Grey’s Anatomoy Season Premiere…and Drinking Game

I know that admitting to watching this show is like complaining about your weight, gushing about your new pedicure color or other activities so feminine and insignificant to our nation that I should be ashamed...But dude, if you're reading this here mommybloggy site then there's a very good chance that tonight you're going to put on your favorite pink flannel pjs, pour yourself a glass of wine and pour yourself into the whining lives of the surgeons of Seattle Grace hospital.Now, I Googled "Grey's Read more...

Nickelodeon Parents Connect & TwitterMoms Liked the APISS Momfinitions

A few weeks ago I posted some Momfinitions as part of the Nickelodeon Parents Connect & TwitterMoms contest to find funny phrases that reflect the reality of parenting. And holy cow, I was chosen as the winner of the funniest Momfinitions. I think it's all the hilarious comments and emails that I receive daily from you guys, my fellow parents that read APISS. You all have me in stitches every day, and your funny is rubbing off.Here were my Momfinitions - each entrant was asked to submit five:Dine-and-diss: Read more...

Momfinitions & Free Books for APISS Readers

Parents Connect is interested in your Momfinitions, the parenting phrases you have coined that reflect the real underbelly of raising small humans.Here are a few used around the APISS homestead:Dine-and-diss: 1)When a parent lovingly makes a meal for her child, only to have said child completely reject the meal; 2) Although you have taught your child mealtime manners, child still loudly says 'It's yucky!' when presented with food as a guest in another home or family function. I was so embarrassed, Read more...

Real Housewives of Washington D.C. – Who’s In?

Today the Executive VP & GM of Bravo, Frances Berwick, announced that the latest locale of The Real Housewives franchise isWashington, D.C.Hear that? It's the sound of every Georgetown, ChevyChaseBethesda and Fairfax gal in the area dialing her publicist, personal trainer and facial filler injector. FOFLOTUSes (friends of the First Lady of the United States) are particularly giddy.Berwick says, "We're tapping personalities who are among Washington D.C.'s influential players, cultural connoisseurs, Read more...

Overheard at the wine store

“Which wine will go best with tuna casserole? That’s what we’re serving on Good Friday after church.”

“You’re not supposed to drink on Good Friday. It’s a day of non-drinking.”

“Really?”

“Yup.”

“Well, Jesus didn’t have to take four kids to a two hour service. I’ll just get Yellow Tail and that’ll be the penance.”

Because we’re all brain dead after 2 snow days

This is one of the funniest things I've seen in 2009:Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn't seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.Shamelessly ripped off of the gorgeous NoVa-blogging Suzie of Confessions of a Not So Well Behaved Woman.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Dream Job

And I thought being a stay at home mom that gets to write about fun kids' activities was a dream job...How about being paid 100K to blog from an island paradise in Australia?I wonder if I applicants can bring their families?Full story: Australia Offers 'Best Job in the World' on Paradise IslandThanks to my sister Katie for the link!Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Blogging Self Doubt on DC Metro Moms

To celebrate my almost one year anniversary of blogging at APISS and writing without a regular editor, I'm on DC Metro Moms today revealing my internal editorial board and the fact that I'm not playing with a full deck.But you already knew that.Blogging Self Doubt and Those Pesky VoicesPhoto by Lawrence Luk, all rights reserved.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Sassy Satchel Sales

I love love love finding a new handbag. And in honor of the incredible online sales, I dedicated a post on APISS Reviews to my faves.If you're in search of the perfect purse, come on over.Regular family activity programming and lack of materialism will resume tomorrow, I swear.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...