April 10, 2012
- Things to do with kids in Rockville & Gaithersburg
- Mary Poppins - The Musical in Baltimore!
- Toydozer Review & Giveaway & Discount Code!!!
- Mac Kid Rockville Picks of the Week!
- Make These Cute Strawberry Mice!
- I See Me! Personalized Book Review & Giveaway!
- Why Cruise with Disney?
- Macaroni Recipe: Bird Nest Cookies
- Have Your Own Sid the Science Kid At Home?
- Ringling Bros.and Barnum & Bailey® Fully Charged
- This Week's Calendar
- Plan Ahead
- My Macaroni
- Local Children's Theater Productions
- My Medifast Weight Loss Journey
- Kids Eat Free or For Less!
- Thanks to some of our fabulous Site Sponsors!
- Weekly Open Gyms & Storytimes
- Macaroni Kid Saves
And some fun new giveaways and news!
Four Ticket Giveaway!
As mom to seven-year-old Harry, Toydozer creator Amy Bradley knows what it is like ...
BubbleBum Booster, Isabelle Grace Jewelry, Daddy Scrubs and More!
The first product you need to know about is the BubbleBum Booster seat. For those with kids ages four to 11(and 40-100lbs) who have been looking for the perfect booster seat for travel, carpooling, or even everyday use, our hands-down favorite is from BubbleBum! This is our new must ...
Before becoming a Mommy, I taught elementary school…so every now and then the “teacher” in me comes out. As a teacher, I was a big fan of theme teaching….it was lots of fun and really pushed me to be creative. So when strawberry season came around, I searched high and low for a strawberry story to share with my kids. I found a winner in The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don & Audrey Wood. This is the story of a little ...
My Very Happy Birthday - A great new addition to the I See Me! line
Families with Young Children
This demographic is the most obvious choice for a Disney Cruise, of course. The first class kids clubs, the characters, the abundance of family activities; all cater to families with young children. From the moment you step inside the cruise ...
This recipe uses only three ingredients and will be ready to eat in 15 minutes or less. Use up some of those Easter jellybeans and celebrate the return of all those birds that traveled south for the winter at the same time!
Bird Nest Eggs
- 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups of twigs (use All-Bran cereal, crunchy chow mein noodles, or shredded coconut)
- Leftover Easter jellybeans (can also substitute peanut M&Ms or any other oval candy)
Well, You Don't Want to Miss This FREE Event For All Ages!
USA Science & Engineering Festival Raises Excitement Level in Washington, DC a Notch This April
A visit to Washington, DC in the spring is especially exciting, but this season the “wow” factor in the nation’s capital will rise just a bit higher as the city becomes the site of the 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo hosted by Lockheed Martin on April 28-29, 2012. The Festival -- with its world-class array of technology, innovators, science celebrities and Nobel laureates as well as amazing hands-on exhibits and stage shows -- is the nation ...
50% Off Tickets Discount Code
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Fully Charged is an all-new surge of circus entertainment where megawatts of thrills explode off of the arena floor with breathtaking dare-devilry, superhuman stunts and never-before-seen performances that energize Children Of All Ages! Fully Charged invites families to disconnect from the digital world and plug into a circus experience like no other. The 141st Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth is the most electrifying edition of Ringling Bros. ever to come to DC!
Fully Charged performs at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va ...
Where: Meadowside Nature Center, RockvilleWhen: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM (Also on 5/16)Who: Ages 2-3.How: Register online.Cost: $5
Where: In front of Macy's, lower level 7101 Democracy Boulevard, BethesdaWhen: 10:30 AM (Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday)Who: Best for ages 6 and under.How: Just show up!Cost: Free
Wednesday, April 11 - Kaiser Permanente Presents: Healthy Transitions from Elementary to Middle School
Where: Kaiser Permanente Gaithersburg Medical Center, 655 Watkins Mill Rd., Gaithersburg 20879When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMWho: All parents welcomeCost: Free! Childcare services also provided for free!
Where: Sligo MS, 1401 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring 20902When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: Congressional Plaza 1626 East Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20852When: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMWho: EveryoneHow: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: http://www.congressionalplaza.com/mommy/
Where: Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS, 4301 East-West Hwy., Bethesda 20814When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcomeCost: Free! Child care services provided.
More than 60 exhibitors will be on hand at this year's Rockville Science Day to help families enjoy a day of learning and fun. Through hands-on activities participants can learn about the environment, alternative energy, space exploration and biotechnology.
Where: Montgomery College- Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee St.When: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show upCost: Parking and admission are free.
Where: Earle B. Wood MS, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville 20853When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Part 2: 4/23, Part 3: 4/30, Part 4: 5/14, Part 5: 5/21.)Who: Everyone welcomeCost: Free! Child care services are provided.
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.
- 4/21: Coyaba Dance Theater
- 4/28: Bright Star Theatre: We Can Do It!
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: 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: Somerset ES, 5811 Warwick Pl., Chevy Chase, 20815When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
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.
Where: Neelsville MS, 11700 Neelsville Church Rd., Germantown 20876When: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Childcare services provided.
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.
Where: Meet at the Lake Needwood Boat House (15700 Needwood Lake Circle, Rockville, MD 20855).When: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Also on 5/18)Who: 7-10How: Visit www.ParkPASS.org anytime to register for programs or call Meadowside Nature Center at 301-258-4030, from Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..Cost: FREE
Where: Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MDWhen: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PMWho: Everyone welcomeHow: Just show upCost: Free
Where: The Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Building II, Rockville 20850When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMWho: 6th through 10th grade students and parents!Cost: FREE!
Where: Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, Rockville, MDWhen: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All ages welcome.How: To register, call 240-314-8771Cost: $4 for residents, $5 for non-residentsFor more info: Visit the website
Where: Roberto W. Clemente MS, 18808 Waring Station Rd., GermantownWhen: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PMWho: All parents welcome.Cost: Free! Child care services provided.
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 801 Mt. Vernon Place, N.W., Washington, DC 20001When: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Ends at 4pm on 4/29.)Who: Everyone welcome!How: Just show upCost: FREEFor more info: www.usasciencefestival.org
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While I am SO proud of myself for losing 60lbs since August and for being able to fit into size 8 pants now...I am stuck on a plateau and definitely getting frustrated! I refuse to give up...I WILL reach my goal weight!...but I needed to vent and since you all have been so fabulous at keeping me motivated and joining me along the way, I figured you might have some great words of wisdom to share. Unfortunately, with my crazy schedule at work, and all the travelling ...
(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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