Posts Tagged ‘Children’

Photo: Tree Climbing

Washington Monument, April 8th.  © 2013 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Children Are The Future Edition

Kids R Us: Don't believe the hype about how no one can raise children without moving to the 'burbs! A new ranking from Parenting magazine declares D.C. the best city in the country to raise kids (in the latest installment of Arbitrary National Rankings we collect here). The District edged out Austin, Texas, Boston, and [...]

Georgetown’s Mystery Rat Poisoner Might Kill Your Pets Too

There's someone in Georgetown who probably thinks they are doing the area a great service by dumping rat poison around town. False.
Now Georgetown pet owners will likely be in a frenzy protecting their pooches from inhaling the pellets during their evening strolls. Before we know it, all fuzzy creatures will be extinct in Georgetown if [...]

Day Seven With the Kids in the House: How Some Parents Are Filling the Time

Before la tormenta, I'd never seen my kids turn off the TV because they were sick of watching it. That may have been the most interesting thing that's happened in my house all week. God, we are bored. My wife IM'd me a catalog of some of the stuff she's done with the kids.

CFSA Case Backlog Still Huge

In an e-mail dated August 25, Interim Director Roque Gerald confessed some bad news to Child and Family Services Agency employees: there were 1,442 cases still in the backlog.
In mid-July, the backlog stood at 1,708 cases, according to agency documents. It has been more than a month since Sharlynn Bobo resigned. Since July 14, [...]

Temper Tantrums, Revisited

The child sat on the sidewalk, his legs splayed out beneath him. This was an improvement. A few minutes ago, he was lying on the ground on his back, flailing and screaming as his mother attempted to drag him into the Metro by the arm. Now, the boy had fortified his position on his butt. [...]