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...

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...

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...

Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore: Preschool and Primary Paradise

On a cold winter's day, an ideal indoor destination for discovery and play is Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore. With three floors of exhibits and experiences, and a central urban treehouse climbing structure connecting to all levels, this place is preschool paradise.The interactive exhibits are designed for children ages two to ten years. Our six year old had a great time, and her older siblings enjoyed the trip down memory lane, we used to visit when they were younger. The Read more...

Best Resolution for 2018: Family Photography Session with Marian Lozano

Having professional family photos taken is one of the best gifts you can give yourself, and Marian Lozano Photography is the best DC-area family photographer to book. In just one session she will capture dozens of gorgeous photos of your family! I have had a lot of lucky moments in this town, but one of the luckiest was the chance to work side-by-side with with Marian Lozano of Marian Lozano Photography when we were both in our early twenties. Marian is the Washington, DC area’s Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Princess Awesome Busy Trains Dress + Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly Boxed Set

The perfect last minute Christmas gift pack: a train-tastic dress, a book, CD & toy...and the chance to win this prize pack, too! My go-to gift for the wonderful girls in my life  -- my daughters, goddaughters and nieces -- are Princess Awesome dresses. And the Princess Awesome Busy Dresses are the crown jewels of the collection!The first ever “play-able” dress, the Trains Busy Dress features trains and tracks carefully stitched onto a soft, stretchy dress that twirls perfectly. Read more...

Skincando Services, Skin Care and Sale!

Sara Damelio of Skincando has a new out of this world treatment and a once-a-year only sale that I just had to tell you about! I am a massive fan of Sara Damelio, the creator of Skincando, and eco-aesthetician of green beauty treatments at the Emerald Door Spa (located right on the Silver Spring/Chevy Chase/NW DC border). Sara is one of the country’s first eco-facialists and has been practicing and studying natural skincare for over 15 years.Sara's facials have done wonders to Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Busch Gardens Christmas Town Getaway!

My family and I drove down to Williamsburg for a festive holiday family getaway, and the highlight of the kids' time there was definitely Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!Read on to hear about why this trip rocks, and at the end enter to win your own family getaway to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town, complete with park tickets, a hotel stay for your family and more! Select days between Thanksgiving and Jan. 1, 2018, holiday season lovers of all ages are invited Read more...