GIVEAWAY and Scary Mommy Book Readings!

Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood: The Good, The Bad, and the Scary  is the best book you will read this year. And us DC-area parents can see author and insanely popular Scary Mommy blogger Jill Smokler read her best-selling book in person this week!April 16th at 7:00 PM • BARNES & NOBLE • 4801 Bethesda Avenue • Bethesda, MDApril 18th at 7:30 PM Scary Mommy Night Out!• JCC OF WASHINGTON • 6125 Montrose Road • Rockville, MD • Read more...

Children’s Book Event on Sunday at the Jewish Literary Festival – Discounted Tickets Include a Book!

The Hyman S. and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival is featuring the Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award-winning author Vicki Weber on Sunday October 30 at 10am at the Jewish Community Center in Washington, DC at 1529 16th Street NW. Admission has been discounted  to just $8 and includes a copy of the book! The event is geared towards children ages 3-7 and their parents.Vicki Weber It's Too Crowded in Here! Sunday, October 30 | 10:00 am | $10/$8 Discounted per family, includes Read more...

Pinkalicious Event on October 15 at Room and Board – Free Fun!

National Book Festival This Weekend With PBS Kids – Saturday and Sunday

The PBS Kids pavilion at the National Book Festival will be located on the National Mall near 10th Street and the Smithsonian Castle.The National Book Festival is completely free and open to everyone. Learn more! Read more...

Alexandria Story Festival This Saturday September 17

The 2nd Annual Alexandria Story Festival 10am-1pm on Saturday, September 17, 2011.Jefferson Houston Elementary School & Field 1501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, VA 22314the Alexandria Story Festival is FREE.Ideal for children ages 4-10 and their families. (children must be accompanied by an adult)RAIN OR SHINE 8 authors reading on two stages.  Games, Crafts, Activities & Music.Read more...

500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl – REVIEW

500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl  is a memoir by a woman who is one of our own.She is a local (her beef-cattle farm is near Middleburg in Fauquier County).She is a mother of two boisterous boys who, she writes, eat almost as much as the thousand pound-plus cows.She is a woman who often stops in the middle of her day, looks around the new life she has built, and wonders where are the trappings of her pre-farm, snazzy New York/New Jersey existence. Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Books in Honor of National Reading Month, Reading is Fundamental and Pine-Sol Study

Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States, has been given $40,000 by Pine-Sol to help provide free books and literacy resources to families who need them most.UPDATE: The winner of the book pack is Tricia!And since March is National Reading Month, Pine-Sol is hosting a Facebook campaign to drive awareness for RIF. Why is this big cleaning company getting behind literacy? Because according to a recent study, 84% of children who have good Read more...

GIVEAWAY and Author Interview: The Christian Mama’s Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson

The Christian Mama's Guide to Having a Baby by Erin MacPherson is the BEST pregnancy book I have read in a long time. And Erin is giving away FIVE copies to A Parent in Silver Spring readers! It is written by my in-real-life friend and mentor (we worked together as writers at Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect) and Erin's voice in the book is every bit as real, helpful and hilarious as Erin herself.  She also has a funny, down-to-earth blog, Christian Mama's Guide: Advice for Life—Girlfriend to Girlfriend, Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Madeline at the White House Book & Prize Pack

UPDATE: Jen B. was drawn via Random.org (her Facebook status update was the winning entry!).There's a new installment to the beloved Madeline series, and this time she's visiting the White House!My daughter Eve and I are LOVING Madeline at the White House, which combines her favorite little girls from the "old house in Paris that was covered with vines" with American history and social studies facts about our country...and her hometown of  Washington, D.C.!The story also is based Read more...