Archive for April 2012

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? I'm A Hamster

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? I'm A Hamster
Eating and working out. On day 29 of my 60-Day Get Fit Challenge, it has all come down to those two activities. I eat more because of my cardio. Then I work out more to try to offset the extra calories. Basically, I’m a hamster, spinning around on a little wheel and going nowhere. The... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Vacation Battles

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Vacation Battles
Vacation. An experience most of us mamas look forward to. It’s a time to enjoy new adventures, unplug from the stresses of daily life, and connect with what matters most – our families. But is it always that simple? Not for me. You see, although I can’t think of anything better than time away with my loved ones, I... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back: I've Hit The Wall

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back: I've Hit The Wall
It’s now day 19 of my Get Fit Challenge, and I’ve hit a wall.  A big one.  I haven’t delicately scraped up against this wall, either.  I’ve charged into it at 75 miles an hour.  Apparently, I’ve become a health-seeking crash-test dummy. Problem #1: I’m hungry. Let me rephrase that.  I’m hungry for carbs.  If you... Read more »
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Stop the Mommy Wars

Stop the Mommy Wars
Another election year, and another opportunity to pit women in the workforce against women in the homeforce.  This time, it’s Hilary Rosen — a Democratic strategist — against Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.  As soon as I saw one friend declare on Facebook that Dems don’t respect stay-at-home moms, I knew the next couple of... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? My First Dance Class in 24 Years

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back?  My First Dance Class in 24 Years
I did it – I finally took a class. After almost two weeks of bad TV and extreme cramps on the treadmill, I finally got myself to All About Dance on Saturday for a cardio hip hop class. I decided to take this class because I love to dance. Yes, I’m pushing 40 (well, it’s... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Day 9

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? Day 9
I’m deep in the second week of my 60-Day Get Fit Challenge, and an unsettling routine has emerged. My last four mornings have gone like this: Open Safari web browser at 9:00 am. Check classes at CorePower Yoga and FFC. Pick a class to attend later in the day. Skip the class. No, this doesn’t... Read more »
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Spring Break Fun, Parent-Style

What can I say about Families in the Loop’s March 25th Spring Fling at the gorgeous Lincoln Hall other than… WOW! Click here to see Spring Fling’s fab photos! It was a family party like I’ve never seen before. We had a smoke machine, the coolest DJ duo I’ve ever seen, delicious food, props, games, a family flash mob led... Read more »

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? We Are All Dara-Lynn Weiss

Can Mama Get Her Groove Back? We Are All Dara-Lynn Weiss
(This is post #3 in my “Can Mama Get Her Groove Back” series.  Click on the links at the bottom of this page to read the previous posts.) The good news first: I’ve worked out six days in a row.  This means that in the past week I’ve already surpassed the total number of times I’d exercised... Read more »