Harris Teeter Online Ordering for an Easier Summer

Organic milk, fresh brown eggs, cheese, butter, almond milk, coffee, fruit, organic tortilla chips and other healthy crunchy snacks. In my house of three hungry kids, these grocery staples constantly need to be replenished. Lately I have been choosing Harris Teeter as my regular grocery store due to its More Lower Prices campaign. The fresh and organic items that I buy the most are always on sale. I like saving money. But I often feel like the constant trips to the grocery store are my Sisyphean Read more...

Sprayground Fun with CLIF Kid #OutToPlay

OUTSIDE.  That's the name of the game in our house this summer. Less screen time, more play time. Less video game characters, more playdates with friends. Less virtual running from Koopas and Doom Raiders, more real running around with Joe and Owen and Lauren and Cora. So when the CLIF Kid crew contacted me and my fellow DC-area social media moms Stacey Ferguson of Justice Fergie and BeBlogalicious and Amy Mascott of TeachMama to host a big ol' outdoor playdate with our kids' friends, Read more...

Heritage Montgomery Days This Weekend

My family and I recently visited the Oakley Cabin in Brookeville, MD  18th Annual Montgomery County Heritage Days This Weekend, June 27 & 28 Although storms are predicted for this weekend, rain cannot keep our area's history down! Each year, Heritage Montgomery hosts the annual Heritage Days Celebration on the last weekend in June. This countywide festival offers us families the chance to explore and learn all over Maryland's Montgomery County. Learn about local history as it applies Read more...

Giveaway: Mr. Gabe’s New CD, 2 Winners!

Happy Father's Day to all the DC-area dads out there, and the people who love them! Mr. Gabe is at it again, making marvelous music for his family fans.  On his new CD, Metro Train, Mr. Gabe features a hilarious, original song that my family and I listened to on Father's Day called Good Daddy/Bad Daddy. It's all about the daily tasks of daddom that make kids groan and parents will appreciate. More songs that deal with themes your family will find familiar are Date Night ("Mom and Dad are Read more...

Best of Dublin: DC to Ireland Travel Series, Part 1

7 days 6 nights 0 kids 24 miles walked 700 kilometers driven 10 churches 7 museums 4 castle ruins 2 stately homes 19 Megalithic passage tombs 50,000 cows 1 flat tire 40 pints of Guinness Countless laughs, joyful experiences and beautiful views As I shared on social media and on A Parent in America, my husband Chris and I took our very first week-long kids-free vacation. We chose Ireland, a country where my husband spent 12 years of his childhood and I had never before visited. By Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Newsies at The National Theatre

June 9-21, Disney’s Newsies will be playing at The National Theatre. You can win TWO tickets! "They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…." The Broadway musical hit NEWSIES is hitting DC's newstands and The National Theatre this June. The smash-hit, crowd-pleasing musical is the winner of the 2012 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography. The New York Times calls it "A musical worth singing about!" Filled with one heart-pounding song and dance number after another, Read more...

Family + Spa Getaway Near DC: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg

KINGSMILL RESORT IN WILLIAMSBURG IS A GREAT GETAWAY FOR FAMILIES, COUPLES & FRIENDS  My daughter Eve and I booked it out of town for a girls getaway to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. We spent a blissful three days and two nights soaking up the serenity of Kingsmill's family-friendly activities, pools, riverside views, delicious dining and newly-renovated spa. Kingsmill Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond Condominium Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Although the property is luxurious Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Kidz Bop Show at The Fillmore

THE KIDZ BOP KIDS’ “MAKE SOME NOISE” TOUR ROLLS INTO SILVER SPRING JUNE 5TH, 2015 Kidz Bop, that fun music brand that makes current pop rated K for Kids, is bringing the “Make Some Noise” tour to Silver Spring!. The singing  Kidz Bop kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in an energetic and interactive live show. Want to go with your family? How about FOUR tickets to the show? JUST LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW WITH THE NAME OF THE SONG Read more...

Have the Coolest Summer Ever at Walt Disney World

Ray Charles sang that the night time was the right time to be with the one you love, but I say that SUMMERTIME is the right time to be with the ones you love ... at Walt Disney World. I just returned from an incredible summer press preview of the cool new offerings Walt Disney World Resort has cooked up for the Coolest Summer Ever. Although WDW hosted me as a media attendee, I could not resist bringing my husband Chris and kids Charlie, Eve and Alice along. Direct flights to Orlando from Washington Read more...