Introducing Laura, our October Mom of the Month! Laura moved to Glen Ellyn from Chicago with her family in February of 2018. She found us through her neighbor, Amanda, who is a Stroller Barre instructor. She has a 3 ½ year old daughter, Macy, and a 9 month old son, Parker. Laura loves attending Stroller Barre - so much so that she became a Playgroup...more
Hello, Fall! September got off to a summery start, but cooler temperatures are finally on the way. One of my favorite parts of the season is changing up my recipe routine. Fall just begs for soups, stews, casseroles, and CHILI! We’ll cover all those categories over the next months, starting with chili.
Chili can be a controversial subject. If you go to a chili cook-off, you’ll see more styles than you can believe. And they’re all...more
For about a year, as I looked to the future, I couldn’t imagine what it looked like. I tried. I wanted to predict and to know, but our lives, our schedule, all of it would change this fall when we dropped our only two kids off at Kindergarten.
I half joked that I felt like I was about to be an empty nester. What would I do without my kids all day? Who would I go adventuring with? Who would provide some background noise and millions...more
Meet Nikki, our September Mom of the Month! Her nerves got the best of her as she drove to her 1st FIT4MOM class, but she tried again and was instantly hooked! She knew she had found “her people” and hasn’t looked back since. A mom to three beautiful girls, Nikki knows the importance of taking time for her own health and fitness. She has inspired moms in all of our classes, from...more
Our fall Run Club session starts up September 9th and we have a brand-new coach for this session! Haley takes on the role after being a Run Club member herself. She’s beyond excited to get the fall session underway. If you’ve been thinking about joining Run Club, read on about Haley and then go here to sign up for the fall session!
Welcome to the August Healthy Dinner blog! We’re taking a break from our quest for healthy family friendly dinners to focus on another meal: lunch! I’ve laid out some strategies for healthy, easy, and fun lunches that your kids will actually eat (especially those big kids heading off to school)! My kids don’t love sandwiches, so we’re thinking outside the bread. We’re also working on independence by packing lunches together. These...more
It’s here! The final home-stretch of my pregnancy! It’s hard to believe really. This started so, so long ago and seemed so far away, even back in June, and now I only have about a week left until my due date. So much is changing in our family’s lives in the next few weeks. New schools with new classrooms for the girls, new baby and new au pair, and of course new routines for all of us. Thinking about the routine changes is in some ways a huge...more
This month we are celebrating one of the many twin mamas in Our Village, Kristen. Kristen is a mama to two adorable and very, very busy 1 year old twins. She has been a member of our classes for a year and started when the twins were infants. She's a loyal client that comes to Stroller Strides &...more
Wow, mamas... Can you believe summer is over halfway over?! School starts next week for us. Eeek. Time is flying by! And on top of it all, our new baby will be here in (give or take) 3 weeks. I find this time to be bittersweet. I love the summer days with my girls, but I am also looking forward to the routine of the fall. The slightly more predictable schedules and cooler temps are calling my name.
But I don’t want to rush things! It...more
It’s time for a healthy dinner! Well, part of a healthy dinner. Summer is peak grilling season and I don’t need to give you a recipe to grill a chicken breast. Instead, here are a couple new side dishes to liven up your grilled proteins! This month we’re making Mediterranean Lentils and Watermelon Salad.
I don’t know about you, but grilling has never been a “night off” from cooking. My husband manages the grilling, but I’m inside...more
We are so excited to announce Dawn as our July Mom of the Month! Dawn has always been an active runner. She joined our Body Back Transformation session in the spring and had truly AMAZING results! She figured out a plan to balance out workouts with her work schedule, prepare healthy meals for herself and family and stayed accountable to the meal...more
Who likes turkey burgers? Who has accidentally made dry, rubbery turkey burgers? If your answer is “yes” we have the recipe for you in this month’s blog. Zucchini Turkey Burgers are a delicious take on a healthy summer favorite!
This recipe came from a favorite recipe source in our FIT4MOM village, Skinnytaste. I tried a few little tweaks and even made it in bulk and froze some for later. It comes together quickly and you can cook the...more
Every summer I have the best intentions to start a “summer bucket list” for my kiddos... Well this is the year! My girls are now 4 and 6 (how did that happen?!) and I finally am committing to accomplishing it this summer! (Could be part of my nesting for baby #3, too? I’m already starting to feel the mom guilt of another baby joining our family so I’m doing all I can to make this one of their best summers yet! Of course, I want it to be one...more
Alright mamas, whoa! This heat has been CRAZY, right?! We know you have lots of things on your summer bucket list (including our FIT4MOM DuPage County classes!) and want to find some ways to help you stay cool this summer while out having fun. We’ve put together a quick, go-to list of our favorite “keep cool” items for the summer. Check them out below!
And stay tuned for our blog post next week… 2018 Summer FIT4MOM DuPage County Bucket...more