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Spring into Health with Stonyfield Greek and Chia, Greek and Chia yogurt, organic chia yogurt, #StonyfieldBlogger

Spring is officially here, even after an unexpected snow day! Everyone is coming out of hibernation ready to be active again. For me this means I can finally get outside to run again, I just don’t like the treadmill. Regardless of your plan for fitness this Spring, Stonyfield has the perfect companion to help you reach your goals. 

Spring into Health with Stonyfield Greek and Chia, Greek and Chia yogurt, organic chia yogurt, #StonyfieldBlogger

Stonyfield Greek and Chia is my new favorite food. Smooth, delicious, and filling, the Greek and Chia blends are helping me to stay on track with my personal health goals for 2015. It is available in 4 flavors- Blood Orange, Pear, Blueberry, and my favorite Red Berries. This Greek Yogurt is organic creamy goodness now with the added boost of all Chia Seeds have to offer.  

I know some of you are thinking about Chia Pets. Maybe even singing the song, no worries I do that too. Yes these are those Chia Seeds, don’t freak out. They aren’t weird and you won’t grow green sprouted hair if you eat them. Pinky promise. If my kids love them you will too. Remember what your mother said how do you know you don’t like it if you haven’t tried it yet? Wisdom.

Chia Seeds are starting to show up everywhere, with good reason too. Chia Seeds are packed with protein, Omega-3, dietary fibre, and health benefits ranging from bone health to fighting off belly fat. 

Spring into Health with Stonyfield Greek and Chia, Greek and Chia yogurt, organic chia yogurt, #StonyfieldBlogger

 

I love to snack on these while I work!

I eat Stonyfield Greek and Chia almost everyday it is perfect for anytime hunger strikes:

  • Breakfast
  • Post Workout
  • Parfait with organic fruits
  • Base for my smoothies
  • In my Greek Yogurt Pancake recipe

Find Stonyfield Greek + Chia at Whole Foods, Super Targets, Natural Grocers and other retailers near you.

Which Stonyfield Greek and Chia flavor do you want to try first?

I am a Stonyfield Blogger. All opinions are my own.

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom

When I was little I thought life would be more like the Jetson’s by this point. A robotic maid, space travel, a dog like astro. We may not have all the luxuries of our favorite space-aged family but there are companies out there trying to help us out of the stone age.

HP is bringing us into the future with solutions for busy moms and dads with their products, services, and mobile apps! I am sharing a few of the reasons why I love my HP products and how they help make my life easier.

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom

The whole family is loving the HP Envy 5660. My husband and I use it for all work needs, scan, print, copy, go! My tech savvy kiddos have figured out how to make it print coloring pages without needed to ask us for help.

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom, HP Printer

Why I love it:

Disney Printables. The kids’ think TinkerBell sends them special printouts straight from the Mouse himself. All printables (there are more than just Disney) can be set up to print daily or choose which days of the week you want them to print. The time is adjustable too, after all no one wants a printer noise to wake them up in the middle of the night!

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom

Educational Worksheets. For my little man, I love the education.com printables. He thinks they are fun to do and it is helping to reinforce what he is learning in school. Finding special papers just for him makes him actually enjoy the extra work! Shh don’t tell him I’m trying to help him learn. 

HP Printables can be set to print via the apps or right there on the printer. Download the app on the Itunes App Store or Google Play Store.

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom

Who said coloring is only for kids? I forgot how relaxing it is to just sit and color. If you haven’t in awhile I definitely recommend it. Also, find other games, meal planners, and even comics there are printables for the whole family.

HP solutions for busy moms and dads, HP instant ink, HP free printables, free educational worksheets, free Disney coloring pages, #CMYK #HPSmartMom

Wireless and Compatible. The Envy works with all our devices no matter the brand or operating system. I can print easily from my computer, phone, tablet, and can even send things to the printer when I am far away from home 

Easy to Set Up. You don’t have to be super techy to get it all connected to the wifi and working on your devices. As soon as it was setup my phone could find it and I was printing away. 

Bonus: I like that the paper tray is a little hidden so my son can’t help himself all the time! 

Also from HP a few of my favorite things that I love about them.

Instant InkThis means never running out of ink again! Can I get a cheer? I don’t know how many times I have gone to print something and the window pops up low ink, insufficient ink, or it comes out looking like I printed it in the 90s. After you setup your subscription, your printer will let HP know it will need ink soon. There is is, at your door before you need it at 11pm at night.

MyPrintly. MyPrintly is a website designed to inspire your creativity with DIY projects, ideas, and tools. My teacher friends use the DIY craft section for ideas when they are hosting a class party or working on their bulletin boards. 

HP Cards App. Create beautiful cards for birthdays, holidays, or just because right on your phone. The app can pull pics from your phone, Instagram, Facebook, or Flikr. In minutes your card is ready to print. Print it out, email it family, tweet, there are lots of ways to share your cards!

HP Card App for iTunes and Google Play, Create free cards on your phone, #HPSmartMom

I made this one in under a minute and sent it to my husband as we dream about our next trip “home” to Disney. Maybe he will get the hint! HP Card App is available on iTunes and Google Play

Which HP product, feature, or service will help make your life simpler?

I am thrilled to be on the #HPSmartMom panel for 2015. I was given the Envy printer and decided to write about it as well as some of the other reasons why we choose to use HP. My opinions are my own.

Monkey Kingdom

This April, journey into the jungles of South Asia and discover Monkey Kingdom, the newest film from Disneynature. 

Monkey Kingdom, free activity packet for Monkey Kingdom, free educator guide for Monkey Kingdom

Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey is the star of Disneynature’s Monkey Kingdom. Maya’s world is forever changed when she welcomes her son, Kip, into her complicated extended family. Like all families, Maya’s has more than its share of colorful personalities—and she’s determined to give her son a leg up in the world.

Monkey Kingdom

Monkey Kingdom

Monkey Kingdom

When their longtime home at Castle Rock is taken over by powerful neighboring monkeys, Maya’s whole family retreats, and she uses her street smarts and ingenuity to uncover untapped resources amidst strange new creatures and unsettling surroundings. Ultimately, they will all have to work together to reclaim Castle Rock, where Maya can hopefully realize her dreams for her son’s future.

Monkey Kingdom

For every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2015), Disneynature will make a donation to Conservation International to help protect monkeys and other endangered species in their natural habitats.

Group rates are available for more details call 1-888-Disney6

Educating our children on the importance of conservation was something I strived to do in my classroom and continue to do at home. I am excited that Disneynature has developed both a family activity packet and an educator’s guide to accompany Monkey Kingdom. 

Download the FREE Family Activity Packet and Educator’s Guide here: Disneynature

Monkey Kingdom, free activity packet for Monkey Kingdom, free educator guide for Monkey Kingdom

For more about Disneynature connect with them:

Like Disneynature on Facebook

@Disneynature #MonkeyKingdom

Follow Disneynature on Tumbler 

Follow Disneynature on Instagram 

MONKEY KINGDOM opens in theaters everywhere on April 17th!

Rock Recovery

When I was younger I went through a lot of turmoil. One of the side effects of this was developing an eating disorder. At the time I didn’t know what to call it and I definitely did not have any one trying to stop me. In fact it was the opposite, I was getting complimented on how thin I was becoming. Thankfully I out stubborned myself and sought help. Today I try to be conscious of how I speak to others and myself about body images and health.

Especially with a young daughter, I do not want her to grow up with that weight on her shoulders, trying to be “perfect.” 

Rock Recovery, Healthy Body Image, Body Image Disorder, Help for Eating Disorders, #IHadNoIdea

I recently attended an informative brunch hosted by Rock Recovery, a local organization that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating by providing services that are accessible to individuals & by empowering through community education. They hold workshops, events, as well as  individual and community based programs to achieve that goal of freedom. 

Rock Recovery makes it possible for clients to pursue recovery without giving up their daily life. With support systems, education, and the feeling of belonging, this organization knows how to reach people where they are and help them move forward in a positive way. 

Rock Recovery

Even though I am actively involved in the health and wellness community I sat there shocked by what I was hearing. I truly had no idea how high the statistics are for eating disorders. My problems came out of my mental state at the time. Now years later, doctors are finally seeing the relationship between your mental health and your body image. 

Every BODY is Different  

  • 46% of children ages 9-11 are on some sort of diet (what?!)
  • 20 million women & 10 million men will have an eating disorder
  • Eating disorders are now classified as mental illnesses

The most empowering aspect of attending that event was when we all came together to brainstorm how to help those around us and in our circle of influence promote healthy body images. It starts with our words. How are we speaking or writing about others, ourselves? As a community of media representatives we need to counteract all the unrealistic body expectations in society. If we as women and men can change our attitudes and speech when it comes to body image then we can make a difference in the lives of our children and those around us. 

Speak life and positivity, encouraging confidence and self-esteeem. 

I know I will be more careful about what I say and how I say it when it comes to discussing health with you all. How do you think you can make a difference in your sphere of influence?

For more information about Rock Recovery connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS win tickets to the fairfax va show!

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents LEGENDSSM

Circus Stars Meet Mythological Creatures & Legends at The Greatest Show On Earth®

This promises to be a show like no other. I remember going to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey when I was little, my favorite part was always the big cats. Our family is excited to experience this all new show full of mythical creatures and awesomeness. 

LEGENDS is coming to The Patriot Center April 8 – April 19, 2015!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS win tickets to the fairfax va show!

Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere. Mythology meets reality as Paulo encounters the wondrous Pegasus and the amazing Unicorn, as well as circus legends such as big cat presenter Alexander Lacey; the Riders of the Wind Cossack horsemen; and motorcycle daredevils, the Torres Family.  They all come together along with a cast spanning 25 countries in a spectacular production.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, unites iconic circus stars with mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries. Experience magnificent Asian elephants, a twenty-acrobat troupe perched atop only a pair of bicycles, and a never-before-seen double-wide, high-flying trapeze act at The Greatest Show On Earth®.

The greatest Ringmaster for the Greatest Show on Earth, is Mr. Jonathan Lee Iverson. He is a dynamic guy and perfect for bringing to life LEGENDS. 

Like Alexander Lacey, I have been a fan of big cats since I was a little girl. To watch him with his animals is an amazing experience. You can see not only does he love them  but they also love him and most importantly are well taken care of.

To find out more about Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, visit Ringling.com

Elephant Coloring SheetPatriot Center Show times:

  • Wednesday, April 8 | 7:00 pm(opening night)
  • Thursday, April 9 | 7:00 pm
  • Friday, April 10 | 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 11 | 11:30 am3:30 pm7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 12 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm
  • Thursday, April 16 | 7:00 pm
  • Friday, April 17 | 10:30 am7:30 pm
  • Saturday, April 18 | 11:30 am3:30 pm7:30 pm
  • Sunday, April 19 | 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000, via www.ticketmaster.com, and the Patriot Center box office. For group rates and information, call 202-661-5061.

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Use your SmarTrip Card to SAVE $8 on Tickets.* Show your SmarTrip card at the venue box office when purchasing tickets. 

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Enter to WIN a 4 pack of tickets to see LEGENDS at the Patriot Center Wednesday April 8th!

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*Offer expires April 3, 2015. Savings coupon valid for up to six (6) tickets. Discounts do not apply to Front Row or VIP seats. No double discounts. Offer subject to ticket availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Service charges, facility and handling fees may apply. Applies to all performances except Opening Night at each venue.

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