Archives for December 2015

Winter Weekend Getaway: Kingsmill Resort Williamsburg

With apologies to the "Cheers" theme song, sometimes you don't wanna go where everybody knows your name.Sometimes you just need to get the heck out of Dodge.weekend the A Parent in Silver Spring crew jumped into the car with our swimsuits, jeans, sneakers and groceries and headed to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg. This beautiful and convenient spot for a weekend jaunt is family favorite of ours, and a secret that we are very happy to share.The family packages are perfect planners Read more...

Top Toys for the Holidays: A Parent in Silver Spring on the News

This morning I had the pleasure of joining the hosts of WUSA 9's Great Day Washington with some suggestions for high impact, sure to delight toys for kids ... that can arrive by Christmas!Check out the TV segment, read below for descriptions and links to the recommended toys and also learn about A Parent in Silver Spring's charity partner, DC Diaper Bank. Under the Tree Winner Toys For big squeals and even bigger memories, the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage fits the bill. Read more...

Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains: AMAZING Family Overnight

For years the A Parent in Silver Spring crew have been sharing our opinions of local destinations and weekend suggestions, but never before have we experienced a Great Wolf Lodge getaway.Our verdict?Great Wolf Lodge Pocono Mountains was every bit as awesome as the commercials on TV. And it was not a budget breaker!I was completely surprised and we were all completely into our howling good time at GWL. Here are our favorite aspects of the resort.The. Water. Park.OMG. This Read more...

Skincando Organic Skincare Pop-Up at Emerald Door Spa Silver Spring

 Skincando, the luxury and locally-based (but taking the nation by storm) organic skincare line is hosting its first-ever organic facial pop-up at The Emerald Door Spa in Silver Spring. Now through April 2016, we lucky DC-area dwellers can experience the handcrafted products and cutting edge eco-treatments firsthand at The Emerald Door. An eco-facialist will guide you in exploring the benefits of using high end green beauty products and customize your treatments for your individual skin care Read more...

Holiday Concert for Families in Downtown Silver Spring Dec. 12 : Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Sleigh Ride

Holiday concerts are a (wonderful) dime a dozen this time of year.But musical, seasonal events designed especially for babies, toddlers and preschoolers? Now that is a true Christmas miracle.The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is bringing their Music Box Series to downtown Silver Spring's Civic Building on Saturday, December 12 for two morning little-kid-centric concerts. At both 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., an ensemble of BSO musicians will perform classical holiday songs for children age 0-3 Read more...