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My Interview with Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and Director Jake Kasdan


Why would a Hollywood studio fly out a group of mom bloggers, me included, to be a part of the Los Angeles media junket for Sex Tape?

I mean, just typing the words SEX TAPE may have landed this in your spam filters or blocked by your network administrator.

And don’t I usually write on this blog about where to find things to do with your kids?

Well, first of all, don’t see it with your kids!  The comedy is a great date movie or women’s night out flick. I saw it, and I recommend you see it this summer. It is hilariously funny and from the same team that made Bad Teacher.

Second of all, the director and actors had some great insight into relationships, sexism, life after kids and more.

Thirdly, Cameron Diaz plays a mom blogger in the movie. She’s a little more Carrie Bradshaw with a minivan than Betsy Blogger with the recipes and cloth diapering tips, but I’m digging it.

Read the full interview over on A Parent in America.


$25 off new UberFAMILY: Uber DC car rides with car seats

Do you use Uber around DC or when you travel for work? I do. After decades of hailing cabs and waiting on hold with dispatchers, I think this on-demand car/driver service is completely the bee's knees. And now you can use Uber with your kids...without lugging a car seat! You can now grab a ride … Read More...

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7 Best Things About Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Have you taken your family to Busch Gardens Williamsburg? I applied to serve as a Busch Gardens Williamsburg blog ambassador, and was selected to review the experience with my family during the 2014 season. We just returned from our visit to this massive, marvelous, seriously beautiful amusement … Read More...


Free Summer Arts Events for Families

Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran through August 30, 2014 This summer, join the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art and Design for its Free Summer  Saturdays series of programming, including Gallery tours, workshops, demonstrations, and performances. Admission to the museum and to these … Read More...


GIVEAWAY: Madame Tussauds DC Tickets, and Review

  I will admit that it never occurred to me to visit Madame Tussauds in Washington DC until they reached out to me. In this town of  free admissions to some of the best museums in the world, why would I pay to visit a collection of wax figures? Is not that place simply for tourists? Even … Read More...

Father's Day 2015 Invite

Live Music Night Out + Dads Eat Free Father’s Day at Taste Gastropub

Taste Gastropub in Olney has two extremely cool events next week that I am attending and I hope you do too! First off is an exclusive one-year anniversary celebration of Taste on Thursday evening June 12 from 8-9pm. Great music, drinks and food will celebrate Taste's work in the past year of … Read More...

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GIVEAWAY: RIO Washington Carousel Family Pack – tickets + cupcakes!

This past weekend the RIO Washingtonian welcomed its brand-new Carousel. Made possible by Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, this Americana-themed classic carousel features 30 Allan Herschell-style dancing horses, whimsical creatures, and two chariots. The ride can carry up to 38 adult and 30 children … Read More...

RUUM American Kids Wear + In-Store Discount

Last Sunday's A Parent in Silver Spring party at RUUM American Kids Wear in Columbia, Maryland was a total blast. Thanks to everyone who came, brought their children, shopped and partied with us.   The total hit of the party? Personal caricatures drawn by RUUM store manager and … Read More...

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Free Family Party on Sunday + $15 Gift Card & Swag for Attendees!

I am so excited that our RUUM American Kids Wear party at  The Mall in Columbia is THIS SUNDAY! I am soooo hoping to see you and your kids there! What you and your kids will receive at this awesome event: Free admission $15 off $50 purchase Goody bags full of RUUM swag Chances to win … Read More...


INVITATION: Free Party (with swag!) at RUUM on Sunday June 1

Save the date and mark your calendars for a private, free, awesome family party exclusively for readers of A Parent in Silver Spring! RUUM is shutting down the store just so that my friends and I can have a party. RUUM American Kids Wear, located at The Mall in Columbia, is cordially inviting you … Read More...