Family Fitness Inspire Kids

Time to Unplug and Get Outdoors!

Yesterday was a busy day! Amidst all of the regular business of the weekend – playing catch up with everything that gets postponed during the week – I was busy helping my stepdaughter pack for science camp.  She is one excited and nervous sixth grader!  She loves the outdoors. Like most children, she can very …

Recipes Soups

Maryann’s Minestrone Soup Recipe

Soup is said to warm the body and soul. For a cold winter night night, Maryann’s Minestrone is a family favorite.  Actually regardless of the weather, this is one of the kids’ most requested dinners.They love it! Maryann is my husband’s late mother, and her minestrone recipe has always been a family  favorite. It is …

Family Inspire Musings

A Photo Opportunity (Memoir Monday)

  Looking around the silent room I was very pleased, yet very nervous.  This was my classroom.  I was a teacher, and in a few short minutes my students would arrive through the door.  With great anticipation I surveyed the room.  The classroom was sparkling with color.  “Welcome to second grade,” read a large banner.  …

Family Inspire Musings

What words do you find uplifting during challenging times?

I received a chain email the other day – honestly I have not seen one in a very long time.  This one was not met with my delete button; I happily forwarded it to  friends.  Why?  Not because it was promising riches if I did, and not because it promised an eternity of bad luck …