Mary Poppins Soars at Encore

Mary Poppins Soars at Encore

Posted July 19th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

The wind blew Mary Poppins into Arlington last weekend, and she’ll be returning for four more shows July 21 through July 24. Encore Stage & Studio is “theatre by kids for kids,” but in the summer, they do a production that includes professional actors. So this show has a different feel than the ones […]

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Concert Preview & Giveaway: Brandi Carlile

Posted July 12th, 2016 by Sandie in concert, Entertainment, music

Concert Preview & Giveaway: Brandi Carlile

Here at The DC Moms we love live shows, and we think it’s important to take kids to performances, whether it’s a Broadway musical at the National or Warner, a family day at the Kennedy Center, a backyard theater concert at Strathmore or Wolf Trap, or a concert at Merriweather […]

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Lyme Disease and Tick Awareness This Summer

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

Lyme Disease and Tick Awareness This Summer

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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