I Went to Take a Shower. It Didn’t Work Out.

shower with flowing water and steam

I rarely dump my kids on my husband as soon as he comes in the door. Sure, some days I'm peeking out the window just waiting to see the headlights coming down the street, but I can count the times on one hand when I've been all "PEACE OUT, SUCKA" and left him to deal with the kiddos. Usually just …
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Sage Center for Yoga and Healing Arts in Kansas City


I have always been prone to high-energy, high-tempo fitness classes. I enjoy sweating, moving quickly and feeling strong. I tend to go hard, for a long time, and deal with the consequences. I’ve suffered many fitness injuries, mostly tied to my knees and hamstring. I’ve slowed down during that time, …
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As Predicted: The Pregnant Emotional Breakdown


I texted a pregnant friend of mine the other day, predicting an upcoming pregnant emotional breakdown. I'd been feeling so emotionally stable and hadn't had any hormone-driven crying sessions since those tear-jerking commercials at the Olympics back in February. So I knew a storm was brewing, and I …
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Reset: The Ultimate Relaxation Class for a Little ‘Me Time’


When we got an email inviting us to an L.A.-based classed called Reset, we knew we had to pass it along to Tish, who's in the L.A. area. It sounded like the perfect place to get in a zone and reset the mind and body --- perfect for a busy mom who gets no quiet time.. And we were right! Read on for …
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I Went to the Supermarket Alone … and I Secretly Enjoyed It


Nowadays, it's much harder to get out of the house and get my errands done. It's like leaving town each time; I have to be fully prepared. What should be done in a day typically gets spread out over several. Sometimes I'm not even able to complete my entire market list because a fit or nap time …
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Need to Relax? Try This Quick Yoga Routine


One of my goals for the new year was to incorporate some element of a mind/body practice into each week. Whether it's a few minutes of yoga or even just taking time to breathe for a minute, it doesn't matter. It's not a big commitment, but I wanted to dedicate time to incorporating a little …
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Say Yes to Less Stress With These 7 Stress Relievers


The dog is barking at the UPS guy, your son just threw a stuffed animal in the toilet and your 3-year-old daughter is trying to get out the front door, again. No, that's probably not your life, but it's a typical few minutes in my daily life --- and one of the reasons I get stressed. I may not be …
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Getting Rid of Guilt and Embracing Me Time


Today's post comes to you from Jennifer Schlozman, a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador. She lost 40 pounds pre-baby and 82 pounds post-baby. She's a runner, triathlete and completed her first half marathon this year. With enthusiasm for group workouts and finding fit friends, she considers …
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