrating Black History Month during a pandemic can present indoor challenges. So here's a guide on how to celebrate outdoors. Many museums are closed or have limited entry, and let’s face it, sometimes scheduling advance tickets is not part of...
Find an escape from the winter cold at some of our favorite indoor spaces as they host family-friendly events that will keep you and your children warm, entertained, and enlightened. While many annual events have been cancelled due to...
It’s almost Valentine’s Day! As I get set to embark on this glitter and sugar-filled adventure with my kids, I’ve been looking for ways to celebrate that go beyond the typical cards and candy (I'll still eat plenty of...
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...
Happy New Year to you and your family! With plunging temperatures and increases in COVID positivity rates, families in the DMV may find it challenging to find ways to get out and enjoy our area this month. We have...
2021 has been a year to remember! The pandemic is still in full swing and we hope you and your family have been healthy. Through all of it, each one of us have been making the most of it...
This post was written and updated by several moms in the DC area. One of my favorite childhood memories is attending Christmas Eve services with my grandparents. We didn’t start this tradition until I was late elementary. I don’t want to...
I love personal handcrafted gifts, but I'm not a crafty, DIY kind of mom. I am typically  more of a what can I order last minute (bonus points if it's on Prime) kind of mom. So combine that with...
This is the time of year when many of us look for ways to make a positive impact on communities. We'd like to help bring a little more brightness to the lives of strangers. This year has been particularly...
I just put away my Halloween decorations and added cute turkeys to the mantel. I am still recovering from a hectic Halloween and preparing myself for a busy Thanksgiving. Then it hit me: Hanukkah is IN NOVEMBER. And it...
The Holiday Season is coming up quickly and the best way to get involved in the giving spirit is to actively participate in local charity and giving campaigns.  Last year in the height of the pandemic, our family planned...

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Spring and Summer U-Pick Produce and Farm Fun Guide

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It's time to get in nature! There are lots of ways to enjoy spring and summer with u-pick produce (including strawberry picking), markets, and...