You’ve never been a fan of nuts and seeds. (Too many painful memories tied to your postbaby diet.)
But you’ll definitely have a taste for Barley & Birch. The new kiddie clothing line is a collection of cream-colored tees, tanks, onesies, pants, and hats made from all-organic cotton and printed with images (like waves and palm trees) using nontoxic, water-based inks.
Everything is produced sweatshop free in the United States with at least 15 percent of profits going to wind, solar, and other projects to offset emissions, and another 15 percent going to charities, like Cocoda, to help individuals in need.
It’s good for the planet and good for your kids.
All without taking on the weight of the world.
Happy Hollow Pool
What: Cool off in the free outdoor kiddie pool that just opened in Adams Morgan.
Why: Finally an excuse to be shallow.
When: Thru Aug. 21. Mon., Wed. & Fri., noon-5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 1-6 p.m.
Where: Marie Reed Recreation Center, 18th St. & Kalorama Rd. NW (202-673-2123).
Don’t Step on a Bee Day
What: Kiddies get a free honey mini cupcake to raise awareness of the declining number of honeybees in the U.S.
Why: Won’t sting at all.
When: Fri., 6 a.m.-midnight.
Where: Buzz Bakery, 901 Slaters Ln., Alexandria (703-600-2899).
What: Pack a picnic and dine alfresco while listening to the GHZ [Gigahertz] Band.
Why: Just don’t feed the animals.
When: Thurs., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Smithsonian National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW (202-633-4800).