Look who’s on IG

It’s Chin Y’all! No really you can follow her on instagram as @itschinyall! Here she is singing one of her favorite songs… some Merle Haggard.

Bonding over Parenting Fails

It was a night full of jokes, real stories and even a boob bump. Yep, Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner delivered more than just laughs at the book signing for their latest baby “Sh*tty Mom For All Seasons“. Anj Varma at Kidville led a discussion about parenting fails and how to pitch your story to the media. It was awesome to see so many moms with kids young and old come out! People asked questioned and even shared their parenting confessions. One mom confessed she drove over her daughter’s bike on the way out to get to the event! The reaction from the room was in line with the theme of the book: We got you sister. You are not alone!

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Sh*tty Mom is Coming to Town

shttymomCOME CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF THE BRAND NEW BOOK SH*TTY MOM FOR ALL SEASONS & MEET THE DYNAMIC MEDIA MOGULS BEHIND IT!

I’m excited to join New York Times Best Selling authors Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner April 10th in Bethesda for an evening of laughter and real mom talk! They’re not only amazing TODAY Show producers and the creators of TODAYSMoms they are awesome friends and above all really really cool chicks. Alicia and Mary Ann won’t hold back and will gladly share their thoughts on modern parenting! They’ll also sign your book and promise to keep it clean. Okay.. no promises I’m told.

BUT WAIT.. THERE’S MORE: Anjali Varma,The Modern Mompreneur and owner of Kidville Bethesda will lead a panel discussion with Mary Ann, Alicia and me on how to pitch your business to the media.

TICKETS includes a personalized copy of the book Sh*tty Mom for All Seasons, admission to the event, beverages, a few sweet treats, and a portion of the ticket price will go to support ONE.ORG. With limited space.. all tickets must be purchased in advance.

SH*TTY MOM EVENT: Get tickets here!

The Deets:
When:Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Kidville – 4825 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814

More on these awesome mamas: Alicia Ybarbo and Mary Ann Zoellner are both Emmy Award-winning producers for the Today Show. They’ve each been at NBC for more than 15 years.They’re also NewYork Times bestselling authors of “Sh*tty Mom,” which is a humorous take on letting go of perfection to be the best parent you can be. Their next book in the series, “Sh*tty Mom For All Seasons: Half-@ssing It All Year Long,” hits bookstores April 5th.

Hoppy Easter!

From the mountains of Colorado to the South Lawn of the White House… we send our Easter blessings in this time of love and renewal!

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On Stage Now!

The Spring has welcomed some wonderful productions for the kiddos in our area. We just ventured to the charming Glen Echo Park to see Adora’s favorite story James and the Giant Peach. The production is showing through April 5th at Adventure Theater. More information here. It’s really a darling show with wonderful costumes and a lively cast. Adora loved meeting some of her favorite pests… Miss Spider.. Mr Centipede… the Grasshopper! I love the intimacy of this small theater. Note it’s about 75 minutes and there’s no intermission. Bathroom breaks are no problem.. just leave after a number and you’ll be escorted back in. Afterwards… it’s fun to let the kids play at the park’s playground.

This week we’re excited to see another fave.. Annie. The show is playing at the National Theatre.

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Here’s a sampling of the performance!

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Under the Rainbow

Our celebration of St. Patrick’s Day continues with some fun snacks and crafts. Create a rainbow anywhere with just tissue paper and streamers!  Then surprise the kids with cupcake sleeves filled with lucky charms. Let them have fun dyeing the milk green! This was my daughter’s favorite part. Update on the Leprechaun trap: no luck yet!

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Making a Leprechaun Trap

It’s March 1st so the official countdown to one of my favorite holidays (not because it’s my birthday hee hee) is on! St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner which means we don’t have much time to catch that tricky Leprechaun. The kids had the best time making a trap. It’s so easy. All you need is a shoe box, a stick or pencil and some moss. Fill the box up and prop the top with the stick. You can bait the leprechaun with mini pots of gold, coins, skittles or me lucky charms! We know the little guys like rainbows too.. so we added one on the box. As we were making the trap Adora asked me if leprechauns have families. I told her of course they do. She then got sad and said.. well if we trap him then what about his family. I told her it’s like a fish.. we always throw it back :)

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Princess Play Dates

There’s a little magical kingdom tucked away in the town of Herndon Virginia. It’s where my Adora and her fellow princesses from class met up up for the ultimate princess play date. Not only were they greeted by Rapunzel, Ariel and Cinderella… they got to make jewelry and paint nails. The girls loved the big closet filled with every gown you could imagine! The day was filled with dancing, games and getting carried away everywhere from Cinderella’s carriage to Ariel’s grotto!

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St. Patrick’s Day for the Kids

st patsI love St. Patrick’s day and I feel there’s so little time to celebrate it between  Valentine’s and Easter. I found a couple ways you and the family can enjoy a lil luck ‘o’ the Irish in the coming weeks.

St. Paddy’s Peas and Potatoes
St. Patricks Day is the traditional day to plant potatoes.Learn more about them while listening to tales of leprechauns. Kiddos get to plant peas and potatoes in the garden. March 12th at 1pm.

Flying Feet & Fiddle Bows: An Irish Celebration
Leap into the St. Paddy’s Day spirit as the Bog Band throw an authentic Irish ceili party. March 17 at 10:15potatoes

Parades!
From DC to MD to VA there are St. Pat’s Parades happening the first couple weeks of March. Here’s a full list. One Alexandria’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is March 5th Get parade route and more here. Washington DC St Patrick’s Day Parade is March 13th More info at DCStPatsParade

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Our Fairy Door

My daughter loves fairies. When thdoore weather is nice we actually have gone on walks looking for real fairies. Well if your little one is into the whimsy they’ll probably love the Lil Fairy Door. This is a door that can be put on your wall in a book shelf pretty much any where your fairy likes to get in and out of your house while you’re sleeping. You leave her notes.. and she writes you back. Adora sometimes leaves her gifts.. and she gets surprises sometimes too. The fairy is always watching.. kind of like Elf on the Shelf. She wants to make sure you’re being on your very best behavior. She also has teeny tiny fairy ears .. so when you scream it really hurts. Sometimes I have to remind the kids of that. We got our fairy door here but it took a while to come in because things were back-ordered. Since then I found some cheaper ones with adorable accessories on etsy.

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Found these fun accessories at 15Monkeys on Etsy!

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Do you ever scroll through your camera roll for pix and videos you took years ago? I was stuck waiting at a place with no wi-fi (heaven forbid!) so I decided to look at the oldest stuff stored on my phone. That's when I came across this video. It's of Adora 2 years ago on a quest to find real fairies. As time goes by…it's amazing how one can forget little moments, sweet frames of childhood captured on the fly.Thank goodness for that crummy wi-fi.

Posted by Angie Goff on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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