Archives for October 2017

Best Movies Based in DC (and their Iconic Locations)

I still get excited when my adopted hometown of Washington, DC is featured in a movie. My heart sings when I watch real live on-location shots in DC, as well as films set in DC and faithfully represented (though possibly shot elsewhere).I especially love catching a glimpse of some of my favorite Washington addresses on film, such as 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, East Capitol St NE & First St SE, 2 Lincoln Memorial Circle and more. Addressy, the address verification service for websites, Read more...

Concussions Are Treatable (So Is Parental Concussion Anxiety) #ReThinkConcussions

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Motherhood on behalf of UPMC. The first time I worried that one of my children had a concussion was way back in 2004 when my first toddler (not a UPMC patient) took his very first tumble on the stairs. Every year since, as my three kids have lived their healthy, free lives full of falls, spills, sports, swings, surf and more excitement, the concussion concern has been present. It gnaws at the back of my brain during every basketball game, backstroke Read more...

“Shel” We Dance: Kids Ballet at Arts Barn November 4

"Shel" We Dance at Gaithersburg Arts BarnThe whimsical poems of Shel Silverstein come to life through dance on November 4, 2017.This ballet is inspired by the works of Shel Silverstein and is a perfect day at the ballet for children. Presented by Metropolitan Ballet Ensemble, the poems of Shel Silverstein are happily, crazily and engagingly interpreted through dance. Meet the performers and enjoy snacks and a craft activity afterwards. Recommended for ages 4 and up.November Read more...

Visit the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown and Jamestown Settlement

If you are looking for an affordable but incredibly exciting walk through history, I have just the drivable trip for you. Head to the Yorktown's American Revolution Museum and Jamestown Settlement in America's Historic Triangle in Williamsburg, Virginia. Both of these destinations will make bring American history to life in a modern, engaging way for your family.The Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation recently invited my family and I to take in the Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Read more...

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets More Than Pink Discount Card

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets’ More Than Pink discount card gives us the chance to shop, support and save … all while donating to the fight against breast cancer. Get yours before October 31!I just visited Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets to shop for essentials for my family and get an early start on holiday gifts. While there I saved BIG and also made a donation to the mission to end breast cancer.I went to guest services and made a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, and in turn I Read more...

Boo! at the Barn on Sunday October 29 – Arts Barn Gaithersburg Fun

Just in time for Halloween, Boo! at the Barn features themed art activities, games, a costume parade, trick-or-treating, photo opportunities, and a showcase of live, spooky animal ambassadors provided by Echoes of Nature.Enjoy a children’s version of the Broadway musical Into the Woods, Jr., at 11:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. (requires theater tickets) in the Arts Barn theater. This family event is recommended for young children. Enjoy complimentary snacks provided by Zoës Kitchen.Bring Read more...

Goodbye Christopher Robin Explores Parenting and History

My daughter Eve and I had the chance to head to New York City for the opening of the new film, Goodbye Christopher Robin. Hand in hand, my 11 year old beauty and I took two days off for this deliciously fun assignment of reviewing the film for parents and kids.We laughed, lunched, explored the city, shopped and did loads of touristy Manhattany things.Then we got all dressed up for the official New York screening of the film, reveling in the glamour of the opening night. We heard Read more...

Safeway Stock Up Sale (and Chance for Free Groceries for a Year!)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Safeway.I am at my neighborhood Safeway store at least three times a week. That is more often than I attend church.My Safeway could only be more conveniently located if it were in my backyard. It is situated next door to the kids’ dance studio and across the street from my dry cleaner and the kids’ tae kwon do program. My family and I know all of the employees by name, and once we saw one of the clerks at Kings Dominion in line for Read more...

Capsule Wardrobe and Become a Stylist Workshops

Capsule Wardrobe Workshop This Saturday October 7  Overwhelmed by your closet each morning? Want fewer but better choices when it comes to your wardrobe? Just plain fed up with the process of figuring out what to wear? Join DC Style Factory on Saturday, October 7 11 am at Steadfast Supply for a fall style workshop and learn about capsule wardrobes. Learn step-by-step the process of building your very own capsule closet. Register at http://bit.ly/capsule_workshop.Learn How to Become a Personal Read more...