Archives for April 2017

Favorite Weekend Getaway for DC Families: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay

If you are ready for a waterfront getaway, whether this spring or after school is out for summer, the  A Parent in Silver Spring crew recommends the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. It is close -- less than two hours from the DC area! Located in Cambridge, Maryland on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake and on the idyllic Choptank River, this vacation spot is without the stresses or messes of beach traffic but still provides the sun, the swims, the entertainment and Read more...

Let’s #ProtectPE!

This post is in partnership with  Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. All opinions expressed are my own.My three kids eagerly look forward to the days that their middle and elementary school schedules include physical education (P.E.). Both Eve’s fifth grade class and Alice’s kindergarten crew typically have a weekly hour of instruction with their schools’ designated gym teachers, in addition to daily Read more...

Gifted: Great Film for Tweens, Teens and Parents

What makes a good life for our kids?This is the question we parents ask ourselves throughout our days, and countlessly over the years.The new film GIFTED gets right to the heart of the question, exploring the importance of family, education and happiness in a child's development. Tell me if these worries sound familiar..."Should we encourage our child to apply for that magnet school program, or would she be happier going to her home school with her friends?""Is this school Read more...

Kings Dominion 2017: New Deals and Fun for Families

Kings Dominion is OPEN for the 2017 season, and open daily for Spring Break, April 7 - April 16! Kings Dominion is one of the best amusements parks in the nation, and it's just a quick drive for us Washington, DC area families - how lucky are we? The A Parent in Silver Spring family loves to visit Kings Dominion as much as possible, and so when the park opened last week we knew spring had finally sprung. Our day at the park was packed with brand new fun rides and ways for families to bond.Adults Read more...

Best Buddies PROM: Join me for this party with a purpose

Two parties. One purpose. A dynamic twist on the DC gala! On Friday, April 28th, Best Buddies Capital Region will host its fourth annual PROM at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center presented by Trade Center Management Associates in downtown DC. Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh's The Tommy Show is encouraging all of us fabulous DC party people to book our sitters and enjoy this amazing night out with him. My husband Chris and I are going, and the even with our VIP tickets the cost Read more...

Hip Hop Snow White at Arts Barn Gaithersburg

Hip Hop Snow WhitePresented by VF Dance TheaterMay 5, 2017 • 7:30 PM - Purchase Tickets Online May 6, 2017 • 11 AM - Purchase Tickets Online May 6, 2017 • 2 PM - Purchase Tickets Online $22 / 12 Youth 10 and under The company that created  last year’s Arts Barn sell-out hit “Cirque du Dance” returns with a high-energy modern-day version of the Brothers Grimm story, including “Snow” and her 7 popping “Crew” battling an evil queen and finding Prince “Cool.”  Read more...