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Iâ??m a mom of two trying to balance family, work, fitness, fun and a healthy lifestyle. Our lives (and schedules) are incredibly hectic, like many families, and every day I have to make a conscious decision to be the healthiest me I can be on that given day. Sometimes it means getting up at... Full Bio
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10 Reasons I Love Barre Class by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Photo Credit: Live Love Barre   Hey guys! I know, it’s been awhile. As you may have noticed, I took a bit of a blogging hiatus over the last month. It wasn’t intentional, ... Read on »
Back in the Day by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms There have been countless stories, posts, memes and lists about the everyday items from our childhood that seem old and obsolete today … and completely foreign to our kids ... Read on »
A New Year, A New Perspective on Running by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms It struck me the other day that I’ve been running for over three years now. Truthfully, I didn’t think I’d stick with it this long. I thought I’d give up, that I’d find it ... Read on »
A Look Back at 2014: Wordless Wednesday by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Every year for Christmas I make personalized calendars for my parents and in-laws with pictures of the kids throughout the year — skiing in the winter, Easter, beach vacat ... Read on »
Ringing in the New Year with King Julien #Netflix by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! Our Christmas was a bit hectic, a blur of LEGOs, My Little Ponies and waaaaay too many sweets. And now it’s time for the next holiday … ... Read on »
My Year in Running: 2014 by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. I know, I know. It sounds pretty dramatic. But when I look back at my races and running experiences of the last year, ... Read on »
Welcome to the DD Dark Side! Dunkin Donuts Dark Roast #GIVEAWAY by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I am a coffee addict. Ok, there I said it. The good news about being a coffee addict in New England is that there is usually a Dunkin’ Donuts within a 5-10 minute drive of ... Read on »
Currently {12.16.14} by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Currently Reading: Buddy and I are about a quarter of the way through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I love watching his face as he absorbs the story and, to be to ... Read on »
Winter Running Gear Review: Eddie Bauer by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Over Thanksgiving, Dr. G. and I ran a Turkey Trot 5K trail run in Pennsylvania. Of course, it had snowed about 3-4 inches the previous day, which meant, yep, we’d be runni ... Read on »
Nothing Says Christmas Like the Nutcracker by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Last year, Buddy and I had the wonderful pleasure of seeing The Nutcracker, performed by the Boston Ballet (read the recap here). I wasn’t sure what my energetic then-7-ye ... Read on »
Keeping the Magic of Santa Alive by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms It came out of nowhere, completely catching me off guard as I was making dinner a few weeks ago. “Mom, I know Santa isn’t real,” Buddy said matter-of-factly. I paused. My ... Read on »
Get Great Hair Every Day with Conair Pro 3Q and Curl Secret #HeartMyHair by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are, as always, mine alone. #CollectiveBias  I admit it: I usually have, oh, maybe ... Read on »
Dynamic Duo: My Top Gilmore Girls Episodes #StreamTeam by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I’ve never been shy here about the fact that Beverly Hills, 90210 (original version, not the reboot) is my favorite show. But coming in at a very close second is arguably ... Read on »
YUM! Plant-Based Protein Smoothies With #GNCPlantProtein by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms People are always amazed when I tell them I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years. Once they do the math and realize I was a tween when I went veg, they usually assume I have ... Read on »
Cheerio! Our 3-Day London Adventure by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Oh, London, I love you so. While it may not replace Paris as my favorite European city, it definitely comes in a very close second. The food. The parks. The beer. The hist ... Read on »
My DIY LEGO Brick Halloween Costume by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I did it, I did it! I made my own Halloween costume for the first time. Well, not MY costume, Buddy’s. We had a heck of a time this year coming up with a costume for Buddy ... Read on »
London Calling by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms Cheerio! I’m in London the next few days, enjoying a grown-ups only long weekend with some good friends. The last time Dr. G. and I were in London was 10 years ago as the ... Read on »
36 Hours in NYC (And Some Family-Friendly Travel Tips) by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms So as those of you who follow me on social media know, we recently had a weekend adventure in New York City. Unlike this past weekend, which was cold and blustery (extra p ... Read on »
Non-Spooky Netflix Titles for Halloween #StreamTeam by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms I love Halloween. I love Haunted Houses and trick-or-treating and spooky songs. But one thing I’m not too fond of? Scary movies. At least not anymore. I wrote this post fo ... Read on »
Guest Post: I Am 39 and a Three-Time Stroke Survivor #WorldStrokeDay by KeepingMommySane Posted in: Blog Posts in Fitness for Moms My name is Lisa Deck and I’m so thrilled (and honored!) to be sharing my personal story with Keeping Mommy Sane today.  My friendship with Jessica began when she worked in ... Read on »