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...

Feedback & forwarding to friends is appreciated, desired, the goal!

Thanks so much to everyone that has written in with their comments and suggestions for A Parent in Silver Spring. This is exactly what I hoped for: a community of sharing and information for parents. Parents have written in and asked if it was OK if they forwarded the URL to their friends, playgroup, list serv and my answer is a resounding YES PLEASE. The more people we have reading and providing feedback, the better this site can become. As readership increases, I will be able to devote more Read more...

The sincerest form of flattery?

Apparently, there is another blog written by parents in Silver Spring sponsored by the Takoma/Silver Spring Voice online. This blog is called ApParently.The Silver Bee in her great wisdom and kindness gently let me know this.And I thought I was so original! I feel like that 17 year old who found out the perfect name she had for her band was already taken. (Or the 30-something one.)ApParently has in its right sidebar the community calendar that is produced by the Voice and keeps the community thriving. Read more...

Thanks, Just Up the Pike!

Dan Reed is my hero. I have loved his site, Just Up the Pike, even before he kindly took a look at this newbie blog.Not to play favorites, but this is the big bad voodoo daddy of Silver Spring blogs. Stop by once and you'll be a fan club member.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...