Travel to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Posted April 16th, 2015 by Sandie in Living, Travel

Travel to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

Summer break provides a wonderful opportunity to get away with your kids. It’s not always possible, however, to plan a trip to a far-flung destination. Sure, I have friends going to Iceland, Costa Rica, and Paris  this summer, but for most of us without the budget or the Frequent Flier […]

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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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A Day at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Posted April 10th, 2015 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

A Day at Manassas National Battlefield Park

Ever since moving to Northern Virginia four months ago, I had been eager to check out the Civil War battlefields in Manassas. I was skeptical whether my four children (ages 1, 3, 6, and 9) would find it interesting or constantly be asking, “Is it time to go yet?” Our […]

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Easter Weekend 2015: Egg Hunts

Posted April 3rd, 2015 by Sandie in Around Town, Living

Easter Weekend 2015: Egg Hunts

If your family is like ours, you didn’t win the White House Easter Egg Roll lottery. The disappointment is now at a 7-year streak, but hey, that’s okay. There are definitely other Easter Egg hunts around the area to keep you entertained this holiday weekend. Here are three (one in […]

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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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Medieval Times Offers Families Spring Break Special

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

Medieval Times Offers Families Spring Break Special

Medieval Times’ Baltimore Castle is offering families — and anyone else interested in attending — a special Spring Break deal valid only until April 12th. From now until the end of the promotion (also the end of local Spring Break season), you get Buy One Get One Free pricing*. Since […]

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GIVEAWAY: Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS

Posted March 11th, 2015 by Sandie in Around Town, Entertainment, Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: Ringling Bros. Presents LEGENDS

The circus is coming back to town! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDSSM — the latest show from the world’s iconic circus. If you and your family are looking for an activity this Spring– either before or after Spring break — check out LEGENDS, which features everything kids love about […]

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