Archive - May 2016

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4th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness June 18
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Photoblog of the new TRUE holistic gym with childcare
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Upcoming Yoga Activities in Metro DC
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How to Be a Durable Human in the Digital Age: An interview with author and NoVA mom Jenifer Joy Madden + giveaway
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TRUE Health and Wholeness Opens Holistic Gym in Arlington + giveaway
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DC Green Festival 2016 Free for Mothers over Mother’s Day Weekend!
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Mother’s Day 2016: Reflections from local moms

4th Annual Climb Out of the Darkness June 18

This year, more women will develop a perinatal mood or anxiety disorder than will get diagnosed with breast cancer, and Climb Out of the Darkness – with four climbs this June in Virginia – aims to shed light on these maternal mental illnesses that can begin during pregnancy or after childbirth. Read More

Photoblog of the new TRUE holistic gym with childcare

The new TRUE Health & Wholeness fitness facility in Arlington is now open for business, including childcare! I got a chance to tour the place at its recent grand opening and was amazed at the facility’s expansiveness and beauty.

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How to Be a Durable Human in the Digital Age: An interview with author and NoVA mom Jenifer Joy Madden + giveaway

Jenifer Joy Madden is a Vienna mom of three whose new book, How To Be a Durable Humanis the latest in a series of accomplishments that include writing for the Huffington Post and many other publications, being a Listen to Your Mother participant and book contributor, and successfully advocating for a network of hiking/biking trails in Tysons/Vienna. Her new book, which launches on May 18 at One More Page Books in Arlington, is a practical follow-up to her earlier The Durable Human Manifesto. The new book – subtitled “Revive and Thrive in the Digital Age Through the Power of Self-Design” – provides tools for grounded, intentional living that every mindful parent will appreciate. Read More

DC Green Festival 2016 Free for Mothers over Mother’s Day Weekend!

The Green Festival is back in DC at the Convention Center for a 12th year, and since it’s on Mother’s Day weekend, moms are free! It’s also free if you have a receipt from MOM’s Organic Market for $25 or more. It’s a great place to learn about sustainability and to check out some cool and yummy healthy products. Read More

Mother’s Day 2016: Reflections from local moms

The day is almost here when people will be posting images on social media of flowers and chubby-cheeked hugs and all kinds of joy for Mother’s Day. When we are feeling awesome about our parenting and our daughtering, and when we’re feeling like our cups are full with support from loved ones, our community, or something greater, these images warm hearts. Sometimes, though, it’s hard to see past the laundry and runny noses and night wakings.

So, as in 2014, I asked some local moms who work with or on behalf of moms to share their reflections on this holiday. Some shared two years ago, and some I’ve only met since then. What I wanted to know was: What does Mother’s Day mean to you? How do you hope to celebrate it and how do you expect to celebrate it? Here’s what they had to say!

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