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This is 36

Such is the passage of time Too fast to fold Suddenly swallowed by signs Lo and behold Turning mistakes into gold… ~Eddie Vedder, Rise 36 is the weakest you will ever be emotionally.  Because something happens when you have children.  They tug and pull at you until your heart begins to unravel and what is left is […]

Recipes

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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 […]

MyFitFamily

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

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5 Tips for Mamas on the Run: Stroller Running

I’ve been a runner for a little over 7 years–in that time our family has grown from a family of 3 to a family of  6.  I’ve pushed my twins in The Beast aka our double jogging stroller and I currently run with my 1 year old using a single jogging stroller.  

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Love & Pain: 52.4 Miles in San Francisco

When my friend Heather’s husband passed away from lung cancer in September of 2013 I felt helpless.  I remember going out for a long run on the day I found out, running so hard my lungs

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15 Seconds

You can do anything for 15 seconds. It’s been a over a month since my double marathon and in the past month I hadn’t taken a single running step because of a promise I made to myself–to let my knee rest and to give it the time it deserved to heal.  There were a few times […]

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Empty the Tank

Well my heart is beating hardAnd I’m off with a shot at the startAnd my legs tremble from strainBut by the finish line I am drained ~Sea Wolf, Middle Distance Runner I’ve been finding myself going to spin class on a regular basis–something I didn’t have time for when I was ultra-marathon training.  I missed […]

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A Mother’s Summer Heart

I sometimes wonder: Am I the only one who feels the odd pull summer brings to a mother’s heart? I have the best intentions of enjoying summers with my children to the fullest– with vacations planned, trips to the pool, and the occasional ice cream or snow cone treat. And we have fun moments and make beautiful memories doing these […]