NEW Dave and Buster’s in Downtown Silver Spring

Theres a brand new Dave & Buster’s in downtown Silver Spring! Located on the 5th floor of Ellsworth Place (formerly City Place Mall), this was the biggest and most beautiful Dave & Busters we have ever played visited. It's 40,000 square feet of top-of-the-line video games and a modern sports-bar style restaurant.The A Parent in Silver Spring kids and parents enjoyed playing as many of the 160 Dave & Buster's games in the Million Dollar Midway as our $10 game cards would Read more...

DC Personal Trainer Hector Vargas of Via-Wellness.com

Washington, DC-area personal trainer Hector Vargas of Via-Wellness provides group fitness programs When I learned from friends that Hector Vargas of Via-Wellness.com was offering a morning boot camp workout for women in my Silver Spring neighborhood, how could I say no? I read his bio and was intrigued.My fitness level and weight loss had plateaued. I was doing the same sort-of frequent easy workouts (the elliptical, yoga classes, the odd group weight training class or slow, short run.) My Read more...

Best Discount Women’s Clothing Stores in Washington, DC Area

Here is my list of the places I have had the best luck finding beautiful, wearable, on-trend and most importantly, affordable items for women in the DC area. I love a good deal and frugal shops. Anything vaguely high fashion-y I usually purchase online through a sales site. For in-person shopping, my goal is to keep the bill below $30 per item and never pay full price.Mind you, this list is coming from the perspective of a mom who lives in Silver Spring and sports a womanly bod. I am not a Read more...

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...

Washington DC With Kids: Activities from A to Z

Washington, DC Things to Do with Kids from A-Z In honor of the end of the school year, I thought I would compile for you a list of suggested summer activities in the style of those bulletin board alphabets teachers staple above the chalkboard. I hope you and your family enjoy these 26+ outings as much as my family and I have!AMF Free Summer Bowling and Regal Cinema $1 Movies -- Summer is a great time for freebies from kid-oriented businesses, such as AMF's program of two free games per Read more...

The Fillmore Silver Spring’s First Family Show: Dave Brewer’s Inside My Guitar

The Fillmore Silver Spring Presents Dave Brewer's Inside My Guitar: An Event for Kids and their Parents Saturday June 23, 2012Daytime show! Doors 10:30 a.m., Show 11 a.m.Tickets $5 or family special of 4 for $15Live music and singalong for all ages, art projects for children, face painting.Kid-friendly band The Pre-K Kings will accompany popular music teacher and performer Dave Brewer of Inside My Guitar, who organized this event for local families.Have you been to see Read more...

DC Family-Friendly Foodie Event: Taste the World in Silver Spring

This is a Guest Post by Silver Spring Town CenterTaste the World in Downtown Silver Spring's Fenton Village Sunday, May 6, 1-5pm Nearly two dozen restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the second annual Taste the World in Fenton Village on Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fenton Village is located just south of downtown Silver Spring between Wayne, Georgia and Burlington avenues and Fenton Street.Pictured above: The band Eastern Standard Time Read more...

Great Kids Village Silver Spring – March Madness of Fun Kids’ Events, New Location Coming Soon!

Great Kids Village Silver Spring has been *the* open play space, activity center, kids' performance venue and ultimate birthday party locale in Montgomery County since Andrew and Paula Ross of Andy's Parties brought their genius to the DC-MD border.But to quote The Jeffersons theme song, they are moving on up...to an even larger, more awesome location in nearby lower Montgomery County...big announcement and details coming soon!And these final weeks in Silver Spring at the Georgia Avenue location Read more...

Columbus Day Open Gym on Monday at Silver Stars – $7 for 2 Kids!

Silver Stars Gymnastics is celebrating Columbus Day with 2 for 1 pricing! Monday October 11, 2010 12pm-1pm 2 for 1 ($7 for 2 kids) Bring a Friend! Ages 7 & under We are bringing out the train for this open gym! This is a one time limited offer. This offer does not transfer to other open gym days/times. This offer expires Monday October 11, 2010 at 1pm.School Year Open Gym HoursMONDAY-FRIDAY 12PM-1PM5 years old & under: $7 per child per visit Buy a pass: 12 visits for Read more...