Make Sure You Bring Backup Glasses on Your Next Trip

So we go rent bikes for a ride around the nature reserve. I'm standing there in my helmet, waiting for the guy to help me get a bike, when I decide to switch my glasses. I start to pull my glasses from my face, but it feels all wrong. It feels ...more

Use the Stairs for an Intense (Free!) Workout

I wasn't ever really an outdoor workout type of person until recently when I've thought about all the amazing locations and "equipment" you can use (for free!). You know, park benches, jungle gyms, and trees just to name a few. Living near a ...more

Kerry Washington Isn't Stressing Over Her Post-Baby Body, So Why Are You?

Editor's Note: In a recent interview for SELF magazine, actress Kerry Washington, 38, said this about getting her pre-baby body back, "I've been really focused on not being 'back' to anything, but being the best version of myself right now. My body ...more

How to Keep Kid Meals to a Healthy Size

Portion sizes for kids are out of control. That's the thought I had last week when over dinner at a restaurant, my friend's 4-year-old was served mac and cheese in a pasta bowl large enough for the Jolly Green Giant. ...more

Easy Lunches to Grab and Go For School Days

The worst part about returning to school is returning to the lunch time struggle. Every morning, we look through the pantry and refrigerator, trying to find something for the kids to bring to school. It doesn't help that my twins are picky eaters, ...more

Facebook Got Us Through My Mother's Illness

Sometimes social media gets a bad rap. Sure, virtual gathering places can result in unnecessary drama and rants. But for me, social media – Facebook in particular - has been an instrument of support and friendship at a time when I needed it most. ...more

I Used My Experience As 'The Fat Kid' To Teach My Kids About Body Image and Kindness

We were driving the other day when my mind got blown. Kids never fail to freak me out in all kinds of ways. Here's what went down. ...more

6 Reasons You're Not Seeing Good Workout Results

You look in the mirror, and there are no visible changes. You're at a loss. Whenever you go to the gym, you feel like you're working harder than most of those gym rats in there, yet you don't see any progress. So what's the deal? I know that feeling, and it's a sucky one. Fortunately, there's hope! If the results aren't showing up like you've been hoping for, by simply making a tweak or two, you will finally begin to see all your hard work pay off. ...more

Marathon Training: Day 90

Day 90: Tempo RunTraining plan called for:6 miles1 mile easy5 mi @ 7:29Actual:1 mile at 8:214 miles at 7:33Total miles: 5Total time: 38:33Avg pace: 7:42 This run was anything BUT a confidence builder. I had to call it quits at mile 5 since it was such a disaster. I'm happy I still managed a 7:33 pace for the tempo though! ...more

Marathon Training: Day 85

Day 85: Long RunTraining plan called for:20 miles at 8:15Actual:Total miles: 20Total time: 2:44Avg pace: 8:12 Another good confidence builder of a run, although not so great of a run. My legs did not feel fresh at all, even at the beginning of the run....more

Marathon Training: Day 83

Day 83: Tempo RunTraining plan called for:8 mile tempo1 mile easy7 mi @8:00Actual:1 mile at 8:347 miles at 7:53Total miles: 8Total time: 1:03Avg pace: 7:58 This tempo run was AWESOME. It totally boosted my confidence because it felt so easy. My legs felt really fresh, the weather was perfect, the hills were minimal (and small) ....more

Adventures in the cardio room

Yesterday, I wrote my post early in the day, because I wasn't sure if I'd get a chance to write later. I started thinking about how I wrote that I was going to make it a point to do the stair stepper machine at the rec center at least once this week, because my physical therapist recommended it. Rather than put it off all week, I decided to go yesterday and get it done.I texted Kendall to see if she wanted to meet me at the rec center for a workout, and she did ....more

Checking in

Hi everyone! I'm still in taking-care-of-the-folks land. But wanted to thank everyone for their good thoughts and encouraging emails....more

Team NutriBullet Announced

  Friday, August 28th is the day! Emails will be going out to all applicants (alumni and newbies) to either let them know they’ve made the team, or to please apply again next year. ...more

Homeless Women's Taboo Struggle: Their Periods

I watched the homeless woman as I waited to cross the street. She sat with her head in her hands, shaking slightly. It wasn’t the first time I’d seen her around–she usually walks the blocks near the building where I work, with a vacant look in her eyes that says that somewhere, sometime, something worse than living on the streets happened to her. I had to pass her to get to my office; I thought about ducking into the breakfast joint down the street and grabbing her a biscuit. As I approached, however, I saw her real need....more

Instagram Changes + STAR WARS.

Guys. BIG NEWS, and I am sure most of you heard it. But today, Instagram announced that (along with the regular square posts – you can share regular photos too…you know, landscape and portrait orientation ....more

Pixar in a Box?

If you have a kid who is a knowledge sponge like Wolfgang, then you have heard of Khan Academy. It’s a place where you can get your learner all the information they can handle, and kept me sane for many a summer. Today, Khan Academy launched something VERY EXCITING (which Wolfgang will want to check out when he gets home – PIXAR IN A BOX ....more

Adding up the miles…or not

I quit using Dailymile a couple of months ago. ...more