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8 Tips to Get Moving and Get Healthy This Spring


I was thrilled last week to find this package on my doorstep. It’s the Nature Valley Protein Granola Spring Training Tips written by yours truly. I was asked to come up with 8 Tips to Get Moving and Get Healthy This Spring. The tip sheet plus a recipe for Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies using Nature Valley Protein Granola were included in a spring training picnic box with so many goodies. ... Read More »

MomsLA Healthy Living Challenge; Vacations and Parties

Mediterranean Plate

It’s school spring break for our MomsLA Healthy Living Challenge moms and many are going on vacation or hanging out with their kids. The challenge this week is to eat on vacation the same way you eat at home when you’re trying to be healthy – with minimal amounts of cheating. I know first hand how this is not going to be easy. I love any excuse to snack. It ... Read More »

Tyson® Gluten Free Chicken Breast Strips Over Creamy Polenta


I received compensation from Tyson Foods for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. All thoughts are my own. Half the time when I cook, I’m making two meals – one that is gluten-free for me and my husband and another for our two boys. My husband has Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder where the gluten found in wheat, barley, and rye attack the lining ... Read More »

Porter & Plot Wine Review


I think I can speak for Sarah when I say that it’s one of our favorite things to have wine delivered to our doorsteps. We couldn’t make it to an event that Porter & Plot held a couple of weeks ago so they delivered each of us two bottles – a 2012 Edna Valley Single Vineyard Pinot Noir and a 2013 Columbia Valley Pinot Gris, which happen to be two ... Read More »

3 Easy Tips for Getting Your Kid to Eat More Greens!

Good Life Organics Chard (photo by Samantha Kaplan)

This is a guest post by Samantha Kaplan. You know they’re nutritious but that’s not enough to get your kids to eat those greens! While a straight up side of veggies might start a dinnertime disagreement, incorporating them right into the foods your kids already love makes it easier to get more veggies in without a fight. Here are 3 tips to make it easier and more fun to eat ... Read More »

Maple Syrup Twitter Party #NextPertFitMaple March 18 10am PT

Maple Tree #FitMaple Twitter Party March 18th

We are co-hosting a Maple Syrup Twitter Party with Nextpert News & The Well Connected Mom – and we are Giving Away $1000 in VISA Gift Cards – Plus gift baskets filled with Maple Syrup!!! Our last NextPert News Twitter Parties were super successful during the Consumer Electronics Show in January and Home Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath show in February, we wanted to do it again! Nextpert News is a ... Read More »

National Cereal Day and Wonder Woman Bag Giveaway


I just confessed over at YvonneInLA about how much I love Wonder Woman. She’s tough, independent, she rocks a bathing suit, and she flies an invisible plane – who could not love her? So you can guess how happy I was to receive this in the mail for National Cereal Day. It’s a Wonder Woman shopping bag with a few mini DC Comic books featuring Wonder Woman and a box ... Read More »

What Are You Hungry For? By Deepak Chopra Review

what are you hungry for by deepak chopra

What Are You Hungry For?, by Deepak Chopra, is not your average Diet Book. Chopra does not simply list foods that you should and should not eat, although there are certainly lists like that in his latest book. What Chopra really chooses to focus on is the problem of unconscious eating (and living) and what problems that can lead to, including being overweight. “The body is a physical reflection of ... Read More »

Living and Learning in Los Angeles; Cleanses Are Not for Me

Ra Ma Institute for Yogic Scince founder Guru Jagat

I had never been more excited about a diet or exercise plan as I was with the Coconut Ice Cream Cleanse. It was supposed to be 4 days of eating ice cream and doing yoga. What could be better than that? The first day started out really well. I went to my first Kundalini yoga class at the Ra Ma Yogic Institute for Science and Technology in Venice taught by institute Founder Guru ... Read More »

Heartbreak Cake: A MomsLA Book Club Review

The Heartbreak Cake (Photo by Yvonne Condes)

We gathered recently over lunch at Alexandra’s Table, a cafe & shop in the shadow of the San Gabriel Mission. Seven Bloggers, all of whom had read the book, Heartbreak Cake, and had looked forward to meeting the author, Cindy Arora, and hearing her talk about the chick lit genre work set in Long Beach amidst a world of foodies, high-end weddings and lots and lots of cake. And of ... Read More »