Archives for December 2017

Top Tech Gifts That Will Arrive By Christmas

This morning I had a blast on Fox 5 DC talking about tech shopping gifts, how to stay on budget but still wow your gift recipients on Christmas, and my the top tech gift ideas featuring AirSelfie, Swann Smart Security Camera, Weatherman Umbrellas , LUX LED Lighting and their partnership with Unite to Light,  Athena Safety Wearable from Roar for Good and Giggle and Play Masha + Deluxe Bear. Watch the segment here, and read on below for the complete scoop and wear to buy.AirSelfieFor Read more...

My Love Is With You Wherever You Go and A Very Special Christmas Tree: Perfect Christmas Gifts

One of our favorite children's authors has a new book that is holiday present perfection: My Love Is With You Wherever You Go by Debra Buchanan, illustrated by Nataly Vits.The lyrical verse tells the child recipient or listener of the story how much he or she is loved and treasured by his or her family member. It is a beautiful gift from a parent, grandparent, godparent, aunt or uncle to the children in their life who they love beyond measure. There is a gentle spirituality to the book Read more...

Winter Goals: Less Stress, Less Migraines

Since becoming a parent, every new season I have had an overarching goal that colors everything. When I had a newborn or a toddler who enjoyed running towards busy streets, that goal was “keep the baby alive.”Other goals have been more complicated, regarding individual children’s developmental or educational needs. Potty training, tantrum phases, food aversions, classroom behaviors and social-emotional stumbling blocks have all occupied my efforts and worry bank through each season Read more...

Skincando Services, Skin Care and Sale!

Sara Damelio of Skincando has a new out of this world treatment and a once-a-year only sale that I just had to tell you about! I am a massive fan of Sara Damelio, the creator of Skincando, and eco-aesthetician of green beauty treatments at the Emerald Door Spa (located right on the Silver Spring/Chevy Chase/NW DC border). Sara is one of the country’s first eco-facialists and has been practicing and studying natural skincare for over 15 years.Sara's facials have done wonders to Read more...

Cirque Dreams Holidaze in DC at MGM National Harbor 12/6 – 12/9

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at MGM: The most magical holiday show of the season!  Cirque Dreams opens its acclaimed Holidaze show at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on Wednesday, December 6th and runs through Saturday, December 9th. Get tickets before they are gone! For its 10th Anniversary National Tour, the critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza makes it way to the MGM National Harbor's gorgeous theater for this cirque spectacle. We cannot wait to see this show which reviewers say Read more...

See Mount Vernon By Candlelight: Just 3 Nights Left!

December Special Event Your Family Will Remember All Year: Mount Vernon By Candlelight! Remaining tours for 2017: Friday December 8, Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 17. Get tickets. The A Parent in Silver Spring crew loves a visit to Mount Vernon any day of the year (even Christmas Day!) but for a highly special experience, take one of the holiday season candlelight tours! You will you get to see the Washington family estate by night and decorated for Christmas.The experience Read more...

Washington Nationals 2017 Winterfest: Get Tickets!

Don't Miss Washington Nationals 2017 Winterfest Saturday December 16 and Sunday December 17 Every Nats-loving family should make sure to attend Nats Winterfest this month at Washington Convention Center. It is the Nationals' event of the offseason will again feature two days of fun!Open to fans of all ages, guests can enjoy holiday and baseball themed activities and interactive events, meet and greet their favorite Nationals player and coaches, take a photo with Santa, enjoy their favorite Read more...