See Mom Run Book Tour – Two Fun Events Tonight & Tomorrow

 Here are two fun local events to promote the hilarious book of essays by busy moms like us, See Mom Run.  I'm currently in the middle of this collection, and though I NEVER use the acronym LOL, I have to admit I have vocalized my amusement with these witty women's writings whilst reading.  With essay titles like Do You Know the Muffin Top and The Tooth Fairy, The Torah, and Me, and authors like editor/contributor Beth Feldman and crackup queen Crafty Mama Abby Pecoriello, are Read more...

Polarn O. Pyret Great Kids Clothes Trunk Show – Exclusive Invite!

Polarn O. Pyret is hosting a trunk show in Chevy Chase this Thursday December 17 from noon - 8pm.  There'll be refreshments, goodies and super duper deals on these fabulous outfits for kids, babies and expectant mamas too.  They'll have special deals on winter outerwear, which is KEY since so many of our local stores are totally out of kids' coats, fleeces, snow pants, rain gear, gloves, hats, etc.If you don't yet know Polarn O. Pyret, it is Sweden's leading children's wear brand currently Read more...

GIVEAWAYS: Nickelodeon ParentsConnect’s Online Baby Shower on Wednesday

Here's a baby shower you can attend without having to take a shower beforehand...and instead of having to pick up a pricey gift, YOU can win the baby gear gifts!I hope you'll join me this Wednesday December 16 at Nickelodeon ParentsConnect's World's Biggest Online Baby Shower.   This is your exclusive A Parent in Silver Spring invitation! All day, from 10am - 8pm, this interactive online event on the incredibly addicting ParentsConnect Message Board will have shower games, parenting advice Read more...

On Washington Times Communities

The Washington Times has recently revamped their online edition and has recruited teams of writers for their Communities section.   I was honored to be asked to head up the Family Today section on parenting and family topics, and I will be writing on WT several times a week.Joining me are parenting writers whose work constantly engages and amazes:  Leticia Barr (also of Tech Savvy Mama), Beth Greer (also of Super Natural Mom), Kristen Hammond (also of Mommy Needs a Cocktail), Jessica Claire Read more...

Second Sundays at Let’s Dish! are for Families

After all that Thanksgiving cooking you're doing today and tomorrow (my latest perfume?  why it's eau de nutmeg and raw gizzards), wouldn't it be nice during the crazy time between Turkey Day and Christmas to have a bunch of meals pre-made?  And bond with your kids while you make them?Then sign up for a Second Sunday session at a Let's Dish! location in Maryland or Northern Virginia. On these special days, parents and kids make meals together.  Times vary by store, so be sure to check Read more...

Mom Blogger Media Training – On DC Metro Moms

I'm over on the DC Metro Moms today with a satire piece on how mom bloggers should respond on the red carpet, brought on by my laughable invitation last week to the GQ 50 Most Powerful People in Washington shin dig and other stuff.Have a read.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Another Contest – Vote for Me?

The Bump - the mama-site from the folks who gave us The Knot for weddings - is having a Mommy Blog Awards. And I've been nominated for Best Local Mommy Blog along with other bloggers who write sites all over the country about local resources and events. (I'm the only nominee from the DC area.)Would you mind clicking over and voting for me? Stuff like this raises the profile of APISS and therefore I receive more information about awesome activities to share with our kids. The winner moves on to Read more...

Kids Rock – The Jimmies in Express Night Out

I highly recommend you go over to Express Night Out and check out Christopher Porter's piece on rockin' kids band The Jimmies:Rock Is for Kids: The Jimmies, 'Trying Funny Stuff' By Christopher Porter, Express NEW BANDS DREAM of playing before audiences filled with unfettered enthusiasm — but the response is usually something less. "All the enthusiasm is fettered — it's extra fettered," joked Ashley Albert, lead singer and head honcho of New York City's The Jimmies.Full articleAnd The Jimmies Read more...

A Parent Is Born Video Series from Pampers

Have you ever been addicted to TLC or Discovery Channel documentaries of birth and adoption stories? I personally spent a good deal of 2003 and 2005 when expecting Charlie and Eve glued to the telly, with the goal of each show of course being to burst into a sloppy mess of tears as I watched a baby placed on a woman's stomach in a maternity ward or placed into her arms in an airport or other adoption site.Now I have a new fixation - Suzie and Steve, a couple who after two miscarriages is expecting Read more...