Hiking with Kids – Tips and tricks for making hiking a fun family adventure

Ever since I moved to Woodstock, Vermont, I have taken my boys out hiking whenever I could. I’m lucky to be living in a place where we are never far from a trail, a beautiful view, and a new challenge. Since I last shared with you (and yes…I know it’s been a while) my life […]

Running Lessons from a 4 Year Old

Last week, I was home one day with both boys and decided we needed to get out for an explore. Our go-to is to wander down by the river and find some paths to traipse along by the water. But I wanted to do something different, so I suggested going to the cross country ski trails […]

What a 4-Year-Old Thinks of Having a Mother Runner

Last summer, I read posts from Angela and Allie in which they surveyed their kids about what they really thought about having a mother runner. The answers were funny, adorable and surprising, so I was of course excited to try it with Roman. He was not, unfortunately, having a bar of it:   So, @vitatrain4life […]

Sshh! The Baby’s Sleeping Living Room Workout

Gone are the days of working out at the gym, earbuds in, focusing on my form, the weights, how long I’ve been resting between sets. Now? I’m the queen of the living room workout and it’s usually timed perfectly for Baby T’s nap time. Big brother is usually ‘working out’ with me, or I might set […]

Got Goals? My Plans for the New Year.

It’s that time of year when everyone starts looking forward to the calendar flipping over to a whole new year, a new number, a fresh start. Whether your 2015 has been magical, or you’ve advised it not to let the door hit it on the way out, a new year feels like a good time […]

What Went On in November

Happy end of November, friends! How was your Thanksgiving? Is it getting cold where you are? It’s been warmer than I expected this month up here in Vermont, although the last few days have been chilly – winter is coming. Let’s lead off this Fine Fit Day November recap with the good stuff: RUNNING. I […]

What Went On in October

I wanted so much to lead this October wrap-up post with a “Let’s Go Mets!” Just before we got married, Fran produced a well-worn VHS cassette (we are so old) and solemnly explained to me that as his wife-to-be, I now needed to watch the highlights from the 1986 Mets World Series. He was a Mets […]

City Kids Revisited

Despite my post all about the differences between living in Vermont and New York City, I have to admit we are not exactly rural living. Burlington in a city, after all, although as we drove to the city center on Saturday, passing parks and green areas, trees, trees and more trees, I smiled at Fran […]

Baby and Me Yoga

When I was doing prenatal yoga, our class would finish just as the Baby and Me yoga class was getting ready to set up. All of us pregnant mamas would be struggling to get our shoes back on in the lobby, smiling and cooing at the adorable babies coming in for their yoga fix. I […]

The Stress-Free Diet

I’m going to guess a few of you guys clicked on this post in your reader, all confused – ‘Stress-free diet? But Carly doesn’t believe in dieting! What’s going on?’ It’s true, I am not a fan of following rules for the way you eat, of restricting what you can and cannot have. You know […]