GIVEAWAY: Free Mother’s Day Brunch at Taste Gastropub in Olney

Win a free brunch for your family on Mother's Day Sunday May 11, 2014 Every mom loves a day off from the kitchen, and one lucky A Parent in Silver Spring reader family will win a day off from reaching for their wallet when they take their mom to Taste Gastropub in Olney for their tasty, family-friendly Mother's Day Brunch!  Vic & Biani Seested, owners of the Taste Gastropub in Olney, MD, (pictured at left) know the importance of bringing your family together to celebrate Mother's Day. Read more...

Shalom Kosher Market Silver Spring: Healthy, Affordable Foods for Everyone {sponsored}

Shalom Kosher Market in Silver Spring Celebrates 40th Anniversary! Locally-owned market through three generations offers area families low prices on healthy foods.  Feeding my family the healthiest, highest-quality foods is extremely important to me, but so is staying within our means. While certain organic markets in our area are exceedingly pricey, they are not our only option. Personally, I do a good deal of my shopping at Shalom Kosher Market in Silver Spring, located in the Kemp Mill Read more...

Thanksgiving Help from Dream Dinners

Guest contributor Yihung Mohs is the owner of  Silver Spring Dream Dinners and the talented writer of the The Silver Spring Dream Dinners Blog Is Thanksgiving the best holiday to celebrate? Hands down, many shout a resounding “YES!” Why? Because it’s all about family and friendships. It’s about tradition where your favorite people gather around the table and give thanks for simply being together. There is no gift buying, no materialistic mayhem and little in the way to make this Read more...

Kids Eat Free DC and Virginia

  Often in the hustle and bustle of sports, dance and other extracurricular activities, my children and I find ourselves needing a quick dinner when out during the start of the school year. In case your family is experiencing that same food foraging, I have put together a list of some kids' eat free or reduced-price kids' meal deals in the District and Northern Virginia. If, like us, you live in Maryland, knock yourself out with my findings in my earlier post on current kids eat free or Read more...

Custom Cupcakes in DC: Partycake Partycake

Partycake Partycake Offers Custom Cupcakes and Party Planning for Kids I have baked cupcakes for my children's birthday celebrations with family, schoolmates and friends...usually at 1 a.m. in an I Don't Know How She Does It fog of exhaustion and martyrdom. Sometimes the cupcakes tasted good, but I am all thumbs with decorating so they usually sported sticky royal icing in bizarre colors. Other times they had a Betty Crock-box chemical aftertaste, but most of the time my kitchen cupcakes were Read more...

Saturday Real Food for Kids Tasting Event in Takoma Park

Bring your kids to this free event to taste healthy school lunch recipes...developed by kid chefs! Real Food for Kids Montgomery, a "grass-roots, parent advocacy group promoting whole, delicious, fresh and nutrient-rich foods in the Montgomery County Public Schools" is hosting what sounds like a fun and tasty event. On Saturday May 18 at Piney Branch School in Takoma Park (7510 Maple Avenue) from 12-2 p.m. families are invited to taste five finalists' menu creations. Everyone can taste Read more...

Kids Eat Free Deals Maryland (DC Metro) 2013

UPDATED with even more restaurant deals! This list is valid as of April 6, 2013. Please note that these promotions change frequently, and all restaurants' phone numbers are listed for easy calling to verify. DAILY IHOP in College Park 9680 Baltimore Avenue College Park, MD 301-982-7400 This IHOP location offers kids-eat-free every day, for every meal! Just make sure you note the one free meal per one paying adult guideline before you load up the minivan. MONDAY The Daily Dish in Silver Read more...

Family Concert and Gelati in Takoma Park This Weekend: Buy One, Get One Free on Tickets and Treats!

Perfect Saturday family outing plan: Head to Takoma Park for buy one get one free gelati... then take in a family concert with buy one get one free tix! IMT's final Family Concert of the Season at the Takoma Park Community Center Saturday 4/6 at 2pm Andy Offutt Irwin is a storyteller, symphony quality whistler, songwriter, funny man, sound effects maker and excellent performer, who causes major laughter to break out wherever he goes. With a manic Silly Putty voice, astonishing mouth noises, Read more...

Washington DC Area Cake Pop Bakery: BB Sweets

BB Sweets specializes in custom cake pops, cupcakes, and plated desserts, and has just launched a Cake Pop of the Month club!  The founder of BB Sweets is Emily Limarzi, a Silver Spring baker who founded her business on her love of making others happy through delicious desserts (sweet policy!). My family and I had the good luck to try a sampling of her heavenly cake pops and we are in love! If, like me, you have tried to make cake pops on your own with disastrous results, BB Sweets are the Read more...