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Odysseo by Cavalia

Plan Your Weekend: Odysseo by Cavalia at the National Harbor

by Robin (noteverstill) November 8, 2013 Around Town

  On Sunday, I had the opportunity to take my daughters to see Odysseo by Cavalia, and the three of us were blown away. You’ve seen the posters with the beautiful horses all over town — are you wondering what to expect? We were. It’s part circus, with aerialists and showmanship, part circus with 64 […]

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Mini Bop in College Park {free event this Saturday}

by Robin (noteverstill) March 15, 2013 Around Town

  Are you looking for a fun, free, family-friendly outing tomorrow? It’s time for Mini Bop - a lo-fi family oriented dance party (aka disco): Where: The Old Parish House, corner of Knox and Dartmouth in College Park When:  Saturday 16th March, 1.30 – 4.30 Who: Aiming at the younger crowd (6 months – 10 years-ish) […]

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Lessons from a Road Trip (with Kids)

by Robin (noteverstill) January 24, 2013 Child

We just got back from a hastily-planned long weekend with our three kids. We drove just over 1000 miles, stayed in two hotels, paid highway and bridge tolls in four states, and are still doing catch-up laundry (as if that’s a temporary situation). Our oldest child is almost seven and our youngest is on the […]

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Our local acts of kindness with our GMC Terrain

by Robin (noteverstill) December 24, 2012 Around Town

Last week I told you about the opportunity my family had to drive a GMC Terrain Denali around town and spend some of GMC’s money on random acts of kindness. The rules were loose: spread some happiness. But I wanted to include my young children and while buying someone’s coffee would certainly spread happiness, it […]

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Riding Along in My GMC Terrain Denali

by Robin (noteverstill) December 18, 2012 Around Town

Since Friday I’ve been cruising around town in a sweet GMC Terrain Denali, that, like Elaine, I’m utilizing as part of the DC Moms + General Motors Random Acts of Kindness campaign. Elaine took her Chevy Cruze on a road trip, and I’m driving the Terrain around town with the goal of bringing kindness to neighbors […]

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Happy Chanukah! Pass the Donuts!

by Robin (noteverstill) December 7, 2012 Food

Do you know why many Jews eat latkes at Chanukah? The story of Chanukah is a story of a Jewish community rebelling a couple thousand years ago against their Greek persecutors. The story culminates with a miracle. After Greek soldiers defiled the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and ruined all of the olive oil that was […]

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Caffeine Free Challenge

Health Challenge: 15 Days Without Caffeine

by Robin (noteverstill) October 3, 2012 Food

Every year I wean myself off of caffeine in the days leading up to Yom Kippur, because a 25-hour fast is difficult enough before compounding it with a caffeine-withdrawal migraine. But this year, due to a stubborn head cold that left me wanting nothing but carrot-ginger juice and mint lemonade for three days, I accidentally […]

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How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular: coming to the Verizon Center (and a ticket discount!)

by Robin (noteverstill) July 9, 2012 Around Town

Did your kids love the movie version of How to Train Your Dragon? Want to take them to the live show? Yes, there’s a live production, and it’s coming this month to the Verizon Center. Here are the details: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR will play at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. July 19-22. Regular […]

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Summer and sunscreen: what’s your plan?

by Robin (noteverstill) May 1, 2012 Beauty

My second daughter enjoying Bethany Beach in last summer’s sun.  With the strange spring we’ve been having, we’ve already had quite a few hot days, and today is supposed to be another one.  Our conversations about sunscreen have become more commonplace, as have my concerns. Let’s start with this: none of my kids has ever […]

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My magic bean buyer

by Robin (noteverstill) March 6, 2012 Child

Shel Silverstein quote in the window of The Annapolis Bookstore. (Photo credit: me.) Whenever we go downtown together, or to anywhere new at all, my husband prefers to drive. That’s because I will be craning to see the ornamentation at tops of buildings and marveling at the sunsets and filling my eyes with period signage. […]

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