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Nicole Scott
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Born and raised in California, I'm currently living in Austin, TX with my superman husband, a quirky 8-year-old daughter, hilarious and sweet 5-year-old boy-girl twins and the happiest 1- year-old baby boy on the planet. I'm a marathoner, health and fitness enthusiast, finally an ultra-marathoner, a cautious writer, former teacher, and currently a stay-at-home mom. I'm wordy on paper but never in person. And I'm unapologetically raising my kids to be my mini-me's: big dreamers and hard workers. You can find me blogging my heart out at MyFitFamily and connect with me on Facebook and Twitter.

Entries by Nicole Scott

Slowing Down

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 3:12 PM

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast -- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. -- Eddie Cantor

I can't juggle and yet that is how I had been approaching my life lately -- juggling, adding...

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A Mother's Summer Heart

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 3:34 PM

I sometimes wonder: Am I the only one who feels the odd pull summer brings to a mother's heart?

I have the best intentions of enjoying summers with my children to the fullest -- with vacations planned, trips to the pool and the occasional ice cream or snow cone treat....

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What I Want My Children to Know About Food and Fitness

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 4:25 PM

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I know my children have to live their own lives and make their own mistakes, because that is how we grow as people. But my wish for them is they also learn from my mistakes. I try to live a healthy, well-balanced life,...

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Just a Mom

(2) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 4:37 PM

I'm just a mom of four with a body that says she's no elite athlete. Dark circles under my eyes, crow's feet and soft in places that will never regain their firmness. A body stretched and expanded to great depths to hold an eight pound baby girl who initiated me...

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5 Lessons I've Learned About Breastfeeding

(1) Comments | Posted August 1, 2014 | 11:06 AM

My experience nursing my four children was like night and day. I went into it with my first daughter, naive. Before I even had her, I assumed I would breastfeed and it would be easy. Little did I know there were days I would end up in tears, both of...

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A Dad's 5 Life Lessons For His Children

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 3:56 PM

I come from a family of five children. We are all very different, so it didn't surprise me that we would each come up with a different reason we think our dad is a good dad, and yet I could relate to every single thing they said. When I polled...

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5 Lessons I Learned Running an Ultra-Marathon

(1) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 9:27 AM

I had lots of ideas about what running my first ultra-marathon, 50 miles at Nanny Goat, would be like. But what I never could have anticipated was that my life would be changed forever after crossing my finish line. Things still seem the same -- but it's as...

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A Letter to My Daughters

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 12:15 PM

Dear Daughters,

Once upon a time, I used to hate my legs.

One of the things I always tried to do was make sure I showed you that I loved my body -- inside and out. I never wanted you to grow up with the image of me worried...

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6 Things I Learned From Having a Strict Mom

(3) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 11:27 AM

As a kid, I remember thinking I had the world's strictest mom. She didn't let me date until I was 16, my siblings and I weren't allowed to go on sleepovers with friends and my curfew as a senior was 10:00. At the time, I thought: I'm going to do...

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The Running Thief

(16) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 3:42 PM

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"Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different..." C.S. Lewis

Seven years and thousands of miles ago, I couldn't run a single mile without stopping. I couldn't run a mile without feeling like my...

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If Only

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 5:39 PM

"If there ever comes a day when we can't be together. Keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever." -A.A. Milne

When my neighbor James moved into the house next door to us last year, I decided to introduce myself right away, sort of as a warning. I wanted...

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Running to God

(10) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 3:47 PM

I am like a rusty gate. Even if you find the key, you'll have to work hard to open me up to find out what secrets are behind my door. ~10-year-old me

When I was 10, my 5th grade teacher had our class write a poem. She wanted it to...

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Any Given Saturday

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 11:50 AM

On any given Saturday, you will find me running. Mile after mile, for hours as I condition my body for the longest race I will ever run. I think. Pray. Reflect. Worry. Doubt. Cry. Laugh. Be. It's the worry, the worry I have over other's words that I want --...

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Shine

(9) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 4:11 PM

Mommy, what's a tomboy?

Early mornings during the week are one of my most favorite times of the day. My oldest daughter wakes up early and climbs into the small space between Chris and me -- her cold toes press against my legs while her daddy hugs her tight and...

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