APISS Weekend Picks June 5-7

Oh Johnny...um, I mean, Captain Jack, often randomly appearsat Piratz in Silver Spring...to this mom's delight!I had a blast on Mix 107.3 with Tommy McFly tonight for the second time, jabbering about my weekend picks for families looking for a good time. Here are my fave ways to spend this summer weekend - enjoy!SATURDAY & SUNDAYJazz 'n Families Fun Day at THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION in Dupont Circle.Jazz and art for kids and their parents = a perfect weekend combo. There's an instrument petting Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring in the Washington Post

I wrote a freelance article on the Pirate Adventures of the Chesapeake in Annapolis:Yo-Ho, Yo-Ho, a Pirate's Life for MeYes, I know I blogged about it here first. But it's just such a cool outing, I couldn't contain myself. I wish I could celebrate by buying rounds of grog at Piratz tonight, but I'm Racing for the Cure with the DC Metro Moms Bloggers bright and early Saturday morning. I could do Saturday night though. Anyone in?Oh what shall we do with the drunken blogger....Thanks for reading Read more...

Get a Sitter: Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring

Maybe you have already gone out to eat at Piratz Tavern with your children and laughed as they enjoyed peg legs and eyeball sundaes. Maybe your family has already had a riotous evening exclaiming "arrrgh!" and "shiver me timbers!" between bites and checking out the sea-dog decor. Maybe you have read the diverse reviews of the restaurant and food. If you haven't yet been to this independently- owned pirate-themed restaurant, I think all DC-area families should go at least once. Like every establishment Read more...

Pirate Adventure on the Chesapeake, in Annapolis

One of the most fun adventures we have had as a family has been taking the Pirate Adventure on the Chesapeake in Annapolis, and we can't wait to sail the seas again! Designed specifically with young children and families in mind, this is such a cool way to spend an hour on the water while fulfilling your little swashbucklers' dreams.The Pirate Crew and Captain are energetic, young college-aged kids that really get into the whole "shiver me timbers" and "walk the plank, matey" thing. They help the Read more...