A Parent in Silver Spring Redesign, Better Access to Activity Ideas

A Parent in Silver Spring's redesign has improved navigation to help parents find family fun to share with their kids. After nearly six years of writing nearly every day about topics of interest to DC-area families, A Parent in Silver Spring was in need of better organization. And a new outfit is always fun. I also wanted to make sure that A Parent in Silver Spring was something you all would enjoy viewing on your iPads and mobile devices. Additionally, I thought larger, clearer images could Read more...

Admin Stuff

Before APISS, freelance work and service to two pint-sized bosses, I spent a good amount of time at desk jobs. Although the skills needed for the administrative assistanty stuff and the marketing geek and ghostwriter gigs differed, the goals were always the same:Please the peeps. Give 'em what they want.Now you guys are my bosses. You deserve a website that pleases you and efficiently gives you the information you need. To that end, I've made some changes around here:Improved search: Type something Read more...

Local bloggers featured in the Express, including A Parent in Silver Spring

Thanks to Katie Aberbach, World News Editor, and photographer Lawrence Luk of the Washington Post Express for profiling A Parent in Silver Spring in the article on local bloggers, "Blogs in the 'Hood."Awesome local blogs featured in the article include:In ShawPrince of PetworthNear Southeast DC RedevelopmentDC BlogsPenn Quarter LivingDC Metrocentric14 & YouAnd Now, AnacostiaFrozen TropicsOde Street TribuneOn the Red LineDC Daily VoicesThanks everyone for reading and supporting this bloggy adventure! Read more...

Quick note on ethics

First of all, thank you for reading my writings here at A Parent in Silver Spring, using the calendar to help plan your family outings and for all of the positive, supportive feedback I have received these last two months!On to ethics: I wanted to let you know that I am never paid for the content of my articles or the placement of events on the calendar. All opinions I express are genuine and not influenced by personal gain. For instance, I paid full price for my carpet cleaning, my children's Read more...