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Heroines that Inspire

Posted on 18. May, 2011 in Uncategorized, You Go Girl

We all have idols and heroes.  There is Condoleezza Rice, Jillian Michaels, Jackie Warner, Kelly Ripa and Justice Ginsberg.  But who do you have “locally” or in your group of peers that really stand out and make you think, I have my own heroine right here.

We have a RockIt Mom, let’s call her “Tinks”. “Tinks” works more than full-time, is married and has 3 young children under the age of 6.  She works so hard at her job, her marriage and  being a mom that is rarely any Tinks time.  Her weekends are packed with sports, dance, swim, birthday parties, helping friends, Daisy leader, fundraising for her favorite charity, grocery shopping, cleaners, and and and… (more…)

Soul Surfer – Bethany Hamiliton

Posted on 27. Mar, 2011 in You Go Girl

Recently, I found a book “Ask Bethany. FAQs: Surfing, Faith & Friends” by Bethany Hamilton with Doris Rikkers. 

You may be saying, “Who is Bethany Hamilton, sounds familiar?”  Bethany is the strong, confident and amazing young woman who was attacked by a tiger shark who took her left arm, while she was out surfing in her home of Kauai when she was 13 years old. The story alone shows how strong, focused and powerful she really is.

If you have a young daughter, this is a fabulous book to read TOGETHER.  My 8 years old, who loves to surf, swim and anything water, is amazed at how strong she is and how she is so knowledgeable about so much at a young age. There is a chapter about boys, dating, kissing and all the emotions that go with that.  Bethany has a great response to why she doesn’t have a boyfriend, “A boyfriend is a dangerous thing and could change the course of your life overnight.”  This is from a 16 years old girl.  She needs to mentor those girls on Teen Mom!  Her analogy why you don’t kiss or have a physical relationship with a boy is so on point! I won’t spoil it for you, so you can read the whole chapter. 

Bethany is truly a positive and brillant role model for young ladies.  You Go Girl!

Personal Experience& Excellent Recommendations for Hawai’i

Posted on 05. Mar, 2011 in Friends, Fun

My friend is THE PERSON to talk to before going to Hawaii. When contemplating which island to visit, she provided some excellent information. She was very generous to allow this information to be included here at RockIt Mom.  (more…)

More RockIt Vendors

Posted on 28. Feb, 2011 in Friends

Here are some more vendors that are highly recommended, just mention Dana or RockIt Mom:

It’s A Luv Thing, has moved, their new address is: 1053 South Coast Hwy 101 in Encinitas, CA – just north of Hansens in between Univ and the kite store.

Carlsbad Stand Up Paddle Board Club, be sure to talk to Amy. 

The Carlsbad Sup Club is located in North San Diego County. From Hwy 5 exit Tamarack east right at Adams st. 1.1 miles on Adams You can see our sign on Adams st. It is a tight turn and then down the hill. We are not next to the freeway.We are not California Water Sports.If you see JET SKI’s out front you are not at the Carlsbad SUP Club. 4509 Adams St., Carlsbad, Ca 92008.  *Hint: CSUC is so close to Hensley’s Flying Elephant, if you make it a date, you can head over there for some dinner and drinks and maybe a cool band.

Facelogic Spa in Encinitas. If you want a facial, this IS the place. It is relaxing, the employees are highly educated on all skin types, the treatments are amazing and they have anti-gravity chairs! Sara is brilliant if you have any allergies or tough skin problems.  Their prices are very reasonable and as a club member it is great savings. 

Egg-Free Epicurean.   All items made by hand, baked, and packaged in our permitted, dedicated egg-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free bakery.

We produce irresistible desserts, by hand, in our own commercial facility. Taste for yourself and you’ll understand our sweets are so delicious that most of our customers don’t even have food allergies. We believe people with food allergies deserve decadent desserts! If you thought “allergy-safe” food meant “tastes like cardboard,” you haven’t tried ours.

Kiwi Salon.  If you want THE cutest, best and long lasting pedicure or manicure. Go see Anna at Kiwi.  She does it all!

If you have any personal recommendations, please feel free to comment and add them to our never ending list.

Birthday Party for 5-10 year olds

Posted on 30. Jan, 2011 in Friends

Tired of Chuck E. Cheese, bowling, Build-A-Bear and Princess parties? Here is a new idea, Cooking Classes and/or Cooking themed parties.  I was referred to this site by a friend, I have not personally used this company, but they look like they have a great idea. It is painful to try to get 8-9 yrs. olds to read a complete recipe and understand 3/4 of a teaspoon is very different than a 3/4 cup.  Give it a try and let us know your thoughts.

My Cool Kid Cooks.

They have group or private and numerous locations or at your home.

Where do I find a traveling zoo and pony rides?

Posted on 15. Sep, 2010 in Friends

Look no more, here is your answer:  Snows Pony Rides & Farm Animals.  They do birthday parties, festivals, carnivals, grand openings, family reunions, church functions, company picnics and fundraisers. 

The employees are very professional, kind and courteous to the kids. So round’em up for your next event.

This is THE LIST to have for Awesome Vendors and Excellent Customer Service

Posted on 19. Jul, 2010 in Friends

Over the years, during my self-education in a marketing career, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing business individuals that have taught me a great deal and want to work in the “community” of cross-marketing.  This is a list of businesses, with personal experience, and consider it as good as your most trusted posse member givin you the referral.  Tell them you were sent over by RockIt Mom aka Dana! (more…)

Need a birthday party idea — HIRE MY FIRE TRUCK

Posted on 04. May, 2010 in Friends

Here is a different idea for a birthday party, bring the fire truck to you!  They do kids and parents birthday parties.  How much fun to cruise around in a fire truck?  Or have an ATTENTION GRABBING exhibit at your next event. 

The owner is a dad who loves fire trucks.  So he buys them when they are retired. We ran into him in a Target Center one Sunday and he was giving rides!  Contact HIRE MY FIRE TRUCK for more details and party planning ideas.

Check out where RockIt Mom shows up

Posted on 19. Apr, 2010 in Friends

A very personal note:

Check out the Eat Cleaner site for a true testimonial about how fabulous the product is and why you must use it.  Also, if you purchase any Eat Cleaner products through the RockIt Mom website, you will receive a 10% discount.  What can be better than clean food and a saving money?

Girlfriends Weekend Trip (Keep on smiling – this is a joke!)

Posted on 20. Mar, 2010 in Friends, Fun

 Four friends spend weeks planning the perfect girls getaway trip – shopping, casinos, massages, facials.

People dancing in a clubTwo days before the group is to leave Mary’s husband puts his foot down and tells her she isn’t going.

Mary’s friends are very upset that she can’t go, but what can they do. Two days later the three get to the hotel only to find Mary sitting in the bar drinking a glass of wine.

“Wow, how long you been here and how did you talk your husband into letting you go?”

Well, I’ve been here since last night……. yesterday evening I was sitting on the couch and my husband came up behind me and put his hands over my eyes and said ‘Guess who’?” I pulled his hands off to find all he was wearing was his birthday suit. He took my hand and led me to our bedroom. The room was scented with perfume, had two dozen candles and rose petals all over…………. On the bed, he had handcuffs and ropes! He told me to tie and cuff him to the bed, so I did. And then he said, “Now, you can do whatever you want.”

“So here I am!”