Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

Guest Post: Quick Vocabulary Tips for Kids

Posted May 19th, 2015 by Sandie in Child, Education, Parenting

Every mother waits eagerly for her child’s first word and secretly crosses her fingers hoping that it’s “Mama”! From then on, it becomes a chain of expectations. Children are expected to learn more new words as time goes by. When the learning is slow, parents get easily concerned. However, babies […]

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Macy’s Emme Fashion Show at Columbia Mall

Posted May 4th, 2015 by Sandie in Beauty, Fashion

Macy’s Emme Fashion Show at Columbia Mall

Sponsored post: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. As a woman who wears the “average American dress size,” I LOVE that plus-sized fashion is actually fashionable now, not just […]

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Rockville Science Day Wrap-Up

Posted April 29th, 2015 by Elaine in Child, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Rockville Science Day Wrap-Up

Annually, the Rockville Consortium for Science Inc. hosts the Rockville Science Day. For those in Rockville, it’s an easy call on whether or not to attend. Go. Arrive at the beginning and stay as long as your children can handle it. For those further away, including Arlington (where I drove […]

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Travel to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Posted April 16th, 2015 by Sandie in Living, Travel

Travel to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Summer break provides a wonderful opportunity to get away with your kids. It’s not always possible, however, to plan a trip to a far-flung destination. Sure, I have friends going to Iceland, Costa Rica, and Paris  this summer, but for most of us without the budget or the Frequent Flier […]

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Interview with Mom Featured In PBS’ TWICE BORN

Posted April 14th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Television

Interview with Mom Featured In PBS’ TWICE BORN

In addition to its amazing PBS KIDS programming and award-winning scripted series (who doesn’t watch “Downton Abbey”?), PBS is also known as a producer of excellent documentary television. One of its latest documentary programs is the three-part series “TWICE BORN Stories From the Special Delivery Unit,” which follows four mothers […]

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A Day at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Posted April 10th, 2015 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

A Day at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Ever since moving to Northern Virginia four months ago, I had been eager to check out the Civil War battlefields in Manassas. I was skeptical whether my four children (ages 1, 3, 6, and 9) would find it interesting or constantly be asking, “Is it time to go yet?” Our […]

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Easter Weekend 2015: Egg Hunts

Posted April 3rd, 2015 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

Easter Weekend 2015: Egg Hunts

If your family is like ours, you didn’t win the White House Easter Egg Roll lottery. The disappointment is now at a 7-year streak, but hey, that’s okay. There are definitely other Easter Egg hunts around the area to keep you entertained this holiday weekend. Here are three (one in […]

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Musicals With Tweens: Into the Woods

Posted March 25th, 2015 by Sandie in DVD, Entertainment, Movies

Musicals With Tweens: Into the Woods

INTO THE WOODS is out on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere this week, and I think it’s a must-see for families with tweens and teens who love musicals. We love Stephen Sondheim musicals, but they aren’t for the very young — they’re dark and complicated and tragic. This […]

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