Arlene Santiago is a Transformational Health Coach and mom of three. She helps moms who struggle with time (because there’s never enough, right?!) and low energy to discover a life of confidence and vitality. Arlene also helps those over age 50 who want to prevent injury, improve balance, and mobility. And today she’s sharing ways to simplify healthy living — not only for you, but for your whole family, too!     Let’s face it — life with a list of to-dos and work is stressful. It can seem impossible to have a healthy lifestyle, even if you really, truly…

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If you’ve been following us on Instagram (come check us out! @FitBottomedMama), you may seen a few posts or Insta stories about my daughter’s experience at Goldfish Swim School. (Spoiler: They let her try a few months of swim lessons on the house, and it’s been awesome!) Today, in addition to those behind-the-scenes glimpses, we’re sharing tips for your child’s first swim lesson, straight from Nicole Salmeto, general manager of Goldfish Swim School in Overland Park, Kan. 1. Get excited. Get your child fired up for their first swim lesson. Talk it up with them and express to them how much fun they…

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If you’ve got a kiddo who’s gluten-free or celiac snack-time can be, well, a bit of a minefield. via GIPHY Because you want your kiddo to feel included and normal — but when they can’t eat the animal crackers being passed around playgroup … via GIPHY Not to mention that the same ol’ gluten-free snacks day in and day out can get pretty boring. via GIPHY So, to help you freshen up what’s in that spill-proof snack-cup, here are a whopping 75 gluten-free snacks for kids. (And, as always, double-check labels to make sure there’s no gluten in any of…

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Have you ever thought about why health trends come and go? Today we’re here with Mr. Ryan Lee, an author, health entrepreneur, and father of four. Ryan is going to give us an insane inside peek into how the health industry actually works in the age of the internet and social media.

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Parenting, in some ways, can be compared to training a dog. via GIPHY (Before you judge me for comparing raising children to training an animal, know that the comparison comes from a good place in my heart. I love my children and I love animals, particularly dogs.) I used to be a dog trainer. Although it has been almost a decade since I’ve professionally trained a dog, I am grateful for the experience, because it’s sure come in handy with my children. Now that I’m responsible for two wild little humans, I’m noticing how training a dog could be as…

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If you’ve been following us on Instagram (@FitBottomedMama), you may seen a few posts or Insta stories about my daughter’s experience (and mind as well) at Goldfish Swim School. (Spoiler: They let her try two months of swim lessons on the house, and it’s been awesome!) And, today, in addition to those behind-the-scenes glimpses, we’re sharing more on the joy of swimming — year-round. Plus, we’ve got some water safety tips from Goldfish Swim School, because that’s always important! 3 Reasons to Just Keep Swimming Summer inevitably comes to an end for us. However, local swim and water safety experts…

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Are you actively working toward being the person you really want to be? Are you living your life in a way that suits you — and in a way that reflects who you want to be as a mother? One way to check in on this is to keep your child’s being — voice, actions, and reactions — in mind. Because what your child is — or isn’t — doing can tell you quite a bit about your own self, as well as about your needs, and whether or not you’re meeting them. Here’s how. Children are magical in that…

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Welcome to Friday’s For The Love of Food, Summer Tomato’s weekly link roundup.

This week make family meals a reality, gut bacteria can prevent weight loss, and red meat wins in the context of a healthy diet.

Next week’s Mindful Meal Challenge will start again on Monday. Sign up now to join us!

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I also share links on Twitter @summertomato and the Summer Tomato Facebook page. I’m very active on all these sites and would love to connect with you.

Links of the week

What inspired you this week?

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I recently shared my experience with sleeping in the same bed as my husband after having our second child. The following situation happened shortly after my husband and I reconvened. I’d like to remind you that we sleep in the same room as our 5-year-old and 2-year-old. After over two years of not sleeping together, finally the night had arrived when I could sleep with my husband again … for good. Sleeping beside my husband has been wonderful. We’ve been late to get up in the morning every day since back in bed together. It has been comforting to have…

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