Taking My Kids Running

Posted April 1st, 2014 by Elaine in Fitness, Health, Parenting

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 […]

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

Posted March 18th, 2014 by Sandie in 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 […]

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

Posted December 16th, 2013 by Sandie in Fitness, Health

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 […]

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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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Personal Fitness Map: YMCA Silver Spring

Posted September 27th, 2013 by Sandie in Fitness, Health

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 […]

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Personal Fitness Map: Virtual Boot Camp

Posted September 13th, 2013 by Sandie in Fitness, Health, Uncategorized

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 […]

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