Prioritization & Refreshment

Last October 2013, I looked forward on my Google calendar to September and October 2014 and put a 2-month-long “appointment” titled “Do not overbook! Fall = favorite season!” As fall approached this year, I noticed my calendar filling up. Everything I marked down for those 2 months was good: a high-profile talk, a field conference & debut of a mobile device …

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Home alone – with a toddler

This week, my husband is on travel and I am home along with our daughter.  This presents both a challenge and the opportunity for great fun, as this week will be the longest time we've been apart since the babe was born. On the fun side of things, we’ve eaten our - ok, my - …

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Baby-assisted strength training – Part 1

For a fun – but effective – twist on strength training, I have crafted what my husband has dubbed the “Med-Ball-Baby Workout.”  Wait! Before you gasp thinking I’m tossing my 6-month old baby about in the air, let me assure you: I am not chucking the baby around, but I am using her (not insignificant!) …

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Baby step resolutions

DAY 1: I watch snow blowing down as the rising sun tints the swirling snowscape as my nearly five-month-old baby rolls around playing with her toes on a blanket next to me.  Normally, I would be out running at this time.  I love stepping out into what my dad fondly calls “challenge weather” and taking …

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