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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Moving Day!


Not me, just the blog.

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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fit Home Team / Yankees Home Opener Book Giveaway

In November of 2009, after the Yankees won their latest World Series title, my daughter and I had two outings, to the celebratory Ticker Tape Parade and Posada Book Signing. The book signing was held at the Yogi Berra Museum at Montclair State University. We checked out Yogi's baseball memorabilia - photos, world championship rings, equipment and other collectors items. We came home with an autographed copy of Fit Home Team, by Jorge Posada (#20) and Laura M. Posada. Both signatures!
After getting home and reading the book, we realized this is more focused to families with younger kids, or families that have different furniture. My teen and I have captains beds (wood frames instead of boxspring), so I can't quite picture us doing a pillow fight, or the more extreme “King of the Bed” game.
The book is divided into seasons of the year, with suggested recipes and activities for each season. I only wish the Posadas had written this book sooner, when we could have done the “Swinging Blanket with Song”. Right now my daughter is taller than me, and I'm too chicken to try this with anyone else's child.
We decided it's best to give this book away to someone who can fully enjoy ALL of the tips included for family fitness and healthy lifestyle. Do you want to be the happy new owner of this book?


Methods of Entry  
Method of Entry #1 – Share a family fitness tip in a comment.
Method of Entry #2 – Share a healthy recipe in a comment.
Method of Entry #3 – Follow me on twitter, leave a comment so it counts as an entry.

Terms and Conditions 

SUBMIT A SEPARATE COMMENT *listing your name and e-mail address ONLY* so that I can contact you if you win.
Winner will be selected on or about April 19, 2010.
One winner selected from all eligible entries will receive a hardcover copy of “Fit Home Team” autographed by Jorge Posada and Laura M. Posada.
Book will be shipped (with tracking fees paid) via United States Postal Service, after winner is confirmed via e-mail.
Please see Giveaway and Contest Rules for other rules which apply to this drawing.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring!


Great time for new beginnings, fresh starts and GIVEAWAYS!

I have THREE books to give away. More details by March 20, 2010, midnight EDT. Stay tuned!

UPDATE March 20, 2010 (3:15 pm)
I have been writing rules and specifics for the first giveaway, my fingers hurt from typing up all this information.

To make things manageable, there will be ONE book giveaway starting today, the second book giveaway will start next Saturday (March 27) and the third book giveaway will start the following Saturday (April 3).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hidden Valley Ranch - at Grand Central Station!

After meeting face-to-face on Tuesday, March 9, Lisa was kind enough to invite me to Veggie Central. As soon as I read "Hidden Valley Ranch", my response was "when and where?". Like many others, my teen doesn't always jump for healthy foods. Good thing she enjoys Hidden Valley Ranch. Put it on steamed veggies and step away from the teenager. Throw in Jeanne Pinsof Nolan and Jennie Garth - well how could I miss this?Upon entering Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall, it was easy to tell this is the right place. Salad dressing and vegetables EVERYWHERE!
Yes, I grabbed a skewer of veggies to poke into the ranch fountain. Yummy! As we moved past the fountain - my feet were dragging - we saw three classrooms worth of kids, I'd say 3rd to 5th graders. All the kids were sitting and listening to Jeanne Pinsof Nolan's presentation, paying attention and trying for a chance to help plant some seeds.
When Jeanne asked a question, hands and bodies flew up to answer. "What do we need to help plants grow?" Sunlight, water and soil "What is organic gardening?" We use only natural things. After Jeanne was done with the kids, she mingled with moms and media - even trying to help me with my hopeless situation. My backyard is roomy, but the neighborhood cats keep trampling through because we have no fence. Solution: countertop/windowsill garden.

Jennie Garth came out to speak to the kids, and she was also swamped with questions (the first question was answered very quickly, when Jennie said "you might recognize me from What I Like About You, which is still in reruns." Then Jennie walked around, checking in with the kids as they made veggie sandwiches. Yes, kids having fun with healthy foods. As the kids headed back to school, Jennie took questions from moms and media. The first person to get her attention was a little girl, who ran over to say "I love my mommy". Definitely an aawww moment.

Then the moms started asking questions. "Is there a veggie you don't love?" For Jennie Garth, who grew up on a farm, it's Brussels sprouts.Come to think of it, I like how Brussels sprouts look but never have tasted them. Hmm..