UniverSoul Circus DC Discount Tickets

My crew and I had a blast at UniverSoul Circus this week! This Atlanta-based but internationally renowned big top show is performing at National Harbor through July 31st, and if you and your family would like to see it before it leaves I am proud to offer this exclusive ticket discount for you!Get 25% off the following shows with the special code HARBOR With this discount, tickets start at just $10 for weekday shows and just $17.50 for weekday evening shows! Wednesday July 20 10:30am Wednesday Read more...

Make a Gingerbread House at Make Meaning Bethesda Row (less than $10!)

I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.Many places in the DC area offer gingerbread house making experiences for kids.Usually the prices drive us to Michael's for one of those sad looking kits or compel us to make crime scene messes in our kitchens with graham crackers and canned frosting.However, one local business, Make Meaning Bethesda Row, is cutting through the crazy with the coolest holiday deal ever: Make Meaning Read more...

$25 off new UberFAMILY: Uber DC car rides with car seats

Do you use Uber around DC or when you travel for work? I do. After decades of hailing cabs and waiting on hold with dispatchers, I think this on-demand car/driver service is completely the bee's knees.And now you can use Uber with your kids...without lugging a car seat! You can now grab a ride when you are downtown and car seat less without that horrible guilty feeling that they should be firmly five-point buckled.Starting today, Uber is making life easier for parents in the DC metro Read more...

RUUM American Kids Wear + In-Store Discount

Last Sunday's A Parent in Silver Spring party at RUUM American Kids Wear in Columbia, Maryland was a total blast. Thanks to everyone who came, brought their children, shopped and partied with us.  The total hit of the party? Personal caricatures drawn by RUUM store manager and professional cartoonist Joe Jaro. Joe went above and beyond to create a special piece of art for every child in attendance!My daughter Eve is wearing a RUUM dress as she proudly displays her ballet dancing Read more...

C. Wonder Mother’s Day Discount at Tysons and Pentagon City

It's no "wonder" that C. Wonder is a top destination for Mother's Day gifts, with their crazy-cool Mother's Day gift guide packed with stylish and affordable women's gifts. Right now full-price items are marked down 30-40 percent. And if you print out this blog post and bring it to our local Tyson's and Pentagon City C. Wonder Stores, you can receive a scratch-off card for an additional discount for up to 30 percent off! It is so tough for me to choose -- this store is just so enticing with its Read more...

My Pepco Quick Home Energy Check-Up by greeNEWit

 Disclosure: This post is sponsored by greeNEWit. All opinions and experiences are my own.Did you know that each month on our Maryland utility bills, we pay into a service that most of us never utilize? And that once we do use it, we receive loads of home upgrade products as well as save hundreds annually on our energy bills? I had no clue! I received 17 home improvement products I would normally have paid more than $200 for at Home Depot, and I will now save $259 on my annual Pepco bill! You 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...

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...

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.MONDAYThe Daily Dish in Silver Read more...