How to keep kids healthy – Google hangout today!

Hey everyone!

Exciting news. So, Adventures to Fitness (an awesome kids workout DVD program) is hosting a google chat today on how to keep kids healthy. Dr. Raj, from the Today Show, will be answering questions and I will be a participant. Do you have any questions that you’d like me to ask Dr. Raj? Join us at 1:00 PST

See you soon!



Mommy Blogger Adventure Giveaway – 6 month membership

Giveaway with Adventures to Fitness


I almost lost it when I walked in on my kids jumping around like gazelle’s in the living room. When I let out an unconscious giggle I was shocked when I was met with…nothing. My kids didn’t even blink. In fact, I’m not sure they even realized I was there. Their dead serious faces as they jumped through the “forest” and their determination with picking up speed was…beyond entertaining.

Needless to say, I was was beyond happy with the educational fitness membership that Adventures to Fitness gave me to review. It not only kept my kids occupied, it actually gave them a good workout and allowed them to get their energy out. (We were all grateful for that)

I am thrilled to announce that I am giving away a 6 month membership to this amazing program.

Adventures to fitness

Adventure to Fitness (AtoF) is an educational fitness program for kids, reaching 10 million children around the world. Through engaging videos, interactive games, tips from physicians, informative blog posts and recipes, AtoF’s at-home fitness program offers a 360-degree solution to health and wellness education. Used and trusted by over 100,000 teachers, AtoF was developed with input from leading educational, medical and parenting experts.

The contest

You can enter the contest here. You have to subscribe or follow my blog to be eligible to win. There are several ways to earn points everyday. I will announce the winner on Twitter and on my blog 24 hours after the contest ends.


Happy winning,


No Bake Cookies (quick cookies!)

For my fellow Midwesterners who are stuck inside trying to get keep warm amongst this crazy polar vortex, this one’s for you.

If there is one thing I learned from growing up in the tundra it’s that, tastebuds are rather unaware creatures. You could be in the middle of chaos, freezing your butt off, yet somehow none of it affects your tastebuds needs. You would think that when you are in the middle of crises your tastebuds would loosen up a bit and let some more questionable food items slide on down the palette. But your tastebuds still want food, and they want food that…they like.

So, it’s time to meet the needs of those high maintenance taste buds. With ease. This my friends is what we call compromise. Good tasting food that doesn’t even require an oven.

That’s right, no bake cookies. (A midwestern favorite)

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Total cooking time: 6 minutes


1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
4 tablespoons cocoa
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky but is seems to make a more crumbly dry cookie)
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 -3 1/2 cups dry quick-cooking oats

1.) Add the first four ingredients into a 4-quart sauce pan.

2.) Bring to a rolling boil and hold for 1 minute.
3.) Remove from heat.
4.) Add peanut butter into the hot mixture and stir until melted.

5.) Add in vanilla.
6.) Mix in the oats and drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.
7.) Let cool until set.


– Margene