• You can’t control the shifting seasons but if the thought of missing your weekly farmers’ market shopping trip sends you into the doldrums, we have a solution for you. Try a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership!

    Fall for a CSA! The Antidote to Farmers’ Market Withdrawal

    September 28, 2017 Pat

    How it works In the CSA model, community members pay a local farm or farm co-op for a share at the start of the growing season. This payment guarantees the shareholder a portion of the season’s bounty through weekly or bi-weekly produce shares. Members can also buy into other products such as grass-fed beef, free…

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  • Show and Tell: Take a Day Trip to Shenandoah Valley

    November 19, 2013 Pat

    Just because kiddo’s school year is in full swing, doesn’t mean you have to reign in your road trip wanderlust! You can still hit the road on the weekends and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is the perfect destination. The Valley stretches a couple of hundred miles from Winchester in the north down to Roanoke in the…

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  • 4 Tips for Planning a Labor-Free Labor Day Party in DC

    July 26, 2013 Pat

    Before you bring on the tears and mourn the last days of sunshine, it’s time for one final shindig! Since Labor Day pays tribute to the American worker, no one should have to labor on this holiday, and that includes you, Ms./Mr. party host. Need some help? Here are 5 stress-free party-planning tips. Keep it…

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  • Get Cooking: How to Plan a DIY Cooking Camp

    July 2, 2013 Pat

    We’re all about getting our kids in the kitchen—appreciating real ingredients, broadening their palates, building math skills, and observing chemistry in action—so sending them to camp to learn how to cook for a week sounds like a super idea…until you find out how much it costs (think $200 to $300 per week plus a supply…

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  • Ready, Set, Dunk: Where to Score the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

    May 6, 2013 Pat

    Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! And there’s no better way to celebrate than to chomp down on America’s favorite cookie, the chocolate chip cookie. For the sake of our dear readers, we did the legwork and sussed out some of Seattle’s best chocolate chip cookies from local bakeries. Our list has something for everyone, from…

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  • Your Ultimate Washington D.C Guide: Where to Stay, Play & Eat

    March 6, 2013 Pat

    Sure, our nation’s capital may conjure up memories of dusty museums and towering government buildings, but the city is surprisingly kid-friendly and chock full of fun history that is much more exciting than what you may remember from your high school history class aka snooze-fest. So whether you live in the D.C. Metro area and…

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  • Lettuce Tell ‘Ya: 4 Books to Build a Love of Vegetables

    March 2, 2013 Pat

    You’ve pureed them into pesto and snuck them into sauté, so why not stack veggies up on your bookshelf too? We’ve rounded up 4 inspiring books to get your little carrots into a vegtastic frame of mind. Scroll down for our picks. Veggies with Wedgies by Todd H. Doodler There’s one surefire way to get your…

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  • Where to Spot Your First Bald Eagle

    January 14, 2013 Pat

    It’s that time of the year again when parents all over the Puget Sound area are wishing they could make like a black bear and hibernate through the cold, dreary winter months. Or at least that their cubs would. But for those times when cabin fever sets in and your kiddos are running rampant with…

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