Changes in Latitude Changes in Altitude

We're HOME!!!  We spent the last 9 days on an AMAZING road trip! Our first "big" road trip with the trio!

We drove from our home in Tampa, way up in to the North Carolina mountains. We had a big change in Latitude AND Altitude

In honor of that, I play for you today Changes in Latitude Changes in Attitude (or my play on words...ALTITUDE!!)

Ronin and Ella look miserable in this photo! We had just hiked to the TOP of Mt. Pisgah which is 5,721 feet ABOVE sea level, and considering we pretty much live at sea level, it was quite the hike for my gang! They actually really liked it! I have so many pictures to share with you all and such funny stories!!

Have you taken a road trip with your kids? How far have you gone?


The Great Mother's Day 5K

Last year for Mother's Day, my daughters and I celebrated by running in the first annual Great Mother's Day race. It was a crazy day, I remember it quite well. Other than this race which was the highlight of the day, the day totally sucked. We were having car issues, so we were down to one vehicle that day. Ronin had to stay home with daddy (which made him VERY unhappy) and the girls and I had to rush to the race and then rush back home because James needed the truck so he could run up and back to the auto repair shop. We did NOTHING on this day other than the race. NOTHING. I didn't get any presents (and I know, that's not what Mother's Day is all about), no cards, no flowers. N.O.T.H.I.N.G. But what I did get was a fun little race with my two best girls (and then later that afternoon after the car was fixed I went out and bought myself a kick ass Trek road bike for my Mother's Day gift. Tongue Out)

Watching these little athletes (ages 6 1/2 , and 8 at the time of the race) run, and have fun was better than any present (except my Trek road bike Wink.) Ella took it VERY seriously and went out full force and ended up being the first child to cross the finish line. Last year they didn't have divisions for kids her age, but it's my understanding that they will this year.

Last year was a bit challenging because Ella loves to run, and Haley likes to walk. I tried to pace myself so that I was right in the middle of them, but I ended up closer to Ella than Haley, and Haley got upset because she couldn't see me Cry As soon as Ella and I crossed the finish line, we immediately headed back for Haley and cheered Haley across.

This year will be different because all 5 of us will be doing it together, and James will likely walk, so any walking kids can stay back with him.

I love to be able to support our local races, and spend a day being active with my family.

The event organizers of the Great Mother's Day race want you to get out and have fun with your family, too. And they have extended a 10% discount code for you to use when you register on The code is TBBLOG. Click here to sign up!

Children in strollers and ages 7 and under are FREE, so come on out with your kids, and join me and my family! They have pre and post-race water and snacks, water stations along the course and it's in beautiful Al Lopez park. they do support a local charity, there is only race day packet pick-up, so no extra trip needed (which is awesome!!) and there was plenty of parking. And a playground for before/after the race to keep the kids busy!

Hope to see you there!

Get your kids BOUNCING during Spring Break!

It’s spring break for Hillsborough County school children next week, Pasco and Pinellas counties start March 25th. I have three kids, and trying to find activities to keep them busy, and active is a top priority for me!

AirHeads Trampoline Arena has launched the “Fun Pass,” an all-you-can-jump package that offers seven days of non-stop activity for $29.95 per person. You can be sure that we'll be bouncing our way to Airheads a few times during Spring Break!!

Regular daily admission is $16.95.

AirHeads offers free jump, Dodgeball games and other organized play. The arena opens most days at 10 a.m.

There are two Bay area locations: 5072 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa and 12401 Belcher Rd., Largo.

Visit their website for safety requirements, waivers and other additional information at

AirHeads has given me two "fun passes" to give away to one lucky reader of my blog. What do you have to do to win?

  1. Comment on this post and tell me how you keep your kids busy and active during Spring Break

AND Pick ONE of the two requirements below, or you could do both to increase your chances of winning.

  1. Like AirHeads on Facebook and tell them that Jenny Hodges is Metamorfit sent you.
  2. Follow @AIRHEADSUSA  and @JennyMetamorfit on Twitter and tweet to us both "I want to win two Spring Break passes to #airheads" 

And that's it!!

Good luck and Happy Bouncing!

Giveaway ends Friday March 15th. Yes, I realize that this will be too late for Hillsborough County residents to use during Spring Break, but it's a 7 day pass, so you can use it other times as well, not just during Spring Break.