My name is Kristina and I love Prince William County. I was born here, I grew up here, I went away briefly for college, and I came back here to raise my family. I hope that my site helps you to love it here just as much as I do! I think that Prince William is every bit as awesome as Fairfax, if not more, and I'm here to make sure you know that there is plenty to do without ever stepping a single foot north of Lake Ridge.
I don't think anyone really cares to know much about me, but in the spirit of tradition:
My husband Austin and I have been together for over 14 years. He is my absolute favorite person in the whole world, even when he's making me nuts. We have 3 children, who are 8 (Savannah- far right), 10 (Logan- far left) and 13 (Riley- center). They're homeschooled and in grades 3, 5, and 7. I like to run (slowly, but still), and I am a brain cancer survivor, and if you need help or support, am happy to be there for you- just get in touch.
We live mid-county and spend a lot of time driving around to various kid activities. When I'm not messing around on Facebook or this page, I volunteer with my church and kids' activities, work for our state delegate, and like to cook, read, and listen to music. My undergraduate degree is in comparative religion, and I'd love to be a professor of religious studies or write books on religion when I grow up.
I'm not currently sure when I plan on doing that. But when I do, I have a plan.
You can read more about my website:
Spotlight on Kristina @ PwcMoms
(Real Housewives Northern VA)
"Mommy Mafia Has Lowdown on Events"
Enterprising Mom Creates Local Site for Parents
Going Places: Kristina Schnack Kotlus and PwcMoms
(Prince William Living)
Lake Ridge Mom Recognized as Best Blogger in NoVA
(Washington Family Magazine)
D.C. Mom (and Dad!) Bloggers We Love
40 Under 40
Best of Prince William (Blogging)
You can also find my writing at Potomac Local
, Prince William Living Magazine
, and Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine
. If I can just get them to let me on TV, I'll be a media mogul...like Martha Stewart, but without a rap sheet!
My site is PR Friendly, and I'm happy to hear from you about kid-friendly events in and around Prince William County and the DC Metro Area. I will occasionally accept product reviews, as well.
I accept guest blog submissions, but am specifically interested in local voices and authors. If you're a northern Virginia local, especially in Prince William County, and would like a place to share your voice, I'd like to hear from you! If you are a company trying to send me some bogus guest post because you just want a link back to your site that is based in another country and sells pharmaceuticals, fireworks, or anything else I wouldn't let my kids play with, the answer is probably no.
I do giveaway posts, which also include a product review. I also do paid advertisement spots. However, I always reserve the right to share my true experience with users. That means that even if a sponsor provides me with free product, if I'm not happy with it, I'm going to tell you. I also do a fairly extensive calendar. Whenever I am informed of changes, I update the calendar to reflect them- but I'm not always told if a session changes or is cancelled. Please call before you go to an event, especially if it is an outdoor venue and there is inclement weather. I do my personal best to provide accurate content, but I am not responsible for changes that I am not informed of. It is always free to post an event with me on the calendar- and I will list for any organization that falls within my guidelines as being child, teen, and/or family friendly. This includes religious organizations, community groups, and businesses. I do not list classes that require a monthly or yearly subscription, but I do list walk-in classes or "open play" times.
Also, all content is mine. And you can't have it without my permission because I share worse than your toddler. In Big People Speak, that is to say:
© Kristina Schnack Kotlus, KSD, LLC and PwcMoms.com 2009-2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Brief excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Kristina Schnack Kotlus and PwcMoms.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content including a LIVE link. THIS INCLUDES OUR CALENDAR. While all the events on our calendar are public domain, we write the information in, and you may not copy our calendar for public use or benefit to your business or website without our express permission. Individual readers are, of course, welcome to subscribe to our calendar, or to copy events for personal use any time.