Archives for January 2008

Silver Spring Style & Suggestions

Silver Spring folk have a lot of home and garden style. Amongst the political and parenting conversations at parties, the topics of renovations, design and landscaping always come up. Just say the phrases "three story addition" or "best azalea food" at the next get-together and note that all conversations stop like in an old E.F. Hutton commercial.Whether you are the type to have Americana quilts and authentic rag rugs in your converted Victorian, framed vintage campaign posters and Swedish furniture Read more...

Free Astronaut Training at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Friends make the world go 'round and they always provide the best parenting ideas. So I have to give props to my friend Brooks for turning me on to a fabulous free field trip, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) Visitor's Center. She suggested a playdate here about two years ago and I cannot thank her enough. Located in Greenbelt, Maryland, this place is a family's dream come true.Upon entering, kids walk through an archway of views of the universe from the Hubble Space Telescope. Then Read more...

Tech Savvy Mama: Free Workshops through MCPS Parent Academy

As parents, we strive to be the best parents we can be. Reading a book on discipline, flipping through the latest issue of a parenting magazine, conducting hours of research on just the right preschool, or going to a workshop count as parent enrichment to better the lives of our little ones. I know I have no problem reading a parenting magazine but am always slow to commit to going to a parenting workshop. I have nothing against workshops. I just seem to come up with a long list of excuses Read more...

In this town, there IS such thing as a free meal

OK, I saw Supersize Me. I read Fast Food Nation. I try to purchase and make the healthiest food that I am able for my children, organic when possible, high in nutrients and fiber and vegetable protein.But dude, at Chick-Fil-A in downtown Silver Spring, kids eat free on Tuesday night from 5-8pm.I am guessing that about half of you are horrified. You either never feed your kids fast food, or only do so in emergency situations like road trips and airport layovers. You are wise to the benefits and Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring Privacy Policy

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Do you like my hat?

Go, Dog. Go! at the Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park is wonderful! Please mark your calendars to attend a show on a Saturday or Sunday (or special Monday performance on Presidents' Day, February 18th) before it closes on February 24th. There are two shows each day at 11am and 1:30pm. Reservations for shows are going quickly, call 301.634.2270 to reserve your space now.My family had a fabulous time watching the six performers sing, dance and pantomime their way through P.D. Eastman's early-reader Read more...

Woman of the Week: Corina DuBois

Are you feeling the Sunday night time crunch? Packing lunches, hitting the grocery store, counting clean pairs of Jockey shorts, catching up on work e-mails, checking the account balance, wondering how in the world you are going to do it all this week?I have to admit, tonight I am not as overwhelmed as usual, because this week I had the great pleasure and very centering experience of interviewing Corina DuBois. Corina is a powerhouse both in the Silver Spring community and in the MamaPreneur (her Read more...

Are you ready for the summer?

Check out the left-hand sidebar for links to summer day camps located in and near Silver Spring. Registration at many locations has already begun!Also, the Annual Montgomery County Summer Camps Expo continues tomorrow from noon - 6pm at White Flint Mall - details here - as over 80 different camps showcase their programs. Just be warned that if you take your toddler with you, the White Flint Mall train is not in operation due to the Expo.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You Read more...

Witching Hour Bulletin – Free For All Friday at the Round House Theatre

No longer spending your Friday evenings shooting tequila at Tortilla Coast and flirting with inappropriate people? (OK, maybe that was just me.)Do the words "happy hour" now indicate a quiet period around 3am as you work or fold laundry?Does the end of the day with kids on a Friday make you want to weep with exhaustion?If you can relate, the Round House Theatre Education Center in Silver Spring is offering a free theatre class for ages pre-K to adult every Friday afternoon from 4-5pm until March Read more...