Archives for January 2013

Listen to Me: YOU Should Try Out for Listen to Your Mother DC!

Hey local moms with something beautiful, poignant, funny to say about mothering... YOU should really try out for the Listen to Your Mother DC cast! There is still room for you to audition on Saturday, February 16 in Gaithersburg. Listen to Your Mother DC is live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast and the barely-rested life of mothers. In celebration of Mothers Day, on April 28 selected performers will read their personal stories about the humor and the heartbreak that go hand in Read more...

GIVEAWAY: $50 Gift Card and More on Wednesday Night MomTV LIVE Show!

Real Life Style with Jessica McFadden on MomTV Wednesday Night January 23 at 9pm ETThis Wednesday January 23 at 9pm, I am hosting my monthly LIVE show for MomTV, Real Life Style with Jessica McFadden, and I’ll be giving away SIX incredible prizes on the air!The last shows have been a hoot (and I hope, helpful and fun!), thanks to great giveaway prizes, hilarious instant messages and feedback from YOU guys. I know we will have even MORE fun on Wednesday night! Wednesday night’s show Read more...

Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! Giveaway — Choose Either Fairfax or Baltimore Show

Do you have kids in your house who need to get their sillies out? Then bring 'em to the Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out! tour. DJ Lance Rock himself will be joined by those colorful dancing monsters for lots of singing, dancing and crazy beats. Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE!: Get the Sillies Out! marks the third tour for the successful Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! concert series. My entire family cracks up and gets up to dance to this unconventional, award-winning kids' television show. Parents will Read more...

babyGap Free Event for Families on Saturday January 26

I am so excited to team up with babyGap and Milk+Booties in promoting childhood reading and the launch of the brand-new Peter Rabbit line at babyGap with a free family event!  On Saturday January 26, I will serve as a guest reader of the newly-released The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit by Emma Thompson, illustrated by Eleanor Taylor and authorized by the estate of Beatrix Potter. I adore hosting story times for children in my home and community, and I cannot wait to share this engaging new story Read more...

Glass Slipper Concierge: Disney Vacation Specialist Staci Kimball

Washington, DC Area Families Save Money and Receive Stellar Service Planning Trips to Disney Parks and CruisesI had the pleasure of interviewing Staci Kimball, a local mom of three and a Glass Slipper Concierge, a travel agent specializing in Disney vacations for families. She takes care of all the details in planning specialized trips to Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruises, guided Adventures by Disney tours, even Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii. An official graduate of Disney's Read more...

Disney on Ice Giveaway: Treasure Trove at the Verizon Center February 13-18, 2013

Win FOUR tickets to see Disney on Ice with your family on opening night, Wednesday February 13 at 7:30pm!Going to see Disney on Ice with my children has become a wonderful wintertime tradition. From our very first show when Charlie and Eve were just five and three, we have always found the Disney on Ice shows to be productions of the highest quality. The experience is a combo of seeing a kid-friendly Broadway show and having the magic of Walt Disney World or Disneyland brought to us, right here Read more...

More Local School Open Houses

Want to win a HUGE prize pack of Clifford the Big Red Dog toys, games and books, valued at over $70? There will be FIVE winners and are very few entries! Come over to A Parent in America to enter and WIN!Feynman School Tours Wednesdays in January (January 17, 24, 31) at 9-10am. The Feynman School teaches children in preschool through first grade (second grade will  be added in 2013-14) and focuses on gifted/high learning potential students with the maturity to thrive in a deep and accelerated Read more...

International Spy Museum Family Night on Friday

We have not yet visited the International Spy Museum, but the Exquisitely Evil Family Night just might be our incentive to go!FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmTICKETS: $14MEMBERS OF THE INNER CIRCLE: $12 Your mission… enjoy an evening of Family BONDing!Families are invited for a kid-friendly after-hours viewing of the Spy Museum's recent exhibition, Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains. There will be Code Cracker competitions, Bond Spy Trivia contests, Read more...

School Open Houses and Kindergarten Readiness Event: Get Ready for Fall 2013

It's preschool and private school scouting season, and it's never too early to start planning your preschool gameplan for Fall 2013. Toddlers can begin pre-preschool programs, pre-K families can attend a kindergarten readiness panel, and parents can tour prospective schools. Kidville Bethesda's Kidville University (KVU) for Toddlers Spots are still open for Winter  2013 Monday/Wednesday 9:30-11:30, semester begins January 7.  This program promotes learning through play, exploration, and discovery; Read more...