Where to Find Me Online

While I've got several blog drafts in the works and ideas for more, I don't seem to find as much time to post here as I'd like. When the puddles seem a little dry for jumping here, you can often find me elsewhere online: Websites and Blogs Jen Mueller...

Yoga for Runners

My primary reason for getting on the yoga mat has nothing to do with what happens on that 12-or-so square feet of foam or rubber and everything to do with what happens off of it. I’m what’s known in yoga circles as a “householder,” a student of...

Yoga IN School?

Growth of yoga for children being offered in school has paralleled the explosive growth of yoga for adults being practiced in studios, gyms, and community centers around the country. Benefits of Yoga for Children Even elementary school kids deal with a lot of stress...

Bounce!

If you're a DC resident with kids who hasn't made it over to a Prince George's County Sports & Learning Complex “gymnastics workshop,” look up the schedule and and plan on it. At $6 per kid, adults free, it's a steal for an hour of...

Ode to an Olive

    “But I don't like the zoo!” protests Maya in one of her last utterances before sleep on Friday night. She got as far as the bedroom doorway after being woken for Saturday morning ballet class before starting to cry because she does not like the...

Conversing with the 4-Year-Old

Excerpts from conversations with my 4-year-old after picking her up from school today: Maya: “Can I use my new pencil to do homework this afternoon?” Jen: “Sure.” M: “Can you help me because I don't know what homework is?” J:...

Raising a vegetarian, or not.

First strawberry, approx 8 mo. Snap peas fresh from the market, not quite 2. Rainbow birthday cake, 4 yrs. Evidenced by more than 600 comments so far, I’ve clearly struck a nerve with my Care2 post about allowing my hitherto vegetarian child to purchase school...