Archives for April 2011

Guest Post: Family Hiking 101 – Join the Hike on Sunday May 15

Jennifer Chambers is the founder and leader of Hiking Along, a hiking and science program that “engages children in exploration of the natural world and encourages them to appreciate and learn about the environment and how humans impact it.” Jennifer leads groups of children, preschool to high school, on hikes of scenic trails around the Metro DC regionand in hands-on science activities.Do these questions or thoughts enter your mind when you think of a “family hike?”How do Read more...

DC Diaper Bank Launch Event Tuesday May 3 – You’re Invited!

Diaper need is a real problem for struggling families, and the newly-founded DC Diaper Bank is on a mission to help those families out. While a family in economic crisis may receive food stamps or government-issued vouchers for infant formula, the basic baby need of diapers is not covered by these programs.And one easy, fun way to help the DC Diaper Bank's cause is by attending their launch event on Tuesday evening - we're all invited! Here are the details:Date: May 3, 2011Time: 6:00pm Read more...

National Children’s Museum Launch Zone Birthday Party Event Saturday April 30

National Children's Museum Launch Zone Celebrates Second Birthday Party will feature magician, face painting, family activities, crafts, giveaways, and moreThe National Children’s Museum (NCM) will celebrate the second year of the Launch Zone on April 30. The Museum looks forward to celebrating once again with the families and children who make the Launch Zone what it is. Since opening on April 25, 2009, the 2,700-square-foot space has seen more than 55,000 visitors, who have prototyped Read more...

Family Fun at the Azalea Garden Festival in Bethesda This Friday, Saturday & Sunday

FunLand at Landon Azalea Festival Offers Family Fun for All AgesRides, games, crafts and boardwalk-style food for all ages can be enjoyed at FunLand on Landon School’s 70-acre campus during the Azalea Festival on Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Free admission and parking.Big kids will want to take the FunLand challenge at the Hard Rock Wall and break into laughter as they sink adults into the Dunk Tank. Little kids can ride the inflatable Tree House Read more...

Guest Post: Truck Touch Thunders into Cheverly on Saturday, May 7

Today's post is from Aimee Olivo of the popular mom blog Smiling Mama, where she explores the joys of life as a mom to two young boys, and the useful what-to-do-with-your-kids site Out By Ten, which features family-friendly activities to help your family get out the door and explore all the wonderful things to do in Cheverly, Prince George's County and the greater DC-Metro area.Hi, I'm Aimee (aka Smiling Mama) and am uber-excited to guest post for Jessica today. Sorry to say, though, that Read more...

Shelter Walk ‘N Roll – Family Fun Fair on Sunday in Rockville

 

GIVEAWAY: Kylie Minogue at Patriot Center Saturday April 30 – 2 Free Tix!

Hey hot mamas (and dads) - interested in winning  a pair of tickets to dance along to Kylie Minogue in concert? I have two free tickets to giveaway, courtesy of the awesome concert promoters!UPDATE: The winner was Theresa C.H.!Here are the concert details - please note your own calendar before you enter, since the tickets are non-transferable: Saturday 4/30 Kylie Minogue - Aphrodite Live 2011 GMU Patriot Center - Fairfax , VA 7:00PM Doors Tickets: $125 - $85  - $55 Warning - The Read more...

Eric Allen for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year

Fellow parent in Silver Spring Eric Allen is a 13-year cancer survivor. After chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, he has been cancer-free since 1998. And now (with the help of his wife Savena and their two kindergarten-age daughters) he has taken up the challenge to raise $113,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the goal of eradicating cancer!You can make a donation to Eric's page in order to help his reach his fundraising goals (100% of all funds go directly to LLS cancer Read more...

Please Induce Me

Please Induce Me – a desperate plea to both my baby and Holy Cross Hospital, which has a new hospital policy of very conservative induction standards…even if a mother is dilating, effaced, completely uncomfortable, has a full-term infant confirmed as large by 4D ultrasounds and a history of large babies, mother is inconvenienced by child care needs for two older children, cares more about her own comfort than what is best for her baby and is a raging bitch on wheels.(Sung to the tune of the Read more...