Everywhere in the World They Hurt Little Girls

Posted May 8th, 2014 by Sandie in News, Parenting

My husband and I watch “Game of Thrones” every Sunday night, live. In the age of DVRs, Hulu, Roku, Apple TV, and Google Chrome, it’s clear why that’s such a big thing indeed. We make sure to get the kids in bed and then cuddle up to see what unpredictable […]

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Parenting Tweens: How Much Do You Help?

Posted May 6th, 2014 by Sandie in Parenting, Teens & Tweens

It’s hard for me to believe, but my oldest kid is nearing the end of his first year of middle school. He’s had a bunch of projects and assignments that my husband and I have barely seen except for when he needs us to buy supplies. Although he tells us […]

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Toyota Highlander Takes Us to the Magical Ocracoke Island

Posted May 2nd, 2014 by Sandie in Travel

Toyota Highlander Takes Us to the Magical Ocracoke Island

Over Spring Break, my family and I were lucky enough to drive a brand-new 2014 Toyota Highlander to one of our favorite vacation spots in the world: Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, in the Outer Banks. Toyota was kind enough to lend us the Highlander, because it had All Wheel Drive, […]

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Budding Environmentalists Blossom at Showcase

Posted April 24th, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Uncategorized

Telling people about your school’s gardening or recycling programs and then hearing about theirs might be the best early networking activity I can think of! For the third year in a row, the non-profit alliance of environmental educators NoVA Outside put on a successful School Environmental Action Showcase, or SEAS […]

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Relax, Rewind & Win at Relache Salon & Spa

Posted April 24th, 2014 by Victoria Mason in Beauty, Fashion, Giveaways

Spring is in full bloom here in the District. The Cherry Blossoms put on their annual show, and the tulips are rising from the ground and giving a parade of color. Our thoughts turn to renewal at this time of year. If you are anything like me the Mother’s Day […]

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Three Restaurant Chains for Family Dining

Posted April 22nd, 2014 by Sandie in Around Town, Dining Out, Food, Living

When my family first moved from New York City to D.C., we were amazed at how many more chain restaurants there were compared to our old streets of Brooklyn. While we enjoy going to independently owned restaurants, there’s definitely room for affordable chains that are family friendly and happy to […]

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Vision Therapy – the final chapter

Posted April 8th, 2014 by christine in Child

Last June my seven-year-old son, just done with first grade, started vision therapy. You can read more here about what led us to take this route, and what my hopes for him were at the time. We had Dash’s final assessment at the eye doctor yesterday. She was really happy […]

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Giveaway! Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan at Kennedy Center

Posted April 4th, 2014 by Sandie in Entertainment

I know most of us probably only go to the ballet to see the Nutcracker every holiday season, but the Washington Ballet offers season after season of beautiful ballet performances. The Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan (choreographed by artistic director Septime Webre) will be at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater from […]

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