Father’s Day Fitness: Formula for Success

I have good news and bad news, Dads. First the bad news: you can’t do it all. That long to-do list you have staring at you? Working harder, longer and more frantically will not help you get all your boxes checked. The reason is because more tasks, more responsibilities, and more activities keep piling on. … Continued

10 Ways to Torch 100 Calories FAST

Some days you simply do not have time for your usual workout. Perhaps you are traveling or you have meetings from dawn ‘til dusk. Or maybe something totally unexpected comes up and your workout time disappears. When life steals your exercise time, however, you do not have to forgo your workout. If you have just … Continued

Keeping Active as a Family

We’re all sports parents here – so we’re used to shuttling our kids between meets and practices, and to supporting them along the way. Many of us have our own gym memberships and take time during the week to keep ourselves in shape. But what many families often miss is the opportunity to get active … Continued

Dear Parent

Dear parent, I see you. I see you tired from nights with far too little sleep, days with too much to do, and not enough hours to fit everything in. I see you stressed, worrying about how to manage your own career and commitments, plus those of your children and family. I see you when, … Continued

When is Your Child Ready for Athletics?

Parenting 101: There is no rule book. There are a million people out there with a million different opinions offering guidance based on their own studies or what worked for them – but the advice varies and the only thing certain is that there is no one universally “right” answer. To anything. So when it … Continued

How I Got My 4-Year Old to Beg for Broccoli

One of the number one topics in my mom circles is our kids’ nutrition. Most kids tend to buck the idea of eating vegetables… shocking, I know. While I have handfuls of parenting questions and hiccups with my own kids, there’s one thing I somehow got right: My kids beg for broccoli. About a month … Continued

Healthy(er) Cookies! (No, that’s not a typo)

After-school snacks are a must for many, but the majority of go-to pantry finds are loaded with salt and sugar (and who knows what else). Skip the processed goods and instead opt for homemade cookies. Even better, these cookies pack a punch with low sugar, plenty of fiber and even a secret veggie!   For … Continued

Make 2021 the Year That Your Family’s New Year’s Resolutions Stick

New Year’s resolutions are a great tradition, but often one that quickly falls into the “made to be broken” category. Though well intentioned, those resolutions that kick off your year begin fading until they become distant memory – or material for next year’s resolution. Make this year’s resolutions stick by giving them a better chance … Continued

Easy Allergy-Sensitive Meals

A few weeks ago, we had new neighbors move in. In the past, I’ve always made a point to welcome them to the neighborhood, homemade baked good in hand. But this time, I couldn’t shut down my mind. What if they have a gluten intolerance? Or a nut allergy? Or are dairy sensitive? Or are … Continued

You’re Winning at This Parenting Thing

No one ever said parenting was easy… but it is, without a doubt, the most rewarding gig we’ll ever have. Our days are filled with countless decisions, saying “no” more than we ever thought possible, managing schedules, getting our kids up and moving – even when they resist, and somehow having our own social lives, … Continued