Emily S

Emily is a 35+ year resident of Arlington, having only left for a brief time to attend Baylor University (Sic ‘em!). Her background in journalism/communications has allowed her to share her writing and editing experience in a variety of professional formats from hospitals and software companies to multiple non-profits. As a single mom of two girls, Madilyn (2009) and Camille (2012), she spends her time managing their various activities. When she gets her own time, she loves reading, cycling, and watching her long-time obsession -- the Golden Girls.
Family Enjoying Time Together

Making Space for Family Time in the Age of Extracurriculars

After much fear of missing out -- not only for me, but for my kids -- I learned it's fine if we aren't always there. As a family, our time together is a far better return than spending it at activities apart from each other. 
Celebrate daughters on National Daughter's Day.

Honoring Our Daughters :: Celebrating National Daughter’s Day

I often wonder about the other actions I take or decisions I need to make to show them what they are worth and capable of not only now but also later in life.
Capture and document summertime memories.

A Procrastinating Mom’s Guide to Preserving Summertime Memories

Part of the good and bad about having our pictures on our phones is that's where they stay. Until you go looking for a picture, you may have forgotten about all the great memories you've captured.
Making Summer Reading Fun

Summertime Reading and Kids :: Fun and Easy Ways to Make It Happen

It can be a struggle to get the kids reading when it's not required for school, but it's a great way to keep their imaginations working and help them learn a new skill.