Sport and Health at Pike and Rose: Best Montgomery County Gym, Best Personal Training #PikeFit

I have been working out for the last five years at a small, outdated gym near my home. It has the bare basics: old cardio machines, group exercise classes, '90's style spinning and a basement weight room without windows. Nothing to write (er, blog) home about.So imagine my delight at an invitation to a month's review at the new and state of the art Pike & Rose Sport&Health in North Bethesda. This brand new Sport&Health gym is gorgeous. Swanky yet warm. All of the equipment Read more...

WOW Summit Review and Moms Meet Opportunities for Us All

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the WOW Summit in DC, an annual conference in which I was able to connect with health and family-focused brands, and receive new social media learning for my professional development. It was a chance to take two days to focus on improving my blog, work and tighten my communication career goals, merged with my passion for raising my kids as healthfully as possible -- a true win-win. The conference was hosted by Moms Meet, an online community where all Read more...

Emerald Springs Spa in Hershey, PA

When my friend Beth and I had our Hershey, PA getaway (without our families!) we were both wound up as tight as yo-yos. We were spending hours every day working on a major event in its last stages, helping our kids get their school years started, and striving to balance career and family demands. We were in desperate need for relaxation.Before checking in to The Hotel Hershey, we headed to the Emerald Springs Spa in Hershey for massages. I am pretty much obsessed with the mind and body benefits Read more...

GIVEAWAY: WOW Summit ’16 Blog + Mom Conference Pass at Gaylord National Harbor

Designed to inspire, connect, and empower moms to live and raise a happy, healthy family. OCTOBER 7-8 at Gaylor National Harbor  #WOWsummitI am so excited to attend my first #WOWsummit in October here in DC...and I hope you will join me! I have an exclusive discount code for everyone, and am also giving away one General Admission Saturday Pass!   Conferences with fellow mothers and women focused on improving the health of their families and learning more about being savvy in business Read more...

Massage Envy Rockville Review

Rockville Pike is not just a location where you can find bathroom tile, swim suits, coconut oil and yet another kids birthday gift.It's also a place where you can grab some rare moments of relaxation and therapeutic body work, thanks to Massage Envy Rockville.This outpost of the popular Massage Envy spas offers a range of services:Deep tissue massage Swedish massage Hot Stone Envy massage Murad Healthy Skin facials Cranial sacral massage AromatherapyI had the Read more...

Teach Kids to #MimicMommy and Apply Sunscreen [Giveaway!]

Kristen Bell has inspired me to have "The Talk" with my three children. Especially my older two, Charlie and Eve, who are getting older and can handle more responsibility for their own health.Of course, we are not referring to the birds and the bees talk, but the talk on the importance of applying sunscreen early and often.In fact, after watching Kristen's hilarious and important video for Neutrogena, my older kids and I made our own.I know, I know: Kristen Bell's video? Read more...

DC-Area Kids Need Sunscreen #ChooseSkinHealth

What do DC United soccer players and our kids have in common? Major League Soccer (MLS) and Neutrogena have teamed up to make sure that DMV families are choosing skin safety this summer!When you attend a DC United game in May you will notice Skin Cancer Awareness Month is an important theme. The color of bright orange will be featured prominently to signify the campaign, from banners to the players' sweatbands. Official match balls will bear the decal, and the MLS ball kids are wearing special Read more...

Great Face: Eco-Facial by Skincando’s Sara Damelio at Emerald Door Silver Spring

Give yourself the gift of a better complexion and younger looking skin with a luxurious organic facial.Last month I headed to The Emerald Door Eco-Chic Spa in Silver Spring to visit Sara Damelio, creator of the celebrated Skincando skincare products (which I have raved about).There I received an Eco-Luxe Facial, and I am still debating which benefit I enjoyed the most.The pampering and relaxation during the treatment?The big improvement in my skin clarity and texture?The recommended Read more...

Giveaway: Massage Envy of Olney 1-Hour Customized Massage

I had a massage at Massage Envy of Olney on a Wednesday morning. I was not on vacation. I was not using a Mother's Day gift certificate. I went in there on a weekday to take care of my bod.After dropping Alice at preschool, I sauntered in for a customized massage to review for the blog, as well as the chance to offer another customized 1-hour massage as a giveaway for a lucky reader.Located in the space where a beer and wine store used to be, Massage Envy of Olney has transformed this Read more...