7 Hot New Workout Jams for July

We’re coming up on another hot month. via GIPHY So, here are some new hot tracks to help you to keep burning up those workouts! (And — pssst! — if you need workouts to do, we’ve got a slew of free ones here.) via GIPHY Sangria Wine, Pharrell Williams & Camila...

How to Build a Campfire

For outdoor wilderness enthusiasts, balmy summer weather is a reason to celebrate. My friends and I love soaking up the summer sun out on the lake or river. We try to take full advantage of gorgeous summer days by playing outside as much as possible — and...

Healthy Obsession: Watermelon Everything

Summer came on fast and furiously here in the Washington, DC area — as it always does. And right on schedule, I found myself standing in the produce aisle on my weekly trip to the grocery store drooling over the watermelon stand. Nothing says summer like watermelon. But...

Podcast Ep 88: Feminist, Photographer & Entrepreneur Kyle Hepp

A self-described “serial entrepreneur who’s never had a real job,” Kyle Hepp is an internationally recognized wedding photographer, a CrossFitter who has placed top 10 in Chile’s female CrossFit rankings for several years, author of the book “The Maternal Instinct Myth,” and is in the process of seeking...

How Much to Pay Your Sitter

The first time we hired a sitter for our daughter, I was clueless. What was the going rate? Should I order her dinner? Do we tip? via GIPHY After quite a few texts back and forth with my mom tribe, I settled on a rate that felt fair — and...

Our Feet Rise and Fall Together With Brooks Running

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games are right around the corner — and I’m so psyched to say that I’ll be there for the start of the games, along with my fellow Brooks Running blog ambassadors, because Brooks is bringing us all out to Seattle to be...

America’s Most 5K-Friendly Cities

It’s always fun to see how your city or state ranks with the rest of the country. Is it healthy? Does it cook? Is it happy? If you’ve ever wondered how your city stacks up in the running-5Ks department (now that’s a department we’d like to work...

What You Need to Know About the Summer Solstice

Summer is my favorite time of year. It means freedom: road trips, adventures, late nights, and overall, a good time. The stars are kind enough to mark each year with a summer solstice. You may be wondering: What is a solstice and why should I care? Well,...

Touring the Breweries of Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Credit: Adam Sawyer Folks have been plotting vacations around wine since, well, pretty much forever — something to which Jenn can clearly attest — but I know more and more people who are doing the same thing when it comes to craft beer. I spent a day in...

My Everchanging Grief

As I live with my grief day to day, month to month, year to year, I realize more and more what “they” say is true. Grief is not a destination. It is a journey that changes daily, and just when you think you have it figured out,...


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