A Parent in Silver Spring on TV: Montgomery County Media

Last week Montgomery County Media's Sonya Burke came over to our house with a camera crew and filmed a Montgomery Channel On Location segment about A Parent in Silver Spring, blogging and my goals for a website that helps local parents.The kids were out of school and on hand to participate in the fun.This interview will also be featured on Montgomery County Media's public access channels Channel 21 and Channel 6. I am completely honored that MCM chose to feature me and my site on their Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring on CNN, how the story changed & how I’m changing it again for Crickett’s Answer

UPDATE: I've extended the commenting donation to Crickett's Answer of $1 per daily comment until Friday January 21st.I received an email last Thursday from a CNN producer, wondering if I would be willing to talk on-camera with my family about how we set digital limits for our children and make efforts to unplug as a family.My husband Chris and I discussed it and thought it was a good idea. We agreed that we might be a good family to interview. The CNN team wanted to come to our home on Friday Read more...

APISS Won Parents Picks…and this means readers will win too

For Local Blogin WashingtonThanks to all of your diligent and completely appreciated votes, in the race to win Nick's ParentsConnect's title of Parents' Picks Best Local Blog in Washington, DC....APISS won!Again, this is thanks to all of YOU and doesn't have much to do with me. You guys voted and voted and voted some more. And I am totally grateful.What do I win besides a cool button to display on my site and some big bad bragging rights? (And who I will brag to 'bout this, I haven't the foggiest...oh Read more...

APISS in the Post: Canoe Trips for Families

I contributed a "With the Kids" piece to the current issue of Washington Post Weekend on area canoe trips parents and kids can both enjoy. Featured jaunts to dip your paddles:Fletcher's Cove in NW DCLake Needwood in Rockville (thanks Patti!)Front Royal Canoe - Shenandoah RiverAmerican Chestnut Land Trust Guided Canoe Tours - Chesapeake WatershedA Rite of Summer: Learning to CanoeBy Jessica McFaddenSpecial to The Washington PostFriday, August 7, 2009 Canoeing is an iconic activity of summer. Therefore, Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring Featured in Forbes.com Article "Moms Connect On the Internet"

A Parent in Silver Spring is featured in Megan Casserly's article for Forbes.com on the best websites for mothers to find resources and parenting communities online.Forbes.com: Moms Connect On The Internet - Full Article This piece is located in the new Forbes Woman section of the financial magazine and website, and part of August's Best Cities for Working Mothers issue. The Washington, DC area is ranked as #17 in the nation, based upon an increase in federal jobs, low unemployment and the highest Read more...

APISS in The Washington Times

Last week I spoke to Karen Goldberg Goff of The Washington Times on a story of how parents help each other out during the summer months for playdates and babysitting. Also quoted are the incredible Devra Renner of Parentopia and the admirable Lenore Skenazy of FreeRange Kids. I love thoughtful features like this on parenting strategies.Getting Through Summer Requires Cooperation on KidsBy Karent Goldberg GoffIn movies and memories, summer is the season of lazy days and lightning bugs, Popsicles Read more...

A Family Affair: APISS Weekend Picks on Mix 107.3 on Thursday Nights

While you're loading the dishwasher tonight or having a glass of vino, tune into 107.3 FM for the APISS Weekend Picks with DJ Tommy McFly. I'll be on live at 7:50pm on Thursday nights talking about the fun family events happening in the DC area on the weekends. I'll be rebroadcast later in the evening too amongst the hits and adult alternative awesome. You can also listen live online.Tommy McFly is the coolest, cutest young DJ in DC. And his Facebook tagline? "Moms love me." Oh honey, we love Read more...

4 Free Family-Friendly Activity Ideas – As Featured on News4 Today!

UPDATED AGAIN:Our amateur filming of our home LCD TV screen...Friday night I was a guest on NBC Washington News4 at 5 with Jim Handly and Wendy Rieger, talking about some fantastic and free local outings for families.With Jim Handly, my co-host for the Free Family Fun segment on News4 this evening (he's even more handsome & kind in real life)What a whirlwind experience. When I arrived at the studio I was nervous, but the relaxed atmosphere in the studio was infectious. And Jim Handly, Wendy Read more...

APISS on the News Friday at 5pm on NBC 4 & in Friday’s Washington Post

After shrieking like a crazed Beatles fan on Twitter and Facebook today, I figured I'd do it here at the main place I make a geek out of myself:I'm going to be a guest on the NBC 4's 5pm broadcast tomorrow! I'm appearing to talk about free, family-friendly local activities to share with your kids. I'll be on the air live in the second half of the broadcast.This opportunity is thanks to the incredibly supportive editorial staff of The Washington Post's Weekend Section that recommended me for the Read more...