Archives for March 2016

Spring Break Blues Buster: Ringling Bros. in DC!

  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREMEThe A Parent in Silver Spring crew stayed in town for spring break, but that does not mean that this week can't be magical -- we are heading to the circus! Circus XTREME, the newest production of The Greatest Show On Earth, is sure to make our week of staycation one to remember.is also our last chance to see the Asian elephants perform before they retire from the tour and move to their permanent home at the Ringling Bros. Center Read more...

We Got Annie (in DC) and You’ve Got to See It!

Apparently I earned my Coolest Mom Ever card by scoring media review tickets for my girls and me to attend the national Broadway tour of Annie.Annie is playing for a very limited run at The National Theatre daily through this Sunday, March 20th and tickets are still available for all six remaining shows!All three of us had never before seen the classic Broadway production of Annie. I was raised on the Aileen Quinn 1982 film (I probably have seen it more than 100 times and I literally Read more...

Montgomery Parks Arbor Day Poster Contest: Win a Celebration at YOUR School!

Montgomery Parks Announces Arbor Day Poster Contest for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students The elementary school-attending "artist in residence" at your kitchen table can be the next designer of the Montgomery Parks Arbor Day poster. For the very first time, Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, is sourcing designs for their annual Arbor Day poster from the third, fourth and fifth grade classrooms across the county. The winning poster, along with Read more...

Best Pre-Vacation Salon Service: Eyelash Tinting (Just $25!) by Skincando at Emerald Door

It's not often this 40 year old woman posts a #nomakeupselfie on the Web ... unless she has had her eyelashes eco-tinted by Sara Damelio of Skincando and Emerald Door Salon in Silver Spring.  So there I am, above, in all my post-vacation, sun-damaged, aging and chapped lip glory. No, this is not one of those middle class mom memes in the #SoBrave vein. It's much more shallow...and hopefully useful. It's to reveal how it looks to have your eyelashes dyed by Sara.If you are in possession Read more...