7 MarLeave a Comment
I know it is tough to think about summer with yards still covered in snow, but our schedules (and sanity!) this summer depend on finding great care and camps for our kids. Here are four fabulous summer resources I recommend.
- free listings to help you find that summer sitter, lawn mower, or administrative intern
- online video chat so employers and students can screen each other before investing the time for an in-person meeting
- student privacy – students will not put their personal information (name, phone, address) anywhere on the site, so they can wait until a private conversation before releasing their info to a “screened” employer
- social media integration – anyone who uses the hashtag #myfirstjob will have their picture on the FORCE homepage
Childcare in Silver Spring/Burtonsville/Olney
Wee Friends Daycare, Alice’s favorite place to hang and my go-to when I need a daycare provider, has room! Full-time and part time options are available for infants-school age kids. In the summer they take field trips and play in the beautiful backyard and school room. Check out my exhaustive post on this fabulous local, loving day care, and contact owner and educator Kathy Peter at email@example.com for complete information.
Wee Friends Daycare Tuition and Hours of Operation
Wee Friends Daycare Facebook Page
Make/Believe Summer Art Camps
Make/Believe will be running three summer camps this summer in Chevy Chase and Bethesda for ages 6-12. These summer art labs are full of expansive projects such as the making of 3D glasses, forts, animation, and more. Kids will be introduced to a number of contemporary artists and concepts, and work both independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects that include drawing, painting, sculpting, fabricating, writing, and even video production.
June 23 – June 27 at Bradley Hills Elementary; 9am – 12pm
June 23 – June 27 at Chevy Chase Elementary; 1:15pm – 4:15pm
July 14 – July 18 at Bradley Hills Elementary; 1:15pm – 4:15pm
Victory Basketball: Summer Basketball Camp at Sand Spring Friends School
Victory Basketball Camp is hosted by SSFS Varsity Head Coach Carl Parker. They are offering programs for boys and girls going into 3rd – 6th grade and 7th – 10th grade. Dates: June 30- July 3, August 4-8, August 11-15, August 17-22. Through quality training, classroom instruction, and competitive play, spend your summer developing the skills to be the best. For more information contact Coach Carl Parker at Carl.Parker@SSFS.org or 301.
What is your favorite summer activity or child care resource? Leave in the comments!
6 Mar 10 Comments
One family will WIN 4 tickets to the opening night show at the Verizon Center! All families can get tickets 50 percent off on opening night! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming back to town! Built to Amaze, a circus engineered by the Greatest Show on Earth, will be in the … Read More...
5 Mar Leave a Comment
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by greeNEWit. All opinions and experiences are my own. Did you know that each month on our Maryland utility bills, we pay into a service that most of us never utilize? And that once we do use it, we receive loads of home upgrade products as well as save … Read More...
3 Mar Leave a Comment
I know many of us have been spending a good deal of time in our PJs, what with all of the crazy snowed-in days. So why not wear them out of the house with your daughters on Saturday night for a great cause? Tigerlily Foundation Pajama Glam Party Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 … Read More...
28 Feb Leave a Comment
I am enormously proud to be working with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) as a blogger consultant to this incredible non-profit that serves local families, children and museums throughout the country. The best perk of my helping out a bit is the chance to check out their offerings for … Read More...
27 Feb 1 Comment
An event close to my heart which I passionately recommend to families is happening this spring, Runway Moms for the Cause. Runway Moms for a Cause (RMFC) is a fashion show and gala which raises funds for non-profit organizations. The beneficiary of the May 8, 2014 show is Kidsave International, … Read More...
19 Feb Leave a Comment
BOLD. PROVOCATIVE. DYNAMIC. February 21 - March 8 The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival from February 21 - March 8, 2014 is a unique all-arts festival which brings together more than 100 performing groups over eight days to offer intersections of music, theatre, dance, film, opera and spoken … Read More...
14 Feb Leave a Comment
Although Thursday's Disney On Ice shows at the Verizon Center had to be canceled due to the snowstorm (full refunds or exchanges were granted to Thursday ticket holders), the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday shows are ON! This is a fab, and very apropos way to find some indoor family fun during … Read More...
14 Feb Leave a Comment
I was honored to be asked to review an interesting new parenting book for the Washington Independent Review of Books. All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood is written by Jennifer Senior, a contributing editor at New York Magazine. Unlike traditional parenting tomes that focus on … Read More...
14 Feb 3 Comments
This snow is CRAZY, right? I have been researching things for families to do this Friday, but we are firmly snowed in in a neighborhood that has not been plowed. I was wondering what your situation is after the storm as I work on Presidents' Day activity posts. If you could hit one of the … Read More...