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The Beginnings of a School Garden

For almost a year, I have been the parent coordinator of our new school garden and have watched a grassy playground spot become a garden.  In part, I've been absent from my personal blog  this past month, because we have been... Read More

It’s the Little Things that Count

I never fully understood this phrase until the other day when my son and I were riding bikes to school.  We are fortunate enough to live just shy of a ½ mile away from our neighborhood Elementary school where he... Read More

It’s Official–I’m a Soccer Mom

Originally posted on the WishFit Blog on September 24, 2012 I remember when Garrett was about 3 and we were contemplating registering him for his first season of soccer. My sister-in-law, who has three boys, said, "Wait as long as... Read More

Green is the New Black

I have a black thumb. Or, rather, I have two black thumbs. I have killed every plant I’ve ever tried to keep. I’ve managed to kill a cactus AND a fake plant. (I swear, it completely wilted!). And then in... Read More

On The Mend: My Lessons Learned from Surgery

Like many active Coloradans, I take every advantage to get outside and play. I have three bikes hanging in our garage: one for the road, one for the mountains and one for cruising with a toddler. On lazy week nights,... Read More

Mixing it Up

I used to work out with a trainer. I had the perfect combination of a gym near my house, sessions that fit my schedule and an amazing trainer, Marko. Not only was he well-decorated as a master trainer and nutritionist,... Read More

Commercialized in the Classroom

My six year old son hopped off the bus, trotted through the front door, and plopped down on the living room sofa. He opened up his blue backpack, and pulled out a classroom folder, filled with his weekly works. We... Read More

Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

Originally posted on the Wishfit Blog on October 19, 2012 Oh, how I wish this post was all about how Garrett dipped into his hard-earned allowance money and treated me to lunch at saaaayyy, Linger in Denver. I’d start with the meze... Read More

Cool as a ¾ Cup Serving of Cucumbers

There were no riots in the lunch line at Baker Central School. Not one kid that I interviewed said they were upset about fresh fruit and vegetables being a mandatory addition to their lunch trays. I was surprised at the... Read More

Cafeteria Manager Champions Healthy School Food at Lowry

I recently went to lunch with my 3rd grade daughter for Take Your Parents to Lunch day at Lowry Elementary school in east Denver. As any proud parent wants to do, I wanted to brag about our school food—the scratch... Read More