The things we do for our children! Now you can add being your child’s first personal trainer, too. Raising a Fit Family, the fourth book in the Life as a Fit Mom eBook series, is a lighthearted look about making fitness a family affair. (Disclaimer: Not all workouts with kids included in this book were enjoyable at the time.)
In Raising a Fit Family, Kara Douglass Thom, shares her methods (from her current study of her own four children): When daily movement is the norm for kids, when exploring new sports and activities is part of their development, when kids have an active childhood, they grow up to become active adults.
The Life as a Fit Mom eBook series is an intimate and honest look at how Kara Douglass Thom, co-author of Hot (Sweaty) Mamas: Five Secrets to Life as a Fit Mom and creator of the blog Mama Sweat, balanced (if at times only tenuously) her life as a fit mom, through pregnancy, the intensity of parenting toddlers, and the curiosity of growing kids. These books aren’t filled with “get-your-body-back-after-baby” messages and won’t guilt you into exercise in order to look like society’s ideal of the postpartum mom. The Life as a Fit Mom eBook series is for moms and moms-to-be who are trying to include fitness as part of an active, healthy life and want to raise active, healthy kids too.
Here’s what readers have said about Kara Douglass Thom’s writing while she blogged about finding fitness in the chaos of motherhood on Mama Sweat.
Thanks for all the motivation, humor, distraction and yes, even real information. I always enjoy and appreciate your candor on topics that hit home with all of us moms! —Vanessa
Your blog is excellent and has become my lifeline. Am I really not alone? Other moms are struggling to incorporate exercise into their lives? I had to skip my usual Monday morning class, but you’ve given me some ideas! Thanks! —Siara
With a 20-month-old and 9-month pregnant belly, I’m on the roller coaster that is having young children. It’s nice to know it gets “easier” but it’s also nice to see a realistic perspective. So refreshing! —Jane
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