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What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Park the Car

Walk More, Ride More Last weekend, the Tiny Kitchen Assistant got a new bike. Naturally, as any kid with a new toy, he’s looking for every excuse to ride it. On Sunday, we rode to the ballpark for baseball practice (the long green park at the top of the outer circle), with me towing two […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Tales of Two Color Runners

Color Run San Francisco Last year, while perusing the Internet for races, I stumbled across a video for the Color Run. The Tiny Coaching Assistant practically pushed me out of my chair so he could get a better look. “What IS this?” he asked. “When is it? When can we do it?” Now, the Assistant […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Lockdown

Classroom Lockdown Drill A few weeks into this school year, my 6-year-old first grader came home and told me that they’d had a lockdown drill at school. I recoiled. A lockdown drill? I asked him about it and he discussed it in great detail. The teachers locked the doors and cover the windows of the […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Help a Mother Out

Oatmeal Mix-ins The Tiny Kitchen Assistant eats oatmeal every morning. Every. Single. Morning. Understandably, this can get a little bit boring. I’ve tried livening things up by mixing in cool stuff. His genius creation: Nutella and strawberries. I have to tell you, that’s pretty good, but it’s not an everyday breakfast. I’m running out of […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: Playing the Role of Mommy

Sometimes, you just need a change of perspective. Dear Betty, I feel like my kids (and possibly even my husband) don’t appreciate what I do. Nobody notices dinner unless it’s bad. Nobody notices the laundry until nothing is clean. Nobody ever says thank you. It makes me crazy. How can I make them appreciate me […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: The Healthiest Food on Earth

There are some questions that don’t have easy answers. Mommy, what’s the healthiest food on Earth? I don’t mean what mix of foods is best. I mean what one food has the most of what I need to be healthy? – Tiny Kitchen Assistant Seriously? Can’t he ask something easy? I suppose that this is […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tiny Coach Wisdom

I managed to record part of a conversation with the Tiny Coaching Assistant tonight, and I’m transcribing it here to share the lessons with all of you. After all, who doesn’t need the wisdom of a 5-year-old who spends an inordinate amount of time contemplating why his mother is so slow? TCA:¬†“Well, you’ve gotta get […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Top 5 Independence Day Don’ts

As the holiday weekend kicks off, let’s not forget some important common sense points: Don’t let the kids play with fireworks. In the drier parts of the South and Southwest, don’t let the adults play with fireworks, either. Be safe out there, guys! Don’t forget the¬†sunscreen. Reapply throughout the day, even more often than you […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: This is What’s Important

Wednesday was That Kind of Morning. I woke after sleeping poorly, achy and uncomfortable from the combination of Tuesday morning kickboxing and Tuesday evening strength circuits (3 miles of running plus strength training at the track) with Team in Training. Work was weighing on my mind. Just getting the boy up, fed, dressed and off […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Unconventional

I drove the Tiny Kitchen Assistant to southern California last week, a tour of Anaheim and San Diego to feed his insatiable desire for baseball, baseball and more baseball (he’s now been to eight major league stadiums). In addition to 1,000 road miles, we also did a lot of unconventional exercise. Sure, there was plenty […] Read More