Rebekah Kuschmider is a mom with an over-developed sense of irreverence, a cable news addiction, a blog and a stubborn affection for working in the non-profit sector. She blames her parents who told her to go forth and do good in the world instead of telling her to be a glamorous socialite with scads of money and expensive shoes. This summer, she abruptly decided to try staying at home which is even less lucrative than the non-profit sector.
Rebekah holds and undergraduate degree in theatre (which is more useful than you think) and Master’s in Arts Policy and Administration (which is less useful than you think) and a decade of experience managing arts organizations and advocating in the public health sector. She arrived in the DC area in 1996, left in 2000, and returned in 2003, which by her math, means she's lived in either Northern VA, DC, or Montgomery County for 13 years and has spent far too much time in the different DMVs changing her automobile registration to stay current.
Rebekah also blogs about her life, her thoughts, and her opinions at Mom-In-A-Million.com.
Born in 1930 in rural Missouri, Charles Vandegriffe, Sr., brings his time and place to the Communities.
Take time out of a busy schedule to enjoy the simple things in life.
Take a moment to remember Pearl Harbor, the start of World War II, and the sacrifices for freedom.
What a blessing it is to live in this country.
The ObamaCare system was not fully tested prior to implementation due to political reasons.
Columns from Voices around the World talking about the events, people, politics and social issues that concern us wherever, and whoever, we are.
Chef Mary Moran discusses the food we eat, where it comes from and what it does for us.
An informed and often humorous take on the world of advertising, public relations and social media. 100% Pure. Not from concentrate.
Does it take over 25 years in public service to really know what goes on in Washington?
NFL junkie Eric Golub reports on his favorite obsession. There is no football offseason. Every February he pretends to care about other sports while sobbing uncontrollably each Sunday until September.
Published 12:15 p.m. January 27, 2012
Susan Niebur is a planetary scientist. She's also a mother, a blogger, a friend, and a voice of breast cancer that is resonating all the way to the stars.
Published 8:49 p.m. January 17, 2012
The media, aka Anderson Cooper, is trying to revive the so-called mommy wars but real moms know not to to get involved.
Published 1:22 p.m. January 11, 2012
My son is in a superhero phase. Which is cooler than a Dora phase. But why aren't there more girl superheros?
Published 5:08 p.m. December 30, 2011
Breastfeeding in public shouldn't be a political act; it's an act of parenting.
Published 10:08 a.m. December 22, 2011
Are the new Legos aimed at girls a big deal? They are if you step on one.
Published 2:14 p.m. December 14, 2011
From department stores to local San Francisco boutiques and discount stores, here is a short list to not only get you started, but also to get you finished, and maybe even pick a little something up for yourself.
Published 3:46 p.m. December 7, 2011
The Elf on the Shelf might be your child's best holiday friend. Or he's a jailhouse snitch who tattles on kids.
Published 7:50 a.m. December 2, 2011
If you're using residential areas as a short-cut on your commute, you need to slow down.
Published 7:46 p.m. November 16, 2011
Retailers have had their halls decked for weeks. And I'm trying avoid holiday fatigue.
Published 1:42 p.m. November 10, 2011
Penn State University may be a good school, but the actions of its administrators make it impossible for me to feel safe sending a child there.
Published 3:17 p.m. November 1, 2011
Kim Kardshian got divorced after 72 days of marriage. I guess 72 days is how long it takes to separate fairy tale from reality.
Published 8:07 p.m. October 25, 2011
Halloween costumes for kids can be good spooky fun. They shouldn't be sexy.
Published 2:07 p.m. October 21, 2011
What to say when asked "What do you do?" I'm a mom but I'm so much more, too.
Published 9:24 a.m. October 11, 2011
It's not hard to explain homosexuality to children. It's explaining homophobia that's difficult.
Published 9:30 p.m. October 4, 2011
You can buy pink themed products this month to support the fight against breast cancer. Or you can keep helping by donating to cancer non-profits all year.