Girls’ Getaway to Hershey, PA: Wine and Food Festival, Hotel Hershey and More

My friend Beth and I had an awesome, much-needed women friend getaway last weekend to Hershey, Pennsylvania which I am convinced truly is the sweetest place on earth. In the past I have enjoyed Hershey with my children, riding rollercoasters and splashing down waterslides. This time it was all about two hard-working moms relaxing for two days, sans kids.Before we checked in to our hotel on Friday we did a little antiquing at the Crossroads Antique Mall (I almost bought a perfect little Read more...

MomBoss Moms’ Night Out September 29

It's a MomBoss Mom’s Night Out with Author and MomTrends' Nicole Feliciano, TeachMama Amy Mascott, Kirsten Quigley of 3greenmoms, Ellen Allen of Ellen Allen Annapolis, and me, Jessica McFadden of A Parent in Spring. Join me for a fabulous night of learning how we can grow our businesses and build careers on our terms!September 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm Gordon Center for the Performing ArtsCo-presented with The Ivy BookshopIn advance - $20 At the door - $25Ticket price includes Read more...

Muse Paintbar in Gaithersburg – New!

As a kid, I used to love watching Bob Ross on "The Joy of Painting." I never got around to convincing my parents to purchase for me the canvases, brushes and paints that he used in order to emulate his happy little trees, mountains and clouds. But recently my Ross-ian dreams came true thanks to a night at Muse Paintbar Gaithersburg with my dear friend Jeep Momma Tammy.Muse Paintbar just opened its Gaithersburg location at the RIO Washingtonian on July 1st  it has been a roaring success. Read more...

FREE Night Out with FLOR in Georgetown #FLORdesignchallenge2015

Friends of A Parent in Silver Spring are invited to a FREE DESIGN-THEMED GIRLS NIGHT OUT!  Tuesday, June 9th from 5-8pm at FLOR in Georgetown, 1037 33rd St. NW  The FLOR store in Georgetown is inviting us stylish mothers (and fathers) to an exclusive party to celebrate innovative interior design. Attendees at this free event will have the chance to create an original FLOR rug that we can enter in the FLOR 2015 Design Challenge, and one winner at the event will win an 8 x 10 rug that they Read more...

Free Fall Style Event Thursday Night with DC Style Factory

You need a women's night out. You know you do. How about a comped night out while you get to see firsthand how to wear fall's best trends and see the picks from DC's coolest boutique? DC Style Factory, Rosana Vollmerhausen's celebrated personal stylist service is hosting this fabulous, free, fall style event. I will be there and I would love you to join me as my personal guest. The location is the delish DC Noodles on U Street, providing eats and drinks. Featured boutiques include GoodWood, Betsy 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...

My Interview with Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz and Director Jake Kasdan

Why would a Hollywood studio fly out a group of mom bloggers, me included, to be a part of the Los Angeles media junket for Sex Tape?I mean, just typing the words SEX TAPE may have landed this in your spam filters or blocked by your network administrator.And don't I usually write on this blog about where to find things to do with your kids?Well, first of all, don't see it with your kids!  The comedy is a great date movie or women's night out flick. I saw it, and I recommend you Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Mother of All Baby Shower VIP Tickets for You and a Friend (and Exclusive Coupon Code)

Moms' night out! Free spa treatments! Treats! Exciting expos! Big prizes! The DC Mother of All Baby Showers is an adults-only parents' event taking place at Great Beginnings' new Northern Virginia location in Chantilly, Virginia on April 25th from 5-9pm. The event features over 50 amazing products and services for expectant and new parents, free spa treatments and tasty treats from local businesses, top notch educational sessions, and the fabulous Heidi Murkoff, author of the What to Expect Read more...

Runway Moms for the Cause May 8 – Interview with Founder and Designer Lara Akinsaya

An event close to my heart which I passionately recommend to families is happening this spring, Runway Moms for the Cause. Runway Moms for a Cause (RMFC) is a fashion show and gala which raises funds for non-profit organizations.  The beneficiary of the May 8, 2014 show is Kidsave International, which finds loving homes for forgotten older children worldwide living in orphanages and in need of parents.Lara Akinsanya is the founder of RMFC and the face behind internationally acclaimed ready-to-wear Read more...