The Daily Dish in Silver Spring: Delish, with and without the kids

"The Daily Dish is a play of words that reflects the passion of its two owners, Jerry Hollinger and Zena Polin, who believe in serving comfort food with a twist — food that is seasonally inspired, locally sourced and farm fresh." I have been a regular visitor to The Daily Dish restaurant in Silver Spring since it opened. It is one of my favorite places to bring friends or share a meal with my husband. For me, living in east Montgomery County, The Daily Dish is the perfect place to meet up with Read more...

Weekend Pick: Ringing Bros. at Verizon

Nothing makes this ho-hum time of year (I'm looking at you, cold, annoying March) special like a night out at The Greatest Show on Earth. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's LEGENDS is in town this weekend, and moving on to Baltimore and Fairfax for subsequent shows. Washington, DC March 19, 2015 - March 22, 2015 Baltimore, MD March 25, 2015 - April 05, 2015 Fairfax, VA April 08, 2015 - April 19, 2015 We have come to consider ourselves Ringling Bros. groupies. Every single Read more...

Best Hair Salon in Damascus: Hypnotic Hair Salon, Saturday Open House

Hypnotic Salon in Damascus is Open and Fabulous  My favorite local salon, Hypnotic Salon in Olney, has expanded with a second Upper County location, Hypnotic Salon Damascus!  Owner Chrissy Mayo not only cuts and highlights hair with extraordinary artistry and on-point style, she is also an amazing entrepreneur. In order to serve more clients with her and her team of stylists' mad skills, she has opened a new location on Main Street in Damascus, right near the Jimmy Cone. I have never Read more...

uberFAMILY DC Tablets and Carseats

Cool family transpo tip: Now when you request an uberFAMILY DC car the driver will not only have carseats for your kids, it will also have a Fuhu’s nabi 2 tablet. These tablets are packed with console-quality HD learning games and child-centric entertainment. Now an uber ride in the DC Metro with kids in tow is even more enjoyable! Alice and I tried out a ride in an uberFAMILY car with a tablet last week. She enjoyed having me sit next to her in the back seat, trying out a new five-point Read more...

Miller and Smith Homes at Poplar Run in Silver Spring

Have you ever lived in a brand new home? I have not. The two homes my husband and I have bought in Silver Spring have been oldies - 1955 and 1970 - both purchased from the original owners. We have become experts at wallpaper removal and hardwood refinishing. The opportunities for purchasing a newly-built home, customized to your specifications, are few in the fabulous S.S. But there is an area of new construction that is stunning, and my friends and I had the chance to experience these Read more...

The Mansion on O Street: Exploration and Imagination for Kids

The Mansion on O Street is a unique experience, unlike any other outing my family and I have encountered in our years of DC area adventures. Mystery and history abound, and kids are warmly welcomed, at the super cool massive art house exploration offered at The Mansion on O Street. Children can wander halls, discover thousands of interesting artifacts and objects, open hidden doors, and complete scavenger hunts. My children loved the controlled independence they found meandering around the Read more...

EVENT CANCELED: Saturday Night Snow Day FUN: PopUp Play Zone Bounce Night Par-Tay! (Italian Ice on Me)

UPDATE: Event was canceled due to incoming storm.  Your Last Chance to Play at PopUp Play Zone Before They Close for the Season!  After being snowed in tomorrow during the day, head to PopUp Play Zone from 6-9pm for a fabulous family bounce night! The February 21st Saturday Night Bounce & Play Party at PopUp Play Zone is happening, no matter the weather. Get the kids out of the house for some cozy, crazy indoor play! Enjoy the best family night out in the DC area at the PopUp Play Zone Read more...

GIVEAWAY: The Still Point at Haven on the Lake Half Day Spa Package

SPA WELLNESS IS FOR EVERYONE ... REALLY  The older I get (almost 40, gah!), the more I realize that if I take care of myself, I am much better at taking care of my kids Charlie, Eve, Alice, and even my husband Chris. Items I used to view as extras, such as time by myself to exercise, are now daily necessities. Experiences I used to regard as extreme luxuries, like wellness treatments, are now simply extras. I work to carve out the time and budget for the extras a few times a year. A Read more...

Winter Break Indoor Play Area for Washington, DC Kids in Silver Spring: Pop Up PlayZone

Pop Up PlayZone Open All Throughout Winter Break!  Inflatables - Special Events - Edutainment - Games - Music Andy's Parties and the former Great Kids Village play spaces saved my family on many a cold winter weekend. Thanks to their amazing indoor offerings, my jumping-off-the-walls kids have played, bounced, made crafts, made friends....and my husband and I have retained our sanities. Lucky us, because Andy has done it again...this time partnering with The Great Zucchini! They have launched Pop Read more...