Teen Bedroom Upgrade: New Full Size Mattress from Tomorrow Sleep

Here's a bad mom confession: Charlie turns 14 next month, but was still sleeping in the IKEA twin bed we purchased him when he was three. The mattress sagged and Charlie's adult sized legs and feet hung over the end.Parenting fail!And the thing that this teenager craves most in the world after days spent at school and sports? Happy sleep.So when Tomorrow Sleep contacted us about reviewing some of their holistic sleep system products, we were all in. Designed to improve lives through Read more...

Concussions Are Treatable (So Is Parental Concussion Anxiety) #ReThinkConcussions

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Motherhood on behalf of UPMC. The first time I worried that one of my children had a concussion was way back in 2004 when my first toddler (not a UPMC patient) took his very first tumble on the stairs. Every year since, as my three kids have lived their healthy, free lives full of falls, spills, sports, swings, surf and more excitement, the concussion concern has been present. It gnaws at the back of my brain during every basketball game, backstroke Read more...

The Migraine Sisterhood and Telling Your Story

I suffer from headaches and occasional migraines, as do many of my female friends in their thirties, forties and fifties. Some of my girlfriends fight the battle against chronic migraines, which affect their lives greatly. When we get together as a group, our planning often takes into account not only our family and work schedules, but our avoidance of migraine triggers.Gone are our former Bridget Jones-esque nights of drinking too much wine and devouring wheels of fancy aged cheeses. Read more...

Visionworks Eye Exams for Kids and PAW Patrol

At the top of my back to school to-do list? Taking the kids for their annual eye exams. As both my husband and I needed glasses at children, we believe monitoring our kids' eyesight is essential. In fact, 1 in 4 kids has a vision problem.Last week I took Alice to our local Visionworks for a just-for-kids eye exam. There Alice had a wonderful experience, thanks to the caring optometrist, Dr. Cypress, who truly reflected Visionworks passion for offering young children a positive and Read more...

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I have been working out for the last five years at a small, outdated gym near my home.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...