Archives for May 2009

Monday June 1st Family Night At Eggspectations Silver Spring: Magician, Kids Eat Free & 15% Goes to Local School!

Photo courtesy Ashley Tan, all rights reserved.Skip on slaving in the kitchen on Monday night June 1st and come on down for dinner at Eggspectations in Downtown Silver Spring instead! Why? kids eat free!a magician will be performing tricks for all agesI'm giving out party favors at the door...tiaras anyone?there's a free raffle of prizesthere's a full American menu (not just egg dishes) of reasonably-priced, delicious foodbeer, wine and cocktails for the parents your kids will love diving into the Read more...

Last Chance: Giveaway Bonanza of Cool Kid Stuff on APISS Reviews

This weekend is your last chance to pick up some super cool stuff on APISS Reviews, either gift to your kids or slap a bow on for that next birthday party or baby shower.Come on over to win neat-o Nowali mocassins, the rockalicious CD PLAY plus a cool screenprinted kids' tee and a creative KidCards® homemade greetting card kit.Who loves you baby? Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Ultimate Weekend Pick: Children’s Festival at Good Shepherd Preschool in Silver Spring

Charlie and his buddy Will check out the emergency vehicles at last year's Children's Festival at Good Shepherd in Silver SpringOne of the best annual events in the DC area is the Children's Festival at Good Shepherd Preschool and Episcopal Church in Silver Spring.From 11am - 3pm tomorrow, Saturday May 30, there will be:Three live shows by Horn’s Punch and Judy Show, to which the Baltimore Sun review says, "The kids laughed so hard they hiccuped, rolled on their sides, and squealed." Arts Read more...

A Family Affair: APISS Weekend Picks on Mix 107.3 on Thursday Nights

While you're loading the dishwasher tonight or having a glass of vino, tune into 107.3 FM for the APISS Weekend Picks with DJ Tommy McFly. I'll be on live at 7:50pm on Thursday nights talking about the fun family events happening in the DC area on the weekends. I'll be rebroadcast later in the evening too amongst the hits and adult alternative awesome. You can also listen live online.Tommy McFly is the coolest, cutest young DJ in DC. And his Facebook tagline? "Moms love me." Oh honey, we love Read more...

Real Housewives of Washington D.C. – Who’s In?

Today the Executive VP & GM of Bravo, Frances Berwick, announced that the latest locale of The Real Housewives franchise isWashington, D.C.Hear that? It's the sound of every Georgetown, ChevyChaseBethesda and Fairfax gal in the area dialing her publicist, personal trainer and facial filler injector. FOFLOTUSes (friends of the First Lady of the United States) are particularly giddy.Berwick says, "We're tapping personalities who are among Washington D.C.'s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, Read more...

Children Deserve the Best of Parents, Even in the Worst of Times

Today on DC Metro Moms and all SV Mom Blog sites across the country and Canada, contributors are writing about how the recession is affecting children. Leading the discussion are Katie Couric, CBS News and USA Today with their collaborative series Children of the Recession.I have adapted my contributed post here for A Parent in Silver Spring readers to include expanded information about local resources available to parents. Last week, Katie Couric, CBS News and USA Today ran a series that felt Read more...

Free Tuesday & Wednesday Kids’ Matinees This Summer at Select Regal Cinemas

Rebecca Best Hill aka Becky of Elvis, Corgis & Me is not only a hilarious writer and amazing mom, she's one of the top APISS tipsters. She and her sister Tammy are both parents in Silver Spring and these gals are experts on what to do with kids in the area in a way I can't touch. These sisters have the 411 on the best classes and camps in the area for boys athletic or artistic (Becky) and girls imaginative or feisty (Tammy), take the coolest weekend trips with their families, Tammy showed me Read more...

Free Movie Tickets for Moms AND Kids and an Opera Date Night Too on APISS Reviews

Whether you're a serious opera buff, more of a popcorn at the movies type or anywhere in between, be sure to come over to A Parent in Silver Spring Reviews right this second:I have another 60 free tickets to Disney Pixar's UP to give away for a Tuesday morning May 26 10am advance screening at Regal Gallery Place in downtown DC.ANDI'm giving away two pairs of ultra-fancy tickets to Washington National Opera and General Director Plácido Domingo's production of Giacomo Puccini’s celebrated opera, Read more...

Memorial Day in Washington DC – A Parent in Silver Spring Picks

Parade watchersI hope that when I have teenagers my family and I will spend Memorial Day honoring those brave men and women who gave their lives in military service for our country. But with two little ones, some of these concepts are a bit over their heads.I mean, nothing ruins a solemn wreath laying ceremony like a preschooler's meltdown.But parades, carnivals, games of Marco Polo? Right up our alley.If like me, you're a parent of kids blissfully enjoying their country's freedoms unawares, here Read more...