Archives for January 2012

More Love to Susan

Please keep sending your love and prayers to Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet through the WhyMommy Love Fest Facebook page.Susan, and her family, are watching these videos and express their thanks to you al.The amazing Amy Mascott of TeachMama put a third one together for Susan. Thank you Amy!Music was provided thanks to Marty Long and Bill Leslie.If you would like to be a part of future video cards of love for Susan, here are details how.Again, you can also send hard copy Read more...

WhyMommy Love Fest Facebook Page and E-Cards of Love

Another way to send your love and prayers to Susan Niebur of Toddler Planet: Join the WhyMommy Love Fest Facebook page and leave a photo or a comment of love for our dear friend.She is seeing this page and loves it!Here are two videos from Susan's friends all over the world. The amazing Amy Mascott of TeachMama has been putting them together.Music on the second card was provided thanks to Marty Long, Susan's dear friend, and modern Celtic musician Bill Leslie.If you would Read more...

Cool iPad App for Elementary Schoolers: Who?Comics

Thank you to who?Comics for sponsoring this post and encouraging my child to read biographies in comic book form! Please click here to learn more about the app. And follow who?Comics on Twitter for updates Who?Comics iPad App for Children Age 8 and UpOur kids believe the iPad is a just one big gaming tool. Angry Birds was the gateway, opening up a world of fruity sous chef-dom,  cute monsters cutting ropes, even rainbow tooting unicorns.You know, VERY intellectual.I know there are Read more...

Love to Susan – Updated

I know that our fellow parent in Silver Spring, Susan Niebur, is in so many of our hearts right now.She is all I can think about, making fluffy fun posts suggesting children's activities almost impossible at the moment. The suggestions I have for you are toRead Susan's wordsSend her your love(Send her best friend some love too)Take your kids to a planetarium or other space/sky-themed field trip in honor of Susan's life work as a planetary scientist. (That post I am linking to Read more...

DC Area Weekend Snow Day Poll

It’s the first “real snow” of the year in the DC area, and thankfully, it’s not enough to disrupt our lives and weekend plans. (Hallelujah.) How are YOU spending your snowy day?

Guest Post: Naturally Beautiful Skin by Sara Damelio of Skincando

Sara Damelio is one of the country's first eco-facialists and has been practicing and studying natural skincare for over 12 years. She is also the owner/creator of Skincando -- a luxury natural skincare line based and manufactured in Silver Spring, MD.Naturally Beautiful Skin Living in the DC area we all struggle with dry, dull winter skin. It is a challenge to stay hydrated, but made possible through the use of natural and organic exfoliants and moisturizers. Natural skin care products Read more...

Free Family Concert on Saturday January 28 (Reservations Required)

Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) is this year celebrating 30 years of supporting, protecting, and defending the Montgomery County Public Libraries. To start off a year-long anniversary party, they are hosting a free, but ticketed concert by Hot Peas 'N Butter. You may have seen these guys and heard their groovy family songs on Noggin and Jack's Big Music Show, and they are the recipients of Parents Choice Awards for kids' music for three years running. Hot Peas 'N Butteris a unique Read more...

GIVEAWAY: 4 Tickets to Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books Musical at BlackRock Center for the Arts

UPDATE: The winner is Lisa Betts. Thanks everyone.One of my goals for 2012 is to take my family to a children's theater performance at BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. We have yet to check out their offerings for families, but their line-up of plays and musicals for kids always impresses me.This performing arts center is celebrating its 10th anniversary season, and as an anniversary gift to A Parent in Silver Spring, BlackRock is giving away four free tickets to their upcoming Read more...

More Preschool Open Houses and Private School Information Nights – UPDATED

'Tis the season for open houses and school applications for the 2012-2013 school year. Here are more upcoming open houses and information sessions in our area.St. Luke Christian Day School in Silver Spring Open House: Friday January 13 10 am. Open Houses are for families new to the school and include an overview from the Director and a tour of the school.  Children are welcome to attend with their families. A schedule of tuition and fees for 2012-2013 will be published in January, at which time Read more...