Archives for May 2016

Pajama Glam for Moms and Daughters June 18

Fabulous and fun way to bond with and educate your daughter...and benefit this important breast cancer foundation. If you have daughter in elementary through high school, sign up to attend the 4th Annual Pajama Glam with them on Saturday, June 18th. At this event women and girls dress in their favorite pajamas and celebrate their fabulosity, while learning about health, wellness and prevention.  Activities including a fashion show, yoga, zumba, dancing, pamper stations, glam stations, delicious Read more...

Luxury Family Hotel Near DC: The Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City

If you are visiting the DC area with your kids, consider the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City for your home away from home. And if you already live in the DMV, I suggest you leave the dishes and the laundry behind and head to this local hotel for an awesome staycation with your family.The A Parent in Silver Spring crew spent the night before Mother's Day at this blissful, beautiful hotel and both the adults and kids had a marvelous time. We headed over the river to Virginia and enjoyed being 10 Read more...

DC-Area Kids Need Sunscreen #ChooseSkinHealth

What do DC United soccer players and our kids have in common? Major League Soccer (MLS) and Neutrogena have teamed up to make sure that DMV families are choosing skin safety this summer!When you attend a DC United game in May you will notice Skin Cancer Awareness Month is an important theme. The color of bright orange will be featured prominently to signify the campaign, from banners to the players' sweatbands. Official match balls will bear the decal, and the MLS ball kids are wearing special Read more...

Alexandria Tot Rock Fest on Saturday

Alexandria Tot Rock Fest 2016 on Saturday May 14, 2016 9am-1pmOn the fields of the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301Free admission!The Tot Rock Fest is a festival for infant to 7 year olds but kids of all ages are welcome.Festival attendees are encouraged to bring a “new” or “used” musical instrument to the festival for Now I Play Along Too. All of the proceeds will be used to buy instruments and go directly to “Now I Play Read more...

GIVEAWAY and Friday Night Awesome Alert: Runway Moms for a Cause

4th Annual Runway Moms for a Cause, the best and most awesomely fun fashion gala in DC is this Friday! This fashion fundraising event features 24 philanthropic Power Moms to promote the year's cause and grace the runway, adorned in one of- a- kind pieces by L~Shandi Designs designer and Runway Moms for a Cause (RMFC) event founder Lara Akinsanya.Labeled a fashion statement for Global Goodwill, RMFC is a runway show for philanthropists to take a stance on issues that affect women and children Read more...

Best Apps for Making Parents’ Lives Easier (and Chime Sittercity Discount!)

This morning I had the pleasure of joining the team of Great Day Washington to talk about those apps that can make a parents' life a little easier. Show host Markette Sheppard is a fellow mom and she had her own app to add to my list.Watch the Apps for Making Parent Life Easier segment and then read on for links to the apps and more essential information, as well as a how to get $50 off your Chime sitter!Cozi Family OrganizerWe use the free version of the Cozi app to keep our Read more...