Summer Camps 2021: It’s On!

Wow! There are a lot of options for camp this summer–arts, outdoor adventures, coding, drama, yoga. I ran through my outdated list of summer camps and found all of those that are registering now (or soon) for in-person camp this summer. At the bottom, I have listed camps that ran in the past but haven’t yet updated with 2021 info.

Camps Registering Now or Soon:

Adventure Camp DC (Mr. Tony’s): Mr. Tony’s is offering … Read the rest

Black Lives Matter: Anti-Racism Resources for Parents

“Black Lives Matter” message found at Kingman Island today

Capitol Hill Kid believes that Black Lives Matter. I believe that Black Lives Matter. My heart goes out to my black neighbors and those raising black children. I want better for the generation we are raising. I want to do better myself. Over the past week, I have felt encouraged by the anti-racism resources that I have seen shared by my child’s teachers, local librarians and … Read the rest

Weekend Notes: More Scavenger Hunts; Parks Reopen

Look for Brandt and pick up a new scavenger hunt this Sunday, noon-3 p.m., at Lincoln Park.

Two family-friendly happenings this weekend: Ravens Duet is offering new scavenger hunts, and DC parks are reopened as of today (Friday). I nearly called this a Weekend Roundup, but hesitated to return to that feature of normal times, because DC is still in a public health emergency, and I hope you all stay safe. The following are … Read the rest

Social Distance Diary, Day 74: Running Into the Unknown

Bridge to Kingman Island

I didn’t keep up with my Social Distance Diary. I did entries for Day 6, Day 8 and Day 10, and then I lost the energy–and I’m sure you know why. When given a small, kid-free block of time (he’s finally freaking asleep!), we face sad choices, like: Shower or sleep? Zoom with friends or sleep? Clean kitchen or sleep? Blog or sleep? You can see how the … Read the rest

10 Marvelous Mother’s Day Menus on the Hill (Plus 3 More Ideas)

Mother’s Day brunch by Emilie’s

You can treat mom to an awesome Mother’s Day restaurant meal this weekend (pickup or delivery), but you may need to plan ahead. Some of the following restaurants have specified deadlines on Wednesday or Thursday for pre-orders, and availability may be limited. This list focuses on restaurants on Capitol Hill. Note that some are offering hot, ready-to-eat meals, while others are offering heat-and-serve or meal kits. Call the restaurants with … Read the rest

Mother’s Day, Delivered: 10 Lovely (and Local) Ideas

Give mom a gorgeous bouquet from local florist Fleurs DC.

Since no one is sure what day of the week it is, a friendly reminder: Mother’s Day is coming up on May 10, a week from tomorrow. As we are all (painfully) aware, moms have it especially tough this year. Mother’s Day won’t be quite the same, but it can still be special. To that end, here are 10 ideas for treating superhero moms while … Read the rest

“Paula and the Pandemic”: Explaining Social Distance to Preschoolers

In “Paula and the Pandemic,” a little girl watches a flower grow from a seed while missing her best friend.

“I have been in this house forever!” my frustrated 3-year-old complained earlier this week. It was a good time to introduce him to “Paula and the Pandemic,” a sweet children’s book that I discovered through a recommendation on Moms on the Hill (MOTH).

The story follows Paula, a little girl who struggles when she is … Read the rest

Paint and Plant With Home Garden Kits for Kids

Makeshift partnered with Bloompop to create Home Garden Kits for kids.

Here’s a fun idea to entertain the kids, brought to you by Makeshift, the local art-and-music workshop: paint and plant with a Home Garden Kit. Makeshift partnered with Bloompop to create the kits for kids, which include succulents and mosses, pot, specialized potting mix, craft paint and paintbrush.

Use the promo code MAKESHIFT to get $15 off each kit in your order. The kits … Read the rest

“Solo Streaking”: New Social-Distance Trend?

Close the blinds, avert your eyes! “Solo streaking”–the trend of running while nude–has hit Capitol Hill just as the mayor’s stay-at-home order goes into effect. Residents have reported sightings of runners wearing only a smile at Lincoln Park, Eastern Market and even the Supreme Court.

Combining fresh air, exercise and joie de vivre, running al fresco appears consistent with the spirit, at least, of the mayor’s order, which specifies that individuals may leave … Read the rest