Posts Written ByJennifer Gerlock

working moms guide to summer sanity

  For most of the world, the term “summer break” brings to mind pleasant thoughts filled with relaxation, happiness and fun. For the working mom, however, summer break can have a much different meaning. You. Need. A. Plan. If you’re considering “winging it,” don’t. That approach is nothing short of EXHAUSTING. Trust a veteran. The summer I winged it I failed so tragically that I ended up at a salon in September spending my hard earned dollars covering up my new grey hair. Not fun. Working parents should approach summer break like they would approach planning an African safari. Both are hot and sweaty, require tremendous…

  It’s the fourth week in our Pursuit of it All month long spoil-our-readers-into-submission spree, and for the final giveaway we’re going all out! We’ve literally got something for everyone in this lavish giveaway from The Temple, A Paul Mitchell Partner School. (Even your pet!) Up for grabs is the following basket of goodness: Mitch One-Two Punch Kit for Him – Mitch 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner and Mitch Construction Paste John Paul Pet – Tooth & Gum Pet Wipes for Dogs and Cats Dermalogica Body Therapy Skin Kit – Conditioning Body Wash, Exfoliating Body Scrub, Body Hydrating Cream, Climate Control Lip Treatment, and Hydro-Active Mineral…

  Welcome to our second installment of “Girl Crush,” our take on some of the most amazing women in and around the community. This week we’re crushing on Elizabeth Cromwell, the President and CEO of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. Elizabeth is something special. Her soft-spoken style of leadership is an inspiration to all who come in contact with her. A world traveller, free spirit and self-proclaimed book nerd, is it any wonder why Elizabeth’s our latest crush? Tell us a little about your life and career…  I come to Frederick by way of San Francisco, Washington, DC, New Orleans,…

Why You Should Join A Book Club

  When life gets hectic and deadlines loom, reading can be one of the first things to fall off the radar. Especially reading for pleasure. I am a self-proclaimed book geek. Ever since I was a child I’ve devoured books. In my opinion, there is nothing (AT ALL) more satisfying than spending a rainy day curled up with a page-turner. Oddly enough, until recently I’ve not been a part of an organized reading effort. I had no idea what I was missing. Reasons To Join A Book Club It’s a break from everyday life. Books and book clubs can pull you up out of…

J Bar W Ranch in Frederick County, MD

  Summer’s here, and our minds have shifted to all the fun activities and Frederick summer experiences that we’ve been looking forward to since the first hint of spring. We’ve pulled together 11 of our favorites, but rest assured – Frederick County has SO many more. That’s why we love living and working here! Amanda’s Picks Rita’s: I’m pretty committed to sweet, cool goodness making an appearance as often as possible during my summer and the best place to snag that in Frederick is Rita’s. They may be the only fruit I get in my system between June and August other…