Police Open Carry in Arlington County Public Schools

Police Open Carry in Arlington County Public Schools

Posted October 20th, 2014 by Elaine in News

Last week, my children were waiting for dinner and talking about their day. My first grader, who started public school this year, looked at my fourth grader – eyes agog – and queried “was there a police officer at your lunch today – with a GUN”? “Yes”, my fourth-grader confirmed. […]

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Ginger-Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

Posted October 16th, 2014 by Allison in Food, Recipes

Ginger-Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake with Orange Glaze

I will be the first to admit that I’m usually not a huge fan of pumpkin. The pumpkin spiced everything craze is very much not my thing, so I was surprised to find a can of pumpkin in my pantry a few weekends ago when I was looking for something […]

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Cookie Monster’s Challenge iPad Ap Review

Posted October 14th, 2014 by Elaine in Entertainment

Cookie Monster’s Challenge iPad Ap Review

My daughter, age 6, loves the occasional moments when she gets to snag an iPad and indulge in some screen time. Unfortunately for her, the iPad is dominated by 4th grade games for her brother (the holder of many iTunes gift cards which gives him the ability to acquire games fairly […]

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Five Reasons to Re-watch Sleeping Beauty

Posted October 9th, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment, Movies

Five Reasons to Re-watch Sleeping Beauty

Disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY DIAMOND EDITION came out this week, and I’ve been thinking about what an impact this movie made on me as a girl. It’s a great story, because even as a kid you know that her happy but hidden life with those fairies couldn’t continue when there was […]

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Parenting – When Things Fall Apart

Posted September 30th, 2014 by Sue Wagner in Parenting

Parenting – When Things Fall Apart

I read Facebook updates with envy sometimes. And while I know that often, a person’s social media persona is a carefully curated version of actual life, it appears there are people who are blessed with kids who are “issue-free.” They excel (sports, art, science fair, marching band…), they make honor […]

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