Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great Children’s Musical on Saturday!

Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown's special Saturday performances for families are among the BEST children's theatre in the Washington, DC area. This Saturday, October 6th there is a special performance for families:  A musical adaptation of Judy Blume's hilarious and oh-so-true tale of a middle schooler's summer, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great. This is one of my all-time favorite books from my childhood (that link is for all my fellow Pinterest devotees). I am so excited to Read more...

DC Metro Car Seat Safety Inspection Locations and Events

This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and Saturday September 22 is National Seat Check Saturday. This initiative is all about keeping our kids and babies safe when traveling by car. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Safe Kids and the GM Foundation have pulled together some very important information and events to make car seat safety easy on us busy parents. Have Your Car Seat Installed By An Expert Although some fire stations may be able to install your Read more...

Photographer Denise George Family Sessions September 15 & 16 — Special Price

My dear family friend and renowned on location photographer Denise George, based in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, is coming into town and offering her services for professional family/children's sessions the weekend of September 15 and 16 at Brookside Gardens. She is also available Monday September 17. Charlie 2 years, Eve 5 weeks, Chris and I looking the best in our lives, thanks to Denise George Just look at these gorgeous photos of children and families on Denise's photography website, iPhotograph Read more...

GIVEAWAY: LEGO BrickFair Tickets for This Weekend! – Two Families Will Win

BrickFair 2012 at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia on Saturday August 4 and Sunday August 5 Win four tickets to attend this LEGO extravaganza with your family -- your choice to attend on either Saturday or Sunday -- two families will each win 4 tickets! BrickFair VA 2012  is happening this weekend, which means the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly will be COMPLETELY taken over with LEGOS! That's over 100,000 square feet of LEGO models, displays and winding trains as about 1,000 adult Read more...

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular REVIEW

How to Train Your Dragon Live at DC's Verizon Center July 19-22 Use Exclusive Discount Code MOM in the "Mommy Blog" promo blox for 25% off weekday performances (including Friday nights) for all seats except premium seats and VIP ticket experiences. My two older children (Charlie, 8, and Eve, 6) and I were offered generous review tickets to see HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR at last night's opening night show. It was the most sophisticated special effects-laden live show any of us Read more...

4th of July for Families 2012 – UPDATED

Sorry my last posts have been so grumpy.  I love #DC, #MD, the MoCo and of course, Silver Spring every bit as much as I love my country on its birthday. I'll get back into chipper A Parent in Silver Spring character again. Please enjoy these photos of my children with their bikes decorated for the 4th of July as amends and be sure to enter the giveaway of tickets to the children's show at Strathmore! Here are local options for family-friendly 4th of July celebrations still happening even in Read more...

How to Train Your Dragon LIVE Discount Code for 25% Off Washington DC Show July 19-22 at Verizon Center

How to Train Your Dragon Live Spectacular Comes to DC's Verizon Center July 19-22 Use Exclusive Discount Code MOM in the "Mommy Blog" promo blox for 25% off weekday performances (including Friday nights) for all seats except premium seats and VIP ticket experiences. My children and I are beyond excited to see the HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR on its Washington-area opening night Thursday, July 19. The show gives attendees the experience of viewing live dragons soaring through 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...

GIVEAWAY: Medieval Times Tickets and Memorial Day Special

Medieval Times Rocks, Tickets for Memorial Day Weekend are the Lowest Prices of the Season, Win Free Tickets for Your Family This Summer The Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament at the Baltimore/Washington, DC Castle (located at Arundel Mills in nearby Hanover, MD in Anne Arundel County) was, in the words of my son Charlie, "The most fun out-to-dinner Saturday night ever!" I have heard about this show ever since I was a little girl growing up seeing the ads on TV, but had never experienced. We all Read more...