Family Photography Sessions with Marian Lozano

If you are pondering taking a professional family photo, you must contact Marian Lozano of Marian Lozano Photography. I have no idea how I became so lucky as to work with Marian eons ago and now be able to count the Washington, DC area’s best family, newborn, expectant mother and children’s photographer as our dear friend and family photographer. Now lest you think me totally biased, Marian Lozano is at the top of every awards list in this town for family photographers. Marian has Read more...

Girls’ Getaway to Hershey, PA: Wine and Food Festival, Hotel Hershey and More

My friend Beth and I had an awesome, much-needed women friend getaway last weekend to Hershey, Pennsylvania which I am convinced truly is the sweetest place on earth. In the past I have enjoyed Hershey with my children, riding rollercoasters and splashing down waterslides. This time it was all about two hard-working moms relaxing for two days, sans kids. Before we checked in to our hotel on Friday we did a little antiquing at the Crossroads Antique Mall (I almost bought a perfect little Read more...

GIVEAWAY: WOW Summit ’16 Blog + Mom Conference Pass at Gaylord National Harbor

Designed to inspire, connect, and empower moms to live and raise a happy, healthy family. OCTOBER 7-8 at Gaylor National Harbor  #WOWsummit I am so excited to attend my first #WOWsummit in October here in DC...and I hope you will join me! I have an exclusive discount code for everyone, and am also giving away one General Admission Saturday Pass!    Conferences with fellow mothers and women focused on improving the health of their families and learning more about being savvy in business Read more...

MomBoss Moms’ Night Out September 29

It's a MomBoss Mom’s Night Out with Author and MomTrends' Nicole Feliciano, TeachMama Amy Mascott, Kirsten Quigley of 3greenmoms, Ellen Allen of Ellen Allen Annapolis, and me, Jessica McFadden of A Parent in Spring.  Join me for a fabulous night of learning how we can grow our businesses and build careers on our terms! September 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm Gordon Center for the Performing Arts Co-presented with The Ivy Bookshop In advance - $20 At the door - $25 Ticket price includes Read more...

Join me for a Kids’ Brunch at Jake’s: Magician, Mimosas and More!

My family and I love brunch at Jake’s American Grille, and we are so excited to invite you to join us for a fabulous Fall Kid’s Brunch on Saturday, September 10th.  Weekends just got easier for parents looking for a kid-friendly brunch, as the Chevy Chase, DC neighborhood restaurant Jake's American Grille relaunches its family brunch filled with fun and good times in the DMV. Jake’s American Grille is reintroducing its family-friendly Kids Brunch with an all ages bash that both parents Read more...

Pike and Rose: Coolest Shopping, Cutest Kids Clothes #BlogPikeAndRose

The Pike and Rose district in North Bethesda/Rockville is a happy place for me. It is a gorgeous, comfortable area for strolling and shopping, has great dining and the best movie theatre in the DC area. Oh, and there is always garage parking. I first was introduced to this area when attending iPic Theatres' media opening, and I have kept heading back. On one of our movie dates soon after the opening, my husband Chris and I discovered that the Pike and Rose GAP next door was the best one Read more...

Kings Dominion Free Pre-K Pass and Family Guide to the Park

Kings Dominion is inviting kids age 3-5 to visit the park for free ... now through October 29, 2017! (Children age 0-2 are always free.) If you have a child age 3-5, you have to sign up for the Kings Dominion Pre-K Pass! This brand new, limited time pass gives preschool-aged children complimentary admission through the entire 2017 season. And if you sign up for the pass now, your 3-5 year old child will also receive one free visit during the fall of 2016 to enjoy the Great Pumpkin Fest in Read more...

Best Brunch for Families in DC: Jake’s American Grille

Bodacious Brunch + On-Site Kids' Room at Jake's American Grille in DC  Remember those lazy, lengthy weekend brunches before kids? No having to eat in shifts or race through your meal? Mimosas perfectly chilled? Eggs Benedict piping hot? You can still have 'em at Jake's American Grille in NW DC/Chevy Chase (right across from the Connecticut Avenue Politics and Prose.)  There's no need to book a sitter, because Jake's has a kid room staffed with an awesome preschool teacher, enthusiastic Read more...

DC Schools Served by Surprise Donation from STAPLES

I love the DC Metro area. I love our local schools. I love surprises. So I am totally in love with the amazing announcement that Staples made this morning. Staples has made a surprise donation of more than $117,000 to local classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org All literacy projects and all career and college prep projects that were posted on DonorsChoose.org by teachers in the DC metro area received full funding this morning as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org! With Read more...