Monday, October 30, 2006

EVENT: The Kennedy Center's Multicultural Book Festival, November 4

On November 4, 2006, the Kennedy Center will be hosting their 11th Annual Multicultural Children's Book Festival, 12 noon - 5pm. The free event will be held on the roof terrace. The unique event will allow children to explore different cultures with Cantare' and Step Afrika!. There will illustration exhibits, live performances, visits from Dora, the Explorer and other children's book characters.

The event is bound to be lots of fun for the kids and parents alike. For more information, visit the Kennedy Center's website or click the link below.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Precious little girl totes and a discount for Capitol Moms readers

Local DC Area mom Laura Reece has stumbled onto something fabulous. Heirloom quality products, beautiful embroidery and unique details make Laura's products at The Silken Thread something better than the ordinary.

While reading the site, I saw the most adorable little girl totes pictured to the right and a precious tooth fairy pillow that I cannot wait for Zenora to get to use (granted it will be a while, but the tote will be put to good use)

Check out the site at and place "CAPITOLMOMS" in the comment box when placing an order and receive a 10% discount, how fun is that?

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Gap Baby Casting Call

Everyone's a winner, but if you have a photogenic, little smiler, y'all may want to enter the new Gap Baby Casting Call sponsored by Kodak.

They are looking for a boy and girl. The winners receive a $5000 college savings bond, a one year's supply of clothing from Baby Gap and other goodies. But what I thought was cool that all entries get goodies, like free holiday photo cards and 15% off a $50 Baby Gap purchase. Check the site out at

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Connecting Moms... so much fun

There is this new online group that I want to share with y'all. It's called Connecting Moms. I've been a member for a few months now and I love the connections that I have made. I've met local moms, moms from my old hometown and enjoyed getting to know other people on my own time table.

What I also love about the group is meeting other mom-preneurs and getting motivation from other women like me, but there is so much more that I am still discovering like the raffles, the online-diary, mom-messages, raves and reviews of products. In a word, it rocks. Click on the link above or check out the website,

November is National Novel Writing Month

For a long time now, I have been considering myself as a freelance writer and as an aspiring, yet unpublished novelist, but as life has progressed, writing my own great American novel has become increasingly more difficult and since the birth of my daughter, my writing has dropped down to nill.

A little birdie dropped a challenge in my ear, November is National Novel Writing Month. It is a world-wide challenge to all of us wanna-be published authors that cannot seem to turn off their inner-editor and sometimes inner-critic. It a challenge to get that novel finished and have an online support network to help you along. While you're there, if you are so inclined, check out the programs that this group is involved in. You can join us at the National Novel Writing Month's website,

GIVEAWAY: Tickets to Babies"R"Us' Road to Motherhood Tour

Capitol Moms and Babies"R"Us are giving away complimentary passes to the local showings of the Road to Motherhood Tour sponsored by Babytalk, Carters, and Motherhood Maternity. This is a unique opportunity to see special exhibits on all things baby, everything from the conception to the informational seminars on breastfeeding, diapering and taking care of baby. Also there is a fabulous goodie bag filled with treats, coupons and gifts from the sponsors and along with a copy of Capitol Moms, first newsletter. For more information on the tour, visit

To request your tickets, send an email to Capitol Moms at with your name, email and a good mailing address.

See you there!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

SPA WEEK!!!! October 16 - October 22

Sorry for the late notice ladies, this is DC Spa Week. Have you ever wanted to try some of the treatments at some of the most exclusive spas in the area? Well, here is your chance. Selected treatments are priced at a mere $50.

I think that every Mommy deserves a little down-time or "minutes" as we call them at my house. Check them out at

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Red Envelope Halloween

I saw the most adorable pea in a pod costume in the recent Red Envelope catalog. I'm not even much of a Halloween person, but the costume was adorable.

As for Red Envelope itself, I love their products -- high quality, unique, easy shopping who could ask for more? Check out their site at the link above, or