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Measure Your Milestones With One Simple Mile

With race participation at an all-time high, it seems that everyone races. But for every person registering for 5Ks to marathons, there are many more who just run. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you'd like to set goals to improve your speed and fitness, or run your first race, a simple mile time trial is the best option. more

Tags: Y, YMCA, Run, Running, Jog, fitness, training, time trial, pacing, mile

Why Wait?

A few weeks ago, we posted a blog about a very creative use of post-it notes. While the fruits of these labors were pretty impressive (and quite beautiful), it got us to thinking what we actually write on these littles stickies to get things done. Are you crossing out the things on your to-do list or are they just littering your desk? If they're piling up, there may be a reason for this...

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Tags: young leaders, youth development, motivation, inspiration, quiz, game, the y, YMCA, Leadership, Leaders, Millennials

Happy Together

Even though I know my tiny person is unfolding and that I’ll just have to sit on my hands a little longer to get to let the nooks and crannies of her personality come to light, there are some things that I cannot wait to foist upon her. Today we checked off one such box: the swimming pool. more

Tags: ymca. the y, swim, parenting, pool

Seed Packages

We’ve all been forced recently to think about child rearing whether or not we’re rearing a child. Tiger MomTiger Mom II, and‘grit’ are familiar terms though we may not agree. Through trial and error (consider for a second what’s implied there), we’re slowly getting the formula tweaked just right to produce the most academically gifted and economically productive humans possible.

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Tags: YMCA, the y, parenting, Parents, Mom, Mommy, Mother, Mothers, Children, child, Kid, Kids, youth development, seeds, growing

The Roots of Empathy

I was a jerk. Not to say I'm not still a jerk, but I'm now at least aware of one specific way I was a jerk and  have ceased doing it. I was that person who was intolerant of babies on the plane. If I so much as heard the pre-cry squawks of our youngest people I'd roll my eyes wayward and think "I hope they're not seated near me." When those parents had the actual misfortune of sitting next to me, there may have been a time when I helpfully offered in the most jerkified voice I could muster: "Have you tried a pacifier?" more

Tags: Mom, Mommy, Mother, Mothers, parenting, advice, baby, babies, child, Children, Kids, Kid, raising the Y, YMCA, respect, values

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