Modern Motherhood

A Day in the Life of Real Moms

This Mother’s Day, H2O looked for real women who balance the complicated issues of family, work and self-care in our ever-changing society. Joannie Dwoskin and Tricia Knor bravely and graciously answered our call and candidly shared about motherhood and its challenges and triumphs. For two days, both women opened their lives to us and documented their every move from dawn to dusk to share what the day in the life of a modern mother is really like…… (more inside)
Walk Your Workout … page 57
Athletic footwear is big business. With the need for specific shoes – from tennis to running to basketball to walking – the athletic footwear industry has quickly grown into a $10 billion business. Creating innovative and results-oriented products is how companies keep a step ahead of the competition.
One segment of the footwear industry that’s growing by leaps and bounds is workout shoes. Not the typical shoes that you wear while you perform your workout, but shoes that work you out while you wear them. Here, H2O takes a look at four brands – some well known, and others just stepping into the arena. Their prices vary greatly, but they offer similar benefits….. (site)
Great Grilling … page 58
Summertime means the official kick-off of grilling season – and since 81 percent of all U.S. households own a grill and half of those households grill one to two times every week (Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association), chances are you will be searching for new, exciting backyard barbecue meal ideas this summer. So if you’re bored with the same old grilled burgers and hotdogs, check out these great grilling recipes…. (more inside)
The New Napa … page 66
It’s a rainy, chilly Friday evening when we finally pull up to our B & B in Healdsburg, California, in the heart of Sonoma Valley’s wine country. But stepping into the Honor Mansion, which will be our home base over the next two days, we’re instantly warmed by a crackling fire, a glass of red and a hearty welcome…
Starting them Young … page 73

A Workout for Kids
When working out with a child, “it has to be fun,” says Victor Aboderin, director of personal training for Gold’s Gym in Sandy Springs, Georgia. “The only way to help keep kids healthy and fit is to encourage them to do physical activity from the time they are small children,” he says…. (more inside)
Yoga for Anyone … more info
Yoga! It’s hip, it’s cool and everyone from the hottest celebrity to your neighborhood mechanic is doing it. But what does it mean, where does it come from, and most importantly how can you benefit from its ancient postures? Five thousand years old without even a hint of slowing down, yoga has proven to be a practice that’s good for the heart, body, mind and soul…. (more inside)
Taking Your Workout Outside … page 80
One way to mix up your workout is to take it outside, as this issue’s fitness model DeAnna Burns demonstrates with this challenging ball series, which will help strengthen and tone your entire body… (more inside)
Bringing Sexy Pre-Baby Body Back … page 84

An interview with celebrity trainer Valerie Waters
Ever wondered how movie stars get their post-pregnancy bodies back to their pre-pregnancy shape so quickly? For actress Jennifer Garner (Alias, Daredevil, 13 Going on 30, Catch and Release), the answer was Valerie Waters, the go-to fitness guru for Hollywood’s elite. When Garner gave birth to her daughter Violet Anne, she had six months to be fit and strong for her role alongside Jamie Foxx as part of an elite FBI team sent to Saudi Arabia to stop a killer in the high intensity thriller The Kingdom. How did she do it and how can you? H2O went straight to the source for a one-on-one interview with Valerie to find out…. (more inside)

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