Archives for April 2015

Mudderella DC is Saturday, July 25, 2015: Join me?

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.I love spending time with my women friends.About once a month I get together with my gals for an evening of great conversation, food and wine. It feeds my soul.Sometimes we organize something beyond the bar or kitchen table kvetch session.We paint (shout out to Jeep Momma Read more...

GIVEAWAY: 2 Tickets to Runway Moms for a Cause Fashion Event Friday, May 8

  The best, and most awesomely fun, fashion gala event in the DC area is Runway Moms for a Cause.  This fashion fundraising event features 20 philanthropic “Power Moms” to promote the year's cause and grace the runway, adorned in one of- a- kind pieces by L~Shandi Designs designer and Runway Moms for a Cause event founder Lara Akinsanya.The 2015 cause is the Tigerlily Foundation, which works to educate young women about breast health and improve the quality of life of women Read more...

Free Family #SoCozyKid Party on Friday 2-5pm at Make Meaning Bethesda

You are invited to the #SoCozyKid Party at Make Meaning Bethesda on Friday, April 24 from 2-5pm.  Free family fun? Check!Witching hour game plan? Check!Fabulous activities and fun for you and your kids? Check!You have to be there!SoCozy, the amazing line of children's hair products and kid salons, is hosting for us an afternoon of kids' activities, hairstyling and professional photos!As part of SoCozy's Nationwide Model Search for the Next #SoCozyKid, stylists will be Read more...

Non-Profits and Schools Can Receive Garden Grants

Do you know of an organization that would like to fund or expand a community garden, urban farm or famers market in an underserved neighborhood?Urge them to apply for an Aetna Foundation Local Roots: Supporting Community Gardens, Urban Farms and Farmers Markets grant!RFPs are due May 6, 2015 at 5 p.m. ET. Review the RFP for program details.This incredible grant program will make more fresh fruits and vegetables locally available, accessible and affordable to families. A total of Read more...

Ninjas, Camps, Birthdays and More Awesome at the International Spy Museum

My kids and I visited the International Spy Museum for the very first time.Survey says? OH YEAH!During our two-hour visit we followed the Family Missions Guide which broke down the museum into the most accessible exhibits and interactives for Alice and Eve. History buff Charlie went rogue and spent his time on a solo mission soaking up all the history. He was especially interested in the Spies Among Us section. All kids loved the code-cracking stations, James Bond villain lair, and Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Best Hikes with Kids Washington, DC, the Beltway and Beyond

Jennifer Chambers is the founder of Hiking Along, the local educational outdoor hiking guide business which leads families, scouts, schools and other groups on informative and inspiring hikes in our area. Chambers has contributed great pieces to A Parent in Silver Spring over the years, from pieces on hikes to celebrate Earth Day to family hiking basics, and she is a prolific blogger on her Hiking Along blog.And now she has given all of us local parents an incredible gift:Chambers Read more...

Go See The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Adventure Theatre-MTC

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at Adventure Theatre-MTC is truly wonderful. My three children and I saw Adventure Theatre-MTC's latest production, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and it was magical. Based upon the first book in the Oz series (not the MGM movie), the traditional tale of a young girl navigating a storybook land was joyously adapted by playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton.I am a little obsessed with the whimsical mastery of Director Roberta Gasbarre and how she combines puppetry, movement Read more...

Help DC Diaper Bank with Your Spring Shopping #GIVEAWAY #shopwithacause #PopNodxDC

Already shopping? Why not give DC Diaper Bank a portion of the sales -- at no cost to you! Helping children and parents in need is my social good passion, and supporting the DC Diaper Bank is one of the most effective ways to assist other families in my community.Fashion and style media are my hobbies. Other people knit, run marathons, play chess. I can find you the perfect pair of aviators for your face shape, the coolest earrings to go with your new haircut, the best black cropped jeans for Read more...

Mommy Nearest DC Launches

Mommy Nearest, a fabulous mobile app and website for parents in major cities, has just launched its DC site, and I am honored to serve as one of the DC-based contributors.On Mommy Nearest you can find local dining, kids activities, healthcare resources, shopping and more essentials that make parenting easier. You can read reviews from real parents and add your own.You can also enjoy the feature articles by writers like me. In pieces like 10 Ways You Know You Have DC Kids, Must-Try Read more...