Archives for March 2013

Amazing Washington DC Walgreens Flagship at 7th and H Streets

Walgreens Opens Flagship Store in Washington DC at 7th and H Streets I had the opportunity to tour and attend the Grand Opening of the innovative new Well Experience Walgreens in Washington DC, located at the intersection of 7th Street and H Street NW, right beneath the Frienship Arch in Chinatown. This spacious three-level Walgreens is not your average drugstore, it is a healthy living destination.Unique health-focused features include an accessible pharmacist and comprehensive care clinic; Read more...

Woman of the Week: Anne Moriarty of Heart-Minder

I had the wonderful opportunity to interview local child development expert and workshop provider Anne Moriarty of Heart-Minder. Moriarty is a trained teacher of Conscious Discipline, a compassionate discipline philosophy that seeks to provide parents and teachers with the conscious awareness and skills needed to create safe, connected, problem-solving homes and classrooms. Moriarty offers a range of services: classes, workshops, parent discussion groups and guided children's playgroups.Read Read more...

Spring Break Kids Yoga at Blue Heron (Parents Take One Class, Kids Another!)

Kids Yoga During Spring Break Want fun for your kids during Spring Break AND fitness and inner peace for you? Then sign up for Kids' Yoga at Blue Heron Wellness Silver Spring. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday -- March 26, 28 and 29 -- from 10-11:15 am children age 6-12 will enjoy an introductory, kid-oriented yoga class. Kids will stretch, relax, breathe and have fun. (My Charlie and Eve love these classes at Blue Heron!) The cost is $15/child. Space is limited so call Blue Heron at 301-754-3730 Read more...

Martha Speaks This Saturday at Black Rock Center for the Arts

Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown’s special Saturday performances for families are among the BEST children’s theatre in the Washington, DC area. This Saturday March 23 there is a special musical for families: Martha Speaks! Choose either the 1pm or 3pm show time. Tickets are a mere $14.Enjoy the first day of Spring Break with this doggone funny new musical based on the hit books and PBS Kids series. Martha was an ordinary dog until the day she ate a bowl full of alphabet Read more...

Start Spring Break with Ringling Bros. Circus This Weekend

We always, always see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus when it comes to the DC area, but the show that is in town at the Verizon Center March 20 – 24 and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 10 – 21 is THE BEST yet!Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus DRAGONS is incredible. The acts are amazing, and the rings and seating for DRAGONS are constructed in such a way that every seat in the house is a good one. The kids (and us adults) felt we had our best views Read more...

MomTV LIVE Show Tomorrow Night Wednesday 3/20

Mark your calendars for tomorrow night, Wednesday March 20 from 9-9:30pm ET for my next MomTV LIVE show. We’ll be talking spring shopping style essentials, how to find the coolest spring looks for the lowest prices, as well as the web’s coolest new shopping site SweetRelish.com. Of course, there will be prizes. We'll be giving away cool mom-essential prizes courtesy of SweetRelish, including a $100 gift card! Sweet Relish is the latest social media tool for organizing your shopping lists, Read more...

New Walgreens Flagship Store in DC and Free Tastings

A brand new Walgreens flagship store will be opening on Thursday March 21 on 7th and H Street NW in downtown DC, and this flagship store apparently features tons of innovative offerings for families! I am touring it tomorrow and I'll let you know afterwards what I think.And if you work, live or happen to be downtown this week, be sure to visit the "Up Market:Fresh" bus with tons of free tastings.  The bus is a custom-made, 40 foot vehicle that will be located at 10th St. NW, between F Street Read more...

TomTom Founders Fest Charlottesville April 11-14: Free Family Fun

TOMTOM FOUNDERS FESTIVAL -- Road Trip! TomTom Founders Festival, presented in partnership with the University of Virginia, is Charlottesville’s SXSW. This relaxing yet exciting, innovative festival is kid-friendly and visually beautiful. Events run from Thursday, April 11 to Sunday, April 14 (celebrating Founders Day -- Thomas Jefferson's birthday) and it is completely free. Check out interactive exhibitions for young foodies, artists, and inventors, as well as lots of concerts, block parties Read more...

Family Fun at NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo This Weekend

The NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo is at the Washington Convention Center this weekend -- free family activities Saturday 3/16 and Sunday 3/17 from 9am-5pm. AT&T will be there with its ground-breaking texting and driving simulator. Awesome family activities at the Expo include:Fit Kids Let’s Move! Fun Zone: Wacky Relays, a Hop-a-thon, Hula Hoopla, Bean Bag Challenges, Parachute Palooza, a nutrition station including My Plate coloring and healthy eating games that will help the children Read more...