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...

Go See Rocknoceros at the Fillmore Silver Spring Tomorrow! Tickets Just $5!!

Rocknoceros at The Fillmore Silver Spring Saturday February 23 at 11 am.

Just $5 to see the best local kids’ band at the best local venue!! OMG, you have to go! Get tickets. 

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Cattiwampus Coupon Code Exclusive for A Parent in Silver Spring Readers

You CAN support small, local businesses AND shop online! Cattiwampus is my favorite, fabulous online children’s store. This Washington, DC-based, women-owned e-shop offers beautiful toys, clothes, books and games for kids that you will not find anywhere else. All the offerings are imaginative and many are eco-friendly. Right now there are over 200 items priced under $20 that make for perfect presents! My personal favorites: Indie Rock Button Factory $14.21 for School-of-Rock-attending Read more...

Discounted Family Photography Sessions by Denise George: Spots Still Available

There are still a few time slots available for you to reserve a time with renowned on location photographer Denise George. Check out her amazing portfolio of family, children and baby photographs at IPhotographFaces.com. Denise is my dear family friend, based in my home state of California, who while visiting me has generously offered to take photos of my friends and their families for a discounted price.  She is offering her services for professional family/children’s sessions the weekend Read more...

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular REVIEW

How to Train Your Dragon Live at DC's Verizon Center July 19-22 Use Exclusive Discount Code MOM in the "Mommy Blog" promo blox for 25% off weekday performances (including Friday nights) for all seats except premium seats and VIP ticket experiences. My two older children (Charlie, 8, and Eve, 6) and I were offered generous review tickets to see HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR at last night's opening night show. It was the most sophisticated special effects-laden live show any of us Read more...

3 Free Summer Outings for Families

In addition to the segment on A Parent in Silver Spring featured on Montgomery County Media last week,  MCM's Sonya Burke also produced a short video in which she asked for my top three places to take kids during the summer. I went with three outing options that every local family -- no matter your neighborhood or 'burb -- has nearby and which are always absolutely free. Hitting a playground, the local library or nature center may seem like a total no-brainer, but for summer-frazzled brain-addled Read more...

Plum District DC Deal: $650 In-Office Teeth Whitening for Just $99!

I have tried everything. I have purchased the whitening strips, special toothpaste, even whitening pens in which you draw onto your teeth with bleach. My mouthwash, dental floss and the chewing gum in my purse all sport claims of whitening abilities. I have even ponied up for the special molded whitening trays from a dentist in which you squirt whitening solution. And still, my smile betrays that I am a late-thirties mom who loves coffee and Diet Coke during the day, and red wine at night. The Read more...

Fire Station 1 Restaurant in Silver Spring Plum District Deal: $40 Worth of Food and Drink for Just $20

Wow Deal of the Day: $20 for $40 food and drink at Fire Station 1 from Plum District Fire Station 1 Restaurant and Brewing Co. is one of family's and my favorite restaurants. It strikes the perfect balance of cool brewery restaurant for adults, and fireman rescue hero dream for the kids. Mom and Dad get low-priced, quality beer on tap like Hook & Ladder, some of the best crab cakes and french fries in the DC area (from the Examiner's restaurant review, "Is there a such thing as a perfect Read more...