Posts tagged "back-to-school"

The case for active (big and little) girls

The case for active (big and little) girls
On many, many days, I don my "lululemon uniform."  I've invested in a couple of basic lululemon pieces (a tank, zip-up jacket, cute headband and a pair of basic black yoga pants that I've had for almost five years). Sometimes I wear this outfit to a Dailey Method class. Other times I sleep in it and roll out of bed to drive the kids to school in my "uniform" (they wake up super early -- don't judge). This outfit has seen me through pregnancy and postpartum pudge. The clothes hold their fit and are super comfortable. This is my "uniform" on casual days and I am sticking with it. However, I mostly wear it because I feel like being dressed to exercise makes me more likely to actually exercise. Like most kids, I was active everyday when I was younger -- playing basketball, volleyball and tearing it up in our neighborhood afterschool every day. Like many other busy adults, my work and family responsibilities seem to eat up most of my time and on most days, I am not as active as I'd like to be (Note: I am running around like a crazy person all day long; I'm just not necessarily raising my heart rate and breaking a sweat)...

Packing back-to-school lunches -- Chicago style

Even though the official first day of school is still weeks away for my kids, back-to-school preparations are in full swing at our house. Haircuts? Check. New shoes? Check. Backpacks? Lunch bags? New school supplies? Check. Check. Check. This time of year, I am always trying to organize and simplify because I know how busy... Read more »