Archives for June 2015

Harris Teeter Online Ordering for an Easier Summer

Organic milk, fresh brown eggs, cheese, butter, almond milk, coffee, fruit, organic tortilla chips and other healthy crunchy snacks. In my house of three hungry kids, these grocery staples constantly need to be replenished. Lately I have been choosing Harris Teeter as my regular grocery store due to its More Lower Prices campaign. The fresh and organic items that I buy the most are always on sale.I like saving money. But I often feel like the constant trips to the grocery store are my Sisyphean Read more...

Sprayground Fun with CLIF Kid #OutToPlay

OUTSIDE. That's the name of the game in our house this summer. Less screen time, more play time. Less video game characters, more playdates with friends. Less virtual running from Koopas and Doom Raiders, more real running around with Joe and Owen and Lauren and Cora.So when the CLIF Kid crew contacted me and my fellow DC-area social media moms Stacey Ferguson of Justice Fergie and BeBlogalicious and Amy Mascott of TeachMama to host a big ol' outdoor playdate with our kids' friends, Read more...

Heritage Montgomery Days This Weekend

My family and I recently visited the Oakley Cabin in Brookeville, MD 18th Annual Montgomery County Heritage Days This Weekend, June 27 & 28 Although storms are predicted for this weekend, rain cannot keep our area's history down!Each year, Heritage Montgomery hosts the annual Heritage Days Celebration on the last weekend in June. This countywide festival offers us families the chance to explore and learn all over Maryland's Montgomery County. Learn about local history as it applies Read more...

How to Find a Pediatrician in the DC Area with Children’s National

The number one question I receive via reader e-mails is "How do I find a preschool/daycare?"And the second-most received request I get: "Help me find a pediatrician!" These are crucial decisions we as parents make for our kids. And even as someone who spends a ton of time on the Internet, I still find myself confounded when searching for new health care providers.I know that when I was searching for my first pediatrician when expecting Charlie in 2003, I was most concerned with where Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Cool Kids Clothes – 5 Winners!

Want to win some gorgeous kids' clothing from cool Scandi design clothier finside? Five lucky readers will win prizes valued up to $120!  Head on over to the giveaway on A Parent in America here. Simply leave a comment on the post to win!    Read more...

Giveaway: Mr. Gabe’s New CD, 2 Winners!

Happy Father's Day to all the DC-area dads out there, and the people who love them! Mr. Gabe is at it again, making marvelous music for his family fans.  On his new CD, Metro Train, Mr. Gabe features a hilarious, original song that my family and I listened to on Father's Day called Good Daddy/Bad Daddy. It's all about the daily tasks of daddom that make kids groan and parents will appreciate. More songs that deal with themes your family will find familiar are Date Night ("Mom and Dad are Read more...

Best of Dublin: DC to Ireland Travel Series, Part 1

7 days 6 nights 0 kids 24 miles walked 700 kilometers driven 10 churches 7 museums 4 castle ruins 2 stately homes 19 Megalithic passage tombs 50,000 cows 1 flat tire 40 pints of Guinness Countless laughs, joyful experiences and beautiful viewsAs I shared on social media and on A Parent in America, my husband Chris and I took our very first week-long kids-free vacation. We chose Ireland, a country where my husband spent 12 years of his childhood and I had never before visited.By Read more...

FREE Night Out with FLOR in Georgetown #FLORdesignchallenge2015

Friends of A Parent in Silver Spring are invited to a FREE DESIGN-THEMED GIRLS NIGHT OUT!  Tuesday, June 9th from 5-8pm at FLOR in Georgetown, 1037 33rd St. NW  The FLOR store in Georgetown is inviting us stylish mothers (and fathers) to an exclusive party to celebrate innovative interior design. Attendees at this free event will have the chance to create an original FLOR rug that we can enter in the FLOR 2015 Design Challenge, and one winner at the event will win an 8 x 10 rug that they Read more...