Posts Tagged ‘ Kids ’

“I Love My Kids, But…”

First let me apologize for being woefully behind on posting. This summer has kicked my butt, work-wise, and then the past three weekends involved a family getaway, a visit from my father and another trip to Seattle for the annual women’s fitness retreat that I attend each year. There’s been a distinct lack of time […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day Happy 4th of July! Out here, The Assistant and I will be celebrating by running the local 5k. I’ll be interested to see if this is the first year that he takes off and runs without me, or will he still stick with me and hop, skip and jackrabbit around like usual? After […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Week in Review

Weight Training, Travel and Baseball It’s been a crazy year, the kind where I’m looking at the calendar, realizing that we’re perilously close to the end of the first quarter and I’m wondering what the hell happened. Weight Training I started weight training at the end of January, super slow sets with a personal trainer. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Introducing “The Assistant”

No Longer Tiny It seems that The Tiny Kitchen Assistant has decided that he’s no longer tiny, and takes some offense at being referred to as such. So, internet: allow me to introduce The Assistant (who is no longer tiny). I decided to mark this occasion with a little interview. Me: How old are you […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Vacation Photos

Photos from Washington Here are a series of photos taken by the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. None have been digitally altered. Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Try It

Kid With the Comeback The other day, at school dropoff, one of the kids came up to The Assistant: “Why do you ride your bike every day? That’s so stupid.” He practically spit out the last word. “And you’re a stupid dumbhead for doing it.” I was enraged. I was defensive. I wanted to scream, “Nuh-uh! […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Betty Says: An Open Letter to Kids’ Footwear Manufacturers

Kids’ Cleats Need Velcro Dear Shoe Manufacturers, I’m the parent of an active, athletic kid. He’s 6 years old now, the age where all athletic shoes have laces. I’m begging you: please change this. In every single U6 soccer game or practice, there’s at least one kid who ends up kicking his shoe off. Sometimes […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Watch the Hair

Finding My Running Stride I’ve been running long enough to know that my first mile is always awkward. My breathing is ragged and uneven, and my arms and legs flail around like they’ve never tried this before. I know how it feels; I just never really knew how it looked. On Tuesday night, we had […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo 3k On the 4th

4th of July Race Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I hope your day is filled with good food, good friends and a little bit of exercise. As for me, in about two hours I’ll be running my first-ever 3k fun run as a pacer for the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. He’s unbelievably excited, and promises to […] 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