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TimestampNameHomeHome Base definite "Must Do's"Meet the FamilyPassions and InterestsOccupationMost controversial thing about youBiggest Pet PeeveOne Major Goal You're Striving ForFavorite Blog/Website Website (if you have one)Twitter ID (if you're on there)Best Advice You've Ever ReceivedEmail AddressOccupationWhat are you reading? What is your favorite book?Favorite Kid Friendly RestaurantWhat is your go-to family dinner?What types of activities do you like to do as a family?What do you do when you have some alone time away from the kids? Are you on social media? List everywhere we can find you!
7/24/2017 13:53:41Emily BylundAshburn, VAHome Base definite "Must Do's"My husband and I have been married for 5 years and we welcomed our first child, a girl, in April.I love designing things. I have been designing things for years, from dorm rooms, to apartments to jewelry. I think that is why I got into blogging. I love putting things together that are uniquely me but also things that other people can relate to.My attitude. Is that weird. I have a very strong personality and I learned from a young age that I don't care about what other people think of me. You either like me or you don't. I am very up front about things and can be brutally honest.Right now I am trying to move from one house to another as smoothly as possible, with a 4 month old! up, dress up, show up. I have found over the years that the worse I feel, the better I dress. On hot nasty Virginia summer days, you can usually find me in a dress. I feel like I get so much more done and I end up feeling better.breezingthroughlips@gmail.comSocial Media Manager & Blogger We love Wing Stop. My daughter doesn't have teeth yet but we have taken my young cousins there and they love it!We love going on walks and having picnics. My daughter loves being outside and could spend all day laying on a blanket under a tree.I am usually blogging or at a blogging event.
8/3/2017 20:45:35Denise SternFairfax Station, VA1. Fountainhead Park - great hiking and mountain biking
2. Clifton Cafe in Clifton - homemade crepes in the historic town of Clifton! So unexpected and delicious!
Married for 13 years with 1 son (age 9) and twin daughters (age 8). Our dog is a chunky-headed chocolate lab named Rolo. Like most parents, I am really passionate about my children's education and trying to find ways to keep learning fun for them.

I'm also passionate about advocacy for new mothers, parents and babies. I hope to one day make postpartum in-home visits a national standard in the US, like they are on most other countries.
That I own an overnight care service and advocate for postpartum support for new mothers! Everyone will *say* they are all for support of new mothers out loud, but believe me, the mommy-judging is alive and well on Facebook and message boards.

Some people cannot stand the fact that we offer baby nurse services because in their minds, it's something for "lazy" parents. They don't understand that some moms are hurting or in need of a helping hand.
Parents that don't RSVP to a child's birthday party, or RSVP the day of the party! I know we're all busy but we shouldn't be too busy to respond to a little kid's birthday party.I would like to bring Let Mommy Sleep nationwide. There are currently no regulations or licenses for newborn care providers, so we are working to change that by bringing our business to as many states as possible. Momastery - Glennon Melton's messages are always helpful and mom told me to enjoy the journey when I was in high school. I used to be so focused on results that I forgot to find the fun and joy in the am the President of Let Mommy Sleep, the DC area's Baby Nurse service.I like to read in depth research articles every night. I know that sounds so boring, but I feel like there is so much confusion and opinion everywhere these days so I like to read documentary style pieces to try to get a good understanding of US and world events. Spartan's in Fairfax! It's a diner-style restaurant where the kids can get pizza, gyro's or any of their favorite foods. The staff is always quick and genuinely friendly. It also feels good to support a family owned small business.Well there's Taco Tuesday of course but one of our family standards is also Red Stew- it's so easy!

1. sautée some onions and brown some cubed beef if you want meat
2. pour in tomato soup
3. add as many types of vegetables as you want. We like mushrooms, carrots, celery and potatoes. There's no rule on how much, just put as much as you want of what you like.
4. toss in a couple of bouillon cubes and let it cook for a few hours
We love to play cards and board games, swim and try new restaurants. I like to hike and take walks. Because we're always so busy and life is generally "loud," it's the only time I can really quiet my mind.I am not ready! I love having the kids home!

One thing I have learned is that if your school offers the package to purchase school supplies from them--- do it! With 3 kids I used to go crazy getting color coded folders and sharpening dozens of pencils. It costs more, but saving time and sanity is worth it!
8/7/2017 12:00:21HeatherBrookeville, md Married with 3 kids Love creating something I always have a project Www.Heatherdearbornphotography.comHeatherdearbornphotography@hotmail.comPhotographer Hiking Go to a outdoor concert
8/7/2017 12:09:11Jessica Crawford Union Bridge, Maryland Stratosphere trampoline park
Westminster Community Park
Married . Two kids Chloe 1 and Kairi 7. One Cat and one guinea pig. My husband is Jason.Horses and horseback riding. Hiking with my family. Parents that don't watch their kids. Being the best Mom and wife that I can Stay at Home MomChik fa li because they have a nice healthy food selection and play place for kids.Pulled pork with baked beans . Pizza. Hiking. Walking. Going to the park. Go to the movies. Go out to dinner. Yes we are excited.
8/8/2017 15:59:22Maria ConeSt. Helena Island, SCBeaufort waterfront, Hunting State Park and Parris Island.Husband Steve Cone Children, Dannielle Gurrie, Randy Grubbs, Jeffrey Koger, Deanna Koger and our dog HanaCurrently my passion and interests are in politics. This started in 2013 when Dr. Ben Carson stood before President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast and said how horrible the Affordable Healthcare Act was and explained that it would hurt people not help them. I began to see how those who were opposed to forced government control were shut up by any means necessary. It was at that moment I believe radicals came out of the closet and took over dividing our country to forced Socialism. As my granddaughter would say I DON'T LIKE IT!I really don't know the answer to this question Trying to be a peace maker. This takes enormous energy and to tell you the truth when chaos and confusion errupts I prefer to realize I am what I am and my soul is at peace.To spend each day as if it were my last. Let go of all things or situations that are petty. I almost always put faith and family ahead of conflicts. My feelings are very important to me. I will fight for myself until my last breath. amazonDo everything in moderation from my mother.mariacarusocone@yahoo.comMotherBlack Raven a western. Surprised me that I would love it. It was mostly about bounty hunters and how they collected cash from wanted posters. It also spoke about the hatred toward the Apache tribe.
My favorite books are by authors James Patterson, David Baldacci and Vince Flynn.
Dairy Queen. Had fun with the grandchildren and choices with ice cream is very reasonable.Lasagna. Serves up to 12 people. Add salad and garlic bread it seems to always be a hit. Now that's a laugh to include ingredients and instructions. They are listed on the box of lasagna but I will tell you buy the best lasagna noodles not store brand it does make a difference. Love playing games. For instance, Apples to Apples or Charades. Lots of laughter with these kind of activities. Living at the beach is always fun. Walking the beach, experiencing sunrises and sunsets and jumping in the pool and storms are extraordinary. Read. Go for a drive and best of all take a nap!This doesn't involve me directly. To my children take advantage of events in your neighborhood that celebrate back to school. Take advantage of clearance sales which include supplies and clothes when off season.
8/11/2017 12:06:10Marissa BryceNashville, TNCentennial Park (includes "The Parthenon")

Historic Downtown Franklin, great for walking and shopping with lots of great places to eat! I would recommend Frothy Monkey for coffee, Merridee's Breadbasket for breakfast and Puckett's Grocery for lunch or dinner.

Concert or game, there is always a concert or sports game happening somewhere and there is no other atmosphere like that of Nashville
I'm married to Jonathan, we just had our 7th anniversary. We have 3 boys, Seth (5), David (3) and Jacob (1). Our only girls are the dog, Lexi (3 yr old Goldendoodle), and the cat, Spangle (14 yr old Siamese).Homeschooling, dancing, painting, health.I think it depends on the group I'm in. I'm a homeschooling, network market, stay at home, Christian mom. I've been in situations where any and all of those cause issues.Loud, rude chewing of food.Bringing in enough income to double husband's salary, paying for mortgage and sports activities for the kids. Part of that dream is having a team around me that I can encourage, pour into and help reach their own goals. can't just be a mom and a wife, you have to take care of yourself as well.FaithJoyAndCrafts@gmail.comStay at home mom to 3 boys (5 and under), itWorks Distributor (plant-based, health and wellness products), hobby artist.Chasing the Dream by Mark Batterson, it is reminding me to have more faith, dream bigger. If I dream small enough that I can do it on my own God doesn't get any glory out of it but if I dream big, so big that only God's intervention can make it happen, God can move in extraordinary ways.Chic-fi-la. The atmosphere and food are both incredible. I feel like I can relax and not be panicked if my kids are a little loud or rambunctious. We love Kid's Night because you get a free kid's meal with every adult meal purchased.Spaghetti and MeatballsWalks through the neighborhood, visit the zoo, parks and the Adventure Science Center near downtown, play video games, watch movies.Read a book, go to the movies, get a massage. :)Not entirely. My oldest is starting kindergarten this year and I'm homeschooling him so I'm taking it easy and not piling everything on him at once. We're starting with short time frames with breaks to get energy out until his attention span can keep up with the full load. I'm also trying to keep things fun so he doesn't get bored and annoyed at doing the work.
8/15/2017 0:42:38Adriane BrooksFrederick, MDBaker Park
Cunningham Falls
Downtown Frederick
My awesome husband and four adorable boys ages 9,8,6 and 5. Yes my life is busy!I'm passionate about speaking at breast cancer events. I like to let women know I was only 38 when I did a self breast exam and found a lump. I have no family history and was not of age for a mammogram. I want to tell as many women as I can that it is very important to do self breast exams. It can save a life.Wasn't sure so I asked my husband. He said nothing really besides your Italian temper.Lazyness and QuittersMy husband and I are working on opening our own counseling business. We have a passion for helping the addicts in our area. He is a licensed substance abuse therapist and wants to make a change in Frederick.We hope to open our doors within the next 3 months.Macaronikid or CertifikidMy grandma use to tell me "Everything in Moderation". Eat a piece of cake not the whole pie was always her example.Chanelfit@hotmail.comSubstitute TeacherThe Bible it's the best teaching tool.

Matilda (with my kids)
We watched the movie now we are reading the book and comparing the differences and similarities.
Barley and Hops
2 kids eat free per adult on Sundays. We always head there after church!
Make your own salads. I cut up a ton of different toppings. The kids put their salad in a bowl and go down the counter adding toppings. We also do make your own tacos with different toppings.-Go to church
-Go on walks
-Amusment Parks
-Watch movies
-Clean the house* my favorite
-Go on a date night with hubby
-Take an exercise class at the gym
-Girls night out
-Go for a walk
-Watch Teen Mom and my other DVR non kid shows
-Sit in silence on the couch and do nothing
I love the summer but it is always nice to get into a more structured routine again. My youngest child is starting Kindergarten this year so it is a bittersweet time.
A week or two before school I start putting the kids to bed at an earlier time and wake them up early so their body can begin to adjust.
8/23/2017 0:39:18Mandy cornsWestminster mdMarried . 2 kids 3 dogs Love being a mom Mandycorns.scentsy.usMadelynnsmommy13@gmail.comStay at home mom. And a scentsy consultant Chick fila . they are so wonderful and make the place a very kid friendly place We love chicken ans rice

Brown youe chicken breast
Boil your rice
Add garlic powder and sale and pepper to your chicken

After chicken is cool cut in piece .
Drain youe rice .

Combine chicken and rice together .
Add 2 bigs can of cream of chicken soup and 1 small can or celery soup

Mix together and serve . add hot sauce if desired
Goinf to the park and swimming Relax . I'm excited this is my daughter's first year
9/12/2017 13:50:26JoanneBethesdaBalducci's, St. Michaels IslandOne Kid Jenna 2 Dogs Piper and Laci
Bird Jade and one fish
Buying Lottery TicketsIf you know me let me knowArroganceMaking sure my kid stays on the right pathStay true to yourself and be kindjwalsh9691@aol.comNothing at the momentBWW something for everyoneSteak and as my daughter puts it "not the cheap stuff"Hanging out at the BeachNetFlix BingeSchool?
9/13/2017 22:38:42Lyneshia Johnson-WoodlandUpper Marlboro, MDThe White House, Lincoln Memorial, Frederick Douglass House all in Washington DC

National Harbor in Fort Washington, MD
Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland
Married with 2 kids son (16) and Daughter (10)My dream is to be on the stage accepting an oscar. my dream is the be an amazing actress. I love everyone :)Publish my book and go on tour to help women and men believe in themselves and they can do whatever they put there mind too. @TheBoogieSpotTeamwork Makes the Dreamwork :)
Be flexible (in balancing the curb ball life throws at you)
lyneshia@gmail.comWife,Mother, Former Internet Radio Host/Producer, Full-time Employee with Prince George's County Public School, Vice President of my Citizens Association, Girl Scout Volunteer,PTA parent volunteer, of 2 12th Grade and 5th Grade. The Bible- I am still a work in progress. I have to stay prayed up.Chili, prices are reasonable and the kids love the food.Tacos with ground turkey
Shredded lettuce
diced tomatoes
shredded cheese
Soft and Hard taco shells
Miniture golfWrite, I am in the process of writing a book.YES!!! LOL
Always take time to ask them how was there day. What did they like what did they dislike and I always sit down with my kids when I get home and I pretend to be the student and I ask them to be the teacher and go over the entire day of school with me in each class and subject.

9/25/2017 13:06:21Alina AckenbomPalmyra, VA Palmyra is a small town but these are a few things to do in the area Pleasant Grove Park Museum and Heritage Trail
Canoeing and Kayaking in the Rivanna River
Thomas Jefferson Monticello
Married for 15 years, mother of a teenage daughter (14) and a pre-teen son (12) . We have a beautiful collie, named KenderTeaching tennis to children and adults is my biggest passion. I have been teaching tennis for over 20 years. Tennis is great for your mind and body and you can play it all your life. And it is fun and social. In the summer I teach tennis to campers at Camp Friendship and in the fall and spring I teach many local students. Growing up in Russia I had a dream of coming to America to teach tennis, this would combine my love for the sport and English language. I am lucky as I get to leave my dream. I am a very strong willed and self-disciplined person but I am very soft when it comes to parenting. If I ever need to discipline my kids and take away privileges, like electronics or hanging with their friends somehow I am not good with enforcing these rules and before I know they have their privileges back. I don't like to hear people swear. I grew up surrounded by people who never tolerated the use of bad language or bad words in their vocabulary. My parents, my coaches and my mentors would never tolerate any cursing or swearing. To this day I dislike it very much when people do it around me especially if they think it's cool to do it. One of my goals is to help my husband with his mission of running a summer camp for children from around the world. He started Camp Friendship with a goal of bringing children and camp counselors together to play, to learn and to make life long friendships, in peace!
Camp is diverse, educational and a lot of fun. To keep our business going and to continue with camp mission would be a great life goal for me.
I like Ted Talks website grew up in Russia. When I was 16 my tennis coach advised me to learn at least one foreign language as it would open up the world to me. I worked very hard to learn English. She was right, the knowledge of English allowed me to travel and discover the world. alina@campfriendship.comCamp Friendship Executive Director and Friendship Tennis Academy Director I am reading The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. It's a story of nine working-class young men from the American West who made the rowing team that overcame the odds and showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. Books like this inspire people to believe and to persevere no matter what the odds or circumstances could be.
My family likes IHOP a lot. There is one at Zion Cross Roads near us. We all like pancakes and waffles no matter the time of the day. I always have canned salmon on hand to make quick salmon patties. I mix salmon with one egg, onion, bread crumbs and old bay seasoning and then fry them in the pan. I serve them with rice and green beans or a salad.
We like to take short or long family trips to the beach, Florida or Russia to visit my family. We are talking about taking a trip to Europe too. My husband and I enjoy going to Downtown Charlottesville for dinner, movie or a concert in the PavilionI am never ready for Back -to School because we all like to stay up late and wake up late. Going back to school means waking up early for us. This is something for all of us to work on :)
9/26/2017 1:33:40Misty E. RiveraLos Angeles, CAGriffith Observatory
Manhattan Beach Pier
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Married for ten years with two daughters ages 16 and 11. One dog and one African grey parrot (and yes he talks)... not the dog the bird.One of my dreams was to create a children's book and now that I know the process; I'm working on my second book. I would love to to publish my self-help book for women-- just need to finish layout. My biggest pet peeve is definitely when I see someone throw their trash out of their car window. You would think we all know better...but I'm still knotting my head back and forth in disbelief.www.mistyrivera.comIt was actually the advice my mother-in-law gave to my husband before she passed away. She told him, " Keep moving forward!" I've used it and applied it to my life's motto--ever since hearing it. No looking back!misty@mistyrivera.comAuthor of a self-published children's book named "Angel Face-The Ballerina Dancing In The Moonlight."I'm reading several books right now because each applies to something different that I need in order to grow mentally, physically and spiritually.

My list:
1. The Lord Is My Shepherd by Robert Morgan
2. Ballerina Body by Misty Copeland
3. The Joy of Success by Susan Ford Collins

The family dinner that is hearty and easy-- and my girls actually will eat the leftovers. We call it "Pica Dillo" (English translation: chopped up). The Spanish version sounds edible.

One pound of lean beef
One can of tomato sauce
Two zucchini
One large potato
One can of corn
One onion
4 pieces of cloves
1/4 cup of cilantro
Salt and pepper
4 cups of water

On medium heat in large pan cook lean beef with chopped onion.

When lean beef is lightly brown add can of tomato sauce and 4 cups of water.

Then add sliced zucchini, chopped cilantro, small chopped potato, and can of corn.

Add cloves and salt and pepper to you preference.

Let the soup "Pica Dillo" boil for 10 minutes.

Pour into bowls and top off with pinch of fresh cilantro. Can add a squeeze of lemon juice or spoon full of sour cream.

We love going to the beach! Our family vacations always include a beach visit. My girls love collecting seashells and colored rocks. I love listening to the waves crash into the shore.Every Friday, my husband and I have date night. This has been essential to keeping our relationship thriving.
10/10/2017 12:30:26Marissa ParkinsonMartinsburg WV Dog parks, family parks Single!Teaching! Spending time with my child❤️Leaving me on "read"..To become a RN.Facebook! There is light st the end of the Caregiver/CNAPerks Of Being A Wallflower Buffalo Wild Wings!Kobe!Going to the park, swimming, hiking Grocery shop, movies in pjsFacebook!
10/10/2017 13:05:07Patricia GarnerPhiladelphia, Pa.Penn's Landing, Independence Mall,Reading TerminalSingle with three adult childrenI love to write and I dream of writing a successful screenplay.I'm a member of the LGBT Community.Someone who says they are going to so something and don'!tBecoming a Homeowner! 😅 you put your mind to can do it!!Phillydivadefense@gmail.comTrain OperatorRage of Angels by Sidney Sheldon. I love it because it shows the protagonist oveecoming all odds against her!Baked ZitiTravel,boqling, moviesTravelFacebook, Twitter and Instagram
10/10/2017 13:22:07Leticia DiazHagerstown, MarylandCity Park & Culture TrailMy fiance is Dustin and we have four beautiful daughters: Starlet, Skyla, Summer & Solita. Painting rocks for #hagerrocksLive, love and let go because tomorrow is never promised. Miss84d@ymail.comStay at home Mom Fajita Grande located in the North end of Hagerstown. Great food, friendly staff and kids eat free on weekends. Lasagna or TacosWe enjoy having friends over, going to the library, swimming and camping.
10/10/2017 16:39:13Daytona DuncanHanover, PACodorus State Park Trails and Disc Golf Course
Timeline Arcade
The Lucky Spot Diner
Not married. My family is my boyfriend, Zachary and my daughter, Lola.I love to play ultimate frisbee, I enjoy spending time with my daughter. One day I hope to be a work from home mother so I can be with her all the time. Chewing with your mouth openSaving up enough money to move and gain new experiencesHeyyItsDayYou trudge the road to a happy destiny, you don't skip through. It's not always easy, but it's always worth it. heyyitsday2013@gmail.comAccounting/Procurement & ServingI'm not currently reading anything, my last reads were the hunger games series and they were great. Buffalo Wild Wings, the environment is fun and there is so much entertainment that your child won't run around or be bored. Spaghetti!Go to the park and all play together, go on hikes through codorusTry to catch up with friends or turn it into a date night and go see a movie/eat dinnerFacebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat
10/12/2017 7:50:40Rebecca RiceHagerstown, mdHarper's Ferry, Antietam Battlefield, Cushwa Basin, C & O Canal, Washington Monument (Boonsboro)SingleTo be a substance abuse counselorI vapeLyingRaising happy kidsFacebookIf it doesn't kill you it just makes you strongerbeccaadawn@Gmail.comStay at home momJohn Grisham (The Street Lawyer) and Jeffrey Deaver (The Kill Room)My kids love Chinese buffetsEnchiladasLibrary and parksSightseeing, photographyFacebook only
10/18/2017 9:34:59Wendy BurkhardPalos Verdes, CAA gentle hike at Terranea Resort
A worship service at The Neighborhood Church
Whale watching tour in San Pedro
Married to my extraordinary husband, Jerome, for 17 years, raising our 8 yr old daughter along with a menagerie of pets!Inspiring others to take life by the wheel to fulfill their lifelong dreams in wealth and wellness.Anti-VAXXPollution and man made destruction of our planet To interview 5 entrepreneurs before December 2017 who want to make six Figures in 2018.www.sixfiguresformom.comSave for a rainy day! My grandfather was responsible for this one!wendy@wendyburkhard.comCEO of SixFiguresForMom.comCurrently reading The Miracle Morning by Hal ElrodWe love staycations at local resorts that have a pool since our daughter is a fishMeditate and clear my mindFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
10/18/2017 16:07:13Kelly WilliamsHagerstown Md Baltimore is my hometown... Two places you must visit is the inner harborMarried with 3 daughters ages 10,8,7 and a 5 month old sonI wish to own my own assisted living facilityKnow it allsBeing successfulFollow your dreams never give upKellyw56@gmail.comNurse AssistantNone currentlyFridaysSpaghetti of course!!! Ground beef,chicken,beef sausage some times shrimp(try it) Italian seasoning, black pepper, season allfresh tomatoes ,green peppers, onions carrots and mushrooms and a little sugar (yes sugar) tomato sauce You'll love it!!÷Goin to the park, swimming, charades, we just like to be together. Doing anything that comes to mindA nice bath!!! With candles
10/18/2017 16:09:13AshleySykesville Married,one dog,one little girlSome of my interest are things outdoors doing crafts and swimming is one of my favorite activitiesWhen people don't have patienceMy goal is to find a job that I can stay at home or bring my daughter with me to my job. I use Facebook a lot and I also use Pinterestahoffman0081@gmial.comChild careI guess I would say Chili's or Fridays when we go to Chili's there's two servers for our table so they're always on top of it at the Chili's that we go to. We also like Glory Days the food is nice and it's loud so. Children can be loud tooSpaghetti or pulled chicken we use root beer with our pulled chickenAnything free and kid friendly so we enjoy going to pools carnivals or festivals to the park or walk with the dogs and sometimes bowlingMovies, concertsFacebook
10/18/2017 16:16:08Esther Severn MDCalvert cliffs beach. Amazingly secluded and beautiful. The smithsonions in DC. I am married. Military family. Four kids adopting two more and three mastiffs. I hope to one day be known and remembered for my kindness. I love being able to provide moments frozen in time to pass down legacyI don’t agree with Hugh Hefner’s legacy. People making assumptions when hearing part of a story. We’re raising money for our adoption. www.lifesdivinemoments.photoI am not in control and that’s ok. Lifesdivinemomentsphoto@outlook.comPhotographer Warriors don’t cry by Melba patillo Beals Chick-fail-a. They help a mom out when she is down. Spaghetti all diff types Biking. Hiking. Skating. We’re very active Read. Go on an Adventure cause then I am less stressed.
10/24/2017 11:25:37Karen HastingsSmithsburg, MDThe Smithsburg Market for some amazing food and/or baked goods. They’re known for their cakes!!

Misty Meadows Creamery - so many free things for the kids to do and as an added bonus, their ice cream is amazing! They also offer lunch type food too.
Married ❤️

We have four amazing kids, three boys and a girl ages 6, 5, 3 & 2. No pets in our house, we seem to stay pretty busy with activities and travel so we wouldn’t want a pet to feel left out.
I absolutely love to cook and bake! Once the kids are all in school I hope to return to a commercial kitchen or bakery. Not too sure on this one When people don’t follow through on their word. Trying to keep things organized with 4 kids Tasty - even the kids love watching the recipe videosChefmommykNever give upKhastings04@yahoo.comStay at home MomReally anything that the kids enjoy reading. If it helps engage them in reading, I love it too.Buffalo Wild Wings - 2 words...KID’S NIGHT!

$1.49 kid meals plus drinks are included (limit 2 meals per kid)

Double kid club card punches, so after 3 kid night visits you’ve earned a free kids meal valid on any day.

Free Game play use!! Yes, you read that right. BWW will give each of your kiddos a tablet to use while you’re there. (Assuming they aren’t all in use)

In additional to all of this, they offer an extensive menu with healthy to comforting food options for Mom and Dad while you’re also able to either have a conversation without “Hey Mom” every two seconds or you’re able to watch that game you’ve been waiting to see on one of their many many TVs.
Homemade Pierogis with Keilbasa!
Spaghetti - kids favorite
Spinach pizza

Dessert favorite would have to be my homemade baklava. The kids go crazy for it
Going to the park, hiking, swimming, traveling, kids team sporting events. We really go everywhere as a family. The kids really enjoy cooking with me as well. I usually end up at Target or Sam’s ClubFacebook (mainly here)
Twitter (not used much though)
11/28/2017 12:18:10Angela Hagerstown MDCity park Antietam battlefield Divorce mother of fourTravelingDirty houseBuying my own home Freecycle.orgLearn to be patience angelagrimm1976@gmail.comDirect care workerKaren kingsburyMy kitchen it’s the most kid friendly and loving Baked macaroni and cheese Parks walks events travel SleepFacebook
11/29/2017 9:29:42Marién HornyakFrederick, MarylandThe painted bridge on Carroll Creek, Cunningham Falls, and of course The Kitchenette! :-)Husband (Tom), daughter (Clara - 17), son (Neil - 13), dog (Rita - 8)running (marathons and half-marathons), blogging, cooking, baseballI'm not very controversial - I'm actually pretty chill. But if you want to think that owning a retail business despite being legally blind is "controversial," then I guess I'm guilty of being controversial! :-)When people are surprised that I'm Hispanic because I don't have an accent or "look" Hispanic.Getting my two kids successfully through college; continuing to run a successful businesswww.mudvillemom.blogspot.comwww.thekitchenettefrederick.comAlways have a frozen lasagna in the freezer for those days when you don't feel like cooking.marien@thekitchenettefrederick.comBusiness owner (downtown Frederick merchant)Favorite book: "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. Currently reading trade magazinesFamily Meal in Frederick because they have the best kids' meals; Los Toltecos in the Frederick Shopping Center because their prices are reasonable, service is fast, and my kids really like it there.bacon risotto, baked ziti, rice & beans, tacosmini golf, volunteering at the soup kitchen, going to church, drinks and appetizers with my husband, go for a run, go to auctions/antique shops with my husbandfacebook
11/29/2017 14:39:06Lindsey BernierFrederick, MDIn the warm months there are outdoor concerts every Thursday for the little ones and a family concert series on Sundays. It is also a great time to walk along Carroll Creek and see the big fish or the baby ducks. Downtown Frederick and Frederick parks and rec host many events including carriage rides during the holidays, monthly festivals, halloween parties, etc. This is a fantastic town to find delicious food, crafted beers, local wineries, family friendly activities and history. I have been married to my husband Jeffrey for 7 years. We have 2 daughters Olivia 5 y.o and Jessica 4 y.o. We also have an 8 year old Aussie and recently adopted an 11 year old rescue from Animal Control. I love to help the community that I live in and to teach my girls to do the same. This might sound silly, but my biggest pet peeve is when people do not return their shopping carts to appropriate areas. The real housewives of Frederick CountyIf your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enoughLrhausler@yahoo.comSocial WorkerI'm currently reading Dream Bigger. I love motivational books and this is a great one. Family Meal may not be the most kid friendly restaurant in town but I personally think they have the best kids meals around. We love tacos in this house! We spend a lot of time as a family going to festivals, local concerts or just strolling the shops in downtown. My husband and I love to grab 1 of the many well made cocktails at the Tasting Room or stop by the Red Horse for a steak and oysters.
12/9/2017 11:53:25Dara FriedsonPotomac, MDLiving outside of Washington DC allows us to easily access so many amazing things in the city. But in the suburb of Potomac we love going to Great Falls for a walk/hike as well as relaxing at Rocklands Farm.My husband Craig and I have been married for 8 years but met in college 16 years ago. We have four kids, Emerson (6 years old), Riley (4.5 years old), Dylan (3.5 years old) and Logan (20 months).I love to travel and look forward to doing more of that as the kids grow up.Sometimes the way I say something can come across as being a bit harsh. I see it as being more of straight shooter and not sugar coating things.When the roll of toilet paper is put on the "wrong" way.Being the best wife and mom while growing my business.I love Scary Mommy!www.orderlymethod.comYou are stronger than you think you are. Also, you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.Dara@orderlymethod.comProfessional OrganizerI wish I had time to read! My business and 4 young kids keep me BUSY!Habachi!! The kids are entertained and eat a great dinner while the adults can chat!Breakfast for dinner - we love eggs, pancakes and homemade crepes. It's always a win with the kids.We love to go to the beach and swim!! We also love to go to family friendly breweries and wineries where the kids can play outside while we chill with a drink.Guilty pleasures - a glass of wine, some gummy candy, and reality TV on Bravo!@OrderlyMethod on Instagram and Facebook
1/15/2018 10:04:41Sarah KulhaWilliamsport, MarylandSingle mother and has a son who is almost two years old.I want to be a good mother to my son and help him every day.To become a teacherDon't let anyone bring you down, keep your head up.sekulha@student.hagerstowncc.eduSubstituteTaking a walk.Watch TV.Facebook
1/15/2018 22:09:41Elisha RaymerMelbourne AustraliaPhillip island
Australian rules football
Married with 2 gorgeous girls and a house full of animalsGive our girls the opportunities and life experiences I was fortunate enough to have growing up. I say what I think - the filter is not always working quick enoughSniffingBig family holidayMike your true life, not the life others expect of Nurse and jack of all trades Anything mystery related but with 2 little ones i havent had much timeHusband loves a slow cook beef brisket, the girls are simple and love mac and cheeseRoad tripping and discovering new areasRelax and pampering myself, from a massage to sitting in the sun and having a glass a wine
1/16/2018 8:56:54El SmithThurmont, MDCunningham Falls, Downtown Frederick, Christmas in Thurmont (1st Saturday in December)Married, twin boys, 7 month old GSD I love working with kids and animals, I would love to go back to school for a teaching degree. Some day we would like to breed and train German Shepherds. probably my political views People who complain but never try to find a solutionReorganizing our home, as the kids get older we always need to revamp our space. Scary Mommy and Hot Mess Mom word and your integrity are 2 things no one can ever take from you. they matter more than any material thing. ellesmith15@yahoo.comSubstitute Teacher for FCPS, Sales and Marketing for small businessesanything by Laura Lippman or David Baldacci - love crime/mystery storiesMy kids like La Paz (so do the parents), Rocky's and Kountry Kitchen in Thurmont are our go-to places. Chicken Pot Pie or Chicken and RiceCamping, Caps and O' games, and family game nightsout with friends, walks, readingFacebook, Twitter, LinkedIn
1/16/2018 18:58:35Hanna BenedictThurmont, MDUp county we take things a little slower. We have some of the most beautiful scenery around. People come from all over to become one with nature. It's an outdoor wonderland, no matter the season. There are orchards, farmer's markets, a winery and local butchers.

Something outside of the norm is In the spring get the stink off the family and take them up to explore some hiking trails during a sunny, warm spring day - even with snow still on the ground, the trails can be seen and people are friendly. We use to help understand the trail elevations and if our sedentary lifestyle over the winter might be make the climb a bit tricky. Come back during the summer for a day at the lake (beaches for the kids to play, bring your own food or splurge at the snack shack), fish and explore the waterfalls. During the autumn the colors of the changing trees, the crisp feel in the air and the smell of campfires are just perfect.

Our town becomes a little crazy the second weekend in October for the Catoctin Colorfest ( The town park holds it's juried arts & crafts but the entire town is transformed into a crafter's wonderland. It's a great way to support local businesses and get a jump start not only on your holiday gift shopping but your autumn decorating as well! Vendors from all over the country come to share their wares. The kickoff to Colorfest weekend starts on Thursday where all your yard sale dreams come true! Friends gather together at the house with the most visibility for mult-family yard sales. You can cruise down almost any street and someone will be set up.

One of the reasons I fell in love with the town (in addition to all of the above) is the town parade during the Thurmont Carnival in July. It's an all-out event with firetrucks from all over, local bands, cheerleaders, sports players, churches, awesome cars and the best fun around! You know it's parade day when you see chairs and blankets lining the sidewalk, claiming their premium parade viewing spot, first thing in the morning.

Just up the road is the National Shrine Grotto of Our lady of Lourdes (, Mount St. Mary's for great sporting events ( and winter sports up at Liberty Mountain (
We're a blended family and proud of it! I'm a native Marylander, having lived between D.C. and Baltimore most of my life. I gained a best friend out of a co-worker and knew it was a match made for me when he could play and talk with my then five-year old son. A year after marrying we grew our family by rescuing a Beagle mix and she remains my only daughter. A year later we welcomed Gray into our family and moved to Frederick. A year and a half later we learned Ethan was on his way and moved up here to Thurmont, where we've been for 8 years. We've since rescued a Borador. In a fun twist of fate, we fell in love with a kitten at our local shelter, Cuddles Cat Rescue (, only to fall in love with a kitten who now has completed our family. If we're not at home, and pending upon the season, we're either on the football field, the basketball court or the lacrosse field. I love to read, have been crafting with vinyl, needle felting and just picked up metal stamping. I have won awards for my baking and can cook for an army. I do love my amenities, including cable service, internet and live tweeting during my favorite shows. I currently volunteer for almost anything that piques my interest or involves the kids. I sit on the conference for local recreation lacrosse; I am a Level 1 Certified boys lacrosse coach and work with Catoctin Youth Association Lacrosse. I also coach basketball and this year coached mini pony football. If there is a competition, I'm there to watch who wins. I cuss enough to cause a sailor to blush. It's definitely a challenge to be G-rated when coaching. Lying. It's a deal breaker. Ever heard of the vase that breaks? You can try to repair it but it will never be as strong as it once was. Right now I'm just focused on staying afloat with a bunch of smaller goals, like laundry, vacuuming, and keeping everyone alive. One day I'll try to sit down and write that great American novel but for now, I'm doing research by living my life.Pinterest. Seriously. It's an addiction.@2CleanOrNot2Don't borrow trouble. If you don't need to worry about it, don't. thbenedict@comcast.netCEO of Benedict Enterprises, Inc. I've borrowed a book from the library, based on a recommendation from Goodreads, but I have yet to start it, which is rather sad. I'm a huge fan of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (well before it hit Starz), Charlaine Harris and Laurell K. Hamilton. Mountain Gate is the jam. Can I make all of that myself? Yup. That's not the point - me not cooking 5 different meals but everyone being satisfied is the point. I'd say pizza, because I'm so sick of eating it that I'll actually eat something else just to avoid eating it. We usually sit down to eat dinner as a family, although it might be 4:30 during certain times of the year. We'll all usually go to each other sporting events; when we're not enjoying solitude during our free time, we've enjoyed going hiking, walking around the Gettysburg battlefields, seeing movies ON THE DAY THEY COME OUT - we do move heaven and earth for those. Since we're a family on the go most of the time, we've learned to bond over a variety of different things at different places. Honestly, I nap. I'm a full blown napper. When Troy and I go out, I'm usually pushing for dinner that I don't have to cook and an overpriced coffee. We've been known to make any event together a date; drop the kids off at Sunday school and have a McDonald's breakfast followed by Jubilee date, a Walmart date, a Wegman's date. We're happy, blessed and thankful for what we have. I'm on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn (though I ignore most of those emails), Instagram and you can find me under Catoctin Youth Association Sports, CYA Lacrosse and CYA Basketball.
1/30/2018 11:33:21Licia NavarroSan Diego, CaliforniaSea World, Coronado, La Jolla, beautiful beaches, have a cocktail at my house.I've been married to my husband Sam for 11 years, we have a 4 year old daughter, Alex, and a Golden Retriever named Lucy.
My biggest passion is travel. I've been to about 16 countries, but still have so much to see. I love to draw and paint so I'd love to pursue that one day, also I'm a pretty fair cook so I hope to do that with my daughter when she's a bit older. I also go to the gym about 4 times a week. Not because it's a passion or interest, I actually hate it, but just trying to stay active enough to chase my kid.That I chose to have a baby late in life (age 49) via surrogate in a foreign country.Rude drivers, or when people say, "it is what it is." I envision my house being remodeled to add a second story which would better suit our family, so hopefully we can begin that project within the next few years. Dare to be different, and the world's longest journey begins with a single step.licia1214@yahoo.comMom, Queen of the Household, and part time property managerRight now I only have time to read my email, and the Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh, and Dr. Seuss Bedtime Collection.We like The Habit which has great burgers and fries, shakes, etc. at a great price. We also like Kono's at Crystal Pier to grab breakfast and sit at the adjacent picnic benches and watch the surfers.Turkey stuffed bell peppers, turkey burgers, grilled salmon and oven roasted veggies. Really, anything from, her recipes are simple, healthy and delicious. We love to enjoy our city, so we take family bike rides around the bay, utilize our season passes to Sea World, play on the beach with kites, and we like to go camping in our motor home (read hooptie). Having a date night with the hubby once in a while, or a trip with my girlfriends somewhere. In a perfect world I would be getting pedicures and sipping champagne, but that rarely happens. Since I have technological limitations, I'm only on Facebook: Licia Ayn Barnett
2/20/2018 20:27:05Bobbi YuskoFrederick, MDThe canal, Cunningham Falls, downtown at ChristmasSingle, two children, Hunter, 19 and Trevor 15, our Boxer RipkenI love my job. I am a Baseball nut! Happy place is on a baseball field. Dream of owning a complex to host tournaments and camps. Special Olympics would be a part of it.I’m not afraid to speak up.... 😁Fake people who use others for personal gainGet my finances in ordeTeachers pay Teachers! My lifeline!@BobbiYuskoBelieve, if you don’t who will?Bobbiyusko@yahoo.comSpecial Education TeacherI love Nora Roberts. But I read any romance, murder mystery, or sport book! I LOVE to read!Glory Days....happy hour prices so my son doesn’t eat me out of house and homeMessy chicken! I’ll share recipe if I’m picked!Baseball, swimming, we love the ocean and board, and watch tvFacebook, twitter and instagram
2/20/2018 21:21:19Danielle Hedges GraffHedgesville, WVHedgesville Historic Town Spring at Christmas Married to Lee for 20 years. We have 3 kids, Kacey-16, Karee- 11 and Kaden- 6. My dog Jonas and 2 cats, Bella and Rosey.I enjoy decorating for holidays. I like to travel to new places. I collect vintage Pyrex dishes and enjoy going to antique stores. I go to a couple NASCAR races a year and try to go to at least one concert.Picking up food wrappers and plates after my kids leave them behind when they are done.Adding a Master Bedroom to our house.Work hard and always do your best.Danigraff@comcast.netOn air on WKMZ and WICLIt's been taking me 6 months but singer Steven Curtis Chapman's between Heaven and the Real World. Friendly' s We love ice cream.My husband taught me this.You take a pound of hamburger, Velvetta shells and cheese and spaghetti sauce. Cook it, then stir it all together. I like to add mushrooms.Going to church, visiting my brother in NC and going to the beach.Go out to eat and walk around Walmart.The Marco Nation Facebook page.
3/1/2018 21:50:52Milana KleinEllicott City, MDMain Street Ellicott City
Centennial Park
Columbia Lake
Married to Dave, 2 boys, Michael (almost 19) and Sammy(12), 2 dogs(jax and calvin- ie:Calvin Klein)Coming into my families business and running my own has been pretty cool, and stressful. I don't ever want to work for corporate again, hopefully I won't have to . I would one day love to have a little coffee shop, in a cool little town..maybe when I retire.Depending on who you talk to, probably my political views.If you ask my husband he'd say dust and crumbs. I think it's liars and lazy people. P.S. my husband said I have a lot of pet peeves, lol.Besides losing the 10 pounds again....getting my house in order. It needs some serious TLC. Foxnews, Pintrest, Instagram@milanakleinMy dad told me once when I had my oldest son..."even if your husband makes millions, always work, so you can have your own identity"... I so agree with him, and believe it even more as my kids get older. mdm4458@comcast.netChief Operating Officer Just finished reading "The Kitchen House" and " Silent Wife" both were excellent books. I'm about to read, the "Loss of a Parent". I recently lost my dadUno's- close to home and lots of options for everyoneTacos- all kinds of varieties, seafood,chicken, beef. Other day I made shrimp and crabcake tacos with sweet chili sauce.Going to the beach, travel,football, movies, going out to dinnerread, shopping, adult dinners, workoutfacebook, instagram, twitter
3/14/2018 13:48:16Taryn SiscoFrederick, MDCyclefit, Good JuJu and Relish DecorHubby- Dan (met on a cruise ship where we both worked , I was a dancer he was a musician) 2 kids - Luke 10th grade Varsity Lacrosse and Logan 5th grade FC FREDERICK GoalieI love fitness and helping women achieve goals they never thought possible and I love to cook but it's totally a fun little passion. I once made national headlines for standing up against body it, talk about a wild experience! When women don't support each other. Empowered women should Empower women!Honestly...drinking more water. I know I should LOVE water, but I have to force myself to drink it. Now wine on the other hand...https://glutenfreeonashoestring.comwww.virtualbarrefitness.comBe yourself and don't let anyone tell you that you "can't" Barre InstructorThug Kitchen Cookbooks are what I'm currently obsessing over!Pistarros - they serve that dough to play with and it's family style seatingCrockpot Mexican Chicken Soft Tacos - Healthy and yummy!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2 lbs total)*
2 cups favorite salsa
salt and pepper
(optional: fresh lime wedges for serving)

Place chicken breasts in a slow cooker and cover with salsa. Toss until the chicken is covered.

Cover and cook on high for 4 hours (or low for 6-8 hours), or until the chicken shreds easily with a fork. Shred the chicken in the slow cooker and toss with the remaining salsa and juices until well-mixed. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days. (This chicken also freezes well.)

*Use soft tortillas and top with whatever you like!

We love waterparks, especially indoor ones with a swim up bar like CamelBack Resort! But on weekends if we aren't on the lacrosse or soccer field we LOVE to BBQ and play corn hole in the backyard!Go to Homegoods :)Instagram - @barreandwine Facebook @virtualbarrefitness
4/23/2018 11:39:47Chrissy Miller Frederick, MDMarried for almost 15 years. Three sons, ages 13, 11, and 7. One coon hound rescue, a bunny and two guinea pigs.My photography passion project is The Inspiration Project
And @celebratingthelight on IG
To capture everyday, frederick subjects in portrait in an environmental portrait illustrating them cultivating good in a single moment or continuously.
People choosing to be mean.Connecting people in my
Local community and being able to serve their photographic needs successfully. the light. Choose how you want to live your day. Follow your own passion. Try and try again.Szemerephoto@gmail.comPortrait Photographer Ghosts of Gombe. A book about my late biologist uncle and his cohorts in Africa working with Jane Goodall.
It’s intersting. Fun to see this perspective of a man I admire.
Lucky Corner. Delicious, family friendly.Hiking, camping, exploring frederick and the world. Museums and outdoor adventures. Getting dirty. Have some mom tribe time, or hike, walk or dine with my husband, Jeremy.@sweetpics4me on IG as well as the above.
@chrissykadarmiller in FB
4/25/2018 6:57:58Jen FrieseBristol, RIColt State Park, Dewolf Tavern, The BeehiveMarried to a DJ, mama to 2 little boys ages 5&6Creating and curating items for my online boutique, A Girl in Pearls, going to the beach and decorating our home.People who don’t use their blinker Beating cancer (for the second time), raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society so that we can work towards a day where all blood cancers have a cure, and putting a farmers porch on our home.www.jenfriese.comYou have to get up every morning and say to yourself “I can do this”.Jenfriese@hotmail.comOnline boutique CEO and Health & Welbess Coach Liane Moriarty “The Husband’s Secret”, not as much of a page-turner as “Big Little Lies” but I’m enjoying it.We go to The Wave in Bristol a lot. There is a wide variety of food on the menu, the kids love the shark hanging off the ceiling as well as the make your own pizzas.We love trying out new activities that keep the boys active like rock climbing or laser tag. We also can have fun on a rainy day just walking through the mall riding the escalators and trying on sunglasses!Pedicure, Starbucks dates, lunch with
My shop:
4/25/2018 12:16:07Shannon SmythLake Ariel, PASpend some time on Lake Wallenpaupack -
a 13 mile man made lake that is absolutely beautiful.

Visit many of the area indoor waterparks: Aquatopia at Camelback Beach, Great Wolf Lodge, Kalahari, and H20oooh at Split Rock.
Married to Bryan; we have 6 children between us. Gavin (19), Connor (16), Duncan (13), Justin (11), Brody (11) and Ethan (2.) Our cat Roxie runs the house.I'm passionate about helping small business owners, because I am one. I take all that I have learned in building my brand and apply my knowledge for clients who don't have the time to do it themselves.

I'm passionate about helping women - from creating pampering products, to doing reviews and providing tips on my blog.

I'm passionate about raising good men. Raising 6 boys is a challenge, especially in today's world. I'm trying hard to help them build a foundation that they stick to as they grow.

I'm passionate about learning. My grandmother passed away from ALZ last year. I always worry about inheriting this disease and so I am always exercising my mind by growing my knowledge-base and skillset.

I love archaeology and have always dreamed about going to the Middle East (Jerusalem, Egypt, etc.) for a dig.
I'm not sure it's controversial, but I am a Christian who is not a conservative or a liberal, I'm a moderate. I think people always assume I'm conservative and are surprised that I'm not, which also leads them to wrongly assume I am liberal. Other than that, I'm pretty boring. When people waste my time. Time is valuable to me. If you waste my time, you are taking moments away that could be spent with my kids.Finally fixing up my house. My house has been in fixer upper mode since I bought it 15 years ago. A lot of things have gotten started but not finished (husbands, cough cough.) I decided that this year I'm not waiting on anyone to get the job done and I'm just going to do it myself or hire people will help me get it done. So far I've gotten a lot accomplished. It feels amazing.I actually don't have a favorite. I spend so much time working to take care of my family, that I don't have too much time left for reading. and the beauty in everything. shannon@agirlsgottaspa.comEntrepreneur, freelancer, beauty blogger, momBest investment I ever made was Audible. With such a large family and a busy business, I don't ever have a chance to sit still. I listen to audio books while I work and while I'm driving. The one I just finished listening to was "The Simple Art of Not Giving a F*ck." It wasn't what I expected in a good way and helped me to see things from another perspective and take a deeper look at situations in my life.Any buffet because then everyone is happy. Locally it's Royal Buffet.Homemade mac and cheese.Going to church, eating dinner together, watching movies together, traveling, going for walks around the lake at our house.Sleep and then sleep some more. And when I'm not sleeping, then go shopping at the mall. My blog social: Facebook, Twitter, IG, Pinterest, YouTube: @agirlsgottaspa
My beauty brand social: Facebook and IG: @agirlsgottaspabrand
LinkedIn: @agirlsgottaspa
4/30/2018 13:00:16Angie Cline Frederick, Maryland Carroll Creek, Keys Game, and the Great Frederick Fair. Single/with 6 children - 3 sons and 3 daughters. I've been the Director of Frederick Cadet Youth Athletic Association for 10 years. I love watching my children play sports. One day, I'd like to live on the the beach. I don't sugar coat anything! When someone chews with their mouth open. I'd like to raise enough money this year to purchase new uniforms for my football players and cheerleaders. Angie_Ang_80Don't worry about what others think of you. DaycareGlory Days! We love everyone that works there! Including my son, Nate! Breakfast! All of my kids eat it and there is no complaining! We like taking day trips to Ocean City, going to football games, or a basketball game. Lol! I am always with my children! But, on that rare occasion, I like spending time with my sister. Facebook, Instagram or snapchat!
5/9/2018 16:52:28Natasha Valencia Frederick, MD 4 kids: Dameon/14 Janelle/11 Simone/6 Dante/6Anything DIY, renovations or cosmetology relatedAnything that happens with my kids I go to war forLatenessOpening a store front for my Lash Extension business You can do anything! Entrepreneur I love all Roald Dahl books and my kids read them too. Especially Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Texas Roadhouse because the peanuts and bread keeps the kids happyChicken and Arroz con gandules (Puerto Rican style)Board GamesSleep or Bake Cakes/CupcakesFacebook and Instagram
5/9/2018 18:41:26Michelle SmithamWashington DCGeorgetown, the zoo, Capital HillI have a daughter named Paige Watching and playing sports, hanging out with my friends, cooking, painting, school Wet sponges! To work for the State Department in DCTake care of yourself before you take care of others mlsmitham@gmail.comCustomer service representative at Capital OneHarry Potter- I really felt like I was involved in the story Spaghetti with peas and garlic bread Going to the park, taking walks, going to the mall, playing outside Going out to eat, going to social parties, spending time with my friends, game nights Instagram, facebook, Snapchat
5/10/2018 10:01:06Cathy SipoczMyersville,MDDowntown FrederickI'm blessed to have a step daughter and son in law, two amazing sons 15 & 10 years old and a ray of sunshine, daughter who is 7. We have a cat named Roxy. My husband passed away recently and we are trying our best to cope with this great loss. I'm passionate about helping Veterans,people,children who need a kind light in their life. People chewing loudly Work related- improve support with community engagement for our Peer to Peer Recovery Program.
Show my kids the best life possible
PinterestWww.buildingveterans.orgWhen someone shows you who they are, believe them.Sipiczcathy@gmail.comDirector of Development Red RobinTacosSwimming,fishing,campingEnjoy adult conversationFacebook and Instagram
5/11/2018 13:25:14Gloria RomaSan Diego, Ca;; https://torreypine.orgMarried to the kindest man in the world, who can lift very heavy things...comes in very handy; 2 boys, 2 dogs, 2 turtles, 2 snakes, 1 mouse...who am I, Noah?I'm passionate about my family, my job and fairness... My big dream is to be a part of helping children learn to be successful, contributing members to society. This is why I got to work every day. I'm interested in how to be a better mom, wife and Realtor. I'm really interested in getting used to be my left me and now I'm in pursuit of it again.I'm very direct. I love people to be direct with me...but most people can't handle it.Replacing things I already have...socks...WTH? Sunscreen; why is it not where it was yesterday and why does it magically appear when it's raining outside?Bringing entrepreneurship to San Diego schools. The world is changing but what our children learn in school is a mere fraction of what they need to succeed as adults. I want to fund this...I need to list/sell a lot of homes to be able to accomplish this in my lifetime...please send me your referrals I am often inspiredwww.SanDiegoCaHomeForSale.comRead and live by the words in the book "The Lost Horse" by Ed Young and your life will be less stressful during times of jubilance and downturns with patience and understanding for any situationgloria@expertrealestate.marketingRealtor, Inventor, creator of good ideasRead a lot of books every year...I'm reading three at time right helps me to read more than one at a time so that I take the time to digest what I've just read before going on...some books are so bad, IMO, I just can't finish them...Having one child that required a family friendly restaurant until he was 14 and one that could eat at the finest restaurant by age 2....I know what you mean. For fun food and enjoying gorgeous view of San Diego on the water...Peohe's, in Coronado, on the outdoor patio. I have a lot to say about this topic. If you only want the recipe then go to the bottom of my answer. One child will not eat anything...when forced to try different foods (a single bite, PLEASE) he gags and sometimes lets it all go. No cheese for the hubs; so, no wonderful casseroles or anything deliciously cheesy...needless to say dinner time is NOT my favorite. I think most mom's would give up and stop having a 'dinner time' but not me...I'm a die hard. We have dinner time 5-6 days a week together.
I make whatever the remaining family members will eat..I try my hand at everything...and my other son lives on cheeseburgers and fruit for dinner. I realize that I just set myself up for major criticizing...I want to live my life...not die of stress...and I was going to, if continued to fight 5-6 times a week. It's been 2 months since I began this phase...I may win..he said he didn't want to eat another burger...but it was short lived when I made a chicken dish the next day.

I've recently learned to make the best (according to all 4 family members-shocker!) roasted brussel sprouts.
prep time= 10 m
Cook time = 35 m
Ready = 45 m
Preheat an oven to 475 degrees F (230 degrees C). I tried 450 degrees...they don't turn out as well.
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Place Brussels sprouts in water and cook for 2 minutes. Remove sprouts from water and transfer to ice water to cool. Drain and pat dry. Set aside.
Place onions in boiling water; cook until nearly tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from water, rinse with cold water, and pat dry. Set aside.
Melt butter in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Stir in Brussels sprouts and onions; toss with butter to coat. Stir in salt and black pepper; cook for 2 minutes.
Transfer skillet to the preheated oven and roast until golden and tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Garnish with lemon wedges and serve.
Boating, we love water skiiing, knee boarding, sailing, kayaking, biking and hiking.I read, meditate, think of great marketing techniques for the sale of my listings, think of amazing new business ideas I'd love to see in San Diego and binge watch netflix shows when I need to detach from life.;;;
5/12/2018 21:31:36Onyi AzihSan Antonio, Tx Married for almost 4 years with 2year old and 8 month old boysI prefer to work outside of the home than be a stay at home momPeople rubbing their feet togetherRaising little gentlemen and getting braces for myself worse thing they can say is Nosincerelyonyi@gmail.comPhysician Assistant/ Motherhood & Lifestyle BloggerI enjoy watching reality TV with my hubby when we get a moment
6/29/2018 17:08:42Julie FrySeattle, WAPike Place Market, Olympic Sculpture ParkMarried for 14 years, 2 kiddos, 9 & 11 and a scruffy dog - Roger!I am passionate about small business and supporting women business owners, so my passions meld perfectly with my work. I also love being outside - hiking, walking our dog, kareoke and tennisI don't really care what people think about me!Bad customer service -it once took us 5 months to get a refund for an LG microwave that was defective. I hold a grudge - no LG products for usI love Common Sense Media - helps me navigate the world of games, tv and movies for our can do anything!julie@businessamongmoms.comChief Mom Officer at Business Among MomsI love the Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz - I'm a business book junkie and his common sense business sense really resonates with me.Red Robin - great grown up drinks and kids love itSlow Cooker Green Curry Chicken. 3 ingredients - chicken, green curry sauce and a can of coconut milk - delishtennis, swimming, traveling, new adventuresMeditate!, instagram/bambusinessamongmoms
8/8/2018 15:35:23Shraddha DesaiReisterstown, MDCow Cow Ice cream ParlorMarried to wonderful husband, Nehal Desai
2 Boys, Omya - 5 & Aadya - 3& 1/2
I love Gardening, cooking, exploring new things and new placesRaise the kids in such a way who can bringFacebookDo your best and live the rest on Stay home momNoodles & Company because kids love pasta and mac & cheese. Also kids enjoy coloring and game activity sheet provided by restaurant.We love bowling, beach and exploring new placesShoppingFacebook
6/18/2012 0:45:34Brandy YearousNampa, IdahoBoise State Football Stadium Home of the Blue TurfBlissfully married to the man of my dreams Craig. One Little League All-star son and One Dance Diva Extraordinaire daughter. One dog that is a member of the family...golden retriever Trigger. I am very passionate about helping new moms not be overwhelmed by motherhood. Which is why I created the Super Mom Workout. It helps moms feel like they are doing something for themselves even if they never leave their house.

One of my biggest interests/hobbies is scrapbooking. I like being uber crafty. I joined the church Christmas Bazaar group to make different useful crafts year round.
I am into sports BIG TIME! So that means there are teams that I don't like.People who try and push their political views on others
People who don't know when it's their turn at a 4 way stop
Women who let their bra straps show
My goal is to have an online environment where new moms can go to filter through all the baby advice they are getting and to be a support system when everything doesn't go 'by the book' your hands are clinched in a fist holding on to everything you have then they are never open to receive more.brandy@thezonie.comMother, Creator of Super Mom Workout App, Substitute Teacher, Photography Assistant for Dutch9 Photography...yes all at the same time.I am reading lots of things cause my book club is on summer break..
Seriously...I'm Kidding by Ellen Degeneres

Favorite Book...The Help, The Great Gatsby
TGIFridays because their kids menu has more than mac 'n cheese and chicken nuggets.Taco Casserole

1 lb hamburger
1 pkg taco/burrito seasoning
1 can refried beans
2 cups cheese
4-6 tortillas

Brown meat then sprinkle seasoning to desired taste. Add beans to meat and heat through. Layer in a casserole dish...tortillas, beans/meat, cheese Top layer being meat/beans. Bake 25 mins at 350* Sprinkle remaining cheese on top bake 5 more minutes until cheese is melted. Enjoy!
We just got a travel trailer so camping just got a lot more fun. We have a little garden and the kids love tending to the plants to watch them turn into food. We are into sports and follow whatever is in season.My two favorite things to do in my mommy time is scrapbooking, it helps turn my brain off. And tweeting to new moms to help them realize that having a newborn is just a phase for the moms as much as it is for the babies.We are going from baseball fields to dance camps to drama camps. Then topping it off with our first family cruise in the fall. We are counting the days already!
6/26/2012 21:42:22Dana MFairfield County, CTLocally, we love to go to
- The Beardsley Zoo
- The Maritime Aquarium
- Stepping Stones Museum

We also love to take family trips to the various coastline towns in Connecticut and head to NYC to see all so many amazing sites!!
I have been married to my amazing husband for almost 5 years. We have a 3 1/2 year old boy and a 14 month old little girl. Cooking, Reading, Spending time outside, Cooking...and of course, anything with my children!!!Um, I have absolutely NO idea. I asked my husband and he laughed too....I think I am pretty boring!!!This has to be the lack of respect for others that seems to be rapidly growing around me...little things from not holding the door for people because you are too busy looking at your cell phone or not being respectful of other people's parenting decisions. This may sound odd coming from someone who loves to blog, but I do feel like technology, social media, and the internet at times allows people to not feel accountable because there is less face to face interaction in life...
I do feel old writing this, but it is true :)
I have a million goals written down...making it happen is a little different!!! This summer I have to repaint all of the trim around our windows - that's a practical one! I also am working on my little girls "big girl room". I am excited about organizing a team for Making Strides for Breast Cancer this fall and am hoping that we double our fundraising efforts from last year. Lastly - I am hoping to plan a trip with my husband to celebrate our 5 year anniversary. It has been a busy couple of years, and I really hope we can get away!!! husband reminded me a lot when I was a new mom and stressed about making everything for our family perfect that my son was happy just to have a happy, relaxed mom - it was okay if I made mistakes, if I served a jar of baby food instead of homemade, or if I used disposable diapers instead of cloth. That advice inspired me to start the website - I was able to laugh a lot at my own mommy mishaps, and now encourage others to do the same. This was all stated very eloquently in an popular article that was shared a couple months ago as well -, which I absolutely loved!masteringmommybrain@gmail.comI work full time as a project manager focusing in efficiency projects at a financial services company in the NYC area. I launched my blog (www.masteringmommybrain) almost 3 months ago as a creative outlet for myself- I would consider blogging my "graveyard shift" job!This summer, I have decided to read what everyone is talking about! I finished The Hunger Games and 50 Shades of Grey Trilogies, and right now I am reading Discovery of Witches.
My favorite book is Gone with the Wind - which I have loved since I first read it in 7th grade. I usually read it once a year :)
We love to hit up Friendly's...honestly, who can resist finishing the meal with an ice cream????I LOVE this chicken marsala recipe, and my husband loves the leftover casserole which I give details for at the bottom of the post...
We love to go for walks, play outside, cook, read books, and family movie nights!!! Alone time, not working?! I have no idea!! Just kidding. My favorite activities are to get a pedicure or to walk around a mall by myself. It is weird how shopping by myself is a treat! I also love to cook fancy meals when I am home, because I feel like I usually cook with a time limit and purpose, and I miss cooking for pleasure.During the summer, we do a lot of trips to visit family at the Jersey Shore and the South Shore of Boston. We limit a lot of our travel to during the year, as we don't have to worry about school schedules, and can take advantage of travel deals and lower crowds. We are hoping to hit Orlando this fall with my Disney-crazed kiddos!!!
8/14/2012 16:05:28Cyndi DannerKearneysville, WVTo be honest, we live in a very small town and leave the area for most of our entertainment with the kids! However, we do frequent Morgan's Grove Park in Shepherdstown which is a great little park. The entire area is shaded with a pavillion picnic area, grills and the train passes by just a few short yards away. I have been married for 5 1/2 years to Ray Danner and we have been blessed with two of the most amazing boys! Alex is 4 and full of energy and Max is 2 and has done a little better with embracing being a baby! They are true blessings from God and I can't imagine my life without them! We have two dogs, Sasha & Samson. They are lab/rot mixes and are almost 9 years old.I am most passionate about my family! My boys are my whole world and everything I do in this life is to make sure they are happy, healthy and successful! I pray that I have the influence to instill good morals and values in them and that one day I will be able to sit back and just enjoy watching the fine young men they have grown into. We are a sports family so, I am looking forward to the day that I can watch them play high-level baseball, basketball and whatever else they may choose.

I have always been in to photography and my favorite subjects are my boys! They don't always cooperate but, there is something to be said for those candid shots I snap when they aren't looking!
The most controversial thing about me is probably the fact that I tell it like it is.....back to good old honesty! I'm not very good at "faking it" or being phony and I am always honest. That is tough for some people to take!My biggest pet peeve is dishonesty! I am a terrible liar so, I just simply don't do it! People may not always like what I have to say but, you can rest assured, it's the truth! Dishonesty speaks volumes about the type of person you are and I would rather hurt someone's feelings or disappoint them with the truth than deceive them with a lie! This goes hand in hand with, you get what you give!My main goal in life is to be the best Mom I can be! I strive to provide a safe, fun and healthy environment for my boys to grow up in. Their happiness is my source of happiness! I also strive to save enough money for them to each go to the college of their choice when the time comes! www.facebook.comThe best advice I have ever received came from my Dad! He has always told me that "you get what you give" and I can tell you, that has proven to be so true! What a wonderful world it would be if we all treated others as we would like to be treated! cyndi.danner@yahoo.comParalegal, Jefferson County Prosecutor's OfficeI am not currently reading anything, except for my daily devotionals but, my all time favorite book is The Notebook! Absolutely loved this book, felt like I was actually living the story as I read it. I couldn't put it down. Although rare, I do believe some people are blessed with that kind of love!Although I don't think Outback is really considered "kid friendly", that's where we like to go! The boys love their mac & cheese! Pizza! When all else fails......we have pizza! Sorry I can't dazzle anyone with a delicious recipe but, my family LOVES pizza! My specialty is taco pizza or white pizza (garlic, chicken, grilled onions and alfredo sauce)!My family loves to be outside so, if it's nice, that is where you will find us! Most of our evenings and weekends are spent in the backyard with all of the neighborhood kids playing kickball, baseball, volleyball or just watching the kids run around and play! We also frequent places such as Monkey Joe's or Kidz Play where they have multiple moonbounces for the kids to play in. We love going to the beach too!My alone time is usually spent doing something for the family whether it be cleaning the house, shopping or making dinner but, there is that rare occassion where I sit on the sofa and do nothing (or maybe I watch a Lifetime movie)! The hubby and I always spend the last hour of the evening watching one of our favorite shows and just relaxing!We have been going strong all summer with soccer and the pool and outdoor activities but, our yearly beach trip is coming up and we are all so excited.........for different reasons!
9/4/2012 9:32:56Amy Robinson-BrammerROCKVILLECroydon Creek Nature Center in Rockville
National Zoo in DC
MLK Memorial in DC
Married to Marc since 2003
Step-son Daniel, 23
Step-daughter Ashleigh, 17
Daughter Andréa, 17
Son Antonio (AJ), 12
Daughter Aliyah, 9
Daughter in Heaven, Amani, 7/10/98-8/26/99
Grand-pup Skye, not yet 1
No 4-legged pets for us, but we do have a pet with scales and gills.
My passion is my children. I lost my 2nd child to a homicide and it drastically changed my life. My kids always come first, even if I have to go without or put off paying a bill or 2.
I am a self proclaimed Facebook Game Junkie. Cityville, Bingo, Words with Friends, Pioneer Trail.
I spend alot of time volunteering for the Wheaton Moose Lodge. I have been an officer for 4 years.
I also spend alot of time at my daughters elementary school volunteering.
I am extremely over protective and defensive when it comes to my kids. I will loose my composure fast if my kids are hurt (physically or emotionally), disrespected, or just treated wrong by anyone.People who do not clean up after themselves or have bad hygiene. I would love to be a homeowner one day, soon. Being on a fixed income makes it hard to get a home Sales Representative, AVON
Mother, Wife, Volunteer
I love James Patterson and Sue Grafton.
Must get 50 Shades of Grey soon after hearing everyone talk about it
Dave and Busters. Although the pockets suffer due to all of the games, the kids have a blast, and I can have a drink :)I am a pretty good cook, but my favorites to make are my Lasagna, Breakfast Casserole and homemade Mac & Cheese6flags, pool, Dave and Busters, playing at the park, bike ridingJust, sleep, personal errands, gymWas soooooo ready for back-to-school. Did my happy dance when the bus pulled up to get the kids :)
We start going to bed 'on-time' about a week before school, so the kids get used to it. The kids get their clothes together the night before, backpacks are ready at the front door.
10/22/2012 14:31:48Michelle WintersManassas, VAI have been married to my husband Fred for over 8 years. We have two children, my daughter is 7 and my son is 5. We also have 2 dogs, a 13 year old Border Collie / Chow mix and a 10 month old Doberman/Pit Bull mix. We also have 2 cats and 4 chickens. We are enjoying getting fresh eggs for the first time!I love helping people. I love with my profession I can help people and I also want to start volunteering more. I also love to bake and am just starting to try some new recipies. And I like to garden, we add more vegetables every year to our garden and I would love to one season only eat from our garden.I think my career is somewhat controversial. I know sometimes sleep coaches get a bad name because people think we want to put children on strict schedules and let babies cry it out. But that's not what I do - I work with the parents and recommend gentle methods to get their children sleeping more. Sometimes we change some scheduling, usually the children's naps are not close enough. If the children aren't sleeping, the parents aren't sleeping and no one is happy!My biggest pet peeve is rude people. Say thank you when someone holds the door for you, wave when someone lets you in in traffic - I think the world would be a lot better place if adults would remember their please and thank you's as much as we try to get our children to! am the owner of SleepWell Sleep Solutions. I am a Gentle Sleep Coach and a Greenproofer. I help parents assist their children in getting the sleep they need to be happy and healthy and I also assist families identify and remove toxins in their environments.I have been meaning to start the Hunger Games for awhile. I have all 3 books sitting on my night stand! I have been busy reading books about sleep and going green for my business now.We love to go to Red Robin. I love that the kids can circle the food they want since my daughter will not speak to waiters! And they can color the menu so it gives them something to do while we wait for food. We usually ask for a basket of fries to start off too so they can munch while we wait.We love to play in our backyard and ride bikes. We went to several Potomac Nationals baseball games this summer and they were a lot of fun.My husband and I like to go out to dinner if we have some time away from the kids. We normally pick out outfits the night before school so we don't have to fight over what the kids are going to wear in the morning.
10/23/2012 14:02:08Kendra HaughFalling Waters, WVMost of all the Apple Harvest Festival. Is a must do in October. I am married to such a great guy (most people say he is very hard to get to know) We have been together for almost 10 years. He came into my life at such the right time. (Myself and my 2 year old daughter were coming out of a very abusive marriage) He was my knight and shinning armor) He took my daughter and I and we have made a wonderful life. He has raised her like his own. Brittany is now 13.. I also have a 21 year old daughter Ashley, a 19 year old son Robert and my husband and I took in a now 18 year old foster child named TJ, Tj is now in NC proudly serving in the United States Marines. We are so proud of all 4 of our children.
We also have 4 wonderful dog. Gunny, Rex, Twinkles, and Jack. and 2 cats. 8ball and Khloe. There is never a dull moment in our home.
I would love to see my youngest daughter be able to one day be off of some of the meds she has to be on for ADHD. Life is so hard when she is on so many. I am a fighter when it comes to my kids. I will not sit back and let them fail. when someone tells me they can not do something I will find a way for them to do it and do it better then they thought they could. BULLYING IN SCHOOLSHaving my children happy with who they are and not trying to live up to what other think they should be. HAVE EXACTLY ONE LIFE IN WHICH TO DO EVERYTHING YOU'LL EVER DO.............ACT ACCORDINGLY. Colin Wright Khaugh@acnrep.comWell I am a Wife and a Mom 24 hours a day and when I am able to take time between washing clothes and cleaning house and everything else. I am trying to build a business of my own in the energy and Telecommunications world. Queen Bees & Wannabes.This book has been such an amazing help for my daughter who just turned 13 and has been trying to deal with all the problems of being 13. Cause let me tell you times have changed since I was 13

How I Lost My Uterus and Found My Voice: by Michelle Whitlock. I love this book cause it tells a true story and it is like sitting down with a good friend and her telling you her story over a glass of wine. Plus an added bonus my good childhood friend wrote it
Crazy Horse. Hagerstown, MD My daughter loves the animals on the walls. and being able to throw the peanut shells on the floor. Eye Round Roast on the grill sliced thin. In the summer we love to go waterskiing on the boat. We also take bike rides and we love to travel. Alone time what would that be? If I get 10 or 15 min I like to take a bath but that is interrupted by a child or a husband or the cats or something. We always try to stay on a bed time schedule with our daughter in the summer. It does seem to help when it comes time to go back to school. Even more so since she has ADHD she needs that routine laid out.
2/8/2013 22:55:53Gail Disquebrumswick, mdVisit the camp grounds
Tour our Canal Towns
Discover history about are railroads
Check out events that is offered year round
Happily married to my best friend. We have three children (11, 2 and 10 mths). We have one dog and two cats. All our pets were rescued. I love talkng pictures. I do a small photography buisness on the side and it has opened my eyes to what is out there and how taking a picture can make everlasting memories. I am currently earning my bachelors degree. One day I would LOVE to travel the world, taking pictures along the way. Chomping and hitting silverware on your teeth when someone eats!! UggI would love to use my creativity and have my own photography business. To never give up, to keep an open mind and always strive to be the best that you can be! gailsubman@gmail.comI'm a Stay at home mom, and photographer I love the Laurel K. Hamilton Anita Blake series, anything that is mystery, suspense and horror. You have to keep that brain on the go. I also read tons of children's books!! I think I can recite three of them with out even looking at the pages. Love it!!I love making my potato casserole. What the great thing is you can change it up. From making it vegetarian or for our meat lovers. It's quick and easy to do. It has always been a hit!!

1 pkg potatoes o'Brian (any brand)
1 pkg cream cheese (softened)
1 can cream of chicken soup (here you can substitute for any cream of soup!!)
1 pkg shredded cheese (any kind you like)

Mix all ingredients together, sprinkle the top with the shredded cheese. Cover with foil. You want to use a 9x13 pan.

Cook at 350 degrees for 50-70 mins (depending on your oven.)
We love to be out doors anything we are able to do. We have a game night where we play cards or board games. Love to dance and sing with my little girls and be creative. Wow, I usually end up bored!! My kids are my life. I feel like a piece of me is missing when they are gone. But when we can we love visiting friends in PA. Back to school so far has been easy since I only have my son in school. With him it is always a smooth transition. But next year he will be in 6th grade. I feel that as long as you keep open communication open and be there for them, it goes well. Don't stress the small stuff it will always work out.