March 14, 2012
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- "DOC MCSTUFFINS," AN ANIMATED SERIES FOR KIDS 2-7!
- 60 lbs down! My Medifast Weight Loss Journey
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Happy almost St. Patrick's Day!! I'm back from CA (as of LATE last night) and this week has already been nuts! I had a job interview today (which I am cautiously optimistic about!), my husband got some interesting news at work...and things are moving quickly! I hope to be able to share more with all of you over the next few weeks, but don't want to jinx anything right now.
We're super excited to be heading to the Ringling Bros. Circus tomorrow night (ok...it ...
with a twist!
This is an easy Irish Soda Bread recipe that was a hit with the whole family! This bread is great served warm with butter, toasted or even made into french toast!
3 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter - melted
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup Sun-Maid Fruit Bits
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon butter - melted
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, mix together ...
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These would be perfect to make and take ...
PREMIERING FRIDAY, MARCH 23 ON DISNEY JUNIOR - And Our Party Review!
Watch the Doc McStuffins the premiere of Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins," an animated series that models good health, hygiene, compassion and nurturing for kids age 2-7. Each episode contains heartwarming stories, features an original song, and stars a little girl named Doc who can talk to the stuffed animal and toy world -- and they talk to her too, especially when they need her help repairing a stitch or bandaging a boo-boo. Along the way, Doc and her friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and Chilly impart helpful tips about self care ...
And a new pic!
I'm back from vacation and will be headed for my Medifast check-in this weekend! I kept to all the principles I have learned through Medifast while in CA and am thrilled to say my pants are no more snug then when I left! I am still about 20lbs from my goal weight...but I KNOW I will get there soon!
For those just joining us, I have been going to the Medifast Center in the Kentlands since late August and am on my way to becoming a much smaller ...
Where: Lani's House - You will need to rsvp to get the address.When: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PMWho: Everyone welcome, though the show is best suited for kids ages 2-8.How: You need to rsvp to [email protected] with subject line Doc McStuffins and let me know how many kids (up to 4) you will be bringing and what their ages are. Please note that this event has limited availability so please do not rsvp if you foresee not being able to make it.Cost: FREE!
Where: Rockville Library, First Floor at Rockville Town SquareWhen: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Every 3rd Tuesday of the month)Who: Everyone welcome!How: You can just show up, or register online to be added to their newsletter for updates.Cost: FREE!For more info: Visit the website.
Where: The Arts Barn, Gaithersburg’s premiere cultural arts facility, is located at 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg.When: 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM (1st and 3rd Thursdays through June 2012)Who: Preschool agedHow: Just show up! Pay at the door.Cost: $3 per child. Adults are free.For more info: For more information call 301-258-6394 or visit the website.
When: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMWho: Ages 3-6.How: Registration: 301-924-4141 or click here.Cost: $5
Where: Located in the Atrium of Cabin John Mall, Potomac, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (1st & 3rd Friday each month)Who: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show up!Cost: Free!For more info: All activities subject to change without notice. When Montgomery County Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, Cabin John Kids activities will be canceled.
- 3/17: Treasure Quest: Pirate Comedy and Magic
- 3/24: Banjos and Juggling and Art- Oh My!
- 3/31: Nana Malaya: A Song, A Story, A Dance
Where: The National Theatre in Washington, DCWhen: 9:30 AM (Second show at 11am)Who: All families welcomeHow: Seating is limited!! Tickets are Required, and are distributed without charge one half-hour prior to performance, on a first-come first-served basis, one ticket only, to each person standing in line. Children must be accompanied by an adult who remains present for the entire performance.Cost: FREE!For more info: Saturday Morning at the National has been sponsored exclusively since its inception by
Marriott International, Inc. and The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, Inc. Visit the website.
Where: The 12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held at Washingtonian Center's Grand Corner Avenue.When: 10:00 AMWho: Everyone welcome!How: Just show up!Cost: Free! (Some activities may charge a small fee)
Monday, March 19 - Special Education: Parents as Advocates and the Family-School Partnerships (part 3 of 4)
Where: Wheaton HS, 12601 Dalewood Dr., Silver Spring, 20906When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Part 4: 3/26)Who: All parents welcomeCost: Free! Childcare services also provided for free!
Where: Quince Orchard HS, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg 20878When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome - but aimed at those with children in high school.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
When: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Also on 4/11 & 5/16)Who: Ages 2-3.How: Register online.Cost: $5
Where: White Flint Mall, North Bethesda, MDWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month)Who: Ages 1-6.How: Just show up!Cost: Free!
Where: Meadowside Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMWho: Ages 7-10.Cost: $5
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville, MDWhen: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AMWho: Ages 2-5.How: To register, call 240-314-8770.Cost: Residents $6, non-residents $7.
Thursday, March 22 - Can We Talk? Speaking Up for Your Children to Help them Succeed (English and Spanish)
Where: A. Mario Loiederman MS, 12701 Goodhill Rd., Silver Spring 20906When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
When: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: Ages 3+Cost: $3 (Please register and pay for all participants.)
Where: White Flint Mall, Centre CourtWhen: 10:30 AMWho: Ages 1-6.How: Just show up!Cost: Free
When: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM (Also on 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, and 5/19.)Who: Ages 2+.How: No registration requiredCost: Free!
Where: Agricultural History Farm Park 18400 Muncaster Rd. Derwood, MD 20855When: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Ages 8+How: Please register and pay for all participants. To register call 301-924-4141 or register online.Cost: $10
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MDWhen: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All agesHow: To register, call 240-314-8771Cost: $4 for residents, $5 for non-residentsFor more info: Visit the website
Where: Kentlands Mansion is located 320 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg.When: 1:30 PM - 3:30 PMWho: Everyone welomeHow: Reservations are required, and may be made with cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card. For reservations please call 301-258-6425.Cost: Admission is $20 per person for adults and $15 for children ages 12 and under.
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My Macaroni, as a subscriber you have the ability to check off events that interest you and then will be able to generate a weekly calendar/schedule of events and activities that you don't want to miss out on. You can print it and hang it on your fridge or toss it in your purse. It is a great way to keep track of all the events you do not want to miss, or to share with friends, grandparents or childcare providers so you can all plan a playdate ...
(Some deals are for discounted kids meals, or activity nights at local restaurants)
Be sure to call and confirm before heading to the restaurant - offers can change at any time!! Most of these deals are not valid with any other promotion or discount.
- Mama Lucia's Pasta Night - Order one pasta entree regular price and get a second for $4 Dine In or Carryout 5-10pm (Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Frederick & Silver Spring locations)
- Ambrosia Grill - Buy 2 entrees and get 1 kids meal free 5-9pm
- Eggspectations - 1 free kids meal with purchase of adult entree (Silver Spring)The Stained Glass Pub (Silver Spring ...
A great, free or low cost way to keep your kids entertained!
Do you need to get the kids out of the house? Too hot, or cold, or rainy to go outside to play? Here is a list of local businesses that offer free or low cost weekly story times or open gyms. I suggest arriving early as these events are very popular and fill up quickly. If you find any of these need updating, please let me know right away at [email protected]. Also, since we're heading into summer, you may want to call and confirm these as several ...
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