Archives for July 2012

GIVEAWAY: LEGO BrickFair Tickets for This Weekend! – Two Families Will Win

BrickFair 2012 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia on Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5 Win four tickets to attend this LEGO extravaganza with your family -- your choice to attend on either Saturday or Sunday -- two families will each win 4 tickets! BrickFair VA 2012  is happening this weekend, which means the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly will be COMPLETELY taken over with LEGOS! That's over 100,000 square feet of LEGO models, displays and winding trains as about 1,000 adult Read more...

Blog Roll: What’s in my reader

Updating my blog roll was looooong overdue. Here are my top parenting magazine sites and local individual blogs. Did I forget to add yours? Leave your link in the comments (don't be shy, I'm sure I just plum forgot...I'm running on fumes this summer!). Collective greatness The DC Moms Alpha Mom Babble The Broad Side DCist Downtown DC Kids Draft Day Suit  Famous DC MamaPop Momicillin Momocrats Mothers With Cancer Nickelodeon ParentsConnect NickMom Parentables The Read more...

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular REVIEW

How to Train Your Dragon Live at 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 two older children (Charlie, 8, and Eve, 6) and I were offered generous review tickets to see HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR at last night's opening night show. It was the most sophisticated special effects-laden live show any of us Read more...

GIVEAWAY TODAY: Tickets to Thursday Performance at Strathmore Backyard Theater for Children by Recess Monkey!

ENTER TODAY - WIN TOMORROW!: 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! This Thursday July 19 catch Recess Monkey at Strathmore, and a lucky winner will be drawn tomorrow morning. Recess Monkey is one of the most popular family-friendly bands in the country. Based in Seattle, the band is comprised of three wacky guys who are Read more...

Washington DC Summer Family Getaway: Atlantic City

After writing the post wondering if Atlantic City is a good getaway option for DC-area families, I received great feedback from several reader families who do like to head to AC.And then this week the New York Daily News came out with a piece offering Atlantic City as a great family-friendly destination. The article's author recommends the Chelsea Hotel -- one of the boardwalk's beachfront properties without a casino but with a lot of amenities for families!The Chelsea has several special Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Locally Grown Produce – 2 Bushels Full! – Delivered to YOU

Looking for home delivery of locally-grown produce in the DC area? Then Plum District DC has the deal for you: $45 for 2 Single Bushels of Locally Grown Produce Including Home Delivery - a $90 Value (available only until 7/16/12) All readers of A Parent in Silver Spring can obtain this incredible deal, and one lucky winner will get it FOR FREE! This great deal garners you 50 percent off the home delivery of fresh, locally-grown produce for your family, delivered right to your house. It's like Read more...

Kids Free at the Newseum July 1 – September 3, 2012

Just when we felt like we were reaching the bottom of our bags of summer tricks with the kids, The Newseum again opens their doors for free to kids 18 and under with a paying adult (offer good for up to six kids per paying adult). Additionally, all Newseum tickets are always good for two consecutive days.The Newseum's Summer Fun Deal goes is in effect all July and August, and Labor Day weekend through September 3, 2012. The regular $12.95 admission price for kiddos is waived! (The Summer Read more...

Washington DC Weekend Activities With Kids – July 7-8, July 14-15

Saturday July 7, 2012 Target Family Night with Bari Koral Family Rock Band on the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center Saturday July 7, 2012 at 6 p.m. Free. Millennium Stage, The Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC For kids: "Bari’s catchy tunes, interactive live shows & radio play have resulted in thousands of young (and not so young!) fans. Their debut full length album Rock and Roll Garden won the Nappa Gold and Parents’ Choice Award and was picked as Top 10 Kids Read more...

4th of July for Families 2012 – UPDATED

Sorry my last posts have been so grumpy.  I love #DC, #MD, the MoCo and of course, Silver Spring every bit as much as I love my country on its birthday.I'll get back into chipper A Parent in Silver Spring character again. Please enjoy these photos of my children with their bikes decorated for the 4th of July as amends and be sure to enter the giveaway of tickets to the children's show at Strathmore! Here are local options for family-friendly 4th of July celebrations still happening even in Read more...