5 Activities to keep your toddler active, healthy & fit

Have you ever wonder what activities will work for your toddler? Well, here are some activities that your toddler or younger children will love.


  • Toddlercise
  • Zumba
  • Yoga(strength/balance)
  • Tag(cardio)
  • Pool



Toddlercise is an exercise that encourages your active toddler to develop and utilize their gross motor skills. This activity will allow your little one develop their skills, such as over under hard-eye coordination, skipping, balance, hopping, jumping and running.(courtesy of MWR Pensacola family fitness center)

Zumba (zumbini):

A course you can pull this awesome activity up on You tube or you can definitely attend a Zumbini class. This activity encourages your toddler to move around to the beat of their own drum. I believe it teaches them individuality. With Zumbini your toddler is building the cognitive, social, and motor skills. This is an awesome opportunity to combine learning and fun.


We all have that toddler that loves to sit on their  hand or lay on the floor. I figured why not teach my toddler the various yoga poses in a safe and encouraging manner. I went out and bought my daughter a beautiful mat and she loves it! This is definitely a bonding activity that your child will not outgrow.



Tag your it!

I know everyone is familiar with this centuries old activity that we all have tried as kids. Tag has been something that we play inside/outdoors, but I encourage this to be an outdoor activity so that everyone can get some fresh air.


Teaching your kids to swim is awesome because they will boost their confidence and it can reduce the risk of drowning. When your little one is confident then they are less likely to get stressed about the pool and they will enjoy the experience.

Splash Splash!


The Balancing Act -Guest Blogger Ilonda Clayton




Balancing Act

Being a mom alone is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and for a lot of women a career is an  added demand. So how can one balance parenting and having your own business? Here are some tools that you can implement each day to insure you are living a healthy well balanced life.

1. Try to get at least 20 minutes of exercise day. Yes! I know it seems like a challenge, but this will help with your weight management, reducing stress, and exercise releases endorphins which has a direct reflect on several key neurotransmitters that are related to mood. You can even include the kids. (ex. Yoga, Walking)

2. Eat healthy meals each day. Planning your meals is one way to ensure you eat a well-
balanced meal daily. Planning meals helps you manage your time better and makes meal preparation easier.

Regal: the face of the Tathagata:

3. Use a planner, this is an important visual tool to use so that you will not get overwhelmed with daily tasks. Sundays is a great day to write down your plan for the week. Setting goals will help you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your day.

4. Have an accountability partner(s). Find a group or a friend that are entrepreneurs and moms as well. This will be a great support when dealing with challenges that arise. “Many highly successful business people have accountability partners who they talk to regularly to check in on progress and work through any distractions or obstacles that have come up” (n.d.)

-Ilonda Clayton @ ilondaclayton.com