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Weekly Tips for September 3, 2012

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 in Uncategorized

Here it is September ALREADY! Ready for fall, cool weather, sweaters, pumpkin lattes and football! On the West Coast it is still hot, hot, hot. It finally broke 91 degrees at our house for the first time in over three weeks. How are you getting ready for Fall? (more…)

Weekly Tips for May 21, 2012

Posted on 20. May, 2012 in Uncategorized

Where does the time go? It seems like last week we were just talking about our New Year’s Resolutions, candy or not for Valentine’s Day! Now it is time to get ready for SUMMER! The most (2nd) wonderful time of the year! Working on the annual SUMMERTIME FUN FOR FAMILIES. It should be ready first of June, check back. There will also be a Mom’s Camp list that a friend put together that is phenomenal! Stay tuned…  (more…)

Weekly Tips for February 5, 2012

Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 in Uncategorized

February is a short month with lots going on; Groundhog Day (more winter), Super Bowl Sunday (Monday recovery is painful), Valentine’s Day (no pressure there), President’s Weekend (have to plan something fun and exciting for the kids) and Mardi Gras (another temptation).

This week’s tips are for you to remain calm and stress free with all of these events on your busy schedule. (more…)

Weekly Tips for Dec. 19, 2011

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 in Uncategorized

Not only are the holidays here, but in full swing.  Parties, cookies, sweets, fudge, cocktails, appetizers, caroling, sleigh rides, Christmas lights and shopping! How do you keep your sanity and stress under control? As the Mom in your household, it is your responsibility to keep everyone happy, the house clean, the gifts bought and wrapped, baking and decorating cookies, and keeping the whole family happy and in the spirit! That is more than enough to send anyone over the edge and into a vat of Christmas martinis and decorated cookies! This week’s tips are to be there for you! (more…)

No more daylight savings?!?! UUGGHH!

Posted on 07. Nov, 2011 in Fitness

HEALTH TIP – It is still dark out, I don’t wanna get up!

Now that we have “fallen behind” in preparation for winter, these dark fall mornings are going to make it tough to climb out of bed. When you should be up and at the gym, hiding under the sheets is not a good alternative. Since, daylight saving ended last weekend, hopefully these tips can help the not-so-morning people get up and get moving before the sun comes up. • Before you go to sleep, either sleep in your gym clothes (which seems so college days) or at least lay them out next to your bed. Then you don’t have to think in the dark. • Studies show doing some yoga stretches or general stretches in bed get your body moving. • Fresh flowers in your room make you feel energized, per all those scientists. Just don’t keep stargazers in your bedroom, their strong aroma can hinder your sleep. • If getting into the routine will take time, skip the gym, but get up and move! Put in a DVD, go to FITTV.com or even ON DEMAND has great workouts that are just as strenuous as being at the gym. • This is one of the hardest, especially for moms, but GO TO BED EARLIER. A recent workshop shoes most women 30-63 yrs old do not get enough sleep. Less than 8 hours of sleep can cause lack of good judgment, overeating, and dizziness. • Put your alarm clock in the bathroom or across the room so you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Keep moving it around, so it is not in the same spot all the time. • Set your clock at least 25 minutes ahead of time. That way the first time it goes off, it shocks you out of REM and it makes the waking up process a little easier. • Get a self-timed coffee maker. The aroma will get you out from under those sheets in no time. Just be weary of the self-grinders, they can scare you awake. If you are an am workout queen, this type of early exercise can really burn that metabolism. In recent survey of RockIt Mom members, getting up and working out with just a small snack (banana/bar or yogurt) gives you a long term burn all day. So why not have a revved up metabolism, keep up that energy and make solid decisions. Now, what is your excuse?

Weekly Tips for April 11, 2011

Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 in Uncategorized

For those returning from Spring Break, did your bundles of joy jump out of bed this morning ready to go back to school? Or did they drag, whine and ask to have another week?  Even my kindergartner, who adores school, asked if he could have one more week.  So, it is back to the grind for some and anticipation of your upcoming Spring Break.  How did/do you plan on spending the week?  Visiting family, vacation, at home or staycation?  While you are pondering this, here are the tips. (more…)

Boxtops for Education

Posted on 26. Sep, 2010 in For Kids, Uncategorized

Support Your Local School With Box Tops For Education! (more…)

Creative Lunch Ideas

Posted on 19. Sep, 2010 in Food

Hello Friends! School has been back in session for a few weeks and it’s time again to start getting inspired for your kids for lunch. Between fighting to get them out of bed and getting them dressed, packing a healthy lunch is probably the last thing on your mind. Not to mention the other battle of getting your kids to actually eat the lunch you packed- not see it end up in the playground trashcan.

The key to getting your kids to eat their lunch is making it fun to do so. We found a wonderful blog by a mother from Michigan called momcooks.net, that has many creative ideas on how to liven up your kid’s lunch. Here are a few of them. Click here to get all of the recipes.

Crazy Eights

Lunch is a lot more fun when you have eight of everything. Here’s a great idea, pick your child’s favorite combination of healthy snacks and package them up in eights. You’d be surprise how much more fun it is that way!

Tic Tac Toe Lunch

Obviously playing with your food is always more fun! Turn lunch time into play time with this creative food idea.

Safari Lunch

Why not give each lunch a theme? This is an easy way to get your child excited about lunch each day. Besides safari, try what Shamu eats (tuna salad, goldfish, sushi, shark fruit snacks, cheese slices cut into fish with cookie cutters).

Weekly Tips for September 13, 2010

Posted on 12. Sep, 2010 in Uncategorized

So it is time to shake things up on the launch pad this week.  Instead of rocketing into your tips of the week, I thought I would let some other “experts” give you interesting insight and helpful articles.  Hearing it from another source may make it stick!! 

Green article: Men Who Don’t Ask for Directions Waste approx. $3000 (more…)

Weekly Tips for August 30, 2010

Posted on 30. Aug, 2010 in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:

School days, school days, it is the most wonderful time of the year?  Or is it a new first for you, such as a new school?  What did you do to “prepare” your child for the first day of school?  (more…)