Spring Break Blues Buster: Ringling Bros. in DC!

  Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus XTREMEThe A Parent in Silver Spring crew stayed in town for spring break, but that does not mean that this week can't be magical -- we are heading to the circus! Circus XTREME, the newest production of The Greatest Show On Earth, is sure to make our week of staycation one to remember.is also our last chance to see the Asian elephants perform before they retire from the tour and move to their permanent home at the Ringling Bros. Center Read more...

Family + Spa Getaway Near DC: Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg

KINGSMILL RESORT IN WILLIAMSBURG IS A GREAT GETAWAY FOR FAMILIES, COUPLES & FRIENDS  My daughter Eve and I booked it out of town for a girls getaway to Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg.We spent a blissful three days and two nights soaking up the serenity of Kingsmill's family-friendly activities, pools, riverside views, delicious dining and newly-renovated spa.Kingsmill Resort is the only AAA Four Diamond Condominium Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Although the property is luxurious Read more...

Spring Break Activities … No Matter the Weather!

I had the extreme pleasure of being the lead guest last week on Let's Talk Live, our nation's capital's news show focused on entertainment, style, fitness and health. They had me on to talk about - what else? - activities to share with your kids!Check out the segment, and below the video player are links to access more information about the amazing local outings I recommend.Indoor Climbing Centers for Kids ClimbZone Indoor Climbing in Laurel, MD (check out my family's photos Read more...

Baltimore Over Spring Break: Stay + Play BOGO Coupons

Is Baltimore on your spring break agenda? It should be! My kids and I are in town for Spring Break and like so many of you, I am trying to plan a week of nearby excitement and entertainment for my crew.Baltimore is packed with stimulating options for kids, for visiting family and friends and to SOS - Save Your Springs!Best of all, right now Downtown Baltimore is offering BOGO (Buy One, Get One Free) on kids' admissions to amazing attractions. Get your coupons + the details here.Stay Read more...

Friday May 9: Runway Moms for the Cause – Support Needed

Date Night ~ Girls Night Out ~ Great Cause! 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 Friday May 9, 2014 show is Kidsave International, which finds loving homes for forgotten older children worldwide living in orphanages and in need of parents.Kidsave International. Kidsave has Read more...

Ringling Brothers Circus at Patriot Center This Weekend

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is back in town and my family and I thoroughly enjoyed the new show, Built to Amaze! This new production by the Greatest Show on Earth is being shown every day this weekend, Friday-Sunday. This construction-themed show has elephants, tamed tigers. trained poodles, miniature ponies and horses, amazing acrobats, a woman shot out of a cannon, tight rope walkers, and hilarious clowns. The show is packed with nearly three hours of amazements.All Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Ringling Bros. Circus Tickets

One family will WIN 4 tickets to the opening night show at the Verizon Center! All families can get tickets 50 percent off on opening night! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is coming back to town! Built to Amaze, a circus engineered by the Greatest Show on Earth, will be in the DC area for five weeks.Built to Amaze performs at two arenas in the Washington, D.C. area – the Verizon Center in the District from March 20 – 23and the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. from April Read more...

Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Family Fun Picks

Rockville Hometown Holidays Saturday May 25 and Sunday May 26 2-10pm: Kids' activities, Taste of Rockville Yummies and over 30 bands just doing their thing, dog. (So sorry, my husband made me watch American Idol with him again this season. Who still watches that?) Look for the Purple Zone for the family activities. Saturday has the Bach 2 Rock kids on stage from 2-3:30pm, Milkshake from 4:30-5:30pm, and Adventure Theatre-MTC is performing from 6-6:45pm. 20 restaurants sell their goodies for just Read more...

Big Nate is Great: See It at Adventure Theatre Before June 2nd

Big Nate at the Adventure Theatre MTC is Awesome Theatre for Kids It is becoming trickier and trickier to entice my previously theatre-enthused nine-year-old son in attending a weekend play or musical with Mom. But all I had to say were two words, BIG NATE, and Charlie was totally into it. He loves this series of New York Times best-selling comic book compilations about a troublesome but loveable, cartoon-drawing-drums-playing tween. Christopher Youstra and Jason Loewith have excellently adapted Read more...