Archives for September 2009

Kids Rock – The Jimmies in Express Night Out

I highly recommend you go over to Express Night Out and check out Christopher Porter's piece on rockin' kids band The Jimmies:Rock Is for Kids: The Jimmies, 'Trying Funny Stuff' By Christopher Porter, Express NEW BANDS DREAM of playing before audiences filled with unfettered enthusiasm — but the response is usually something less. "All the enthusiasm is fettered — it's extra fettered," joked Ashley Albert, lead singer and head honcho of New York City's The Jimmies.Full articleAnd The Jimmies Read more...

Guest Post by Liz Brent, Realtor

This guest post has been submitted by realtor Liz Brent of The Brent Team of Evers & Co. realtors. Liz and her team represent buyers and sellers in Maryland, the District and Virginia. For those looking to sell your home in this market, Liz offers some fabulous tips on how to make it happen.This post is like an essential primer of all those tips you hear when watching HGTV and real estate shows at night....and then promptly forget in the morning. As someone who sold her home this June and Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Free Date With Clive Owen

How's that for an attention-grabbing headline? I think I just Kegeled.Here's the deal - I have 25-Admit 2 free tickets for you guys for an advance screening of The Boys Are Back with Clive Owen on Wednesday night in Georgetown at 7:30pm.In this film, Clive's not blowing people up, he's a widowed dad that's trying to grieve as he does the laundry and works as a sports writer in Australia. I know, I know, it sounds like a focus group comprised all the factors to make moms swoon, but it's based on Read more...

Single Parenting in Silver Spring – Guest Post by Danielle Ehrman

A reader wrote asking for this piece that originally ran on APISS over one year ago and so I'm reposting. The list of resources Danielle provides, as well as her heartfelt perspective, makes this guest post so memorable. "So what’s her deal, anyway?”This is what I fear is going through their heads as our kids play together, oblivious to the adult evaluations of one another. Well educated, well spoken, well traveled, yet with dark circles and disheveled appearance (at least in my estimation Read more...

Magical Montgomery on Saturday in Silver Spring

Is there any better adjective than magical? I've loved it ever since the first Harry Potter and a friend's dubbing of my other friend's breasts "the magical boobs." Use it before any mundane object or activity in my family (magical meatloaf, magical mulching) and it immediately becomes a hit.But this weekend's arts and culture street festival is definitely not mundane. There'll be almost 100 booths of free family activities! Here's the deets:Magical Montgomery Arts and Culture Street FestivalSaturday, Read more...

Grey’s Anatomoy Season Premiere…and Drinking Game

I know that admitting to watching this show is like complaining about your weight, gushing about your new pedicure color or other activities so feminine and insignificant to our nation that I should be ashamed...But dude, if you're reading this here mommybloggy site then there's a very good chance that tonight you're going to put on your favorite pink flannel pjs, pour yourself a glass of wine and pour yourself into the whining lives of the surgeons of Seattle Grace hospital.Now, I Googled "Grey's Read more...

Free Tickets to Toy Story Double Feature in 3-D – Saturday in Georgetown

UPDATE - ALL TICKETS ARE GONE. THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR RESPONSE!I have 160 FREE tickets for you guys to see the fabulous Toy Story and Toy Story 2 Double Feature in 3-D! The tickets are for this Saturday September 26 at 10am at the AMC Loews in Georgetown.Want some tickets? E-mail me at jessica *dot* mcfadden *at* gmail *dot* com with1) How many tickets you need (there's no limit, but please only request how many you truly will use)2) Your mailing address (I will be mailing you official hard Read more...

PEP – Parent Encouragement Program – Classes for Parents of Preschoolers, Toddlers & Babies

Everywhere I go I hear great things about the classes offered by PEP - Parenting Encouragement Program, especially from parents in the trenches with me of raising young kids.Here are some local offerings for parents this fall:Parenting Preschoolers Class The class is designed for parents of children ages 2 1/2 to 5.Nonmembers: $197/person; $352/couple; PEP members: $176/person; $320/coupleTuesday mornings 9/29-11/17 at 9:30-11:30am at the Grace Episcopal Day School, 9115 Georgia Ave. in Silver Read more...

Canceled Events – Rosalyn Schanzer Reading and Our Kids Playroom at Mayorga

FYI, the Sunday 2pm Hyattsville Library event with author Rosalyn Schanzer listed in the APISS Weekend Picks has been canceled due to an injury. The library apologizes for the inconvenience and anticipates rescheduling the event later this fall. Also, I learned from a reader (thanks Liat!) that the Our Kids Room for kid play at Mayorga Coffee Factory in Silver Spring has closed. However, their website (which is not affiliated with the Our-Kids website and newsletter) states that they will be open Read more...