The Blue Mind


We all know how happy the water makes us. Every year, families vacation on  lakes, rivers and oceans. You pull into the parking lot, step out of the car, and take a deep breath- you can smell it in the air. You walk over the hill and stand facing that water, and almost immediately your blood […]


Runitlikeamom's first official reader turned blogger for a day, Erika Chapin!

By Erika Chapin No matter how the news has been delivered, the result has been the same for the past 3 ½ years: with me feeling as though I have been kicked in the gut and sobbing in a puddle on the floor. “You probably figured it out by now, but I’m pregnant!” – This […]

What Scares You?


(Image Courtesy of Google Images) “We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict.” Jim Morrison As an adult, the things I’m truly afraid of have definitely changed from when I was a child.  Except for my fear of clowns.  I had a negative […]

“T” is for “Thank You, T25″!


For the past few years, I heard the buzz about how many people completely transformed their bodies by committing to the P90X and Insanity workout DVD series.  As a person who relies heavily on home workouts, I decided it was time to research them.  After learning both P90X and Insanity  required 6 days of working out […]

The Need for Speed

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By Candace Fitzpatrick Come on, admit it.  You remember the first time, early in your driving days, rolling down the window, cranking up the radio volume, and pressing the gas pedal just a little harder.  It’s what freedom felt like.  Nowadays, speeding means rushing to pick your kids up from daycare, going to the grocery […]

Dear Team Runitlikeamom, Thank you.

I’ve been hearing “Thank you” and  “I love you” more frequently lately. This is not the result of anything I have done, rather the experiences of others who have a new appreciation for the world around them and the people in it. These people are more cognizant of their “humanness,” which makes them more in tune […]

The Terrible Twos?


When you first turned two, everything was great. We were really able to communicate, to travel and explore. I was loving motherhood even more! Then you turned two and a half, and everyday I feel your wrath. The tantrums, defiance and meltdowns, are enough to make me want to shut down! Why is it so […]

The Family that Runs Together


Inspired.  Motivated.  Slow.  Proud.  Fortunate. The above are words that run through my head when I run with my boys.  At just 7 and 8 years old, their speed and love of the run amaze me.  I have written about this in several previous posts including run it like a kid and overwhelming pride .  […]