Ask any mom and she'll probably tell you that motherhood is one of the most rewarding responsibility and roles...while also being the most challenging role she's ever had. Don't let Mother's Day be the only time of year you concentrate on yourself! 

Celebrate National Mom's Nite Out on May 7

In May, we celebrate mothers everywhere on the second Sunday in May. Another mom celebration on the Thursday before Mother's Day attracts millions of moms who get to celebrate the way they really want to ... one night spent with other adults, free from the laundry, homework, cooking and bedtime routines. It's National Mom's Nite Out on Thursday, May 7, and moms everywhere will be gathering at private parties, community events and online.

Planning for Rain

With the rainy season here, don't let weather be a make-or-break experience on your next vacation or weekend away. As a mom of four and million-mile frequent flyer, I've had plenty of experience dealing with weather by myself, in a large group and in every climate. Planning ahead will always save the day, even if it's a stormy one.

The weather is finally warming up for those of us on the east coast and we may be eager to take our workout outdoors. But, we all know that saying "April showers brings May flowers." What can you do when rain dampens your workout plans? Here are 7 ways to blast fat fast indoors using no more than your own body weight as equipment. Of course, check with your doctor before starting any fitness program if you have any health issues. By the way, these workouts can be done anywhere so no excuse for not being able to workout while traveling!

5 Questions with Whitney Neugeberger of Whale Scout

By Charyn Pfeuffer

There are a lot of people in the Pacific Northwest invested in the preservation of our endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales (SRKW). While most organizations take an oceanic approach, Whitney Neugeberger, Director of Whale Scout, takes a slightly different tactic. She strives to help our whales through land-based measures.

Reserve a Hotel Room with Just a Few Tweets

Imagine you could reserve a hotel room with just a few tweets. Well, the travel-savvy folks behind Stayful, a site where travelers can bid on boutique hotel stays and snag a great price, have made the booking process that simple. The system is called #tweetstay, and it's as easy as completing this sentence in a tweet:

@stayful #tweetstay I'm going to [destination] & want a [price] hotel, [arrival date], [# of nights]

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