Exercise : Getting Started — Keeping It Up!!

I finally went running for the first time yesterday since we’ve moved here to France!  I had almost forgotten how good it feels and how important exercise is to help you with pretty much everything.  So I put together some points to help you get motivated to start if you haven’t been exercising regularly and […]

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Skiing

We finally made it skiing yesterday!! I let the 4 older kids have their rental papers, get all their gear and then I pretty much did not see them the rest of the day.  It was really great that we met some friends there,  it is just so much more fun with friends.  So I […]

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Running Around in December

The weather has been abnormally warm.  It has kind of thrown me off because it still gets dark at 4:30 pm, but it is not cold at all.  So I finally realized that we can still and should go and do things outside and enjoy the long warm season because it may get cold again […]

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Hike Near Peabody Environmental Center

Since soccer is over, it’s dark by 5 pm and it’s colder out, my boys seems to a lot more energy to burn.  So we went for a hike when the girls got back from classes just before sunset at 3:30 pm.  Leaves have pretty much all fallen which made the path kind of cool. […]

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A Little Birthday Hike

So my oldest boy turned 13 which makes me the parent of 3 teens!  I’m glad they are all such nice teens!  He chose to have pizza and go on a hike and play video games for his birthday.  He probably would have liked a more advanced, harder hike and a party– so we will […]

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Tough Mudder — The Great Northeast

So my daughter and I completed the 10 mile obstacle course for the Tough Mudder — The Great Northeast.  I really had not considered doing something like this, since I have pretty much either been pregnant or nursing for the past 16 1/2 years and pretty much overwhelmed for 5 of those when I had […]

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Soccer 2

I love soccer season, it is much harder to do anything else, but I think it is so good for the kids.  They get really great exercise, they are learning a skill they will be able to use their entire lives, they are making friends and they are learning about teamwork.  Plus they get to […]

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Soccer Season!

The younger kids have been anxiously waiting for soccer season and it is finally here!!  They were so excited about their cleats, sock and shinguards.  They all did awesome and had a great time Sat.  And we survived too, coordinating 4 games and a karate lesson.  I even got my long run in, it was […]

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Last Week Before School

Actually, I am not sure what I did this week besides coordinate a million practices and activities.  I really miss the easy days of younger kids and not having to be anywhere at any certain time.  However, it is nice to see what nice people my kids are turning out to be, and it is […]

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Plans for the School Year

I am so excited and proud of my 2 high school girls this year.  The junior made the varsity volleyball team, but has also decided to play with JV so she can get more playing time.  My freshman made the soccer team and is the JV goalie.  I am so proud of them for their […]

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