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Marilyn Campbell

Stories by Marilyn

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Lighting Up the Season

Holiday designs to benefit Children’s National Hospital

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Maintaining Peace on Earth (and at Home)

Preserving your family’s wellbeing during the holidays.

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Ready to Turkey Trot

Seniors among those joining turkey trots on Thanksgiving

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Cooking with Children this Thanksgiving

Holiday meal prep can help create life-long memories.

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Setting a Thanksgiving Table

Local designers share ideas for creating a festive tablescape.

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Wellbeing: Diffusing Holiday Drama

Sanity-saving strategies to get us through the not-so-silent holiday nights.

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2.4 Million Older Adults in U.S. Identify as LGBT

The joys and obstacles of coming out later in life

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Keeping Children Safe on Halloween

Safety advocates offer tips ranging from costumes to trick-or-treating.

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Local Designers Create Dream Home for Charity

Proceeds will help preserve historic sites such as an Underground Railroad stop and one of the first public schools for African Americans.

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Supporting Friends and Loved Ones with Breast Cancer

Choosing words and actions that don’t cause additional pain.

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Exploring Art in Retirement

Seniors get a chance to pursue their passion.

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Normal Adolescent Mood Swings or Depression?

Making a distinction between the two can be difficult.

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Get on the Mat, Boys

Raising awareness of the benefits of yoga for men during National Yoga Month.

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Back-to-School Anxiety

Easing in to the new year

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Home Organization for a New School Year

Accessories and design elements to create a smooth start.

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Summer’s Bounty: So Healthy and Tasty

Don’t miss the height of summer season for fruits and vegetables.

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Traveling with Pets

Advanced planning is necessary when bringing a pet along on a family vacation.

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Beating the Heat

Seniors at greater risk for heat-related illnesses

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Creating Travel Journals with Children

Helping children capture vacation memories through journaling

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Burnout at Work

Recognizing the symptoms and strategies for relief.

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Cooking, Counting, Drama

And other fun ways to preserve skills during the summer.

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Versatility of Abstract Art

Ideas for decorating with this adaptable art form.

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PTSD: Recognizing and Healing

During PTSD Awareness Month, clinicians work to educate public on the disorder.

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Skincare after 55

Adjusting the regimen for senior skin as one ages.

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Swimming Lessons: Choosing a School and Instructor

There are several things that parents can do if their child is truly afraid of the water.

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts to Brighten a Home

Local designers offer thoughtful gift ideas.

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Designs to Welcome Spring

Textiles and florals usher in a new season

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Born to Run

Training for races should include more than running.

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The Emotional Side of Leaving the Workforce

Getting ready for retirement requires more than financial preparation.

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Making the Leap from Public to Private School

Signs that a public school isn’t meeting your child’s needs.

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A Career Change After 50

Strategies for job hunting after retirement.

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Explaining Death to Children

Breaking down a difficult topic and helping children grieve.

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Pet-Friendly Decor

Pet-owning designers offer advice on practical design choices that don’t sacrifice style.

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Managing Screen Time

Working collaboratively with one’s child can decrease the struggle.

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Giving Up the Car Keys?

Recognizing warning signs that it might be time to stop driving.

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During Black History Month: A Look at African American Art in Arlington

Promoting and preserving a part of history.

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‘Living Coral’ Named 2019 Color of the Year

Can help to brighten a space lacking natural light.

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American Heart Month

Making healthy diet and exercise choices are two keys to preventing heart disease.

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Senior Living: Weightlifting in the Golden Years

When done properly, strength training can have tremendous benefits for seniors.

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How to Talk About Vaping

Approaching conversation about dangers of e-cigarettes.

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Beyond the Resolution

Keeping a home in order all year long.

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Thinking Outside the Box

Ideas for original and attainable goals for New Year’s resolutions.

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Advice From Professors

Sharing things they wish they could tell their prospective students.

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Local Designers To Help Light Up the Season

Holiday wonderland this weekend will benefit Children’s National.

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Botanical Art Inspires New Line of Textiles

Local designer launches the “Flora Collection.”

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Preparing for Holiday Guests

Sprucing up a bathroom without a renovation.

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Habits that Stick

Key to making changing old habits and making new ones.

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Independent School Applications: The Essay

Admissions directors offer insight into what makes certain essays stand out.

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Teaching Gratitude and Giving

Child development experts share suggestions for helping children develop a sense of altruism.

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