Denise Mestanza-Taylor’s shares her life and experiences as a mother runner on Run DMT. While trying to find balance between it all, blogging became the means to share it all – Run DMT followers experience Denise’s family life, relive her races through pictorial recaps and discover healthy recipes that please the whole family. Denise is also the owner and founder of the Tampa Bay Bloggers.
Denise Mestanza-Taylor’s shares her life and experiences as a mother runner on Run DMT. While trying to find balance between it all, blogging became the means to share it all – Run DMT followers experience Denise’s
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January 13, 2015
Meal planning is the most effective way to incorporate and budget healthy eating into your family’s meals. Typically, local supermarkets will share their upcoming sales and deals mid-week. Save the sale ad and begin drafting a shopping list of the meats, fruits and vegetables on sale that week. Browse your favorite blogs, Pinterest and cookbooks for low fat meals. I highly recommend The Skinnytaste Cookbook and Run DMT’s recipes. ;-) If you have picky eaters, get the kids involved to look through the cookbooks and search for recipes that look interesting to them. You’d be surprised as to what...
April 11, 2014
As more districts experience budget cuts, schools become desperate to find quick and easy methods to raise money for classroom materials and technology. As a parent of three children, I find most fundraising to be tedious and useless. I’d rather perform singing telegrams than try to peddle popcorn bins, cookie dough and candles to family members. Many of the easy fix-fundraisers, such as dinner nights at popular fast food chains, often promote unhealthy lifestyle choices. Parents feel pressured to participate in unprofitable, unhealthy school restaurant nights. Thankfully, schools have begun...
September 25, 2013
During my college days as I studied to become an elementary school teacher, Wellness and Fitness for the Child was part of my elementary education coursework. Almost twenty years ago, I remember hearing for the first time the horrible truths about saturated fats, food coloring, partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. From then on, I decided to change my diet to live a better life. I began eating more organic and natural foods. I started reading labels and eliminated foods with artificial flavors and artificial coloring, partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn...