Give the Gift of Knowledge with Books from National Geographic Kids ~ #NatGeoKidsInsider

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With the holiday season upon, I have one thing on my mind! Well two things. Christmas cookies… and what to get my son for the holiday. Luckily, I don’t have to spend too much time thinking (and can spend more time enjoy those Christmas cookies) since I know there is the gift my son always enjoys… books! Even at 5 years old, he loves loves loves combing through books. Sure he’s still learning the read, but he enjoys looking at the photos, and of course, asking me tons of questions while I read to him. He’s at the age where he wants to soak up as knowledge. Thanks to National Geographic Kids, giving the gift of knowledge is quite simple this year with their selection of amazing books.

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I’m a National Geographic Kids Insider Brand Ambassador! ~ #NatGeoKidsInsider

NatGeoInsiderYesterday National Geographic announced a number of family bloggers who will participate in the National Geographic Kids Insider brand ambassador program for the 2016-2017 yearlong assignment. I am beyond thrilled that my name is included on that list! We are such huge fans of National Geographic, especially my little nature-lover/scientist/wannabe space explorer.

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2016 Taste of Linganore Food & #Wine Festival August 13-14 ~ #LinganoreWineFest

13701240_1056415984394442_2683084205761594062_o Do you enjoy wine, craft, beer, shopping, and food trucks?? Well my fellow Marylanders, this is a post you will want to read. The region’s newest food and wine festival, Taste of Linganore, will take place on August 13-14, 2016 from 11 AM to 6 PM. This year the festival will benefit the Anna’s Gift Foundation. This organization provides activities for hospitalized children/teens and young adults and their families. The festival is presented by Linganore Winecellars and Red Shedman Brewery. Do you know what I really love about the Taste of Linganore? There is something for everyone! Just because the event is at a winery, doesn’t mean you can’t bring the kids along. This is definitely an event for the whole family, young and old.

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Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist #Giveaway ~ #LearnWithOrkin

unnamedThe weather is getting warmer and the sun is shining longer! That means just one thing… Summer is almost here! Who is ready to head outdoors for picnics, baseball games, barbecues, and more? I know I am!  I absolutely love enjoying the great outdoors with my family. But there is one thing I’m not a fan of when it comes to the outdoors… mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Luckily there is Orkin and their team of experts that study the science of mosquitoes and other pests. They work to learn new ways to keep them out of your way this summer.

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