Archives for September 2013

Smithsonian Early Enrichment Classes for Babies 3-18 months

If you are waiting until your infant is older to introduce her to our incredible local Smithsonian Institutions, the wait is officially over: The Smithsonian offers classes for babies and parents!I just learned that the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) offers family workshops for young children and their parents to learn together. The curriculum is carefully crafted by early childhood educators with museum experience. The developmentally appropriate workshops promote critical thinking, Read more...

Glen Echo This Weekend: Goodnight Moon and Then & Wow!

Take the kids to see Goodnight Moon at Adventure Theatre MTC and then enjoy Then & Wow! at Glen Echo Park on Sunday!A musical adaptation of Goodnight Moon starts off Adventure Theatre MTC's Professional 2013-2014 62nd Season. Based on the cherished book by Margaret Wise Brown, this popular show, which earned ATMTC its first Helen Hayes Award nomination, will run September 20- October 27, 2013. Tickets are $19 each and can be purchased online at www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or Read more...

Jeep Momma: Best New Blog

One of my best friends and best mothers I know, Tammy Forsyth, has launched my favorite new blog, Jeep Momma. You have to read it.Jeep Momma is about a mother who views the trading of her wagon for a Jeep Wrangler Sahara  a metaphor for her forties and the second phase of parenting. She has put away the car seats, pulled out the exercise togs and camping gear and is ready for adventure. Tammy kindly allowed me to interview her about the Jeep Momma spirit.What has been your favorite Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Femworking Conference Pass & Enter to Speak on Blogging Panel!

Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington.  "This conference is all about inspiring, educating, and connecting bloggers and small business owners to help them discover how to live their dreams." – Kelley Sanabria, President and CEO, Femworking, LLCConference Attendees Receive:Education seminars chock full of insider tips and strategies A signed copy of Jill Smokler’s newest book, “Motherhood Read more...

GIVEAWAY + Discount Code: Disney On Ice Let’s Celebrate! at Patriot Center

Win FOUR tickets to see Disney on Ice with your family on opening night, Wednesday October 23 at 7pm!If your kids are one iota as excited as mine at the prospect of seeing their favorite Disney characters skate, spin and flip on the ice, they will have a fabulous time at Let's Celebrate! Going to see Disney on Ice with my children has become a wonderful wintertime tradition. This year will be preschooler Alice's first time, and she cannot wait. From our very first show when Charlie and Eve Read more...

Preschool Fair Saturday October 5

Searching for a preschool for your child for this year or next? I think preschool fairs are one of the best ways to get a sense of the early childhood education options in our area, and on Saturday October 5th the Sandy Spring Friends School and the Olney Moms Group are co-hosting one! Sandy Friends School & Olney Moms Group Preschool Fair Saturday, October 05, 20139:00AM - 12:00PMSandy Spring Friends School16923 Norwood RoadSandy Spring, Maryland 20860Follow the signs Read more...

Mini Maker Faire in Silver Spring 9/29 – FREE

Free family festival demonstrates creative and unusual projects  to encourage kids to explore their own curiosities and to make something new and different.  The Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire is happening Sunday, September 29th at Veteran’s Plaza and the Silver Spring Civic Building in from12:00-5:00p.m. The Mini Maker Faire features free family activities and innovative projects created by inventors, scientists, tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, hackers, artists, and do-it-yourselfers Read more...

DC Fashion Week at Mosaic

We do not have to go to NYC for Fashion Week -- it has come to us! The new Mosaic District in Fairfax, which offers 30 local fashion boutiques, restaurants, national retailers and the Angelika Film Center, is providing some very fashionable fun next week in our own Northern Virginia. I have visited, shopped and dined at Mosaic and my family and I really enjoy it. My fashion haunts there include the big beautiful Anthropologie location and my new favorite bargain boutique, Langford Market. For Read more...

#NatBookFest This Weekend on The Mall

The National Book Festival is a two day festival occurring on September 21-22, 2013, on the National Mall in Washington between 9th and 14th Streets.  The learning and fun happen on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 5:30 p.m. The event is free, no tickets necessary, and happens rain or shine.Follow the news about the event on Twitter @librarycongress, and use the Festival hashtag, #NatBookFest Cool Stuff for Families Download the Children's Guide for the National Read more...