Thursday, June 26, 2008

American Girl Sweepstakes and Turner Classic Movies, Jr.

Ok, I admit it. I used to love watching Sunday night movies with the family. Sometimes it was The Wonderful World of Disney, sometimes it was a classic movie or something fun on tape, but now Turner Classic Movies has something cool happening all summer long -- Sunday Night Classic Movies on TCM Jr. hosted by Chris O'Donnell and Abigail Breslin, especially for the family with classics like Roman Holiday and Yours, Mine and Ours. You are bound to find something to enjoy with some fresh, popped corn -- yum!

For a schedule and showtimes, visit

And for all of you, American Girl fans, be sure to check out the sweepstakes at the link above.

"DaBib" is da bomb! - "A Bib that has got your baby covered"

With an adjustable, scrunchy neck, waterproof backing, crumb catcher pocket and absorbent fabrics in a generous size, I'm calling DaBib one of my favorites.

Capitol Moms recently tested 2 of our new favorite bibs. They survived both a hungry 2 year old with spaghetti sauce wearing a pale pink dress (any one that has ever been there knows the insanity of that) and a juicy, juicy teething infant. Both children's church clothes still looked like church clothes without any tugging and pulling. I rocked and Hubby approved.

I know why Daily Candy and others are shouting the DaBib's praises. To get one of your own, visit, enter code MOM2008 at checkout for 10% off.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Taming the Chaos with Busy Body Book Organizers

Capitol Moms favorite BusyBodyBook Family Organizers have gotten even better with 2 new products that you are bound to love:

1) The Personal and Family Organizer with a weekly grid format, sturdy plastic overlay, pockets at the front and back covers to store "the stuff" and my favorite, the "to doodles" page to write those, all-too-important "forget me not notes".

2) The undated Fridge Pad - with a magnet at the back and enough space to write the we-need-it list and see everyone's schedule at a glance, makes this a favorite at my house.

To order, visit

Friday, June 13, 2008

One for me, one for you -- See Kai Run and Soles4Souls

Good thing alert:

See Kai Run to match all sales in June for one for one to give a fabulous pair of shoes to those that need it most through a donation to Soles4Souls.

The deal gets even sweeter with free shipping for purchases of $60 and over.

Check it out at

Friday, June 06, 2008

4 Sun Safety Tips from the Mommy Docs

The Mommy Docs, local doctors offering pediatric information and reassurance. Here are 4 tips for sun safety.

Learn the lingo and shop for sunscreen: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Everyone needs a sunscreen with a SPF level of 15 or higher and √Ębroad spectrum coverage (both UVA and UVB rays). Look for ingredients such as zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, oxybenzone, avobenzone, sulisobenzone, and mexoryl.

Wear sun protection clothing and gear: Even kids should wear sunglasses that provide 99-100% UVA and UVB protection and a wide brim hat. For sun-protective clothing, look for an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 30 or greater.

Establish a routine: Make applying sunscreen part of your children's daily routine. Apply it 30 minutes before going out and use enough to cover exposed areas. Don't forget to reapply every two hours or sooner if swimming, sweating, or toweling off.

Pack and use sunscreen: Give sunscreen (with application instructions) to your children's camp counselors, babysitters, daycare providers, etc. to ensure reapplication throughout the day.

Visit Mommy Docs at

Monday, June 02, 2008

DC's Celebrate Mama is June 7th - benefiting My Sister's Place DC

Come Celebrate Mama! in DC on June 7th from 11:00 – 4:00 at Lafayette Elementary School Grounds (5701 Broad Branch Road)

The first ever Celebrate Mama! in DC is a FREE event for moms and the whole family! Bring one, bring all for a day of entertainment, arts and crafts, shopping at the 40+ vendor marketplace and community organizations dedicated to serving mamas of all ages and stages! Get ready for raffle prizes, 250 goodie bag giveaways to the first families on site, sing a longs, story time and mamapreneurs! Have a wonderful day celebrating the mom in your life~

There will be donation bins for My Sister’s Place DC – collecting new toiletries and gently used maternity and children’s clothing.

For more information and a schedule of events please log on to

EVENT: Anansi, The Story King at Georgetown

Anansi The Story King
Written & Directed by Nadine George-Graves
Puppet Work by Nana Projects Inc.

June 12th at 7PM, June 13th at 8PM, June 14th at 2PM and 8PM, June 15th at 2PM

In the Gonda Theatre at Georgetown University

Tickets are $7 for children and students of all ages and regular admission is $15. Groups of 10 or more receive a discount, please email Tricia Fegley at

A mash-up of the traditional African legend with the Arabian classic Shahrazad, this indoor/outdoor spectacle re-imagines the legend of Anansi the spider - the classical African Diaspora trickster - using storytelling, puppetry, new media, music and dance. A performance for the whole family!

Thanks to Alison C. for the tip!