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Good to Go: Old school fun to conquer summer boredom

While a break from homework and a more relaxed schedule in the summertime is a welcomed change of pace, that doesn't mean you won't hear "I'm bored" from the kids. Here are some active and engaging activities for summertime fun.

Wednesday - 07/10/2013, 08:42am EDT

Tags: summer, kids, activities, Katie Howard, dog days

Is food making your family sick?

If your household feels rundown or sick often, there could be a link to your ailments and the food you and your family consume.

Wednesday - 06/26/2013, 08:37am EDT

Tags: health, food, Kelly Dorfman, summer, recipe

Good to Go: How parents can squeeze exercise into busy schedules

It may sound alarming, but parents can sneak exercise into packed schedules. While free time for parents is often hard to find, getting a little exercise is better than doing nothing at all. A quick workout leaves mom and dad feeling a little more refreshed and relaxed -- and it sets a good example for the kids.

Thursday - 05/30/2013, 09:05am EDT

Tags: parents, exercise, tips

Good to Go: Advice for moms and dads returning to the workforce

For many families, there comes a time when a parent who has acted as the main caregiver or childcare provider for his/her family makes the decision to return to part-time or full-time employment. Here are some tips for that transition.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 10:33am EDT

Tags: parents, work, jobs, employment, Katie Howard

Good to Go: Birthday party goodie bags don't have to be candy-filled

A goodie bag doesn't have to be a literal bag of goodies anymore. Katie Howard offers ideas for alternative party parting gifts.

Wednesday - 05/01/2013, 10:57am EDT

Tags: goodie bag, birthday, birthday party, Katie Howard

Good to Go: To Boston, with love

I qualified to run the 2013 Boston Marathon. Up until this past February, the plan was for my husband and daughters to make the event a family trip where they would cheer me at the finish line like they have for other races.

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 09:05am EDT

Tags: boston marathon, Katie Howard,

Good to Go: Celebrate spring with cherry blossom treats

Raspberries, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. That's all you need to make a seasonal, tasty and fun treat the whole family can enjoy.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: Katie Howard, cherry blossoms, cherry blossom treats

Good to Go: DIY ideas for redecorating this spring

Spring cleaning and redecorating can be gratifying as long as you don't spend too much money. Instead of buying new furniture, try breathing new life into your old ones with these DIY tips.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 11:52am EDT

Tags: decorating, spring cleaning, DIY, Katie Howard

Good to Go: Potluck recipes for food allergies

When planning your next potluck dish, it doesn't hurt to be mindful of the growing number of food allergies. Here are some recipes safe for potluck attendees with allergies.

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 12:22pm EST

Tags: recipes, cooking, Food allergies, Katie Howard

Good to Go: Exercise date ideas for Valentine's Day

Dinner and a movie always make for a great date night, but how about breaking a sweat instead this Valentine's Day? WTOP's Katie Howard offers some fitness-inspired activities that will help burn those calories from heart-shaped boxes of chocolates.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 10:37am EST

Tags: Valentines Day, exercise, ice skating, yoga, recipes, relationships, family, Katie Howard

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