Archives for November 2008

Is the APISS calendar working for you?

I just received some feedback that a reader can't access the APISS calendar of events. I myself can see it in Firefox, Explorer and Safari and through my Comcast cable connection. I'm hoping that the difficulty in accessing the calendar is an isolated incident, but I won't know unless I ask you guys, the readers.I've also received some feedback that the calendar is difficult to navigate, not updated frequently or not adequately filled with activity options. And we can't have that! Especially Read more...

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza at Ohr Kodesh on Thursday

Etsy addicts and those in need of a night out, take note: This Thursday December 4th from 7-9:30pm you're invited to a mall-free shopping spree.The Ohr Kodesh Early Childhood Center and Preschool is hosting the answer to the panic-attack of traditional retail with a night of fun. There'll be vendors selling women's and children's clothing, accessories, handbags, art, toys, jewelry, home goods, crafts and more. There'll also be raffles and prizes, as well as yummy dessert and coffee. A raffle Read more...

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway Winners Announced!

Come on over to APISS Reviews, for today the holiday gift guide giveaway winners are unveiled. In the midst of the Black Friday spending, 78 lucky readers received free stuff, WHEE!But don't despair if you didn't receive a little swag, for there will be many more giveaways leading up to Christmas and Hanukkah, including a personalized baby blanket giveaway today (and maybe more later today, once I work off those three servings of cranberry stuffing.)Photo courtesy Alaska Teacher on FlickrThanks Read more...

Woman of the Week: Jennifer Brennan of Solace Massage Therapy & Wellness

Jennifer Brennan, licensed massage therapist and founder of Solace Massage Therapy and Wellness, is the latest amazing woman to be featured as A Parent in Silver Spring's Woman of the Week.Jennifer is an inspiration. Not only is she AN INCREDIBLE massage therapist, she is a living example of "to thine own self be true." While working in mental health for 12 years, she became interested in the human form and was drawn to massage therapy. However, she put off the career change for another switching Read more...

Baby Gift Giveaway on We Covet

I'm over on We Covet today thanks to the Cushie mamas, who are giving away one of their luxurious baby quilt/playmats. You have a fab chance to win and waltz into your next baby shower with a mighty cool gift that cost you only a comment.Check it out!Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Free Gifts on APISS Reviews

Just a reminder that you have four more days to enter the giveaways on APISS Reviews.With over 70 items for giveaway, currently the odds are about 50/50 that you will win at least one gift for yourself or to wrap up for a loved one this Christmas/Hanukkah!All you have to do is go to the gift guide and comment on each section/post with items that strike your fancy. Items are valued up to $50 each and have been expressly selected for their high awesomeness quotient.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Read more...

Willow Valley Resort in Lancaster County, The Perfect Family Getaway

Willow Valley's Olde Fashioned Holiday Package includes a ride on the SantaExpress at Strasburg RailroadWinter is just beginning, but already my family and I need a vacation. Sure, I can dream about throwing caution to the wind and charging thousands on the credit card for a tropical all-inclusive, but that's about as prudent as driving a Jet Ski into a hurricane. And with the holiday cheer cozily enveloping us, I'm thinking a traditional, old-fashioned, chestnuts-roasting-on-an-open-fire family Read more...

Giveaway of Lands End Holiday Comfort

Click on over to APISS Reviews to see and win the holiday cozies from Lands End that has my daughter dancing ballet and my son slaphappy silly. And while you're there, leave comments on other sections of the APISS Holiday Gift Guide -there's just one week left to win almost 80 awesome gifts! Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

$5 Tickets for The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe at Adventure Theatre

The 10:30am performances of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at the Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park on Friday, November 21st & Monday, November 24th are only $5 each! Tickets for other performances of the classic story at the Adventure Theatre (November 17-25) and the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring (December 15-21) cost $15 for adults, $12 for children.We saw the company's production of this first story in the Narnia series last winter, taking grandma, an aunt and uncle with us, Read more...