Ideas for Girls Night In with the Bridesmaids DVD

Ideas for Girls Night In with the Bridesmaids DVD

Planning a teen sleepover party? Like comedies and chick flicks? Want to throw a budget-friendly get-together? Plan a Girls Night In with the Bridesmaids DVD (released on DVD, BluRay, and Blu-Ray Combo Pack on September 20th!) A funny movie, yummy treats, and good friends is a delicious recipe for a great night with the girls….

How to Comport Yourself in Today’s World According to George Washington

How to Comport Yourself in Today’s World According to George Washington

How many adults remember their high school writing assignments? For that matter, how high school seniors remember the writing assignments from last year? Not many, that’s for sure. But then, not many high school assignments, writing or otherwise, go on to become little books of wisdom, still sold over 200 years later. Then of course,…

Go See The Help with the Girls
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Go See The Help with the Girls

I rarely have the patience to see a movie more than once. But I’ll return to see “The Help” with my girlfriends, and again with my daughter. Set in Jackson, Mississippi, during the 1960s, DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Help” chronicles the relationship between three women who cross race and societal pressures to build an unlikely friendship…

Fireworks Shows on the Fourth of July (and Beyond!)

Fireworks Shows on the Fourth of July (and Beyond!)

Catching fireworks shows has always been a hit-or-miss affair with my family, where more often than not, we end up viewing the pyrotechnics from the lawn of the neighbor with the best vantage point. And in recent years, as our traveling is limited to the kids’ vacation months, we’re more likely to catch firework displays…

Crazy Canucks, Hot Mounties, and the Spirit of Canada
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Crazy Canucks, Hot Mounties, and the Spirit of Canada

Solo travel may be good for the soul, but I questioned my sanity when I arrived in Vancouver, B.C. to find my street blocked off by an army of Canadian Mounties.* Granville Street in Vancouver, B.C. had been blocked off for Game Four of the Stanley Cup playoffs, even though the game itself was taking…

Family Events: A Calendar of Fairs and Festivals In and Around the Capital Region
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Family Events: A Calendar of Fairs and Festivals In and Around the Capital Region

One of the best ways to introduce children to cultural heritage is to take them to a festival. There are many fairs and festivals to choose from in the Capital Region; so many, in fact, that it’s hard to keep track of them all. Often, I’ll find out about a fair the week of the…

Bing Bang Boing – Music & Sculpture in Catskill NY

Bing Bang Boing – Music & Sculpture in Catskill NY

[flickr id=”5779335798″ thumbnail=”small” overlay=”true” size=”medium” group=”” align=”right”] While wandering around Main Street in Catskill NY the other day with Sandra (checking out cats and chocolate treats), we came across the Greene County Council on the Arts (GCCA) gallery show,  Bing Bang Boing: Radical Instruments of Sound and Vision, described as “a festival of handmade musical…

Spiderman the Musical, and Other Feats of Great Daring in Times Square

Spiderman the Musical, and Other Feats of Great Daring in Times Square

When I heard that the Spiderman musical, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, was showing across the street from our hotel, it seemed like an opportune time to introduce my son to the theater at “the best Broadway superhero musical ever.” (Lamar) My eleven-year-old son will tell you quite candidly that he does not care for cities. A…