Spring Community Reading Festival/Fiesta de la lectura
This spring, Arlington Kids Read holds its third Community Reading Festival on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Join in for a wonderful afternoon celebrating family reading with bilingual read-alouds, crafts and snacks.
With Arlington Magazine, TRC has created a new reading initiative, Arlington Kids Read. Its goal is to promote reading for Arlington kids and families and to raise funds to support TRC’s ongoing reading programs for at-risk kids.
Hear stories read by Adam Ebbin (state senator), Desiree Fairooz (Arlington County Library), Maria Greene (Hola Baby), Mary Hynes (county board member) and Alfonso Lopez (state delegate).
Verizon is the Signature Sponsor of Arlington Kids Read.
Location of the Arlington Community Reading Festival:
Campbell Elementary School
737 S. Carlin Springs Road
Arlington, VA 22204
Pushing my kids in their double stroller down the streets of Clarendon at a whopping 205 pounds stopping to take a deep breath every couple of minutes while watching all the skinny moms on their morning run with their double strollers was the wake up call I needed. I was exhausted all the time. And I just didn’t feel like I did prior to having my children. I felt fat and heinous, old, ugly and angry. After seeing my doctor, I was diagnosed with a mild case of post-partum depression. My doctor said I had a choice. I could “choose to ‘pop several prescription pills to treat the weight loss and one more to treat the depression’ or I ‘could simply stop eating and restrict my caloric intake to 1200 calories’ or less per day”. Neither one of those options sounded good to me. I am not disciplined enough to give up something I love–food! And even though I realize legalized prescription drugs have helped many people, I just didn’t want that to be my only option. I didn’t have to remain sedentary, I could do something about it! Continue reading
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My family and I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Ellen Im at her new practice Northern Virginia Pediatric Dentistry. Currently located in the Fairlington neighborhood of Arlington, Dr. Ellen Im is building her practice and is interested in opening another office in the Ballston Corridor sometime later this year. Continue reading