Archives for March 2014

Spring Break Camps with Montgomery Parks

You are not too late! There are still camps open for Spring Break 2014. Sign your kids up today! Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, wants to help make kids and parents happy this spring by offering a host of fun, affordable and convenient programs. And that includes those hard-to-find (and tough to remember with all this winter snow and schedule craziness!) elusive Spring Break Camps.Montgomery Parks has a variety of camps running during Read more...

GIVEAWAY: $25 Gift Cards + Awesome Fire Safety Jams

Watch These Fire Safety Music Vids and Enter to Win a $25 Gift Card to Purchase Your Favorite Kids' Albums (2 Winners!) Music and entertaining streaming videos are appealing to kids, which makes them a great way to introduce your children to important educational and safety concepts. We Are Teachers and its fire safety site, Sparky's Schoolhouse.org, has produced two such engaging videos on fire safety. And they enlisted two of my kids' ultimate artists, SteveSongs and Recess Monkey, to teach Read more...

Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up: Saturday April 5th Family Fun

Your family can get a jump on environmental activism (and fun!) before Earth Day by participating Saturday April 5th in the largest effort to clean both the Anacostia and Potomac watersheds, the annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up. This area-wide Clean-Up offers many local sites where families can help clean litter from along streams and river banks. From Sligo Creek to Rock Creek Park to Northwest Branch, you can find a local clean-up site that is close to your home and close to your Read more...

Weekend Pick: Ringling Bros. at Verizon Center

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is back in town and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed the new show, Built to Amaze! This new production by the Greatest Show on Earth will be in the DC area for five weeks. This construction-themed show has elephants, tamed tigers. trained poodles, miniature ponies and horses, amazing acrobats, a woman shot out of a cannon, tight rope walkers, and hilarious clowns. The show is packed with nearly three hours of amazements.All circus tickets Read more...

Summer Offerings: Find a Sitter and Cool Camps

I know it is tough to think about summer with yards still covered in snow, but our schedules (and sanity!) this summer depend on finding great care and camps for our kids. Here are four fabulous summer resources I recommend. FORCE - The 1,000,000 High School Student Jobs Project My favorite local entrepreneur Andrew Ross has launched an awesome concept: a job board targeted to helping high school kids find jobs (and us parents locate great teens for assistance.) Jobs can be paid or volunteer, Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Ringling Bros. Circus Tickets

One family will WIN 4 tickets to the opening night show at the Verizon Center! All families can get tickets 50 percent off on opening night! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming back to town! Built to Amaze, a circus engineered by the Greatest Show on Earth, will be in the DC area for five weeks.Built to Amaze performs at two arenas in the Washington, D.C. area – the Verizon Center in the District from March 20 – 23and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April Read more...

My Pepco Quick Home Energy Check-Up by greeNEWit

 Disclosure: This post is sponsored by greeNEWit. All opinions and experiences are my own.Did you know that each month on our Maryland utility bills, we pay into a service that most of us never utilize? And that once we do use it, we receive loads of home upgrade products as well as save hundreds annually on our energy bills? I had no clue! I received 17 home improvement products I would normally have paid more than $200 for at Home Depot, and I will now save $259 on my annual Pepco bill! You Read more...

Mother Daughter PJ Party on Saturday: Pajama Glam DC

I know many of us have been spending a good deal of time in our PJs, what with all of the crazy snowed-in days. So why not wear them out of the house with your daughters on Saturday night for a great cause? Tigerlily Foundation Pajama Glam Party Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Embassy Suites DC Convention Center 900 10th Street, NW Washington, DC The Tigerlily Foundation presents its annual Pajama Glam Party, a sparkling, all-ages fun event that invites women and girls Read more...