Summer Stages of Life

I love summer. Some of my fondest childhood memories are summer days filled with early morning swim practice, tennis camp then more swim practice. When I became a high schooler, summers were spent at the barn and horse shows until I moved away to college and summers became a blur of moving back in with my parents and catching up with old friends. I was a nanny to twins in the morning while their … [Read more...]

BOKS Active Kids Day: fun for the entire family

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Reebok. Fitness is a top priority for my family so I was thrilled to attend the third annual BOKS Active Kids Day last weekend at the Reebok Headquarters in Canton, MA. Have you heard about the BOKS program yet? BOKS stands for: Build Our Kids' Success and is a before-school physical activity program designed to jump start kids' … [Read more...]

Throwing it back with a Thankful Thursday

I always try to practice a life of gratitude and Thankful Thursdays is a good time to put it out there. I saw something in my news feed this morning which was a great reminder of choosing to live a happy life: There is so much to be thankful for, but I'd like to call out a few things this week: My sister Carelee, who visited this week from Georgia. Even though we may be 19 years apart in … [Read more...]

How Gymnastics Changed my Son

Last year, I signed my son up for a gymnastics class at our local gym. He missed the age cut-off for other Fall sports and I wanted to keep him busy in something besides the preschool he attended 3 mornings a week. He was so excited for his first session but nerves got a hold of him on the drive to class. I could tell my sweet 4-year-old was nervous when he glanced back at me in the bleachers … [Read more...]

10 Lessons Learned from 1 Year of CrossFit

You have no idea how really out of shape you are until you start CrossFit. I remember doing 90 burpees on my first day and thinking I was going to never make it off the floor by the end. You know what? I did and kept coming back for more. You'll have sore muscles where you didn't know you even had muscles every day for the first 2 months and then you either don't realize you're sore anymore or … [Read more...]