Lyme Disease and Tick Awareness This Summer

Lyme Disease and Tick Awareness This Summer

Posted June 28th, 2016 by Sandie in Giveaways, Health

Earlier this year, my family experienced a frightening health scare when in January, my 11-year-old daughter began to complain about knee pain and general exhaustion. We thought it was her body responding to adding club field hockey to her schedule. We figured the extra three days of physical exertion in […]

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Celebrate Summer with Uncle Julio’s Chocolate Piñata

Posted June 22nd, 2016 by Sandie in Dining Out, Food, Living

Celebrate Summer with Uncle Julio’s Chocolate Piñata

There’s something so viscerally satisfying about the moment a goodie-filled piñata opens, and all the treasures spill out. It’s no wonder that Uncle Julio’s Mexican Restaurant is excited to share the news about their latest special dessert, the Chocolate Piñata. Uncle Julio’s on Bethesda Row treated my family to dinner, […]

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Flash Giveaway: The BFG Movie Screening Tickets

Posted June 14th, 2016 by Sandie in DVD, Entertainment, Giveaways, Movies

Flash Giveaway: The BFG Movie Screening Tickets

Thanks to Allied Entertainment and Disney/Walden Films, we’re giving away 10 family four-packs to see a special movie screening of THE BFG tomorrow night/Wednesday evening. This is a first-come, first-served giveaway, so you don’t need to leave a comment, just visit seeitfirst.net and enter the following code: 882708 to download […]

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Giveaway: Four Tickets to Family-Friendly Awesome Con

Posted May 31st, 2016 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

Giveaway: Four Tickets to Family-Friendly Awesome Con

My kids (particularly my teen and tween) love pop culture. They’ve inherited my love of movies and books and added their own original and individual love of graphic novels and comics. So it was a no-brainer when Awesome Con contacted us about giving away a family four-pack of tickets to Awesome Con […]

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New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Fitness, Health

New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

If you have ever wished your gym would turn off the TV in its childcare facility and actually get your kids to exercise while you are exercising, the new TRUE Health & Wholeness in Arlington is worth a look. Owned by Nina and Christian Elliot, parents of four children, the […]

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Theater: The Wizard of Oz Is Great for Families

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Theater: The Wizard of Oz Is Great for Families

There’s a great comfort in a good story well told, even if you know how it’s going to end.  “The Wizard of Oz,” now playing at the National Theatre now through May 15, 2016, combines that charm with great singing, dancing, and sets for a great night of theater.   The […]

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Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Sandie in Beauty, Fashion, Health

Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

If you’re anything like me, your husband could use some suggestions for what to get you for Mother’s Day. Or perhaps you have your own mom in town and would like to treat her to some pampering. Whatever the case, I highly recommend a gift certificate for a massage or facial at Volta Esthetics […]

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PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Sandie in Child, Entertainment, Parenting, Television

PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Today and this weekend there are plenty of environmentally friendly events and activities to do around town, from helping to clean local parks (like the annual Sweep the Creek here in Montgomery County), to seeing the new Beautiful Planet documentary narrated by Jennifer Lawrence at the […]

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