Archives for December 2012

National Children’s Museum is Open and Awesome

The National Children's Museum, located at National Harbor, is a harbor for families looking for indoor, interactive play! After years of planning and construction, the National Children's Museum (NCM) officially opened on Friday December 14. My crew and I got to test play the new digs at a press preview. I have to say, we will be purchasing a family membership so that we can head there for creative indoor play all winter long!We enjoyed the 3 and Under Gallery, sponsored by Sesame Workshop, Read more...

Circle Up For Kids: Join Hands at Washington National Monument Noon on Christmas Eve

This Christmas Eve Monday is Circle Up for Kids, an event organized to bring healing, peace and show support of the families in Newtown, Connecticut. Reminiscent of the "Whos down in Whoville" singing around the tree, families will join hands around the Washington Monument in a community circle.Organizers Kristin O'Keefe, a Maryland mom, and Steve Simon of Rockville PR agency Van Eperen & Company, hope to bring our saddened and powerless-feeling families together in a demonstration of love.O’Keefe Read more...

Washington DC Area Cake Pop Bakery: BB Sweets

BB Sweets specializes in custom cake pops, cupcakes, and plated desserts, and has just launched a Cake Pop of the Month club!  The founder of BB Sweets is Emily Limarzi, a Silver Spring baker who founded her business on her love of making others happy through delicious desserts (sweet policy!).My family and I had the good luck to try a sampling of her heavenly cake pops and we are in love! If, like me, you have tried to make cake pops on your own with disastrous results, BB Sweets are the Read more...

Thank A Teacher Day #ThankATeacher

Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. -- John 15:13 When I speak to my elementary school children about their teachers, whether we are discussing ways the kids can improve their behavior after a note has come home or we are simply laughing about something funny the teacher said in class, I always remind my children that their teachers LOVE them. That these wonderful people would do ANYTHING to help them learn and reach their highest potential.This Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Clever Rachel, a Holiday Production Celebrating Jewish Families, Shows This Sunday, THREE Winners!

Clever Rachel A family play produced by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Two performances this Sunday, December 16 at 1:00pm and 3:00pm 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, VA 22031 A holiday time production that celebrates the traditions of Jewish children and families!Clever Rachel premiered at Baltimore’s Pumpkin Theatre this past spring and Dan Kirsch, JCCNV’s Cultural Arts Director, says, “I found the play when I was looking for a Jewish-themed children’s theatre Read more...

GIVEAWAY: MomTV Live Show on Monday Night at 9pm, Casual Luxe Holiday Wear + Handbag Prizes for YOU

This Monday December 10th at 9pm, I am hosting my second LIVE show for MomTV, Real Life Style with Jessica McFadden, and I'll be giving away fabulous new fashion items ON THE AIR!Last month's show was a RIOT thanks to the hilarious instant messages and feedback from my IRL prayer group and bloggy girlfriends, as well as a bunch of YOU guys, my online friends. I hope to have even MORE fun this week, so pour yourself a glass of wine on Monday night and join the fun! Monday night’s show is Read more...

Yoga Immersion Program at Blue Heron Wellness

For those of you interested in deepening your yoga practice and positive energy in 2013, take note of Blue Heron Wellness’ A Deeper Study of Yoga program. Tuition is reduced if you enroll before December 15! This series is for everyone who wants to study and explore the richness of yoga for awakening awareness, deepening inner and outer connections, creating presence, feeling good and enjoying life. The Deeper Study of Yoga is also an excellent precursor to the Yoga Teacher Training Program, Read more...

A Little House Christmas at Adventure Theatre: Joyous Family Holiday Outing

A Little House Christmas at the Adventure Theatre Musical Theater Center is a beautiful Christmas gift to local families, as this faithful adaptation of the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder is pure joy to watch. If there are kids in your house excited about Santa, you have to introduce them to Laura and Mary Ingalls, two pioneer girls who are also awaiting a visit from St. Nick. I recommend a visit to see this show as part of your family's holiday celebrations. Catch it before the show closes on December Read more...

Attend (and Perform In!) the IMT Kids and Family Talent Show

Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 pm is the First Annual IMT Kids & Family Talent Show and the organizers are still looking for musical children and families to perform.  There is space for five additional acts. Solos, duets, bands and all types of performance groups are welcome!Join contestants Jessie Silverberg and Matthew & Gary Carter (pictured in this post) and channel your inner Von Trapp Family or School of Rock rocker (also pictured, just for fun.)   If you are interested, send an email Read more...