Category Archives: Team Caylor

From zero to 300 hoop rotations in just 1 day

So you now how yesterday I was saying these fitness hoops are easier to get the hang of than the old cheap plastic kind? Well … after just one day, Colleen, 9, was up to a family record 311 continuous … Continue reading

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Making a game out of snack time

Next to “Poopball” and Apples to Apples, the game my kids play most often these days is “Eat this, Not That.” This week Cassie and Colleen were comparing the relative merits of two leftover birthday party treats: single servings of … Continue reading

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Health class field trip to Bluffton Street Fair

The assignment:  Crunch the nutritional data on some typical festival desserts and find at least five alternatives to the king of the dietary disaster hill, the elephant ear. At one point, ordering one of those was standard operating procedure for … Continue reading

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More fun and a better workout — for kid and mom alike

Colleen and I had our funnest workout ever at the gym Wednesday night — and we owe it all to Ben’s cross country team. I’d been planning to run the Ossian trail during her soccer practice, but when it got … Continue reading

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Back-to-school eating and exercise excitement

Colleen just can’t seem to get it through her head that I don’t care if she has fruit snacks right after breakfast. I do care, of course. Usually I’d veto such a request. But she’s responsible for all her dietary … Continue reading

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Cassie kills a dinosaur

Cassie was carrying her plate into the kitchen yesterday when she noticed an open bag of tortilla chips on the counter. She paused for just a moment before depositing her dish in the sink. “You know what, Mom?” she said. … Continue reading

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