DeNada Summer Fashion GIVEAWAY

DeNada is the coolest knitwear line you have ever seen...and now there are warm-weather designs to keep us cool in the DC heat! Last summer I met the incredibly modest and approachable Virginia Blanca Arrisueño, designer and founder of DeNada. This DC-based artist and weaver has been blending cutting edge styles with the traditions of her Peruvian heritage in her scarves, wraps, cloaks and now, summer pieces. Virginia is also a mom of a preschool-aged son, and she invited me to drop Read more...

Best of Hersheypark A-Z and Ticket GIVEAWAY!

This summer you have to head to Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This amazing amusement park has thrilling rides, a water park and zoo included in your single admission, and more incredible family fun. Read on for the reasons A-Z that this getaway for East Coast families rocks, and at the end of the post enter to win 4 free tickets to Hersheypark for 2016! App - The official Hersheypark app is like having a Hersheypark staff member guide in your pocket when you are on-site at the park. Read more...

Teach Kids to #MimicMommy and Apply Sunscreen [Giveaway!]

Kristen Bell has inspired me to have "The Talk" with my three children. Especially my older two, Charlie and Eve, who are getting older and can handle more responsibility for their own health.Of course, we are not referring to the birds and the bees talk, but the talk on the importance of applying sunscreen early and often.In fact, after watching Kristen's hilarious and important video for Neutrogena, my older kids and I made our own.I know, I know: Kristen Bell's video? Read more...

GIVEAWAY and Friday Night Awesome Alert: Runway Moms for a Cause

4th Annual Runway Moms for a Cause, the best and most awesomely fun fashion gala in DC is this Friday! This fashion fundraising event features 24 philanthropic Power Moms to promote the year's cause and grace the runway, adorned in one of- a- kind pieces by L~Shandi Designs designer and Runway Moms for a Cause (RMFC) event founder Lara Akinsanya.Labeled a fashion statement for Global Goodwill, RMFC is a runway show for philanthropists to take a stance on issues that affect women and children Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Annie at The National Theater DC

If you too have been obsessed with all things Annie since you were a kid (complete with singing all the songs with a theater kid vibrato and a New Yorker accent ... even if you grew up in say, Southern California ... but I digress) you are going to L.O.V.E. this giveaway: Two tickets to opening night here in DC: Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at The National Theater The Tony Award-Winning production is town for just five days, March 15 - 20, so get your tickets before they are sold out.Critics Read more...

GIVEAWAY, Discount & Review: Weekend in DC with Marriott #StayDC

For many of us, the bachelorette party weekends are less frequent than yesteryear, but our needs for girls' getaways with friends are still strong. Far-off exotic locales beckon and we chat with our pals about "someday" going away without the spouses and kids, but to quote The Smiths, "How soon is now?" I think a fab pre-New Year's Resolution for all of us hardworking moms is to grab our girlfriends and book a weekend or even an overnight in the best city in the world, Washington, DC.This Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Septime Weber and The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Septime Weber's The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre, performed by The Washington Ballet. The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic.Septime Weber and The Washington Ballet's interpretation is a Washington treasure.Put them all together and you have an iconic holiday season experience to share with your loved ones!And I am pleased to offer two tickets to a lucky reader to attend the performance of her choice (subject to availability.)December 3 - 27, 2015, you and yours can experience DC’s Read more...

UPDATED UPDATE with Password – BIG Cinderella Discount + GIVEAWAY: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella at The National Theatre

UPDATED UPDATE: For the special free child's ticket on Wednesday November 18th, you must visit this direct link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6853295/rodgers-hammersteins-cinderella-wednov-18-2015-730-pm-washington-the-national-theatre-washingtondc?partner_id=240&cobrand=nationaltheaterdcAfter you choose your seats select “Family” from the drop down menu then enter FAMILY as your password. Thanks for your patience! ***UPDATE: BIG Children's Discount on Rodgers 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...