Happy Summer Folks!
Did we even have a winter this year? I can’t remember. I am just grateful to have the warm weather. I have been obsessing over some things lately and wanted to share my latest musings with you in this issue. I hope you will enjoy reading this issue.
I love the warm weather and spending time outdoors picnicking. I always get very excited and make the best picnic baskets but by the time I make it to the second Wolf Trap concert, I am out of ideas. You will love reading Jennifer Pantall’s article on packing meals. As some of you may know, my hubby travels a ton for work and I am usually left home holding up the fort. I wanted to reach out to the community and see how both parties feel about traveling often. While I realize, our inclusion is rather traditional, I wanted to share with you my personal take on it. Traveling husband, at home wife. I am aware the roles are sometimes reversed and if you are experiencing your life differently, feel free to reach out to me to tell us your story.
Loudoun is growing, you know what that means…. new restaurants. We sent out our beautiful and talented Traci Medlock to go out there and scout for us. She found some new gems and captured the menu and the experience as only she can. I have to say, Traci probably has the best job around here.
How about weekend getaways? Anyone going anywhere near by? Share it with us by hash tagging your social feeds with #poshseventrips. Our own Colleen McHale prepared a nice suggestion list for you and your family.
Let’s not leave our teens out. In this issue, we had our contributor Chris Croll look into new high school options and show us what is available in education while Neil McNerney answered some parenting questions we had about our teens. Cara Everett reviewed a very nice book on strength based parenting to give you even more help to raise your horribly wonderful teens.
Who is cooking this summer? If you are contemplating signing up for a meal delivery program like Blue Apron or HelloFresh, our very own Aileen Miller did do just that and wrote about her experience. Is it worth it? Did it really turn us into Jacques Pepin or did we struggle.
I have been struggling with working out my entire adult life and finally found a program I am obsessed with. Orangetheory Fitness. I had to reach out to the founder and find out how a mom goes from being single and teaching Pilates from her house to building one of the fastest growing companies in the country. Michelle Barerra actually inspired me to start the program, so we tasked her with the interview. Read to learn what she found out. You can also get rich and make tons of money by reading our interview with the author of You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jennifer Sincero. We are totally inspired by her.
Enjoy this wonderful issue filled with our latest musings. Remember, you too can be a contributor. Simply email me directly with your ideas.
Love and sisterhood to all of our tribe,
See what is inside.
All Within Driving Distance
JUST FOLLOW MY LEAD
How I Mastered the Dance floor
READY, SET, BURN
An Interview With Orange Theory Fitness Creator Ellen Latham
LIVING OUT OF A SUITCASE
When He Has To Be Away
Teen Won’t Get Out Of His Room
STRENGTHS BASED PARENTING:
Developing Your Children’s Innate Talents, A Book By Mary Reckmeyer, PHD