June Giveaway: Bitdefender Internet Security Software 2010 & 2011 – THREE COPIES

Mom blog giveaways of gift cards, gift certificates and free products rock, right?  That's why every time you leave a comment on a post on A Parent in Silver Spring, you're entered to win. (Dude, that sounded so commercial-y!  Can you tell I've been letting the kids watch more TV since they've been let out of school?  Yikes.) Thanks so much for all your comments in May – there were officially over 200 entries for the May giveaway of a $50 Mastercard Gift Card to be used where ever Mastercard Read more...

Taste of Wheaton on Sunday by Tech Savvy Mama

If you have never been to Taste of Wheaton before but like sampling ethnic food without the highbrow prices of other street fair tasting events, Taste of Wheaton is for you! At Taste of Wheaton you can stall-hop and get a sample of dim sum, fried chicken, a pupusa covered with cabbage slaw, slice of pizza, a doughnut, along with an ice cream novelty and your chicken satay skewer for a dollar a taste. You can absolutely find something for every eater in your family at Taste of Wheaton without Read more...

Second Chance for Disney On Ice

Thanks to everyone that entered the APISS Disney On Ice contest. The lucky winner was Kirstin G., randomly drawn from the comments, Tweets and Facebook wall posts submitted. But there's still a chance for 4 more free tickets: Tech Savvy Mama Leticia is giving away tickets for another lucky family on Being Savvy DC! Leave comments on both of her websites, write a blog post about your favorite Disney memory or post on Twitter @techsavvymama for multiple ways to win.The kids and I will be seeing Read more...

Nearby Get-Aways, for a Day or Two

As we prepare to blow this pop stand for BlogHer, local resource expert Leticia from Being Savvy DC & Tech Savvy Mama and I collaborated on this list of family friendly getaways for summer and throughout the year:Overnights we love:Going train and Amish crazy in Strasburg PA. Ride the rails, visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania and Dutch Wonderland, and stay at the Strasburg InnPretending we're colonialists in Williamsburg, VA, we stay at the Williamsburg Lodge and get the tickets to Colonial Read more...

Perfect Post Award to Leticia/Tech Savvy Mama

It's no secret that I love Leticia aka Tech Savvy Mama aka Being Savvy's DC City Editor. She's my friend in real life, the best source of info on children's education and technology that I've ever met, has her finger on the pulse of DC and is one hell of a writer.Leticia's personal essays on DC Metro Moms are always introspective and inspiring, but Finding My Way in Preschool particularly resonated with me. Probably because before all the other hats this amazing woman wears, her primo cap is emblazoned Read more...

A Parent in Silver Spring, Jr.’s Top 10 Websites for Kids

Today I'm over at Tech Savvy Mama.com with a list of my kids' favorite websites, which include retro YouTube videos like this:10 points if you know the show. 50 points if you can name both of those famous silhouettes.Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock. Read more...

Rocknoceros Groupies by Tech Savvy Mama

If Captain Computer and Little Miss Techie had their own iPods, the first thing they would request to add to their playlists would be anything by Rocknoceros. We were introduced to Rocknoceros last January during their performances at a local coffee house and became hooked. Ever since, we’ve been checking their online calendar and following them around the DC Metro Area like groupies.You can rock out to Rocknoceros this Sunday at the Taste of Wheaton in Silver Spring. Their performance begins Read more...

Acorn Hill Spring Fair on Saturday by Tech Savvy Mama

Spring is here and along with it comes beautiful flowers, sandals, and an abundance of school spring fairs. One of our favorite family spring fairs is held at Acorn Hill Waldorf Kindergarten and Nursery. If you have never been to Acorn Hill, Spring Fair is a great reason to go. Up a little path and sitting on a hill off of Sligo Creek Parkway, Acorn Hill is a magical place where a cozy brick building with four light-filled classrooms and an astounding playground are nestled among huge trees. Read more...

Reminiscing About Life Before Kids with a Rock-n-Tots Giveaway by Tech Savvy Mama

Last week we took a family vacation to Boston. The Boston area will always be near and dear to my Tech Savvy heart since it is where I spent two wonderful years during grad school This Tech Savvy Mama used to love rockin’ the clubs in Boston as an alternative to my coursework. Dressing up and hitting Lansdowne Street with a bunch of friends was always a great way to spend a Friday or Saturday night. 10 years later, those same clubs are still there but I’ve moved on to more family Read more...