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The White House Kitchen Garden

By Eddie Gehman Kohan, Founder,

The White House Kitchen Garden is “beautiful” and “amazing,” says First Lady Michelle Obama, who started it in 2009 to teach kids about the wonders of fresh fruits and vegetables. Every year Mrs. Obama invites elementary school children from around the nation to help her plant and harvest.  

Exercises You Can Do Indoors

Spring showers may keep us from going outside, but it doesn’t mean they have to keep us from moving.  Our founding partner, New Balance Foundation, has some great ways to stay fit even if you have to stay inside.  Here are five ways to get some exercise without using a lot of space and are just as fun inside your house. 


Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!   When I was younger my mom asked for two things for Mother’s Day: well behaved children and breakfast in bed. My brother and I couldn’t make any promises on the first request, but we always came through with the breakfast in bed (with the help of our dad). 

National Picnic Day

Spring has officially been here for a few weeks, and it looks like Mother Nature finally agrees that it’s time for the flowers to start blooming. After being cooped up all winter, enjoy the short-sleeve weather and spend some time eating outside, on a picnic blanket, just in time for National Picnic Day on April 23.  These 8 recipes can be served cold, travel well, and taste best eaten on a blanket under the sun and in the grass.