Disney On Ice Comes to Town — Coupon Code and Giveaway

I’m always on the lookout for family fun in the Metro DC area and here’s a late-breaking entry to the Fall Fun GuideDisney on Ice presents “Celebrations!” a production by Feld Entertainment, which is coming to Fairfax next week – October 21 – 25 at the Patriot Center.   While I have not yet been to a Disney on Ice show, I have heard from other families that they are terrific, which is why I am excited that I can offer you a coupon code to save on tickets!  And, I have a very quick contest to give one family four tickets to the show!


  • Wednesday October 21: 7:00pm
  • Thursday October 22: 7:00pm
  • Friday October 23: 10:30am, 7:30pm
  • Saturday October 24: 10:30pm, 2:30pm, 6:30pm
  • Sunday, October 25: 12:30pm, 4:30pm

Coupon Code

Purchase a 4‐pack of tickets for only $44 for weekday shows,or receive $4 off weekend tickets by logging onto www.ticketmaster.com and entering the coupon code: MOM.**

**Get 4 tickets for $44 Monday‐Friday matinee, or $4 off weekend tickets by entering the code “MOM” in the MC promotion code box on Ticketmaster. Minimum purchase of 4 tickets required; additional tickets above 4 can be purchased at $11 each. Not valid on Rinkside or VIP seating or combinable with other offers. Service charges and handling fees will apply.   

WIN 4 Tickets — Hurry!

UPDATE:  This contest is over — Congratulations Mindy Long!  Thank you to my other readers for participating — I loved hearing about all your favorite Fall activities!  Don’t forget the coupon code is still available if you would like to buy tickets!


The JavaFamily will also receive tickets to the show.


Love Books? Head to the National Mall on Saturday

A late-breaking entry to the Fall Fun Guide:

Library of Congress National Book Festival
Saturday, September 26 from 10am to 5:30pm

Join PBS Parents and PBS Parents Supersisters  at 9am for a “pre” Book Festival meetup at the
PBS KIDS Raising Readers Pavilion.

You will have a chance to meet Elmo and Chris from SESAME STREET, Steve Songs, PBS KIDS favorite characters Clifford, WordGirl and many others.

The PBS KIDS Raising Readers Pavilion will be located in the middle of the Book Festival on the National Mall, near 10th St. and the Smithsonian Castle.

Fall Fun Guide Is Here!

2008 10 17_Great Country Farms peanuts and pumpkins_0025Fall began yesterday and the Fall Gun Guide is now officially up!  Just like its Summer companion, the Fall Fun Guide is filled with classes and events for kids and families.  Some are free, some are not, but somewhere in the guide there should be something for everyone.  I am always looking for new things to add to the guide, so please contact me if you know of something that you think should be on there.  And please check the guide frequently.  The Fall Fun Guide is “younger” than the Summer Fun Guide, so it is still maturing and is not quite as far-reaching yet — it has lots of room to grow!

It includes a list of children’s consignment sales (coming up – My Child’s Closet and Catholic Consignments), pumpkin patches and corn mazes, a list of activities by dates, classes and events, day and weekend trips, and so much more!

Go check it out and then tell all your friends about it!

Oh — and start letting me know about events you think should be included in the HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE!!

Start Thinking About…. The Fall Fun Guide!

pumpkins1 My husband always teases me about my Type-A ways, but as I look at my calendar, I realize that it is time for me to start planning the Fall Fun Guide now! If you didn’t receive a copy of last year’s first Fall Fun Guide in email, it is similar to the Summer Fun Guide, although a little slimmer. I hope to expand it some this year and will include it online. I cannot project the start date yet, but I am compiling information now, and would love to include you in the process! Please feel free to add recommendations of fun trips, days, activities, sites, etc. in the comments on this post, contact me via twitter, or email me.

Examples of things in the Fall Fun Guide include places to pick apples, pumpkin patches, harvest festivals, corn mazes, trunk or treat days and more.

I will begin working on updating last year’s guide and converting it to the blog format and hunting for new content. When I feel I have enough information to make it worthwhile, I will post the Fall Fun Guide, most likely in September. In the meantime, please send in those great ideas!