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Family Fitness Challenge Week 6: Planks

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

The final week of this 6 week Family Fitness Challenge is here. You did it! You're well on your way to making physical activity an everyday part of your family's life.

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Savvy Parent Stories: Katie LeFebvre

ParentSavvy's first ever Family Fitness Challenge kicked off on August 21st. Andrew has done a great job leading this challenge to build healthy families and kids.

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Beat the Parenting Guilt With These Kid Date Ideas

One of the biggest struggles I've experienced as a parent has been the one with my "non-parent" self. I struggle to hold on to the person I used to be before I had kids, and I struggle to actively participate in other things that enrich my life. Being able to write for a living has helped, but within the last two years, I've managed to reconnect with a part of my life I had thought was lost forever: theatre.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 5: Squats

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

I can't believe we’re already in week 5 of the Family Fitness Challenge.

Have you been able to stick with it? Have you found any new ways to be active together as a family?

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When Parenting is Difficult

When I first became a mother I remember wondering during difficult times: when does it get better? By better, I meant easier. Less exhausting, not so all-consuming, not so isolating. And while it's been true in my experience that the second year is easier than the first year, I also know that challenges will arise no matter what stage my children are in.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 4: Lunges

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

Week 4! We're over halfway done with The Family Fitness Challenge. How has your family done?! Let me know in the comments below!

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Turtle Time at Hands-on-Habitat

Time to head to the lake! While it may not be the best time of year for a full day in the water, it's the perfect season for observing aquatic life from the edge of a pond, marsh, or stream. The warm sunshine and water temperature makes for active adult amphibians and reptiles, and my favorite baby reptiles: turtle babies!

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 3: Push Ups

You've made it through two weeks of the Family Fitness Challenge so far.

Are you having fun? Make sure to share your photos or videos on the ParentSavvy Facebook page. We want to cheer you on too!

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Stormy's September Update!

September is here! Fall is right around the corner, which means baseball season is coming to a close.

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Hold the Moment | An Invitation for Mothers to Get in Front of the Camera

Life is so temporary. Baby rolls turn into long-limbed children. Dimples melt away. The sound of their elephant feet running through the house quiets when they leave for college. Faces we wake up with march down their own paths. The doctor calls with a diagnosis. Jobs come and go. Reality hits.

Life is always changing. Sometimes it hurts and sometimes it doesn't. But this moment that you're in, it's worth remembering. It's beautiful in all of it's fullness or hardship - in all of its relationships.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 2: Crunches

ParentSavvy created this 6 week challenge to encourage families to get active together. We believe that healthy families create healthy communities and active kids become active adults.

If you haven't signed up for the challenge yet or missed any of the weeks, you can catch all the details over on The Family Fitness Challenge main page.

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Family Fitness Challenge Week 1: Jumping Jacks

Welcome to ParentSavvy's Family Fitness Challenge!

We at ParentSavvy are big supporters of the idea that healthy families make healthy communities and that active kids grow to be active adults.

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Redefining Balance for Motherhood

"So are you working?" my friend asked, on a wintry afternoon two months after my second son was born.

My friend was perched on my couch, between a pile of board books and several toy dump trucks.

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A solar eclipse is an exciting event occurring only a few times in our lives. They happen when the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, blocking sunlight from reaching the Earth for a few minutes. In some areas, the moon will completely block sunlight, causing what is known as "totality."

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A Reading List for Growing Kids

When my oldest was a baby, I used to look at him and think, "This kid and I are going to read so many books together." I'd envision him as a big kid, sitting next to me in hazy sunlight, reading books for hours upon hours, with almost zero interest in athletic activities.

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