Help a DC Area Family & Fun Give-Away Day: It’s Two-fer Tuesday

I am pretty sure all my blogging energy drained out of me after Listen To Your Mother on Sunday. So while I mull about my Mother’s Day post for later this week…I offer you Two-fer Tuesday. That’s right – a double-whammy chance to help a DC area family in need AND a chance to win something fabulous for yourself and your family courtesy of Madame Tussauds DC. You know I don’t do give-aways very often here but this was one I couldn’t resist (usually I can’t resist cupcakes).

It's really anyone's guess what I was doing here at Madame Tussauds DC. Photo Credit: Mr. WM

First – let’s focus on others. Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing local mom and stylist extraordinaire, Rachel Strisik, on how to keep ourselves organized in the New Year. If you’ve long since forgotten your baby new year promises of organization and control, you can brush up on her tips here. This month, Rachel partnered with 1-800-Got Junk? and the ever-fabulous Container Store to help a deserving family in our community. Here’s what Rachel is looking for:


We at Rachel and Company are looking for a deserving family in the community. We would like to give back to the DC- area community by helping a family get organized. We want to give back to the community by helping a family who is going through a crisis, in the middle of a difficult time due to illness or deployment or just needs a little help to get a head start on the next step in their life. Do you know a family who has shown true selflessness and has been a great member of the community? A mom looking to pick back up a hobby? A family that needs an organized family room to be able to spend more time together?


You must nominate this deserving family by FRIDAY at NOON. You can nominate them by filling out the form online or by emailing:

Once a family is selected,1-800-GOT-JUNK? will remove clutter from the family’s home and donate it to a local charity. Next, Rachel and her team of organizers will come in and create an organized space using products donated from The Container Store. Doesn’t this sound dreamy?? What mom doesn’t want more home organization for Mother’s Day? The organization will take place May 22-24, so it’s coming up quick! So please, put on your thinking caps and nominate that deserving family before Friday and please – spread the word to anyone else you know who might have someone to nominate!

Now – what can I offer VOUS for just yourself?

At Madame Tussauds. Me and my sister having an inappropriate moment. Photo Credit: Fritz Photography & Georgetown Catering

Earlier this fall, my sister invited moi and my friends to a party at Madame Tussauds DC and it was fantastic. We might have inappropriately touched George Clooney. We might have dirty danced with JLo. Anything is possible but we were there after hours. I can’t give you a chance to grope celebrities because this is a family-friendly blog, people, but when Madame Tussauds contacted me about giving away four VIP tickets to one of my beloved blog readers – I totally jumped at the chance.

Is it because I think you want to touch Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise?

Apparently my husband wanted to take Marion's picture instead of a President's at Madame Tussauds.

Or is it because I think you want to give your kids a chance to pose for pics with all 44 President, sit in the Oval Office, pose behind the press secretary’s podium and walk through American history?

You decide.

Either way, we had a ton of fun at Madame Tussauds that evening and I am eager to head back with my girls. Also, for this weekend only, Madame Tussauds is offering a special deal for you special Moms out there:

“Who says Mother’s Day can only be celebrated on Sunday?  The Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds is celebratingMother’s Day all weekend long and letting all moms go free May 12 and 13 with the purchase of any regular price admission ticket.  This is the perfect opportunity to meet our newest figure and the “mother” of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low! Use promo code V580 or mention “mother’s day” at our admissions counter.”

How to win one ticket good for admission for 4 people to give-away? You ask?

“Like” moi on Facebook and post a message there that you are entering in this give-away. So simple.  My girls love the thrill of picking the winner’s name and I’ll post the winner on WM FB page on Friday evening!

Disclosure: Madame Tussauds gifted me a ticket for my family of 4 to enter admission free. My opinions here are my own.

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