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Nicole Portell

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Nicole is a working mom of two boys, and has been married to her husband, Jim, since 2006. She and her family, along with their two rescue dogs, live in a Metro East suburb about 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis. When not encouraging her boys from the sidelines, Nicole can be found trying new fitness trends or helping others to reach their health and wellness goals. Nicole believes in the healing power of humor and can generally find a reason to laugh. Her hobbies include reading, Netflix binging, and dancing like no one is watching. You can follow Nicole on Instagram @befittinglyfit and in the Facebook group Befittingly Fit for reviews of area fitness classes and musings about life with boys.

Great Places for Family Fun in the Metro-East

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If you live in the St. Louis area, you are probably familiar with things to do with your family in and around the city.  After all, who doesn’t love the St. Louis Zoo?  Or...

Nicole’s Top 10 Favorite Crockpot Recipes

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There’s something about cooler weather that translates into an obsession with my Crockpot. Maybe it’s the hectic evenings filled with homework and activities. Maybe it’s daylight savings (I blame nearly everything in fall on...

Focus Among Chaos: Living as an Adult with ADHD

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Life as a Mom With ADHD If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time looking through Pinterest boards for inspiration on how to get organized.  I’ve devoted hours to this particular topic, without...

Finding Fitness in St. Louis (After 40!)

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I have always enjoyed physical activity. I played sports throughout my younger years, took a few dance lessons here and there, and taught fitness classes when I was in my 20s. As a twenty-something,...

Morning Coffee With Dogs: Tips for Sneaking in Some “Me Time”

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I have never been a morning person. I have always dreaded the sound of an alarm or being awakened by light coming through the window. Historically, I’m rather crabby before about 9 am. Lately,...