Gigi Hill Bags: Moms Night Out Roadshow Events

Gigi Hill is a company run by two moms, Gabrielle DeSantis-Cummings and Monica Hillman, who met on the sidelines of their daughters’ soccer game, became friends, and decided to launch their own handbag line. Their handbag line now includes purses, totes, accessories, travel products and more. The founders are hosting moms' night out roadshow events next week in our area: Dumfries on Monday, October 1 and Gaithersburg on Tuesday, October 2. At the events, DeSantis-Cummings and Hillman will Read more...

CONTEST: Win a Luxurious Trip to Ontario

I don't often promote contests, but this one is just too cool to not share. The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership is offering one lucky winner a luxurious, bookwormy getaway to Toronoto and Muskoka  for you and FIVE friends for four days, three nights. I have never been to Ontario before, but I have loved visiting other parts of Canada, luxury travel, and this contest is limited to residents of a few select states or territories, of which the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia are Read more...

Free Mom’s Night Out with Madewell and DC Style Factory

Head to the Montgomery Mall location of Madewell (one of my favorite stores for casual chic clothes that last forever) for an evening of shopping tomorrow, May 10. Not only will there be drinks and nibbles, you can also receive assistance from a professional stylist (just like the celebs). Bring in an item of your clothing that stumps you and experts from DC Style Factory will show you how to wear it using touch with Madewell clothing and accessories. Because space is limited for this free Read more...

Listen to Your Mother DC Performance on Sunday May 6

Listen to Your Mother makes its Washington, DC debut on May 6, 2012 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Listen to Your Mother DC is live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast and the barely-rested life of mothers. In celebration of Mothers Day, 14 women will read their personal stories about the humor and the heartbreak that go hand in hand with motherhood. This production is dear to my heart, not only because it features so many of close personal friends, but a portion of proceeds from theticket Read more...

Wednesday Night: Free GNO in Rockville

FYI, GNO = Girls' Night Out, no "y". Although as my friend K. has remarked, often an annual women's exam can be relaxing as it a guaranteed hour or so without children. Except for those times when we do have to take the kids to our pap smears and pregnancy check-ups with the kids in tow. ("Sweetie, stay behind the screen, 'k? Look at your Leapster. No really, look at your Leapster, now!!") Sorry. Digression. This women's night out event at St. Raphael's school in Rockville is a good Read more...

GIVEAWAY and Scary Mommy Book Readings!

Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary  is the best book you will read this year. And us DC-area parents can see author and insanely popular Scary Mommy blogger Jill Smokler read her best-selling book in person this week! April 16th at 7:00 PM • BARNES & NOBLE • 4801 Bethesda Avenue • Bethesda, MD April 18th at 7:30 PM Scary Mommy Night Out!• JCC OF WASHINGTON • 6125 Montrose Road • Rockville, MD • Read more...

ReTreat Yourself Event for Working Mothers + APISS Coupon Code

{re}Treat Yourself is a lifestyle redesign getaway or daytime event for working mothers who are frazzled, continuously striving for balance and in need of peace. Professionals in a variety of fields will walk attendees through aspects of modern, over-scheduled mothers' lives and offer practical solutions. You can sign up for both days Friday April 13 - Saturday April 14, 2012, with overnight stay or a daytime-only options, or choose a single day option on either Friday or Saturday. The event Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Tickets and Cocktails to Strathmore’s tART Event on October 27 – Moms Night Out and Exclusive Discount Code

Mark your calendars, call your friends and get your tickets NOW to attend the year's best night out: tART at Strathmore on Thursday October 27 A night of "Art with zing, music with spark and tangy treats. " Beginning at 6:30 p.m in the Music Center at Strathmore, this fall arts fundraiser celebrates the power of the small, but sassy—the adventurous, the new, the offbeat and cheeky. Guests will be immersed in art as it’s being made and will incite real-time music creations by Strathmore’s Read more...

Baby Bash and Bling Expo on October 22 – Mark Your Calendars!

Pregnancy is exciting, adoption is amazing and the arrival of our babies is the most fascinating experience of our lives -- definitely cause for an all-out celebration. That is why this month's Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show on Saturday October 22nd is a must-attend event for those of you rocking a baby bump, decorating a nursery or dreaming of your blessed arrival. The Baby Bash and Bling Expo & Show is an interactive lifestyle expo celebrating all things for expectant moms. This Read more...