“It turns out that the Family Meeting provided both the emotional and logistical anchor that our chaotic family didn’t even realize was missing.” Wow, that’s a powerful line, huh? We recently did an interview with Laura Gassner Otting for our podcast (ep coming in the months to come!) in which she talked about the importance of her family meetings. And all of us on the call were like, wait, what? — tell us more about this! And so she shared with us this post she wrote: “The One Meeting You Need to Add to Your Calendar.” And I’ve gotta say,…

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We had a great time chatting with Tee Major, a personal trainer with a background in training the military and a passion for bodyweight exercises. Tee joined us to promote his book, Urban Calisthenics, which features almost 70 bodyweight exercises and 10 precision routines that focus on whole-body strength and conditioning. He’s all about working out properly and gradually building strength up to be your most bad-ass self! Tee is also a new dad, so he especially wants to help parents make the most of the limited time they have. That’s why he loves coming up with all kinds of quick,…

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting is on your bookshelf. You’ve leafed through Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth. You’ve even devoured The Happiest Baby on the Block. But what other books should you check out as a parent-to-be or new parent? Well, there are lots of awesome new pregnancy (and beyond!) books out there now that are fresh, fun, ground-breaking, helpful — and some are downright hilarious. Consider these required reading, whether you’re newly knocked up (congrats!), about to pop a baby out (go you!), or have an itty bitty at home already (it’s fun, right?!). Part helpful, part essential,…

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This year, you might be working on ways to sleep more, sneak in more fruits and veggies, or get a few more steps in. And, while those are all healthy pursuits we applaud, the one thing you need to make them a reality is to have more time set aside for you. Just. For. You. via GIPHY So today, we’re sharing seven tips to do just that. (And, yeah, it can mean time to take a bubble bath, but it can also mean ANYTHING you’d like to do and enjoy!) 7 Ways to Make More Time for Yourself as a…

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Adita Yrizarry-Lang is a SuperPower aficionado and mother of 2. With more than 30 years of experience in health and wellness, her endeavors include everything from biomechanics and resistance training expert to being a mind-body coach and author of SuperPowers: A Busy Woman’s Guide to Health and Happiness. Adita holds a degree in Holistic Nutrition, is also a certified holistic lifestyle coach. She has trained thousands of fitness professionals worldwide and often speaks at schools, Fortune 500 companies, and private organizations. Today, she’s sharing with us five ways to take your superpowers as a mom (yes, you have them — even…

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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 mine as well) at Goldfish Swim School. (Spoiler: They let her try a few months of swim lessons on the house, and it’s been so awesome that we’ve kept our partnership going!) And, today, in addition to those behind-the-scenes glimpses, we’re sharing five awesome gift ideas for kids that aren’t toys — including Goldfish Swim School lessons, of course. All of them are great kids gift ideas to bookmark for the holidays, birthdays, or any special occasion!   Gift Ideas…

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Remember — pre-kids — when bathtime used to be like more like this? via GIPHY And, now, well, they’re a little more like this: via GIPHY Or this: via GIPHY Us, too. So, to make them a little more like this: via GIPHY We give you these tips on how to make bathtime a little more fun for everyone. 1. Read books together. Everyone loves a reading a good book — and kids are no different. There are a number of water-friendly books on the market for different age ranges, but lately we’ve really enjoyed Bath Time! by Sandra Boynton…

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