Archives for June 2009

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at the Adventure Theatre

Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, Charlie, Sally and Snoopy - the gangs' all here at the Adventure Theatre's production of You're A Good Man, Charlie BrownThis week, celebrate the nation's birthday with an American classic, Charlie Brown. The Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo Park is putting on You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the beloved stage production of the Charles Schultz cartoon.There's an onstage band, voices trained to sound just like the ones we all remember from the cartoon holiday specials and the Read more...

Super Why Super Reader Challenge Update & Winner

As I wrote earlier this summer, my kids and I took the Super Why Super Reader Challenge. The kids had a fabulously fun time and reinforced the reading and pre-reading building blocks we work on each day.Five year old Charlie gained more confidence in his sounding out and sight reading abilities. Three year old Eve pleased herself by her savvy letter knowledge and problem solving. I enjoyed that when posing to the kids that we be Super Readers for five days, the kids' limited TV watching became Read more...

Admin Stuff

Before APISS, freelance work and service to two pint-sized bosses, I spent a good amount of time at desk jobs. Although the skills needed for the administrative assistanty stuff and the marketing geek and ghostwriter gigs differed, the goals were always the same:Please the peeps. Give 'em what they want.Now you guys are my bosses. You deserve a website that pleases you and efficiently gives you the information you need. To that end, I've made some changes around here:Improved search: Type something Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Strathmore’s Backyard Theater, Every Thursday in July

Charlie playing in the sculpture garden near the Mansion at StrathmoreUPDATE: The winner of the Strathmore Backyard Theater tickets is Megan E!Strathmore has a summer gift for you and your child: Innovative family performances every Thursday in July at both 9:30 and 11:30 am. Called the Backyard Theater and held outdoors on the Mansion lawn 'neath a nifty tent, families bring blankets and low chairs and take in the special performances for just $6 per adult and big kid (kids under 3 are free, Read more...

SUNDAY: Buy Local Silver Spring Block Party

This Sunday June 28 from 1-4pm rain or shine, you and your family have a mission, if you choose to accept it:Head to Arts Alley, off of Georgia Avenue behind Mayorga Coffee, in downtown Silver Spring for a rocking, free indoor-outdoor neighborhood celebration,The Buy Local Silver Spring Block Party!Here's what's happening: Interactive Art Projects for Kids and Adults with Pyramid Atlantic Fire engine and ambulance tours thanks to Montgomery County Fire and ResHook and Ladder Beer Garden Read more...

Guest Post By Katya of Bethesda Rookie: Review of Hiking Along

Bethesda Rookie's daughter and hubs exploring the creekbankGuest poster Katya Marin is a working mom living in Bethesda with her husband Mike May, her daughter Kyra and her stepsons Gavin and Max. When she has time, she blogs about local life at Bethesda Rookie.When my daughter was born I joined a PACE group to get out of the house and meet some other mommies and babies. This summer our babies are turning two, and we enlisted Jennifer Chambers of Hiking Along to lead us on a collective birthday excursion. Read more...

Feed Me, Don’t Leave Me

I use almost all Google software on this site, which is usually wonderful. Reasonable, user-friendly, I normally have no complaints.However, Google's Super Pac Man acquistions of Blogger and then Feedburner and how they now all work together have made a big mess out of some of the RSS feeds. I was one of the lucky ones, yay!That's why if you get your dose of APISS via e-mail you got a whole lotta loving whorishly dumped in your in-boxes all at once this weekend, rather than decently doled out throughout Read more...

Mourning the Metro Crash, Updates on Washington Post’s ‘Get There’

The Post is housing all articles and info compiled about the crash, tomorrow's commute and streaming video on 'Get There' - the transportation section of the Post online.I sincerely hope that you all have been able to connect with your friends and family. My deepest sympathy if your news has not been good. I know we're all thinking about those six persons that died, their families, and the 76 or so persons that were injured (50 of whom are "walking wounded," according to Mayor Fenty's press conference.)We're Read more...

Saturday Rainy Day Solution: Discounted Family Yoga at Blue Heron

Today from 3:30-4:30pm, Blue Heron Wellness in Silver Spring is offering their celebrated parent/child yoga class for a reduced rate. Spaces are still available at just $20/Adult w/1 child, $5 for each additional child (that's a $10 or $15 savings.) My kids and I have taken this class and it is somehow both stimulating and relaxing. It's a fun hour and I recommend it. Call 301-754-3730 to reserve your space. Blue Heron Wellness10723B Columbia Pike Silver Spring, Maryland 20901 Behind Trader Joe'sThanks Read more...