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The Hatch-Palucks, Week 18: Things I Learned Working Out With My Husband

My husband has been a student at the University of Illinois for five years, but we're just now discovering campus recreational services. Why did we wait so long? Credit: Amy Hatch
It's hard to stand up your husband.
When Channing...
Are lunch hours as good as date nights? This mom says yes.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 17: Table Talk

All these cookbooks, and I still can't cook. Credit: Amy Hatch
Walking the long road to change -- which is, by the way, the longest road in the history of roads -- it's so easy to feel like we're traveling solo.
We might not be able...
Walking the long road to change -- which is, by the way, the longest road in the history of roads -- it's so easy to feel like we're traveling solo.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 16: Game On!

The winter is starting to wear on us. Every morning, Henry presses his nose against the glass pane of the family-room window and asks if today is the day he can play in the snow. "Mom, can I have sweatpants and a sweatshirt?" he pleads....
The winter is starting to wear on us.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 15: The Elephant In the Room

Emmie loves to bake with her Easy-Bake Oven -- but she rarely eats what she makes. Credit: Amy Hatch
One of the most basic aspects of parenting is feeding your child, and it's the one that most often makes me feel like a failure.
It...
One of the most basic aspects of parenting is feeding your child, and it's one that most often makes me feel like a failure.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 14: A Clean Slate

Can you see all the germs in this picture? I can, but it sure helped get the sillies out. Credit: Amy Hatch
Do you know what the sweetest six words in the English language are?
I do: "You look like you've lost weight." That's...

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 13: Christmas Gifts

Happy Meals make Henry very happy, indeed. Credit: Amy Hatch
It's true what they say about Christmas.
There really is no place like home when it comes time to celebrate the holidays. It isn't easy for us to get to my mother's house...
All those little choices -- taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking far away at the mall and making better decisions about food -- are making a difference.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 12: The Holiday Road Trip From Hell

Emmie's happy now, but wait until mile 550. Credit: Amy Hatch Question: If one car carrying two adults and two children (under the age of 7) travels east at a speed of 65 mph for 700 miles, how much junk food will be consumed? ...Question: If one car carrying two adults and two children (under the age of 7) travels east at a speed of 65 mph for 700 miles, how much junk food will be consumed?

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 11: A Tale of 10 Kinds of Christmas Cookies

Henry likes to "help" with the holiday baking. Credit: Amy Hatch You know what's a great weight-loss program? The flu, that's what. With the exception of Emmie, our entire family fell victim to some kind of plague-like virus...You know what's a great weight-loss program? The flu, that's what.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 10: Taking Multitasking to the Next Level

Why yes, I am using my computer while I'm on the treadmill. Credit: Channing Paluck My husband hates it when I complain. To be fair, complaining is my forte. I'm well-known for my ability to see any glass, however full, as...When I moaned incessantly about not being able to fit working out into my daily schedule, my husband sprang into action.

The Hatch-Palucks, Week 9: True Mom Confessions

I'm no stranger to body-image issues. In 2002, I began losing my hair after developing an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata. The majority of people who have the disease only lose small patches of their hair, but I was in the 10...
I'm no stranger to body-image issues. In 2002, I began losing my hair after developing an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata.

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