Listen to Your Mother


by jodifur April 11, 2014 Entertainment

A year ago I had the honor of being cast in Listen to Your Mother DC.  I wrote about the experience last year, and I wanted to share what I wrote, since it is almost time for the show again. Michael said to me last week “Mom, you aren’t afraid of ANYTHING.”  And I said […]

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Vision Therapy – the final chapter

by christine April 8, 2014 Child

Last June my seven-year-old son, just done with first grade, started vision therapy. You can read more here about what led us to take this route, and what my hopes for him were at the time. We had Dash’s final assessment at the eye doctor yesterday. She was really happy with his progress, which has […]

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Peter Pan at the Washington Ballet

Giveaway! Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan at Kennedy Center

by Sandie April 4, 2014 Entertainment

I know most of us probably only go to the ballet to see the Nutcracker every holiday season, but the Washington Ballet offers season after season of beautiful ballet performances. The Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan (choreographed by artistic director Septime Webre) will be at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater from April 16-27. With tickets starting […]

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Building Museum

My Favorite Place in DC: The National Building Museum

by Allison April 3, 2014 Around Town

We’ve been fans of the National Building Museum since our oldest was a toddler, but it wasn’t until this exceptionally cold and never-ending winter that we really appreciated what a fantastic place it is for kids and parents alike. Housed in a beautiful building built in the 1880s as headquarters for the U.S. Pensions Bureau, […]

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Running with kids

Taking My Kids Running

by Elaine April 1, 2014 Fitness

Last Fall, I decided to take up running. In part, it keeps me busy during soccer and baseball practice, as well as drop-off birthday parties. I get to exercise while the little people have fun, leaving me with little guilt about taking time out for myself. But some days, none of these built in excuses to […]

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My Child is Getting Left Behind – at School

by Elaine March 27, 2014 Child

Are you worried about No Child Left Behind? The genesis of the movement seemed to be that all children should receive an adequate education, because all children are able to learn. And I do agree with that. Everyone deserves not just an adequate education – but a good one. But what about gifted students? Are […]

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Bring It On: The Musical

Giveaway: Bring It On: The Musical at Strathmore

by Sandie March 25, 2014 Around Town

Bring it On: The Musical is coming to the DC area for two performances only! This Saturday, March 29, the National Tour of the Tony-nominated cheerleading musical will be in town at the Music Center at Strathmore. There are only two chances to see the musical here, and we’re ready to hook you up with […]

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Smithsonian-Approved Tips for Taking Kids to Museums

by Sandie March 21, 2014 Around Town

Taking young kids to museums should be a no-brainer when you live in a major metropolitan area like DC. As a former New Yorker, I know how lucky were are here in DC to have access to so many wonderful free museums. In New York, several prominent museums have $25 admission prices! But I often […]

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marriage counseling tips

Advice From a Marriage Counselor: 10 Things to Do Every Day

by Sandie March 18, 2014 Health

I met Keith Miller when our youngest kids were at a cooperative preschool together. During one of the many pre-K field trips we chaperoned, we made small-talk about our careers. He mentioned he was a marriage counselor, and I was instantly intrigued. I firmly believe in counseling and have gone for various reasons at different […]

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Disney Side

Moms’ Night In: Showing Our Disney Side

by Sandie March 14, 2014 Entertaining

On March 1st, I hosted a Moms’ Night In for a group of local friends in need of some #DisneySide cheer. We had a fabulous time reminiscing about our favorite Disney moments, playing games, and eating FROZEN-themed goodies. After everyone arrived, put on their Cast Member name tag (thank goodness for my laminator) and had […]

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