DC Family-Friendly Foodie Event: Taste the World in Silver Spring

This is a Guest Post by Silver Spring Town Center Taste the World in Downtown Silver Spring's Fenton Village Sunday, May 6, 1-5pm Nearly two dozen restaurants featuring cuisine from around the globe will be showcased in the second annual Taste the World in Fenton Village on Sunday, May 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. Fenton Village is located just south of downtown Silver Spring between Wayne, Georgia and Burlington avenues and Fenton Street. Pictured above: The band Eastern Standard Time Read more...

Guest Post: A Healthy Pantry

Yihung Mohs is the owner of  Silver Spring Dream Dinners and the talented writer of the The Silver Spring Dream Dinners Blog. The Healthy Pantry Spring is officially here! With warmer weather, longer days and nature making its annual comeback, it's easy to see why many call this their favorite season.  To open the windows and breath the fresh air is a great motivator to get organized and do some spring-cleaning.  There is something so appealing about starting anew during this season, which almost Read more...

GUEST POST: The Maids Tips on Decluttering and Organization

Judy McGhee works for The Maids of DC and therefore knows all about clutter as a professional in the home cleaning business. She offers tips and advice to help homeowners keep their houses squeaky clean! As a busy mom, we all struggle with the clutter in our homes! We all want everything to be in its place  when the phone rings and your mom, of heaven forbid, mother-in-law is on her way over. A girl could twist an ankle running around the house stuffing things into closets and under beds! There Read more...

Guest Post: A Parent in the West Bank Values Classroom Diversity

Donna Stefano is project director at the Cooperative Housing Foundation—known simply as CHF International— which serves more than 20 million people each year around the world. CHF International's headquarters are based in Silver Spring, Maryland, but staff members worldwide assist low- and moderate-income communities improve their social, economic and environmental conditions. Based in the West Bank, Stefano is a single, American mother with a nine year old son. He was born in Maryland, and when Read more...

Guest Post: Spring Into Action by Yihung Mohs of Silver Spring Dream Dinners

Yihung Mohs is the owner of  Silver Spring Dream Dinners and the talented writer of the The Silver Spring Dream Dinners Blog. It’s that time of the year when we are ready to pack away our winter coats, gloves and hats and start thinking about shorts, swimsuits and tank tops! With warmer days upon us, it’s time to think about fun outdoor activities that will make you jump off the couch and get active. Breathing in some fresh air is not only physically benefiting, but also emotionally healing.  Read more...

Guest Post: Naturally Beautiful Skin by Sara Damelio of Skincando

Sara Damelio is one of the country's first eco-facialists and has been practicing and studying natural skincare for over 12 years. She is also the owner/creator of Skincando -- a luxury natural skincare line based and manufactured in Silver Spring, MD. Naturally Beautiful Skin Living in the DC area we all struggle with dry, dull winter skin. It is a challenge to stay hydrated, but made possible through the use of natural and organic exfoliants and moisturizers. Natural skin care products Read more...

Healthy Living (and Eating) in 2012

This guest post is courtesy Yihung Mohs, the owner of  Silver Spring Dream Dinners and the talented writer of the The Silver Spring Dream Dinners Blog. It should come as no surprise that the most popular New Year's resolution is to lose weight and eat healthier meals. Is this your resolution? If so, be encouraged that you are not alone. Many people, just like you, are starting today! However, for busy parents who are constantly on the go, creating healthy eating habits while maintaining a busy Read more...

Guest Post: New Parenting Book – Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?

Vanessa Van Petten is the creator of RadicalParenting.com, a parenting website written from the teen perspective to help parents understand them. Her approach has been featured by CNN, Fox News, and Wall Street Journal. She was also on the Real Housewives of Orange County helping the housewives with troubled teens. She is also the author of the parenting book, “Do I Get My Allowance Before or After I’m Grounded?” When I was 16 I thought it was my Dad’s goal in life to make me miserable. Read more...

Staycations: 7 Cheap Activities at Home – Guest Post

This guest post is by my online friend and idol Vanessa Van Petten, one of the nation's youngest experts on parenting and adolescents, and author of the popular parenting blog, RadicalParenting.com. Vanessa's ideas and insights for staycation fun are great for a families with any age of kids! Everyone is tightening their budgets. I think this can actually by a good thing because this economy can be a good opportunity to try new kinds of bonding and activities especially for families.  You Read more...