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Blue Fern Travel’s Five Favorites- Ways to Support DC Moms This Spring

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As a mom-owned business, we understand the added pressure to succeed in work and at home. We wanted to put together a guide on how you can celebrate mom this May and support other moms in the process. Because if motherhood has taught me one thing, it’s multi-tasking!

 

Here are Blue Fern Travel’s Five Favorite Ways to Support DC Moms: 

 

1. The Gift of Play with The Lane Social Club

Location: 1408 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Social Handle: @thelanesocialclub 

For the mom with the little ones, The Lane Social Club is an amazing place filled with rock walls, toys, rope courses and classes for the kids and also an amazing community of parents who also want to have some fun and well…socialize! Rachel and Molly realized how hard parenting can be and wanted to create a space where families could all come together and just enjoy themselves. 

We Suggest: Open Play Reservation gives parents an hour and 45 minutes to let the kiddos run wild and for them to meet up with parents as well! 

2. The Gift of a Good Book with Mahogany Books

a living room filled with furniture and a book shelf

Location:  1231 Good Hope Rd., S.E., Washington, DC 20020

Social Handle: @mahoganybooks 

 If the past year has taught me anything, it’s the importance of rest. One of my favorite rituals of self-care is picking up a new read from one of DC’s many independently owned bookstores. One of our favorites is Mahogany Books. Inspired by their own daughter Mahogany, Ramunda and Derrick Young wanted to showcase literature about Black culture. They started as an online shop in 2007 and opened a beautiful shop in Anacostia in 2017 which boasts events and a community give-back program to inspire others to read. 

We Suggest: This adorable Black Books Matter tote filled with a gift card or a staff pick! Or can we suggest a preorder of another favorite mom of ours- Christine Platt’s “The Afrominimalist’s Guide to Living with Less”  

3. The Gift of Relaxation with Calabash Tea and Tonic

a person holding a wine glass

photo credit Phil Harris

Location: Shaw- 1847 7th Street NW, Washington, DC & Brookland- 2701 12th Street NE, Washington, DC 

Social Handle: @calabashtea

Sunyatta Amen knows just what mom needs to slow down and take care of herself. Let her team at Calabash Tea and Tonic curate a gift fit to heal and restore. Their recipes have all been developed through five generations of herbal practice and you can taste the quality and love in each sip.

We Suggest: For moms-to-be we love Baby Love which supports gut health and relaxation and for everyone looking to relax we love brewing up a cup of Cool Like Dat to unwind. 

4. The Gift for the Sweet Tooth with Sticky Fingers

Location: 1370 Park Road NW, Washington, DC 20010 

Social Handle: @stickyfingersdc

Doron Petersan is on a mission to make vegan desserts taste amazing and we think she’s figured it out! She opened Sticky Fingers in 1999 and quickly made waves, evening winning Food Network’s Cupcake Wars All Stars! (and being the first vegan bakery to do so) She offers decadent treats in the shop and virtual classes that let you in on the fun! 

We Suggest: Sticky Finger’s Mothers Day Brunch Kit is the perfect present to upgrade your breakfast-in-bed tradition. 

5. The Gift of a Ethically Sourced Flowers with Little Acre Flowers

a bouquet of flowers in a vase on a table

Location: online shopping only

Social Handle: @littleacreflowers

Tobie Whitman has loved flowers since she was a little girl and when looking for a career change from non-profits she turned to floral design. She loved creating floral pieces of art but was not satisfied with how the flowers were imported. She created Little Acre Flowers as a way to provide beautiful floral bouquets and plants that are locally grown and arranged daily. 

We Suggest: The Little Acre Flowers team curated Mother’s Day arrangements but their daily arrangements are beautiful as well. 

BONUS! The gift of experience with Blue Fern Travel 

A mom-owned business ourselves, we love sharing the stories of the neighborhoods and businesses that call them home. If you’re still at a loss for what to get that mom on your list, how about a gift card for one of our Fork Tours! U Street for the music lover in your life, Georgetown for the one that loves the hometown gossip, and Old Town Alexandria for the budding photographer and foodie. 

We hope you look at our Five Favorite Ways to Support DC Moms as a way to support moms this month and everyday of the year.

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