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Join Ryan Zimmerman’s Phones Down Home Run Pledge

Join Ryan Zimmerman’s Phones Down Home Run Pledge

Posted May 17th, 2017 by Sandie in Causes, Health

Every day in America, eight people die and 1,161 are injured in car crashes that involve a distracted driver. For younger drivers, it’s even worse: nearly 60 percent of teen crashes involve distracted drivers. For every mile on the road, drivers aged 16 to 19 are three times more likely […]

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Giveaway to Game On Greater Washington Event

Posted October 17th, 2016 by Sandie in Around Town, Causes, Fitness, Health

Giveaway to Game On Greater Washington Event

My daughter’s best friend has Type 1 Diabetes, and through their friendship (and mine with her mom), I know how important diabetes awareness and research is, so I’m happy to partner with the American Diabetes Association and the Washington Redskins to offer free MVP wristband tickets to Game On, Greater […]

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Fire Safety With Sparky the Fire Dog Videos

Posted October 10th, 2016 by Sandie in Causes, Health

Fire Safety With Sparky the Fire Dog Videos

This is a post sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association and Sparky.org. It’s Fire Prevention Week, October 9-15, 2016, so it’s a perfect time to make sure that your family discusses fire safety both at school and at home.  The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has a host of resources […]

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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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Moms turn out in force for clean air

Posted July 31st, 2014 by Jessica Haney in Causes, Green, Health, Politics

Moms turn out in force for clean air

Moving to DC nearly 14 years ago was a conscious decision; I wanted to live in a place where I would be surrounded by people from all over the world, by arts and cultural institutions and by opportunities to engage in public policy activism. Since developing health issues a decade […]

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Giving for Good This Holiday Season

Posted December 24th, 2013 by Sandie in 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 […]

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Meeting Maryland Moms Demand Action

Posted October 29th, 2013 by Aimee in Causes, Health, News, Parenting, Politics

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 […]

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