WOW Summit Review and Moms Meet Opportunities for Us All

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the WOW Summit in DC, an annual conference in which I was able to connect with health and family-focused brands, and receive new social media learning for my professional development. It was a chance to take two days to focus on improving my blog, work and tighten my communication career goals, merged with my passion for raising my kids as healthfully as possible -- a true win-win. The conference was hosted by Moms Meet, an online community where all 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...

Come with me to Blogalicious 2015 #BYOE15

Blogalicious is my favorite blogging conference. Come with me to Baltimore September 10 - 12!  This September 10 - 12, 2015 I will be attending the Blogalicious Conference for the fifth year. This year the conference is happening in our backyard -- in Baltimore! At these conferences I have gained a wealth of social media, communication, entrepreneurship and professional guidance and inspiration. I have truly learned more practical tips about blogging and freelance writing at this conference Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring Redesign, Better Access to Activity Ideas

A Parent in Silver Spring's redesign has improved navigation to help parents find family fun to share with their kids. After nearly six years of writing nearly every day about topics of interest to DC-area families, A Parent in Silver Spring was in need of better organization. And a new outfit is always fun.I also wanted to make sure that A Parent in Silver Spring was something you all would enjoy viewing on your iPads and mobile devices. Additionally, I thought larger, clearer images could Read more...

Jeep Momma: Best New Blog

One of my best friends and best mothers I know, Tammy Forsyth, has launched my favorite new blog, Jeep Momma. You have to read it.Jeep Momma is about a mother who views the trading of her wagon for a Jeep Wrangler Sahara  a metaphor for her forties and the second phase of parenting. She has put away the car seats, pulled out the exercise togs and camping gear and is ready for adventure. Tammy kindly allowed me to interview her about the Jeep Momma spirit.What has been your favorite Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Femworking Conference Pass & Enter to Speak on Blogging Panel!

Femworking Blogger & Small Business Conference on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington.  "This conference is all about inspiring, educating, and connecting bloggers and small business owners to help them discover how to live their dreams." – Kelley Sanabria, President and CEO, Femworking, LLCConference Attendees Receive:Education seminars chock full of insider tips and strategies A signed copy of Jill Smokler’s newest book, “Motherhood Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring on TV: Montgomery County Media

Last week Montgomery County Media's Sonya Burke came over to our house with a camera crew and filmed a Montgomery Channel On Location segment about A Parent in Silver Spring, blogging and my goals for a website that helps local parents.The kids were out of school and on hand to participate in the fun.This interview will also be featured on Montgomery County Media's public access channels Channel 21 and Channel 6. I am completely honored that MCM chose to feature me and my site on their Read more...

GIVEAWAY for a Weekend Getaway: Digital Family Summit in Philadelphia June 29 – July 1 (UPDATED & BIGGER PROMO CODE – 30% off!)

Digital Family Summit is the first-ever conference for tech-savvy kids, tweens and teens and their parents, and my family and I are looking forward to an interesting mini getaway to Philadelphia the weekend of June 29-July1. Please join us!  When we told the kids that we were going to a high tech family weekend, full of workshops for kids and family parties each night, they were so excited. And so am I! You and your kids will learn and connect, be inspired, and get engaged in blogging, entrepreneurship Read more...