Archives for May 2010

$50 MasterCard Gift Card Giveaway

Giveaways rock!   Thanks so much for all your comments in April - there were officially over 200 entries for the April giveaway of a  30-minute facial at Blue Heron Wellness! (Value: $50) If you need some pampering and wellness this weekend, they're holding classes and have appointments for treatments this weekend.  Visit their site and give them a call at (301) 754-3730.And the April winner was...Lori Nicholson!For May, wow, this month I was too crazybusy to coordinate a local Read more...

Race for the Cure & Kids for the Cure Saturday June 5

Are you Racing for the Cure?  Please say yes  and save next Saturday June 5th for the annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure on the National Mall. The work that the Race does to raise money to fight breast cancer right in the DC area is incredible:Last year, the race raised $4.7 million for local education and community outreach programs to assist vulnerable populations. Thanks to a Susan G. Komen for the Cure® grant, wait times between biopsies and surgeries at the Washington Read more...

The Red Balloon at the Adventure Theatre: I Love Paris in the Springtime

The Red Balloon at the Adventure Theatre at Glen Echo is a feast for the eyes and ears for families, and the perfect way to spend a retro-fabulous Sunday. See the play + ride the carousel + play in the historic park = PERFECT WEEKEND activity with kids.The whole experience felt like a day on a Parisian movie set - we rode the antique carousel, then headed to this children's theater production based on the classic film Le Ballon Rouge. Then we ate freshly popped popcorn bought from a little Read more...

Maternity Photo Session This Weekend With Love Life Images

I miss being pregnant.And I wish that I had professional, beautiful images that captured that fleeting time in my life. I have some cute shots from my husband ... taken against a door that show a dusty vent and a cat walking by.  But they don't show me at my hot mama best, or convey how happy and special is pregnancy.If it ever happens again?  I'm going straight to Mary of Love Life Images for her to style me, light me and shoot that cute belly.If you're expecting, take advantage Read more...

Family 5K Fun Run and Unveiling of New Trail on Saturday June 5

Jennifer Chambers of Hiking Along, Northwood High School students and the Northwood Chesapeake Bay Trail project sponsors are celebrating National Trails Day, June 5th with a hike and 5K fun run.  The fun's happening at 10am - noon at Kaplan Stadium behind Northwood High School at 919 University Blvd. West in Silver Spring.They'll also be unveiling  a new green space and nature interpretive Northwood Chesapeake Bay Trail for all of us in the community to enjoy!   At 11 am, walkers Read more...

Best Mom Blogs Ever: Momz Share Attendees Rock the Write

If you're reading this you probably have a kid.  And you obviously read blogs (thanks!)But do you have a blog yourself?  Are you thinking of starting one?Then you have to get your cute self to a Momz Share event!  These great in-person networking parties just started this year, thanks to the genius of Hip As I Wanna Be's Jennifer Gerlock and Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom's Lara Di Paola.The second event was held this weekend at The Little Gym of Silver Spring (a SUPER party Read more...

Memorial Day 2010 in Washington DC With Kids

I hope that when I have teenagers my family and I will spend Memorial Day honoring those brave men and women who gave their lives in military service for our country. But with two little ones, some of these concepts are a bit over their heads.I mean, nothing ruins a solemn wreath laying ceremony like a preschooler's meltdown.But parades, carnivals, games of "Marco?"  "Polo!"Right up our alley.If like me, you're a parent of kids blissfully enjoying their country's freedoms Read more...

Washington Family 5K or 2K Fun Run (or Walk) This Weekend – Saturday May 22

Running a marathon at 6 a.m.?  Pffft. I have other ways to torture my body.  Like death by fondue.  And childbirth.Running and walking a 2K or 5K on a Saturday at the very civilized time of 9 a.m.?  With my dude and the kids? Now that's what I'm talking about.Please join me at the Rise to the Challenge 5K and 2K Fun Run (or Walk) in Silver Spring on Saturday.  The starting line is at St. John the Evangelist Church & School right off of Georgia Avenue near the Forest Glen Metro and Read more...

Twitter vs. Facebook – which big time suck do you prefer?

I recently turned 35.  It was my harshest b-day to date.  I know there's nothing you can do about it besides work to be healthy and happy but dude, it threw me into an official NOT YOUNG demographic.  But rather than waste precious time worrying about something I cannot change, on my birthday I instead wasted precious time reading all of the awesome wall posts I received on Facebook.  The return for having everyone from your past, present and online worlds wish you well and give you compliments Read more...