We all have our own version of a family tradition. Why not create one centered around fitness- A Fit Family Tradition! Whether it’s Friday night family movie night, a post-Thanksgiving dinner football game or an annual road trip to the beach, we rally around traditions to help us unplug, bond and make special memories that last a lifetime. Our own favorite tradition is … [Read more...] about Active Together: Create Your Own Awesome Fit Family Tradition
Happy New Year! 2017 is here. Have you made your resolutions? My husband stayed up late last night to review his 2016 accomplishments and set new goals for the year ahead. I chose to prioritize sleep over this exercise after a long day of wrangling a 4-year old and 7-month old. Honestly, with the constant state of fog over my brain, I have zero recollection of what my goals … [Read more...] about Celebrating Success even when Goals Get Off- Track
Dear Mac, This Tuesday March 8th is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater gender parity. Today, in 2016, there are still people who don’t treat women as equals and who don’t value their contributions as much as men’s. Women are often not paid as much as men for the same work and are not always given the same … [Read more...] about Standing Up For What You Believe In: A Letter To My Daughter
The other night while cleaning out boxes of old papers, I came across a presentation I did in university called “How to Throw the Perfect Super Bowl Sunday Party”. I remember this presentation clearly. It was the first assignment we received in our Business Communications class with the purpose of gauging our public speaking skills coming in. There were two topics the … [Read more...] about How to Throw the Ultimate Imperfect Super Bowl Sunday Party
The new year is here and it’s back to the daily grind of our regularly scheduled activities. If the thought of getting back to the monotonous routine of driving the kids to and from school, then to their usual after-school activities and then to your same ol’ gym class leaves you with a sense of overwhelming dread, why not mix it up and make a resolution to try something new … [Read more...] about Go For It! The Benefits of Trying Something New
Being an athlete and women’s sports advocate, a recent article by Kelly Wallace titled “The real March Madness: When will women’s teams get equal buzz?” on CNN.com caught my eye. The article thoughtfully outlined the numerous disparities between men’s and women’s sports; attendance numbers, media coverage and player salaries (The average salary for an NBA player is 70 times … [Read more...] about Like Mother, Like Daughter: The Key to Growing the Game & Gender Equality in Sport
Dear Mac, This Sunday is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Today, in 2015, there are still people who don’t treat women as equals and who don’t value their contributions as much as men’s. Women are often not paid as much as men for the same work and are not always given the same opportunities- in the … [Read more...] about The New Wave of Feminism: A Letter to my Daughter
An amazing TED talk came out the other day by Lindsey Shepard, the first hire at GoldieBlox, the innovative, award winning company which makes construction toys for girls. The mother of two talks about her decision to join GoldieBlox despite not being an engineer in a professional capacity. She argues that “Who we are” shouldn’t be solely about our education or profession and … [Read more...] about Hey Moms! Who ARE You?
When is the last time you thought about reaching your full potential? If you’re a mom it’s probably been a while! Analyzing and addressing our children’s potential is something we spend hours on every day. We receive constant feedback on their strengths and areas for improvement from teachers, coaches and our own observations. We work with our kids non-stop to teach them, … [Read more...] about Unlocking Our Potential- Is It Too Late?
Photo Copyright Getty Images It’s the first of the year again (well it’s the 12th but in mom world that’s close enough) and everyone has completed their list of New Year’s Resolutions. Most lists include lofty, non-specific goals and resemble something like the following: Get in shape, Gym every day, Run a marathon, Eat right, Put the phone down, More quality time with kids, … [Read more...] about Finding Your All