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Don't just be a Mom. Be a Fit Mom!

shadow-unhappy-woman-on-scale-plus-size-nc.jpg Over the past year, I've had a few health setbacks that have caused me to put on weight at an unbelievable pace. Back in the spring, I threw out my knee and spent an entire week on the couch and then the next few months slowly making my way back to the gym. In fact, after that incident, I gave up Jazzercise since the activity was really causing my knee to ache. Then, last month, I woke up in excruciating pain and discovered I had two wisdom teet that were infected, impacted and had to be removed. There I was, back again on the couch and despite the fact that I could have lost weight on a liquid diet, I still managed to find ways to satisfy my sweet tooth. And so, as we get ready to start a new year, I'm faced with having to lose at least 15 pounds so I can fit back into my skinny jeans.... Read more

Posted in: *Product Reviews & Deals, Blog on 11/18/2014

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Penguins of Madagascar

POM-1Sht.jpg Penguins of Madagascar are back in their very own feature film - coming to theaters this Thanksgiving, November 26th! My lucky kids had a chance to meet THE Penguins (Skipper, Kowalski, Rico & Private), get a penguin painted on their face, feed some real penguins and get a sneak peek at the Penguins of Madagascar movie! This super fun day at The Bronx Zoo, courtesy of DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, had my kids dancing with penguins, coloring, riding the merry-go-round, eating yummy food and sporting some 3-D glasses for a special screening. The reviews are in, both kids give it two enthusiastic thumbs up!... Read more

Posted in: *Entertainment, Blog, Movie Reviews, Role Mommy Recommends on 11/11/2014

Travel on your mind?

As we head into the holiday season, many of us will be heading home to visit loved ones or taking a mini vacation to escape the cold. Either way, when it comes to traveling, it can be stressful due to all the restrictions and additional fees now placed when we travel on airlines. And if you are taking a roadtrip, it's tough to cram everything into your car along with your kids and a dog. So how can you take everything with you and never miss one of your necessities when you're away? Give these travel tips a whirl and make sure you incorporate them into your next trip!... Read more

Posted in: Blog on 11/06/2014

Trying to lose weight? Here are some painless ways to do it!

shadow-unhappy-woman-on-scale-plus-size-nc.jpg As a mom, I seem to have an endless to-do list. From taking my kids to their daily activities, to making dinner, feeding the cats, the dog, the lizard and more. But while trying to keep my family members happy, oftentimes I forget about care of myself. For me, the one thing that always seems to fall by the wayside is my weight, While I try to go to the gym on a regular basis, I can be known to come up with a host of excuses as to why I can't make it there each morning. So when I'm not hitting the cardio machines or trying out a grueling pilates class, I've discovered five painless tips to lose weight. Give it a whirl and let me know if it works for you!... Read more

Posted in: *Product Reviews & Deals, Blog on 10/29/2014

Don't Miss The Howlidays at Great Wolf Lodge

Lexandwolf.JPG Last week my family and I had a taste of the fantastic Great Wolf Lodge right in New York City. Great Wolf Resorts is the world's largest chain of indoor water parks which owns and operates its family resorts under the Great Wolf Lodge brand. Even though we were in a hotel ballroom, we were transported to a magical land with holiday celebrations galore. There were crafts, delicious food, cookie decorating and of course the star wolves, Wiley and Violet. My husband, kids (ages 10 and 7) and I all thought the food was really good, especially the desserts. The kids decorated howl-o-ween bags that they will use to trick or treat next week and my daughter and I were transformed into princesses and treated to some pampering at the "Scoops Spa". ... Read more

Posted in: *Travel, Blog, Role Mommy Recommends, Vacation Central on 10/21/2014

Take Back the Kitchen: Alma's Leftover Black bean Pasta with Sausage and Roasted Squash

alma1.JPG To avoid the extra weight that I always seem to put on in the winter, I am switching my pasta to a healthier ad more delicious one. I discovered black bean pasta at Costco and am now a convert! 2 out of my 4 kids will eat it as well as my husband and that speaks volumes about it's pleasing texture and flavor. Look for it in health food stores or google it. Try it with whatever you normally eat pasta and you be the judge! ... Read more

Posted in: *Recipes, Blog, Take Back the Kitchen on 10/21/2014

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