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New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

New gym in Arlington gets kids active, too

Posted May 24th, 2016 by Jessica Haney in Fitness, Health

If you have ever wished your gym would turn off the TV in its childcare facility and actually get your kids to exercise while you are exercising, the new TRUE Health & Wholeness in Arlington is worth a look. Owned by Nina and Christian Elliot, parents of four children, the […]

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Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

Posted April 27th, 2016 by Sandie in Beauty, Fashion, Health

Mother’s Day Gift: Spa Treatment at Volta Esthetics

If you’re anything like me, your husband could use some suggestions for what to get you for Mother’s Day. Or perhaps you have your own mom in town and would like to treat her to some pampering. Whatever the case, I highly recommend a gift certificate for a massage or facial at Volta Esthetics […]

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Review: Fitness Bands for the Whole Family

Posted February 10th, 2016 by Sandie in Fitness, Health

Review: Fitness Bands for the Whole Family

One of my family’s goals this year is to move more, and we’ve been accomplishing that with the help of fitness trackers. It’s not always easy (for me!) to meet our daily goals, but these wearable activity trackers keep us going and reminding us that we need to be good to […]

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Fire Prevention Week: Sparky App Teaches Fire Safety

Posted October 6th, 2015 by Sandie in Causes, Health, Parenting

Fire Prevention Week: Sparky App Teaches Fire Safety

This compensated post is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association. All opinions are my own. It’s Fire Prevention Week, and the perfect time to discuss fire safety with your kids. The National Fire Protection Association has released a new app, Sparky’s Brain Busters, to teach kids about fire safety […]

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Future City Helps Middle Schoolers Design Ideal Worlds

Posted February 26th, 2015 by Sandie in Causes, Parenting, Teens & Tweens

Future City Helps Middle Schoolers Design Ideal Worlds

This is a sponsored post. In honor of DiscoverE’s National Engineering Week’s “Girl Day,” we’re celebrating today’s emphasis on ensuring girls feel welcome and excited in the field of engineering. One program that is leading the way with middle-school-aged girls is the Future City Competition, which my family was lucky […]

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Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

Posted October 3rd, 2014 by Aimee in Child, Fitness, Health, Parenting

Dear Teachers: Don’t Use Recess to Punish Kids

We’re nearly two months into the new school year, and I’ve already seen several parents vent on Facebook about their children’s teachers taking away recess as punishment. To these parents and me, this form of punishment could not make less sense. To punish one student (or worse, an entire class!) […]

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