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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 […]

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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Rise

“Beware the banality of a busy life.” ~Socrates I’d squint my eyes, as if I could will the bubbles to rise faster.  But the flames flickered evenly.  And suddenly, I’d see the small bubbles forming on the tortilla.  I knew what she was going to say next but I waited.  Just to hear her say […]

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If Only

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together. Keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” -A.A. Milne When my neighbor James moved into the house next door to us last year, I decided to introduce myself right away, sort of as a warning. I wanted to let him know what […]

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Learning Grace

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace–only that it meets us where we are and does not leave us where it found us. ~Anne Lamott All of my training runs this week have been cut short–I haven’t been feeling well and though I know better than to run with a fever, I […]

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Brave

Brave is in beginnings and endings. I have been told I was brave for running an ultra marathon. The truth is, the brave part never even happened during the actual 52.4 mile race.  The scariest part for me, the part where I did have to find my brave, was in the hour before I even got […]