My son is relatively fit. He gets plenty of fresh air and exercise (way more than I do), and he likes to show me his "big muscles." As parents, we are trying to reinforce the idea of staying healthy. We are slowly winning him over - not to the point of eating vegetables - but our son definitely requests that we run around outside, go swimming, ride bikes and do other activities that are really active.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on July 15, 2014 at 6:26am — No Comments
I have fond memories of my Mom telling me to "go outside and play" almost every day in the summer (thanks, Mom!). And so I did: I explored our neighborhood parks, rode my bike and chased fireflies. It was fun.
In college, I didn't own a car and I walked everywhere. I spent hours outside classrooms soaking up the sunshine.…
Added by Lauren Markman on June 18, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments
I started to let my anxiety and low self-esteem take over my mind this morning. I really didn't want to feel that way so I fought to keep these emotions at bay and I fought hard. It's been 3 hours now and, so far so good. What did I do? Let's see...
Added by Ann Harrison on March 14, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
My husband and I played tag this weekend with our son and niece. Playing tag as an adult is completely different than how you remember it. For starters, a big chunk of the fun is watching children react when they realize you are chasing them: They fall down in fits of giggles, try to direct you to tag someone else and even run toward you just to become "it" next. I also learned that my husband still tries to chase after me, which after…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on March 5, 2014 at 6:14am — No Comments
My son is at that awkwardly perfect age where he is honest about other people's appearances. "Look, Mommy! That man is short," or "Why is that woman covered in wrinkles?" or "That person is fat!" have all been uttered by him at a decibel level usually reserved for jackhammers.
We try to mitigate this at home by celebrating people's difference. We focus on the differences…Continue
Rosemary Lichtman, Ph.D. and Phyllis Goldberg, Ph.D.
Were you too busy on Super Bowl Sunday watching the commercials to notice that groundhog Punxsutawney Phil had emerged from his burrow? He saw his shadow and went back in to hibernate predicting that the blistery winter weather much of the country has been experiencing will last for another six weeks.
For many of us, winter weather does seem to drag on longer than we'd like. And being stuck at home in February and…
Added by Sandwiched Boomers on February 9, 2014 at 1:24am — No Comments
Career-wise, I don't know what I want to be when I grow up. (I think we've talked about that before.) Once I dropped ballerina and astronaut off my potential job list, life got a little less interesting. But, I've always known that I wanted to be a mom. And now my life is interesting every day because of my son. I never know what that kid will say…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 5, 2014 at 6:06am — No Comments
There is a legend passed down amongst mothers. The details differ depending on who tells it, but it is about a woman who is able to fulfill her duties in a rewarding job, then be the perfect wife and mother to multiple children, all while still volunteering at PTA events and holding monthly cocktail parties. She also makes an excellent souffle.
It is the myth of the…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on January 22, 2014 at 6:39am — No Comments
I am standing at the kitchen sink eating my cereal. All by myself. And I'm OK with that.
Most of us have seen last year's study about prolonged sitting being detrimental to our health. If you haven't read the study, and you don't want to click on that link, I'll…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on December 10, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
With Autumn approaching there seems no better time to get your little ones away from the computer screens and walking. Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to be out and about, there is nothing more satisfying…Continue
Added by Tracy Garbett on October 11, 2013 at 4:48pm — No Comments
As a mom of three, I realize how important it is for my children to get enough exercise and have time to play outside. Things have changed dramatically since I was a child growing up and I feel that kids today don’t have the opportunity to get outside to play. Kids are either busy with school work, participating in after-school…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on October 3, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments
Pregnancy weight is a touchy subject for many new mother’s. No matter how much you gain soon after your baby is born most mom’s are ready to get the extra weight off. Many mother’s typically lose a small amount of weight after having their baby. However, I often hear mom’s talk about losing the baby weight a few weeks after they have given birth. Rapid weight…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 18, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments
Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that affects pregnant women typically during the third trimester. Most women who are diagnosed with gestational diabetes have never experienced or are predisposed to having symptoms of diabetes. In fact, all of a sudden pregnant women may have an excessive amount of glucose in their bloodstream.…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on July 16, 2013 at 11:16pm — No Comments
Added by Jennifer Muscato on July 1, 2013 at 3:20pm — No Comments
Someone recently asked me how I got to where I am at this point in my weight loss journey.
This question led me to start thinking, "What have I done?"
No, seriously! WHAT HAVE I DONE?
I'm losing my sanity over here!! Okay, this post has nothing to do with my kids...Sanity can come back for a few minutes at…
Added by Rebecca Moree on July 1, 2013 at 1:12am — No Comments
As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards. I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them. Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
Exercising regularly was definitely high up on my list of goals when I got divorced. It was yet another way to get myself out of rock bottom. Before Hana was born, I went to the gym 4 or 5 days a…Continue
Added by Eva Cornejo on May 7, 2013 at 12:24pm — No Comments
Added by Pam Jones-Drew on April 24, 2013 at 5:13pm — No Comments
Last week, I had my postpartum Dr.’s apt and she told me that I can start exercising again! Since then, I’ve loved getting back into a little ‘workout routine’ and its been motivating me to want to keep working at it so that I can fit into all of my pre-prego clothes again! For the time being though,…Continue
Added by Angelique Lorence on April 19, 2013 at 1:04pm — No Comments