Yesterday on my private Facebook, a mom of seven posted the most touching video about her struggle to manage her “demons” making her a healthier, happier, more available mom. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how brave and honest she was. She told the story of how she has joined other moms in exercising, eating well and reducing her comfort habits, those that were not serving her well. We all have those, we understand. But most of us do not talk about them publicly in our bathrobes, crying in a closet, I’ll never forget that image, her honesty was inspiring. “I’m so proud of myself,” she exclaimed. “We’re proud of you as well,” I said aloud. As I watched her video, I wanted a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast but I went downstairs and had a green salad with grilled chicken, Kalamata olives, carrots and artichoke hearts. We have support and encouragement for you as well.
Inspired by the Olympics 15 experts joined together to provide meal plans, recipes and activities for family fun. You can download the Participants Guide HERE.
For direct info from the generous experts click on their links.
Sue Atkins is a Parenting Expert and the author of Parenting Made Easy
www.sueatkinsparentingcoach.com @SueAtkins www.facebook.com/SueAtkinsTheParentingExpert www.youtube.com/user/sueatkins1
Gill Connell is a Mum, Grandmum, Teacher, International Lecturer, Author and Consultant and founder of Moving Smart movingsmartblog.blogspot.com @movingsmart www.facebook.com/movingsmart www.pinterest.com/movingsmartnow/moving-smart
Amanda Frolich an expert in childhood physical development and the founder of Amanda’s Action Club www.amandasactionclub.co.uk @actionamanda www.facebook.com/amandasactionclub
Annie Fox, M.Ed is an internationally respected parenting expert, family coach and trusted online adviser for teens www.anniefox.com @Annie_Fox www.facebook.com/AnnieFox.author www.pinterest.com/annielfox www.youtube.com/user/AnnieLFox
Aviva Goldfarb is a family dinner expert and founder of The Six O’Clock Scramble, an online dinner planning solution for busy parents www.thescramble.com @thescramble www.pinterest.com/thescramble
Lynne Kenney, PsyD is a mom of two, a pediatric psychologist, international speaker, author and media host www.lynnekenney.com @drlynnekenney www.facebook.com/DrLynneKenney www.pinterest.com/lynnekenney www.youtube.com/LynneKenney
Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian, Mom and Founder of Real Mom Nutrition www.realmomnutrition.com @RMNutrition www.facebook.com/realmomnutrition www.pinterest.com/RMNutrition
Lori Lite is the founder of Stress Free Kids, author of Stress Free Kids: A Parent’s Guide, www.StressFreeKids.com @StressFreeKids www.facebook.com/stressfreekids www.pinterest.com/stressfreekids
Kelly Loubet is a Social Media Strategist and Community Builder everydaychildhood.com @childhood www.facebook.com/KellyLoubet www.pinterest.com/childhood
Deb McNelis is an Early Brain Development Specialist and author of The Brain Development Series @braininsights Early Childhood Brain Insights Blog www.braininsightsonline.com www.pinterest.com/braininsights
EA Stewart, MBA, RD is Owner of Spicy RD Nutrition www.eastewart.com/blog/ @thespicyrd www.facebook.com/thespicyrd www.pinterest.com/thespicyrd/ instagram.com/thespicyrd
Amy Valpone is a Personal Chef and Marketing Consultant specializing in simple Gluten Free ‘clean’ recipes thehealthyapple.com @TheHealthyApple www.facebook.com/TheHealthyApple.com www.pinterest.com/thehealthyapple
Christy Wilson, RD is a Registered Dietitian, Mom and Nutrition Consultant specializing in recipes families love ChristyWilsonNutrition.com @ChristysChomp www.instagram.com/christywil74 www.pinterest.com/christywilsonrd
Wendy Young, LMSW is a mom of three, a Licensed Master Social Worker, Founder of Kidlutions and co-author of BLOOM www.kidlutions.com @kidlutions www.pinterest.com/kidlutions www.facebook.com/kidlutions www.youtube.com/user/Kidlutions