Archives for December 2009

Field Research

This week between Christmas and New Year's, posting will be light as my husband's taken the week off and the whole family and I are personally visiting lots of new places of hands-on learning and entertainment.  In the meantime, here are some more links of ideas for your own discoveries this week:Venture to a free nature center you haven't yet tried out, maybe the Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium, National Wildlife Visitor Center or other local nature center (scroll down for link Read more...

Washington, DC Winter Break Camps

Winter Break Cooking Camp for Kids Monica Corrado, whole food chef and holistic nutrition educator teams up again with award-winning musician and visual artist Rachel Cross for a winter break cooking camp for children. The children will learn all about real food and healthy eating through the food they cook, the art they create and the songs they write, sing, record and perform. Check out this article on their summer cooking camp.  WHEN: Monday through Thursday, December 28-31, 9am-3pm WHERE: Read more...

JS-Kit Echo Live Doesn’t Save Users Emails or List Comment Text on the Dashboard

FINAL UPDATE:By publicly complaining on Twitter about my problems and questions with Echo, I received excellent, personal customer service from JS-Kit executives Chris Saad, Khris Loux and Philippe Cailloux.I learned that there was nothing wrong with my Echo transition from Haloscan.  Echo just doesn't store all the same data on their dashboard as Haloscan. Echo Live does not store text from comments on the dashboard, only on your site beneath your posts.Echo Live does not give blog owners the Read more...

Last Minute Gift Guides & Giveaways on APISS Reviews

Stuck inside due to multiple feet of snow but you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet?  Looking for a last minute gift that will get there by Christmas...with free shipping?   Come on over to my product review site APISS Reviews for some great (well, I think they're good) ideas, giveaways and special coupon deals too!And if you live in the United States, you'll also have the chance to receive before Christmas a free copy of two DVD gift packs from Walt Disney Home Entertainment:  Read more...

See Mom Run Book Tour – Two Fun Events Tonight & Tomorrow

 Here are two fun local events to promote the hilarious book of essays by busy moms like us, See Mom Run.  I'm currently in the middle of this collection, and though I NEVER use the acronym LOL, I have to admit I have vocalized my amusement with these witty women's writings whilst reading.  With essay titles like Do You Know the Muffin Top and The Tooth Fairy, The Torah, and Me, and authors like editor/contributor Beth Feldman and crackup queen Crafty Mama Abby Pecoriello, are Read more...

Free Tickets to Did You Hear About the Morgans Thursday Night

What are you doing tomorrow night, because I have 100 tickets (50 admit-two passes) to a free pre-screening to Did Your Hear About the Morgans?, a romantic comedy with Sarah Jessica Parker and Hugh Grant. The fun happens tomorrow night, Thursday December 17 at AMC Mazza Gallerie in Chevy Chase.  NEW GIVEAWAY PROCEDURESend me an email titled Morgans to apissgiveaways@gmail.com ASAP and I'll send the first respondents tickets (and then post here when they're all gone.)Here's the official film Read more...

New Year’s Eve in Silver Spring, Grand Opening of Great Kids Village Silver Spring & Giveaways of Tickets!

WINNERS ARE Debbie, Ginger, Patti, Kenann of My Grandma Was Green and Muriel.   This announcement is triple-awesome.  First, now we families have a kid-friendly party to attend on New Year's Eve - no tux rental or babysitter booking required.  And I have FIVE family four packs of free tickets to giveaway to you guys to this party!  And in 2010, there's a great open gym and playspace (and birthday party locale) opening in Silver Spring we can all enjoy: Great Kids Village Read more...

Free Pizza In Silver Spring Tonight!

Today, Tuesday December 15, is Flippin’ Pizza’s Grand Opening in Silver Spring, and from 4-7 p.m., everyone gets TWO delicious NY-style pizza slices and a drink....for free!  Choose cheese or pepperoni, and experience the pizza that was voted the Best Pizza in DC by The Washingtonian in 2009.  And get out of cooking tonight, woot woot! Flippin’ Pizza Silver Spring 8517 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20901 Across from the Discovery Building Offer is limited to one per person, Read more...

Polarn O. Pyret Great Kids Clothes Trunk Show – Exclusive Invite!

Polarn O. Pyret is hosting a trunk show in Chevy Chase this Thursday December 17 from noon - 8pm.  There'll be refreshments, goodies and super duper deals on these fabulous outfits for kids, babies and expectant mamas too.  They'll have special deals on winter outerwear, which is KEY since so many of our local stores are totally out of kids' coats, fleeces, snow pants, rain gear, gloves, hats, etc.If you don't yet know Polarn O. Pyret, it is Sweden's leading children's wear brand currently Read more...