A Parent in America: New Blog, Laptop Giveaway

Jessica McFadden, writer of popular local blog A Parent in Silver Spring, starts new website for parents everywhere, A Parent in America. It was time. A Parent in Silver Spring has been all over the place. So now I have redesigned the website (do you like the DC-centric look?) and organized content into two locations to make it easier for you, the reader, to quickly access the information you need. A Parent in Silver Spring will remain and function first and foremost as a website for parents Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Parent Blogger Brunch on Friday: Learn About Blogging & Connect With Local Organizations!

Have YOU ever wanted to start a blog? (I highly recommend it, by the way!) Or do you have local business or cause that you would like to share with a wide audience of parents through blogs, Facebook and Twitter?  Are you intrigued by the new industry (yup, it's an industry) of parent/"mommy" blogging? Well, what are you guy doing on Friday, December 9, 2011 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm? Please come to the Parent Blogger Brunch, hosted by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County Read more...

One-Thousandth Post: Three and a Half Years of A Parent in Silver Spring

This is my blog's one-thousandth post. Even after three and a half years of blogging here at A Parent in Silver Spring, it is hard to believe I have hit the "Publish" button 1,000 times. Thank you so much for reading. Thank you for staying with me as I have struggled with the juggle of family life and blogging, the balance of paid work versus offering a free public service, and the website's transition from homespun exhibitionist pastime to bona fide professional blog. Thank you for bearing with Read more...

Blogger Brunch Hosted by Arts & Humanities Council on Friday March 18

This Friday March 18th I am honored to serve on a panel of bloggers as part of the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County's PR and Marekting Bootcamp series. If you're looking to learn about blogging and social media for your professional or personal life, this Blogger Brunch should be a great mind meld of great online writers and social media leaders based in the Washington area. Moderator Carrie Fox, President and Founder of C. Fox Communications, will lead the panel that will include Read more...