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Healthy, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series

Healthy, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series

As a Mom, I always put my children’s needs ahead of mine and I’m sure many moms out there are the same way. But when it comes to your personal health, us moms need to take care of ourselves in order to do a good job of taking care of the children who depend on us. That means eating right and exercising. I received the Health, Fit, Happy Mom Fitness DVD Series which makes sticking to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Shower, Body After Baby, Exercise, Gift Ideas, Health, Maternity, Momma Gotta Have, Mommy Gifts, Nutrition, Pregnancy, Video

Nominate Your Child for the 2013 SI SportsKid of the Year Award!

Nominate Your Child for the 2013 SI SportsKid of the Year Award!

Do your kids play sports (and eat, breathe and sleep sports)?  Would they want to see themselves on the cover of an upcoming Sports Illustrated Kids issue? Then nominate them for the the 2013 SportsKid of the Year award! The winner of the 2013 SportsKid of the Year award will appear on the cover of the December 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated Kids. In addition, the winner will receive a special SportsKid of the Year jacket and a trip to New York City … Read entire article »

Filed under: Exercise, Play, School Aged Children, Sports

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike Review

Learning to ride a bike is a childhood rite of passage. Strider Bikes aims to make the process easier, faster, and more fun for kids everywhere. The Strider is what is referred to as a no-pedal balance bike or run bike. In a nutshell, the concept is that learning to balance is easier when a child is able to place his feet on the ground and does not have to worry about pedaling. Pedaling, the easy … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bikes, Exercise, Featured, Ride-Ons, Sports, Toys (Pre-School)

It’s Never Too Early to Start Fighting Arthritis Pain

It’s Never Too Early to Start Fighting Arthritis Pain

I’m only in my mid-30s, but I have the beginning signs of arthritis in my foot and ankle. Nearly every woman in my family develops arthritis eventually, so I used to think joint pain and stiffness was inevitable as I aged. I recently discovered that arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. One in every five adults has arthritis; that’s 50 million people in the US. 27 million Americans have osteoarthritis, the most common … Read entire article »

Filed under: Advice, Body After Baby, Charity, Events, Exercise, Featured, Health, News, Socially Conscious, Tips, Uncategorized, Women's Issues

Get Wild! July is National Park and Recreation Month

Get Wild! July is National Park and Recreation Month

Did you know that July is National Park and Recreation Month? Having clean, well-equipped parks near our house has encouraged us all to be more active and to spend more time outdoors.  My boys love visiting the park, and the playground with its twisty slides, bridges and swings is a favorite. I volunteered as a Parks & Recreation board member for a few years while I was serving on our local school board.  In fact, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Eco-Friendly, Exercise, Featured, Kindergartners, Play, Pre-schoolers, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers, Uncategorized

A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

A One-of-a-Kind Block Set

Blocks are pretty much a staple in every household with children.  Building sets ranging from Legos and Duplo to the old-school (and, as some will argue, for engineers in the making) Erector sets, to basic wood blocks teach children to use their imagination. The Sportos™ Build-a-Sport blocks from Rosie Hippo owner Kimberly Bloom seek to engage kids’ minds and bodies by building designs of their favorite sports as well as those that will be seen … Read entire article »

Filed under: Activities, Building Toys, Educational, Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Imagination/Creativity, Kids Gifts, Kindergartners, Learning, Play, Pre-schoolers, Pro-Social Skills, Sports, Uncategorized

Learn to Bike with Kazam Balance Bikes

Learn to Bike with Kazam Balance Bikes

Learning to bike is a huge childhood milestone.  My three year old loves his tricycle, but he really wants to be a “big boy” and requested a “big kid bike” for his birthday in April. When buying their child’s first bike, many parents opt for a regular bike with training wheels.  While training wheels are useful for minimizing the risks of traumatizing falls, they don’t help your child learn how to balance: the most important skill … Read entire article »

Filed under: Exercise, Featured, Gift Ideas, Hip Find, Play, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, School Aged Children, Toddlers, Toys (All Ages), Toys (Pre-School), Uncategorized

Getting Back in Shape with Reebok Easy Tone Sneakers

Getting Back in Shape with Reebok Easy Tone Sneakers

Now that the swelling in my feet is gone and I’m up and moving, I’ve been trying out the Easy Tone sneakers Reebok sent me. Although I enjoyed wearing Reeboks as a kid, correct footwear wasn’t something I paid much attention to in my early 20s. But after three pregnancies, I need to treat my body a little better if I want it to last me a lifetime of being active and enjoying my family. The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Exercise, Featured, Shoes (Adult)

Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga

Trudie Styler’s Weight Loss Yoga

After having three kids in 5 years my body is far from what it used to be. I was always the fit, under 110 lb girl. Not anymore. Now I have all that excess baby weight that I have been trying like crazy to lose. Diets help minimally as they help me lose weight but not the flab. Most exercise videos don’t keep my attention after a week or two, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Body After Baby, DVD, Exercise, Featured, Momma Gotta Have

Ahnu: Step to Better Fitness and Stamp Out Breast Cancer

Ahnu: Step to Better Fitness and Stamp Out Breast Cancer

Although I do not exercise as much as I should, we’re an active family.  Almost every nice weekend finds us walking the local trails with our kids. We get moving for the health benefits and the fun learning opportunities we find out in nature. And all of our friends know that good footwear is a must when hanging out with my husband. A predisposition towards back pain, three pregnancies, weight gain, and maybe a fondness in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Exercise, Fashion, Featured, Shoes (Adult)