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Quick Workout on the Go:
Fitting In Fitness

Wendy, mom of an adorable one-year-old shares this quick workout idea…

Quick exercises for any moms who would just like a little more tone in their legs:

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Fitting In Fitness

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Green Chips: Kidz In The Kitchen

Rebecca, of LookKamloops, reports with this unexpectedly and pleasantly addicting snack 🙂

Swiss Chard (or Kale or Collard Greens or whatever you’d like to experiment with!) Chips

For one large cookie sheet’s worth, use:

1 Bunch of Kale or 2 Large Swiss chard leaves
1 TBSP Olive Oil
Pinch of chunky kosher salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

1. Pick your fresh greens! Or buy them…


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Easy Whole-Wheat Triple Berry Muffins:
Mom’s in the Kitchen

Amanda, mom to two rambunctious boys, brings you this delicious recipe.

I modified the original recipe slightly to use frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries instead of sliced strawberries which the original called for, but you can use any frozen berries you would like.  This was a quick and easy recipe to make, I plan on making a few more batches to freeze for healthy snacks on the go.  The muffins come out moist and smooth and not too sweet.


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Mom’s in the Kitchen

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Book Review: The Midnight Curse by L.M. Falcone

This book review is brought to you by Coreena.

Book:  The Midnight Curse, L.M. Falcone, KCP Fiction, 2010.

Summary:
I picked up The Midnight Curse by L.M. Falcone because I thought my son would enjoy reading it.  It is the story of eleven year old Lacey and her fraternal twin brother, Charlie.  Lacey is level headed and steady, while Charlie is a little more flighty.  When their great uncle Jonathan dies, they travel to England with their mother for his will reading.  While there, great uncle Jonathan’s deadly Midnight Curse is passed onto Charlie.  The Midnight Curse is the crazy, sometimes funny horror story of how the twins deal with the curse and try to reverse it.
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ZHU ZHU WORLD WITH A re-PURPOSE:
Crafting With Kids

Tamara Vukusic, of Spark Story Starters fame, brings you this wonderfully fun post.

Warning: This activity involves dumpster-diving (or at least a little poking around in the back alleys of Kamloops).

My boys love their Zhu Zhu pets.  As one of the few toys from China that has stood the test in time in our home, I have become a fan of them too.

But have you seen the Zhu Zhu Fun House? Tree House? Baby Gym? Day care? Hospital nursery? Kung Zhu Battle Arena? That’s where I draw the line.

So here is where I introduce the re-purposed Zhu Zhu World (‘re-purposed’ is a new-fangled world that refers to something once considered garbage that has redeemed itself with a new use).  And, if your tolerance for mayhem is high, you may be willing to let Zhu Zhu World morph into Zhu Zhu Skateboard Park and eventually Pac Zhu Zhu (a.k.a. Pac Man for Zhu Zhu Pets).

This good, wacky fun is guaranteed to occupy your kid(s) for an afternoon.  Here is a recipe to get you started.
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