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 15, 2011 | Certifikid News
Certifikid Special Summer Camp News and Offer
While it's hard to think this way with snow on the ground, summer will be here before you know it. What are your plans for family trips and summer camps? We have a new great resource and a terrific find to help you brainstorm and plan!
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 ...
Jan 01, 2011 | Baltimore
Half Price at the Maryland Zoo - Excellent Experience
Happy New Year! We woke up New Years day 2011 in Baltimore to beautiful weather and decided to take the kids to the Baltimore, Maryland Zoo. To our excitement, the Maryland Zoo is offering half price admission for the winter months of January and February (for our family of 4, it was $21 – Goose is under 2 so she was free). The Zoo was not that crowded which made it even better ...
Dec 27, 2010 | Just For Fun
Certikid Favorite Moments of 2010
What a year it has been for Certifikid! As we get ready for 2011, I wanted to reminisce about some of my favorite and most unforgettable Certifikid moments of 2010.
Dec 16, 2010 | About Our Deals - What We Say
The Magic of MusiKids
For many years, I had heard others rave about MusiKids, but I wasn't sure what could make a music place so special. When we first started and I walked in the door, I was expecting all of these bells and whistles. However, there were none and the class was in a simple room. I must tell you that I now understand what all the excitement was about. Our experience this session with ...
Dec 10, 2010 | About Our Deals - What We Say
A Shopping Spree with Tons of Wiggle Room!
Have you ever had a shopping experience that left you on a high all day? Today was one of those for me. I decided to buy the Wiggle Room Certifikid deal today (you'd be surprised how many Certifikid deals I buy!) and go check the store out after many of you emailed me expressing excitement about the deal. I was also curious to see their new digs since they had just ...
Dec 05, 2010 | Just For Fun
Doctor's Orders - Parents Need a Getaway
So Brian and I took our first "vacation" in a very long time to Playa del Carmen for a family wedding. I was extremely apprehensive to leave the kids as well as my other baby - Certifikid. For the first time in my life, I did not really WANT to go on a vacation as shocking as it sounds. It's all just so stressful to worry about preparing to leave the kids and to make sure I had ...
Nov 30, 2010 | About Our Deals - What We Say
Top 10 Reasons Why I Was Psyched to Score the $110 MY GYM Membership and 8 Class Deal
Like many of you, I jumped on the Certifikid deal for the new My Gym Bethesda location. What is better than a close, CLEAN, new gym where the kids can run around in the bad weather. Here are the reasons why I am so happy with this score of a deal:
Nov 19, 2010
Welcome to the Certifikid Blog!
Greetings Certifikid Members! Welcome to the new Certifikid blog - part of our exciting website revamp. As many of you know, what preceded Certifikid was a daily blog that I wrote for a loyal following for several years on deals and finds in the Greater Washington area. Between launching Certifikid and chasing my 1 and 3 year old kids, I simply didn't have the time to ...