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Personal Fitness Map of DC: 37 Weeks of Renewal

by Sandie September 3, 2013 Fitness

September is my birthday month, and this year I’m turning 37.  I’m not one of those women who’s always trying to downplay her age. I’m a Bicentennial Baby, and that’s totally, completely fine with me. What’s not fine with me? That I’m not at a healthy weight. I’ve been overweight since I was a tween. […]

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Vision Therapy: When Is a Slow Reader Not Just a Slow Reader?

by christine July 19, 2013 Child

My son is seven and entering second grade. When he was younger, I didn’t push him to learn his letters or start reading, figuring it would all happen in its own sweet time. It did, but it always seemed to take longer than I had thought it would. I kept waiting for reading to click, […]

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Jillian Michaels

GIVEAWAY: Jillian Michaels at The Warner Theatre

by Stacy Kravitz April 16, 2013 Celeb Crush

Jillian Michaels is coming LIVE to The Warner Theatre on Wednesday, April 24th, and I am beyond excited because I have FOUR tickets to giveaway to a lucky reader! I am a huge, HUGE fan of Jillian and her work in the fitness world.  I lost a lot of baby weight after my first child […]

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Woman with a cold.

The Neti Pot: My Sinus Savior

by Aimee March 21, 2013 Health

My husband introduced me to the Neti Pot a few years ago, and I have become a believer! If I know you fairly well and notice that you have a cold, chances are pretty good that I’ll recommend you try it, too. I’ll admit, the concept and actual use are Gross. With a capital G. […]

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Midwifery

Maryland HB1202 Could Expand Legal Midwifery Options

by Elaine March 12, 2013 Health

Maryland lawmakers have before them the opportunity to increase access to midwives. All they need do is support HB1202 – the Certified Professional Midwives Pilot Program. Doing so would immediately create legal access to qualified providers who are ready to work in Maryland. It would also increase access to homebirth for families that choose this […]

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Grow Your Health festival to screen “In Organic We Trust”

by Jessica Haney March 8, 2013 Food

If it were any other event, I might skip it to get home to my children after spending the weekend at a yoga retreat, my birthday gift to myself for turning the big 4-0. But the people organizing Sunday’s Grow Your Health Wellness Festival are so earnest and passionate, and the documentary film In Organic […]

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In honor of Susan Niebur

In Memory of Our Beloved Friend

by Sandie February 6, 2013 Causes

Today is the first anniversary of our dear friend Susan Niebur’s death. She wasn’t just a fellow DC Mom or blogger; she was an inspiration, a force of nature, a woman who changed each of our lives — as writers, as mothers, as friends. I’ll never forget receiving the call that Susan had passed away. […]

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New On-the-Go Snack from Baked and Wired (Georgetown)

by Elaine January 23, 2013 Food

I am among the many people with resolutions this year to lop off a few pounds. One plan for doing this is ending my cupcake addiction. Luckily, one of my favorite cupcake stores — Baked and Wired in Georgetown — has provided me with an alternative snack: Hippie Crack. This granola snack combines oats, slivered almonds, […]

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Author Katrina Kenison comes to DC yoga studio

by Jessica Haney January 11, 2013 Fitness

We’re eleven days into the first month of 2013. How are those resolutions going? If you’re looking for a little inspiration not to pick up the pace or do 100 things at once but to simply enjoy the life you lead, lil omm yoga studio in Tenleytown has a treat in store next Thursday night. […]

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Weekend workshop to show way to a new life for the new year

by Jessica Haney January 3, 2013 Fitness

Dr. Claudia Welch recalls that when her book, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, and Western Science, first came out in 2011, the magazines all wanted to know its bullet points.   When I, too, unwittingly ask for bite-sized nuggets of wisdom during our phone interview […]

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