Archives for September 2017

Silver Spring Cares and Casseroles for a Cause October 7

A Guest Post by Heather FoleyHeather Foley is a Silver Spring mom to three rambunctious kids, Executive Director of Silver Spring Cares, an assistant teacher at Silver Spring Day School and ShepherdsTable board member. When she's not out and about, she can be found at home tending to her garden and chickens. School has started (finally!) and everyone is getting into their groove. Now is a great time to start thinking about how you and your family can give back to the community. I Read more...

Circle Round Podcast for Families

Podcasts have completely changed driving for me personally, and my family as a whole. I no longer dread my morning commute, or find myself facing whiny kids before long car rides. Now we all get excited to use our drive time to enjoy favorite podcasts and discover new ones.We are enraptured with a new podcast for kids, Circle Round. It is a storytelling podcast featuring folktales from around the world, all with an unifying theme of inclusivity. Jason Alexander (forever known as George in Read more...

Best DC Area Flooring Company: 50 Floor (+ $100 Giveaway!)

50 Floor  is the best, easiest and fastest way to purchase and install new flooring in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. In my experience with many flooring updates over the course of three local homes, no company makes the new flooring process as convenient, no installers do as fantastic a job and no one out there can get the job done as quickly as 50 Floor.And no other flooring company but 50 Floor is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to a lucky A Parent in Silver Spring reader -- read Read more...

Back To School: Getting Organized by Rachel and Company

My organization guru and favorite read when I want to believe that home life order is actually possible? It's Rachel Rosenthal, owner of Rachel and Company! Check out her accessible and school-year-changing tips for getting organized during the back to school season and contact Rachel and Company if you need professional organizing services. For most of us our kids are back to school and we are knee deep in getting the kids out the door on time, getting paperwork signed and returned, Read more...

The Migraine Sisterhood and Telling Your Story

I suffer from headaches and occasional migraines, as do many of my female friends in their thirties, forties and fifties. Some of my girlfriends fight the battle against chronic migraines, which affect their lives greatly. When we get together as a group, our planning often takes into account not only our family and work schedules, but our avoidance of migraine triggers.Gone are our former Bridget Jones-esque nights of drinking too much wine and devouring wheels of fancy aged cheeses. Read more...