Dear Chicago

Sometimes a girls just gotta hop on a plane and fly across the country to watch her friend get married to the man of her dreams. And oh, what a dream night it was. But before we get to the blessed event we have to get the wonderful city of CHICAGO.

I admit, I’ve only ever used Chicago as a stopping point between here and there. I’ve used and abused it’s fun people mover pathways to rush off to my next flight and never fully stopped to enjoy just how magnificent the city outside of those people moving hallways were. But not this time. This time I walked down those neon hallways and just kept walking all the way to the train and let that glorious train take me all the way to the Lakeview area. Where I found my 4 story walk-up apartment all ready and waiting for me as if it were saying ‘welcome home’. [Read more…]

Salt Water Detox

Salt Water Detox - SF Fit Mom - Kelly Westover

So…. you know that time of the month – when you have no patience, no time and no ability to say no to the extra thing of french fries that someone didn’t finish eating. Yeah – you know what I’m talking about. Well, for me, it’s right around this time that I find a salt water detox to be SUPER helpful. It not only keeps things moving on the insides, but it helps beat the bloat in all the right ways. Doesn’t a bloat free month sound super fab!

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tasty road trip treats for the whole family

SF Fit Mom - Kelly Westover

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately – about going to visit my parents. But you see, they live in Northern Washington, and we live in Northern California. Which is not exactly a hop skip and a jump away…
Which leads me down the path of thinking…. road trip?!?

I’ll be honest I haven’t yet attempted a long haul road trip with all three littles, and this adventure would most likely be just me and them, but here are my thoughts on the matter. I think that all kiddos should have to endure a long road trip, if only for the sake of learning some kind of patience and how to endure to the end. You might be laughing, but I am 100% serious. In this day and age of instant gratification, fast food, and a fast pace life, it’s often so much easier to just give in to my littles whims than to argue or explain a better way with them. But a road trip… 3 days in the car with minimal stops teaches you something. Even if that ‘something’ is simply the best way to annoy your sister, I still feel that it’s important to learn to stick it out and keep going. Since that’s what real life is all about. Enduring to the end, and doing it in style.

So naturally, while thinking about this road trip my mind started thinking about the types of snacks I should think about brining to help keep everyone’s belly’s happy. Here are my top 10 tasty road trip treats for the whole family:

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abs after twins

Ok you guys. Here’s the honest truth – from a twin mama.

I never, I mean never, thought I would get my abs back after having twins. I honestly never thought I would get rid of my birthing hips and love handles too, but here I am 3 years post twins and rocking a sweet six pack. And oh. my. gosh. I just have to tell you how tight my buns are. I’m not saying this to brag, I’m saying it because it BLOWS MY MIND!!! I don’t think I’ve ever had buns this high and tight, even when I was a swimmer in high school.

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