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REVIEW: Challenger British Soccer Camp

REVIEW: Challenger British Soccer Camp

My daughter Sophia is not our sports enthused and talented child.  She’s always excited about the nature and science themed camps offered by the county every year, but we have to give her a little nudge to make sure she gets as much exercise as we’d like.  We’ve heard a lot of praise for the

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Time for a fallback plan...

Time for a fallback plan…

Even the best of us have had a day that got away from us and realized that everyone is hungry and there’s nothing in the fridge but a few paltry leftovers that won’t quite make a full dinner for the family and the last of the milk. Oops. Time for some PB&J, or to pull a rabbit out of the hat. If breakfast for dinner is getting old, you can throw together this (meatless!) Black Beans and Rice in less time than you’d wait for delivery, and entirely from pantry staples.

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ASCENDERS by C.L. Gaber: perfect summer reading for moms or young adults

ASCENDERS by C.L. Gaber: perfect summer reading for moms or young adults

  “Paranormal romance” isn’t usually my thing, but this one sounded appealing, so I dove right in. Blurb: Walker Callaghan doesn’t know what happened to her. One minute she was living her teenage life in suburban Chicago…and the next minute, she was in a strange place and in a brand new school with absolutely no

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Back of the pack, and proud of it. #IPlayLikeAGirl

Back of the pack, and proud of it. #IPlayLikeAGirl

Even “small” competitions in any sport require preparation. Sometimes weeks. Sometimes months. Celebrating every competitor is not a celebration of “losing.” It’s a celebration of dedication. Even if I actually am the slowest land mammal on earth, (probably I’m not, right?) the weeks of sticking to my training schedule that have allowed me to finish a race- first, last, or anything in between- makes it impossible for me to be a “loser.”

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National Arboretum offers all the beauty with fewer crowds

National Arboretum offers all the beauty with fewer crowds

For those of you who aren’t local, the DC cherry blossoms are more than a little bit of a “thing.” The trees in bloom are so famously beautiful that they inspire their own festival and a slew of spinoff events titled “Cherry Blossom ___________” every year. The festival is a huge tourist draw, and multitudes

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