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...

Exclusive FREE Moms’ Night Out at C. Wonder for A Parent in Silver Spring Readers

FREE Moms' Night Out Party at C. Wonder!  - Giveaways - Refreshments - BIG Discounts - So Much Fun! Snow days.Kids home.Snowsuits on. Then off. Then back on.Power off. Then back on! Nope, back off.Nerves rattled.We need a night out. How about a FREE night out? With pampering and prizes and refreshments and a big honking discount?At probably the cutest store in the whole freaking world, C. Wonder?Will you join me? You can bring friends.Because these would look Read more...

Playseum Bethesda UPSTAIRS for Kids 8-14

Tween and Teen Play and Party Space: The Playseum UPSTAIRS My family and I are longtime fans of The Playseum locations, which are wonderful toddler-preschooler-young elementary play spaces. But I just had the chance to check out The Playseum UPSTAIRS, which is big kid heaven!On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, older kids can drop in and experience all the fun UPSTAIRS has to offer for a mere $10 a kid entry fee. If you bring a friend, the price drops to $7 each. This is a fabulous solution Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Fiona Apple Tickets + Upcoming Concerts

Win two tickets to see Fiona Apple and Blake Mills.Join my husband and me in our concert-going obsession.Three babies, two jobs, nearly 80 years between us and this crazy-crazy DC pace has done this to us. We live for new music. We spend way too much on various radio subscriptions and mp3s. Our entire date night budget and all gifts to each other are tickets.All because my husband Chris and I have realized that there is no better night out (without the kids) than seeing a quality 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...

Mother of All Baby Showers DC Friday 4/19: Free, Fun, Girls Night Out!

Join me on Friday night, April 19 from 6-10pm at The Mother of All Baby Showers, an unabashedly excellent event. Admission is free, register now! This fun night celebrates new and expectant parents, introducing us to the best and latest baby brands and parenting experts.I'll be broadcasting LIVE from the event for MomTV, interviewing parenting experts and giving away baby gear prizes to attendees. Please join me for a night to remember -- I can't wait to see you!The first 250 people Read more...

Scary Mommy’s New Book and Sunday Reading in Bethesda

Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) is Scary Mommy Jill Smokler's second book, the follow-up to her New York Times bestseller Confessions of a Scary Mommy: An Honest and Irreverent Look at Motherhood. Jill will be reading from and discussing the new book this Sunday at the Bethesda Literary Festival!I adored, loved, devoured Confessions, and I have just downloaded Motherhood Comes Naturally to my Kindle. Like her famous, incredibly hilarious and truthful blog, this new book Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Jillian Michaels Live at the Warner Theatre (TWO WINNERS)

Catch Jillian Michaels LIVE at the Warner Theatre on Wednesday night April 24...and enter to win tickets, there will be two winners!UPDATED WITH PROMO CODE ON TICKETS!I really, really dig Jillian Michaels.I think her exercise DVDs are effective, her fitness and health books are solid (Slim for Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss is particularly great) and I will confess to only watching The Biggest Loser when she is one of the trainers. I love how Jillian Read more...

HUGE Baby Shower Event for Expectant Mamas: T.H.E. Baby Shower DC!

Expectant, adopting and brand new mothers in the Washington, DC area deserve to be pampered with at least three baby showers each, in my opinion. So what better way to celebrate your M.O.M. status than attending T.H.E. Baby Shower DC -- it's an exclusive event celebrating (and showering) YOU!Held at the gorgeous Torpedo Factory Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria, T.H.E. Baby Shower is a deluxe evening hosted by The Bump, Inova Alexandria Birthing Center, The Purple Goose children's boutique Read more...