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Giveaway! Introducing “Time 4 Mom,” a New Subscription Box & Online Community for Busy Moms

 

I think it goes without saying that it’s an exceptionally busy time for most moms right now.  The pandemic has added a whole new layer of responsibility, activity, and stress to parenting — and to life, in general — that we often forget to take time for ourselves.

This is just what motivated Tracey Coates, a family lawyer, host of the podcast The Tracey Coates Show, and mom of two children to launch Time 4 Mom. The monthly curated subscription box and online community for busy moms was created to inspire personal growth, self-care, and a little bit of me-time.

“As a busy mom of two very active kids, a wife, a daughter, sister and friend, I’ve constantly got a dozen balls in the air trying to juggle motherhood, my family law practice, my marriage, and my podcast,” says Tracey. “Trying to make time for me often falls miserably by the wayside. I realize that we moms can’t be everything to everyone all of the time, and we’ve got to start prioritizing ourselves and stop landing last on our endless “to-do” lists, which is why I created Time 4 Mom.” 

 

What’s unique about Time 4 Mom is that subscribers get more than the monthly subscription offerings.  In addition to receiving a fun box of thoughtfully created goodies each month, subscribers are invited to join a private Facebook community to connect with other amazing Moms, enjoy periodic book club meetings to spark meaningful conversations, and participate in monthly virtual trainings to inspire personal growth (starting January 2021).

October’s box is focused on the theme of refresh and recharge and includes products related to finding time for yourself and filling a need for self-care during the pandemic.  One item inside is a copy of the month’s book club selection, Nicole Lapin’s Becoming Super Woman, a simple 12-step plan to go from burnout to balance.

In upcoming months, Time 4 Mom will focus on stress, health, mindset, relationships, parenting, and more. Download a free Time 4 Mom Self-Care & Time Management Bundle here. 

Want to learn more about Time 4 Mom? Check out the website, follow along on Facebook and Instagram, and enter the giveaway below for a chance to win the October box for yourself!

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Giveaway: Two (2) KFDC readers can win a complimentary box from Time 4 Mom! Want a chance to win? Simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite self-care activity.  The contest is open to new subscribers only, and by entering you give permission to share your email with Time 4 Mom. This giveaway will run through Sunday, October 18, 2020, then two (2) winners will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

 

This post is sponsored by Time 4 Mom, however, I only promote services, programs, and products that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

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Whip Up Some Fun with the Tiny Chefs & Teen Chefs Cooking Club!

 

Are you looking for online activities that your kids will literally eat up? Do you want screen time that is healthy?  Here’s a recipe for that, and it’s one you’ll all enjoy: The Tiny Chefs and Teen Chefs Cooking Club!

This new online membership from Tiny Chefs, the area’s premier provider of kids’ cooking programs, serves up unlimited access to on-demand cooking classes, recipes, activities, and more virtual goodies especially for young cooks.

There are themed courses for kids to join that include a variety of recipes with video instructions that are easy to follow along. For instance, Cooking Around the World features 10 dishes from different cultures, from small appetizers to main dishes to desserts, all within kids’ cooking abilities. And the treats don’t stop with yummy fare — there are also quizzes to test their knowledge and related activities for fun and learning beyond the food.

 

 

New content is added monthly, and a private Facebook group offers extra cooking inspiration. Members will also get their own Tiny Chefs or Teen Chefs aprons and access to special Facebook Live events.

Ready to get your kids cooking? Tiny Chefs is offering a special promotion for KidFriendly DC readers! Use the code KFDC50 to get $50 off an annual membership or one free month. The code expires on December 31, 2020.

 

This post is sponsored by Tiny Chefs, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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The Digital Playwriting Program at Young Playwrights’ Theater

 

On September 28, Young Playwrights’ Theater (YPT) launches its Digital Playwriting Program, after-school virtual playwriting classes for young people. The Digital Playwriting Program is open to students in grades 3 – 12, who are interested in learning how to express themselves through playwriting and storytelling. YPT playwrights learn to create bold characters, imaginative settings, and thrilling action in their very own play with live instruction from a YPT Teaching Artist through video conference.

YPT is dedicated to providing accessible programming to all young people. Students and families have the choice of registering for any Digital Playwriting Program at the cost of $20, $15, $5, or $0 to ensure all students can attend with no financial barrier.

Classes take place on Mondays and Wednesdays, from September 28 to November 4, 2020, at the following times:
3rd to 5th Grade: 3:30pm – 4:15pm EST
6th to 8th Grade: 3:00pm – 3:45pm EST
9th to 12th Grade: 2:30pm – 3:30pm EST

And if you’re an adult looking to explore your own storytelling, YPT has classes for you, too! Step into The Playwrights’ Lab, YPT’s virtual courses for ages 18 and up, where adults can explore playwriting and provide constructive feedback to a group of supportive fellow writers. You’re never too old to be a young playwright!

Enroll in YPT’s playwriting programs today and learn more about all of YPT’s virtual programs as well as their digital curriculum and resources for educators at YPT’s Online Programs Page. For additional questions, contact Young Playwrights’ Theater at [email protected]

About Young Playwrights’ Theater
Young Playwrights’ Theater is an award-winning arts education organization and theater company in Washington, DC. YPT inspires young people to realize the power of their own voices through high-quality arts education programming and productions. Learn more at yptdc.org.

 

This post is sponsored by Young Playwrights’ Theater, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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11 Great Things To Know About Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps!

[Note: This is a sponsored guest post by Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps.]

The Washington Wizards have announced their official Jr. Wizards Basketball Camp dates! If you have a young one interested in crafting their skills or a beginner who wants to learn more about the game of basketball, registration is open now here. And you can learn more about the camp below!


11 Great Things To Know About Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps

1. There is a Jr. Wizards Basketball Camp during spring break, and 12 camps during the summer.
The spring break camp runs from April 6 – 10 in Sterling, VA. There are 12 camps throughout the summer, the first beginning on June 15, and the final camp starting on August 10.

2. Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps are in different locations around Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Locate the city closest to you and pick a camp date!

Washington DC: July 13–17; July 20–24; August 10-14
Fredericksburg, VA: June 22–26
Sterling, VA: April 6–10; June 15– 9; July 6–10
Boyds, MD: June 22–26
La Plata, MD: July 6–10
Baltimore, MD: July 6–10
Middleburg, VA: July 27-31
Severn, MD: July 27-31
Bowie, MD: August 3-7

3.The Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps last for 5 days from 9am – 3pm.
The camps run Monday – Friday from approximately 9am – 3pm

4. All campers receive two (2) game ticket vouchers towards a 2020-21 Washington Wizards home game, with an option to purchase additional tickets at a discounted rate, and a Jr. Wizards T-shirt.
The Jr. Wizards are providing each camper two free ticket vouchers to check out a Washington Wizards game during the 2020-21 season! They provide vouchers so parents can pick which game works best for your schedule later.

5. Payment options are available.
You can pay the balance in full upon registration, or you can sign up for a payment plan which requires a minimum $75 deposit.

6. Discounts are available for siblings and groups.
A 10% sibling discount is automatically applied to the second child during registration when both children are registered together and on the same account. Groups of 10 or more players are also eligible for discounts. More information on group discounts can be found here.

7. The Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps offer scholarships.
There are a select number of scholarships awarded by the Washington Wizards Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps. More information about the scholarship application can be found here.

8. The camps are open to girls and boys ages 6 to 14.
All boys and girls ages 6–14 are welcome to attend, regardless of their current basketball skill level.

9. Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps give your child a chance to learn from the best.
The Jr. Wizards coaching staff is made up of experienced coaches from all levels, including high school, middle school, AAU, current and former collegiate players/coaches, game officials, trainers, and other basketball personnel.

10. Meet and compete against new kids.
Campers are grouped by age and skill level after an initial evaluation period on the first day of camp.

11. Your kid will have a blast!
The goal of Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps is for every camper to further develop their basketball skills — and have a great time playing a sport they love.


Enrollment for Jr. Wizards Basketball Camps is open now. Register your child here for spring or summer camp today!

This post is sponsored by the Washington Wizards, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.

 

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