Local Fairs & MD Renaissance Festival

What is a Fair? According to Wikipedia: A fair (sometimes fayre) is a gathering of people to display or trade produce or other goods, to parade or display animals and often to enjoy associated carnival or funfair entertainment. Activities at fairs vary widely. Fairs are also known by many different names around the world, such as agricultural show, Read More

Newseum Summer Fun Deal

From the Newseum website: Now through Sept. 7, 2015 The Newseum offers everything from the Berlin Wall and Pulitzer Prize-winning photos to interactive games. This summer, there’s one more great reason to visit — kids get in free! July 1 through Labor Day, the Newseum waives admission for youth visitors age 18 and Read More

Dealing with Problems or Poor Service

I recently received a suggestion from a host mom whose au pair had encountered numerous problems at the MVA.  The mom suggested that I share some tips with au pairs on how to deal with problems like these. Places like the MVA and Social Security office can be challenging for Americans, so I can understand how difficult Read More