Archives for August 2015

Be Part of A Celebration of Service on 9/11

How can we commemorate September 11th and transform this somber day into something good?AARP Foundation pondered that exact question and has provided us DC area residents and families with an opportunity to help others and honor those we lost.This September 11, 2015 we can take part in a life-changing event: AARP Foundation is taking over the National Mall for A Celebration of Service, Volunteers will pack one million meals for struggling seniors in the DC Metro area. The hungry neighbors Read more...

Come with me to Blogalicious 2015 #BYOE15

Blogalicious is my favorite blogging conference. Come with me to Baltimore September 10 - 12!  This September 10 - 12, 2015 I will be attending the Blogalicious Conference for the fifth year. This year the conference is happening in our backyard -- in Baltimore! At these conferences I have gained a wealth of social media, communication, entrepreneurship and professional guidance and inspiration. I have truly learned more practical tips about blogging and freelance writing at this conference Read more...

Max Brenner Bethesda: Sweet Treat or Birthday Party

The A Parent in Silver Spring crew met up with our old, dear friends the Dalys for a decadently delicious day out at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in Bethesda. The day was too hot for a playground and the occasion was too special not to celebrate!Our six kids delved into dipping their fruit, marshmallow and cakes into rich milk and dark chocolate fondue, as well as roasting s'mores right at the table. We had a couple allergies amongst the kids and the Max Brenner staff was amazing about knowing Read more...

National Harbor: Summer Family Day Trip

As a National Harbor "Fun"-bassador, this is a sponsored post, the first in a series about the offerings for DC-area families at National Harbor. Have a day, an afternoon or an evening wide-open on your calendar and looking to create some summer memories with your crew? National Harbor has lots of options! Free Fun  My kids always clamor to play on the The Awakening sculpture by the water. Just last weekend all three of the kids made friends, ran around, dug in the sand, and posed for Read more...