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Coping with Coronavirus as a Type A Mom When you’re always in control, the uncertainty of our “new normal” can feel unsettling. One local mother shares her experience.

coping with coronavirus as a type a mom

“I am totally flexible … as long as everything is exactly the way I want it.” Does that sound like you? It sums me up perfectly. I epitomize the Type A personality: I thrive on to-do lists, organization, perfectionism and being control. Control, however, is something the coronavirus pandemic has …

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Moms, You Can (And Should!) Still Exercise While Sheltering-in-Place Erin Washington, a Leesburg mom and author of "Squats and Margaritas," shares her tips

Moms, you can still exercise while sheltering-in-place

This is unprecedented. We’re smack in the middle of a global pandemic where tens of thousands of people in our country are dying and the weight of protecting our families from a deadly disease is heavy. While I am supremely grateful for my healthy family and the safe haven of …

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What to Do When Life Feels out of Control Monica Stoltzfus, a mom of three from Lorton, shares a life lesson she learned in high school

what to do when life feels out of control

I had a coach back in high school who I really didn’t care for, actually. His demeanor was a mix of sarcastic remarks barked through a megaphone and an attitude of perpetual punishment, as if he had done something terrible in a former life and was living out his penance every …

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