Getting Ready to Retire from Being a Helicopter Mom

I have to be honest, I can be a pretty good helicopter mom, especially when it comes to the playground.  I have probably mentioned before that I come from a long line of female fretters - so it is only natural for me to worry.  When I watch Stella on the playground, I cannot help …

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My 4-Year Old is My Personal Trainer

Since I got pregnant many years ago, I have not done much working out.  I have done some walking, and chasing my little one around, but nothing super strenuous or serious.  I also have to admit that lately I have taken the easy way out - watching Stella play while I sit on my bum. …

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Is My Baby A Future Olympian?

As I have mentioned before, Stella loves gymnastics and has been going to a weekly class since she was 1-1/2.  We have been watching the Olympics all weekend and I have to admit, I sometimes wonder if Stella has Olympic potential.  Now, I would never go all "stage-mom" on my daughter (I experienced that enough …

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Weekly Gym Class – A Pretty Cool Progression to Watch

Since Stella was about 1-1/2 years old, we have been going to the Little Gym of West Seattle for a weekly gymnastics class. It started with me participating in the class with Stella, and included 45 minutes of playtime integrated with actual gymnastics skills.  The kids toddled around from station to station, hanging on bars, …

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