Flash Giveaway: The BFG Movie Screening Tickets

Posted June 14th, 2016 by Sandie in DVD, Entertainment, Giveaways, Movies

Flash Giveaway: The BFG Movie Screening Tickets

Thanks to Allied Entertainment and Disney/Walden Films, we’re giving away 10 family four-packs to see a special movie screening of THE BFG tomorrow night/Wednesday evening. This is a first-come, first-served giveaway, so you don’t need to leave a comment, just visit seeitfirst.net and enter the following code: 882708 to download […]

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Giveaway: Four Tickets to Family-Friendly Awesome Con

Posted May 31st, 2016 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

Giveaway: Four Tickets to Family-Friendly Awesome Con

My kids (particularly my teen and tween) love pop culture. They’ve inherited my love of movies and books and added their own original and individual love of graphic novels and comics. So it was a no-brainer when Awesome Con contacted us about giving away a family four-pack of tickets to Awesome Con […]

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New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Fitness, Health

New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

If you have ever wished your gym would turn off the TV in its childcare facility and actually get your kids to exercise while you are exercising, the new TRUE Health & Wholeness in Arlington is worth a look. Owned by Nina and Christian Elliot, parents of four children, the […]

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Theater: The Wizard of Oz Is Great for Families

Posted May 6th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Theater: The Wizard of Oz Is Great for Families

There’s a great comfort in a good story well told, even if you know how it’s going to end.  “The Wizard of Oz,” now playing at the National Theatre now through May 15, 2016, combines that charm with great singing, dancing, and sets for a great night of theater.   The […]

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Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Sandie in Beauty, Fashion, Health

Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

If you’re anything like me, your husband could use some suggestions for what to get you for Mother’s Day. Or perhaps you have your own mom in town and would like to treat her to some pampering. Whatever the case, I highly recommend a gift certificate for a massage or facial at Volta Esthetics […]

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PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

Posted April 22nd, 2016 by Sandie in Child, Entertainment, Parenting, Television

PBS Kids Programs to Celebrate Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Today and this weekend there are plenty of environmentally friendly events and activities to do around town, from helping to clean local parks (like the annual Sweep the Creek here in Montgomery County), to seeing the new Beautiful Planet documentary narrated by Jennifer Lawrence at the […]

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Giveaway: The Wizard of Oz at National Theatre

Posted April 20th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Giveaway: The Wizard of Oz at National Theatre

Thanks to the generosity of Allied Live, we are giving away two tickets to see THE WIZARD OF OZ at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. next month! Enter now for your chance to win a pair of tickets. More about the show: MAY 3 – MAY 15, The National Theatre “We’re off […]

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What We’re Watching: Star Wars & Mockingjay

Posted April 15th, 2016 by Sandie in DVD, Entertainment, Movies

What We’re Watching: Star Wars & Mockingjay

We’re a pretty geeky family when it comes to movies, which is just the way it should be, considering I write movie reviews for a living. Recently two Blu-ray DVDs came out that have been on repeat on my house: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE HUNGER GAMES collection, […]

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