Family Fun: Gingerbread House Decorating at Make Meaning

Posted December 10th, 2014 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

Family Fun: Gingerbread House Decorating at Make Meaning

My family refers to Bethesda Row, the pedestrian-friendly, immaculately maintained shopping district in downtown Bethesda, as the place to get nice things. Sometimes it’s a jacket from The North Face or letterpress cards from Paper Source. Once, it was an iPad from the Apple Store. We’ve bought yoga pants from […]

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Washington Area Critics Pick Best Movies of 2014

Posted December 8th, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment, Movies

Washington Area Critics Pick Best Movies of 2014

I know a lot of parents with young children have trouble getting to the movies. As Allison explained in her post about the new ArcLight Theaters, it’s tough for some parents to justify a date-night in which you’re just sitting alone in the dark not speaking. That’s why it’s so […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Newbie Runners

Posted December 1st, 2014 by Sandie in Fashion, Product Love

Holiday Gift Guide for Newbie Runners

I started running in September to train for a charity 10K my daughter and I running next February to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Running when you’ve never done it before is daunting, especially if you’re not in shape (yet). As I’ve continued on my running program, I’ve discovered that […]

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Review: Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage

Posted November 19th, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Review: Fiddler on the Roof at Arena Stage

A week ago today, two important milestones occurred in my family: my daughter turned 10, and she accompanied me to see the new 50th anniversary production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Arena Stage. Normally, my husband, a fellow theater lover, accompanies me to opening night performances, but since it […]

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Go Away! (For Your Marriage, Of Course)

Posted November 12th, 2014 by Dawn Mooney in Marriage, Travel

Go Away! (For Your Marriage, Of Course)

Marriage is hard. Three simple, but powerfully honest words. Maybe there are people out there floating along on a cloud of always-good-feelings, looking to their partner with nothing but joy, adoration, and pride as they go about their everyday lives together. If they’re out there, I’ve never met them, and […]

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Curious George’s Boo Fest Returns for Halloween

Posted October 23rd, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment, Television

Curious George’s Boo Fest Returns for Halloween

It’s George’s first Halloween in the country, and Bill tells him and Allie about the “Legend of No Noggin” – a spooky tale about a hat-kicking scarecrow who haunts the countryside on Halloween. But is the legend real? George and Allie are determined to find out by taking a picture […]

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