Archives for May 2011

Staycations: 7 Cheap Activities at Home – Guest Post

This guest post is by my online friend and idol Vanessa Van Petten, one of the nation's youngest experts on parenting and adolescents, and author of the popular parenting blog, RadicalParenting.com. Vanessa's ideas and insights for staycation fun are great for a families with any age of kids!Everyone is tightening their budgets. I think this can actually by a good thing because this economy can be a good opportunity to try new kinds of bonding and activities especially for families.  You Read more...

Marian Lozano Photography – Newborn Photos of Alice

Marian Lozano - the Washington, DC area's greatest local family photographer and my girlfriend since we worked together on The Hill back in 1999 - came to the house when our new baby Alice was two weeks old. These beautiful pics are the result of our fun-filled, fabulous photo shoot!We are so fortunate to have Marian's art which captures our baby's newborn period to hang on our walls, showcase in our birth announcements, place in our albums and share with family and friends like you!I Read more...

Five Favorite Bloggers – Yup, I Picked My Friends! (and due to sleep deprivation, wrote about six…um, yeah)

Thanks to Trop50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 Fabulous Wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous!I was asked to write about five bloggers that I recommend to my readers. Easy, right? I mean, since having the baby I haven't been posting at my usual daily pace, so the least I can do is provide you guys with some other parenting blogs for Read more...

#EmailLove and Sharing Email With My Son – Yahoo! Mail Sponsored Post

Thank you to Yahoo! Mail for sponsoring this post about staying connected. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do.Today will be a big day for my oldest, seven-year-old Charlie:He's getting his very own e-mail address!We're setting him up with his own e-mail (that will be HIGHLY regulated by us, as in we will be checking his in-box for him and logging on with him side-by-side) and so he can write to his grandparents Read more...

the one-handed type

 we had our baby. our beautiful, amazing, spirited, blessed Alice Elizabeth. the light of all four of our lives,  adored by her parents and big sibs. she was born on saturday april 30th, weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces, measuring 21 inches and arriving healthy and loved.and since she came i have accomplished almost nothing that hasnt involved feeding Alice, changing her, rocking her to sleep, deciding which of the older kids' turns it is to hold her, hitting the pediatrician, the store Read more...

Little Tots in Downtown Silver Spring – Summer Fun!

Maryland Youth Ballet Spring Concert & Children’s Matinee

Don't miss the Maryland Youth Ballet's beautiful Spring Concert performances this weekend, including a special Children's Matinee on Saturday May 14 at 1pm. All performances take place at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring.Tickets may be purchased at MYB in downtown Silver Spring ahead of time, or the day-of at the performance site.The special matinee for kids is called Caroline Goes to the Circus - it is a great Read more...

KidzRock on The Rooftop in Rockville on Sunday 4-6pm

KidzRock at The Rooftop THIS SUNDAYSunday, May 15th 4-6pmFeaturingHERE COMES TROUBLE(Rain or Shine)BUY TICKETS NOW!FeaturingWashington Talent DJsStudio-310 DancersThe Buffalo Wild Wings MascotA Special Demonstration by Kicks Karate Students Proceeds benefit Rockville's Recreation and Parks Foundation.   Read more...

Family Fun May Fair in Silver Spring on Saturday!

Also, please note:The Family Fun Day at Candy Cane City to benefit Eric Allen's mission to raise funds for cancer research has been cancelled due to an unexpected death in the family. Read more...