Posts Tagged“washington DC”

If you are interested in a family getaway to beat the mid-Winter blahs, on Saturday March 10th the Gaylord National resort will be hosting a special Family Fun Night with Shrek & Friends. The packages include admission to: a DJ dance party with Shrek, Fiona and Puss in Boots admission to a DreamWorks movie shown on a big screen swamp juice and orge treats a Puss in Boots scavenger hunt a DreamWorks craft activity a family souvenir photo In addition to those fun activities, the hotel also has a “dancing” water fountain that performs to music each evening as well as a  junior…

The last time I crimped my hair I was 14 years old pining away for Simon LeBon of Duran Duran. (Why, oh why, wouldn’t he love me? Sniff…) The last time I used AquaNet I was 16 getting ready for a show choir competition. (Jazz hands and big hair that never moved, by God!) That is, until this past Saturday night’s Momz Share event. Pac Man, wax lips, Michael Jackson, big hair, movie posters, leg warmers… we had them all! It was so great to connect with all of the bloggers and social media mavens that attended! Special thanks to…

What keeps you up at night? A very innocent question that has been haunting me for a few days now. What keeps ME up at night? Sigh. So many things. Let me give you the back story on this question… I was privilege to be invited (along with my dear friend Lara) to a celebration for the launch of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council on Tuesday evening in Washington D.C.  (I know, right? Just a typical day at the office.) The GEC consists of ten entrepreneurs under the age of 40 who will be using their knowledge and influence to  help the…

I don’t remember the exact tweet that lead me to this discovery, I just know that my mind has been reeling ever since. The discovery I am referring to is an article on the Wall Street Journal by Amy Chua titled Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior. Even the title makes me bristle. In the piece Chua talks about the difference between “permissive Western parenting” and “demanding Eastern parenting.” It is an article filled with explosive content. Chua, a mother herself, addresses the belief system and tactics used by Chinese mothers to raise successful children. She discloses that her own children…

What to say about the Fall Momz Share event? Should I start by telling you about how I completely forgot my pants (yes, I said PANTS) and had to go back and fetch them? Or perhaps let you in on the secret that I later discovered that I also forgot my bra? (Ridiculous much?) Maybe I will skip that part and begin my tale with the scruptious food from Piv’s Restaurant or the social media themed cupcakes. Hmmm….But if I did that I would be missing the heart of the event, which is the bloggers themselves. These women are my tribe,…

So excited to announce that the official Momz Share website is live! So very, very excited! What you can expect from the new site: News about blogger networking events in the Baltimore / Washington D.C. Metro Area Guest posts by fantastic bloggers on important topics. Features on area bloggers and much, much more!

If you know me in real life you know three things about me – I adore sweets, I love running AND I am a sucker for a good cause.  And HOLY HANNA PEOPLE someone has combined these three things together to create… THE CUPCAKE RUN. Oh. My. Gosh. Cakes for Cause will be holding its first ever 5K, dubbed “The Cupcake Run” to benefit youth who  have aged out of the foster care system.  The run/walk (Because they expect walkers and kids too!) will take place on Sunday, April 11th at 8:30am in Frederick, MD. The Cupcake Run course will…

I would like to introduce to you my husband’s new mistress. Because of this woman I have been left alone to fend for myself in a house filled with mischievous boys for a week. She is very beautiful.  Oh yes.  Of course. Or at least everyone ELSE seems to think she is.  I, however, am not amused.  I find her abrasive and unyielding.  Basically, she is a wench. Her name? SNOW.  And she is the mistress of all evil. Now, most men can resist her siren song.  They patiently wait it out and pace themselves with regards to the amount…

So this is what my front yard looks like right now. (8:30am)  And it is still snowing and snowing and snowing.  I’ll do the follow up Vlog to this tomorrow as promised. So we are literally STUCK HERE. Nowhere to go. Luckily, we still have power at this point.  I have heard some of my Twitter pals up the road are dealing with outages already. That would be awful.  (And what if the Internet connection went out?  GAH! THE HORROR!) So I am going to use this opportunity to tackle two projects – my blog redesign (yippie!) and to write…

So yesterday’s snowfall went from being “awesome” to “worrisome” to “concerning” to “snowpocalypsemageddon!” OHMYGOSHWEREALLGOINGTODIEINTHESNOW!! Personally, I am not freaking out but I can see the concern from many folks.  My husband says that we have 19 inches on the ground. Our roads were plowed only once and that was at nine in the morning yesterday.  I’m thinking that we aren’t going anywhere soon.  Luckily for me, wi-fi is still on and coffee/wine are fully stocked.  I’m totally prepared.  (In case you read my blog yesterday, be not concerned for my children… my husband made a grocery store run in the…