Listen to Your Mother DC Performance on Sunday May 6

Listen to Your Mother makes its Washington, DC debut on May 6, 2012 from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Listen to Your Mother DC is live readings by local writers on the beauty, the beast and the barely-rested life of mothers. In celebration of Mothers Day, 14 women will read their personal stories about the humor and the heartbreak that go hand in hand with motherhood.This production is dear to my heart, not only because it features so many of close personal friends, but a portion of proceeds from theticket Read more...

Vote The Still Point Best Spa in City Paper Poll

As I have written recently, becoming a customer...nay, a devotee, a groupie...of The Still Point Spa in Takoma Park has dramatically improved my health, appearance and post-partum mojo.So I encourage you guys to check out The Still Point for a facial, acupuncture, massage or other eco-friendly, healthful treatment, as well as send this local, independent, women-owned business some love by voting The Still Point Best Spa in the Washington City Paper Poll.Click the graphic below to vote!The Read more...

Great Websites for Parent Volunteers

I believe the biggest pitfall of parent volunteering for schools or clubs is the reading of lengthy reply-all e-mails. I have lost days off my life slogging through those massive missives and the replies from fellow parents. And even after reading through, signing up for duties and saving them to a personal calendar, those beasts rear their ugly heads when a child gets sick and a parent needs to swap or change.Once in a while an industrious parent will recommend an online organizational website Read more...

Five Favorite Bloggers – Yup, I Picked My Friends! (and due to sleep deprivation, wrote about six…um, yeah)

Thanks to Trop50 for sponsoring my writing about fabulous bloggers. This year Trop50 is granting 50 Fabulous Wishes. Click here to enter for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous!I was asked to write about five bloggers that I recommend to my readers. Easy, right? I mean, since having the baby I haven't been posting at my usual daily pace, so the least I can do is provide you guys with some other parenting blogs for Read more...

Splash Parks, Spraygrounds and Dad Life: Viral Video of the Week

It's official: Hitting the spray park with your kids, rocking the Dockers and Blackberry holster, tearing up during Toy Story 3 and tending the hydrangeas are totally gangsta. Aw yeah.Dad Life from Church on the Move on Vimeo. Was your first thought, "Where's a 'splishy-splashy' I can hit with the kids today?" You're a mom or dad after my own heart. Here are the places I checked out a while back in  "A Hot Time to Get Soaked" in the Post. A ** indicates places we have re-hit this year Read more...

Professional Mom Blogging: 50% Privilege, 49% Work, 1% Luck

I interrupt my usual parent resource posts to bring you this personal reflection on the new media industry of professional mom blogging.Yesterday I attended a series of events event hosted by the Silicon Valley Moms Group for the DC Metro Moms. It was a great experience. My fellow mom bloggers in the Washington DC area and I provided a little focus group insight, were treated to a swanky brunch and participated in a roundtable discussion on the industry of mom blogging. We also met with Read more...

Maternity Photo Session This Weekend With Love Life Images

I miss being pregnant.And I wish that I had professional, beautiful images that captured that fleeting time in my life. I have some cute shots from my husband ... taken against a door that show a dusty vent and a cat walking by.  But they don't show me at my hot mama best, or convey how happy and special is pregnancy.If it ever happens again?  I'm going straight to Mary of Love Life Images for her to style me, light me and shoot that cute belly.If you're expecting, take advantage Read more...

20% Off Polarn O. Pyret Clothing for Babies, Kids and More

Thank you to everyone who came out for the Polarn O. Pyret and A Parent in Silver Spring Moms Night Out!We had a wonderful time at Be With Me the Playseum making mom-friendly crafts and noshing on all the treats owner Gina provided, and sipping wine from Stromboli (located across the street and the perfect place to grab a kid-friendly lunch after play!)And of course, ohhhing and ahhing over the clothes.Even if you missed this great evening, you can still get this fabulous discount on Read more...

What I’m Reading

Some suggested links for your perusing pleasure...OnParenting's last post (the column is going on hiatus)  - Thanks rebeldad for the great writing and discussions (and look for his site's relaunch soon.)Someecards - After sending out zillions of Christmas cards, I don't have it in me to write hard copy notes to every single generous person who gifted or hosted us last month.  Those persons that won't go Emily Postal on me will be receiving a deliciously snarky e-thank you. Loser Moms - Read more...