MOM OF THE MOMENT: MONICA G. SAKALA
Monica G. Sakala is a very busy woman. “I am a freelance writer and blogger. I author my own parenting blog, Wired Momma, and contribute to Huffington Post and Washingtonian Magazine. In addition, I am a public affairs professional and run my own digital media consulting company. My clients range from a university to an American-run hospital in Haiti to D.C. trade associations. I specialize in high-level media relations and social media strategy,” she tells us.
Though she has a lot on her plate, she loves to spend time with her two daughters (Emma, 7, and Sophie, 4) in Washington, D.C. “The city is a strong cultural and arts city. There are so many people from all over the world living here exposing kids to a variety of cultures. We have free museums, a free zoo and endless theater and arts events for kids,” she says.
"Founding Farmers started as a date night place for us and has morphed into a family brunch spot, because their sustainable and local food practices woo children too," says Amy Goodman. Located just three blocks from the White House, Founding Farmers celebrates the rich history behind American cooking by using sustainably farmed, grown and harvested American food.READ MORE
Since its start in 1891, Glen Echo park has played many roles. Originating as a chautauqua, Glen Echo later became an amusement park and eventually what it is today—a national park. Harking back to its chautauqua era, Glen Echo presents a variety of activities in dance, theater, visual arts, and environmental education. Glen Echo is also home to the 93-year-old Dentzel Carousel.READ MORE
Chartreuse & Co.
Offering a great selection of furniture and home décor, Chartreuse & Co. is a go-to for people who love a rustic, country style. “If you love French-country décor and finding interesting pieces at great prices, then Chartreuse & Co. is not to be missed. Granted, any barn with a chandelier in it and great furniture immediately becomes my happy place,” says Monica G. Sakala.READ MORE