Maryland Emancipation Day Weekend with Montgomery Parks

Election anxiety got you down? Looking for educational activities with the family that teach of a time when our country righted its wrongs? The line-up of family events hosted by Montgomery Parks this weekend, November 4-6, fits the bill.These historic learning opportunities celebrate Maryland Emancipation Day at historic sites throughout the county. On November 1, 1864, a Maryland state constitution freed all those held in bondage within its boundaries, abolishing slavery on the state level. Read more...

Join me for a Kids’ Brunch at Jake’s: Magician, Mimosas and More!

My family and I love brunch at Jake’s American Grille, and we are so excited to invite you to join us for a fabulous Fall Kid’s Brunch on Saturday, September 10th.  Weekends just got easier for parents looking for a kid-friendly brunch, as the Chevy Chase, DC neighborhood restaurant Jake's American Grille relaunches its family brunch filled with fun and good times in the DMV. Jake’s American Grille is reintroducing its family-friendly Kids Brunch with an all ages bash that both parents Read more...

Mother Daughter PJ Party on Saturday: Pajama Glam DC

I know many of us have been spending a good deal of time in our PJs, what with all of the crazy snowed-in days. So why not wear them out of the house with your daughters on Saturday night for a great cause? Tigerlily Foundation Pajama Glam Party Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Embassy Suites DC Convention Center 900 10th Street, NW Washington, DC The Tigerlily Foundation presents its annual Pajama Glam Party, a sparkling, all-ages fun event that invites women and girls Read more...

{sponsored} Baby Shower Expo for DC Mamas: Professional Belly Shot, Massage + More!

Held at the gorgeous Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria, T.H.E. Baby Shower is a deluxe evening that is all about pampering your bod, your babies and loading up your arms with prizes and swag.And exclusively for A Parent in Silver Spring readers -- half price general admission tickets! Just enter promo code APSS13 at checkout and you will get half-off the $25 price! Get tickets. On Tuesday October 22 at 6pm/6:30pm you will be wowed by all the great treats in store Read more...

Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Family Fun Picks

Rockville Hometown Holidays Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 2-10pm: Kids' activities, Taste of Rockville Yummies and over 30 bands just doing their thing, dog. (So sorry, my husband made me watch American Idol with him again this season. Who still watches that?) Look for the Purple Zone for the family activities. Saturday has the Bach 2 Rock kids on stage from 2-3:30pm, Milkshake from 4:30-5:30pm, and Adventure Theatre-MTC is performing from 6-6:45pm. 20 restaurants sell their goodies for just Read more...

Weekend Picks and Family Events at Partners in Preservation Sites

A Parent in Silver Spring is an official blog ambassador for Partners in Preservation, a community-based initiative by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. I have been compensated to assist in raising awareness of the importance of preserving Washington, DC’s historic sites. As we vote to preserve our favorite local historic sites in the Partners in Preservation competition, I thought I would highlight the landmarks in the running which make for great Read more...

Martha Speaks This Saturday at Black Rock Center for the Arts

Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown’s special Saturday performances for families are among the BEST children’s theatre in the Washington, DC area. This Saturday March 23 there is a special musical for families: Martha Speaks! Choose either the 1pm or 3pm show time. Tickets are a mere $14.Enjoy the first day of Spring Break with this doggone funny new musical based on the hit books and PBS Kids series. Martha was an ordinary dog until the day she ate a bowl full of alphabet Read more...

Start Spring Break with Ringling Bros. Circus This Weekend

We always, always see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus when it comes to the DC area, but the show that is in town at the Verizon Center March 20 – 24 and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April 10 – 21 is THE BEST yet!Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus DRAGONS is incredible. The acts are amazing, and the rings and seating for DRAGONS are constructed in such a way that every seat in the house is a good one. The kids (and us adults) felt we had our best views Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Tea with Mrs. B Family Holiday Etiquette Party November 11!

We DC-area families have the unique and awesome opportunity to bring our children to a gorgeous party to kick-off the holidays AND give our kids important etiquette training for the rest of the season. Tea with Mrs. B Holiday Etiquette and Tea Party for the Entire FamilySunday, Nov. 11 1 – 3 p.m.In the iconic ballroom of The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel at the intersection of beautiful Dupont Circle and Georgetown in NW DC At the event you and your children will be both treated Read more...