Archives for April 2009

Celebrate Mama! on Saturday – More Info, More Awesome

As if you needed another reason to come out for Celebrate Mama! this Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-4pm, check this out:Washington Freedom professional soccer star Sarah Huffman will be making a special appearance at the event from 2:30-3:30pm...and she'll be handing out free tickets to games! As the mother of two budding soccer players - one a daughter that adores female athlete role models - this is exciting stuff at our house. Sarah was the first overall draft pick in women's professional soccer Read more...

Half-Price Haircuts for Kids & Hot Mama Maintenance, Thanks to Jillian!

Jillian Behram and other stylists at Headlines Hair Design in Downtown Silver Spring are offering half-price hair cuts for kids under 12Jillian Behram loves her parent clients and their kids, as evidenced by her appearance in The Washingtonian as the featured family-friendly stylist in the magazine's annual round-up of the best hair stylists in the regionAnd now Jillian and two other stylists at Headlines are offering the following fabulous gift to us parental units: Half-price hair cuts for kids Read more...

Upromise Tuition Tales Contest: A Father’s Promise

If video doesn't load, click here to view & vote forThe Glasser Family of Silver Spring!Think that $10,000 for your child's college education would be a nice prize? Then make a 30-second video and enter it in the Upromise Tuition Tales contest. Three $10,000 winners will be chosen - one winner who is saving for college, one who's in college now, and one who is working to pay back student loans. Full contest details here.You can watch entrants' videos here and be sure to vote for the Glasser Read more...

Respect the Mama at Work

Today at the post office my children were acting up - messing with the automatic doors, fighting, climbing on things, running around. After a few mild-mannered efforts to get them to calm down were of no avail, I pulled Charlie and Eve into line with me and spoke to them sternly about how I expected them to behave.To this, a woman nearby told them, "Don't worry kids, you are acting good." And then she turned to me and said, "You know, they are really good kids, give them a break."Oh. no. she. didn't.So Read more...

Celebrate Mama on Saturday May 2nd, Best Annual Festival for Families!

You've marked this Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-4pm as Celebrate Mama! day on your calendar, right?You understand that Celebrate Mama! is the ULTIMATE annual free festival for families and "moms of all ages and stages"?You're cool on the location, Bethesda Row on Woodmont Avenue between Elm & Bethesda Aves in downtown Bethesda?And if you live outside the DC area, you're aware that there are Celebrate Mama! celebrations in metropolitan areas across the country and if you're interested, you can Read more...

On DC Metro Moms Blog Today: My Computer Has a Virus

Today I'm on the DC Metro Moms Blog with a light take on battling a Trojan horse computer virus/spyware/malware/pain in the ass that makes one's beloved system run slower than molasses...or worse.Thankfully by the time this piece was published, I was able to root out and kill the culprit with Avira AntiVir Premium. I tried a bunch of other antivirus software out there but only Avira was able to find the tricky, hiding baddie. So to those of you also battling a computer that all of a sudden takes Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring in The Washington Post Weekend: Day Out With Thomas the Tank Engine

Charlie in his favorite Thomas hat at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, where Thomas the Tank Engine's rolling in this weekend & nextPeep peep! I wrote a piece for The Washington Post Weekend today on Day Out With Thomas. The article features special guest star appearance quotes by Jodifur and Corina of Celebrate Mama. (Thanks gals for lending your words!)Head on over to APISS Reviews for the chance to win four tickets to Day Out With Thomas in Baltimore next weekend on Read more...

Guest Post by Jennifer Chambers of Hiking Along: Earthmanship Everyday

Jennifer Chambers is the founder and leader of Hiking Along, a hiking and science program that "engages children in exploration of the natural world and encourages them to appreciate and learn about the environment and how humans impact it." Jennifer leads groups of children, preschool to high school, on hikes of scenic trails around the Metro DC regionand in hands-on science activities. Jennifer is also a parent in Silver Spring, and her children Brighid and Vaughn are "...experienced hikers, Read more...

April 25-26 2009 Washington DC Weekend Picks

Seek out some shade - the weather's supposed to reach highs of 87in the DC area this weekend!SATURDAYUniversity of Maryland's 11th Annual Maryland Day Open HouseSaturday April 25 10am-4pm, rain or shine. Free.This massive, free event is jam-packed with fun for kids. Storytelling, face painting, a jump zone of inflatables, a kids' carnival and lots of arts activities like spin art and an instrument petting zoo. For teens, check out each "neighborhood" of the event and get a real sense of the offerings Read more...