We all know more doesn’t necessarily equal “better,” but without word of mouth and reaching out, I would never have met any of you- and my life would definitely be poorer. I know there are many other amazing and wonderful moms we haven’t met yet. Help find them!
My daughter Sophia is not our sports enthused and talented child. She’s always excited about the nature and science themed camps offered by the county every year, but we have to give her a little nudge to make sure she gets as much exercise as we’d like. We’ve heard a lot of praise for the [...]
Although our area boasts many stellar parks and outdoor activities, an indoor option is a must for days when the weather is just not on your side. Flight Trampoline Park is no quiet trip to the library or passive movie watching experience- it is pure, kinetic, active, participation from the moment you get on the trampoline until the moment you go home at the end. Click through for some tips to help you have your very best Flight Trampoline Park experience.
Books, books, books! Great readers are made by GREAT BOOKS, and there is no better time for great books than summertime. Find your nearest summer reading program and get your kid excited to build good reading habits all summer long. Here is your roundup of NOVA summer reading programs. They are all FREE, they are all FUN, and they almost all include incentives to reward your kiddo’s accomplishments!
The beauty of summer is that no school activities means more time for family fun. Here’s a roundup of free- or mostly free- summer entertainment for your family. Outdoor movies, music, puppets, and more!
SUMMER IS COMING. What’s better than indoor fun? Free indoor fun. You can sign your kiddo up for some free bowling this summer. All it takes is an email address and a couple of minutes, and you’ll be hooked up with free games DAILY. Talk about a backup plan! Bowl America (2 free games per day [...]
Flight Trampoline Park is a cutting-edge entertainment, fitness, and sports facility unlike anything you have ever experienced. Flight Trampoline Park is the ultimate venue for active social outings, intense individual workouts and memorable birthday parties. We are the ultimate trampoline park! You can bounce in our open jump field, play intense trampoline dodgeball, and do [...]
A friend of mine posted an “Introvert’s guide to the cherry blossoms” on her Facebook page. It said: Step 1- plant your own cherry tree. Step 2- stay home.Redbud trees and camellias in bloom at the National Arboretum
My personal favorite insider tip is the National Arboretum. It sees much less traffic than the tidal basin, but is easily as beautiful. And the blooms there do not stop when the notoriously fickle cherry blossom peak time is over, either. Last weekend, the cherry trees were at peak bloom, and the red buds weren’t far behind. This weekend, you should see some gorgeous dogwoods, more spectacular performance from the redbuds, and there may also be apple blossoms.
Through Sunday April 19. $2 entrance fee. Get full details including times and prices for ride tickets here. The rides are all clearly marked as to who can ride them- some restrict how tall a child must be to ride at all and some how tall to ride without an adult. There are rides appropriate [...]
The big Native Plant Sale (formerly held on 3601 Valley Drive) is renamed the “Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale” and will be held Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the 24th occurrence of this twice-a-year, non-profit, community plant sale. Fifteen vendors from four states will be hosted. Please note that the event has been moved to The [...]
Converging in Oronoco Bay Park for one day, the Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival brings the area’s best wine producers together in one spot, along with many of the local restaurants and food purveyors. Admission to the festival is free, so visitors can walk around before purchasing something to eat or a full glass of wine from one of the many wineries.
Hope United Church of Christ 6130 Old Telegraph Road Alexandria, VA 22310 Monday, March 23, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT) Thank you, Hope UCC for hosting area families in their space for this brand new, secular, FREE program. Join us every Monday. The children will enjoy hands-on activities, creative expression, social skill building, and [...]
Wonders of Science Special Tours and Programs Explore 18th-Century Science The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, 105-107 South Fairfax Street in Old Town Alexandria, is hosting a special day of 18th-century natural and medical science exploration and demonstrations. On Sunday, March 22, 2015, visit the Apothecary and discover curious objects, from poison bottles to dragon’s blood, and find [...]