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This morning I tiptoed into my son’s room to gather his clothes for the day. Though I was quiet, his little head popped out of his blanket cocoon and he gave me a big, “Hi, Mom!” My kids ventured back to school today, and though I wasn’t sending them off while two-fisting martinis, I also wasn’t the teary mom who waited until the classroom doors closed before I moped back   Read More ...

Family Life

  The other night my daughter had her first musical theatre audition. In recent months my husband and I have discovered her incredible singing talent. I decided to foster this gift and massage her into something where she can flourish. She’s an artist and often dabbles in things for short periods before losing interest. She doesn’t really harness that stick-to-it-ness even when she enjoys something. I wasn’t going to let   Read More ...

Family Life

    The other night I sat on the porch pitting cherries with my son Ellis. My daughter Gwyn and her friends surrounded us, sharing stories from school and writing notes to boys they would never actually share. I taught my son different ways to pit a cherry, but we both found that using our fingers worked best. For him, it was a treat to squirt juice at the girls.   Read More ...

Family Life Nutrition

I mostly talk about family in relation to nutrition and fitness, but today I want to discuss another type of family health: financial health– more importantly, the financial security of your kids’ future. Sadly, money directly relates to our personal health. We stress about finances all the time, so taking steps to help prevent an overly stressful financial future for your kids will also give them a little more health   Read More ...

Family Life

It’s always hard to find the perfect gift to show Mom just how much you love her. Flowers, breakfast in bed, a trip to the spa? How about backyard chickens? Yesterday my husband packed the kids and me into the car for an early Mother’s Day surprise. Boy, was I surprised when we pulled into the local feed store. He turns to me and said, “Let’s go pick out some   Read More ...

Family Life

I just survived another cross-country move. Yep, that’s two moves clocked at a total of 3,500+ miles in six months. Ah, but we finally purchased a home in an incredible neighborhood. Our new home is nestled in the Sierra Nevada foothills right inside a nature preserve. It definitely feels like home to me! I have a larger garage to film more fitness videos and plan to get some snazzy new   Read More ...

Creating Change Family Life

Some of us are dinner guests at Thanksgiving and can get away with bringing a bottle of wine. If you’re like me, you end up prepping the feast and have to face that dreaded turkey roast on your own. As a kid, I watched the turkey go in the oven and out of the oven half a dozen times each Thanksgiving while my mother cursed Butterball for providing such terrible   Read More ...

Family Life Nutrition

Friday my family and I took off to Boston for a short weekend trip. It was my birthday weekend and my husband had a work conference there. So, we figured what better time to go explore the east coast? As the date closed in, so did Hurricane Sandy. We kept our scheduled trip despite the bad forecast. Growing up in Florida exposed us both to many bad tropical storms, hurricanes,   Read More ...

Family Life

Saturday night my children and I dressed to head to the Florence and the Machines concert. My daughter and I have been waiting to see Florence for 3 years. This was a big deal in our house. We are huge fans. On the way out, I took my kids to a local French bakery at a shopping centre near our home. As we sat to eat, I ran to the   Read More ...

Family Life

I’ve tried planting before. I know somewhere in the dusty archives of Mother Fitness lies a post about my indoor greenhouse experiment. That went well for the first few months. Then I didn’t transplant my zucchini and it outgrew the pot. And my kids ate all the spinach right from the pot, so it never made it to salads. But the cilantro lasted me a few dinners. Growing in the   Read More ...

Family Life

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