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Taking My Kids Running

by Elaine April 1, 2014 Fitness

Last Fall, I decided to take up running. In part, it keeps me busy during soccer and baseball practice, as well as drop-off birthday parties. I get to exercise while the little people have fun, leaving me with little guilt about taking time out for myself. But some days, none of these built in excuses to […]

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Advice From a Marriage Counselor: 10 Things to Do Every Day

by Sandie March 18, 2014 Health

I met Keith Miller when our youngest kids were at a cooperative preschool together. During one of the many pre-K field trips we chaperoned, we made small-talk about our careers. He mentioned he was a marriage counselor, and I was instantly intrigued. I firmly believe in counseling and have gone for various reasons at different […]

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Health Conference Organizer Shares Insights on Parenting and Healing

Thumbnail image for Health Conference Organizer Shares Insights on Parenting and Healing by Jessica Haney February 25, 2014 Fitness

For Everyday Health & Wellness Conference organizer Pam Snyder, everything changed when she temporarily lost her sight in 1999. Her children were 2 ½ and 5 at the time, and she had to rely on the kindness of neighbors to get her family through a three-week ordeal that included daily steroid IV therapy lasting three […]

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Giving for Good

Giving for Good This Holiday Season

by Sandie December 24, 2013 Causes

Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it. It’s so easy to get caught up in the gimme, gimme, gimme of sales and Santa letters and wishlists and stuff every year, but I find that there’s a great peace to the season if you make giving for good a priority. I invite you to […]

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{Sponsored} Aetna Asks: “What’s Your Healthy?”

by Sandie December 16, 2013 Fitness

Disclosure: I was compensated to host this in-home discussion party, but all ideas are completely my own. When I was asked to host an in-home discussion with a few friends about what we consider healthy living, it was hard to say no… It seemed like the perfect excuse to have friends over for a good […]

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Flash Giveaway: 5K Glow Run Dance Party This Saturday

by Sandie November 14, 2013 Around Town

My family is already participating in a 5K this weekend — my daughter’s Girls On the Run 5K in Montgomery County — so we can’t make it… but we think this 5K + party would be make for a fabulous date night for a fit couple. We’re giving away five pairs of tickets to attend […]

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Meeting Maryland Moms Demand Action

by Aimee October 29, 2013 Causes

I recently had the opportunity to attend a house party to meet and get to know the women (and men!) leading the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Like so many others, I was devastated by Newtown. I was outraged by Trayvon Martin. But if I’m honest with myself, I […]

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Personal Fitness Map: YMCA Silver Spring

by Sandie September 27, 2013 Fitness

We recently joined the YMCA in Silver Spring, so my children could join the Y’s year-round swim team in preparation for competing on our summer pool’s team. As a bonus, joining the Y allowed me to check out their fitness offerings. The Y in Silver Spring isn’t as impressive as some of the newer, shinier […]

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Green Festival showcases products and speakers galore

by Jessica Haney September 24, 2013 Around Town

The large green living expo and speaker fest that is the Green Festival, which returned to the DC Convention Center this past weekend, can be counted on to showcase important national green giants and local leaders like Amicus Green Building Center and MOM’s Organic Market, one of the partners of the event. But this year, […]

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Personal Fitness Map: Virtual Boot Camp

by Sandie September 13, 2013 Fitness

As I announced last week, I’m trying my hand at working out at various places in the DC area, but for my first week, because of the craziness of settling into the back-to-school routine, I started with an online boot camp run by my friend Karen. I’ve known Karen more for more than a decade, […]

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