Archives for July 2015

$25 Google Express Code for YOU! #OneLessErrand

If you live or work in the DC city limits, well, do I have a treat for you:$25 to use at Google Express at your favorite stores!Enter promo code EXPRESSDC at checkout.  Use that $25 at Costco, Staples, Giant, Ulta, Walgreens, ToysRUs, BabiesRUs, Barnes & Noble, Petsmart and more stores that are a part of the DC Google Express family.  You will receive same-day or overnight delivery of your selected items thanks to Google Express.Here's how Google Express works: Read more...

Sesame Place Birthday Party This Weekend

If my recent post about Sesame Place has you intrigued, well, THIS is the weekend you should check it out. Sesame Place is turning 35 this weekend and they are celebrating by giving BIG savings to families!Buy tickets online and save $10, as well as obtain a second pass for your next visit free! Are you 35ish, too? Get free admission if you were born in 1980! Visit the park on our birthday week 7/27/15 - 8/2/15 and get free admission that day! Just visit Guest Relations with a valid photo Read more...

Hershey Family Getaway

My family and I had always wanted to visit Hershey, Pennsylvania, "The Sweetest Place on Earth," and experience all of the chocolately family fun. This summer we did it! We rode the rides at Hersheypark, talked to the animals at ZooAmerica, explored Hershey's Chocolate World, learned how the Hershey biz began at The Hershey Story, and stayed and played at Hershey Lodge.Read on for our recommendations for your own family trip to Hershey and opportunities to save. Hershey Park Hershey Read more...

Sesame Place: Awesome Summer Day Trip

I do not know why we had not before visited Sesame Place in nearby Pennsylvania, but we will definitely be back!  My family is always hungry for travel and adventure, but our budget can not handle constant week-long quests. Day trips, though? Those we can do, especially in summer when we try and make many days feel special.A recent Sunday jaunt to Sesame Place was a winner. My elementary- and pre-school aged kids both loved the rides and water slides. The wet and dryland activity options Read more...

Free lecture on benefits of single sex education

Conservative or liberal, suburban or urban, religious or secular, many of us parents are considering the pros and cons of single sex education for our children.This Thursday evening July 16th, guest lecturer and child development expert Dr. Leonard Sax, M.D. will present a free talk, "The Case for Single Sex Schools: Why Gender Matters."The author of Why Gender Matters, Boys Adrift, and Girls on the Edge and other titles, Dr. Sax will address single sex schooling in today’s world Read more...

Facials with Friends at Center for Plastic Surgery + Discount

What is better than a facial that completely refreshes your mug? Getting that facial with friends!Center for Plastic Surgery in Chevy Chase (there is an Annandale location, too) invited me and my dear friends Sandie Angulo Chen of The DC Moms, Leticia Barr of TechSavvyMama and Amy Mascott of TeachMama to review customized, medical-grade facial treatments.The Chevy Chase Village location is beautiful and serves as both a doctors' office and spa. My friends and I met for a tour and then Read more...