Welcome back to another edition of Monday Coffee. This is a blog series for families and parents with children in the Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. metropolitan area. If you’re new to the series, click here to read the first edition. Grab a cup of coffee and let's talk about some of the great things happening in NOVA that will help our summer become a little smoother for our families.
THINGS ON MY MIND
With summer vacation in full swing, like most parents, I’m looking for ways to entertain my children. I’m hoping to find every possible activity, camp, movie, and toys to keep them entertained. To the internet I go to find as much as possible. With this excessive heat, it's a bonus if it's indoors with a serious air conditioning system.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I’m currently reading the book Retire Inspired by Chris Hogan. This book has been such a great read and I’m learning a lot of great information that will be beneficial for preparing for retirement. Although retirement is years from now, it’s always important to prepare…right. I highly recommend reading!
SOMETHING I'VE LEARNED RECENTLY
Did you know Apple offers a (3) three-day camp? Yes, I was surprised myself. Apple offers a 3-day camp for children 8 to 12 years old. This camp offers three different camp programs. If you’re interested, I highly recommend signing up today or joining the wait list if your desired course is booked. There are several different locations available within the Northern Virginia Area so check it out quickly. If you’re reading this blog from a location outside of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, check out the other locations. The telling stories with clips maybe a great option if your kids like photography. They may be able to learn skills to create movies with the pictures they take.
THINGS I'VE GOT COMING UP
At the beginning of the month I like to reflect upon something positive and beneficial to moving me forward. “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.” This is my motivational thought for the month of July. I always must remind myself that something great is about to happen to me or for me and my family. I believe this for you and your family as well.
WHAT I'M LOVING
It’s summertime and do you know what that means…lots of movies. Yes, many movies are released during the summer months and I love to take advantage and see everything possible. My kids love to visit our local Woodbridge AMC theater to watch every possible movie they can see. Thankfully AMC has made it easier by offering the $5 Ticket Tuesday. If you’re able to visit the movies on Tuesdays, this is a great deal. In addition to the $5 movie tickets, they also offer $5 Cameo Combo (popcorn and drink). Let's do the movies together.
LINKS I LOVED
If you’re looking for cool places for your kids this summer, checkout Virginia.org website. The have several suggestions and recommendations.
Is your family adventurous and looking for activities within the Northern Virginia area, review Fairfax Family Fun list of 8 new attractions in NOVA for family fun.
I hope some of this information is helpful and beneficial to you and your family. Don’t forget to bring your camera to take pictures of your family’s adventures. If you have any tips you'll like to share with the other readers, please feel free to share in the comments. I wish you have a very productive and memorable week.
Hello, I'm Tamieka, owner of Tamieka Smith Photography. I am currently located in Northern Virginia and I would love to help you plan your family's portraits or photograph your military ceremony — possibly both. Working with families and military members is my specialty. I hope you'll look at my recent work and all that’s available for you. I hope we're able to work together and I’m able to document your family’s history.