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Jul 30, 2018 | About Our Deals - What You Say
The Inside Ski Training Center is a Must-Do!
I have loved skiing since I was a little girl and my parents first enrolled me in ski school at age 5. Some of my favorite memories from growing up are our ski trips to Colorado with family and friends. I was so excited to take my oldest daughter Clara skiing for her first time a few years ago and now it is something we look forward to doing together every winter. I first heard about The ...
Jul 24, 2018 | About Our Deals - What You Say
Real Mom Review: Pirate's Cove Waterpark
I visited Pirate’s Cove Waterpark with my husband, 7-year-old twin boys, and 3-year-old daughter. The park is located in Pohick Bay Regional Park in Lorton, VA. There is something for everyone at this water park, and we all had a blast! We arrived when the park opened at 11 a.m., and other than a few camp groups, the park was not crowded at all. So, a weekday morning is a great time to ...
Jul 23, 2018 | About Our Deals - What You Say
Real Mom Review: Land of Little Horses Farm Park
We had a great visit to the Land of Little Horses Farm Park. After showing our vouchers and buying a feed cup for the animals ($5 and $2.50 refills), we headed into the park. After a few loops around the gazebo on the ride-on tractors, we headed into the main barn for the grooming session. One of the best things about the park is the amount you get to interact with all the ...
Jul 20, 2018 | About Our Deals - What You Say
Real Mom Review: Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens
Our visit to the “Wings of Fancy” exhibit at Brookside Gardens was wonderful. The exhibit is located at the South Conservatory, but we parked at the Brookside Garden Visitor Center. We followed the “Butterfly signs” and enjoyed our walk (8 minutes) on the shaded path to the exhibit. The Wings of Fancy exhibit entrance is located on right side of the conservatory building. ...
Jul 19, 2018 | Just For Fun
#WhereKidsPlay: Share Photos of Your Family Fun This Summer to Win!
We're turning up the heat this summer on our #WhereKidsPlay fan photo contest! Use our special hashtag to tag photos of your family fun on Instagram or Twitter and you could win FOUR tickets to Six Flags America ($240 Value!)*. Note that you must follow CertifiKID (@certifikid) and your account must be set to public for your entries to qualify. If our team spots a photo that we find ...
Jul 16, 2018 | About Our Deals - What You Say
Real Mom Review: Tiny Estates
My 9-year-old daughter, Ryan, is obsessed with the tiny houses featured on HGTV, so when a CertifiKID deal for Tiny Estates popped up, I grabbed it! Located in Elizabethtown, PA, Tiny Estates is an easy 2 1/2-hour drive from the Northern Virginia area. I wanted the getaway location to be a surprise, so I didn't tell the kids (Ryan, 9 and big brother Henry, 11) where we were going. ...
Jul 15, 2018 | About Our Deals - What We Say
Field Report: Kids' Crafternoons at A.C. Moore
While I’ll openly admit that I’m more of a “store-bought mom" than a “DIY mom," I love fostering my 4-year-old daughter, Hannah's, creativity and love for all things arts and crafts. When I learned about A.C. Moore’s $2 Kids’ Crafternoon program, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to get out of the house and the summer heat, and give Hannah a fun project that I didn’t ...
Jul 12, 2018 | Just For Fun
2018 National Ice Cream Day Deals, Coupons and Freebies
There's only one thing we love more than cold ice cream on a hot summer day - FREE ice cream! No matter your politics, I think there's one thing we can ALL agree on: President Ronald Reagan was a total rock star for proclaiming the month of July as "National Ice Cream Month" and the third Sunday of July as "National Ice Cream Day." Yes, he actually signed this into ...
Jul 11, 2018 | About Our Deals - What You Say
Real Mom Review: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Natural Bridge
Our camping trip at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Natural Bridge was awesome! When we made our reservation, the agent booked us in a tent site right next to all the activities and bathroom, which was so convenient. Check-in was a breeze. We did not even have to get out of our car because they checked us in at the entry booth and escorted us to our campsite. I would recommend ...
Jul 10, 2018 | Just For Fun
FREE Slurpee Day! The NEW Flavor Your Kids Will Love
7-Eleven is giving away free Slurpees! On Wednesday, July 11, or 7/11, 7-Eleven is celebrating the refreshing drink by handing out free small size Slurpees from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. But that's not all! They're debuting a new flavor as part of the promotion. Drum roll please .... Cap'n Crunch's Crunch Berries Slurpee is the new featured flavor! This yummy spin on a breakfast ...
Jul 09, 2018 | Just For Fun
HOT Stuff for Moms: Summer 2018
Our top picks for the hottest things to read, eat, drink, watch, play, and wear this summer! Book: When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weiseberger (A Devil Wears Prada Novel) Summer Cocktail: Vodka Popsicles. Try this recipe from Cool Mom Picks. Shows to Binge: Santa Clarita Diet, The Handmaid's Tale, The Staircase, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Game: Fortnite, of ...
Jun 27, 2018 | DC/MD/VA | Baltimore | Just For Fun
Unique Ways to Celebrate July 4th With Kids in DC, Maryland and Virginia
Trekking downtown to watch the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display illuminate the sky above the Washington Monument on the National Mall is something every family should do at least once. However, if you've been there, done that and are looking for something a little different this year, check out these unique ways to celebrate Independence Day in DC, Maryland and Virginia with ...
Jun 25, 2018 | Just For Fun
A Family Fourth: Kid-Friendly 4th of July Party Ideas
Fireworks, cookouts, fun summer treats, and good old fashioned outdoor fun are what July 4th celebrations are all about. Whether you're organizing a neighborhood get together, or just celebrating with your family, check out our list of kid-approved 4th of July eats, decorations and activities. Photo: 4th of July Breakfast Flag Holes by Jac o'lyn Murphy Designs Kick off the ...
Jun 18, 2018 | DC/MD/VA | Just For Fun
15 Kid-Friendly Washington, D.C. Restaurants With Awesome Outdoor Patios
Photo: Macdowell's Brew Kitchen The temps are rising and that means spending more time in the fresh outdoors with friends and family. If you’re looking to soak up some Vitamin D while you dine, the Washington, D.C. area has lots of family-friendly outdoor dining options. From Italian to Cuban, below are some of the friendliest and yummiest places to dine al fresco in the DMV that ...
Jun 11, 2018 | Just For Fun
Freebies for Kids: 14 Top Picks to Save Families Big Bucks
Let’s face it, raising kids is expensive. The good news is that there are a lot of kids' freebies out there if you know where to look. Check out this list with links to some of our personal faves! 1. Free Kids' Books and Magazines Dolly Parton's Imagination Library - Book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in ...
Jun 05, 2018 | Just For Fun
10 Free Summer Reading Programs For Kids
For many kids, the end of the school year signals the beginning of a long "summer slide" or "summer brain drain" -- the loss of academic skills and knowledge that takes place when kids aren't actively engaged in learning at school. Decades of research show that kids lose between one to three months of grade level equivalency in reading and math skills over the summer. ...
May 30, 2018 | Just For Fun
National Donut Day 2018: Where to Score Your Freebies!
Sweet treat lovers, rejoice! National Donut Day (or is it doughnut?) is this Friday, June 1st! Many retailers celebrate this joyous occasion by bestowing freebies and delicious deals on their customers. Lucky us! Believe it or not, there is real history behind this annual celebration of deliciousness that is observed on the first Friday of June. It was first established in 1938 as a fund ...
May 08, 2018 | DC/MD/VA | About Our Deals - What We Say | Just For Fun
10 Super Cool Baltimore Summer Camps
Summer is a great time for kids and teens to de-stress from the school year, have a ton of fun, and learn a new skill. Well, we’ve got some great news for you - they can do all three at a day or summer camp! There are a ton of camps to choose from in the Baltimore, MD area that your child will love. From traditional day and sports camps to academic and specialty camps, you’ll find a great camp ...
May 08, 2018 | DC/MD/VA | Just For Fun | About Our Deals - What We Say
10 Washington, D.C. Summer Camps That Will Make You Wish You Were a Kid Again
When you think of summertime, it conjures up memories of barbeques, pool days, and awesome summer camp experiences. Now that you’re a parent, it’s time to enroll your kids in a camp they love! There are so many summer camps in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. area. From traditional day camps and sports camps to academic camps and specialty camps, there are so many options to choose ...
May 03, 2018 | Just For Fun | Business
Florida With Kids: 5 Unique Family-Friendly Attractions
Photo: VISIT FLORIDA With its impressive mix of lovely weather, stunning beaches and awesome theme parks, Florida is a premier vacation destination for families, not just in the U.S., but from around the world. Go on safari, visit an Indian reservation, swim with dolphins, or learn to sail. Just want to relax? Take a break from it all and bask in the sun on a beautiful beach. From ...
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Real Mom Review: Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch
7 BOO-rific Halloween-Themed Events in Baltimore for Families
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8 Spooktacular Halloween Events in Washington, DC for Families
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FREE Halloween & Fall Class Party Guide From SignUp.com
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