Be Prepared: It’s Not Just for Boy Scouts

This past week I went back to work for teacher inservice, and I quickly realized how much I needed to reestablish my organizational abilities in the meal preparation department. I can't tell you the amount of stress I experienced when I arrived home absolutely starving, and realized I had no plan for dinner. As a result, this…

The End of Summer

Well, I knew it was coming. It was just a matter of time. The reality is...Summer. Is. Over. I've been living in this blissful state of denial, not allowing myself to think about that reality. But this weekend, I've had a lot of thinking time, as I've been all by myself. The girls went back to…

Mission Accomplished

I set a goal for myself this summer. My goal was to love yoga. Not just attend a class, but to become enamored of it. (Go big or go home!) I had developed an opinion about yoga many years ago when I was taking a fitness certification class, and was obligated to give it a try.…

So, What Do Your Kids Eat?

Here is a picture of the whole "fam damily" at a fun run last year: The love of my life (the hubby) is on the left, next to him is my baby (entering her sophomore year in college), and then my oldest (a senior in college), then me (yep...the short one...at 5'8"), and the other bookend…

A Long Run Made Easy or How Come it Took Me So Long to Get Smart?

Okay, so maybe not easy, but certainly easier! Let me back up a bit. This was me last September. I had just completed my 4th marathon, and PR'd by 8 minutes. I was feeling pretty good about myself. The previous spring my son had convinced me to switch up my training a bit. After complaining…