Archives for April 2013

Langauage Stars Birthday Party Thursday May 2nd: Free Family Fun Event!

This post has been sponsored by Language Stars of Washington, DC. All writings and opinions are my own. Language Stars Free  Birthday Bash on Thursday May 2nd at 5pm in Gaithersburg A free foreign-language-learning themed family celebration?Language learning games and storytimes?Games and frolicking with The Little Gym and arts and crafts with Color Me Mine?Meet and greet (and picture taking) with Superman?A family goodie bag packed with prizes for kids (and a $25 off coupon Read more...

Free Weekend Fun April 26-28

FRIDAYFree Popsicles in Farragut Square 11am-2pm - Partners in Preservation will be down in Farragut Square for Farragut Friday from 11-2 to spotlight historic preservation and encourage voting to giveaway $1 million in preservation grants. Free Preservation Pops to anyone who posts about the program on Facebook or tweets using #preserveDMV. Meet historic characters in period costumes from the sites and take photos with them.SATURDAYMaryland Day at University of Maryland College Read more...

Local Historic Sites and Partners in Preservation

A Parent in Silver Spring is an official blog ambassador for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I have been compensated to assist in raising awareness of the importance of preserving Washington, DC's historic sites. As parents living in the Washington, DC area, we constantly find ourselves exclaiming our great luck at the chance to constantly introduce historic outings to our children. Their favorite Read more...

Exclusion is Bullying…and it hurts: An anonymous guest post

A parent reader submitted this piece anonymously, and I believe it conveys a very important message, and poses crucial questions about what we as parents can do in these situations. I moved to a new town in sixth grade—my dad had just taken me to get a haircut that made me look like a boy, and the kids in the new town were very into their clothes and their looks.In my old neighborhood, we all ran around getting dirty, riding bikes, and playing hide and seek throughout the hood. To say that Read more...

Mother of All Baby Showers DC Friday 4/19: Free, Fun, Girls Night Out!

Join me on Friday night, April 19 from 6-10pm at The Mother of All Baby Showers, an unabashedly excellent event. Admission is free, register now! This fun night celebrates new and expectant parents, introducing us to the best and latest baby brands and parenting experts.I'll be broadcasting LIVE from the event for MomTV, interviewing parenting experts and giving away baby gear prizes to attendees. Please join me for a night to remember -- I can't wait to see you!The first 250 people Read more...

GIVEAWAYS Tonight on MomTV from Trish McEvoy and Washington, DC Makeup Artist Christie Fleming — BIG Prizes!

Drugstore makeup is awesome, but when are department store, boutique-quality items worth the investment? And which specific products are really worth spending the extra ca$h?Learn tonight on my MomTV show at 9pm with giveaways and incredible spring skincare tips and tricks from Trish McEvoy and local makeup artist Christie Marie Fleming. We are giving away a full size parfum, tinted moisturizer and mascara, all from Trish McEvoy!Real Life Style” with Jessica McFadden – The Trish McEvoy Read more...

Scary Mommy’s New Book and Sunday Reading in Bethesda

Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) is Scary Mommy Jill Smokler's second book, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood. Jill will be reading from and discussing the new book this Sunday at the Bethesda Literary Festival!I adored, loved, devoured Confessions, and I have just downloaded Motherhood Comes Naturally to my Kindle. Like her famous, incredibly hilarious and truthful blog, this new book Read more...

Family Fun Runs Saturday April 20 in Silver Spring and Landover

This weekend get out and run or walk with your family and friends for two great causes.Ben's Run is a 5K and family 1 mile run/walk (friendly dogs on leashes welcome too!) this Saturday April 20 in Silver Spring. The race honors of local boy Ben Goldfogle who died of Acute Myeloid Leukemia on September 3, 2009, one month before his 12th birthday, after a six-year battle.Proceeds from Ben’s Run 2013 will benefit the oncology and bone marrow units in the Center of Cancer and Blood Disorders Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Jillian Michaels Live at the Warner Theatre (TWO WINNERS)

Catch Jillian Michaels LIVE at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday night April 24...and enter to win tickets, there will be two winners!UPDATED WITH PROMO CODE ON TICKETS!I really, really dig Jillian Michaels.I think her exercise DVDs are effective, her fitness and health books are solid (Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss is particularly great) and I will confess to only watching The Biggest Loser when she is one of the trainers. I love how Jillian Read more...