Wash Club DC: Clean Your Clothes With a Tap of an App!

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Attention all moms, dads, college students and time strapped professionals, I have a solution to your laundry and dry cleaning woes. It’s called Wash Club DC!

Wash Club DC picks up your dirty laundry and dry cleaning with a mere tap of an app! This service is as easy to use as UBER is to grab a cab. Wash Club DC offers professional and prompt door to door service at a very affordable price! Your clothes are picked up directly from your home, office, school or business. Then they’re taken to the Wash Club facility where they are sorted and colors are separated from whites. Laundry attendants wash and dry your clothes in separate machines for each customer and according to the preferences that you setup on their website or app. Next, your clothes are neatly folded, socks are matched and the clothes are neatly wrapped up nice and tidy like a present. Your clothes are delivered directly to your door cleaned, neatly folded and smelling fresh in a cute laundry bag! What I enjoy most about this service is the folding element of it. Washing and drying are easy for some, but it’s the folding aspect of doing laundry that is the most time consuming and my least favorite chore. All you have to do upon receiving your laundry from Wash Club DC is put the clothes away, easy peezy!

Wash DC offers state-of-the art laundry facilities that can accommodate large, soiled loads. Their ultramodern machines ensure that your laundry comes back to your home or business spotless and ready for use.

Their dedicated WashClub DC staff is focused on YOUR CUSTOMER SATISFACTON.

  • Highly skilled laundry attendants are trained to wash commercial loads sullied by heavy lotions and oils.
  • Specialized laundry attendants to track and monitor large individual wash and fold loads from schools and institutions.
  • Proprietary folding techniques are used to ensure loads and clothes remain unwrinkled upon delivery.
  • On call staff available 24/7 to answer your questions or help you throughout the processing of your order.
  • Prompt, professional, courteous WashClub DC drivers to deliver your loads on time when you need them.
  • WashClub DC will professionally and expertly take care of all your laundry needs so you can focus on the more important aspects of your life.
  • You can set up your personal or business account on a regular service and delivery schedule or on an as-needed basis. They offer pick and delivery service Monday through Friday from 6:00AM to 6:00PM. Weekend service is available upon request.

In addition to their amazing laundry service, Wash Club DC offers impeccable dry cleaning service. Laundry has a turn around time of 24 hours, Dry Cleaning Service has a turn around time of 48 hours.

For more information, visit www.washclubdc.com.

{Thank-you WashClubDC.com for sponsoring this post.}

Bob Evans Farms: 3 Course Dinner $9.99

{Disclosure: This is a #sponsored post courtesy of Bob Evans Farms. All opinions and experiences are my own.}

If you haven’t been to your local Bob Evans in a while, you’re in for a real treat! Bob Evans has delighted guests and consumers with farm fresh goodness for over 50 years! My parents used to take me and my sister to Bob Evans while we were growing up in Ohio and now, I’m passing on the tradition by taking my own kids to the farm fresh eatery. Whenever we’d want our parents to take us, my sister and I would just start singing the jingle on the Bob Evans commercial all week long to “butter up” our parents. It went a little something like “Bob Evans, Down on the Farm”.

This All American restaurant not only offers a great selection of comfort food, but it also has some really “good-for-you” options like the potato crusted flounder. Look for the grilled chicken tenders (instead of fried) for the kids. Try the fresh broccoli florets and the fresh fruit and enjoy old-fashioned family meals in a modern, nutrition-forward way!

My Pick: 3 Course Dinners for $9.99, an amazing value and excellent choices.

Click HERE to see my family’s Tastemade Video Recap of our Dining Experience at Bob Evans.

Top 16 Kids Birthday Venues 2015

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TOP 16 Kids Birthday Party Venues 2015

1. Jumping Joeys North Arlington finally has a birthday party venue very close to most residents where children 2 to 13 can go bounce and celebrate their birthdays. They have several giant inflatables as well as a rock climbing wall for hours of endless fun.

2. Busy Bees Located just a short drive from Clarendon in Falls Church. This cute, indoor playground is suitable for children 48 inches in height and under. Everything at this cute little place spins, moves and flies.

3. Dynamic Gymnastics Don’t flip about the mess in your own house, take the party to Dynamic Gymnastics and they’ll bend over backwards to make your party memorable. Their birthday party planning team will work with you to plan the perfect party for children turning ages 3 to 12. Certified gymnastics coaches will lead your partiers through 45 minutes of age-appropriate gymnastics activities in a brand new, fully-equipped gym featuring the longest tumble track in Arlington. Either before or after the gymnastics, enjoy 45 minutes of refreshments and revelry in one of two party rooms.

4. Fort Meyer Bowling Center Have all the fun and none of the fuss by planning your child’s next birthday party at Fort Meyer Bowling Center located on the Joint Base Meyer Military Base in Arlington, Virginia. Perfect for a group of 12 guests at only $11 per person, this party includes a meal, one hour of bowling, bowling shoes, reserved separate party room with decorations and a gift for the birthday boy or girl. Most suitable for ages 4 and up. It isn’t a requirement to be a military family. This venue is open to the public.

5. Tennis Birthday at Army Navy Country Club One of the best Kids Birthday Party Celebrations I’ve ever been to was hosted here. In order to host a party, you either have to become a member or have a member sponsor the party for you. The office is very helpful and if you don’t know a member who can sponsor you, the staff is very accommodating and will work with you to locate someone interested in sponsoring you. Prices vary. Contact Rebecca Pipkins for more information at 703-521-6800 ext. 1265. Perfect for ages 4 and up.

6. National Building Museum The National Building Museum offers exciting birthday party opportunities for children turning ages 3-11. Parties at the Museum feature hands-on, interactive activities with construction and building themes. All parties include use of the Museum’s party space including tables and chairs for the celebration, party favors for child guests, a Museum t-shirt for the birthday child, and complimentary tickets to the Museum’s exhibitions like the latest PLAY WORK BUILD Exhibit, an absolute favorite. A Museum teacher is present at all parties to lead the activity, read a story, and help supervise children. Birthday parties are a member benefit and can be booked by Museum members at the Family Level or higher. It is worth the price of membership to host your child’s birthday party here.

7. Ultrazone Laser Tag Step into a high-techlaser tag adventure where identity is limited only by imagination. Dodge lasers, and strategize with teammates as you compete for high scores and glory in this futuristic version of Capture the Flag. Whether it’s a business meeting, Birthday Party, or Club Fundraiser, Ultrazone® transforms the routine into the extraordinary. Click here for price packages.

8. MOBU KIDS This is my absolute favorite place to throw birthday parties for my kids between the age of 1 and 3. This is a huge venue with plenty of room for kids of all ages to play while offering a big party room for the parents to take a break and enjoy themselves too. The place smells fresh, clean and is completely “green”. My children have taken classes there and have attended many parties including their own there. They’ve never caught any communicable illnesses there. I believe it’s because of how clean the venue is. The staff is always passionate about what they do and are especially fantastic at time management, organizing the activities and taking care of the small stuff. Located in Falls Church, this is definitely worth the drive. The price is unbeatable beginning at less than $300 for up to 20 kids for 90 minutes to 2 hours of worry-free fun!

9. JW TUMBLES This is is one of the most popular venues in the area to throw birthday parties and take classes. JW Tumbles in Arlington is a very cozy venue offering both the party area and the play area within the same room for little ones. They offer music, zip line swinging, bubbles, sport play, dancing and more for ages one to nine. You get 90 minutes of joy and excitement for your child’s birthday.

10. Sport & Health Kids Club This is my second favorite place to host birthday parties. The party includes: invitations, pizza, juice boxes, decorations, candles, party supplies and party favors. They offer two to three large, spacious rooms for your kids and your guests to spread out. This is the only venue where you have the option of dropping your children off and leaving while your children enjoy themselves under Sport and Health’s staff supervision. There aren’t any venues where you’re able to have “drop off privileges” and not that many other venues that offer to take care of the food and beverages. All you bring is the cake.

11. Kettler Capital Iceplex offers a package for $185 that includes party room rental, admission for 10 kids and 2 adults to the public skate session, skate rentals, food and drinks, party host, and party supplies. More guests can be added for an additional fee. Perfect for those winter birthdays.

12. Sprinkles Cupcake in DC I had the opportunity to see first hand how fun a party at Sprinkles Cupcake in Georgetown is while attending a Mother’s Day event in 2012. This is a fantastic place to host a Cupcake Decorating Party complete with dozens of cupcakes, generous cups of frosting and sprinkles. They offer vegan cupcakes by request too. The upstairs party room is very feminine and beautiful, just perfect for a birthday party.

13. Buzz Bakery in Ballston/Arlington I was surprised to find out that this cute, cozy bakery near Ballston Mall offers Birthday Party packages. You can choose to host a very small party in the very back of the bakery or on their outside patio next to the water sprinkler playground. Buzz offers cute cupcake and cookie decorating kits for only $5 per child. This is a steal compared to the price at Sprinkles. The decorating kits include: 2 mini-cupcakes, a tiny container of frosting and a tiny container of very stylish sprinkles. This is the perfect place to order cupcake decorating kits and host a party at your house or at a larger venue.

14. American Girl Cafe Tyson’s Corner The all-inclusive package features: a delicious meal with signature pink-and-white cake and ice cream, special goody bags featuring doll tiaras for each guest, a commemorative keepsake for the special birthday girl, a set of invitations and matching thank-you notes. Parties begin at $30 per child and $20 per adult, excluding tax and gratuity. Suitable for ages 3 and up.

15. The National Zoo Kids love the animals and Washington DC’s premier zoological park is a great place for a birthday party. For children ages 4-8, FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo) will provide an indoor party room and expert tour guides. Parties are held Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to noon, subject to availability.

16. Nationals Park Baseball Stadium Is your child a huge baseball fan? The local ballpark is a great place to host a birthday party. Nationals Park has a family picnic area that is ideal for small groups and the Family Fun Area is a kids-oriented play area that features interactive games including the Exxon Strike Zone, Build-A-Bear Workshop, GEICO Racing Presidents, and Jungle Gym.

Top 10 Fall Festivals 2015 (in DC/Northern Virginia)





I absolutely love fall festivals. I love the colors of the fall foliage, the taste of seasonal fruit and vegetables and the local art and simplicity of spending time with my family and friends in nature. And of course, I really love the layers of fall clothes that I can finally wear! I’ve created a list of DC Area Fall Festivals. Enjoy!

Cox Farms Fall Festival
Centreville, VA //September 19 – November 8
Admission: $9/weekdays, $14/weekends, $17 prime weekend for ages 2 and up
This festival is perfect for the entire family! There is a Kiddie Zone just for little ones aged 5 and under. Prepare yourself for an entire day at this festival, as this is one of the largest fall festivals in the area! This festival consists of live entertainment, a huge corn maze, seven slides, swings, games,  pumpkins, farm animals, and lots of places for a picnic and a lot more! Weekends are normally packed and you can expect long lines.

Fall Pumpkin Festival
Ticonderoga Farm, Chantilly, VA// September 19 – November 8
Admission: $9.95/weekdays, $16.95/holiday and weekends
This festival offers everything to get you and your family in the mood for fall: Noah’s Ark playground, Jump and Bounce Pillow, The Cow Pow Train, hayrides, swings, hillside slides, s’mores roasting, cornshucking demos, face painting,  a petting farm, a willow maze, antique tractors, a firetruck, a pumpkin patch, games and so much more! Click here to see the list.

Hartland Orchard Fall Festival Weekends
Markham, VA Weekends Only// September 12 – October 31
Admission: $10/ages 3 and up, free for ages 2 and under                                                                                                            Every fall, I receive a lot of inquiries about where to pick apples. At Hartland Orchard, you can pick all of these fresh fruits: raspberries, cherries, blueberries, peaches, pumpkins and of course, apples! They also offer: hayrides, pumpkin patches, a 60-foot slide, a corn maze, duck and pig races, and pony rides. There is an additional cost for some activities.

Maryland Renaissance Festival
Revel Grove in Crownsville, MD// Weekends Only through October 25
Admission: Click here for tickets
This festival is worth the drive to Maryland to time travel to the medieval times. Your kids may ask a lot of questions because they may not have seen people dressed so festively for a fall festival like this.  But, feel free to get dressed up in your own costume for this festival! You can expect knights, pirates, villagers and maidens–all the characters of the 16th century. As an actress, I enjoy taking this journey where live theater meets amusing comedy acts, fire eaters, sword swallowers, tight rope walkers, jugglers, jousting matches, live musical performances and puppetry.

Fall Weekends at Clark’s Elioak Farm
Where: Ellicott City, MD
When: Pumpkin patch open September 19 – October 31
Admission: $5, babies 1 and under are free
There’s a castle and the Enchanted Forest on a farm with seasonal “enchantments” like pumpkins, cider, and Halloween decorations amongst story book scenery. There are cow train rides, hay rides, slides, a petting zoo area, a pumpkin patch and a pine tree maze. Kids can play among story book scenes like Humpty Dumpty’s wall, The Three Bears’ windows, The Old Woman’s shoe and more! On fall weekends, guests may also enjoy special activities like pumpkin coloring and crafts, a teddy bear visit and gem mining. To top it off: face painting and pit beef are also available on Saturdays and Sundays.

Wayside Farm Fall Fun
Berryville, VA// September 19 – November 1
Admission: $10
A farm full of fun for the whole family. There’s a 10 acre corn maze, piggie race, goat walk, slides and play yard and pumpkin patch, perfect for the whole family.

Fall For Fairfax KidsFest
Fairfax County Government Center, VA//October 3-4
Admission: Free                                                                                                                                                                              Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is proud to present the 23rd annual Fall For Fairfax KidsFest the premiere fall family festival in the Mid-Atlantic region. Enjoy exciting, interactive and educational programs, entertainment and activities. Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is specially designed for families with elementary and pre-K aged children.

Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival
Germantown, MD//Weekends Only September 26 – October 31
Admission: $11, free for children 2 and under
Although, not in DC or Northern Virginia , this is a local family farm providing good, green produce for 65 years and is a local favorite for families, especially those with young kids. The slides are just the right size for little ones, as is the petting zoo and the hayrides.

Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA//September 26 – October 31
Admission: $10 for Adults $8 for Kids on weekdays, $12 for Adult $10 for Kids on weekends, ages 2 and under are free
Great Country Farms is amazing the entire year round. However, there’s something about the road trip to Bluemont that makes our family giddy. The farm is very clean and beautiful and includes a P-Rex, the pumpkin eating dinosaur; Rubber Ridge, a tractor tire mountain, a Pumpkin Princess in the pumpkin patch, a giant Pumpkin’ Jumpin’ Pillow, five mazes, 60-foot slides, rope swings, tractor rides, and even more fun in the country. And they have the largest pick-a-pumpkin patch in the DC area.

Taste of DC
Pennsylvania Ave., 3rd-7th Streets NW, WDC// October 10-11, 12-7pm
Admission: $10, $5/ages 6-12, free for 5 and under
Sample the food, wine, and the spirit of Washington DC this Columbus Day weekend! There will be over 50 restaurants to sample the unique cuisine as well as well as live music, a beer garden, and a family friendly Worldwide Family Fun Stop including dancing, games, storytelling and arts & crafts.

Ecoverde Maids: Get Your Home Professionally Cleaned & Be Happy




Cleaning is the most tedious, time-consuming chore on my plate. I am not embarrassed or ashamed to admit that I hire professionals to handle the dirt, the grime and the dust on a regular basis! Outsourcing this task frees up my time to spend with family.

Hiring a service to clean your home has never been easier. With a computer, a smart phone, the internet and just a few clicks—you can schedule a maid service to do most of the chores around your house at a budget you can afford.

Ecoverde Maids was established in March 2012 to serve the Washington, DC metro area. Through competitive pricing, attractive service plans and friendly customer service, Ecoverde Maids has created a strong residential and commercial client base serving DC, Maryland and Virginia.

I had an opportunity to try out Ecoverde Solutions home cleaning service earlier this week and I was very impressed with how fresh and clean my house was after they left. The floors gleamed, the air was dust free and the bathrooms and kitchen absolutely sparkled.

My cleaning crew was punctual, warm and friendly and passionate about cleaning. I have hired other home cleaning services in the past, but I have never seen a happier group of professionals so eager to make my home sparkle!

Making life simpler for Washington, DC residents Ecoverde Maids recently announced the launch of their new website complete with an instant online booking feature. Dedicated to providing convenient service for residents of the nation’s capital, as well as its surrounding vicinities, the newly designed website is easy to navigate and even easier to use. The online booking feature can be used by simply clicking the “Book Now” button at the bottom right of the site’s screen and filling in simplistic details. Once booked, an email confirmation is sent and a team of two professionals will arrive on the scheduled date and time with supplies in hand leaving one to ask, “What could be simpler?”

Carolina Rodriguez, CEO of Ecoverde Maids said of the new website with the online booking option, “Ultimately purveyors of convenience. With that in mind, we want to assure that our clients need not have to think about the cleanliness of their homes for longer than it takes to book our cleaning service. And now, because of the Ecoverde Maids booking online feature, they will only have to think about it for about 30 seconds.” That said, the new website’s flat fee rates and online payment option via credit card are a substantial added perk as well.

About Ecoverde Maids

Ecoverde Maids is based in Washington, DC and provides optimum cleaning services to areas in and around the city. Embodying convenience, Ecoverde Maids offers an online booking and payment option that is available 24/7 as well as a live chat option for any incidental need.

For more information & to book your first cleaning, please visit www.ecoverdesolutions.com and make sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

{Disclosure: This is a sponsored post courtesy of Ecoverde Solutions. However, all opinions are my own.}

{SPECIAL OFFER Exclusive to Clarendon Moms Readers: Use the promo code: CLOVEN for a FREE Oven Cleaning when you book your first cleaning with Ecoverde.}



Workout Review: Orangetheory Fitness



Picture courtesy of Orangetheory (treadmills and water rowers)


Post workout pic with Shayna, the General Manager of Orangetheory Ballston Location.


My Orangetheory Results after my very first class (Angelica T)

In the words of Michael Stipe of the band REM, “I’ve got my orange crush”. Orangetheory Fitness is an amazing boutique fitness studio that offers small group personal fitness training in 60 minute classes. Every class offers intervals of cardio on the treadmill and state of the art rowing machines plus a combination of TRX, free weights and body resistance training.

Everyone is provided an Orangetheory heart rate monitor that syncs up to the “big screen” in class. What I find cool about this particular feature is that you can track your own fitness goals on the big screen while you’re working out. This one-of-a-kind workout is divided into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, designed for maximum energy and calorie burn. They pay special attention to those with health concerns or physical injuries and can modify each workout.

Weight training comes easy for me, cardio doesn’t unless I’m dancing (and I LOVE to dance)! Orangetheory is great for everyone, but especially for people who are used to one form of physical training, but who needs that extra push to do the other. No more dividing it up on different days. You get both the cardio and the strength training in one day in just one hour—maximizing your time and your effort, not to mention your money.

Orangetheory is definitely my jam! It’s a fun place where I can be motivated in the most positive, unique way. It offers great atmosphere, heart pumping music and the coolest, most passionate fitness enthusiasts I’ve met. The numbers on the big screen don’t lie. And being able to see when I’ve reached that “orange zone” is like looking at a billboard announcing that I’ve won something. And I have won something: energy, health and weight loss.

Check out the new Orangetheory in Ballston! And for more information, visit www.orangetheory.com.

Real Mom Style: Rocker Chic with Hanna Andersson Stockholm Pants


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Dinner and Date Night Outfit. Photography by Rosa.

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Leadership Conference Meeting and Networking Outfit. Photography by Rosa.

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School Drop Offs/Pick-ups/Errands Outfit. Photography by Rosa.

Fall has always been my favorite season for style and fashion. My mom would delight in taking me back to school shopping every year before school started and I would get so happy picking out the warmest, most comfortable clothes I could find. Back then, it was typically a one stop shop at a large department store called F.W. Woolworth. Today, I tend to have a top 10 list of boutiques and stores I shop at pretty much exclusively.

One of those stores is Hanna Andersson. And this month, I’m showcasing several looks that I created around their Stockholm pants. When I first looked at the Stockholm pants in their catalog, I wasn’t sure I could pull them off. I’m no longer waif model thin. As a mom with real curves, I’m always looking for flattering clothes that are stylish, durable and comfortable. Hanna Andersson’s Stockholm pants hit the mark on all of those components. And after playing dress up with a few items already in my closet, I was able to come up with several outfits I thought would be great for several events this week.

Special Thanks to Hanna Andersson for partnering on this post. Photography by the lovely Rosa.

Back To School Shopping at Hanna Andersson


Ask my kids what their favorite place is for back to school shopping and prepare yourself for the look of excitement to fill their sweet little faces as an elevated shrill in their voices bolts out: “Hanna Andersson“. It makes me even happier to hear them exclaim the words Hanna Andersson because we finally have a store just a short driving distance away from Clarendon, in Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax Virginia. On this very happy back to school shopping day, we had the pleasure of meeting an amazing sales associate extraordinaire named Morgan that really listened to what the kids preferences were and helped me pick out an amazing assortment of back to school items including backpacks, pajamas, undies and socks for Ella and Logan plus a few items in between. I felt like I had my own personal shopper. She made our trip even more fun and enjoyable!

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The kids couldn’t wait to wear their pajamas and socks. Hanna Andersson really makes the softest, most comfortable pajamas my kids have ever known. Not only are their clothes soft, stylish and comfortable, they last forever! Be my guest and see for yourself everything there is to love about Hanna Andersson and you too will be loving your Hanna’s just as much as my family and I do! Here’s a coupon worth 15% OFF your entire purchase! Print it off and redeem from now until October 18th. To locate a Hanna Andersson nearest you, click HERE and for up to the minute style tips, be sure to follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!



{Disclosure: Special Thanks to Hanna Andersson for partnering on this post! And a Happy Hannas shout out to our Sales Associate Morgan for your wonderful style selections and your amazing assistance!}



CookNook Homemade Meal Delivery Service Available in DC & Arlington

Special Promotional Offer for ClarendonMoms Readers: Enter the code “clarendonmoms” for a complimentary meal (during your first order only) available until September 18th. 

CookNook connects busy families and professionals who don’t have time cook a healthy homecooked meal to amazing, certified, local home cooks delivering healthy, homecooked meals directly to customers’ doorsteps.

Restaurant and takeout food is made in bulk and is often filled with excess preservatives, salt, and oil that we don’t need. Getting groceries delivered to your door is nice, however, many of us still don’t have the time or the ability to make healthy food at home during the week like our parents did when we were growing up. ​CookNook solves this problem ​by finding the best home cooks in the area who are making great meals for their families already, and delivering their healthy home cooked meals right to your door.

Delivery is currently available in DC and Arlington with more areas coming soon. Customers can order individual meals or get a subscription plan (dinner delivery once a week). Customers receive a text when your meal is on it’s way allowing communication between you and the deliverer. If in the off chance that you’ve ordered a meal, but your plans have changed and they cannot deliver your meal after texting, calling, and emailing you, they will donate your meal to a homeless individual and send you a picture so you know your meal didn’t go to waste.

CookNook was launched in February 2015 by two seasoned entrepreneurs, Neil A. Shah and Faheem Noor Ali, who was tired of getting take out food every weeknight and could smell their neighbor’s authentic food taunting them every night. With CookNook, the neighbor gets paid for making food she’s already making, and Neil and Faheem get great food every night.

How CookNook Works

Meals are posted for the next week at the end of each week, and customers can order anytime, including the day of for on­demand delivery. Customers on the subscription plan receive an email the day before their delivery informing them of which meals are coming, and they have the option to skip weeks or switch meals at no additional cost. All meals are $10 and come with an insert that contains a description of the meal, a brief cook bio, reheating instructions, and potential pairings for the meal.

The Food




All food is prepared in small batches by the home cooks. Every meal is aimed to be slightly more than enough for one average adult. The home cooks all have different styles ­ meals are from a variety of different cuisines, including American, Korean, and Indian, and there are organic, vegetarian, and gluten­free options. Each meal is balanced with protein, grains, and vegetables.

Ingredients and major allergens are listed for every meal on the website and with every meal.

The Cooks

The ​cooks are talented individuals that have completed the rigorous CookNook Certification process and adhere to the CookNook standards, which meet or exceed government food regulations. All CookNook meals are rated and approved by CookNook staff before they are available on the platform for customers. Cooks come from all walks of life like stay at parents, professionally trained chefs, and working professionals with flexible work schedules. Each of their meals is as unique and reflects their personality because it is what they cook for themselves and their family as well.

CookNook compensated cooks per meal cooked and offers bonuses for cooks who get great reviews from customers. CookNook aims to keep the highest level of meal quality. So if a meal receives more than 2 complaints, it will no longer be served and our cook will be given appropriate feedback.

The Review

My family and I were very excited to receive our first home cooked batch of meals from CookNook. We received four different entrees including: Katherine’s Organic Shrimp Stirfry, Sara’s Chicken Curry (which was my absolute favorite because of all the authentic spices and the meal was cooked to perfection), Kristen’s Stuffed Peppers and Giovanni’s Coconut Chicken Curry. There are a lot of healthy meal delivery services available in the DC and Northern Virginia area. However, what sets CookNook apart from the rest is the fact that they do all of the cooking, so that you can heat, eat and get on with the rest of your evening–leaving you time to do the things you enjoy doing the most like spending time with your family.

For more information and to place your first order, visit CookNookTime.com and remember to use the code: clarendonmoms to receive one complimentary meal on your first order. Also, be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

{This is a sponsored post courtesy of CookNook. The review is 100% my own opinion.}

Weekend Pick: Peter Pan 360 in Tyson’s Corner


For parents and kids and grown-ups who are just kids at heart, Peter Pan 360 is a timeless classic that is as visually thrilling as it is theatrically enchanting. The entire cast consisted of a few of the most extraordinary actors I’ve seen on stage. Their performances were awe inspiring and engaging. Ella and Logan were completely mesmerized!

There’s still time to catch Peter Pan 360 before it flies to the next city. The show is in town until Sunday, August 23rd, extending it’s run for one more glorious week! For tickets and more information, visit: www.peterpan360.com. 

{Disclosure: Promotional consideration was provided in exchange for this post.}