Author Archives: smallfitness

About smallfitness

I am Dr. Martha Higgins, but my friends call me "Doc". I teach physical education to elementary students and have been doing so for the past 15 years.

Blogger Recognition Award

Many thanks to BellisimaFitness for nominating me for this award.  Being able to share my thoughts and inspirations is so important.  The support system is great, and this blogger’s award is a prime example.  My gratitude to all that have … Continue reading

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Good ole H2O

It is a fact that the body needs water in order to function.  Water is required for it to develop properly because just about everything in the body relies on water.  We drink it to quench our thirst and in turn … Continue reading

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A heavy burden to bear

Back packs and book bags that are filled beyond capacity are a major concern for young children due to the fact that if they are too heavy, they can cause shoulder and back problems.  In today’s society, families have such busy … Continue reading

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Back up and running…..

I have been out of service shall we say, for almost two weeks.  For all of you who tried to use my site and got the old “site not found” or some other message, thanks for coming back.  Let me … Continue reading

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Sick enough to go to school

Are there some days when you roll out of bed and think “not today”?  There appears to be something wrong but you can’t quite put your finger on it.  You are not quite yourself, you lack that energy, that pep … Continue reading

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For all the money in the world

Having to pay for something that you desire is a basic way of life, but what if that something is not material things, but involves raising a child.  The cost of rearing a child in today’s society has increased dramatically. … Continue reading

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How cold is too cold?

There are times when trying to stay physically active during the winter months can take a lot of creativity, especially for school age children.  It is difficult to go outside and play when it is snowing, raining and/or freezing temperatures, … Continue reading

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Words to live by

A new year often comes with an attempt to be made at something – whether it’s for the first time, (exercise program), or attempting to change the way we are doing things (eating a more healthier diet), or attempting to … Continue reading

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My holiday travels

In order to get to my destination to spend time with the family for the holidays I had to travel through three different airports.   Being from New York, I started out in LaGuardia Airport and I changed planes in … Continue reading

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16 toys that I would buy for Christmas

After much research and cross-checking sites I have attempted to put together a list of the most wanted toys for this holiday season.   Before you know it Christmas will be here, while some toys may already be temporarily out … Continue reading

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