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A Thing of Great Worth

January 12, 2018

I’ve been listening to an episode of the Tony Robbins Podcast with Simon Sinek who is the author of Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. He’s a self-described “unshakable optimist.” He has a deep belief in building bright futures and that we all yearn to do that together, not alone. […]

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10 Games for School Closures

January 8, 2018

January is here!  17 days off from school for winter break, 2 days in school, and 5 more days off!  It’s been such a wonderfully full time with family.  So many moods and so many grievances, lots of laughs, a million “I’m bored” complaints fielded, too much Amazon Prime to speak of, a carbohydrate frenzy, […]

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What to do? Buying and Renting.

January 5, 2018

We live in a transient area with a lot of options for housing at many different income levels.  On the whole, it’s an expensive metropolitan region and even people who work full time can find it impossible to find housing that they can afford on a monthly basis.  Although some people may disagree with suburban […]

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Weekend is coming.

January 3, 2018

The weekend is almost upon us, DC Metro friends!  And what’s better than planning some fun excursions on the coattails of an epically long winter break.  The good news is if the end of the holiday season has you feeling down, there are still a lot of venues doing Christmas light events through this weekend.  […]

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Tiny Shoes

December 15, 2017

I was strolling down a shoe aisle at Target, looking for a size 6 toddler shoe for a little girl whose family is homeless and receiving services from the local Reston homeless shelter, Embry Rucker.  I found a pair of size 6 sneakers and opened the box.  Inside was a pair of shoes, each about […]

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Your list before you list

December 5, 2017

It’s December.  You’re thinking of selling in the spring.  Spring means January or February in the bustling DC Metro market.  What do you do?  Here’s a list to get you started: Change smoke detectors Fresh paint on the walls and trim Weed and update landscaping Professionally clean carpets or replace if needed Have your Air […]

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The Big Why

October 26, 2017

I work for an organization, Keller Williams Realty, that is always asking “why” do we do what we do? This business is exciting and dynamic and very challenging, especially on a psychological level. As a Realtor, you must be prepared to be really good at your job and still not get everyone’s business. You can […]

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How did we get here? Being a mom.

October 14, 2017

This blog post is dedicated to my beautiful sister-in-law Melissa. She is a dedicated mom to my niece and nephew and has demonstrated a remarkable energy and focus on their health and development since they were born very prematurely almost 5 years ago. It seems almost impossible that they will turn 5 in a few […]

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Ways your kids can make a difference

October 3, 2017

  This blog post is dedicated to Lacy. We’ve known each other since high school and I’ve always enjoyed her sincerity, humor, and salt-of-the-earth honesty. We haven’t seen each other in years but with our West Potomac HS Class of ’98 twenty-year reunion right around the corner, I hope we can share some laughs in […]

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Date Nights

September 27, 2017

This blog post is dedicated to Angela Cramer. I first met Angela because we are both LANK moms. LANK is the oldest preschool in Reston (over 50 years old!). Angela is authentic and fun loving and I must admit I thought she was pretty straight laced until I saw her break it down on stage […]

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