Category: family

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Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

I think the fact that I was curled up in bed by 8:30 p.m. last night says it all: Our Thanksgiving weekend was jam-packed with family time and tons of turkey. Perhaps we should’ve included a little more relaxation in…

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A Weekend in Black Mountain

I think everyone has a place that makes them feel a sense of peace and contentment that’s unmatched anywhere else. For me, that place is the mountains. I associate fall in the mountains with slowing down, escaping everyday life, surrounding…

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Love at First Lift: Meet the Couple Who Got Married at a Planet Fitness

You may think you spend a lot of time at the gym, or maybe you even consider it to be like a second home, but this couple probably has you beat. They feel such a connection to their gym that…

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Podcast Ep 51: Travis Brorsen of My Big Fat Pet Makeover

With the U.S. pet obesity rate for dogs and cats at 50 percent, Animal Planet decided to hire expert dog trainer Travis Brorsen to star in its newest reality series, My Big Fat Pet Makeover, to help folks slim down their…

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Podcast Ep 50: Liz Vaccariello, Editor-In-Chief of Parents Magazine

Get ready to meet a media maven who runs four magazines (four!) for the Meredith Parenting Network including Parents, Fit Pregnancy and Baby, Family Fun, and Parents Latina, is the mom to social media-savvy tweens, and somehow still finds time…

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Riverbanks Zoo and Freedom Park Fun

Between a trip to the Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina, running around Freedom Park in Charlotte and eating boatloads of ice cream on Saturday night (so much for hoping to reduce my sugar intake…), I’d say this weekend was a…

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Why You Should Walk Your Dog (or Someone Else’s) Today

Taking your dog (or someone else’s) for a walk is seriously awesome for the both of you. And this post written by Casey Dickson, community member at Rover.com — which is the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and…

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Chase’s Second Birthday

Hi friends. How are you? Things are going okay over here as we’re navigating life after our second miscarriage. While I’m certainly still having plenty of bad moments, I’m having good moments, too. I’m giving myself permission to unplug when…

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Lucky’s Take: A Review for the Dogs

There is a lot more to dog ownership than just heaping on the love. Like us, our furry companions need plenty of fresh air and exercise to keep them happy and good quality nutrition to keep them healthy. Two pet…

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Podcast Episode 36: Pre- and Post-Pregnancy Workout Expert Sara Haley

Whoa, baby! Ready to bust some pre- and post-pregnancy fitness myths? Then get ready to learn a WHOLE LOT from fitness expert Sara Haley because we get down into the nitty gritty details about all things pregnancy when trying to…