Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets More Than Pink Discount Card

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets’ More Than Pink discount card gives us the chance to shop, support and save … all while donating to the fight against breast cancer. Get yours before October 31!I just visited Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets to shop for essentials for my family and get an early start on holiday gifts. While there I saved BIG and also made a donation to the mission to end breast cancer.I went to guest services and made a $10 donation to Susan G. Komen, and in turn I Read more...

Silver Spring Cares and Casseroles for a Cause October 7

A Guest Post by Heather FoleyHeather Foley is a Silver Spring mom to three rambunctious kids, Executive Director of Silver Spring Cares, an assistant teacher at Silver Spring Day School and ShepherdsTable board member. When she's not out and about, she can be found at home tending to her garden and chickens. School has started (finally!) and everyone is getting into their groove. Now is a great time to start thinking about how you and your family can give back to the community. I Read more...

Incredible Mother’s Day Gift: Donation to Capital Area Food Bank In Mom’s Honor

Is there anything more important than honoring the hardworking, sacrificing, loving mothers in our lives? Take Agatha Achindu of Yummy Spoonfuls baby food (pictured above, right), who founded her company with a mission to help mothers everywhere healthfully feed their children, and who has spearheaded Spoonfuls of Giving, the donation of 100,000 Yummy Spoonfuls meals to hungry children. She is pictured above at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), where she donated hundreds of Yummy Spoonfuls Read more...

Let’s #ProtectPE!

This post is in partnership with  Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. All opinions expressed are my own.My three kids eagerly look forward to the days that their middle and elementary school schedules include physical education (P.E.). Both Eve’s fifth grade class and Alice’s kindergarten crew typically have a weekly hour of instruction with their schools’ designated gym teachers, in addition to daily Read more...

Best Buddies PROM: Join me for this party with a purpose

Two parties. One purpose. A dynamic twist on the DC gala! On Friday, April 28th, Best Buddies Capital Region will host its fourth annual PROM at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center presented by Trade Center Management Associates in downtown DC. Tommy McFly of 94.7 Fresh's The Tommy Show is encouraging all of us fabulous DC party people to book our sitters and enjoy this amazing night out with him. My husband Chris and I are going, and the even with our VIP tickets the cost Read more...

Silver Spring Family Run April 1st: Ben’s Run to Benefit Children’s National and Pediatric Cancer Research

Ben's Run on April 1st in Silver Spring - Great Time, Great CauseEach year my family and I run for Ben Goldfogle, a boy in our neighborhood who we sadly did not get the honor of meeting. Ben bravely fought leukemia under the care of Children’s National for six and a half years, until he passed away from an infection in September 2009 after his second bone marrow transplant. He was just one month from his 12th birthday. This race honors Ben’s amazing spirit and the many other children Read more...

DC Schools Served by Surprise Donation from STAPLES

I love the DC Metro area.I love our local schools.I love surprises.So I am totally in love with the amazing announcement that Staples made this morning. Staples has made a surprise donation of more than $117,000 to local classroom projects through DonorsChoose.org All literacy projects and all career and college prep projects that were posted on DonorsChoose.org by teachers in the DC metro area received full funding this morning as part of Staples’ $1 million donation to DonorsChoose.org!With Read more...

#StaplesForStudents Helps Teachers, Students Can Win Scholarship and Meet Katy Perry!

Teachers rock! As the daughter of an elementary school teacher and the parent of three school-aged children who are tirelessly served by incredible educators, teachers are our family’s superheroes.Not only have teachers dedicated their careers to expanding the minds of our kids, they selflessly put their own, (under-paid, IMHO) earnings right back into their classrooms. It is estimated that 99.5 percent of all public school teachers use their own money to equip their classrooms, frequently Read more...

Pajama Glam for Moms and Daughters June 18

Fabulous and fun way to bond with and educate your daughter...and benefit this important breast cancer foundation. If you have daughter in elementary through high school, sign up to attend the 4th Annual Pajama Glam with them on Saturday, June 18th. At this event women and girls dress in their favorite pajamas and celebrate their fabulosity, while learning about health, wellness and prevention.  Activities including a fashion show, yoga, zumba, dancing, pamper stations, glam stations, delicious Read more...