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Five Things for Today: April 6, 2020


1. CDC instructions on wearing cloth face coverings and making them. And here is a quick video tutorial on making your own with a bandana and hair bands. This article about the best materials for a mask is good to read, too.

2. Check out all the virtual events The Lane (Anti) Social Club is offering this week. The play and hang out space in Ivy City had its doors open for only one month before social distancing began. While you can’t visit the awesome space, you can still be part of the virtual community, enjoy their programming, and support a new business through their virtual activities. It’s a pay what you can model, so it’s accessible to all, but donations are greatly appreciated.

3. KID Museum has some cool, free Make It! projects online. They also just launched Make It! Plus — live, interactive programming led by their Maker Educators, geared toward kids in Kindergarten – 4th grade and delivered to you at home. Cost is $20/member, $24/nonmember, and the next session is Tuesday, April 7 at 1pm.

4. If your children are anxious about this topsy turvy time we’re in, this NY Times piece has four good tips to help.

5. I usually read The Mom Edit for fashion tips, but they’ve been adapting some of their content and newsletter a bit lately with things like this round-up of favorite family board games. (I’m partial to Shana’s recs because we also love Anomia, and she mentions our fave, Rummikub.)



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Five Things for Today: April 5, 2020

Game on.


1. Like many families, we’ve been doing a lot of board game playing. Just One is really fun and light — more collaborative than competitive and lots of laughs.

2. Who’s up for Sunday brunch?

3. A fun project with the kids: Grow a vegetable (and fruit) garden with your own scraps! More tips here.

4. If you’re celebrating Passover this coming week, here’s a brisket recipe to try (and a sweet story about family traditions).

5. Omg, the cuteness!

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Five Things for Today: April 4, 2020



1. The Greater DC Diaper Bank continues to do amazing, impactful work. In response to COVID-19, they have partnered with several other basic need provider organizations around the area to ensure all families have what they need during this tough time and have created Diaper Need Hubs, a place where families can get food and diapers at one location. In the last 10 days, they have distributed 500,000 diapers! The Diaper Bank needs support to keep this important work going. Please consider making a contribution to help them help others.

2. These virtual tours with 360-degree views of some of our nationals parks are really cool.

3. Foublie, founded by a local mom, is full of ideas for free food-based activities with young children. The guides are designed by child health, nutrition, and development experts and tested by their favorite “threenagers.” Each week, they add more recipes, crafts, and cooking lessons. Sign up to receive the guides here.

4. Stories of all kinds of workers on the coronavirus front lines.

5. Woohoo, Saturday night! Hence, Vulture’s list of 100 best movies on Netflix right now. (Most are for adults, but you’ll see a few family flicks, too.)

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Five Things for Today: April 3, 2020

The Stew


1. If you’ve never made Spiced Chickpea Stew With Coconut and Turmeric (aka The Stew), the oh-so-yummy concoction by Alison Roman, I recommend giving it a go. We first made it about a year ago when the recipe was all over social media and have cooked it several times since — our whole family loves it. Not only is it super tasty, the bright yellow color with pops of greens makes it a happy meal to eat. πŸ˜‹ (If you can’t access the recipe on NYT Cooking, go here.) What are some of your favorite things to cook? Feel free to share recipes in the comments!

2. Love the results of this museum challenge. Perhaps it can be adapted for a fun family art adventure at home, too.

3. Sandy Spring Adventure Park has a Looking Forward sale going on. Navigating ropes courses in the trees sounds like a fantastic activity for when all of this over. (Read more about the adventure, one of our faves, here.)

4. Local theatres that enrich our lives with performing arts are among the many industries that have been hit hard by these coronavirus circumstances. TheatreWashington has an emergency relief fund to help professionals in the community who are without work right now. (You can also contribute directly to your favorite theatre — just go to the website and look for donation instructions.)

5. Another story time with a celebrity — this time with Samuel L. Jackson. (Btw, just seeing that it’s him should be warning enough that it’s not for kids. πŸ˜‰)

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