Springfield Playgroup

Please be sure to join us so you can start having fun with our Springfield Playgroup! This playgroup needs volunteers. Please find out more on the Springfield Playgroup page.

Jun 232015
Jump into summer at Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield, VA

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.

Jun 162015
2015 Summer Reading Guide to NOVA

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!

Jun 052015
Summer Entertainment: Free Shows, $1 movies, and more

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!

Jun 022015
FREE Summer Bowling for your kids all summer long!

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 [...]

May 052015
20% Off Kid Flight Ticket at Flight Trampoline

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 [...]

Apr 172015
National Arboretum offers all the beauty with fewer crowds

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.

Feb 132015
Our Kids Discount

Our Kids is offering you fine people a discount on an Our Kids membership.  For a limited time, take $4 off an Our Kids membership.  Click here to sign up today and get $4 off: http://bit.ly/1Ch6w5j (offer expires 2/28/15)  You’ve seen some of their guides in your newsletter recently, and here are some handy links to recently published guides: – Spring Consignment Sale Guide: https://www.our-kids.com/spring/spring-consignment-sale-guide [...]

Feb 062015
February's Kid Stuff Swap Meet may have been the biggest yet

Huge thanks to Danette and Dana for coming early to help get things in order- it really made things run smoothly to have a head start on setup! Thank you all very much for bringing things, for taking things, and for being such excellent company. As always, HOSTS ARE WELCOME! If you’re feeling inspired to host one of these yourself, contact me to set it up. If you have a charitable project that could benefit from the leftovers of future swaps, I am happy to do that if they will pick up. Please contact me to set it up.

Jan 262015
Everybody deserves a family.

FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED For Children’s Sake of Virginia is seeking families and individuals who are interested in fostering local children in need of loving homes. If you are interested in fostering or would like more information, please contact Mary Anna Edmonds (703) 817-9890 or email to forchildrenssakeVA@yahoo.com

Dec 192014
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 [...]

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Oct 272014
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 [...]

Oct 252014
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.