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A Hard Day's Night: The Place Character Is Revealed character family life habits sports Oct 20, 2009

Landing in LAX yesterday started simply enough. As I registered for my flight to Perth via Auckland I was asked if for $800 and a room for the night I’d be willing to postpone my flight by one day. Since my son is going to school near LA I thought that would actually be nice to stay and...

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Easy Does It: How to Raise Children to be Healthy and Fit character family family life fitness parenting Oct 17, 2009

Don't we all appreciate the person who makes life easier, even if it's a relatively small matter.  No wonder a well-known company likes to associate themselves with an easy button. I recently had a clerk in a store make my day by getting me in and out with a last minute errand that I had to...

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Lessons Learned from a Child children family life inspiration mental health parenting support time management working moms Oct 11, 2009

As I'm preparing to leave the house to teach a 5:30 am cycle class my usually quiet neighborhood is stirred by the sound of sirens. I look out the window in time to see a fire engine and police car streaming past. My ninty-two year old mother-in-law and my sister-in-law who suffered a stroke both...

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A Boy, a Bike, and a Dream children exercise family family life sports Oct 06, 2009

Just before I left for Cycle Oregon a few weeks ago, I bought my grandson his first bike for his second birthday. No, not a trike, a real bike. His feet don't touch the pedals but when there is no one around to push him, he'll just contentedly sit on it. I was hoping that he was dreaming of the...

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Family Fitness Fun family life holidays parenting sports Sep 06, 2009

I'm happily living vicariously through my son who got up for the first time on a surf board today. I was raised on Gidget movies and always thought I'd surf someday but never got around to it. So I'm thrilled to think of him riding his first wave in. While he was doing that I was watching my...

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