Archives for November 2015

GIVEAWAY: Ice Skating at Cabin John or Wheaton Montgomery County Parks Rinks

Montgomery County Maryland is home to two county parks-owned indoor ice skating rinks, Cabin John Ice Rink, located in Cabin John Regional Park, and Wheaton Ice Arena, located in Wheaton Regional Park. Both facilities offer a wide range of ice skating and ice hockey classes and camps for all ages and skill levels, as well as special events and skating exhibitions throughout the year. The facilities are open year-round but are especially fun for families during the holiday season and when outdoor Read more...

Gaylord National Harbor ICE! 2015: Santa Claus is Coming to Town (and free fun, too!)

The Christmas on the Potomac celebrations at Gaylord National, with the crown jewel being ICE!, are wonderful Washington holiday traditions to share with your family this holiday weekend and in the days leading up to Christmas.My family and I have attended ICE! and enjoyed the holiday offerings for families at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort every year since it's inception, and this year is especially magical. To experience ICE!, you walk through an ice wonderland village of over two million Read more...

GIVEAWAY, Discount & Review: Weekend in DC with Marriott #StayDC

For many of us, the bachelorette party weekends are less frequent than yesteryear, but our needs for girls' getaways with friends are still strong. Far-off exotic locales beckon and we chat with our pals about "someday" going away without the spouses and kids, but to quote The Smiths, "How soon is now?" I think a fab pre-New Year's Resolution for all of us hardworking moms is to grab our girlfriends and book a weekend or even an overnight in the best city in the world, Washington, DC.This Read more...

Best Party Decor: SimplyGenie Designer Parties in a Box

SimplyGenie: Designer Parties in a Box will make your event burst with personality & awesome  I had the honor of receiving an offer from the artistic mastery of Valerie Biaggi and Andrea Walker of SimplyGenie: Designer Parties in a Box to provide décor kits for an event. What an amazing chance to see a locally-based business shine! SimplyGenie provides Parties in a Box so that we parents can order to make our children's birthdays and celebrations special and spectacular. They provide both Read more...

Cinderella at National Theatre Review

  Last night was the DC opening of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at the National Theatre, and it was also Alice's first "big girl" theatre experience. This breathtaking, funny, gorgeous production was her perfect introduction to a lifelong love for Broadway musicals! We both loved every single glorious minute, every note sung, every joke cracked. Cinderella was classic Rodgers and Hammerstein glamour and charm. Our favorite elements of this fresh Read more...

A Lump of Coal for Christmas, Stuffed Stockings for Kids in Need

Adventure Theatre MTC announces the world premiere holiday comedy, A Lump of Coal for Christmas.  The play tells of the hilarious and heartburning, uh, heartwarming holiday adventure of a Lump of Coal who wants to be an artist. Traditionally the dreaded stocking stuffer for children on the Naughty List, this Lump turns one child’s worst nightmare into a dream come true. This stage adaptation by Norman Allen will delight audiences young and old with its story of unlikely friendships Read more...

Wills and Trusts for DC, MD and VA Families

When our first child was a baby, Chris and I met with an attorney to draft a will. Although this was a new parent task we did not look forward to with the same zeal as others, the result is a living trust that grows with our family and assets, and is something we now do not have to think about. That peace of mind is priceless.Seth Price, the managing partner of Price Benowitz LLP (and a local father of three beautiful kids and a lovely wife whom I have had the pleasure of meeting) contacted Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Septime Weber and The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Septime Weber's The Nutcracker at the Warner Theatre, performed by The Washington Ballet. The Nutcracker is a Christmas classic.Septime Weber and The Washington Ballet's interpretation is a Washington treasure.Put them all together and you have an iconic holiday season experience to share with your loved ones!And I am pleased to offer two tickets to a lucky reader to attend the performance of her choice (subject to availability.)December 3 - 27, 2015, you and yours can experience DC’s Read more...

ICE! at National Harbor Discounted Tickets

I am excited to share with you a special coupon code for A Parent in Silver Spring readers to save on tickets to Gaylord National’s ICE. For our family, heading to Gaylord National Harbor to check out ICE! and all of the Christmas on the Potomac features has become a holiday season tradition. This year's ice sculpture wonderland theme is "Santa Claus is Coming to Town." It is a blast to bundle up in the warm blue coats and walk through a world created entirely by ice. Of course, you have to Read more...