Archives for September 2016

Minecraft Adventure at iPic Pike & Rose Saturday: Big Screen Gaming!

Tomorrow, Saturday October 1, your Minecraft-loving kids can experience Minecraft in the most exciting way possible: on the big screen of a movie theater. Minecraft Adventure reinforces STEM educational concepts, encourages creativity, and promotes teambuilding and sociability. Parents can attend for free, and every participant receives a free Super League t-shirt! And just for readers of A Parent in Silver Spring, there is a code for 25 percent off the $20 ticket price.This experience is Read more...

Yuna at 9:30 Club Tuesday September 27: Amazing Artist

Tomorrow night September 27, Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna will be playing the 9:30 Club. Get tickets!Rolling Stone has hailed Yuna's latest, Chapters, one of the Best R&B albums of 2016. With collaborators like Usher, Pharrell and DJ Premier, her music is packed with retro-futuristic urban grooves.Yuna once described her music as "a cross between Mary Poppins and Coldplay," a quote that she now says, "I can’t believe people still hold onto that! It was a quote that I had on, Read more...

Family Photography Sessions with Marian Lozano

If you are pondering taking a professional family photo, you must contact Marian Lozano of Marian Lozano Photography. I have no idea how I became so lucky as to work with Marian eons ago and now be able to count the Washington, DC area’s best family, newborn, expectant mother and children’s photographer as our dear friend and family photographer. Now lest you think me totally biased, Marian Lozano is at the top of every awards list in this town for family photographers.Marian has Read more...

Magic Wands and Woodturners at RennFest: Sleeping Beauties

Hear ye, hear ye: The Maryland Renaissance Festival is here for five more weekends!  This day out with the family is the perfect place to enjoy the excitement of Renaissance England with King Henry and his court, jousting, turkey legs, mead, puppet shows, flower crowns, the amazing playground, performances and more Middle Ages fun.My friends and the most Renaissance-rad couple I know, Mike & Sue Ann Colella, are operating a booth selling fine-turned wood items, including magic wands Read more...

Girls’ Getaway to Hershey, PA: Wine and Food Festival, Hotel Hershey and More

My friend Beth and I had an awesome, much-needed women friend getaway last weekend to Hershey, Pennsylvania which I am convinced truly is the sweetest place on earth. In the past I have enjoyed Hershey with my children, riding rollercoasters and splashing down waterslides. This time it was all about two hard-working moms relaxing for two days, sans kids.Before we checked in to our hotel on Friday we did a little antiquing at the Crossroads Antique Mall (I almost bought a perfect little Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring the Blogger Spotlight on The Motherhood

I am thrilled to be featured as the Blogger Spotlight on The Motherhood, the blogger network and social media services firm helping brands reach savvy parents.I had blast sharing my views on Facebook live, holiday 2016 trends, SnapChat, resource blogging and more. If you are interested in blogging yourself, check out the big, beautiful infographic The Motherhood made from our interview, and be sure to join The Motherhood network to work on amazing parent influencer campaigns.Read the Read more...

GIVEAWAY: WOW Summit ’16 Blog + Mom Conference Pass at Gaylord National Harbor

Designed to inspire, connect, and empower moms to live and raise a happy, healthy family. OCTOBER 7-8 at Gaylor National Harbor  #WOWsummitI am so excited to attend my first #WOWsummit in October here in DC...and I hope you will join me! I have an exclusive discount code for everyone, and am also giving away one General Admission Saturday Pass!   Conferences with fellow mothers and women focused on improving the health of their families and learning more about being savvy in business Read more...

MomBoss Moms’ Night Out September 29

It's a MomBoss Mom’s Night Out with Author and MomTrends' Nicole Feliciano, TeachMama Amy Mascott, Kirsten Quigley of 3greenmoms, Ellen Allen of Ellen Allen Annapolis, and me, Jessica McFadden of A Parent in Spring. Join me for a fabulous night of learning how we can grow our businesses and build careers on our terms!September 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm Gordon Center for the Performing ArtsCo-presented with The Ivy BookshopIn advance - $20 At the door - $25Ticket price includes Read more...

Cool Back to School Gear

I always have a great time visiting Great Day Washington with Markette Sheppard, Chris Leary, Meaghan Mooney and Darrell Green. This morning they had me on because they know that back to school shopping is a big deal for kids … and for us parents seeking to make life easier in the school year ahead. Here are some of the newest or most innovative items to hit the back to school shelves for 2016.Check out the clip and get more information on the recommended products, and also check out Read more...