Archives for January 2014

GIVEAWAY: Disney on Ice Family Four Pack

 I used to see the television promotions for Disney On Ice when I was a little kid back in the early eighties. I thought the show looked so beautiful as I watched the commercials. But although my parents were great about taking us kids to lots of shows and amusements, we never got around to seeing those Disney characters on ice skates live and in person.So while I claim that I now attend Disney on Ice to entertain and delight my own children, often the kid in our family who is most Read more...

Miss Nelson is Missing at Adventure Theatre MTC

Currently on the syllabus at the Adventure Theatre MTC? Miss Nelson in Missing, a musical adaptation of the book beloved by kids (and substitute teachers.) Room 207 is terrible. Awful. Their behavior frankly stinks. And they have the nicest, most patient teacher, Miss Nelson. Watch what happens when Miss Nelson goes missing and witchy substitute Viola Swamp takes over the class.Parents and children alike will love the humor, the catchy songs, and the Adventure Theatre’s patented style Read more...

List of Local Hills for Sledding

Since beginning this blog I have hoarded lists of hills recommended by other local parents. I have only launched my children and myself down a couple of them. I would just like to say that I accept NO LIABILITY for any injuries incurred. I do knot that none of the hills listed dump children out into oncoming traffic. Sled at your own risk, supervise the kiddies, mind the icy roads, and stay safe today! 20910 The hill behind the Silver Spring library leading into Ellsworth Urban ParkRosemary Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Two Tickets to G. Love at 9:30 Club (TWO WINNERS)

The ultimate date night, in my book, is not hours spent sitting at a restaurant. It is a night on your feet, listening to amazing music LIVE. In 2013, my husband and I resolved to book sitters and catch as many concerts as possible. We scrimped and saved to see E./The Eels, Of Monsters and Men, FUN., the Lumineers and Imagine Dragons, and were invited to see One Republic (thanks GM!)These were the best dates of our lives. (Not bad for 14 years together, right?) The folks at the 9:30 Club Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Monster Jam 2014

Start your kids' year off with a trip to check out the Monster Trucks! Monster Jam is happening at the Verizon Center on January 24 and 25th. The last time Monster Jam was in DC was in 2011, so apparently this is a rare chance to see the massive trucks race, jump and crush.I will be heading to the show for the first time with my son Charlie and Jeep Momma and her son. We are excited to experience an American phenomenon. All I know of monster trucks is from a few TV promotions and catching Read more...

Blue Heron Wellness: Drop Your Kids at Yoga, Take a Class Next Door

Indoor exercise for all ages while the cold blows outside. Seeking to warm up and tire out the kids during this week of indoor recesses? AND grab some fitness and inner peace for you? Then sign up for Kids' Yoga at Blue Heron Wellness Silver Spring. This Wednesday afternoon January 8 from 4:30-5:30pm, kids age 5-10 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 simply $5/child Read more...