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Final Summer Reading Check-In Thanks to PBS Kids

Final Summer Reading Check-In Thanks to PBS Kids

Posted August 25th, 2015 by Sandie in Books, Entertainment

Our kids are (sort of) ready to go back to school next week, so it’s time for us to wrap-up our summer reading checklists and journals. It has been an eventful summer, but we’ve been so happy to have PBS Kids Summer Reading materials to help us throughout the season. […]

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Summer song and dance at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Posted July 21st, 2015 by Jessica Haney in concert, Entertainment, Green, music, Uncategorized

Summer song and dance at Wolf Trap Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods

Seeing the Native Pride Dancers perform at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods was a delightful way to inaugurate the first post-camp week of summer break. The Theatre-in-the-Woods truly is a gem I was glad to get back to this year. At nine years old, my son fondly remembers seeing Steve Songs when I was pregnant with his […]

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Vivid Alice in Wonderland comes to Encore Stage & Studio

Posted June 10th, 2015 by Jessica Haney in Entertainment, Theater

Vivid Alice in Wonderland comes to Encore Stage & Studio

Describing what Alice in Wonderland is about can be challenging in terms of storyline, but the lush production at Arlington’s Encore Stage & Studio was a feast for the eyes. If all dreams and fantasies could be so fanciful and colorful, who would ever want to wake up! My almost five-year-old daughter […]

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GIVEAWAY: Tickets to NEWSIES at National Theatre

Posted June 1st, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

GIVEAWAY: Tickets to NEWSIES at National Theatre

We are offering TWO tickets to see a performance of Disney’s musical NEWSIES next week! To enter, just leave a message telling us why you want to see NEWSIES .  The winner will be notified by Thursday, June. 3rd. and will receive two will-call tickets to the performance at 7:30 […]

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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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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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