GIVEAWAY: ICE! at Gaylord National Harbor + $3 Off Tickets

ICE! featuring 'Twas the Night Before Christmas at Gaylord National Harbor November 15, 2013 – January 5, 2014$3 off promotion code for all A Parent in Silver Spring Readers: SOCIALMOM13 (valid on non-peak dates) One family will win 4 tickets: Enter at the end of this post! Heading to National Harbor to don the big blue coats and view the sparkling, interactive ice sculptures has become a family holiday tradition. And while I can get my Christmas kicks driving around in Read more...

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...

Build-A-Bear at Westfield Annapolis: High-Tech Holiday Heaven

The Build-A-Bear High Tech store at Westfield Annapolis updates and improves the Build-A-Bear experience, expanding the fun for children.We were already HUGE Build-A-Bear store fans. My three children all adore the build-your-own snuggly animal experience. Charlie and Eve regularly ask for Build-A-Bear gift cards for Christmas, because they love how a trip there is a special day AND a top-notch, customized toy.But the brand new Build-A-Bear High Tech store at Westfield Annapolis simply blew Read more...

Gift Guides, Giveaways and Happy Thanksgiving!

Have yourself a merry little Thanksgiving!To get you in the holiday mood, here's some help with your shopping in the form of giveaway gifts you can win and gift guides!Gifts for Kids Gift Guide with GIVEAWAY Gifts Under $10 Gift Guide - Stocking Stuffers and Small Gifts Best Buy Gift Card GIVEAWAY - FIVE readers will each win a $25 Gift Card Otterbox iPhone Case GIVEAWAY  Now, isn't shopping from home and winning a gift or two on a blog better than hitting those Black Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Best Buy $25 Gift Cards (5 Winners!) + New Best Buy Stores in DC Area

The newly redesigned Best Buy stores in the DC region have the feel of Apple stores, but with the space and the diverse gadgets, gifts and low prices that bring us to the big blue and yellow again and again. They are awesome. And what's even more awesome is that Best Buy gave me FIVE $25 gift cards to give away to you guys!I visited the Rockville Pike Best Buy on November 10, the day the new design was revealed. I was impressed. It felt larger, with more products, but with a more intimate, Read more...

GIVEAWAY & Holiday Gift Guide: $25 Gift Cards for You and What I’m Really Giving My Kids

The winners have been randomly drawn and contacted - they were Kelly O., Retromommy, Sarah O., and Mary Rose M.!This year, my gift guide is a study in total truthiness. These are the items that I have purchased for my kids with my hard-earned cashola. Except in three cases noted below, these items were not sent to me for free by marketing peeps. (And those three toys are truly awesome presents that I sincerely recommend.)And thus it is fitting that my holiday gift guide giveaway is similarly Read more...

Giveaways, Early Holiday Gift Guide & Coupon Codes: For Those of You (Like Me) Who Start Shopping NOW

 I'm not overly organized.  I just start my holiday shopping in September in order to spread out my purchases over a few months and therefore stay out of debt. Here's what I have been picking up so far.Note: Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win ONLY those items marked GIVEAWAY. Other items listed are shopping suggestions or discounts, but not all items in this article have a giveaway. I'll draw all giveaway winners in one week on Sunday night October 17 at 9pm.GIVEAWAY Read more...