Voice Lessons at Guitar Center Review

Charlie and Eve's voice lessons at Guitar Center have being going great!As I wrote about earlier, my two oldest children children are participating in summer musicals and so we have turned to Guitar Center's voice lesson offerings. (This is thanks to an opportunity with The Motherhood Inc. to write about Guitar Center's lesson offerings.)Charlie and Eve have both been receiving individual half-hour voice lessons at the downtown Silver Spring Guitar Center location. Until hearing from Read more...

All-American SummerFest Vacation at Gaylord National Resort

An awesome family vacation that feels summery, special and all-American is available to you all summer long, thanks to Gaylord National Resort's SummerFest, An All-American Celebration. Enjoy iconic activities and a memorable getaway that your family will love...without a long battle with traffic!Gaylord National's SummerFest has an overnight package especially for families, the SummerFest Family Escape. This package includesOne night accommodations at Gaylord National Resort and access Read more...

See the Butterflies at Wings of Fancy at Brookside Gardens

Wings of Fancy is open at Brookside Gardens! Our family favorite spring and summer tradition is a visit to Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens at Wheaton Regional Park in Wheaton, Maryland.  This will be our family's 15th year visiting the blue morphos and monarchs and more.Wings of Fancy allows you and your children the awesome experience of being able to walk amongst live butterflies from all over the world. Although you cannot touch the gorgeous Read more...

Voice Lessons at Guitar Center: Tween and Teen Musical Discovery This Summer

This summer, my two oldest children children are venturing into the world of musical theatre summer camps. Charlie (14) and Eve (12) will be participating in musical productions for the first time, and as a parent, I am looking forward to seeing their confidence grow. I am also delighted at the prospect of the fun they will have and the new friends they will make.Of course, a key element in my kids' summer camp activities will be performance singing, and while they are excited, they are also Read more...

Find Your Ben’s Run by Clare Goldfogle

This piece is by Clare Goldfogle, who with her family founded Ben's Run in honor of her son Ben.While running one day in 2010, my friends and I had a serious discussion about what it would take to create our own neighborhood fundraising run in memory of my son, Ben, who had recently passed away. Could we pull off a run? Would anyone participate? Could we raise any money to help fight this horrific cancer that took Ben's life? All good questions that only raised even more questions the more Read more...

Alice in Wonderland Ballet for Kids March 17 and 18

My family and I adore the Metropolitan Ballet Theatre's performances for families, and next weekend there are four amazing times you can catch this spring's fairytale ballet, Alice in Wonderland! Metropolitan Ballet Theatre presents a different full-length ballet each spring, and this year children can watch curious young Alice’s adventures with mischievous and comical characters such as the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Duchess, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, the Caterpillar, the Read more...

Celebrate Purim with Purimania and GIVEAWAY

Want to party like it's 330 B.C.?For my friends celebrating Purim with their families, I'm excited to let you know about Purimania, a new album from award-winning family performer Danna Banana. Danna Banana has launched this awesome collection of tunes old and new celebrating the Jewish Holiday of Purim. Purim starts Wednesday night, February 28 and continues through Thursday, March 1, 2018, in the U.S. and March 2 in Israel.Danna Banana is a well-loved performer with six albums Read more...

Girlfriend Getaway Near DC: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg

Have you been meaning to book a weekend away with your girlfriends? Because I have the perfect place for you all to stay: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg.Last weekend these three beauties and I left our husbands and kids behind and hit the road for a well-deserved girlfriends' getaway.That's Teach Mama Amy Mascott, The DC Moms' Sandie Angulo Chen, Justice Fergie Stacey Ferguson of Blogalicious fame, and me. As DJ Khaled is wont to say on SnapChat, the sun is shining on us!All Read more...

Cleanse Your Closet (and Learn How to Consign!) Wed. January 24

Cleanse Your Closet with Rachel Rosenthal of Rachel and Company and The RealReal Wednesday, January 24 7-9pm BUREAU1800 Wyoming Avenue NWWashington, DC 20009Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get more organized? Join my favorite local organizing expert Rachel Rosenthal for an intimate workshop where she'll provide her tried-and-true organizing tips, with an emphasis on clearing out your closet to live your best-looking, most fashionable life.You will not only Read more...