Now on Netflix: Dawn of the Croods

Posted January 6th, 2016 by Sandie in Entertainment, Streaming, Television

Now on Netflix: Dawn of the Croods

The world’s first family is back and funnier than ever in this all-new original family sitcom! Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran are taking the prehistoric Croodacious era by storm as they deal with modern-day problems for the first time ever in history. School, slumber parties and elections are […]

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Holiday Outing: Gaylord National Harbor ICE!

Posted December 16th, 2015 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

Holiday Outing: Gaylord National Harbor ICE!

While some cities, like New York, have a rich tradition of winter celebrations, Washington, D.C., is largely lacking in such attractions.  New York has the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and ice-skating rink, New Year’s Eve in Times Square, and snow in Central Park.  Washington has freezing rain on Pennsylvania Avenue […]

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A Necessary Gift: Estate Planning for Families

Posted December 14th, 2015 by Sandie in Parenting

A Necessary Gift: Estate Planning for Families

My three kids won’t know what Santa (with help from my husband and me) have gotten them until Christmas morning, when they race to the tree to tear open their presents. But on December 25, and on every day of the year, my husband and I have an invisible present for our kids, […]

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Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

Posted December 9th, 2015 by Sandie in Entertainment, Theater

Family Friendly Theater: Akeelah and the Bee

AKEELAH AND THE BEE, now running at Arena Stage through December 27, 2015, is a joyous, moving tale 11-year-old Akeelah Anderson’s improbable rise from an impoverished neighborhood to the national finals of the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee.  The play, adapted by Cheryl L. West from the 2006 film of the same […]

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