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Capital Crescent Civic Green Is Coming to Downtown!

The Capital Crescent Civic Green is coming to downtown Bethesda as a new park and civic space!  The currently vacant land across from the Bethesda Row Cinema near the intersection of Bethesda and Woodmont Avenues will become a new park soon.  Now after dinner at Silver or a new indie movie at Bethesda Row Cinema and … Continued

Beat the Snow – Five Ways!

Even though it has been warm this fall, there will eventually be snow!  Here are five ways to beat the snow and minimize the effects of those wintery blasts that must be coming!  Cover Your Shovel in Cooking Spray As anyone living in snow can attest, there are many different types of snowfall. Some is … Continued

Creating a Supportive Environment for Elderly Parents

It’s not easy being a caregiver to elderly parents or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. I learned this watching my mother-in-law as she declined over the last few years. She no longer lives with my brother-in-law but in an assisted living program.   With so many people with elderly parents in … Continued

Hacks to Simplify the Holidays!

Hacks to simplify the holidays! There is always so much chaos during the holidays with decorating and entertaining and house guests coming and going.  These twelve hacks make so much sense that it is hard to believe you didn’t think of them first!  Be sure to let me know if any of these work for … Continued

The History of the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC

the National Christmas Tree

Not surprisingly, the history of the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree is intertwined with the history of America for the last 94 years. Through peace and war, Americans have celebrated the season in this holiday event. Grace Coolidge and the First National Christmas Tree In November, 1923,  First Lady Grace Coolidge permitted the District … Continued

The Winter Light Display 2017 in Bethesda!

Hacks that simplify the holidays

One of the best parts of the holiday season is enjoying a winter light display around Bethesda.  Whether you are looking for light shows of Rudolf and Santa or the nativity, there is winter light display around Bethesda to delight you and your family! Be sure to dress warmly some of these involve walking outside! … Continued

Look Where Kids Eat Free on Halloween

Halloween is almost here!  Kids are looking forward to their annual sugar high – but parents want to make sure that they go out to trick or treat with some real food in their stomachs.  So… how to celebrate the night and score some loot of your own? Here are places where kids eat free … Continued

Sundays Mean Bethesda Bagels

Sundays in Bethesda in my family always include a trip to Bethesda Bagels.  It is a mandatory trip for lots of other Bethesda families too!  The line at Bethesda Bagels is always out the door on a Sunday morning.  The hard part is deciding whether to buy the mini bagels or the full sized ones, … Continued

How to Get a Light Airy Living Space

Planning on selling your home and want to make sure it appeals to today’s buyers? Do you dream of a light, airy living space? Do you want to feel like you’re living inside of a cloud? Below are 5 tips for a lighter living space, now. Paint it white. Well this is an obvious one. From … Continued

Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2017 Halloween Sex Offender Safety Map

Halloween should be lots of fun for children as they prepare to trick or treat. Unfortunately, with all the news about predators and sexual offenders, parents want to know which houses to avoid while going door-to-door in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area.  If this describes you as a parent, then just check the Bethesda-Chevy Chase 2017 … Continued