In case you wondered just how important recess is, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a statement recently, and to sum it up in just a word: crucial. We already knew this, yes? Recess is a time-honored tradition, because it’s that essential. Put the pieces together: free play + outdoors + growing children’s bodies […]

yoga mom

Do you have dreams of a regular yoga practice with a bunch of cool women, in a beautiful studio in a trendy neighborhood, with designer yoga togs and a pretty water bottle that says  “om”  on the side? But then life gets in the way it just never happens? As a yoga instructor to moms and a […]

bike shelf

January is almost over, and the resolutions are dropping like flies. Nope, not doing my crunches everyday like I did for the first 10 days of the month. Not jogging 3 times a week. And forget about biking—it’s not even an option. See, the bikes live in the basement (we don’t have a garage), and […]


I never thought about hula-hooping as an adult. But I read an article in the NY Times, talking about how great the exercise is for you (you can burn up to 600 calories in an hour?!), and how Marisa Tomei is the new face of hooping (she credits it with helping her get in shape for […]

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