Archives for March 2012

Weekend Picks: Washington DC Area Family Events March 30 – April 1, 2012

Subscribe to my new mom blog A Parent in America and you could win a laptop!Hillwood Museum Fabergé Egg Family Festival Saturday March 31 10 a.m. –  7 p.m. and Sunday April 1 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Children can step into Fabergé's Workshop to decorate their own Fabergé-inspired eggs, play Russian folk games, enjoy festive folk music and storytelling, meet historic character Tsar Nicholas II and more. Details. Tickets (advance purchase recommended): $15, $12 Seniors, $10 Members and Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Seventh Generation and The Lorax Gift Pack

As I wrote a couple weeks ago, I have been trying out Seventh Generation products for the first time [psst, in the future non-local, excessively mom-bloggy giveaways like this will be housed over at my new site, A Parent in America, but I had committed to host this giveaway here before launch]. I think it took me so long to try Seventh Generation because while I knew the products were eco-friendly and probably very safe for my family, I thought they were very expensive.I first noticed Seventh Generation Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Kidville Bethesda Classes

I have experienced my fair share of music classes with Charlie and Eve when they were babies, toddlers and young preschoolers. But never one with a live band! Enter Kidville Bethesda's Rockin Railroad, or as we call it around these parts, 11 month old Alice McFadden's ultimate happy place.Once a week Alice has been jamming, laughing, clapping and making friends in this incredibly engaging music class. It is unlike any mommy and me, sing-songs-in-a-circle experience I have seen in my eight Read more...

A Parent in America: New Blog, Laptop Giveaway

Jessica McFadden, writer of popular local blog A Parent in Silver Spring, starts new website for parents everywhere, A Parent in America. It was time.A Parent in Silver Spring has been all over the place. So now I have redesigned the website (do you like the DC-centric look?) and organized content into two locations to make it easier for you, the reader, to quickly access the information you need.A Parent in Silver Spring will remain and function first and foremost as a website for parents Read more...

Maryland Youth Ballet Spring Concert Saturday & Sunday

For tickets and more info on this exciting event, click the image above. MYB is an advertiser on A Parent in Silver Spring. However, the choice to promote this event was mine. All ballet tuition for my MYB attending child is paid in full by our family. Read more...

ReTreat Yourself Event for Working Mothers + APISS Coupon Code

{re}Treat Yourself is a lifestyle redesign getaway or daytime event for working mothers who are frazzled, continuously striving for balance and in need of peace. Professionals in a variety of fields will walk attendees through aspects of modern, over-scheduled mothers' lives and offer practical solutions. You can sign up for both days Friday April 13 - Saturday April 14, 2012, with overnight stay or a daytime-only options, or choose a single day option on either Friday or Saturday.The event Read more...

Animal Activities for Washington DC Area Families

THIS SATURDAY, March 17 Gorilla Day at the National ZooOfficial activities: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Swing on by the Great Ape House on Saturday March 17 to see feedings and keeper chats. There will also be gorilla-themed games for the kids, such as knuckle-walking races, nest building, and foraging fun. If you bring an old cell phone you have lying around the house you will help support Friends of the National Zoo and gorilla conservation, and you'll receive a Green for Gorillas sticker.Gorilla Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Seventh Generation Green Your Home Supply and Gift Pack

"Mister!" he said with a sawdusty sneeze,"I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees.I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.-- The Lorax, by Dr. SeussI don't compost. I've been known to laud the paper napkin. My car runs on 100% regular unleaded. But I believe I am doing my part to teach my children to be earth friendly and embrace green practices.Sure, we recycle and the kids participate. In our house, recycling includes making sure all recyclables are sorted and down Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Lady and the Tramp Screening Party + Dinner for Your Family

Don't forget to enter The Shakespeare Theatre Company family production giveaway -- low entries, high chance of winning!How about dinner and movie for your family of four...for free?UPDATE: The winner is Maria! Have a great time!Here on A Parent in Silver Spring you can win four tickets to a Family Lady and the Tramp screening plus a delicious Italian buffet dinner at Carmine's in DC!This event aimed at families will not only show the just-released-on-BluRay classic flick and Read more...