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.

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 […]

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 […]

It’s Time to Watch Our Words

Photo of surprised young woman with hands on her mouth.Isolated on white.

I want to start off by saying that I know this election sucked.  Big time.  People weren’t happy with their choices (some were), the choices were polarized (why don’t we have a moderate party?), and we had someone win the popular vote and lose the electoral college (and that is always hard to swallow). However, […]

Review: Homeschool Legacy


I teach the cooking side of home ec for my kids and another family, but I’ve never really used a curriculum for it, so I was excited to try Homeschool Legacy‘s once a week micro study for Cooking up History with the Founding Presidents.  This great series has some other fun options, which would be great to […]

Review: C Lucas Photography


We’ve done family pictures dozens of times, and we have a pretty good variety of lifestyle, portrait, artistic, and candid pictures to pull from in that category- and while she does do family pictures, that’s not really what Chelsea of C Lucas Photography focuses on.  She initially contacted me about doing a boudoir session (But […]