I'm Coach Tanya a healthy eating expert with Spark People. I enjoy my work and spend time on several of our sites (sparkpeople.com and Sparkteens.com) helping people eat healthier along with my primary focus at Babyfit and maternal and family nutrition.
I blog about nutrition on our new site, www.dailySpark.com. You can read my blog entries here!
I had two wonderful pregnancies thanks to taking care of myself, eating right and staying active.
I maintained my activity and slowed down when I was tired and increased when I was feeling well. Eating smaller, more frequent meals and snacks helped keep my blood sugar more regulated and helped me maintain a healthy weight gain for pregnancy and nursing.
My husband and I have two wonderful children. We spend our time doing home improvement projects, attending our children's activities and volunteering in our community.
I enjoy walking, playing volleyball, riding bikes and playing with my children. The more you exercise together, the healthier your family will be.
Thanks for the comment about our Santa picture! I couldn't believe how well it turned out when I got them back. My son did not cooperate at all and she still managed to get a great shot. The girl that took it does amazing work and all of the money they raised that day went to the Make a Wish Foundation so it was worth every penny.
BAMA_MOMMA_X_2 12/15/2008 9:01:25 AM
Thanks for the comment about Kyler's pictures. I found it funny that he could literally fit into a stocking. LOL.
Your children are adorable as well.
Thanks for all of the hard work you do to keep this site running smoothly. I'd go crazy without Babyfit. The work you and the staff do on this site makes it the BEST parenting forum on the internet. I appreciate it!
RACHEL_BABYFIT 12/2/2008 9:31:13 AM
Great Hawaii photos!
RACHEL_BABYFIT 10/15/2008 10:04:21 AM
The kids look great! So grown up!
JENNASTEPH 10/14/2008 9:51:35 PM
Thank you for answering everyone's questions so quickly about the new format! I am sure you guys were expecting a flood of people asking for assistance but you are still doing a wonderful job and have helped make the transition go very well!
RACHEL_BABYFIT 10/10/2008 3:27:02 PM
Great photo of Chelsea!
PERSEPHONE_FALL 9/23/2008 8:50:14 PM
Thanks Tanya! I didn't know you cruised the pages.
JENNASTEPH 8/30/2008 12:19:40 AM
I was just looking at your blog entries over at dailyspark.com and I am super impressed! How cool that you have your own blog there? The ones I read were really informational and they were well written. Great job Tanya!
SCOOTERSMOM 6/5/2008 7:52:50 AM
What a great new family picture.
MOMTOJACOB 12/15/2007 8:12:28 PM
Your holiday and winter pix are great Tanya! Thanks for keeping the site safe and very organized.
MRS.BEASLEY 9/5/2007 9:39:36 AM
Do you live in Virginia? I was looking through your pictures and saw some from Virginia Beach and the Historic Triangle... I live in Va Bwach right now and was raised in Norfolk. I'm hoping to eventaully end up in Williamsburg! :)
JENI_BABYFIT 8/30/2007 9:46:07 PM
OK... I have to be more original in my posts. Where's the edit button when you need it? :)
JENI_BABYFIT 8/30/2007 9:45:00 PM
Your babies are all growed up!!!
AMYS3BLESSINGS 7/10/2007 12:16:05 AM
what a sweet profile pict!
MOMTOJACOB 7/1/2007 12:41:40 AM
Tanya your family looks great in the latest vacation pix! Happy 4th!
RACHEL_BABYFIT 6/11/2007 2:56:07 PM
Thanks! I really liked how that shot came out. Hope the kids are having a good start to the Summer!
JENI_BABYFIT 5/7/2007 9:34:35 PM
Tanya- Your babies are all growed up! Chelsea is beautiful and Aaron... "Arrow of Light?" He's in the big league now! :) Jen
RACEANGEL712 4/27/2007 1:01:11 PM
MOMTOJACOB 4/10/2007 12:43:38 PM
Tanya: THANK YOU for the thoughtful note on my Babypage. I wanted to thank you so much for maintaining the site and making sure that it is a great place to be part of!
_HALEY_ 4/4/2007 5:23:19 PM
Thanks for taking the time to talk to me on the "not so natural" mommy team. I appreciate that alot, and didnt mean to offend.
SKAINATSKY 3/28/2007 8:48:50 AM
Beautiful family Tanya!
Thank you for such wonderful job on BabyFit!
TARI_EAERFALAS 3/2/2007 7:48:58 AM
Wonderful family Tanya...and you're doing a fantastic job on babyfit!
KAT1205 3/2/2007 12:40:39 AM
Up with the flu, just wanted to let ya know I looked through your pictures and love them!
MOMTOJACOB 3/1/2007 9:18:33 AM
I love the new profile pic Tanya! Beautiful family!
RYLANS_MOMMY 1/4/2007 9:26:46 AM
You have a beautiful family!
CALLICOOP 12/17/2006 8:05:09 PM
Thank you for all you do for us BabyFit-ters. I love seeing your LOs as kiddos and now, big kids. The pictures of your mom are so cool, too.
MY_SUNNY_SHAUN 12/8/2006 3:13:59 AM
You have a wonderful family. I like all the pics in your page. I would like to thank you for helping me by providing the links to babyfood. May God bless you and your family. Wish you a happy Christmas.
RACHEL_BABYFIT 11/29/2006 5:47:17 PM
Thanks for the comment. That one is going on the Christmas card... We were relieved... usually it takes at least 3 attempts to get a good Holiday photo.
ANG1705 11/28/2006 2:24:22 PM
Thanks so much for the sweet comment! I have soooo many pictures and have to constantly change them! I wish we had pages that allowed us to include slides like on myspace...that would be neat! I think everyone on Babyfit knows who you are! Great job on helping us all and enjoyed the pics of your family too! Keep snapping the photos!!!
4DAUGHTERS 11/6/2006 1:19:00 PM
Thanks so much for the nice comments :) You have a very beautiful family yourself! They're lucky to have you for their mom :)
CHESNEYFAN 10/30/2006 11:11:39 AM
Hey Tanya! Thanks for all you do here on babyfit! You were really a great help early on with the breastfeeding issues I had! You always do a great job answering questions for everyone!
Your family is beautiful!
ITSYBITSYBROOKE 10/20/2006 10:43:54 AM
Hi, I just wanted to say hello and that I am a newbie here at BabyFit...so far it seems likes such a wonderful community! Catch ya later!
KELLIMARIE 9/30/2006 2:53:26 PM
Hi Tanya ~ Saw on Shromommy's babypage your from Ohio - me too! I live in Northeast Ohio! Cheryl and I actually became friends after I posted she and I are bitter college rivals (Ha! Ha!). Go Bucks!
SASHAKORIN 8/27/2006 1:31:19 PM
Hi Tanya- I finnally got my computer fixed-( you were right it was funky on my end)- anyway- I wanted to simply say THANK YOU! You do great thing around here and we love you for it!
4DAUGHTERS 8/10/2006 8:40:53 AM
Hi Tanya! I just wanted to tell you that I think it's so great that you are dedicating yourself to helping not only moms, but whole families! You have a great deal of knowledge and most of us haven't a clue! Thanks so much for sharing what you know, I assure you it is making the lives of many people healthier and better! Angie
SHAUNAMCRUZ 8/7/2006 1:19:25 PM
I must appologize, the things that I said were actually out of line. Normally, I carry myself with more respect for other people that I had displayed, but I was kinda caught up in the moment and pregnant and was so disgusted by what one religion could possibly believe in that would allow such tratment to a child. I have edited the entry to merely motherhood remarks and my feelings about the incident in general. Honestly, I don't really believe I hate the people, I just don't agree with the religion and what it stands for. Din't mean to offend, I guess I just assumed that all mothers should feel the same as I did being mothers themselves. Sorry again.
MELODIECOZ 7/31/2006 12:51:47 PM
Great pictures! The sleeping son picture reminds me of my teen this summer too! Always catching a nap wherever he can!
They do grow up just tooo fast. You have a lovey family!
MAYANIKA 7/22/2006 1:48:57 AM
I love the pictures of your page. What a great family you have.
RENEETX 7/10/2006 2:47:47 PM
I love your profile image!
RACHEL_BABYFIT 7/7/2006 11:22:01 AM
Great Chicago pics!
MOMMYME 7/6/2006 11:09:11 AM
Thank you so much for the comment. I can't wait to be able to take our lil girl to a cubbies game at Wrigley Field. HUGGS Amy
COACHMISSY 6/6/2006 5:17:38 PM
Thank you! He has had a rough start, but has come through it wonderfully! He had pneumonia when he was born and spent his first 12 days in the hospital (4 of which in NICU). He was born with his soft spot closed. He had a tough battle with acid reflux and has been on meds since he was 1 month.
But by the Grace of God, my little miracle baby is doing great and is developing perfectly and right on time. He was a little slow at first, but has definitely caught up now. His ped was very pleased at his 6 month checkup on Monday.
Thank you for commenting. By the way, your children are beautiful!
MY_DIAH 6/6/2006 10:45:10 AM
Thank you Tanya! She is actually standing and taking steps now. Where does the time go????
RACHEL_BABYFIT 6/5/2006 3:38:31 PM
LOVE the new pictures!!! Especially the profile pic!
THREEZCOMPANY 5/31/2006 2:17:54 AM
What a beautiful family! Thanks for all the great advice!
SALLESMJ 5/22/2006 2:25:54 PM
Thanks for being such a Great Help!!!!
SASHAKORIN 5/20/2006 9:26:40 PM
This is a test!
MOM2NATHAN 5/18/2006 10:15:43 PM
Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with us here on BABYFIT!!! Nice to see your happy family!
BOBBYLOVESRIANE 5/16/2006 8:22:32 AM
Thanks for all your wisdom and kindness on Babyfit! You have a beautiful family!
QUESTHER 5/15/2006 8:14:53 PM
I love all the old pictures you put up....they remind me to "seize the day" with my little ones. Thanks for all you do on this site. I admire the good advice and the patience you exhibit.
RACHEL_BABYFIT 5/11/2006 9:19:44 PM
Oh My, I think those are new baby pictures of C and A. (?) How sweet!! Wow what a difference 13 and 9 years make :) Thanks for your constant words of wisdom!
RACHEL_BABYFIT 5/11/2006 1:55:33 PM
Hi Tanya, Have a wonderful Mother's Day this weekend!
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