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There are a lot of reasons why I exercise. I have said it many times before: It’s the best antidepressant out there. I always feel better mentally and physically after hitting the gym. It also helps me stay in my skinny jeans, shrinking my body whenever it gets a little bigger. However, exercise is probably [...]

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Earlier this month I was invited to an event in New York City. I wish I could have attended. Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders was coming out to launch a new safety campaign, Helmets on Heads, part of a 10 year pledge to educate one million children about helmet and bike safety. (FYI: Helmets on [...]

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I am not what you would call an outdoor person and yet some of my most treasured memories took place outside. My sister and I spent all of our waking hours running around our street, biking, playing games, or hanging out at the playground around the corner. We used leaves, sticks, and flowers as props. [...]

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Today, three out of four kids ages 3 to 5 are in some form of childcare including daycare and preschool. Increasingly, teachers, parents, and childcare workers are focusing more on reading than on running. However, according to a new study published in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), running trumps [...]

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I was so excited when I saw the sign go up: a hot yoga place open only a mile or so from my house. I kept meaning to try it out, but I kept putting it off until I could take full advantage of the 10 days for $20 deal they were offering. I was [...]

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The Spin Bike Mafia

I watch Community, NBC’s Thursday night 8 p.m. offering starring Joel McHale. (Learned to love him on E!’s The Soup.) Anyway, a few weeks ago there was an episode called Contemporary American Poultry. It was a send up of every mafia movie ever made. Hysterical, really. In this episode, the cast of misfits take over [...]

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I have to take 60 steps to get to and from my new compost bin. I know this because I counted during one of the seven or eight compost bin runs I made yesterday. First I had to get rid of the watermelon rinds left over from breakfast. At lunchtime my cargo was a bunch [...]

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“On nights you go to the gym: What do you eat for dinner? Do you eat with Daddy or not eat at all?” We were sitting at the table eating dinner yesterday. It was a nice dinner. I baked sweet potatoes. We had broccoli and rolls, too. Everyone got to pick their protein from leftovers: [...]

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Busy week, busy day. Lots of work to do. Still, can’t let Friday pass without a few good things and an update on my spend less challenge. This week I purchased the following items (things I could touch): groceries (milk, bread, hummus, berries, the usual stuff), a subway ride card, and a pack of gum. [...]

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Do You Have 30 Hours of Free Time?

First off: My first two-post day! A friend just e-mailed an article to me and a few other friends. The Washington Post has a story written about some time management stats out of the University of Maryland. According to John Robinson, a researcher and time management guru, moms and dads have plenty of free time. [...]

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