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1. Why Do Swimmers Need a Speedo Backpack?
Do Your Kids Love to Swim?
Are you washing beach towels even when it is snowy and cold outside? Driving to morning practice in the wee hours of the morning? Do your kids' hair have a green tint and crunchy texture that pokes out like horizontal stalactites? Do they smell like they are wearing "C...
2. 6/1/14 Michelle's Spinning Playlists
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:50:51
June 1, 2014
Love Soundcloud. LOVING Mashups. Soundcloud is an app on Itunes. I'm still working on getting the links to show up in the Itunes module. Some songs are perfect as is, without the mashup/remix. I'll keep posting the new Itunes songs below.
This is my Soundcloud link:
3. How to Adjust Light Up Bike Helmets -for Safety
Music - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:55:35
Light up your bicycle helmet, because drivers see the head of the cyclist first. With LED light technology, more bicycle helmets have bright, built-in lights perfect for kids and adults.
Do your children ride on the sidewalks in your neighborhood? Do they skateboard and scooter? Are your little ...
4. Kids Read, Dogs Listen, Reading Skills Improve
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:15
Wagging tails and doggy kisses encourage excited beginning readers. Added bonus: kids improve their reading ability by as much as 30%. Wow.
I'm a Reading Specialist. My 2 young kids are learning how to read. My parents have two therapy dogs who...
5. Kids LOVE Train Books
Parenting & Kids - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:56:14
My son played with train toys. He would only read train books. While building track all over the house, he would listen to train songs.
We read train books while riding trains. Subway, Amtrak, amusement park trains, zoo trains...we road them all... many times.
These are some of our favorite tra...
6. Light Up Halloween Hats
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:06:01
LED Halloween Hats turn any outfit into a rockin' costume.
That Little Black Dress? Add a beautiful light up Witch Hat and mesmerize the goblins.
The old jeans, plaid shirt, and boots? Add a light up Cowboy Hat and mosey on down the street.
Have a pretty girlie dress? Don't forget your light u...
7. Light Up Butterfly Costumes
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:52:42
The lovely butterfly floated gingerly around the block enchanting neighbors. "Trick or Treat!", she squealed with wings aflutter.
Brighten your costume this year with alluring LED butterfly wings, iridescent butterfly costumes, and creative butterfly face makeup ideas and tutorials.
8. "Keeper of the Lost Cities" Unit Study
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:50:55
My fifth and sixth graders tore through the book, "Keeper of the Lost Cities". The kids ignored the smaller weekly assignment and read the whole book in one week. Some kids read it twice.
The author, Shannon Messenger, wrote a magical, fantasy adventure story which kids just love. Sure, there ar...
9. Spinning Playlist: LOVE the 80's
Education - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:17
I'm a Spinning instructor. These playlists are great for Spin or Cycle classes. But hey, use them for all types of cardio- treadmills, stair machines, or just going for a run.
Playlists are based on music with strong, positive energy.
Playlists are 55 minutes max, including 2-3 minute warm-down...
10. Light Up Halloween Costumes Glow in the Dark
Music - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:46:28
Kids LOVE costumes that glow, blink, or twinkle.
Some costumes have built in lights. Check out the superheros, princesses, and witches with bright fiber-optic lights.
If you have already bought or made a costume, you can easily add lights with glow sticks or "El Wire". For a simple and quick do...
11. Spinning Playlist- LOVE the Oldies
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:52:41
Spin with Oldies. The Greats.
Whether spinning, running or lifting, your blood will be pumping with these rock classics.
I'm a Spinning instructor. These playlists are great for Spin or Cycle classes, but hey, use them for all types of cardio- treadmills, stair machines, or just going for a run...
12. Spinning Playlist 70's
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:54:37
These playlists are great for Spin or Cycle classes, but they also work on treadmills, stair machines, or just going for a run.
Playlists are 55 minutes max, including 2-3 minute warm-down song at the end. The songs in the playlist have an order. The energy builds from warm-up to Hi Intensity. C...
13. Safety Lights on Baby Strollers
Music - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:46:35
Light up your stroller for safety on early morning, evening, or even night-time walks. You walk those babies to sleep at ANY hour. Whether you live on a dark or a well-lit street, stroller lights can make your walk or jog safer.
Increase visibility by adding light to the spokes of the stroller w...
14. Light Up Halloween Bags and Buckets -to Make or Buy
Parenting & Kids - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:45
The Halloween tradition began in 17th century Scotland with kids carrying handmade, lit "turnip" lanterns and begging for sweet cakes. With LED candy bags and buckets, the lantern tradition continues... with added perks.
- Make a light up lantern that won't rot.
- Check out every ne...
15. Legoland California: Strategies for a Great Day
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:54:37
I am going to offer priceless advice on how to optimize your Legoland experience. This wonderful park has big kid thrill rides, little kid rides, hands on activities, amazing Lego exhibits, a water park, playgrounds and yummy food. Where to start?
My son has been visiting Legoland for 10 years. ...
16. San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Strategies for a Great Day
Travel & Places - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:56:18
I love the San Diego Wild Animal Park. Excuse me, the "San Diego Zoo Safari Park". (They changed the name in 2010, but I keep forgetting.) The Safari Park is located in Escondito- 40 miles away from the San Diego Zoo in Balboa Park, which has the pandas.
Compared to amusement parks with rides, t...
17. Jingle Bell Run, Turkey Trot, Holiday Fun Run - in a Santa Costume!
Travel & Places - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:55:40
Runners live a solitary life logging in the miles through streets and trails, often in the dark and cold. 10k races are a celebration of all that hard work. Happiness radiates from the starting line. Some 10k runs are especially fun.
During the holiday season, many cities hold 10k races which be...
18. Great Workout Songs by Imagine Dragons and OneRepublic
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:54:37
Some songs are great workout songs, but every workout is different. Runners look for certain music for distance workouts. Zumba instructors look for rockin' Zumba music. Bosu and Step classes have their own requirements for workout music too.
I'm a spinning instructor, so I listen to music appro...
19. The 007 James Bond Spinning Playlist
Music - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:59:30
Get your adrenaline pumping (spinning) with these Bond inspired tunes.
Channel that James Bond energy for an incredible workout.
This playlist is about 55 minutes long, including a 3 minute warm-down song at the end. The songs in the playlist have an order. The energy builds from warm-up to hi I...
20. "Blink!" Best Dr. Who Episode Ever?
Music - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:46:32
This evening I bond with my tweener son by watching my first "Dr. Who" episode... together.
Before we start watching, he explains that a guy named "The Doc" is a "Time Lord" (not human) whose species got killed in a massive war. He decided to help humans. The Doc travels through time and space w...
21. Ms. Frizzle's Bus Stops at Your House: Magic School Bus Science Kit -Human Body
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:13
Wait! Wait! I need to go get my book!
My daughter peels out of the room. Crash! A whole pile of Magic School Bus books fall from the case. She spreads them out on the floor, searching frantically until she finds the one about the human body . After running back and sitting in her favorite spot, ...
22. The NEW Exploratorium: Strategies for a Great Day
Gift Guide - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:59:33
This page tells what KIDS should do first when they get to the New San Francisco Exploratorium.
Our trip started one Sunday morning when Mom announced that my sister and I were going to the Exploratorium. "What kind of museum is it, Mom?"
" The kind where you build things and move things and ju...
23. Push Button, Drink Hot Coffee. Repeat.
Education - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:35
This coffee cup doesn't leak.
Yes, I have spilled coffee down my work clothes from leaky coffee cups.
I have also broken the lids of coffee cups in the dishwasher.
I have melted plastic travel coffee mugs and lids in the dishwasher.
And- I have been known to take two travel mugs in the car wi...
24. St. Patrick's Day Spinning Playlist
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
I hold this playlist close to my heart, because I did a bike tour through Ireland in college. Well, it was more like a bike ride with a clunker and a backpack. Stopped at youth hostels. Drank good beer every evening. Hey, Guinness is a complex carb, right?
I had worked at a YMCA camp in Northern...
25. Glow in the Dark Skeleton Hoodie Lights Up the Night
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:54:34
Bony figures. Frozen smiles. Skeletal ghosts glow with greenish hues.
A cold shiver starts in the neck and shoots down spreading into fingertips. The Glow in the Dark Skeleton Hoodie walks, lingers... floats down the foggy street. The feeling of cold intensifies.
In this country, skulls and ske...
26. Thorlo Sock Snob
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
I am a sock snob.
This is THE only sock I will wear with any athletic shoes. I have different brands of athletic shoes, but I wear one brand of sock.
If the shoe fits...the sock should fit too.
It feels so good to have a soft, snug sock cradle and massage your foot. Wearing a lumpy, stretched ...
27. Grandma Painted a Wooden Christmas Ornament
Sports & Recreation - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:54:37
Holiday crafts are the best: stringing cranberries, decorating gingerbread houses, pressing cloves into oranges, and painting wooden Christmas ornaments.
Every year we turn the kitchen table into a craft area, spreading out newspaper pieces into a makeshift table cloth. We put out bowls of water...
28. Kids (and babies) LOVE Swim Lessons
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:46:30
Swim lessons. They give parents Peace Of Mind. Whether on vacation or at a neighborhood pool, having your child safe in the water is comforting. But how do you find great swim lessons? And what if your kids really don't like the water? How do you make learning to swim a positive experience? How o...
29. Light Up Halloween Hair
Sports & Recreation - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:35
Your witch, clown, princess, zombie, or punk rocker needs extra shiny LED Halloween Hair. That fab LED hairdo will glow, sparkle, and twinkle like a halo around your glam (or scary) made-up face.
Go with a full wig, mohawk, hair extensions, or "Noodle Hair". Yes, NOODLE Hair is all the rage. Tra...
30. My Elegant and Functional Sunhat
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:54:37
Some people have itty bitty sunhats. Some people have big honkin' sunhats. Some people have fancy smancy sunhats with ribbons and bows. My husband thinks his Red Sox baseball cap is a sunhat, even after the dermatologist froze a red spot off of his temple.
Me? I have a real honest to goodness su...
31. Kids LOVE Audiobooks
Gift Guide - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:56:16
Audiobooks are mesmerizing, thrilling, tear-jerking, thought provoking, thoroughly entertaining.
Listen in the car or with earphones. Rainy day playtime becomes calm and happy with an audiobook playing in the background. Sibling rivalries fade away as the story consumes the room.
32. Finis Fruit Basket Jr Swim Goggles Protected My Babies' Eyes
Books, Poetry & Writing - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:43
When I was little, I didn't wear goggles.
In fact, I was one of those strange children who would voluntarily swim under water with open eyes hoping to find pennies, rings, or other treasures at the bottom of the pool.
My red, stinging eyes were annoying, but not something anyone worried about.
33. Kids LOVE to Read and Make Alphabet Books- Lesson Plan Included!
Sports & Recreation - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:55:40
Nothing like reading a great book when the weather is cold and nasty. If your kids are looking for a good read, try an Alphabet book. ABC books aren't just for toddlers anymore. They have become a genre, a combination of art and fascinating narrative.
Teachers know that alphabet books complement...
34. My Timex Ironman Watch- Worn 24/7
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
An Ironman Triathlon consists of swimming a little over 2 miles, biking 112, and then running a marathon. The most famous Ironman event is in Kona, Hawaii. I have never done an Ironman Triathlon. I will never do an Ironman Triathlon. But, I have been wearing an Ironman watch for many years.
35. "How Full is Your Bucket? For Kids" -Mom's Book Review
Sports & Recreation - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:45
After the first day of school, my girls came home talking about buckets. They enthusiastically explained about fillers and dippers and how their buckets were "overflowing". One paused, looked at me and said "I love you Mommy...is your bucket full now?"
Three months later and we are still talking...
36. The Essential Folding Chair/Backpack Combo for Soccer Games
Education - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:55:40
Don't forget the chair!
Yes, it is that time of year when the days grow shorter, the weather grows cooler, and leaves float down from trees. It is the time of year when we have plans every weekend.
Two games, different fields, different weekly schedules. Add to the mix that Mo...
37. European Home Cooks Use Steam Ovens
Sports & Recreation - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:45
What Is a Steam Oven?
Europeans use steam ovens. Find them in every kitchen. Yep, cook anything with steam. With 100% humidity, reheat or bake anything fast without losing moisture.
I love, love, love our steam oven. Here are 5 reasons why.
Make toast at 100% humidity and it comes out c...
38. My Bali Masks, Symbols of Good Spirits... and Great Memories
Home & Garden - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:56:18
Long long ago, in a time I refer to as "B.K.", or Before Kids, I took a trip to Bali with a handsome man who then became my husband. I'd like to think it was the good spirits in Bali that brought us together. That island was simply magical. Not only the beautiful land and sea, but the smells, foo...
39. Spinning Playlist: Virtual Ride through a Tropical Island
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
Got the biking rainy day blues? Need a break from the frigid air? Craving that island air, beach breeze, crashing surf, clear blue skies?
Go on a virtual bike ride through Hawaii today, then the Virgin Islands tomorrow. Pop in a DVD and you are on your way.
40. Dogs Heal. Therapy Dogs in Children's Hospitals
Music - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:52:39
When a beautiful dog approaches the hospital bed, the child just smiles. While stroking the dog's soft head, that smile spreads around the room, infectious. The focus switches from medical charts and beeping machines to the furry, four legged creature eagerly wagging his tail.
Finally the hospit...
41. Kids LOVE to Read Easter Books
Pets & Animals - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:34
The Easter Bunny loves to put books in Easter Baskets.
The Easter Bunny loves to hide books with the Easter eggs.
The Easter Bunny loves to read.
The Easter Bunny loves to listen to audiobooks.
(The Easter Bunny has been hanging out with the reading teacher-me!)
42. Fear the Flea!
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:00
When I brought Harry back from the animal shelter, I knew I had picked out a huge, lug of a cat. He was twenty pounds of attitude. He purred like a motor- so loud that it could be heard across the room. I called Harry "aggressively loveable" because he meowed at anyone who didn'...
43. My Cat is the Real "Garfield"
Pets & Animals - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:41
I sat at our local Humane Society in a little white room with two chairs.
I was looking for a new family cat. Our last cat had passed away a year ago, and we were finally ready to move on.
I wanted an adult cat because there were so many at the shelter. The kittens always went...
44. Sea World San Diego: Strategies for a Great Day
Pets & Animals - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:55:39
I knew it was going to be a crowded holiday weekend At Sea World in San Diego. We had a great time, andI learned a few things too. My experience may make your Sea World trip more enjoyable.
Well, I bought the affordable "San Diego 3 Park Ticket Deal", which includes unlimited Zoo, Safari Park, a...
45. My Kids' Magnificent Magna-Tile Masterpieces
Travel & Places - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:35
What is the world's BEST building toy ever?
My hobby is collecting building toys. My hobby started when I was 5 years old. My Mom had sewn a large laundry bag and filled it with wooden blocks. I continued to collect those wooden blocks as I got older. Every weekend, I would dump colorful blocks ...
46. The ONLY Squeaky Dog Toy a 130 lb. Newf Can't Destroy? The Kong Wubba.
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
Meet Josh. Big. Hairy. Bouncy. Happy.
Think Saint Bernard, but black and white.
He goes to work every day. Before work he gets his exercise by going on a 3 mile walk at 6 am. Once a week, he endures a 3 hour bathing session which involves special shampoo, conditioner, and two industrial size hai...
47. Thanksgiving Fun Run and Turkey Trot Costumes
Pets & Animals - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:59:35
Ahhh. Turkey Day. 10K Fun Run Day.
Some people research recipes for the perfect stuffing, cranberry sauce or pie crust. Others are looking for the perfect Turkey Costume that will be comfy during a 10K Thanksgiving morning race.
I love getting up at 5 am Thanksgiving day and putting on my runni...
48. The Bono Connection to Tom Waits
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:51:02
It all started with a teenage obsession with Bono.
I had seen U2 perform their "WAR" tour at the Cleveland Music Hall and was hooked. After that concert, I read every single article I could find about Bono and his life.
Nowadays, when obsessed with a band's lead singer, simply check out Itunes ...
49. "Witness" Takes Me Back to Amish Country
Music - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:52:11
Growing up in Ohio, my parents used to take the family on car rides to Amish country.
We would stop to buy apple butter, maple syrup, or handmade wooden toys. The air was fresh and crisp. The clop clop of horses pulling black carriages reminded me of a Dicken's novel. Amish country seemed to sym...
50. Kids LOVE Reading Books about Christmas (-by themselves!)
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
Santa loves books that kids can read all by themselves. Santa hangs out with reading teachers.
My kids are emerging readers. They want to read. But, they go to the library, pick out books that look easy, then get frustrated. I made this list to serve as a prop for parents who want to find the ap...
51. My Favorite Bike Shorts for Spinning Class...or Riding Outside.
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:56:18
Whether riding inside or out, I wear the tight black bike shorts.
Why not just wear regular hiking shorts or running shorts? Well, regular shorts bunch up around the inside of your legs with every pedal rotation. Believe me, by the end of a spin class, skin can be rubbed raw until it bleeds. And...
52. The Tesla of Strollers
Sports & Recreation - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:46
The Mother of All Strollers
Folds and Unfolds with a Push of a Button
This stroller has a magical electronic folding mechanism. Yes, it will go up and down with a push of a button. When it folds, it looks like an origami paper animal that is still flat.
No need for flashing, blinki...
53. A Child's Creative Storytelling Starts Here: Rory's Story Cubes
Parenting & Kids - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:36
"Story Dice" are the ticket to hours of amusing, original stories.
With this game, kids feed off of ideas. They build stories with multiple perspectives, changing plots and heroes. My daughter can actually work together with my older son when creating a story. Other times, my daughter gets the c...
54. Hold Everything! FINIS Swim Diapers.
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:46
"We have a Code 3 Alert. I repeat, we have a Code 3 Alert.
Please clear the pool and pool deck immediately."
At first, I thought there was some kind of nuclear waste leak in the general vicinity. My baby and I watched, bewildered, as swim instructors and pool managers with squinting eyes and ser...
55. My Hubby's Whole Wheat Banana Pumpkin Muffins-Secret Ingredient from Trader Joe's
Parenting & Kids - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:56:18
Let's get this straight. My Hubby cooks and bakes, and I eat and smile contentedly. (Then I go for a run.)
On Sunday mornings our house smells so good. Bacon, sausages, waffles, pancakes, omelettes, oatmeal- breakfast is family time.
This morning the house smelled like pumpkins. The secret reci...
56. My Kid's Crazy Cool KEVA Creations
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:47
On cold wintry days, there is nothing like a cozy fire, a large area of open floor, and about 400 KEVA blocks.
My son didn't sit still in grade school. He would wiggle, bounce his leg, jiggle his foot, pull at buttons, poke his pencil through his shirt, and tear at the rubber of his shoes. Event...
57. "Creepy Crawly Critters and Other Halloween Tongue Twisters", Book Review by a Reading Teacher Mummy
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:52:13
Not Tricksters- Tongue Twisters.
Want your children to LOVE reading? Need 15 minutes of daily reading? Looking for a book that your kids will read by themselves without coaxing and bribes?
Try funny Halloween tongue twisters!
By the way, while kids are having a rip roaring time chanting Hallow...
58. No Fuss Wet Brush for Kids
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:45:16
7:30 am. Kitchen table. School day.
Your Mission: Brush Hair.
Victim: Tired, hungry, grouchy (but cute) little girl.
-Knots hanging vertically in clumps like a spider's web that has been destroyed by a massive fly. Do I see a fly buried or trapped down deep in the hair cave... or co...
59. Kids LOVE Easter Puzzles
Gift Guide - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 03:54:37
When the chocolate is gone and the colored eggs are back in the fridge, the puzzles come out for a relaxing Easter Sunday. Grandma, Grandpa, cousins, Aunts, Uncles, and friends can gather around the table and do a puzzle. Enjoy quality time without the TV and video games. At the end of the day, y...
60. Spinning Playlist for Mother's Day
Holidays & Celebrations - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:54:18
Celebrate the endurance and strength it takes to be a mommy. Get motivated with music that makes spinning totally fun.
What else do mommies need to keep up strength and endurance needed to balance babies, kids, and work?
What can we do to get the most out of our workout?
The magic trio of exerc...
Music - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:57:35
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