Archives for October 2011

Halloween in Washington DC: Halloween Rocks Festival in The Kentlands 3-7pm

Halloween in the DC area is one night in which most parents have the night covered without any bossing around from a local blogger like me. But I cannot resist!Because in addition to simply hitting your own neighborhood in a costume and begging for candy, you can also get your party on staring at 3pm today at the The Kentlands in Gaithersburg at the Halloween Rocks Festival.This event is a fabulous way to satisfy kids chomping at the bit to get into costume and get out of the house before Read more...

Children’s Book Event on Sunday at the Jewish Literary Festival – Discounted Tickets Include a Book!

The Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival is featuring the Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award-winning author Vicki Weber on Sunday October 30 at 10am at the Jewish Community Center in Washington, DC at 1529 16th Street NW. Admission has been discounted  to just $8 and includes a copy of the book! The event is geared towards children ages 3-7 and their parents.Vicki Weber It's Too Crowded in Here! Sunday, October 30 | 10:00 am | $10/$8 Discounted per family, includes Read more...

School Open Houses – Preschools and Private Schools in the Area

Looking for a preschool or private elementary or high school in the Washington, DC area? Visit these schools' open houses in November and December. St. John the Evangelist Preschool & K-8 Elementary: Thursday November 3 from 8:30am-11:30am. Meet the principal, tour the school, observe classes in session and meet parents of current students. In 2011 – 2012, three year olds attend three days, four year olds attend five days a week for either a half day (including lunch) or a full day until Read more...

Focusing on These Three…and A Parent in Silver Spring

Before baby Alice arrived, I was able to work part-time writing places other than this blog without hiring outside childcare. I busted out my assignments while the kids were off receiving their education. And then I worked some more after they went to bed.Somehow I thought that this could continue with a baby. I would just write during naps and at night. Easy peasy. That would allow me about, oh, 20 hours a week for following my ambitions and bringing home some bacon, right?Um, yeah. Read more...

Make Your Mark Week: Encourage Kids to Serve Their Community

This week, October 16-22, is Make Your Mark Week and this Saturday October 22nd is Make a Difference Day. These celebrations are part of a national movement to inspire and mobilize youth to use their energy, ingenuity and compassion to “make their mark on the world” through hands-on service.During the week, young people will focus on issues that matter most to them by doing small acts or service projects that add up to make a big difference. And the Points of Light Foundation has made Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Tickets and Cocktails to Strathmore’s tART Event on October 27 – Moms Night Out and Exclusive Discount Code

Mark your calendars, call your friends and get your tickets NOW to attend the year's best night out: tART at Strathmore on Thursday October 27 A night of "Art with zing, music with spark and tangy treats. " Beginning at 6:30 p.m in the Music Center at Strathmore, this fall arts fundraiser celebrates the power of the small, but sassy—the adventurous, the new, the offbeat and cheeky. Guests will be immersed in art as it’s being made and will incite real-time music creations by Strathmore’s Read more...

Halloween Fun on Saturday October 29 in Silver Spring

Easy Pork Roast (Asian Fusion Lazy Girl Style) and GIVEAWAY – TWO Winners of Costco Gift Cards!

Since having another baby, I am feeling re-domesticated and find myself really reveling in cooking and recipes for my family. It must be the hormones! So here is my very first recipe/food blogging attempt...with photos. (You professional-grade cooks out there are very free to mock me.)I believe this recipe for pork roast is a winner even if you would rather do most anything besides cook because it is so freaking easy. This is my family's favorite pork recipe, and it is probably the easiest Read more...

Pinkalicious Event on October 15 at Room and Board – Free Fun!