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Review: Encore Stage & Studio’s Production of Jingle ARRGH the Way!

Review: Encore Stage & Studio’s Production of Jingle ARRGH the Way!

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What do you get when you cross hilarious pirates with Christmas? The perfect family holiday show: Encore Stage and Studio’s production of “Jingle ARRGH the Way!” What? When you think of the holidays, you don’t automatically think of pirates? I’m not sure I did either, but after seeing Santa singing and dancing with some of the theater’s swashbuckling best, my idea of Christmas has been changed forever!

Review: Westminster’s Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Review: Westminster’s Production of The Taming of the Shrew

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Last Saturday night I experienced a “Shakespeare-gone-south- gone-50’s” rendition of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Sounds crazy, but it worked! T…

The Patchwork Bear – Preserving Memories in Cuddly Fashion

The Patchwork Bear – Preserving Memories in Cuddly Fashion

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Tucked away in each of my child's closets is one bin of my favorite baby clothes. I had to limit myself or they all would have been saved! Tho…

Llama Llama Plush-arama!

Llama Llama Plush-arama!

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I was introduced to the Llama Llama series by author and illustrator Anna Dewdney when my son was born. I was enamored by the catchy, rhyming …

3-D Motokits

3-D Motokits

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My 8-year-old son loves to build models and do puzzles, so I was very intrigued when I heard about the 3D-Motokits. We tackled the Tyrannosaur…

Strengths Based Parenting

Strengths Based Parenting

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One of the things that really made me like this book was how it addressed how we so easily compare our first born kids to that of our friends.…

Lycee Rochambeau - The French International School

Lycee Rochambeau - The French International School

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The French International School is a place where children start from the beginning to learn in a well-rounded and thorough way. We were amazed…

Peek-A-Zoo T-Shirt: Wearable Education

Peek-A-Zoo T-Shirt: Wearable Education

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Children love to play dress up! I still remember the trunk we had in our attic full of fun things to pull out and pretend with. The Peek-A-Zoo…

DK’s Early Literacy Program

DK’s Early Literacy Program

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As my eldest is finishing up preschool and heading to kindergarten, we are beginning to explore early reading. We have combed the library shel…

Buzzfeed's Tasty Junior Cookbook

Buzzfeed's Tasty Junior Cookbook

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Buzzfeed Tasty has become known for it’s aerial-view cooking videos of sometimes simple or sometimes indulgent recipes. Tasty Junior does this…

Chantilly Academy Preschool

Chantilly Academy Preschool

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The Chantilly Academy Preschool program and its staff have become an extension of our family. It is clear they really see my son and take the …

BABYBUG and CLICK Magazines from Cricket Media

BABYBUG and CLICK Magazines from Cricket Media

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Reading has become a fun, family-time event for my children and me.

Beech-Nut Snacks

Beech-Nut Snacks

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Snacks are an integral part of my kids’ day, and a main source of nutrition because, let’s face it, snacks are more fun to eat than actual mea…

COBBLESTONE Magazine: Discover American History

COBBLESTONE Magazine: Discover American History

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My teenage son, Sebastian, and I were in our pediatrician’s lobby and I noticed COBBLESTONE Magazine in the bookrack. COBBLESTONE Magazine is …

A Dog's Purpose

A Dog's Purpose

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“A Dog’s Purpose” is a heartfelt movie, perfect for any dog lover. But, get the tissues handy; this movie is a tearjerker. The movie is based …

A Joyful Time in the Tub with Joyful Bath Co.

A Joyful Time in the Tub with Joyful Bath Co.

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With a toddler in the house, we are always running a bath. Whether it’s the latest potty training accident or a “really fun” afternoon in the …

CHI Au Pair USA

CHI Au Pair USA

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My husband and I both work outside the home and travel frequently. Because of this, CHI Au Pair’s program is perfect for us, as we need anothe…

Spice Up Your Dinner Routine with 8 Myles Sauces

Spice Up Your Dinner Routine with 8 Myles Sauces

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Looking for a way to spice up your dinner routine? Then you need to check out 8 Myles sauces, a DC-based sauce company. I recently tried a var…

Nail Saloon

Nail Saloon

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I was a habitual nail biter for 28 years: I bit the nail right to the pink quick. My cuticles were always ripped or scabbed, and I had no idea…

Saltopia

Saltopia

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Saltopia Artisan Infused Sea Salts immediately gained my attention when I read the company is headquartered in New Jersey, not far from where …