“Be careful!” Nod your head if you’ve said this to your child today. Yeah, me too. This well meaning phrase is used ad nauseum in the modern world. There are a lot of dangers out there, yes. We love our kiddos with every ounce of our being, of course. The mama bear instinct is real. Abso-frickin-lutely. But, when does protecting our kids become riskier than stepping … [Read more...] about Should Kids Always Be Careful?
It can be difficult for busy families to spend some quality time together; parents are often juggling work commitments with keeping on top of household chores, while children may have studies and homework or after-school activities that eat up time. As a result, family time is often at a premium, and on those occasions when schedules combine there is often some activity … [Read more...] about How To Actually Organize Family Leisure
Covid-19 hit the fitness industry hard. Gyms have been closed since mid-March and in many states they will be in the last phase of reopening. As a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, I have been inundated with texts from clients, family and friends asking how they can work out effectively at home. I want to help and despite the reality that I miss my classes, my … [Read more...] about With Gyms Closed, Here’s How To Create (An Affordable) Home Gym
Spring is around the corner, so here are some of my tried and true spring gardening tips to help get a jumpstart on your warm-weather vegetables and herbs: Keep a garden diary. I’ve long since given up on my ability to remember which plants were successful and which ones were not -Baby # 2 sucked the memory card right out of me. Now, I keep a garden diary to help me keep … [Read more...] about Spring Garden Tips
Growing up, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house. They lived about 10 minutes away and their place was my second home. I went there after school as a kid, and in high school, nearly every night to call my friends who lived in their phone prefix. In those days, long-distance was real AF and we didn’t have Facebook or texting. We didn’t get to speak until the next day … [Read more...] about How will the pandemic change you?