21 Nov 2013

Thanksgiving Baskets for Neighbors in Need

              Are you cooking for Thanksgiving? Or giving thanks that someone else is commandeering the kitchen? Either way, pack an extra bag with all the fixings while you’re loading up your cart at the grocery store. You can make a big difference to what’s on the table in the […]


30 Nov 2012

School Information Night is THIS SUNDAY

Ah, the life of a parent: the first few years you are sleep-deprived and covered in spit-up, and you are also routinely suffocated by diapers and inadequacies. And then the little darlings get older and you’re so happy they finally let you live, but then you discover that they HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL AND […]


16 Nov 2011

Things We Take for Granted: Not Just Chit Chat on Hill Listservs

First there were chickens, and now there are opossums. Canine-related disagreements will always rise to the occasion if a little passion and defensiveness is called for. Triscuits and Melba toast might one day give crackers a run for their money. The listservs of Capitol Hill thrive, in all their messy, mean, thoughtful, boisterous, inane and […]


11 Nov 2011

Hill School Information Night Next Tuesday at Hill Center

Hundreds of parents are expected at the annual Mothers on the Hill (MOTH) School Information Night Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Hill Center. For a view into the high stakes drama of choosing educational programs and schools on the Hill, watch the bevy of anxious parents that’s sure to gather and plot […]


29 Nov 2010

MoTH School Information Night

Now in its ninth year, the Hill School Information Night is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, December 1 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Eastern Market North Hall.  Produced by Moms on the Hill (MoTH), the evening is set up for casual information gathering from Hill and area schools, daycares, child care centers, playgroups, […]