May 27

5 Reasons Families Love to Travel to Petoskey, Michigan

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!Summers wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the lake. My husband grew up in the midwest and has fond memories of […]... 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


Apr 12

Last Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

This is your last chance to see the greatest show on earth! In case you haven’t already heard, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is having their farewell tour before closing permanently in May. This is your last chance to experience this world-famous circus in the greater DC and Baltimore regions! Ringling Bros. and Barnum […]... read more


Apr 3

The Mother Of All Baby Showers Luxe

Looking to connect with other moms, learn about important parenting topics, discover the best baby products on the market, and enjoy a night of pampering? Then the Mother Of All Baby Showers is just the baby shower for you! The Mother Of All Baby Showers is celebrating its 5th year. This unique event is for expectant parents and experienced […]... read more


Mar 25

Book Review: The High Calling of Motherhood

Disclaimer: I received an advanced copy of the “High Calling of Motherhood” to read and review Being a mom is rewarding but it can also be hard. and messy. and tiring. In the midst of all the lovely days there are trying, exhausting, and discouraging days. As a mom, I’m always excited to find books that provide encouragement and […]... read more


Feb 26

Future City Competition – Engineering Challenge for Middle School Students

The following is a sponsored post in partnership with iConnect Have you ever wondered what would happen if the future of your city was left in the hands of a group of middle school students? This may sound like a strange question, but this has fueled a popular hands-on STEM competition for a quarter of a century. Since 1992 Future City […]... read more

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