Archives for April 2014

Friday May 9: Runway Moms for the Cause – Support Needed

Date Night ~ Girls Night Out ~ Great Cause! An event close to my heart which I passionately recommend to families is happening this spring, Runway Moms for the Cause. Runway Moms for a Cause (RMFC) is a fashion show and gala which raises funds for non-profit organizations.  The beneficiary of the Friday May 9, 2014 show is Kidsave International, which finds loving homes for forgotten older children worldwide living in orphanages and in need of parents.Kidsave International. Kidsave has Read more...

Listen to Your Mother Weekend Shows

Listen to Your Mother Baltimore on Saturday April 26 at 6pm Listen to Your Mother DC on Sunday May 4 at 2pm Listen to Your Mother is live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast and the barely-rested life of mothers. In celebration of Mothers Day, women writers in each city will read their personal stories about the humor and the heartbreak that go hand in hand with motherhood.The DC show is produced by Kate Coveny Hood and directed by Stephanie Stearns Dulli and the Baltimore Read more...

Ringling Brothers Circus at Patriot Center This Weekend

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 is being shown every day this weekend, Friday-Sunday. 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 Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Aimee Mann + Ted Leo: The Both at 930 Club

  My heart belongs to Merriweather, but the indoor IMP venues 930 Club  and the new The Lincoln Theatre have my kidneys and lungs. These awesome venues are hosting some incredible artists this spring and providing fabulous date night and ladies' nights for us.Aimee Mann is my ultimate girl crush, and her concert with husband Michael Penn at The Birchmere was the first concert my now-husband and I ever saw together. This year she is touring with Ted Leo, and their collaboration is called Read more...

Summer 365: Summer Camp Experts

This summer my husband and I are considering sending our 10 year old son Charlie to his first overnight summer camp experience. I know I am more nervous at the prospect than is Charlie! Thankfully, the camp experts -- "counselors" -- at Summer 365 are available to walk my family and me through this process!Summer 365 is a summer camp placement service that makes the entire camp research, selection, registration and preparation process as painless and enjoyable as possible...at no additional Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Mother of All Baby Shower VIP Tickets for You and a Friend (and Exclusive Coupon Code)

Moms' night out! Free spa treatments! Treats! Exciting expos! Big prizes! The DC Mother of All Baby Showers is an adults-only parents' event taking place at Great Beginnings' new Northern Virginia location in Chantilly, Virginia on April 25th from 5-9pm. The event features over 50 amazing products and services for expectant and new parents, free spa treatments and tasty treats from local businesses, top notch educational sessions, and the fabulous Heidi Murkoff, author of the What to Expect Read more...