We all know how empowering it can be to work out and feel strong. And a key part of doing that, on the reg, is loving the workouts and exercise you’re doing. For tips on how to help your kids find that love and joy, we’ve got a guest post from Kim Holmes, an online fitness coach and founder of My Fit Coach. As a mom of two young sons herself, Kim helps busy working moms care for their bodies (and minds) through online fitness, nutrition, and mindset coaching. Check out and join her free Facebook community, The Fit Mama…

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I just took a DNA test! Turns out … via GIPHY I’m 100 percent nowhere near as cool as Lizzo. Which I probably did not need a DNA test to tell me. (I also don’t dabble in anything musical, unless you count singing off key in the car because I definitely do plenty of that.) So, okay, I’m no Lizzo, but it won’t surprise you to know how much I embrace her self-love message. And you can’t love yourself if you don’t really know yourself, right? via GIPHY There are loads of ways to get to know yourself better. Digging…

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My whole family has summer vibes going right now. Not only are we excitedly expecting twins this summer (!), but after a long winter, the promise of regular pool time, sunshine, and in-season watermelon is giving us serious heart eyes. via GIPHY Because the summer weather is here. It’s finally here! via GIPHY And here are some new finds that are pairing SUPER well with sunshine — for the whole fam. My Audio Pets Splash Everything is better with good tunes, and these wireless Bluetooth speakers aren’t just adorable and kid-friendly — they’re also waterproof! Meaning you can take them…

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Although I’m pretty homebound from now until the twins make their debut (also the reason why I’ll be Skyping in for this!), now that summer is just around the corner, I’m thinking of all the summer family vacations yet to come. Disney is always up there as a dream, along with any destination that has a beach or mountains (or, let’s be honest, wine!). However, with my family expanding from a party-of-three to a party-of-five, affordability is definitely a key factor for any future family vacay. And, I imagine I’m not alone in that need, huh, mamas? So! Without further…

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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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