October is Kids Month in Downtown Baltimore

I got this flyer in my son’s folder from school and just wanted to share some of the really cool things you can do as a family with your children in Downtown Baltimore.  I think we are going to check out Target $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery on October 19th, 4-7.  I am posting a few others that may interest you as well but be sure to visit the website and see what else they have to offer.

Kids Love Downtown Baltimore


27th Annual Chocolate Festival at Lexington Market October 1-3, 10a.m.-5p.m. Live music every day from 12- 4pm from Inquiring Minds, Blues Unchained & Daryl Davis. Chocolate eating contest on Oct. 1 & 2, 12:45pm and Oct. 3, 2pm. Children’s Magic Show on Oct. 3,11am & 2pm. Delicious chocolates and fun for the entire family.

Family Toon Day at Port Discovery Saturday, October 6, 11a.m.-2p.m. Meet your favorite PBS Kids’ character, Curious George, and enjoy special programs by the Kindersinger, the Misako Ballet, and Cook and Tell with Wegmans!

Scarecrow Making and Pumpkin Painting at BMI Farmers’ Market Saturday, October 6, 9a.m.-1p.m. The Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmers’ Market offers a convenient place to purchase fresh local fruits and vegetables; meat and poultry; milk, ice cream, and butter; plants and cut flowers; and a wide variety of artisan goods. Plus, for the last day of the market kids are invited to stuff scarecrows and paint pumpkins for the fall! Free to the public and fun for all ages.

Kids Month Petting Zoo in Center Plaza Wednesday, October 10, 11a.m.-1p.m. Free petting zoo, children’s entertainment, and snacks for the kids in one of the most scenic outdoor spaces Downtown, Center Plaza. Center Plaza is located at the corner of N. Charles and Fayette Streets.

Family Friendly 2nd Thursdays at Baltimore Museum of Industry
Thursday, October 11, 4-6p.m.
Surprise your kids with an after school field trip to make crafts, enjoy tours, movies and more at the BMI. This
family night is recommended for children ages 2+. Free for members. Non-member kids ages 2+ are $5 and
the accompanying parent is free.

Disney on Ice: Rockin’ Ever After at 1st Mariner Arena
Wednesday, October 24 – Sunday, October 28
Rock out with most magical idols in a musical showcase that features talent from across the kingdom in
Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After! Jam to a Scottish jig as royal contenders from the Disney/Pixar
film, Brave, compete to win the heart of sharp-shooting Merida, making her ice debut! Experience a showstopping
performance as Sebastian breaks out of his shell to make waves with Ariel. It’s a rockin’ remix of
royalty when Disney On Ice comes to Downtown Baltimore!

Click the image above to learn more and find fun, family friendly things for you and your kids to do in Downtown Baltimore.

Have Fun

The Submissive Wife



Eat A Rainbow…

Kids can be very picky eaters at times and its often hard to get them to eat the things they are supposed to eat.  I saw this awesome image on Facebook about eating a rainbow.  Its a great way to encourage your kids to eat the things they need and a very neat way for you to also learn about the benefits of eating right.  Click the image and visit the site to learn some more.

Eat A Rainbow

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Last year I was given the chance to host a cookie exchange courtesy of Hershey Chocolates.  I had a great time baking up all the different cookies and sharing it with family and friends.  I know normally with a cookie swap each person attending would bake a certain kind of cookie and bake enough so that the guests attending can have one at the party and one to take home in their take home boxes.  I just did all the baking and made favor boxes of cookies for all those attending.  Anyhow when they sent the box it had packs of the Betty Crocker Cookie Peanut Butter mix.  They had recipe card and one was for a recipe called Peanut Butter Blossoms.  I have been looking for different recipes and I jumped at the chance to make them.  Saying that they were the fan favorites is an understatement.  Everyone loved them and they were gone so fast there weren’t even enough for everyone to get to take home.  So I hope online and found a recipe for the cookies to make them from scratch.  I am not against using short cuts but I love baking from scratch.  Here’s the recipe…. Continue reading

Couponing Success.

I love when I go to the store for a couponing trip and all goes as planned.  You always read stories of when people goes to the store and run into rude cashiers who don’t know their own store coupon policies or managers who don’t want to be bothered and they don’t give you a chance to explain to them anything at all.  I have had some of my best and worst shopping experiences using coupons.  Its has it major ups and its major downs.

When I got my paper delivered on Saturday morning I did my usual routine of checking the sales ads to see who had good deals coming up and what coupons I would need to round up, print or try to trade.  I noticed on the first page of the Rite Aid sales ad they had Stayfree Maxi pads on sale 2 for $4.00 and you also get a $1.00 UP reward on your Wellness card.  I was excited because Stayfree had a coupon for $2.00 each one but they limit it to a max of 4 like coupons in each transaction.  I had a few of the coupons from the free sales ad the leave in our apartment building on Thursdays and since no one ever takes them I usually get to keep them all.

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