Giveaway! Convoy Cleaning Services


Once upon a time I had a cleaning service ask me to do a review, and it didn’t go well.  In fact, it went terribly.  My hardwood floors were sticky and things got broken.  But I liked the idea of someone else cleaning my house, because I am insanely busy with a business and a […]

Winter/Christmas/Santa 2016


Fun ideas for special holiday events, memorable winter fun, and a great time in Prince William County!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas Brought to you by Virginia Gateway and PwcMoms


I got some of my Christmas shopping done early this year filling stockings for my eldest son (turning 13 on Sunday!!) and my youngest daughter (she’s 8).  Need some ideas? Here’s what I came up with shopping all in one convenient location at Virginia Gateway! I got new knit stockings for all three of my […]

Guest Post: Top Holiday Gifts to Teach Your Child a Second Language


With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, it’s time to set your sights on your growing holiday shopping list. For this year’s Christmas, why not replace a few toys from your child’s “Santa” list with some of these top five must-try language essentials? Snap and Pairs Game from Lil’ollo. When it comes to fun games […]

Widewater State Park Groundbreaking


Reader Meetup at Brew Republic


Thank you, thank you, thank you guys for such a fun night out at Brew Republic in Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center! We had a ton of people come out on a Monday night to celebrate 10,000 fans with us! Okay, fine, they came out to win stuff.  Let me dream it was just for […]

How Can Prince William Heal?


Join local leaders and community organizers for a discussion of how our community can heal and move forward from the recent election.

Breakfast with Santa @Old Country Buffet


Join Old Country Buffet tomorrow for a Breakfast with Santa! December 3, 2016 from 8:30am-10:00am. NO RESERVATIONS.  Kids under 3 are free, kids 4-11 are $4.79 plus tax, 12 and up are $7.55 plus beverage and tax, Seniors are $7.49 plus tax and beverage.

Busch Gardens Christmas Town 2016

Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration; November 27, 2011. ©2011 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

We were fortunate enough to be asked back to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens again this year. This event transforms the park into a winter wonderland of lights and sounds. You can visit the Highland Stables where the signature Busch Clydesdales live (Busch Gardens Image) Or enjoy the “Polar Pathway”, normally Escape From Pompeii (Busch […]

Report: Less Than 1/4 of US Kids Meet Activity Guidelines


The 2016 United States Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth shows only 21.6 percent of children ages 6-19 meet U.S. physical activity guidelines. Further, nearly 63 percent of children are exceeding sedentary behavior guidelines, which suggest no more than two hours of screen time per day. Less than 13 percent of children […]

Thanksgiving at Whole Foods Market


It’s so pretty! Let’s start with the obvious:  We don’t have a Whole Foods in Prince William County (although if you guys are reading this, there are Wegmans at either end of our county and so I think a 365 Market in central Manassas- have you seen Old Town, it’s adorable- would be really fantastic). […]

Santa’s Flight Academy at Fair Oaks Mall


When we headed out to breakfast with Santa at Fair Oaks Mall, I thought that only one of my kids (the youngest) was going to have fun and the others would tolerate it- but surprisingly my almost-thirteen-year-old had a great time making sure his sister had a great time.  My middle guy, well, he’s in […]