ramblings

Discovery incident yesterday: One Discovery family’s experience

September 2, 2010 | in: ramblings

My husband Chris works at Discovery in downtown Silver Spring. Yesterday afternoon he called my mobile to say that there was “some serious stuff going down at Discovery.” I thought …more

Working moms: How the heck do you DO IT ALL?

August 24, 2010 | in: bad mommy, ramblings

This has been my first summer working a real, honest-to-goodness jobby-job since bringing home a baby in December 2003.  See photo above for a representation of how I’ve been handling …more

Funny kid quote

August 15, 2010 | in: ramblings, random

“This is my mama. Her name is Jessica. She’s wearing that giant hat and sunglasses so she can be saved from being put in a ditch or a box.” — …more

Post-Tornado Stress Syndrome

July 26, 2010 | in: ramblings

Yesterday I felt like a damsel in a cheesy summer apocalypse movie. I stood at my sliding glass door and stupidly watched as three 30-foot pine trees from our neighbors’ …more

Professional Mom Blogging: 50% Privilege, 49% Work, 1% Luck

June 7, 2010 | in: linky love, ramblings

I interrupt my usual parent resource posts to bring you this personal reflection on the new media industry of professional mom blogging. Yesterday I attended a series of events event …more

JS-Kit Echo Live Doesn’t Save Users Emails or List Comment Text on the Dashboard

December 20, 2009 | in: ramblings, screw ups

FINAL UPDATE: By publicly complaining on Twitter about my problems and questions with Echo, I received excellent, personal customer service from JS-Kit executives Chris Saad, Khris Loux and Philippe Cailloux. …more

The Mommy Wars Are Being Waged…In My Gut!

August 15, 2009 | in: ramblings

In case you were wondering, no I haven’t given up this blog. I simply bit off more than I could chew: I tried to be both a stay at home …more

Date Night Dance

July 27, 2009 | in: get a sitter, ramblings

Why does every restaurant photo look like you’re on The Love Boat? This weekend my husband and I celebrated our seven year wedding anniversary. Well, actually the anniversary occurred earlier …more

Spring & Summer Fashion: Organizing, not shopping

May 19, 2009 | in: happy home, hot mama, ramblings, style

Click on the photos in this post for notes, if you’re the ohhhh-ahhh-organization-Real-Simple-Apartment-Therapy voyeur type. I have received a surprising amount of emails from fellow moms asking if I was …more

5 Favorite Things About Being A Mom – Around the World in 80 Days

May 4, 2009 | in: linky love, ramblings

I learned through the ever-amazing Toddler Planet that HerBadMother and David are going “Around the World in 80 Days” via blog. Their goal? To get 80 mom bloggers around the …more

OMG, My Sister is the Coolest Woman and The New Twilight Book Is Online

March 5, 2009 | in: books, hot mama, ramblings

The girl on the right is smokin’ hot. The one on the left seems to have bad gas. I learned so much this past weekend in Palm Springs from my …more

Becoming A Parent Is An Act of Supreme Bravery

February 17, 2009 | in: love, ramblings

Last night my cousin and her husband lost their dear little daughter to cancer. Darling Vivi was almost 10 months old and had Atypical Teratoid Rhabdoid Tumors in her brain …more

Collecting Leaves, Then and Now

October 16, 2008 | in: ramblings

Our front yard, Silver Spring, MD – site of most of our adventures in 2004 Back in 2004 as a new stay at home mom and new resident of Silver …more

Digging the Disney Princesses

July 4, 2008 | in: ramblings

Talk about an American institution….I’m over at DC Metro Moms today, waxing on about the commercial royal hotties. Thanks for reading A Parent in Silver Spring via feed. You rock.

You know who should start a blog? YOU!

June 6, 2008 | in: ramblings

Check out my latest piece on the DC Metro Moms Blog on why all you non-blogging readers should start a blog too. Come on…you know you want to. OK, that …more