I spent a large chunk of this past weekend repeatedly asking my kids to get off the computer and go play outside. Like it or not, the computer has become part of our daily routine.
While I try to limit computer time for the kiddos, the Internet is a terrific resource for ideas to keep your family healthy and creatively active. I’ve bookmarked the FitCity Moms Blog (of course) and these other helpful sites:
Lisa Lillien’s book, “Hungry Girl …
Spring has sprung and summer’s just around the corner. Warm weather means more fresh produce at local farmers’ markets like the Indianapolis Farmers’ Market and more outdoor activities.
Check out these weekly news links for tips on staying active and eating well during the months ahead.
Just in Time for Cookout Season: The Pros and Cons of Condiments
The Washington Post
Little things can add up, so find out the good, the …
“Mom, I’m fat.”
My daughter called herself fat at least a half-dozen times before I stopped floating down the river called Denial. “Oh, you just have a cute, little pudgy tummy,” I said. But my 8-year-old insisted, “No Mom, I’m fat.” Next, I took a detour down “The Mothers’ Road to Nowhere” aka Guilt Trip Lane. I thought about my own negative comments about my weight, the junk food in our pantry and our 2-hour Spongebob Squarepants marathons. Finally, I made …
It is the month of May in Indy. The sun is shining and the forecast calls for sunny and warm all holiday weekend! To encourage you to get out and be active, this edition of the Weekly News Link is all about events in Indianapolis and outdoor activities.
Go on a Bird Watching Hike
If you want to get away from all the May hoopla, take a hike and get a peek of beautiful birds this Saturday as they make their annual …
The month of May in Indianapolis means one thing – the Indy 500! For many of us, that means a month filled with festivals and fun. For me, it’s a month of temptation filled with opportunities to tailgate and celebrate.
This week’s News Link focuses on nutrition, helping kids learn about healthy foods, and a step by Congress to reward healthy habits.
I have a confession. Last Tuesday, I ate 15 double-stuffed Oreos. (Actually it was more than that. I was so upset with myself, I stopped counting.) This wasn’t an isolated incident either. My stress eating started about a month ago.
After all those April showers, it has been nice to have some sunny weather in central Indiana. We’ve spent as much time outside as we can the past few days, so we only have a couple of news links for you this week.
I was recently talking with my good friend who is pregnant and she was told me all she and her husband want is a healthy child. That made me think about what a great opportunity it would be if all children honored that wish for their mothers.
The rainy week has given us the chance to catch up on our news reading. The first story confirms what the FitCity Moms is all about – the power of friends for staying healthy. And if you eat more when you are stressed (like me), you may want to check out the article about “conditioned hypereating.”