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Truck Touch in Bethesda Oct. 25


This looks totally fun!

To learn more info about the event, visit the Suburban Nursery School Truck Touch page.


Free Fall Style Event Thursday Night with DC Style Factory

You need a women's night out. You know you do. How about a comped night out while you get to see firsthand how to wear fall's best trends and see the picks from DC's coolest boutique? DC Style Factory, Rosana Vollmerhausen's celebrated personal stylist service is hosting this fabulous, free, fall … Read More...


Best Getaway: Salamander Resort and Spa

My husband Chris and I have never been away together for a weekend...without the kids. We have had a handful of overnights together (one of which was when Chris stayed the night in Holy Cross Hospital with me after Alice was born) and solo trips to see friends, family or do work. But this was the … Read More...

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HotMammaHaute Experience Friday Oct. 10 – Discounted Tickets

Join me and some of the DC area's most stylish women for a fashionable women's night out. Grab your fellow fashion lovers,  style enthusiasts and beauty connoisseurs in the metropolitan area and head to DC on Friday evening October 10th. The HotMommaHaute Experience is hosted by Monica Byrd, … Read More...


Fall Family Organizing Tips from Rachel and Company

I am honored to feature this guest contribution from celebrated local organizing expert, Rachel Strisik Rosenthal of Rachel and Company.  As we all work to establish order and healthy routines for our families this fall, her tips and advice are lifesavers! - Jessica  Back To School Is Stressful for … Read More...


South Moon Under National Harbor Style Event

The beautiful and oh-so-splendidly-stylish Maria Jose of Very Busy Mama is hosting a fabulous, free, fall fashion event. Saturday September 20, 2014 1-4pm at South Moon Under at National Harbor Maria and the fashion experts at South Moon Under are going to help us update our fall wardrobes. They … Read More...


Saturday 9/20 Macy’s Wheaton Center Free Fashion Event & Live Performance by Jasmine Villegas

You may have heard of New York Fashion Week, but have you heard of Silver Spring Fashion Week? Me either, so I made it up. This week on A Parent in Silver Spring and A Parent in America, the posts will be full of style events, giveaways and fall fashion features. Head over to A Parent in America for … Read More...


Snowshoe’s FreeFall Festival: Great Getaway Sept. 26-28

This looks fun: Snowshoes's FreeFall Festival A weekend (sans kids) of live music, yoga and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia sounds pretty darn heavenly. Just a few hours drive from the DC area, attendees can see headliners Michael Franti with Spearhead and … Read More...


7 Marvel Universe LIVE! Surprises

My kids and I had a blast at the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Verizon Center. The show was packed with surprises. But this post contains NO SPOILERS. There were many twists and unexpected thrills that I will not give away, because you should truly take your kids to see it.  Here are … Read More...


Light the Night Walks in the DC Area

My family and friends' lives have been changed by cancer, including leukemia and blood cancers, as I know so many of your lives have been, too. We feel helpless. We call for more research. We donate to funds and participate in events that raise money for patient services and the search for a cure. … Read More...