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Posted on 05/25/2016

3 Tips For Getting Outdoors as a Family This Summer

Adventure/ Health/ Kiddo Carries

Over 572,000 people pledged to spend time as a family outdoors on May 21 for National Park Trust‘s National Kids to Park Day. This special day in May was created by National Park Trust, whose mission is to preserve parks today and create park stewards for tomorrow, as a way for parents and kids to learn more about their nearby parks. I took Savannah to the park since we weren’t able to visit a national park that day, and it was amazing. There’s something about unplugging and breathing in fresh air and the natural surroundings around where you live — It’s good for your eyes, parent-child relationship, and spirit. It’s just not that easy to actually get out and going with the family, though, right? Well, I may not have all the answers but I do have 3 tips for getting outdoors with your family this Summer (and a pretty awesome baby carrier giveaway). Keep reading for more info! Read more

Posted on 05/24/2016

Free Trial of The Best Milk For Your Dairy Sensitivity

Food/ Health

When you become a mom or dad a lot of new changes happen, like dairy sensitivity. Suddenly ice cream just isn’t worth the stomach aches and pain you experience afterwards and even your littles can experience horrible tummy aches as a result of the milk you’re drinking. Sound familiar? Keep reading for more info on the milk you should be trying, and why. Read more

Posted on 05/19/2016

5 Tips For a Whine-Free Summer Break

Health/ Social Time

It’s almost the end of the school year — Which is equally exciting and terrifying! If you have a kiddo under 6, you know it’s a bit more difficult lining up Summer camp classes and sometimes Summer break can turn into meltdown city. Even older kids start to whine about being bored or have a few mood swings. Avoid blowups this Summer with extra preparation via these 5 tips for keeping whining at bay (and possibly saving your sanity just a bit). Read more

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Posted on 01/23/2016

The Must-Get Activity Tracker Moms Need to Snag

Apps/ Health/ Products/ Tech

When you’re breastfeeding there’s a natural system in place to help you lose the baby weight, but remembering to stay active during your day gets harder each day. Remembering when it’s time to feed the baby (bottle or breastmilk), take a pill or get up and play outside with the kiddo can get lost in the shuffle of a hectic day, too. Sometimes when the kiddo finally falls asleep it’s on your arm and you know you can’t move an inch or nap time is all done so you get in the habit of vegging out. After getting through the toddler and baby years it wasn’t until my kiddo was 4 that I realized I had waited too long to make active, healthy living a party of my day, too. I found the LEAF by Bellabeat online and reached out to them about testing it out. I’m so glad I did. I’ve watched as friends and family bought other activity trackers and none of them really felt like a fit for me until this one. Read more

Photo of women doing lunges on mats in front of city background
Posted on 10/19/2015

RUN10 FEED 10 Makes Its’ Way to SF

Health/ Parent Life

I’m all about awareness and ensuring that parents maintain self-care post kiddos here at Savvy Every Day, which is exactly why I just co-hosted a Mom’s Fit & Well event, wrote about exercises that are simple and can be taken anywhere, shared info on a Bay Area CSA with coupon code, and gave away a really great sports bra! But health doesn’t stop there, so expect even more Fit Mama/Fit Dad posts in the future, too! This post is about running. You’re either a runner or you’re not. I am not. But, I was contacted by Women’s Health Magazine to attend their RUN 10 FEED 10 event on 10/25 in SF where every registrant that enters to run the 10K is providing food for those who normally go hungry (and can raise even more money for the cause via Crowdrise) so I’m attempting it on Sunday. Join me! Read more

A collage of pictures from the fitness and wellness event
Posted on 10/06/2015

Mom’s Fit & Well Recap and Preview

Health/ Mom/ Parent Life

Savvy Every Day’s second ever co-hosted event, Moms’ Night Out SF’s Fit & Well San Francisco was a blast! The event was held at Sports Basement Presidio on Sept. 27, so it wasn’t lacking a view (or ample parking). If you missed this event, there’s no need to fret —We’re hosting another Fit & Well this Saturday in Sunnyvale, CA (get a free ticket with code FRIDAY) from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Sports Basement! After that, we’ll have a crafting event later in the year. Read more

Posted on 08/16/2015

Fit Mama: 4 Great Workout Systems You Can Take Anywhere

Health/ Mom/ Parent Life

Finding the right workout for moms isn’t easy. Yes, any workout is better than no workout, but there are a lot of changes in the body after having a baby (vaginal birth or not) and not all workouts are created equal, or are good for your new mama bod! I looked into a few digitally available workouts that are simple but effective ways for moms who are on-the-go, traveling, or simply going to end up attempting their exercise routine in strange places by the time they have a minute to do them, and came across four great systems you can take anywhere. Though your partner could definitely benefit from these exercise systems (and the programs within) too, these all keep mom in mind during and after birth. Read more

Posted on 08/13/2015

4 Secrets to Making Time to De-Stress Before You Combust

Dad/ Health/ Mom/ Mom/Dad/ Parent Life/ Social Time

Woman standing in front of fast moving train

Eutah Mizushima

De-stressing is often thought of as a luxury, not only because it’s associated with things like getting a massage or a day at the spa, but parents simply don’t have time alone to do it! This is a major problem of course, because parents need that de-stress (especially when it can’t be afforded) to effectively raise their children. If you’re having a bad day you’re not going to react in the same understanding manner you might if you weren’t stressed and feeling like you might explode. It’s only fair to the kids, and yourself to make the “me time” work. It isn’t an easy feat, by any means, whether you have a supportive partner, unsupportive partner or none at all, but you need to do it. Here are a few ways to make life a bit less chaotic stressful and a tad more sane. Read more

Posted on 07/27/2015

Mama Fit: Workout Gear That Works!

Family/ Health/ Mom/ Parent Life

I’m not a fit person (so keep that in mind when looking at my photos), but I’ve been trying to be better about working out to get myself back in shape, and my body to a healthy space. I’ve tried Absolute Barre, a CrossFit class (currently limping from doing that one yesterday) and a few others I’m sharing in another FitMama post in the next few weeks, which all required the right outfit, of course. I’ve tried a few for a complete set I love and am sharing with you this week (along with a giveaway)! Read more

Posted on 06/24/2015

3 Things Families Can Learn From Olympic Swimmers

Big Kid/ Birthing/ Family/ Health/ Teen

Swim Today put together a parent meet and greet in Santa Clara, CA with three-time Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines, as well as four-time gold medalist Missy Franklin‘s Dad, Dick, Olympic Gold Medalist Conor Dwyer‘s dad, Pat, and a local dad who is currently taking his 10-year-old son to competitions in hopes of someday making it to the Olympics. During this event, Rowdy asked these swim dads some great questions about the process of becoming an Olympic swimmer, then taught a quick swim clinic to all the kids, and I learned a lot, including what we could all learn from Olympians and their families! Read more

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