Sharyn Flanagan is a weekend warrior Mom who loves having all kinds of fun with her pre-teen daughter (who thinks she’s 22). We do a TON of traveling around the Philadelphia area in search of art, culture, bargains and fun — especially the free kind of fun. Other times we can be found baking, playing board games and crafting (otherwise known as making a mess) at home. I live in Northern Virginia full time with my other job as a copy editor at USA TODAY. As a former Marine I value teamwork and know that you’re only as fast as your slowest Marine. I’ve learned many lessons through my experiences and hope to share and build on them.