Archives for September 2015

When She Had Wings at Imagination Stage

My imaginative nine-year-old daughter Eve and I had the pleasure of attending opening night of a play about, well, an imaginative nine-year-old girl. When She Had Wings is the newest production from Imagination Stage, and this original children's play helps the theater live up to its name.While many productions at Imagination Stage are based upon well known books and fables, this is one tells a completely new story, written by Susan Zeder, one of our country's leading playwrights for young Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Disney On Ice Skates Into Town October 21-25, 2015

Disney On Ice's 100 Years of Magic is coming to the Eagle Bank Arena in Fairfax (formerly known as the Patriot Center) October 21 - 25, 2015.The iconic family ice show features a retrospective of kids’ favorite Disney characters over the past century, beginning with ol’ Steamboat Willie himself and all the way up to Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen. Mickey Mouse leads a parade of characters including Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and an ensemble of Disney Princesses. Families can sing Read more...

Fashion Show Friday Night at Alliance Française: Beyond The Little Black Dress

 The Alliance Française de Washington, DC's Fashion Show, Beyond The Little Black Dress, is just around the corner! In seven days, on Friday, September 25, at The Dupont Circle Hotel you will be able to wow, applaud and be dazzled by the creativity and artistic talent of FOUR French and Americand designers. The event will be emceed by my ultimate style inspo/girl crush, DC Style Factory's Rosana Vollmerhausen.I am attending as a member of the social media/new media/wannabe press, Read more...

Fun Fall Family Run in DC: Navy Mile on October 4

I cannot do a 10K every weekend.Heck, even a 5K makes me feel the need for a nap later in the day.But a 1 miler? One mile I can handle. And I know all three of my children can handle it, too!Please join me and my crew for the Inaugural Navy Mile on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, October 4 from 8am - 12pm. This fun run + family festival kicks off the U.S. Navy's 240th Birthday and Heritage Week.The cost is only $10 for the untimed Fun Run. $20 each for families with 3 or more Read more...

How to Recycle Your Breast Pump and Donate Breast Pumps #MedelaRecycles

Joanna Eddy of Holistic Mothering and Mindful Healthy Life, me, Lindsay Maines of Rock and Roll Mama, Julia Beck of It's Working Project and Forty Weeks, MaríaJosé Ovalle of Very Busy Mamá and Tammy Preston of A Loyal Love. Last month fellow local parenting bloggers and I had the chance to be a part of something special. As ambassadors for the Medela Recycles program, we learned how parents can keep their Medela single-use electric breast pumps out of landfills and help place new, hospital Read more...

Smithsonian Children’s Programs with the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC)

Cynthia Raso is a fellow parent in Silver Spring of two girls who is a museum educator and is the manager of community engagement for the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. She shares with us her passion for new arts learning programs offered for families of all ages. Almost four years ago, I took the plunge and went back to work. The transition was more than just a job though, it was a culmination of all that I had experienced as a new mom with young children. Staying at home with my Read more...

Rio Washingtonian Share the Love Family Outings (You could WIN!)

Squeeze the last bit of fun out of summer at RIO Washingtonian in Gaithersburg with your family. There are so many options for family fun! And you can WIN an amazing day .... In one blissful afternoon, my children and I celebrated the beginning of the new school year together at RIO Washingtonian.The kids liked walking around the lakefront on The Lakeside Path to Wellness boardwalk and viewing and feeding the massive fish in the lake from the gazebo. Bring quarters for fish food!The kids Read more...