Archives for September 2010

Tickets All Gone to SECRETARIAT Exclusive Advance Screening Wednesday October 6th in Silver Spring

UPDATE: All tickets are now gone.  Thank you all!I have 150 spaces to the exclusive, free advance screening of Secretariat on Wednesday October 6th in downtown Silver Spring at the Regal Magestic at 7:30pm. This film is rated PG, family-friendly and produced by Disney.The question you should probably ask yourself is not whether your child is mature enough to hear the word "ass", but whether he or she is mature enough to follow the story and not become so bored and whiny the experience Read more...

Making the Decision to Begin Therapy

Cindy Kim, LICSW is a licensed independent clinical social worker providing individual, group, couples, and family therapy in the Washington, DC area. She serves children, adolescents and adults across a broad cultural spectrum. Her full bio and philosophies on therapy can be found on her website, Cindy Kim Therapy. Read on for her insights for parents and families new to therapy who may be considering seeking professional assistance.Making the Decision to Begin Therapy for Your Child Read more...

Fall Fashion Picks – What This Cheapskate Is Buying To Look Cute

Thanks to all of you who emailed me that you have liked my style picks in the past. I'm flattered! Hey, a few emails is all the prompting I need to talk about shopping.Favorite Fall Boots: Flat Suede High Boots from The Loft $158 I love how these are real leather, flat for running around with the kids, can accommodate my wide calves, have the over-the-knee option for a long lean knee-less line with skirts, and the fold-over the top option too.  This is a great deal if you receive one of Read more...

Dream Dinners in Silver Spring Free Tasting & Sale on Saturday!

I love Dream Dinners in Silver Spring. You know, the only meal assembly store in Montgomery County, where you come in and either make a series of healthy meals all at once, or call ahead and have the staff make them for you, or drop by their store and purchase pre-made meals from their freezer.What?  You haven't heard of it? Honey, it's truly a dream come true.Sure, I love to cook. But having healthy, easy, pre-made meals ready to go in my freezer and fridge are perfect for the nights when Read more...

Corn Festival at Crumland Farms on Sunday Sept. 26

Fall is officially here.  How do I know? Because The Crumland Farms Corn Festival is this weekend!  The fun begins on Sunday, September 26th at Crumland Farms in Frederick, MD.They've got a corn maze (there's a new design every year), a pumpkin patch, Haunted Woods, pedal karts, a corntastic playground, farm animals you can feed, um, CORN and more.Sunday also has live music (the bands: Frederick Rock School, Denim N Lace, Julienne Irwin of America's Got Talent, and Walkins Welcome), Read more...

Summers Farm Adventure in Frederick Opens Saturday Sept. 25th – Guest Post by Tricia Scharnberger

This is a re-post of an awesome guest post by Tricia Scharnberger, a supermom of two in Kensington who loves finding fun, educational activities for her family. She's always got the latest and greatest ideas for fun outings. She REALLY needs to start a blog!!!Here's some great pumpking patch info: my family and I love  Summers Farm Adventure in Frederick, MD. It is by far the best farm in the area we have visited for fall festival fun. There are so many things for the kids to do, Read more...

National Book Festival on Saturday

The National Book Festival will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between 3rd and 7th streets from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The event is fabulous, fun and FREE. OK, I'll tell it to you straight: Not only is the event free, you and your child will leave Book Fest heavy with free books and handouts and goodies.Fun for families includes Children's and Teen Pavillions - Rosemary Wells of the "Max and Ruby" series fame and Katherine Paterson of Bridge to Read more...

Sunday Lego Event to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

This Sunday, September 26 at Westfield Montgomery Mall, teams of  kids ages 6-14  can register to create Lego houses to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, and families are invited to come watch the Lego-tastic fun!It's $25 to register at www.habitat-mc.org, a donation that goes straight to Habitat for Humanity. Participants receive free t-shirts and gift bags from sponsors.WATCHING the fun is totally free however, and families can enjoy other activities including booths Read more...

Spot’s Birthday Party at Adventure Theatre: A play for kids, for a great cause

Theater targeted for children as young as one year and up to elementary? YES! That's the beauty of Spot's Birthday Party at Adventure Theatre, opening this weekend! You can introduce your children to the joy of attending plays before they can even walk. It's just for them! And every child who attends this show will receive a special birthday hat and surprise goodie bag too.I'm sure you know Spot from the adorable graphic picture books by Eric Hill, and when your child attends the play it's Spot's Read more...