5 Things Runners Think About When Running

I almost didn’t use this particular title for this post.  After some of the backlash I received after writing about some things WOMEN think about when it comes to running, I thought, hmmm, maybe I should title this one, Things I Think About.  Because someone out there will have an issue with THIS post, saying: I […]



Recipe: Dark Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

I’ve been working through our 50 Healthy Snacks for Kids  list and not only has it added some variety to our usual snack routine but my kiddos are having fun helping me make the new recipes, including this zucchini bread recipe.   My ‘mommy tip’ is to have one child help at a time.  It gives you some […]

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50 Healthy Snack Ideas for Kids

With summer in full swing, I have all four kiddos home with me and in between riding bikes, backyard water play, trips to the community pool and local splash pads, I have some hungry kids!  We sometimes get in a rut with our snacks, peanut butter and apple slices are a favorite, so I came […]

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Recipe: “Spicy” Cauliflower Bites

These were delicious.  Simple. And a great twist to plain ,roasted cauliflower.  When I say “spicy”, I use quotes because they aren’t a hot spicy but full of flavor kind of spicy.  So much flavor that the kids, including my 15-month-old, gobbled them up! While searching for a picture of paprika, I found these facts about the […]


Gluten Free Baked Chicken Nuggets

Two out of four of my children are currently gluten free.  I haven’t talked much about what led us to this  lifestyle change on My Fit Family because the truth is, we are still figuring things out.  As soon as their pediatrician mentioned ‘possible celiac’ I knew we would, at the very least, be doing […]

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Our family loves pizza!  Though we try to make healthy food choices most of the time, our family philosophy is to enjoy food–and that includes pizza.  One of our favorite weekly traditions is to have a family pizza movie night–sometimes it’s with a homemade pizza and sometimes it’s from a local pizza place.  I’ll be […]

Running Thoughts


5 Things Only Women Have to Think About When it Comes to Running

Runners have an unspoken kinship–we get each other.  The highs and lows of running.  The heartache of giving a race your all and still coming up short.  The frustration of being an injured runner. The post race high that only another runner truly understands.  It’s not Women vs. Men. We’re all united as runners–no matter […]


On the Other Side

Monotony is the law of nature.  Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises.  The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life-giving.  ~Mahatma Gandhi I recently got my running coach certification.  The comment the instructor made that had the most lasting impression on me had nothing to do with running gear, technique, […]


Rain Drops

Encouragement from any source is like a drop of rain upon a parched desert.  ~Claire Gillian I don’t want you to watch me today, Daddy.  I want Mommy to go. Her words stopped us both mid-sentence. Wait. What? I could see the look of surprise on my husband’s face.  And nothing could have prepared us for what […]


The Case for Yellow

You don’t have to change a single thing… Take a breath Look into the mirror, at yourself Don’t you like you? Cause I like you Try~Colbie Caillat One day after school my oldest daughter told me her class was starting an art project–all about insects.  I was thinking maybe I would choose a ladybug or […]


School Lessons

It’s a hard thing for everyone.  To acknowledge what we are good at, what we are doing right–instead we focus on what we can’t do or have trouble doing. ~My daughter’s Third Grade Teacher My oldest daughter has been struggling with math.  In so many ways she reminds me of myself.  Not just the math […]