#LetsCelebrate The White House Easter Egg Roll

Tips for Attending the White House Easter Egg Roll and Giveaway - Headband For Today

One of the things I love is that the Obamas have made me feel more like this White House belongs to me. It may be they also had young children or because my son was born the year President Obama was elected or that I've been here three times during this administration. Whatever the case, the Obamas are out the door but they’re hosting my absolute favorite of the year for the last time, The White House Easter Egg Roll. Sadly, my family isn’t going this year but here are the tips I have from … [Read more...]

#GIMMEFIVE – 5 Tips for Attending the White House #EasterEggRoll

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Now that you have the hottest ticket for Easter, The White House Easter Egg Roll, it’s time to get serious about your plan of action.  I remember when we went I had so many questions about what to wear, what to bring, what to do...Here’s my list of tips for attending. Dress like you’re going to a huge outdoor festival. You are going the most popular house in the world but I hate to remind you, you’re going to be outside on the lawn. Leave the Sunday best at home and dress a little more … [Read more...]

How to Attend the White House Easter Egg Roll – Updated for 2016

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It might seem strange but Easter is my favorite holiday because for me it also celebrates the official beginning of Spring. I love the Easter Egg Rolls and hunts that happen. One of my favorite hunts has to have been our visit to the White House Easter Egg Roll in 2011. At the time we only had one child and he had an awesome day! People have asked me several times how to attend, so here the recap of what it is and how to go. The White House Easter Egg Roll is the official name of the White … [Read more...]

How 1/2 mile and 10 years Led to a Full Circle Moment

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  Last year, I was invited to the White House and it really represented one of those full circle moments in my life. It hit me as I was waiting to be processed through the 1) White House security along with 2) other youth influencers to attend a 3) White House Summit on the Affordable Care Act that I was really living my dream in that moment. The icing on the cake is that I was invited as a private citizen and I flew up for the day with the baby. It was a dream that I never would … [Read more...]

So how was your holiday????

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This is such a loaded question for me. The standard answer is “Oh, it was nice. I spent time with my family and we just rested up.” It just speaks to the love and peace and joy of the season. And those years when you weren't responsible for creating the joy of the season for your family...See below. The real answer is it was nice and I did spend time with my family. I had to because we were exhausted from the first half of December. Just as a recap, The baby and I traveled to the White House in … [Read more...]

What President Obama Wants Me to Tell You About The Affordable Care Act (ACA) – #GetCovered

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On December 4, I was invited to a White House Youth Summit to share what I’ve learned about the Affordable CareAct (ACA) with you, the readers of my blog! It was an amazing experience both personally and professionally.  I learned so much that day about the ACA but here are two of the biggest things President Obama wanted me to share. Yes, the President did talk directly to me. JACA is about providing quality care to everyone. For those of us who are currently covered by health insurance, there … [Read more...]