Fun Valentine’s Day Parties for Kids – at School or Home

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

Whether you’re helping with your child’s Valentine’s Day party at school or planning one at home, there are so many fun, creative ways to keep kids busy and make their party a blast. Try some of these ideas kids are sure to love. CRAFTS Heart suncatcher Lay a sheet of wax paper in front of each child. Then have the …

New Year Resolutions: Why They Fail and How You Can Succeed

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

The New Year is a great time to take inventory, set goals, and take charge of your life. But if you’re like most, making resolutions is much easier than keeping them. Rather than focus on the idea of a new beginning, which can lead to disappointment at the first slip, keep in mind that self-improvement is an ongoing endeavor. Setbacks …

A Winter Frolic for the Family: Blizzard Blast and Cold Weather Fun

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

If your kids are like most, school snow closings are the highlight of the winter season. Get into the spirit with some of these fun outdoor activities. After you’ve expended your energy outdoors, there’s plenty of fun to be had indoors as well. Outdoor Winter Frolic Take a snowshoe hike Buy or borrow snowshoes for the family, and go on …

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Beyond

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

Cashing in on Super Holiday Savings Whether you’re a Black Friday enthusiast or hater, there are ample ways to cash in on super holiday savings throughout the season. So follow these tips for deep discounts on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and beyond. Subscribe to store email lists.  Decide on which stores you want to shop at least a couple of …

The Stuff About Your Stuff Isn’t About Your Stuff 

Lisa Geraci Rigoni Home & Design, Lifestyle

Everyone has clutter. Some of it we can see in our homes, cars and offices. And some clutter we walk around with daily-deep inside where no one can see, not even us.  I started my journey into professional organizing in 2008. Little did I know that back in 2006 when I discovered I had ADD, that organizing would become my …

The Down Syndrome Trailblazers

Eugene Tossany Features, Lifestyle, Talk of Tysons

A World Down Syndrome Day Exclusive By Eugene Tossany, Author of The Down Syndrome Superhero series Our society has come a long way since the 1950’s, when Down Syndrome (DS) individuals were categorized as non-functioning mongoloids and locked up in institutions. In retrospect, the children who were brought up in an often-cold environment are today’s adults who have been paving …

Are Communication Problems Alienating You & Your Partner? Learn This Technique for a Relationship That Thrives

Learn Communication Techniques for a Relationship That Thrives

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

Are Communication Problems Alienating You & Your Partner? Learn This Technique for a Relationship That Thrives Couples split up for numerous different reasons, ranging from lack of common interests and significant life changes to money issues, cheating, and sex. But one of the top reasons couples don’t survive that’s commonly cited by therapists is communication problems. So it’s essential couples …

Solo Sports for Introverted and Shy Kids

Kimberly Blaker Features, Lifestyle

Here’s Where Their Abilities Shine Through There’s no doubt; team sports offer kids an array of benefits. Team sports provide opportunities for kids to develop friendships, work as a team, problem-solve, learn good sportsmanship, and much more. But team sports aren’t for everyone. Many kids, particularly those who are introverted or shy, struggle with or lack interest in team sports. …