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My Daughter, the Know-It-All

My daughter is a challenging mix of brainpower and willpower. The qualities that can make her difficult to parent are, ultimately, the qualities that will probably serve her best in life. Stubbornness turns into perseverance. Bossiness turns into leadership. That said, as her mom, I find myself questioning how much to guide her and when […]

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4 Accidental Workouts for the Summer Mama

When the temperature soars, it’s nearly impossible to motivate myself to exercise, despite my promise to myself that my daily summer schedule was “cook something, clean something, and exercise.” However,  I recently discovered four workouts by accident. Who says exercise has to be planned or traditional, right? Right! 1: Drain the inflatable pool.  This $20 […]

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They Only Get One Life…But So Do You

I’ve really been struggling lately with mixed messages. Everywhere I turn, I’m bombarded with messages along the lines of “Today is the only today you’ll ever get–make it count,” and “This is your journey, live your best life.” It’s on everyone’s Instagram, the cover of my journal, and all the workout shirts I just bought […]

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Gymnastics: Can It Ever Be Safe for Girls?

On Sunday night I watched the Dateline special about Larry Nassar and the sexual abuse that occurred for years with USA Gymnastics. I watched this interview more closely than I followed the story as a whole because it was filmed at the Karolyi Ranch in Houston, and featured interviews with both Bela and Marta Karolyi. […]

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