Archives for June 2012

GIVEAWAY: Strathmore Backyard Theater for Children Tickets on July 12

A Parent in Silver Spring and Strathmore are proud to offer families giveaways of tickets to each show in the four concert series! Strathmore's Annual Backyard Theater for Children is one of the best parts of summer! Thursday mornings July 12 - August 2 at both 9:30am and 11:30am, kids can experience performances designed to make them get up and MOVE!  These interactive, family-focused shows will keep kids (and their parents, grandparents and nannies) active and engaged as they learn about diverse Read more...

3 Free Summer Outings for Families

In addition to the segment on A Parent in Silver Spring featured on Montgomery County Media last week,  MCM's Sonya Burke also produced a short video in which she asked for my top three places to take kids during the summer. I went with three outing options that every local family -- no matter your neighborhood or 'burb -- has nearby and which are always absolutely free.Hitting a playground, the local library or nature center may seem like a total no-brainer, but for summer-frazzled brain-addled Read more...

How to Train Your Dragon LIVE Discount Code for 25% Off Washington DC Show July 19-22 at Verizon Center

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Comes to DC's Verizon Center July 19-22 Use Exclusive Discount Code MOM in the "Mommy Blog" promo blox for 25% off weekday performances (including Friday nights) for all seats except premium seats and VIP ticket experiences.My children and I are beyond excited to see the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR on its Washington-area opening night Thursday, July 19. The show gives attendees the experience of viewing live dragons soaring through Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring on TV: Montgomery County Media

Last week Montgomery County Media's Sonya Burke came over to our house with a camera crew and filmed a Montgomery Channel On Location segment about A Parent in Silver Spring, blogging and my goals for a website that helps local parents.The kids were out of school and on hand to participate in the fun.This interview will also be featured on Montgomery County Media's public access channels Channel 21 and Channel 6. I am completely honored that MCM chose to feature me and my site on their Read more...

Win a Springboard Tablet and More at A Parent in America

Hey friends, don't forget to subscribe to A Parent in America, my general mom blog, which now houses all product giveaways and reviews.The loot keeps getting better and better! You don't want to miss a prize or a fee gift.Currently I'm giving away a Springboard Tablet computer from T-Mobile (with 4G, it's even faster than an iPad)!And I also have the details on how to get a shot at winning $10,000 toward your baby’s education, a “crawl on” role for your baby in ABC Family’s new Read more...

Washington DC With Kids: Activities from A to Z

Washington, DC Things to Do with Kids from A-Z In honor of the end of the school year, I thought I would compile for you a list of suggested summer activities in the style of those bulletin board alphabets teachers staple above the chalkboard. I hope you and your family enjoy these 26+ outings as much as my family and I have!AMF Free Summer Bowling and Regal Cinema $1 Movies -- Summer is a great time for freebies from kid-oriented businesses, such as AMF's program of two free games per Read more...

The Fillmore Silver Spring’s First Family Show: Dave Brewer’s Inside My Guitar

The Fillmore Silver Spring Presents Dave Brewer's Inside My Guitar: An Event for Kids and their Parents Saturday June 23, 2012Daytime show! Doors 10:30 a.m., Show 11 a.m.Tickets $5 or family special of 4 for $15Live music and singalong for all ages, art projects for children, face painting.Kid-friendly band The Pre-K Kings will accompany popular music teacher and performer Dave Brewer of Inside My Guitar, who organized this event for local families.Have you been to see Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Sarah McLachlan at Merriweather Tickets (and Kids’ Lawn Tickets are FREE for This Show!)

Sarah McLachlan with The National Philharmonic at Merriweather Post Pavilion July 5, 2012. Who doesn't love Sarah McLachlan? Her voice has soundtracked so many of our big life moments, from "Possession" and "Good Enough"  to "I Will Remember You." Her haunting voice and piano compositions will be joined by an entire orchestra on Thursday July 5, our own National Philharmonic, and I can only imagine how beautiful this combination will sound.Well, we don't have to just imagine it! Tickets are Read more...

Silver Diner Kids Night Parties and Freebies in the DC Area

I don't know what it is about summer, but my husband I take the kids out to ear more often when the weather is warm. And if we can find a restaurant that is kid-friendly and offers reasonable children's meals, entertainment and even freebies, we are SOLD.The Silver Diner Kids Club fits the bill. Tuesday nights this local chain of restaurants is throwing elaborate parties for the kiddsos, and children 12 and under can join Silver Diner Kids Club at any Silver Diner location. Kids Club members Read more...