Community Conversation: School Safety Wrap-Up


(Warning: This is a long post.  Apologies.  Scroll to the end for resources/video) After the Parkland shooting, many of you sent me questions- I assume because you didn’t know who else to ask- and I was completely unqualified to answer them, but they broke my heart.  I love our community and I love kids, and […]

Silver Sparkles Wrap-Up 2018!


Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support Silver Sparkles! This fun day means so much to me, and I love being able to give all of the proceeds to brain cancer research.  We still have a few checks coming in- but we should be very close to $6000 when all is […]

Mom2Mom Consignment Coming to Manassas


Looking for a way to get affordable children’s clothing? Check out Mom2Mom Consignment’s newest location in Manassas! They’ll be at the Prince William County Fairgrounds March 16-18th.  For details on consigning or shopping, visit their website, and be sure to check out our giveaway on Facebook!!

National Capital Mom Conference 2018


The First Ever “Conference for Moms” in the DC Metro Area Fairfax, Virginia- January 20, 2018: The National Capital Mom Conference (NCMC), an up-and-coming organization, has launched an all-day event for mothers in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. The conference is being held at the Waterford Reception Center in Springfield Virginia on Saturday April 14th, […]

Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen


Disney on Ice’s Frozen is my favorite show! I went once before when they came through, and it’s just an amazing show.  I love that they tell the whole story, and that you still get to see your favorite characters (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Nemo, and the Princesses/Princes all open the show and close the show). […]

Presidents’ Day in DC


Join all the past US Heads of State for a truly Presidential Experience this Monday! Celebrate President’s Day with Madame Tussauds Washington DC. Throughout this interactive experience in the President’s Gallery, visitors can meet and learn exciting new facts about every former Commanders-in-Chief as well as important American historical events. Don’t forget to step into […]

Silver Sparkles 2018


I am so excited!! Silver Sparkles (named because my friends thought grey ribbons were too plain for me) has become such a fun event, and I love meeting you all!! This year, we’ve done things a little differently, since it’s my 5th year since my initial diagnosis. Get your family ticket (yes, just one for […]

Guest Post: The Best Time of Year to Get Huge Deals on Your Big Purchases

big ways to save all year round

When you’re in your twenties spending money on those big-ticket items can be a really tough decision. I mean, how many of us wait until our refrigerator completely dies before forking out for a new one? The trouble with shopping this way is you’ll probably end up spending quite a bit more on purchases like […]

Softball Camp with the Nationals


The Nationals are excited to announce Softball Camps for Girls this summer! While the Nationals have been hosting youth baseball summer programming for both boys and girls for years, the team listened to feedback from parents and created a softball camp for girls ages 5-8! Please note, girls may still sign up for Nationals Baseball […]

The Hollywood Special Effects Show: HPAC

Hylton Performing Arts Center Hylton Family Series The Hollywood Special FX Show Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Ever wonder how they did that? Get the inside scoop and discover the science and secrets to making movie magic in this interactive and explosive show. Live on stage, join special effects professionals […]