Clear + Brilliant at Ruff Plastic Surgery DC: Perfect Treatment to Refresh My Skin

I found someone awesome and safe to improve my face ... no small feat!  My 40th birthday is looming and I want to look better.I do not want major surgery but I have been hankering for ways to improve my skin and face. I am aging and looking tired. I have sun damage and eye hollows and dark circles and acne and scars and big pores. I keep on getting facials and using good products, but what I also find is myself using more and more makeup, more special brushes and products to spackle and Read more...

Best Hair Salon in Damascus: Hypnotic Hair Salon, Saturday Open House

Hypnotic Salon in Damascus is Open and Fabulous  My favorite local salon, Hypnotic Salon in Olney, has expanded with a second Upper County location, Hypnotic Salon Damascus! Owner Chrissy Mayo not only cuts and highlights hair with extraordinary artistry and on-point style, she is also an amazing entrepreneur. In order to serve more clients with her and her team of stylists' mad skills, she has opened a new location on Main Street in Damascus, right near the Jimmy Cone.I have never Read more...

uberFAMILY DC Tablets and Carseats

Cool family transpo tip: Now when you request an uberFAMILY DC car the driver will not only have carseats for your kids, it will also have a Fuhu’s nabi 2 tablet.These tablets are packed with console-quality HD learning games and child-centric entertainment. Now an uber ride in the DC Metro with kids in tow is even more enjoyable!Alice and I tried out a ride in an uberFAMILY car with a tablet last week. She enjoyed having me sit next to her in the back seat, trying out a new five-point Read more...

GIVEAWAY and Kickstarter: Princess Awesome, Dresses for Every Girl

Find inventive dresses for every girl's personality and interests  Support two local Silver Spring mothers' amazing Kickstarter Win a dress for your own little girl!  I am so excited to tell you about Princess Awesome, a company started by two incredible Silver Spring mothers, my dear friend Eva St. Clair and her business partner Rebecca Melsky. Together they began making dresses that take the motifs beyond princesses and bows, and colors beyond pink. They believe that girls should have the Read more...

Favorite Classes for Kids in Montgomery County Maryland

Here are some of my family's favorite classes in the area. Music Together Montgomery The first class my first child and I ever took! Children from baby to age 5 take classes with their parent or caregiver in Music Together's beautiful, research-based musical instruction approach. Music Together classes are a great way for parents and caregivers to nurture their children's natural enthusiasm for music and movement, regardless of their own musical ability. I particularly recommend two classes Read more...

Ropes Course for Kids at Terrapin Adventures in Savage Mill

Terrapin Adventures in Savage Mill, Maryland has added a Terrapin Explorers course for kids age 5-9.My Charlie and Eve were some of the first kids to try out the new course on opening day, and they were dazzled by the experience. Both of my kids are a little tentative when it comes to heights and risks, but the gentle, confident, plentiful staff members are with the children every step of the way. Knowing they had constant support made all the difference to Charlie and Eve, and gave them Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Rio Washingtonian Family Date Night – Share the Love

One of the most perfect days my kids and I have spent this summer was on our family fun "date" at RIO Washingtonian in Gaithersburg. There are so many options for family fun! In one blissful afternoon, my children and IHad a yummy lunch at Potbelly Sandwich Works Took a turn on the beautiful brand new carousel, full of interesting animals (and we saw the horse that one of YOU readers named!) Walked around the lake, making friends with the ducks and geese Played at the multi-age playground Hopped Read more...

GIVEAWAY: GameTruck Party (our family LOVED it!)

GameTruck was an exciting experience for our kids and their friends My family and I received an offer from GameTruck of Howard County to host a GameTruck party for our children and 17 of their friends. Although no one had a birthday any time soon, we thought this was an incredible way to celebrate summer.GameTruck offers a premier party experience in an interactive, multi-player environment that accommodates 16 or more players (the GameTruck Howard County vehicle can hold 20 kids.) Totally Read more...

YMCA Summer Food Program

This guest post is provided by and sponsored by the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington. As summer tourists flood the local DC area, it seems like life is good. Individuals from all over come to our nation’s capital each year, and spend 1.71 billion on food and beverage alone!The sad reality is that millions of DC area children and families suffer from food insecurity and food hardship. Twelve percent of District of Columbia households report having limited or uncertain amounts of food, Read more...