Teen Bedroom Upgrade: New Full Size Mattress from Tomorrow Sleep

Here's a bad mom confession: Charlie turns 14 next month, but was still sleeping in the IKEA twin bed we purchased him when he was three. The mattress sagged and Charlie's adult sized legs and feet hung over the end.Parenting fail!And the thing that this teenager craves most in the world after days spent at school and sports? Happy sleep.So when Tomorrow Sleep contacted us about reviewing some of their holistic sleep system products, we were all in. Designed to improve lives through Read more...

Orchestra: High Quality, Low Price Fashion for Kids (And 10 Winner Giveaway!)

Orchestra, the fab French discount store for kids' clothes, is now in the U.S. and the clothes are GREAT!We just discovered Orchestra and have fallen hard for Orchestra's affordable, high-quality clothing for kids. They are so stylish and reasonably priced, and the styles are on-trend but do not look exactly like what every other kid is wearing! The French store has launched their online shopping site for American kids, as well as a brick-and-mortar store at King of Prussia mall in Philadelphia.The 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...

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...

Coolest Back to School Items at School Specialty.com

I don't want to go out physically shopping for the items on my kids' school supply lists. Imagine Melisandre intoning "The summer is busy and full of errands" and you will understand exactly how I feel.Rather, my kids and I can snuggle up together at home and choose all their necessary items for the 2017-2018 school year on School Specialty.com. This site has everything we parents need to hunt down for our kids. The exact notebooks, paper, pencils, folders and more that your children's Read more...

Activities and Cool New Products for a Hot 4th of July

Our family's favorite 4th of July fun (not on the National Mall because we are officially too old for the long lines for the Metro home)...July 1st: SummerFest at Bohrer Park, GaithersburgJuly 1st: Free Concert by the US Navy Band The Commodores at Black Rock Center for the ArtsJuly 4th: Takoma Park Independence Day Parade and FireworksJuly 4th: Kensington Children's Bike ParadeJuly 4th: Palisades DC Parade and Picnic July 4th: Mid-County Sparkles at Einstein High School, Read more...

Mommy and Me Eyewear from Visionworks

Beyoncé and Blue Ivy. Kate and Charlotte. Lisa and Zoë. Reese and Ava. Kate and Suri. Michelle and Malia and Sasha.Mother daughter teams with style are so much fun to follow in entertainment and social media. At 11 years old, Eve is not yet flipping through magazines, but she is becoming more interested in style choices and trends. Which thrills my fashion interested mama heart! The two of us had a blast trying on eyeglass frames from Visionworks that embraced mother-daughter style.Our Read more...

DIAMOND GIVEAWAY from Best Shopping Destination: Disney Springs!

Disney Springs is full of family fun for all ages of kids, for sure.  But it is also jam-packed with the best shopping in the country!  On my recent trip to Walt Disney World Resort, shopping at Disney Springs blew me away...but I didn't blow all of my cash. I found incredible deals while finding unique gifts, fashion and beauty items that I could not locate anywhere else. The curated selection of shops provide an exciting mix of accessible but cutting-edge retail experiences.Pictured Read more...

Magic Wands and Woodturners at RennFest: Sleeping Beauties

Hear ye, hear ye: The Maryland Renaissance Festival is here for five more weekends!  This day out with the family is the perfect place to enjoy the excitement of Renaissance England with King Henry and his court, jousting, turkey legs, mead, puppet shows, flower crowns, the amazing playground, performances and more Middle Ages fun.My friends and the most Renaissance-rad couple I know, Mike & Sue Ann Colella, are operating a booth selling fine-turned wood items, including magic wands Read more...