Washington DC Travel Using GoGoBot

I just learned about Gogobot.com, a new travel review website, and I am finding the site very easy to navigate with a toddler on my lap. I like the layout and real person reviews of hotels, museums and restaurants in other cities, as well as my own nearby Washington, DC. The SITS Girls and GoGoBot invited me to write about Washington, DC places I recommend for family travel, which is like asking a circa 1999 single me to go to second base with Clive Owen. TWIST MY ARM. Washington DC Read more...

ZPizza: Best Healthy Take-Out in Town

I'm constantly struggling to balance feeding my children truly healthy food, living a fast-paced life that requires feeding them on the run between our many lessons/meetings/obligations, and also providing my kids with the fun experience of eating out at a casual, kid-friendly place. ZPizza in Downtown Silver Spring fits the bill on all counts. First and foremost, ZPizza menu items are freshly-made with truly healthy ingredients. The chicken is 100% all natural chicken -- no antibiotics, Read more...

Washington DC Family-Friendly Hotel: Hotel Monaco Alexandria

The best hotel for a family visiting Washington, DC and Northern Virginia? A hotel that is focused on making both parents and children feel welcome and entertained, such as Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria. Kid-Friendly Hotel Monaco Alexandria Our family loves staying at hotels. Even before becoming a blogging family we have been hotel reviewers, comparing and contrasting pools and pillows and continental breakfasts and window views at the places we have stayed. However, 99 percent of our Read more...

Quench in Rockville Sunday Brunch Half-Off for Kids

Quench makes homemade donuts = brunch nirvana This Sunday September 23 my new favorite restaurant, Quench, opens its special kid-friendly brunch. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. kids eat for 50% off with a paying adult. There will be $5 mimosas for adults and innovative drinks for kids such as Carnival Lemonade, which is not your plain old CountryTime powder. This stuff is fresh lemonade in flavors like cotton candy and bubble gum. But the real focus is the incredible food that both Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Locally Grown Produce – 2 Bushels Full! – Delivered to YOU

Looking for home delivery of locally-grown produce in the DC area? Then Plum District DC has the deal for you: $45 for 2 Single Bushels of Locally Grown Produce Including Home Delivery - a $90 Value (available only until 7/16/12) All readers of A Parent in Silver Spring can obtain this incredible deal, and one lucky winner will get it FOR FREE! This great deal garners you 50 percent off the home delivery of fresh, locally-grown produce for your family, delivered right to your house. It's like Read more...

Silver Diner Kids Night Parties and Freebies in the DC Area

I don't know what it is about summer, but my husband I take the kids out to ear more often when the weather is warm. And if we can find a restaurant that is kid-friendly and offers reasonable children's meals, entertainment and even freebies, we are SOLD. The Silver Diner Kids Club fits the bill. Tuesday nights this local chain of restaurants is throwing elaborate parties for the kiddsos, and children 12 and under can join Silver Diner Kids Club at any Silver Diner location. Kids Club members Read more...

DC Family-Friendly Foodie Event: Taste the World in Silver Spring

This is a Guest Post by Silver Spring Town Center Taste the World in Downtown Silver Spring's Fenton Village Sunday, May 6, 1-5pm Nearly two dozen restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the second annual Taste the World in Fenton Village on Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fenton Village is located just south of downtown Silver Spring between Wayne, Georgia and Burlington avenues and Fenton Street. Pictured above: The band Eastern Standard Time Read more...

Healthy Living (and Eating) in 2012

This guest post is courtesy Yihung Mohs, the owner of  Silver Spring Dream Dinners and the talented writer of the The Silver Spring Dream Dinners Blog. It should come as no surprise that the most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight and eat healthier meals. Is this your resolution? If so, be encouraged that you are not alone. Many people, just like you, are starting today! However, for busy parents who are constantly on the go, creating healthy eating habits while maintaining a busy Read more...

Easy Pork Roast (Asian Fusion Lazy Girl Style) and GIVEAWAY – TWO Winners of Costco Gift Cards!

Since having another baby, I am feeling re-domesticated and find myself really reveling in cooking and recipes for my family. It must be the hormones! So here is my very first recipe/food blogging attempt...with photos. (You professional-grade cooks out there are very free to mock me.) I believe this recipe for pork roast is a winner even if you would rather do most anything besides cook because it is so freaking easy. This is my family's favorite pork recipe, and it is probably the easiest Read more...