Cheerios and Walmart: Buy One. Give One.

With grandparents living in three different states and cousins located all across the country, our family is always looking for new and easy ways to show others we love them. That's why we are loving the Walmart and Cheerios Buy One, Give One way to share the love. All you have to do is buy a specially-marked box of Cheerios at Walmart, find the reward code inside the box, and enter it online. Then you will be able to personalize an awesome e-card to send to a loved one, and they will receive Read more...

Perfect Quick Treat for Kids to Make Themselves: Perfect Size for 1

Friday was kindergarten orientation at our elementary school. For incoming kindergarten families, this means a lovely day for soon-to-be kindergarten kids and their folks to come meet the teachers, play games, make friends and get comfy with the school while it is in session. For outgoing kindergartner families, this means no school and a mad dash for child care, telecommuting and keeping the children occupied.So Friday I worked from home while Alice and her buddy Laina played inside, Read more...

Free Babysitting From Chime and Neighborhood Restaurant Group

If you are having one of the best meals of your citizenship in the DMV, it is likely that you are dining at a Neighborhood Restaurant Group location.And if you were able to score a sitter at the last minute or when your personal network was bone dry, then you probably found a wonderful woman to watch your kids via Chime by Sittercity.These two entities beloved by me and so many DC area parents have come together for the remainder of summer to bring you an amazing deal:$60 in babysitting Read more...

Munchery Meal Delivery Service, Exclusive Discount

Munchery has landed in DC, giving DMV families fresh, healthy meal delivery! Now you can dinner delivered that is not pizza or Chinese! My family and I had the chance to try Munchery. This popular NYC and California meal delivery service  is now available in the District, Bethesda, Arlington and more local zip codes.Munchery chefs create fresh, delicious dishes of all sorts -- including meat, poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes -- and then deliver them to your door, ready to warm and Read more...

DC Date Night: Washington National Harbor

Is there a Saturday night on your calendar that does not include reffing a soccer game, driving carpool to a bounce house birthday party or the screeching of a sleepover in your family room? Then quick! Book a sitter and jump in the car to National Harbor before someone asks you to help set up for book fair!Chris and I made it to National Harbor this past Saturday night and had a deliciously decadent date night. We usually go to National Harbor with the kids, so it was a treat to trek around Read more...

Max Brenner Bethesda: Sweet Treat or Birthday Party

The A Parent in Silver Spring crew met up with our old, dear friends the Dalys for a decadently delicious day out at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar in Bethesda. The day was too hot for a playground and the occasion was too special not to celebrate!Our six kids delved into dipping their fruit, marshmallow and cakes into rich milk and dark chocolate fondue, as well as roasting s'mores right at the table. We had a couple allergies amongst the kids and the Max Brenner staff was amazing about knowing Read more...

Harris Teeter Online Ordering for an Easier Summer

Organic milk, fresh brown eggs, cheese, butter, almond milk, coffee, fruit, organic tortilla chips and other healthy crunchy snacks. In my house of three hungry kids, these grocery staples constantly need to be replenished. Lately I have been choosing Harris Teeter as my regular grocery store due to its More Lower Prices campaign. The fresh and organic items that I buy the most are always on sale.I like saving money. But I often feel like the constant trips to the grocery store are my Sisyphean Read more...

The Daily Dish in Silver Spring: Delish, with and without the kids

"The Daily Dish is a play of words that reflects the passion of its two owners, Jerry Hollinger and Zena Polin, who believe in serving comfort food with a twist — food that is seasonally inspired, locally sourced and farm fresh." I have been a regular visitor to The Daily Dish restaurant in Silver Spring since it opened. It is one of my favorite places to bring friends or share a meal with my husband. For me, living in east Montgomery County, The Daily Dish is the perfect place to meet up with Read more...

Live Music Night Out + Dads Eat Free Father’s Day at Taste Gastropub

Taste Gastropub in Olney has two extremely cool events next week that I am attending and I hope you do too!First off is an exclusive one-year anniversary celebration of Taste on Thursday evening June 12 from 8-9pm. Great music, drinks and food will celebrate Taste's work in the past year of providing a super community gastropub as well as a socially conscious dining experience.Owners Vic and Biana Seested put all proceeds from Taste back into non-profit community support and outreach, Read more...