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It can be challenging as a mom to find the time to hit that 10,000-step goal. I know I need anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes of walking or running in addition to my normal daily activity in order to hit it. But there are days when I'm ALMOST to 10,000, and I just need a few more steps to push me over the edge. So I've come up with a few tricks to get me to my goal. Here are the step counts of some of my typical 'mom' activities. I hope you can reap the benefits!
Finding Boston-area classes that accommodate different age groups — or a facility that offers classes to different age groups at the same time — is no easy feat. Especially if your kids, like mine, are more than one or two years apart. But there are a few such gems out there, and with a bit of effort and ingenuity (and some diagramming of complex flowcharts), you, too, can sync up classes for your kids.
I definitely need some 'me' time during the day — and working out while my son goes to the gym childcare has been my saving grace! Here is why joining a gym with childcare has been one of the best decisions I've made as a parent.
Thank goodness we're in an era where sneakers are trendy, and there are a lot of great options! Check out these favorites for new mom sneakers this fall!
Boston — and Massachusetts in general — is often voted as one of the fittest and most health-conscious cities in the US. With so many gyms, boot camps, and outdoor opportunities to hike, bike, swim, and boat, Boston certainly...
The post is written with warm thoughts and respect to those we lost and those whose lives were changed forever on April 15, 2013. More than a marathon I am a runner, passionate about my sport, and my kids know that....
For as long as I can remember, I have been "the fat one." The fat friend, the fat sister, the fat daughter, the fat ____ (insert role/title here). Three or four times in my life, I have managed to lose an...
Prior to having children, if you couldn’t find me, I was probably running. I wasn’t winning races, but frequently taking home age-group awards fed the part of me that loves a gold star. My circle of friends kept me...
It was the most intimidating audience I’d ever faced in my life. Their eyes glared at me, daring me to challenge their strongly held beliefs in mere seconds, or else they would band together and revolt for the next...
Anyone who has sat in Boston traffic for any length of time has probably pondered alternate transport. But transporting the entire family on bike? Is it even possible? Of course! Why not cycle?! Drop-off could be stress free as you take...
When I found out I was having a girl, I kind of freaked out... but not in a good way. I worried about the tough challenge I would have in raising her to fight the many battles women and...
I started practicing yoga a few months before I got pregnant, I continued through my pregnancy with prenatal yoga, and I even took my twins to mommy and me yoga — all at Coolidge Corner Yoga. I have found...
Before I got pregnant I was regularly doing yoga, so it felt like a natural step to continue my yoga practice in pregnancy. Prenatal yoga has many benefits for both mama and baby. It is an opportunity for exercise and...
Getting back to our pre-baby weight is seen as some sort of accomplishment by society, the fitness industry, and the media. I've come to realize how backward this is, but I had to first become a mother to really...
I distinctly remember the day the tipping point came. We were visiting my in-laws over the summer. We had a week of delicious snacks and dinners, along with lots (and lots) of adult beverages poolside. I was wearing a...
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