Jun 23

Kings Dominion KidsFest

Welcome to Beltway Bargain Mom – a blog aimed to keep you in the loop on DC-area deals! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Have you been waiting for the right time to take your kids to a Virginia amusement park? Maybe you’ve been nervous about packing up […]... read more

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Jun 17

Quicken Loans National PGA Golf Tournament Family Fun

I’m always on the lookout for fun events to attend with my family that won’t break the bank. We have budding athletes in our family and love spending time outdoors. However, our whole family hasn’t gone to many pro sporting events together simply because of the high ticket cost and inconvenient (late night) time. Do you face this dilemma too? With […]... read more


Jun 12

On TV: Unique Father’s Day Gifts

I had the chance to stop by Baltimore earlier today for a guest appearance on My TV 24’s BMORE Lifestyle show! With Father’s Day less than a week away, I shared some unique gifts that are sure to appeal to a wide variety of dads out there. Whether your dad is a beer connoisseur, athlete,  outdoors enthusiast, grill master, or mister fix-it, I’ve […]... read more


May 30

Prince William Half Marathon

Are you a runner? A one-of-a-kind race will be taking place this fall in picturesque, historical Prince William County, Virginia. Just about 30 miles outside of DC, the Prince William Half Marathon course includes a battlefield, historic monuments and landmarks, plus a premiere music venue. This unique half marathon is perfect for avid runners in Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland, and […]... read more


May 27

5 Reasons Families Love to Travel to Petoskey, Michigan

Summers wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the lake. My husband grew up in the midwest and has fond memories of summers spent at Lake Michigan. A few years ago we packed up the car and took a road trip to join relatives for a week-long vacation in Michigan. The time spent exploring sand dunes, beachcombing, and […]... read more


May 16

Safe Driving: Phones Down Home Run with Ryan Zimmerman

The following post is in partnership with Transurban As a pro sports athlete, Ryan Zimmerman, knows how frustrating it can be to mess up during a game. Thankfully with a baseball game, you can always shake it off and try again. However, sometimes in life we don’t get second chances, which is why Ryan has […]... read more


May 15

Enso Day Spa in Woodbridge VA

I think it’s safe to say that people in Northern VA, DC & Maryland, deal with a fair amount of stress. Most people I meet seem to be overtasked, overcommitted, and overwhelmed. Dealing with the day-to-day demands (and the traffic!) can be taxing. Some days you feel like you are surviving, not thriving. In the midst […]... read more


May 14

Kings Dominion Taste of Virginia

May is the perfect time to head to the theme park! The crowds are minimal, the waiting lines are short, and the weather is mild (no dealing with sweltering temperatures like we’ll have later this summer!). As if these reasons weren’t enough, you now you have yet another great reason to visit one of Virginia’s […]... read more


May 11

On TV: Unique Gifts for Mother’s Day

Today I was honored to be a guest on BMORE Lifestyle! With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I got to share some unique gifts that are sure to suit the special mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, or mother of your children (ahem, I’m speaking to you dads!). For the mom that seems to have it all […]... read more


Apr 20

Disneynature Born in China Film

Disneynature‘s latest film is out just in time for Earth Day! Experience the majestic beauty of China’s wilderness through this feature-length nature film narrated by John Krasinski (Jim from NBC’s “The Office”): Born in China. During the film you are introduced to three animals who are the main characters: Panda Yaya, a panda bear mother, who seeks to […]... read more