Mother Daughter PJ Party on Saturday: Pajama Glam DC

I know many of us have been spending a good deal of time in our PJs, what with all of the crazy snowed-in days. So why not wear them out of the house with your daughters on Saturday night for a great cause? Tigerlily Foundation Pajama Glam Party Saturday, March 8, 2014 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Embassy Suites DC Convention Center 900 10th Street, NW Washington, DC The Tigerlily Foundation presents its annual Pajama Glam Party, a sparkling, all-ages fun event that invites women and girls Read more...

Family Offerings at Atlas Intersections Festival

BOLD. PROVOCATIVE. DYNAMIC. February 21 - March 8   The Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival from February 21 - March 8, 2014 is a unique all-arts festival which brings together more than 100 performing groups over eight days to offer intersections of music, theatre, dance, film, opera and spoken word. I have culled from the INTERSECTIONS website and press release the information about Celebrate Family performances and Family Saturdays events for families and children.  To see the full Read more...

Disney on Ice This Weekend: All Shows On!

Although Thursday's Disney On Ice shows at the Verizon Center had to be canceled due to the snowstorm (full refunds or exchanges were granted to Thursday ticket holders), the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday shows are ON! This is a fab, and very apropos way to find some indoor family fun during this snowy weekend.  You will see 65 of Disney's most unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories. Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald Duck, the beloved Disney Princesses and other favorites including Read more...

Winterfest Children’s Carnival Saturday

WINTERFEST CHILDREN'S CARNIVAL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH 10am-2pm Learning Center for Young Children, 10123 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington Escape the cold with your kids at the Winterfest Children's Carnival in Kensington.  Hosted by The Learning Center for Young Children (LCYC). This event is geared towards families with children in preschool and elementary school. Acclaimed local entertainer Frank Cassel, "The Banjo Man,” will play his blend of folk, bluegrass and children's music. Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Disney on Ice Family Four Pack

  I used to see the television promotions for Disney On Ice when I was a little kid back in the early eighties. I thought the show looked so beautiful as I watched the commercials. But although my parents were great about taking us kids to lots of shows and amusements, we never got around to seeing those Disney characters on ice skates live and in person. So while I claim that I now attend Disney on Ice to entertain and delight my own children, often the kid in our family who is most Read more...

Miss Nelson is Missing at Adventure Theatre MTC

Currently on the syllabus at the Adventure Theatre MTC? Miss Nelson in Missing, a musical adaptation of the book beloved by kids (and substitute teachers.)  Room 207 is terrible. Awful. Their behavior frankly stinks. And they have the nicest, most patient teacher, Miss Nelson. Watch what happens when Miss Nelson goes missing and witchy substitute Viola Swamp takes over the class. Parents and children alike will love the humor, the catchy songs, and the Adventure Theatre’s patented style Read more...

List of Local Hills for Sledding

Since beginning this blog I have hoarded lists of hills recommended by other local parents. I have only launched my children and myself down a couple of them. I would just like to say that I accept NO LIABILITY for any injuries incurred. I do knot that none of the hills listed dump children out into oncoming traffic. Sled at your own risk, supervise the kiddies, mind the icy roads, and stay safe today! 20910 The hill behind the Silver Spring library leading into Ellsworth Urban Park Rosemary Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Monster Jam 2014

Start your kids' year off with a trip to check out the Monster Trucks! Monster Jam is happening at the Verizon Center on January 24 and 25th. The last time Monster Jam was in DC was in 2011, so apparently this is a rare chance to see the massive trucks race, jump and crush. I will be heading to the show for the first time with my son Charlie and Jeep Momma and her son. We are excited to experience an American phenomenon. All I know of monster trucks is from a few TV promotions and catching Read more...

Winter Break Washington DC Kids Outing Ideas

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and loads of love from the A Parent in Silver Spring family! We hope you have a wonderful winter break, and that these suggestions keep the fun coming! Christmas Eve Only: Water-Skiing Santa at 1 p.m. FREE. This crazy fun event has a water-skiing Santa, flying elves, the Jet-skiing Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman performing on the Potomac River.  Best view of Santa and crew is from National Harbor. No matter the weather, this event is on! Catch Aquarium at Imagination Read more...