HotMammaHaute Experience Friday Oct. 10 – Discounted Tickets

Join me and some of the DC area's most stylish women for a fashionable women's night out. Grab your fellow fashion lovers,  style enthusiasts and beauty connoisseurs in the metropolitan area and head to DC on Friday evening October 10th. The HotMommaHaute Experience is hosted by Monica Byrd, moderated by Christine St. Vil of Moms ‘N Charge and features fashion, beauty and lifestyle panelists, Malonda Richard-Sia (Love, Mrs.), Aracely Collins (Mama Fashion Files), Marie Jose Ovalle (Very Read more...

South Moon Under National Harbor Style Event

The beautiful and oh-so-splendidly-stylish Maria Jose of Very Busy Mama is hosting a fabulous, free, fall fashion event. Saturday September 20, 2014 1-4pm at South Moon Under at National Harbor Maria and the fashion experts at South Moon Under are going to help us update our fall wardrobes. They are giving us an awesome 20 percent off our purchases, free visits at the Braid Bar and mini-makeovers to update our makeup. At 2pm Maria will take the floor and introduce you to a few friends Read more...

Saturday 9/20 Macy’s Wheaton Center Free Fashion Event & Live Performance by Jasmine Villegas

You may have heard of New York Fashion Week, but have you heard of Silver Spring Fashion Week? Me either, so I made it up. This week on A Parent in Silver Spring and A Parent in America, the posts will be full of style events, giveaways and fall fashion features. Head over to A Parent in America for an eShakti gift certificate giveaway, good to use to choose you own fashion pick on the site, and more fun throughout the week! Saturday Free Fashion Event at Wheaton Macy's This Saturday September Read more...

DC Personal Trainer Hector Vargas of Via-Wellness.com

Washington, DC-area personal trainer Hector Vargas of Via-Wellness provides group fitness programs When I learned from friends that Hector Vargas of Via-Wellness.com was offering a morning boot camp workout for women in my Silver Spring neighborhood, how could I say no? I read his bio and was intrigued. My fitness level and weight loss had plateaued. I was doing the same sort-of frequent easy workouts (the elliptical, yoga classes, the odd group weight training class or slow, short run.) My Read more...

DC-Are Blow Out Perfection at Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo in Gaithersburg

Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body by Blo in Gaithersburg at 317 Ellington Blvd, near the Rio Washingtonian Now you do not have to wait for that New York work trip, or haul yourself down to DC or Bethesda for that hair style perfection that comes from walking into a blow dry bar. The brand new Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body by Blo location in Gaithersburg took me just 10 minutes from my house in Silver Spring using the Inter County Connector (ICC), offered free parking next door, and took my hair from Read more...

{sponsored} Baby Shower Expo for DC Mamas: Professional Belly Shot, Massage + More!

Held at the gorgeous Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria, T.H.E. Baby Shower is a deluxe evening that is all about pampering your bod, your babies and loading up your arms with prizes and swag. And exclusively for A Parent in Silver Spring readers -- half price general admission tickets! Just enter promo code APSS13 at checkout and you will get half-off the $25 price! Get tickets.  On Tuesday October 22 at 6pm/6:30pm you will be wowed by all the great treats in store Read more...

Macy’s Fall Fashion Event: Free Moms’ Night Out! {sponsored}

Macy's Presents Fall's Five Essentials! Macy's presents Fall's Five Essentials. These handful of key pieces can be your building blocks for look fly this 2013.  Enjoy a live DJ and sweet treats and totally free admission. E-mail your girlfriends and join us on Thursday night! You will also spend time with professional stylist Amy E. Goodman (you will totally recognize her from The TODAY Show) who will show you how easily these 5 essentials will update your wardrobe for fall. Plus learn Read more...

Jeep Momma: Best New Blog

One of my best friends and best mothers I know, Tammy Forsyth, has launched my favorite new blog, Jeep Momma. You have to read it. Jeep Momma is about a mother who views the trading of her wagon for a Jeep Wrangler Sahara  a metaphor for her forties and the second phase of parenting. She has put away the car seats, pulled out the exercise togs and camping gear and is ready for adventure. Tammy kindly allowed me to interview her about the Jeep Momma spirit. What has been your favorite Read more...

Best Discount Women’s Clothing Stores in Washington, DC Area

Here is my list of the places I have had the best luck finding beautiful, wearable, on-trend and most importantly, affordable items for women in the DC area. I love a good deal and frugal shops. Anything vaguely high fashion-y I usually purchase online through a sales site. For in-person shopping, my goal is to keep the bill below $30 per item and never pay full price. Mind you, this list is coming from the perspective of a mom who lives in Silver Spring and sports a womanly bod. I am not a Read more...