Archives for September 2014

HotMammaHaute Experience Friday Oct. 10 – Discounted Tickets

Join me and some of the DC area's most stylish women for a fashionable women's night out. Grab your fellow fashion lovers,  style enthusiasts and beauty connoisseurs in the metropolitan area and head to DC on Friday evening October 10th.The HotMommaHaute Experience is hosted by Monica Byrd, moderated by Christine St. Vil of Moms ‘N Charge and features fashion, beauty and lifestyle panelists, Malonda Richard-Sia (Love, Mrs.), Aracely Collins (Mama Fashion Files), Marie Jose Ovalle (Very Read more...

Fall Family Organizing Tips from Rachel and Company

I am honored to feature this guest contribution from celebrated local organizing expert, Rachel Strisik Rosenthal of Rachel and Company.  As we all work to establish order and healthy routines for our families this fall, her tips and advice are lifesavers! - Jessica  Back To School Is Stressful for Everyone, So Give Yourself a Break The beginning of a new school year is stressful for kids, but it’s stressful for us parents too. Some parents may be asking if I am crazy right about now as Read more...

South Moon Under National Harbor Style Event

The beautiful and oh-so-splendidly-stylish Maria Jose of Very Busy Mama is hosting a fabulous, free, fall fashion event. Saturday September 20, 2014 1-4pm at South Moon Under at National Harbor Maria and the fashion experts at South Moon Under are going to help us update our fall wardrobes. They are giving us an awesome 20 percent off our purchases, free visits at the Braid Bar and mini-makeovers to update our makeup. At 2pm Maria will take the floor and introduce you to a few friends Read more...

Saturday 9/20 Macy’s Wheaton Center Free Fashion Event & Live Performance by Jasmine Villegas

You may have heard of New York Fashion Week, but have you heard of Silver Spring Fashion Week? Me either, so I made it up. This week on A Parent in Silver Spring and A Parent in America, the posts will be full of style events, giveaways and fall fashion features. Head over to A Parent in America for an eShakti gift certificate giveaway, good to use to choose you own fashion pick on the site, and more fun throughout the week!Saturday Free Fashion Event at Wheaton Macy's This Saturday September Read more...

Snowshoe’s FreeFall Festival: Great Getaway Sept. 26-28

This looks fun: Snowshoes's FreeFall Festival A weekend (sans kids) of live music, yoga and enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia sounds pretty darn heavenly. Just a few hours drive from the DC area, attendees can see headliners Michael Franti with Spearhead and Slightly Stoopid, G. Love and the Special Sauce, as well as many other musical acts.The musical stages provide guests with 180-degree sunset and fall foliage views, guaranteed to deliver dramatic evening Read more...

7 Marvel Universe LIVE! Surprises

My kids and I had a blast at the opening night of Marvel Universe LIVE! at the Verizon Center. The show was packed with surprises. But this post contains NO SPOILERS. There were many twists and unexpected thrills that I will not give away, because you should truly take your kids to see it.  Here are simply the cool factor surprises that made this arena show stand out in live family entertainment.7. Pyrotechnics - There were more blasts of light, fire and seemingly-real explosions in the Read more...

Light the Night Walks in the DC Area

My family and friends' lives have been changed by cancer, including leukemia and blood cancers, as I know so many of your lives have been, too. We feel helpless. We call for more research. We donate to funds and participate in events that raise money for patient services and the search for a cure. We yearn for a world in which cancer does not take lives before they have been fully lived.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) the Light the Night Walk is one way that we can work to end Read more...

Favorite Classes for Kids in Montgomery County Maryland

Here are some of my family's favorite classes in the area. Music Together Montgomery The first class my first child and I ever took! Children from baby to age 5 take classes with their parent or caregiver in Music Together's beautiful, research-based musical instruction approach. Music Together classes are a great way for parents and caregivers to nurture their children's natural enthusiasm for music and movement, regardless of their own musical ability. I particularly recommend two classes Read more...