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7-Minute Workout: Short, Intense, Effective #MakeBetter

Jumping Jacks via Mike Schmid Flickr

Ever hear yourself saying you don’t have enough time to workout? The 7-Minute Workout blasts through that excuse and gets you active without having to join a gym or buy expensive equipment. And get this: there’s science behind it. Look, I am as busy as the next Mom, and spending hours working out is just not realistic. When I started the MakeBetter Challenge, I knew my fitness routine would have ... Read More »

From the Boardroom to the Schoolroom: Dads Are Heading Up PTAs

Dads volunteering

An interesting article this week in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times, “What’s New at the PTA, Dad?” highlighted what is possibly a new trend: dads running their kids’ school PTAs. I’m pleased to see this happening.  I  wish more dads would take on what can definitely be considered “non-traditional” volunteer roles at their kids’ schools. Juan Brea, a dad who runs the PTA at his kids’ ... Read More »

The Bigg Chill: Frozen Yogurt with a Side of Nostalgia


“A product can be quickly outdated, but a successful brand is timeless.” – Stephen King How many yogurt shops do you think there are in LA these days?  A lot, right? The New York Times recently published an article about a yogurt shop in West L.A. called The Bigg Chill. The article focused on the idea that this little shop has survived, and thrived, against the big brand competition from ... Read More »