GIVEAWAY: Princess Awesome Busy Trains Dress + Ranger, The Reindeer Who Couldn’t Fly Boxed Set

The perfect last minute Christmas gift pack: a train-tastic dress, a book, CD & toy...and the chance to win this prize pack, too! My go-to gift for the wonderful girls in my life  -- my daughters, goddaughters and nieces -- are Princess Awesome dresses. And the Princess Awesome Busy Dresses are the crown jewels of the collection!The first ever “play-able” dress, the Trains Busy Dress features trains and tracks carefully stitched onto a soft, stretchy dress that twirls perfectly. Read more...

Top Tech Gifts That Will Arrive By Christmas

This morning I had a blast on Fox 5 DC talking about tech shopping gifts, how to stay on budget but still wow your gift recipients on Christmas, and my the top tech gift ideas featuring AirSelfie, Swann Smart Security Camera, Weatherman Umbrellas , LUX LED Lighting and their partnership with Unite to Light,  Athena Safety Wearable from Roar for Good and Giggle and Play Masha + Deluxe Bear. Watch the segment here, and read on below for the complete scoop and wear to buy.AirSelfieFor Read more...

My Love Is With You Wherever You Go and A Very Special Christmas Tree: Perfect Christmas Gifts

One of our favorite children's authors has a new book that is holiday present perfection: My Love Is With You Wherever You Go by Debra Buchanan, illustrated by Nataly Vits.The lyrical verse tells the child recipient or listener of the story how much he or she is loved and treasured by his or her family member. It is a beautiful gift from a parent, grandparent, godparent, aunt or uncle to the children in their life who they love beyond measure. There is a gentle spirituality to the book Read more...

Orchestra Black Friday Sale and Best Kids Clothes for Winter

As I wrote about before, my kids and I are over the moon with our new kid clothing online store discovery, Orchestra! The clothes are cool, affordable and high-quality. They come in sizes infant through tween 14. This French company offers styles for kids that are on-trend but do not look exactly like what every other kid is wearing!And they have an awesome Black Friday sale you must take advantage of: 70 percent off EVERYTHING for club members! Joining Club Orchestra is just $10 Read more...

Best Black Friday Deals and Holiday 2017 Trends

This morning on Fox 5 DC I had a great time talking about the best Black Friday deals coming at us soon, as well as the top trends for Holiday 2017!My picks for your Black Friday holiday shopping:LUX LED Lighting  I'm obsessed with these gorgeous, high tech and sleek LED lights for the home! From Black Friday through December 26th, LUX LED Lighting is offering 30 percent off with promo code LUXLIGHTS. Even better, with each purchase LUX LED Lighting will donate one solar Read more...

Top Toys for the Holidays: A Parent in Silver Spring on the News

This morning I had the pleasure of joining the hosts of WUSA 9's Great Day Washington with some suggestions for high impact, sure to delight toys for kids ... that can arrive by Christmas!Check out the TV segment, read below for descriptions and links to the recommended toys and also learn about A Parent in Silver Spring's charity partner, DC Diaper Bank. Under the Tree Winner Toys For big squeals and even bigger memories, the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage fits the bill. Read more...

Sprinkles Cupcake Toy & Holiday JOY Box

The only thing my daughter will love more than a visit to the Sprinkles Cupcakes shop is very own Sprinkles Cupcake shop to play with!  This adorable, locally-focused, fun holiday gift is just $15 and is available at the Sprinkles Cupcake Georgetown location. It is the perfect size for play with Barbie-sized dolls or a cute addition to a dollhouse. I remember having a Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors toy for my dolls when I was a little girl, and I love that my daughter will be able to serve her Frozen Read more...

#GivingTuesday 2013: Easy Ways We Can Help

This post is sponsored by #GivingTuesday and TheMotherhood. Funds received go to support the charities mentioned. All words and opinions are mine. Although I am a professed consumerist, I don't put much stock into Black Friday or Cyber Monday. I look for great deals all year online, and I have no patience for crazy crowds. I would much rather spend the time off with my loved ones.I can get behind Small Business Saturday and especially #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is a campaign to Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Build-A-Bear Gift Card for High Tech Westfield Montgomery Location

Updated, High Tech Build-A-Bear Workshop at Montgomery Mall One reader will win a $25 gift card for your child to create his or her own cuddly pal! Last year my children and I had the chance to try out one of the first new high tech Build-A-Bear locations at Westfield Annapolis. I wrote about how the expanded technology made the Build-A-Bear experience more joyful, exciting and longer for the kids when they created their Build-A-Bear friends.The Westfield Montgomery location in Read more...