Author: Stephanie Viloria

Cold Weather Activities for Kids!

When cold weather hits my first thought is to stay inside and hibernate. Unfortunately, children don’t have that tendency. The more they are cooped up, the crazier they act. The only way to fight the winter crazies is to burn off all of that energy! We are really lucky to live where there are plenty of outdoor activities in the winter time. My daughter loves to stay busy and I love to watch her experience new things, so I signed her up for a few lessons this winter. I’m a teacher, so my first instinct is to sign up for a class whenever possible. But, that doesn’t mean that you couldn’t teach your own child these activities. Also, if you have an older child who already knows how to ski or skate, lessons might not fit your needs. A family outing to the rink, park, or mountain could be your answer to the winter blues. We started off the winter with ice skating lessons. It was a huge success. My daughter is four and had …

Your Holiday Fitness Routine

I’m a firm believer of keeping exercise in your daily routine during the holiday season. I know it seems like just one more thing to do, but it is a great stress release. I especially like to sweat it out early in the morning. This way, I start my day feeling accomplished and ready to take on anything else on my to-do list! My exercise of choice is running. I typically run in the morning and ride out the runner’s high for the rest of the day. But, recently, I went to a hot yoga class with my sister (my first). I know I’m late to the party on this, but it was awesome! It was the closest I’ve felt to a runner’s high, without the actual running. Bonus: I was able to spend some time with my sister! I highly recommend making a date, during the holiday season, for a hot yoga class with someone you need to catch up with. You’ll get in some bonding time and a good sweat! Also, a gift …