The morning is a very busy time for me. I get up early to ride my bike so I can be back home in time to shower and get dressed before my twin 19 month-olds wake up. The morning provides […]
The Good SAHD’s Guide
Oft-distributed guideline for 1950s housewives re-written for at-home dads If you’re a parent, there’s a good chance you’ve been emailed or passed along a copy of “The good wife’s guide.” The list is supposedly plucked from an issue of Housekeeping […]
I have to run how many miles to burn off this burger?
You may have noticed that more restaurant menus lately include the number of calories next to each item. That’s a good trend, but unless you’ve painstakingly tracked your calories intake and exercise before (and most people haven‘t), than those numbers […]
Teaching the value of giving… through prom!
Passing good values on to our children is something we strive for as parents. You want your kids to see the intrinsic worth in people regardless of appearance or belief. You want your kids to understand the importance of helping […]
Tips for a healthy, happy “back to school”
As summer winds to a close and parents prepare their children to return to a regular routine of packed lunches and homework, experts from The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore highlight ways to ease anxiety, keep kids healthy and improve concentration […]
5 Essential Tips For Newly Divorced Dads
When I was asked to write this article, I jumped at the opportunity. I am NOT a psychologist or a child education expert, but I am a father who fought very hard for time with my daughter. Spend the time […]
Practice What Your Preach
One of the most important jobs we have as parents is to push our kids and help them begin to see just how much they‘re capable of. Sometimes, our children aren‘t always aware of how great they can be without […]
Warm Up Your Tongue: Here Come the Dinosaur Names
If you’re a new parent, like I once was, you’re likely to be asked to pronounce words that were never intended for everyday conversation. No, I’m not talking about variations on “poop”; I mean dinosaur names. Every academic specialization has […]
The secret to 100% guaranteed fitness success
What if I told you I could give you a fool-proof, 100% guaranteed formula for fitness success? Well, I can. And it’s not a top secret training routine or some kind of fad diet. It’s something so deceptively simple that […]
Three Simple Tips for Eating Healthier
It may be surprising to learn that over 70% of weight loss has to do with nutrition, not exercise. Don’t get me wrong, our bodies need exercise, but it doesn’t contribute to weight loss (or maintenance) as much as people […]
Stressed? Head outside.
Spring has finally arrived! Well, ok, here in Upstate NY it remains cold and there’s still some snow on the ground and we’re now entering that pseudo-season that we simply refer to around here as “mud.” But there’s light at […]
What’s all the fuss about extreme workouts?
CrossFit, Warrior Dash, P90X, Tough Mudder, Insanity? Flipping tractor tires, scrambling through mud pits, helping teammates climb over obstacles in the woods, or taking on your first triathlon at age 50? You’ve probably heard quite a bit about these “extreme” […]
The hard part
Have you ever seen a TV commercial for a weight loss product that presents the whole “getting healthy” thing as being fun, sexy, and easy? Or a reality show in which contestants lose hundreds of pounds in the span of […]
What to do with those failed New Year’s resolutions
What were your wellness goals back at the beginning of the year? Eat healthier? Take up running? Complete your first triathlon? Lose weight? Look better? Do Yoga? Those are worthy aspirations, but – tell me this – how are you […]
When life gets in the way
Tell me if this sounds familiar? You decide you’ll really step up your game and get a head start on the week’s craziness by getting in some exercise Sunday afternoon while things are still somewhat low key. But as you’re […]