Mom blog: Because I Said So! ENTER CONTEST, WIN PRIZE

I sat for four hours yesterday and listened to a very smart man talk about webstuff, and the most important thing you can do is engage the reader and deliver a clear call to action.

Did you read the subject line above?? Following on the very successful heels of my blog-mate Christine, I present A CONTEST!!

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For the last three days, I’ve explored the kid-likability of this made-for-them vitamin and supplement powder. My kids like it, zillions of adults love the many adult versions of Greens+, and that’s my prize.

You can win 2 jars of Greens+kids—which is $100 retail, by sending in the winning answer to either of these questions: Continue reading

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Mom blog: Because I Said So! WFMW Vitamin perfection

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On Day Three (Day Two, Day One) of Take those vitamins! the goal was to create a smoothie that my three kids would like enough to get a full dose of Greens+kids into them. I won’t go into the details (I always do, I know, but I won’t today), but here is:

The Winning Smoothie Recipe
half a banana
half cup vanilla soy milk (or any milk, rice or cow or sheep or goat)
1 handful frozen or fresh blueberries
1 frozen individual serving of any fruity yogurt (I stuck them in the freezer last night)
1 scoop Greens+kids
Pulse first, then whip, in the blender. Pour and serve ASAP.

All three kids liked it, so, It Works for Me!

And now, A CONTEST!! Continue reading

Mom blog: Because I Said So! Taking the vitamins

Mom Blogger JacquelynThis follows on from yesterday’s post.
Armed with the tub of Greens+kids, the knowledge that the creator, Sam Graci, is a true advocate of health for grownups and kids, a plastic shaker cup and lid, I sat my seven-year-old this morning and started the experiment. I put him in front of a bowl of cereal, a favourite TV show and his Nintendo DS in mid-game. This offers the distraction level I think will be necessary to even get him to taste a new concoction.
One scoop of stuff that looks like dried herbs + 4 ounces of water + shake shake shake = vitamin drink #1, a half cup of mulberry-coloured water. I tried it. Not too bad. I put it in front of Luka, who took a drink and said, “Not bad.” Continue reading

Mom blog: Because I Said So! Take those vitamins!

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One of the big guilts I carry around as a parent is the guilt that my kids don’t get enough vitamins. I buy the fruit they like, the veg they like, low fat sandwich meat, whole grain breads and tortillas, omega-3 eggs and we eat salmon once a week. But they will not take vitamins. It doesn’t matter if they are cartoon characters and crunchy, or shapped and goopy like gummy bears, they’ll eat the first few than that’s it. Game over. And it’s been that way for the last 14 years. Continue reading

Mom blog: Because I Said So! Valentine presents

On the one-week anniversary of Valentine’s Day, finally some photos:

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Here are three of my Valentine’s presents, made at the kitchen table and now sitting happily on my work desk. The black one with the flowers is by Luka, and he selected all the gems and where they should go. Continue reading

Mom blog: Because I Said So! WFMW 8 bottles a day!

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Oh man! I know that the best way to cure winter dryness is to moisturize from within—hydrate, hydrate, hydrate—but the six to eight bottles of water a day seems insurmountable. And impossible to keep track of, since I don’t grab a fresh bottle of H2O each time. I just fill up the last bottle from the water filter jug or the tap. After two or three bottles, who can remember how many refills you’ve done? Continue reading

Mom blog: Because I Said So! Five days later…

Mom Blogger JacquelynCan I spell MIA? Where have I been? Hiding under a large rock, that’s where. You know how it is, you leave the dinner dishes in the sink because you just don’t have time to face them. The next day you rinse them with really hot water, but you have enough clean ones to get by without washing them, so you turn a blind eye. Day Three you make dinner and tell one of the kids it’s their turn to do the washing up, and by Day Four it’s time to take homework to Tim and Wendy’s house (er, restaurant) and eat and work everyone’s way through dinner. Then if you’re lucky, Day Five is actually Friday and you can drive to your family’s ancestral home 90 minutes away and visit and eat there.

It isn’t a Hallmark card, but what is?

So, over the last five days I have let the dishes/taxes/life/laundry/appointments/blog postings pile up. But we’re all well-fed, the heat is on and I’m getting work done like gangbusters at the office (and good thing, that). So, get ready for catch-up postings, beginning with Valentine’s Day.