We all know kids are little sponges. They just absorb everything that’s around them — from our words to our actions to how we talk about and treat others. (Confession: I remember the first time my daughter cussed when she couldn’t get a snack out of the package, and I was like — whoops — I need to watch my language there!) And, most of the time, here on Fit Bottomed Girls, we share a lot of tips on how to improve your relationship with your body, your workouts, and your food, so that your kids naturally have a positive,…

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When you become a new mom everything changes. Like, EVERYTHING. With your world turned so upside down it can be easy to put your own nutritional needs aside, but it’s a really, really important time to make sure that you’re getting the nutrients and the fuel that you need — especially if you’re breastfeeding and/or getting back into your workouts. To help with that, we’re sharing this guest post on nutrition for new moms from Kim Daly Farrell, a certified health coach, former magazine editor, fitness fanatic, and mom to Keane and Julia. Kim has worked for national media outlets,…

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There are a lot of ways to make a difference and fight for social and racial justice. And, as parents, one of the biggest things you can do is to do the work yourself — and then make sure you’re talking to your kids about it, too. To help with that — and to specifically address the unconscious bias that we all have — we have an exclusive Q&A with the international, award-winning diversity and inclusion speaker and expert Risha Grant. As Risha says: We don’t have diversity problems; we have people problems. “And we have to dismantle the system…

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There A LOT of unknowns right now when it comes to school. And, if we parents are stressing this much, imagine how our kids are feeling. That’s why we got with moms and educators, Amanda Kopischke and Angela Anderson who co-founded Incubate to Innovate, to help give us all some tips on how to equip our families for resilience, no matter what happens in the coming weeks. Amanda and Angela crated Incubate to Innovate to give educators innovative pedagogical practices and tools to transform teaching and learning experiences and environments. They offer coaching and extensive resources around their ChangeMaker Mindsets…

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As of today, my twin girls are one. One! And, it blows my mind for a number of reasons. First, this year has gone by so quickly in so many ways … and then in so many other ways I don’t feel like any of us have missed a moment with them because, well, we’ve all been home together since March. Which leads me to the second reason: When I compare the world on the day of which they arrived (which was a time, let me tell ya) to today? Man, oh, man. A LOT has changed. (And, a lot…

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From COVID-19 to fighting for racial justice, right now stress is high for all of us — including our kids. While we encourage you to continue having necessary conversations with your children about racism and COVID-19 often (recent Sesame Street specials can help if you don’t know where to begin — get them here and here), it’s also important to help yourself and your kids to self-care by giving them tools to manage big feelings (and the awareness from us that those big feelings may manifest differently in our kids’ behaviors than they do in ours). To help us with…

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Right now I’ve been craving more yoga. And because school is out and childcare isn’t readily available here yet, I’ve found that if I want to get more yoga in my life, it’s going to need to involve my kids. Which, really, has been relatively fun to do … at least for the first few minutes. My five-year-old daughter and I both bust out our yoga mats, put on a short video, do some poses while the twins crawl around, and then, after about five minutes, my eldest asks to watch YouTube, while the twins hightail it to the bathroom…

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It’s not an easy time for anyone right now. And if you’ve got kids at home and are trying to work, care for them, and help them with online learning? Welp, y’all, let us just say that you trying is enough. Even attempting to try is enough. via GIPHY And you just might relate to these GIFs for each day of the week … Monday: I can do this. via GIPHY Tuesday: It’s hard, but, hey, all those memes say I can do hard things. via GIPHY Wednesday: A little … okay, a LOT of screen time can’t hurt. Right?…

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After having a lot of conversations about COVID-19 and why it’s important for us to stay home and limit play to our own yard away from others (sobsob), the reality of what’s going on has started to settle in here. We know we can’t go to the park, and that we need to keep a lot of space between us and others when we’re out on a walk in our neighborhood. We know that we’re not going to school and that playdates and family events have been replaced with FaceTime calls and scheduled Zoom meetings. (For tips on how to…

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Editor’s note: This post was written before the insanity and reality/tragedy of COVID-19 set in. Coincidentally, some of the items are awesome for home learning and independent play, so hopefully they’re extra useful to you and your family. My daughter just turned five. And it’s still blowing my mind — despite the multiple birthday parties and kindergarten registration. She’s FIVE. And, like most 5-year-olds, she’s really curious, silly, and fun. She loves learning and playing. And while her Paw Patrol toys continue to be one of the things she plays with most, she’s also into gardening, helping us with chores…

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