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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
Last year, Hill families participated in the Eggstravaganza at Lincoln Park and community egg hunts. This year, amid the global pandemic, the Hill has a new kind of egg hunt–the window art kind, organized by the Capitol Hill Community Window Art group.
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.
Capitol Hill Kid is celebrating its first birthday. Now a toddler, Capitol Hill Kid is up on its feet and taking steps. The baby blog was born a year ago (actually March 27, but I was too tired to post yesterday). It sure has grown, and made a lot of friends, too.
If you’d like to show the Kid some birthday love, there is nothing it would like better than … Read the rest