Archives for May 2014

Free Family Party on Sunday + $15 Gift Card & Swag for Attendees!

I am so excited that our RUUM American Kids Wear party at  The Mall in Columbia is THIS SUNDAY! I am soooo hoping to see you and your kids there!What you and your kids will receive at this awesome event:Free admission $15 off $50 purchase Goody bags full of RUUM swag Chances to win one of the big gift card door prizes! Portrait by professional children's caricature artist Fun print-outs from the on-site photo booth Kids activities, games, crafts and more coolness No Read more...

INVITATION: Free Party (with swag!) at RUUM on Sunday June 1

Save the date and mark your calendars for a private, free, awesome family party exclusively for readers of A Parent in Silver Spring! RUUM is shutting down the store just so that my friends and I can have a party. RUUM American Kids Wear, located at The Mall in Columbia, is cordially inviting you and your family to a fabulous party to celebrate summer. At the party your children will be treated to complimentary caricature drawings by a professional cartoon artist, unlimited photos in the cool Read more...

Whistlefritz: Spanish and French Immersion Learning for Kids (at home!)

I have heard loads of great things about Whistlefritz Spanish for Kids and French for Kids language learning DVDs and CDs, but I had no idea that the company was based right here in the DC area in Glen Echo, Maryland! Heidi Stock is the founder and CEO of this award-winning language program for children, and she is herself a mother of two.Eager to learn more about the Whistlefritz philosophy of teaching children Spanish and French in the same way they learned their first language, I was Read more...

Build-A-Bear Huggable Heroes & USO Event on Thursday May 15 at Westfield Montgomery

I know I have written about this before, but my kids are HUGE Build-A-Bear Workshop groupies. My three children all adore the build-your-own snuggly animal experience. Charlie and Eve regularly ask for Build-A-Bear gift cards for Christmas and birthdays because they love how a trip there is a special day, complete with a hands-on animal making and technology AND a top-notch, customized toy.But now I have fallen in love with this concept kids store all over again, due to Build-A-Bear's efforts Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Free Mother’s Day Brunch at Taste Gastropub in Olney

Win a free brunch for your family on Mother's Day Sunday May 11, 2014 Every mom loves a day off from the kitchen, and one lucky A Parent in Silver Spring reader family will win a day off from reaching for their wallet when they take their mom to Taste Gastropub in Olney for their tasty, family-friendly Mother's Day Brunch! Vic & Biani Seested, owners of the Taste Gastropub in Olney, MD, (pictured at left) know the importance of bringing your family together to celebrate Mother's Day. Read more...

C. Wonder Mother’s Day Discount at Tysons and Pentagon City

It's no "wonder" that C. Wonder is a top destination for Mother's Day gifts, with their crazy-cool Mother's Day gift guide packed with stylish and affordable women's gifts. Right now full-price items are marked down 30-40 percent. And if you print out this blog post and bring it to our local Tyson's and Pentagon City C. Wonder Stores, you can receive a scratch-off card for an additional discount for up to 30 percent off! It is so tough for me to choose -- this store is just so enticing with its Read more...