Feb 13, 2013 | Certifikid News | Business | DC/MD/VA
Welcome to the CertifiKid Family, FamilyFINDS!
Do you remember how excited you were when you brought home your new baby? How many hours did you spend thinking about all the amazing things that little one had ahead of them. Though we’d never suggest that starting a new chapter in business could ever measure up to the sheer joy of new life, we can say that we are feeling a lot of excitement these days! This week we announced the arrival ...
Dec 14, 2012 | Just For Fun | About Our Deals - What We Say | DC/MD/VA
Let's Dish About Making Time During The Holidays
Ah, the holidays... the hustle and bustle, the parties, shopping, wrapping, scheduling and cleaning, oh my! Whether you deck the halls or light the menorah the holidays are so much more than just eight crazy nights. And we do this all on TOP of the already busy lives we lead. It’s enough to have you dreaming of a long winter’s nap! We don’t know about you, but the whole CertifiKid team ...
Jun 19, 2012 | Just For Fun | About Our Deals - What We Say
The CertifiKid Challenge: Can a Family of Six have a Week's Worth of Fun using Only CertifiKid Deals?
This Spring Break our Director of Marketing, a mom of four between the ages of 18 and 5, accepted a challenge from our CEO. Could she entertain her whole family for a week using only CertifiKid deals? See if they could do it!
Dec 11, 2011 | DC/MD/VA
Cartoon Cuts - A Fun First Cut!
As a child, I had a terrible first haircut experience. My mom had my hair chopped off into a bowl like a boy. It was so traumatic that she immediately took me to get my ears pierced so people knew I was a girl. So, when I had my daughter, I swore I would NEVER get her hair cut until it was super long and would only get it trimmed! Well, she is two and a half and her hair is down to the middle ...
Dec 07, 2011 | DC/MD/VA
Certifkid on ICE! at the Gaylord National DreamWorks Experience
(click HERE for a special offer on 2015 ICE! tickets and HERE for a Christmas on The Potomac package deal) Today we took the kids to the Gaylord National Resort for the first time. What an exciting afternoon we had! Entering the area, we were shocked to find this incredible waterfront, right here in DC, which we had never explored. There are a bunch restaurants, great places to shop and ...
Sep 30, 2011 | Certifikid News
An Interview with Our Founder and CEO; Jamie Ratner
Have you ever wanted to just sit and chat with the head of a company you like? You know, pull up a chair like Oprah and dish. That sort of thing. Our Founder and CEO, Jamie Ratner, was recently named one of the 2011 Top 40 Business Leaders Under 40 by the Washington Business Journal. So many of you sent along your congratulations, making the honor that much more special for Jamie and our team. ...
Jul 10, 2011 | About Our Deals - What We Say
Ahhh....What Can You Find Inside a Mom's Dirty Minivan?
Why is it SO hard to keep a minivan clean with two little kids? No matter how hard I try, a day doesn't go by without a spilled milk or goldfish spill. However, after running a deal on a Mobile One's car detail and getting lots of rave reviews, I finally decided (with major urging from my husband) to try the deal myself when we ran it a second time and hoped it could be my miracle ...
Jun 12, 2011 | About Our Deals - What We Say
A Certifikid Baby Shower Starring Nail Taxi & Babycakes
My little sister is about to have baby #2. I wanted to do something special for her, but we already did the big baby shower thing for her baby #1. So I had the perfect idea when I thought back to the very successful Nail Taxi party deal we ran this past Spring. I decided to make it a "drizzle" (get it...not "shower"). It turned out to be two and a half hours of relaxation, ...
May 23, 2011
All the Details on Certifikid's Birthday Party "Favorite Things" Giveaway
Now that you’ve received the email announcement about our Birthday Party "Favorite Things" giveaway, here are more details about some of our favorite things which the lucky winners of this contest will receive in their goodie bags. (If you don’t know what we’re talking about, check your email!)
May 22, 2011
A Nostalgic Trip Down on the Farm for the Mom of Certifikid's Founder
Visiting Clark's Elioak Farm today with my children and grandchildren was like going back in time to my childhood. As I entered the farm, my attention immediately went to the large story book structures that I had remembered seeing more than 40 years ago when my parents took me to the Enchanted Forest.
May 08, 2011 | Just For Fun
A Mother's Day Trifecta!
It has been a very special Mother's Day week for me as an entrepreneur, member of our community, and, most importantly, as a mother: from our feature in the Washington Post last Monday as a local momprenuer, to my son's first Mother's Day Tea school event, to the Celebrate Mama event in downtown Bethesda, and, of course, to today - Mother's Day - where I spent time ...
Apr 27, 2011 | DC/MD/VA | Just For Fun
The Certifikid Family White House Easter Egg Roll Experience
On a whim, we decided to put our names in for the White House Easter Egg Roll. We were shocked to get tickets for one kid plus two adults. We would finally experience one of the truly cool events in Washington DC for families. A trip to the White House for a day of fun….in this case in the sun. We had NO idea what to expect, except that it would be HOT.
Apr 03, 2011 | Just For Fun
The Ultimate Second Birthday Party
What do you get when you combine a play gym, moonbounce, 70's party music, mini cupcakes, birthday photographer + 3 helpers (ie so NO work for Mom & Dad) = Happy Family! Today was our daughter's 2nd birthday party! Considering all I do is research and work with the best local kid businesses around, I was ao excited to finally plan my own bash. I have to say, of the ...
Mar 19, 2011 | About Our Deals - What We Say
What a Deal - A Cool Cut, Prescious Ballet Class & Rockin Open Gym for $39 at Kidville
I have a lot of friends who live in NYC, and they are always raving about their special experiences at Kidville. So, when it opened in Bethesda, I was so excited to see for myself what all the "buzz" was about! It didn’t disappoint, to say the least. WOW! Here is a taste of my family’s experience with a haircut, trial class, and open gym for $39 at Kidville in ...
Mar 05, 2011
AAARRGH . . . Let the Good Times Roll . . . CNBC and Urban Pirates!
Certifikid friends and fans - the good news is flooding in . . . If you haven't heard, we are very excited about Certifikid's Honorable Mention in CNBC's "The Best Websites for Steals and Deals - Kids!" Great thanks to everyone for all of your encouragement and support! We couldn't have done it without you. We also just shattered our sales record with our ...
Feb 27, 2011 | Certifikid News
Certifikid News - Extended Period to Buy Deals and Mobile Website!
We have some great news to share with you about two new Certifikid features that will ensure you won’t miss a deal!
Feb 16, 2011 | About Our Deals - What We Say
A Week of Urban Tastes
All I can say is YUM! Last week I cashed in my Urban Tastes certificate (you all have no idea how many of my own deals I buy!) and ordered my $100 worth of meals for $50. I can't tell you how happy enjoyable of a week I had as a result. Not only was the food absolutely delicious and healthy, but I did not have to worry about cooking, cleaning or grocery shopping all week. ...
Feb 03, 2011 | DC/MD/VA
Washington Parent - Our Partner and Your Favorite Parenting Resource
Washington Parent (www.washingtonparent.com) - a proud partner of Certifikid - is an area institution that has been serving parents in the Washington Metropolitan Area since 1982, providing family enrichment through education and support in print, online, and at selected events throughout the year. Here are some great things to know about Washington Parent:
Jan 30, 2011 | Just For Fun
Saving The Date
Once upon a time.... you had time. Time to take in a movie that was not the latest 3D offering featuring one princess or another. Time for conversations that were deep, meaningful and not interrupted by repetitive recitations of; “Please stop putting that in your nose.” Time for wine with dinner instead of whine. Once it was just the two of you and even though baby makes three (or in some ...
Jan 08, 2011 | Just For Fun
Memories of DC Area Kid Businesses of our Youth
My world these days is researching, experiencing and promoting local kid businesses. It is just amazing how much is out there and how much has changed. Thinking back…things were a lot simpler and options were fewer. Growing up in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County in the 80s, here are some of my own memories of my favorite kid businesses which may ring a bell for you and put a ...
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