Raw Chocolate Almond Coconut Balls Recipe

According to Hallmark, Hershey, and Kay Jewelers, Valentine’s Day is here…love it or hate it.  Personally, I am not a fan of celebrating any kind of  “holiday” with cheap candy and sugar overload, especially for children.    As not to bore you with repetitious details, the same kid strategies I talk about here for use during […]

28 Day New Year Diet and Exercise Jump Start Plan

Happy New Year!  Today is the day to start anew for many people when it comes to food and fitness.  Are you one of them?  Do you have a plan or know where to start?  You know you need to start eating better and moving more. But how?  The same old same old? Let’s try […]

Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Mini Cupcakes Recipe

I have been on a muffin and cupcake run this year after discovering my favorite gluten free baking hack… Pamela’s Baking Mix.  My love affair with this stuff probably stems from the fact that it allows me the freedom to experiment with flavors (which I find much more fun) instead of laboring over the technical […]

6 Tips for a Healthy Post Holiday Body

This time of year brings with it an abundance of socializing adorned with desserts, cocktails and beige food.  For many people the party season also translates to holiday weight gain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. These 6 tips and tricks will make proactive party people out of each and every one of […]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Recipe

‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin when it comes to food.  You can find a pumpkin recipe or consume it any way imaginable- from lattes to cereal and even beer if you dare.   After much trial and error (and serious heartburn from a pumpkin smoothie gone wrong) I have come to the realization that […]

5 Tricks to Avoid the Usual Halloween Treats

There is a downpour of candy throughout the month of October in the name of Halloween.  Americans will spend an estimated $2.4 billion on candy this year.  Here is another fun fact:  the average jack-o-lantern bucket fits about 250 pieces of candy equal to 9,000 calories, 200 grams of fat and 3 pounds of sugar.  […]

20 Minute Hill Sprints

My summer to date has been filled with good times, the company of great friends, and killer food and drink.  I am looking forward to more of the same as we enter into the last month of the Season of Fun. For our family, along with all of the recreation, comes some type of summer […]

Meet Heather Valentine One Fit Mother

Hi I’m Heather Valentine and this is One Fit Mother.  Welcome to my blog about my continuous pursuit of health and happiness and looking good in a bikini. I work at living a more conscious and meaningful life and attempt to balance the whole work, mom, wife, friend thing. Sometimes I find success and sometimes […]