Parents in Northern Virginia know summer is on it's way when the free "Little Tots" entertainment series kicks off at Fairfax Corner and Virginia Gateway.
Some of the hottest names in local kids' entertainment rock the stage with fun shows for the whole family. The Fairfax Corner location even offers some Wednesday night performances at 6:30 p.m. for working families. Check out the whole schedule here!
It's been far too long, but after a decade the beloved children's entertainer Raffi has returned to the U.S. with a new concert, “Raffi #belugagrads Concert.” Once called "the most popular children’s singer in the English-speaking world” by the Washington Post, Raffi's new concert follows a string of highly successful family shows this past Fall in Canada where six of the seven were virtual sell-outs....
I recently had an opportunity to meet Monique Nadeau from the website Grow Your Family Strong. She led a discussion on healthy eating habits and how to use some basic food principles to build a sound diet that will nourish your family and build excellent eating habits for life.
Let's rewind a bit. When I first heard about the discussion on my Vienna Moms newsletter I did a double take. As my husband can attest to, I am currently having an existential crisis with respect to food. Lately food has been a HUGE issue in my home. I was recently told my youngest daughter (16 months-old) is underweight. What? How can this be? My older daughter was always solid on the weight and height charts and I thought my little one was getting the nutrients and food that she needed. What could be wrong? Of course doctors throw a lot of worst-case scenarios at you. After an examine, urine analysis and running blood work her pediatrician determined there was nothing physically wrong with her, she just needs to eat more! Umm...I guess it was an operator error (me being the operator). Great...more mommy points taken off the board!
Have I been so busy with life that I haven't noticed that my toddler is dropping more food on the floor then into her mouth. Clearly, I had a big problem!
As many of us know April is Autism Awareness Month. As April draws to a close I wanted to take an opportunity to again highlight a special story that was first published in 2008. This special story was written and shared by my incredible sister-in-law.
When this article was first written in April 2008 Joe Jr. was 16 years-old. Today he is 21 years-old and is thriving as a college junior who will graduate in May 2014. He works hard at school, he is busy every summer at his job and he is currently debating whether he wants to continue on to get his master's degree. He is beyond amazing!
I am a firm believer that his successes in life are due in large part to early intervention, loving and engaged parents, an all-star sister and, of course, his own amazing efforts! I hope you find my sister-in-law's journey to be moving and inspirational.
Joseph was born on November 19, 1991; he was named after two great men in this world, his Father and his Grandfather. Second in line to his sister Stephanie, just 12 months his senior. Joe is currently 16 years old and a sophomore at our local PUBLIC school; I emphasize PUBLIC because like all children afflicted with Autism, we were facing huge odds that Joe would one-day talk, let alone attend Public High School. He is a nut for sports and, although does not play them, can tell you every fact and statistic there is to know on every team, player or division. He currently takes stats for the girl's Basketball team and boys Softball at his High School. He loves Drama, Girls and has performed in many school productions. Like all teenagers, is anxious to drive and just passed his permit test in the state of NJ. Joe is liked and admired by everyone and is the most outgoing child. Always wanting to be a part or lend a helping hand. Most important, he is happy. This was NOT how it all began........
Nothing is better than farm fresh produce, organic meats and cheeses, local baked goods, beautiful flowers and herbs, and artisan products. We've got the scoop on where the farmers' markets are at in Northern Virginia this season. Come out and support your local farmers and enjoy the market experience with your whole family!
Calling all 4th and 5th grade aspiring authors!
Christy Hartman Myers Writing Workshop at Gunston Hall
for all 4th & 5th grade aspiring authors
Sat., June 8, 2013 from 8:45 - 3:30
10709 Gunston Road
Mason Neck, VA 22079
Call to register: 703-550-9220
Space is limited to 36 participants.
$15 fee collected at the workshop
Experts in the fields of poetry, journalism, fiction & biography guide students
in creating their own stories and illustrations.
Lunch and snacks and all sessions and materials included in the workshop fee.
Plus, enter to win a family membership to Gunston Hall for a year by commenting on this post below. This giveaway is open to ALL local families, not just those participating in the workshop. Find out more:
Justin Roberts and the NOT READY FOR NAPTIME PLAYERS will be performing three shows at Jammin' Java as part of their Tot Rock series on Saturday, April 27th.
Saturday, April 27 @ 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm
• All ages $15
• General admission seated
• First come, first seated
After the show -- The lobby bar stays open!
Learn more and win tickets to the 12:30 show, plus a copy of Justin's new CD "Lullaby" below."
The DIY Network's I Want That is back and is currently casting homeowners in the Washington D.C Metro Area.
I Want That is a fast-paced tour through the latest and greatest home and garden products. From smart appliances, hardware gadgets and tools to home finishings and the newest products for your pets, cars and gardens, there is something for everyone on I Want That! This series earns its unique, authentic DIY flavor by featuring real homeowners demonstrating these products in their home. In most cases you will get to keep the product that you demonstrate.
The casting team is seeking enthusiastic, clear-spoken homeowners who can breathe life into the products featured on I Want That. Fully-finished homes (or rooms) and homeowners with flexible weekday schedules will distinguish a casting application. Some basic home improvement experience is required. Homes within 30 minutes driving time from downtown Washington D.C. will be strongly considered. Please keep in mind, this is not a renovation show and we do not make-over homes or entire rooms.
To apply, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please include ALL of the following:
With summer right around the corner, it's a great time to nail down your summer camp plans and that's why we're happy to introduce you to a great option for preschool and elementary aged children in Northern Virginia. The Creative Difference is a an educational enrichment program based in Arlington that provides after school, tutoring, camps, and parents night out programs.
Our awesome sponsor Baby Blossom is giving away a Chicco C6 Capri Stroller in Topazio. Read more and enter below!
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