About a year ago (pre-packing up & moving to Oakland. pre-trying to settle us in a new 'hood. pre-really having any sense of what busy really truly was...) I made a decision to change the way I spoke. You see, when asked to participate in something (work or pleasure), Id noticed Id begun to respond: Gosh, school volunteering/book club/starting a girl scout troop etc sounds great---Im just ... Continue Reading
4 tips for keeping up with an *active* child (or friend or life-partner).
Oh Miz. I get tired reading about how you play with the Tornado. This makes me terrified to have kids because it looks exhausting!!! I need motherhood tips now LOL Im not a super young mother. This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing – it just is. Because of this, however, I’m confident I spend more time thinking about how I can keep up with my seven-year-old's boundless ... Continue Reading
Personal first aid kits (Bay Area redo).
To know me is to have heard me yammer how I regretted some summer decisions. The Tornado did camp. The Tornado had playdates. The Tornado staycationed. Mama made a mistake and planned nothing for August. Yep. The key word there is *planned* as I deliberately scheduled nothing. I saw she longed to reconnect with new-friends at the-school-which-still-feels-new & simply PLAY. This ... Continue Reading
I never felt stoppable.
When I launched MizFit it was "enough" to have a passion for healthy living. It was 2006. I was just back from Guatemala. Gnarls Barkley was popular. Skinny jeans were only starting to emerge on the Austin hipster scene. And The Biggest Loser television show was born. People heard what I had to say----but my message was diminished because I was a long-term loser. No big ... Continue Reading
She’s a tiny Buddha covered in pink.
The other morning the child and I were hanging out and taking it slow. I lament her early rising (she's up by 530a without fail) but the busier she gets the more Im enjoying the fact we *always* have time in the morning to BE. By way of full disclosure-- this was not one of my best mornings. I was a little tired. A lot distracted (by her stuff. camp stuff. but that made no difference to ... Continue Reading
We *are* all SUPERWOMEN.
I love the blog Mommy Run Fast. Laura is talented, smart and consistently posts thought provoking content. A few weeks ago I read her musings on the pressure we women put on ourselves/each other to be SUPERWOMEN. I wholly agreed with her assertion we simply CAN NOT BE all things to all people. We can not have it all. Laura shared: Shouldn’t we focus on the stuff that ... Continue Reading
4 tips for teaching little (& big) people body confidence.
The older I become the more I realize life is cyclical. When I was younger I EXPECTED my body to perform on command---and usually it did. These days when my bod complies I stop, take note and appreciate. I *long* to pass this body confidence on to the Tornado and yet---while it's a huge priority---I pretty much fly by the seat pants fancy tights. I strive each day to beat back ... Continue Reading
Old hands: part two.
I snapped the picture below as the Tornado slept on our way home from her birthday adventure. When did she become so grown up? So mature? So BIG HANDED?! Today is a MizFit flashback post because it's a late start day for her school. Im grabbing me those hands and BEING PRESENT. Im living not blogging about life... Anyone else recall the (late 70's) commercial ... Continue Reading
I got that awkward weightloss talk.
I may not have mentioned it here (firmly implants tongue in cheek) but we're moving. Im actually surprised, too, how swiftly we've gotten packed-up & organized. We've done a shitton of this: As a result we're kinda ready...about fourteen days ahead of schedule. With this gift of time Ive been able to move down my To Do list from procure me some boxes to hit up every single doc ... Continue Reading
Ive run away…
and Ive TAKEN THE BIRTHDAY GIRL WITH ME! We've left the Husband at home (we're misfit, modern day Thelma & MomLouise like that) and are off to find excitement. Turning SEVEN is all about the finding excitement and embracing the change. And, even though I know she doesnt read my blog (does she?!), I figure I'll wait to *really* share until we're happily and safely ... Continue Reading
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