Category Archives: Active Kids & Families

Happy to Announce My New Book!

  As many of you are aware, I’ve been working on a book project for the last few years based on this blog and much additional research. For those of you who’ve offered feedback and suggestions to my blog posts … Continue reading

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Escape Outdoors

I remember the day the I hit the wall. It was in the middle of a long summer of what we referred to as “Mom camp,” and at the peak of our two-playgrounds-a-day phase—one in the morning, another in the … Continue reading

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How Hard Could Coaching Ten Year-Olds Be?

Sam, the youngest and smallest player on our basketball team had been desperate to “bring the ball up” in a game all season.  My husband Todd, Sam’s coach, was hesitant because he could see what Sam couldn’t.  If Sam dribbled … Continue reading

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6 Inexpensive Ways to Weave Exercise Into Your Kid’s Life – And New Reasons You (and Her Teacher) Will Be Glad You Did!

Here’s my little secret:  When my kids were young (maybe ages 2-7) I spent far too much time worrying about how tireless/active/hyper they were.  In my own non-scientific playground research, I came to the unfortunate conclusion that my kids were … Continue reading

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Adding Joy

I’ve read in a number of places that if you want to rediscover the things you truly love to do, recall what you loved to do as a 10 or 11 year-old. At this age I was doing a lot … Continue reading

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Bicycling to School Can Improve Learning

Last Spring “Bike to School” day took place in our town.  I know, it sounds really straightforward and conjures up memories of one’s own childhood when every day was bike to school day.  No one ever needed to create an … Continue reading

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My Humble Warriors: Yoga with Adolescents and Tweens.

As I mentioned in my previous post, my worries about my older son’s looming middle school transition led me to enroll him in a yoga class.  For approximately one afternoon I even believed yoga would solve almost all the problems … Continue reading

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My Savasana Aha: Yoga Could Benefit My Middle Schooler.

About halfway through my son Stephen’s fifth-grade year, I started to worry about middle school.  Basically this meant I began to dwell on my own middle school experience, since Stephen’s, of course, had yet to begin. As most adults would … Continue reading

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Contagious Bicycling: Our Behavior Can Affect Others We Don’t Even Know

Remember those superlative awards given out senior year of high school – Most Individual, Most Spirited?  The other day while engaged in a rather mind-numbing task, I designated some of these to my family members – Most Likely to Break … Continue reading

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