Archive | April, 2010

Family Fun for the Weekend of May 1-2, 2010

Posted on 29. Apr, 2010 in Uncategorized

KIDSFEST SAN DIEGO

How about: San Diego County’s largest hands-on, creative festival for children and their families with over 100,000 square feet of activities designed to stimulate and celebrate the imagination?  Head over to KIDSFEST SAN DIEGO in Point Loma on May 1-2, 2010 from 10am-6pm.  No personal experience at this event, but from the looks of it and the discounts from Groupon, it is one for kids of all ages.  It is not free or cheap, tickets are $15 for anyone over age 2, or a Family Pack (4 tickets) for $40.  (more…)

What did you get for Mother’s Day that is memorable?

Posted on 28. Apr, 2010 in Uncategorized

What is your most cherished, loved or appreciated Mother’s Day gift you have received in the past? 

Here are some:

An Aztec Sun God stained glass window (only 3×3) only great if you collect these things;

A full day at a spa far away from cell phone reach;

Brunch with lady friends, again away from cell phone reach and

And seven sets of comfy pj’s.  You know we never buy that stuff for ourselves!

What are yours?

Recipe for Week of April 26,2010 – Zucchini Pancake

Posted on 27. Apr, 2010 in Food

Zucchini Pancake

A long-standing family favorite that even toddlers enjoy. The recipe makes one, thick, 8-inch pancake, or you can make smaller ones.

• 1 cup (or more) shredded zucchini

• 1 whole egg

• 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

• dash of salt

• 1 tablespoon sunflower or sesame seeds (for children over four)

• fruit spread or mild salsa for topping

Stir ingredients together without over-beating. Bake on a preheated griddle. Before flipping, sprinkle on sunflower or sesame seeds, if desired. Serve with fruit spread or salsa. Serves 2.

If you don’t have time for these, buy Dr. Prager’s Broccoli, Spinach or Sweet Potato pancakes which are also huge hits!! No syrup for these!

Exercise of the Week for April 26, 2010 — Single Arm Step-up an Press

Posted on 25. Apr, 2010 in Exercises

The Single-arm Stepup and Press

Grab a dumbbell and hold it in your left hand, just outside your shoulder, your palm facing your shoulder.

Place your right foot on a box or step that’s about knee height.

Push down with your right heel and step up onto the box as you push the dumbbell straight over your left shoulder.

To return to the starting position, lower your left foot back to the floor.

Complete all your prescribed reps, then switch arms and legs and do the same number of reps with your left foot on the box and the weight in your left hand.

Try doing two to three sets of 10 to 12 repetitions, resting 60 seconds between each set. For the most benefits, really focus on driving your heel into the box as you push your body up. And press the weight above your shoulder until you arm is completely straight, your elbow locked (keep your muscles contracted). This ensures you’re training your triceps through a full range of motion, for better results.

Weekly Tips for April 26, 2010

Posted on 25. Apr, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

1. GREEN – What to do with old comfy t-shirts that are not fit to wear anymore? Turn them into pillows!  This is easy and a way to keep those vintage tees around.  Another great idea, take you child’s baby bumper and baby sheets, turn them into pillows for their bed.  This was done for a little boy’s surfer nursery and surfer bedroom. What a way to use that expensive bedding more than once! (more…)

Specialty ROCKIT MOM class TOMORROW – April 27, 2010

Posted on 25. Apr, 2010 in Fitness

Ready to RockIt tomorrow?

Since last week was such a hit, there will be another specialty class Tuesday ~April 27 ~ at 9am at La Costa Greens Tennis Courts/HOA park. The park is at the intersection of Alicante Rd. & Goldstone Rd, just off Alga Way in La Costa. You MUST make a reservation for this class. The price for classes have been dropped to only $10/class.

If you want to attend, you must do so no later than Monday, April 26, 2010. Email Dana@RockItMom.com

Here is the MAPQUEST page.  Hope to see you locals there!

Family Fun for Weekend of April 24

Posted on 22. Apr, 2010 in For Kids, Fun

Annual Encinitas Street Fair~April 24-25  from 9am – 5 pm on Coast Highway from D St to J St. (more…)

Happy 40th Anniversary to Earth Day!!

Posted on 22. Apr, 2010 in Fun

Can you believe this is the 40th anniversary of celebrating EARTH DAY? That means alot of mammas weren’t even born on the 1st EARTH DAY or were mere tots.  What do you think they did to celebrate EARTH DAY? (more…)

Is RockIt Mom really healthy?

Posted on 21. Apr, 2010 in For Kids

There has been some feedback about some posts not being “healthy”.

TRUE, some of the Freebies, Kids Eat Free, Free Ice Cream and chocolates are not true healthy treats. However, you cannot deprive yourself, family and kids of all bad items forever! Everything in moderation!! Special treats give your body and mind the reward it craves. Don’t you work harder when you receive a reward, even if it is small?

You can also be healthy without all the junk. Patron only “healthy” oriented restaurants (Yellow Deli, Rancho’s Mexican, Tina’s Deli, etc.) They are out there you just have to find them.

When out, order your and your child’s meal with fruit or steamed veggies not fries, a dry bun and no cheese on a burger, water or milk not juice or soda. The RockIt Kids are experienced “healthy” customers at restaurants. They request steamed broccoli and grilled chicken breast on the side.

In fact, it was explained years ago, to order your child their own regular meal or share your meal with them when eating out. No need to give the restaurant extra money for a “kids’ meal”. The child(ren) eating your meal will expose them to great foods and obviously more nutritional!

The goal of RockIt Mom is to give tips, recipes, exercises and family fun(sometimes even FREE). This may include some non-healthy, non-traditional items, but live in the moment. Enjoy, take your family out for that FREEBIE and enjoy each other. Isn’t that what it really is all about? You and your family? Enjoying each other, while being healthy 95% of the time?

You will see, if you teach your children how to be healthy and make nutritional choices, they won’t want ice cream, they want strawberries on top of Greek yogurt with honey or agave nectar!!

FREE Ice Cream from Dairy Queen

Posted on 20. Apr, 2010 in Fun

The DQ Party Tour is making it’s way across America and giving out FREE BLIZZARDS. Come on you know you want to indulge, just a little!  Great news if you live in Eastern part of the country, because it is in Lexington, KY today!  The only Southern Cal stop is LA in July!

But, if you can find a local Dairy Queen, the week of April 19-25, buy a Blizzard at a regular price and get a second one for only a quarter — 25 cents!!