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If you are NOT like the person mentioned above and you want to come hang out with someone who isn’t a Supermom either, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby Expo April 7th

If you are going to be in the Cincinnati area, and are a new mom or mom-to-be or know of any, then check out the baby expo, 
Baby Baby Boom Boom 
Saturday April 7th - 12-4 PM 
at the Elements Conference & Event Center 
1974 Lebanon Rd. Sharonville, OH 45241
There will be over 50 vendors, free prizes, kids games and more!
Come by our Shaklee Wellness Booth to say hi and register to try and win our FREE raffle!
Admission is FREE!
See the expo flyer here: Baby Baby Boom Boom

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Three Ways I Add Nutrition to My Kids’ Meals

Shaklee has a new blog called Shaklee Health Wise.
This great new blog has some recent health info and easy ways to incorporate a little better health into your daily lives.
I want to pass on this info to you and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

This issue of Shaklee Health Wise by Laura Evans highlights on how to add extra nutrition to kids meals.
This is by no means, an easy task! Children, especially young children, seem to like the same things over and over again - Mac & cheese, peanut butter & jelly, chicken nuggets, etc.

We sigh as we find ourselves serving the same old thing over and over again. We know they should eat better, but how do we do that?
In addition to the ideas from Laura, I am also including a few easy ways to improve on the more familiar type type diets are kids eat.

1.) Baby Steps: Make changes gradually. The ideas listed by Laura Evans below are great ideas, but may be a bit much to throw at our kids into all at once. So I recommend taking it slow. 
If your child is on a Mac & Cheese only diet for right now then throw in some cooked broccoli with it or even serve it on the side. Most kids will eat broccoli with cheese on it. Serve it with a piece of whole grain bread with a little organic jam on it and you are getting a serving of grains, fruit and veggies.

2.) Ask for their input: When you ask kids to help pick out the fruit and veggies at the store, they are more interested in eating it, especially if it's something new. Tell them we all have to try a new vegetable a week, but they get to pick it. Then let them help you find recipes online for ways to prepare it. Serve it with a favorite food, like chicken nuggets and enforce the rule of  you don't have to eat it all, but you do have to try it. If one cooking way doesn't go over well, look for a different way to fix it and you might find a tasty alternative.

3.) Everything in moderation: We all know we need a little sunshine for our health, but we also know too much and we will get burned. It's the same when it comes to food. We need a variety of good health food, but we also need to enjoy what we eat or we won't be following that diet for very long. It's OK to have the occasional hot dog or pop now and then as long as it's given infrequently, say with Friday night pizza during family time. It's when certain bad for you foods become a frequent visitor do they cause us harm. So go ahead and have a little ice cream, just save some for the rest of us!

4.) Lead by example: Eat well balanced and healthy meals yourself and limit the amount of junk food and pop you bring into the house and you will find your children following your example. Telling your kids and forcing them to eat healthier when all they see you downing is potato chips and pop yourself is hypocritical and kids will see right through that. The family that eats well and exercises together will get healthier and be happier together.

I hope you found these tips helpful in your quest to live a healthier life! Be sure to read Three Ways I Add Nutrition to My Kids’ Meals at Shaklee Health Wise!

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Wishing you the best of health,


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hope for the Weary Mom

If you ever feel like a weary mom sometimes, then I recommend checking out hopeforthewearymom.com and MOB Society(Mothers of Boys) at themobsociety.com or MOD Squad(Mothers of Daughters) at modsquadblog.com. 

There is some great stuff there, showing real moms and offering wonderful insight and advice. 

I have found them to be of great help whenever I was weary, felt lost or like I have screwed up royally at being a mom to a very active boy who I know is already smarter than me. 

Hope for the Weary Mom is a free ebook that has insight and examples you would swear was from your own living room! 

Check them out, read the free ebook and then if you want, share with us how it has helped you!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Grow Your Own Easter Grass

Check out Lara at How Does She? and see her post on How to Grow Your Own Easter Grass.
This is a great idea!
So cute and easy and the kids will love doing it!
She has easy how to directions and wonderful pictures.
I can't wait to do this here!
So today is National Crab Day.
Well, good. I wouldn't want to waste being crabby on an off day. At least I know I'm celebrating it right and being an expert at being crabby, it's nice having a holiday to celebrate it.
Oh wait, I think they mean crab in the sense of seafood. 

Quote: “I realized at the start that whether a child..."

“I realized at the start that whether a child is biological or adopted, one does not know all the ingredients in the package. That is what growth is all about. A child is the slowest flower in the world, opening petal by petal, revealing the developing personality within.” 
~Robert Klose

What a beautiful quote. Yes, children are slow to mature, but how wonderful that slow journey is. Actually, I don't think it's that slow of a journey. No truer statement has been made than the, "The days are long, but the years are short".

It is amazing to watch that little person's personality develop. Sometimes you sit back in awe of the person they are becoming and are so proud. And sometimes you sit up, take notice and fear what they may turn into!

They are ever changing. They want to keep solid routines, doing the same thing at the same time over and over again, all the while they are constantly changing both inside and out.

Everyday we witness a miracle. Everyday we get to view this delicate flower opening petal by petal. And we are so much the richer for it.

March Newsletter

Here is our online version of our March Newsletter. Click to read it online > March Newsletter

I know you'll want to read this issue of Making a Difference! Just look at what you'll find this month:

  • Concerned about statins?
  • Statin drug side effects...
  • Find out what cholesterol is, what it does and how to maintain a good level in this article... 
  • Symptoms of fatigue... 
  • Keep your teeth and gums healthy…
To read about these important subjects in this edition of Making a Difference!, click here

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My wish for your continued great health,


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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

UGH!!! Children should come with an owner's manual.
It would be nice if I could turn to say ...............chapter number 942 and see what to do when your four year old refuses to eat breakfast and take vitamins.
The solution would be right there in black and white, kind of like a troubleshooting guide.
Maybe even an online help menu would be nice.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I think I need to dress up more.
My 4 year old saw me with hose on and wanted to know if they were a big Bandaid!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Supermarket Survival Tips

Developing healthy eating habits is a must if you want to take the weight off, and keep it off.  And that means developing healthy food shopping habits - learning how to navigate the perils and potential pitfalls of the supermarket. 

Tonight, Monday March 5th, you can dial up our Dream Call number and hear, Dr. Jamie McManus, MD, FAAFP and Pamela Riggs, MS, RD offer you some excellent Supermarket Survival Tips, so that you know what to put in your cart, what to look for on food labeling, and what to leave on the shelf.  

This is a terrific call for anyone who wants to cook and eat healthier. It only lasts about 15 minutes, which is great for anyone who wants to learn more on how to eat healthy, but is short on time!

Here’s how to listen in on the Dream Calls:

Monday, March 5th

7:00 p.m.
All Time Zones

1-512-225-3211 / 951025#

Can’t make that time? No worries. The call will be archived for one week and can be accessed by dialing 1-512-703-6147. 

Afterwards, please drop us a line and let us know what you think!

There is also a new call every Monday night, so contact us for a schedule of topics and tell your friends!

If you have any questions or would like more information, you can email me at imnotasupermom@yahoo.com or fill out our Contact Form.

Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page!

To Your Good Health,


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