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Springfield Town Center Indoor Play Area

Springfield Town Center Indoor Play Area

Springfield Town Center (Formerly known as Springfield Mall) has a new indoor play area with a food theme, and it’s seriously cute. Aside from the soft climbing toys, there are various hands-on activities around the edges of the fully enclosed play area. There is also plenty of parent seating, and ample “stroller parking” just outside [...]

Tickets Now Available for Monster Jam® in Washington, D.C.

Tickets Now Available for Monster Jam® in Washington, D.C.

Feld Motor Sports® announced today that tickets for Monster Jam® at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. are now on sale. Monster Jam is the world’s premier Monster Jam truck series, and features favorite trucks such as Grave Digger and Iron Man.. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with seats starting at $25 for adults and $10 kids (ages 2-12). Pit Party Passes for Saturdayand Sunday are also available for purchase. Tickets are available at the Verizon Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800-745-3000.

OurKids info & discount

OurKids info & discount

Fall is here and winter is soon to follow.   Our Kids has been busy preparing for all the excitement that comes with the upcoming holidays and  I thought that the Joy Troupe members might enjoy some of our newly updated content – please feel free to pass it along. For a limited time, take $2 off [...]

Enjoy the Ultimate Freezer Meal Workshop from Cook S'More with Jen DeVore

Enjoy the Ultimate Freezer Meal Workshop from Cook S’More with Jen DeVore

Fun, snacks, socializing, and take home a freezer full of meals for about $2.50/serving? That’s the idea behind Mamapreneur Jen D’s Freezer Meal workshops. I tried one out and had a complete BLAST! Come in and see how it went, and what my family thinks of the food!

Member Review:  Flight Trampoline Park

Member Review: Flight Trampoline Park

When you have children your life always changes dramatically. You develop a passion for yoga pants that would have stunned pre-baby you. Your purse is suddenly three sizes bigger and the contents become a fun interactive facebook game. (Go ahead and look. Mine currently contains four broken crayons, a dinosaur, a handful of rocks, a [...]

Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!

Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!

Disney on Ice presents Frozen surprised me by being even MORE visually spectacular than other Disney on Ice presentations I’ve seen. From the incredibly detailed costumes to the incredibly vibrant color palette, the show was eye candy from start to finish. The iconic costumes were, obviously, interpreted for freedom of movement, so if you have an active princess on your hands, you might want to fuel her imagination with one of these versions, if you can.

Help Alexandria’s Children Keep Warm This Winter

Help Alexandria’s Children Keep Warm This Winter

The Fund for Alexandria’s Child invites the public to help children in foster care or at risk of abuse or neglect keep warm this winter through the annual Fall Coat Drive, October 1 through November 26. Donations of coats, hats, scarves, and gloves will help ensure that all Alexandria children can stay warm during the cold months.

FLASH #Giveaway for Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!

FLASH #Giveaway for Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!

Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN has added another showtime to their Patriot Center schedule due to high demand. To celebrate, they are offering another giveaway. To enter, interact with the Facebook post below by clicking “like” and adding a comment! I’ll select the winner at 5 pm on Tuesday 10/21. Please be prepared to respond promptly and let me know what name to put your tickets under at will call!

Winner will receive four tickets to the 3:00pm show at the Patriot Center on Monday, October 27.

Member Review: Stribling Apple Orchard

Member Review: Stribling Apple Orchard

Plenty of space for the kids to run and have fun! Great photo ops! About just over a dozen choices of apples: pre-picked and you pick available. And you can drive through the orchard! Pumpkins also available (pre-picked). Family owned and operated farm, just don’t feed the livestock! Great for children of all ages! They even have a country store with fresh baked items and canned items. Free to go in! About 45 min west of Alexandria. Closes 1st week in Nov. also, 1/2 price grounders! So we picked 2 bushels $40

Cox Farms 2014 Fall Festival Preview

Cox Farms 2014 Fall Festival Preview

The Cox Farms 2014 Fall Festival opens on 9/27! Here’s what to expect, and what to know before you go!

Coupon for Ripley's Believe it or Not in Baltimore

Coupon for Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Baltimore

Forgive me, this is a little farther afield than normal, but Baltimore is a good weekend family day trip, so I’m passing this deal along. (We like to make a stop at The Book Thing.) Believe It or Not!, Ripley’s is now located at the Baltimore Inner Harbor. Come see over 15,000 square feet of [...]

WIN Tickets to Cox Farms Fall Festival! through 9/24

WIN Tickets to Cox Farms Fall Festival! through 9/24

The Cox Farms Fall Festival is coming! Here’s your chance to enter to win tickets to this “don’t miss” family event. Everyone over 24 months needs a ticket, so enter to win, and you could be one of TWO lucky winners who receive two free passes for opening weekend, September 27-28! (Read my post about what to know before you go. The festival is BIG. I scratched the surface so you’ll have some idea what to expect.) Get more information on this year’s festival here- word is that there are lots of new, fun things to check out this year!

Win a family four pack to see Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN

Win a family four pack to see Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN

Frozen fans, here is your opportunity to win a family four pack of tickets to see Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN at the Patriot Center. Speaking from experience, the Disney on Ice performers always do an INCREDIBLE job of bringing these characters to life, and you’ll be thrilled that you took your kids to see this show.

Cox Farms Kicks Off Fall Festival 2014 This Weekend! – September 16, 2014

Cox Farms Kicks Off Fall Festival 2014 This Weekend! – September 16, 2014

Cox Farms Kicks Off Fall Festival 2014 This Weekend! – September 16, 2014 Cox Farms eagerly awaits the start of the Fall Festival and Fields of Fear seasons! The DC area’s most famous fall festival will open its gate this Saturday, September 20-21 for Preview Weekend before being open daily September 27-November 4. It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Barn [...]

WIN four tickets to #MarvelUniverseLive (ends 9/14.)

WIN four tickets to #MarvelUniverseLive (ends 9/14.)

I am SO EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE that we have another giveaway for you. Win a family four pack to see Marvel Universe Live before it leaves town for national tour dates through 2016.

Arlington Kids' Stuff Sale 2014

Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale 2014

Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale September 20, 2014 8am- Noon St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church 4000 Lorcom Lane Arlington, VA 22207 The Arlington Kids’ Stuff Sale is celebrating 25 years with another well-organized consignment sale that’s a proven reliable source of all kid-related items. Our sale features gently used items from 100 consignors including clothes, toys, books, [...]

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Springfield Town Center Indoor Play Area
Enjoy the Ultimate Freezer Meal Workshop from Cook S'More with Jen DeVore
Member Review:  Flight Trampoline Park
Review: Disney on Ice Presents Frozen!
Help Alexandria’s Children Keep Warm This Winter