Fall Fun 2019


Ongoing: Jack’s Pumpkin Glow, Reston     Ongoing: Lake Ridge Nursery Pumpkin Patch Monday – Friday 12pm – 7pm Saturday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Last admission will be 45 minutes before closing.   October 5, 10am-5pm Manassas Fall Jubilee. Over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and […]

Shayna’s Take: Jack’s Pumpkin Glow, Washington D.C.


On Friday October 4th, my family went to Jack’s Pumpkin Glow, Washington D.C.. The event is located at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston. We went to the earliest time slot at 7:30. Parking was very easy, there are parking attendants to guide you. Before entering the carved pumpkin area at your determined time, there are […]

Guest Post: Can You Fit Cake into Your Diet?


You’re at your favorite café and have been eyeing that slice of red velvet cake with sweet cream cheese filling. While your eyes and stomach are begging you to get it, your brain says otherwise. There are hundreds of diets out there that specifically exclude all of our favorite foods. While it’s true that healthy […]

Guest Post: Common Application Tips- The Activity Section


The Common Application is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, it allows students to fill in information just once that will then be sent to multiple schools (note that though most schools accept the Common App, not all do, so you want to be sure you double check which, if any, of […]

Review: Disney on Ice Presents Road Trip Adventures!


We’ve been going to Disney on Ice for years, and we always love it, but this year, we actually got to sit up front first row and I have to say, it was even more amazing. I’m not sure what we did to deserve such a special treat- but I didn’t realize how neat it […]

Win Tickets to Jack’s PUMPKIN GLOW and a 20% off Code!

Reston, Virginia’s Lake Fairfax Park will once again be alight with Halloween fun as JACK’S PUMPKIN GLOW, formerly known as THE GLOW, returns for the third consecutive year beginning October 3 and running through October 27.  Enjoy an immersive Halloween stroll along a trail illuminated by thousands of intricately carved pumpkins, many highlighting the Capital City’s most famous […]

Giveaway: Moon Mouse at Hylton PAC


Calling all space enthusiasts! Lightwire Theater Company uses glow-in-the dark puppets, electro-luminescent wire, movement, and dance to present a visually stunning theatrical experience that is out of this world. In an imaginative story without words, join Marvin—an outcast mouse who craves acceptance and adventure—on a thrilling space odyssey. With his homemade rocket, Marvin blasts off to […]

Disney on Ice Road Trip Adventures 2019! (And a savings code!)

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Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures Takes Families on a Fun-Fueled Excursion to Iconic Disney Destinations Fairfax, VA— Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures will whisk families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales, this multi-generational experience visits Fairfax from October 2 to 6 for […]

Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show Returns This Fall, September 28 and 29, 2019

Thomas Om, from Newport News, paints a sailing boat in his booth at the Occoquan Arts and Crafts show, May 31.

(August 12, 2019 – Occoquan, VA)  The Fall Occoquan Arts and Crafts Show will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown historic Occoquan. A 50-year tradition, this award-winning outdoor street festival features hundreds of artisans […]

Guest Post: How Should You Say It to Your Kids?


From a young age, children pick up habits and words from all sources. TV, the playground, and school are a few places where children experience interactions. However, the main source of your child’s language and mannerism is you, and it’s important be aware of what and how you speak around them. Imagine that you stub […]