Monday, January 26, 2015

Avoid SuperBowl Party Overeating With 6 Tips for Your Family from Dr Steve Feyrer-Melk

Good Food

No matter whether you're rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or the New England Patriots, The Big Game creates the perfect excuse to be together as a family and share moments, laughs, and of course -- that All-American favorite: food. But did you know that the average fan eats 1,200 calories and 50 grams of fat during the typical Sunday Super Bowl game?

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This year, Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk of Android Health & Fitness app Nudge provides the following tips to help you avoid overeating during your football watching celebration and stay healthy as a family.

Have a healthy mid-morning snack like a greek yogurt, or cup of cottage cheese. Don’t starve yourself and “save up” your calories. You want to go to the party in a state of nutritional equilibrium, not a caloric deficit. Olga Klyuchtis' healthy tropical smoothie is a great recipe that incorporates greek yogurt in a delicious way.

Hit the veggie tray! Try baking this Melissa d' Arabian Crispy Kale Chips recipe for a fun, tasty and anything-but-boring twist on the traditional veggie platter.

Avoid the chips and switch them for a yummy substitute like some delicious and colorful Oven Baked Carrots and Sweet Potato Fries and the aforementioned Kale Chips.

Avoid cheeses and sauce dips each tablespoon is most likely 50 or more calories of not-so-healthy-nacho cheese!

Choose whole grain buns and limit the number. If you can go without the extra carbs, definitely do it.

Choose snacks higher in protein like chicken wings, shrimp and lean meat. Try Serena Wolf's Summer Salad with Avocado and Grilled Shrimp or Olga Klyuchtis' Easy Baked Chicken Wings for healthy and flavorsome alternatives. 
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About Nudge's Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk 
Dr. Steve Feyrer-Melk is a health practitioner with over 20 years of experience and Chief Science Officer of Nudge, leading health app that collects and sorts data from the most popular health and fitness apps on the market. Dr. Steve currently practices at Optimal Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center in Scottsdale, Arizona where he develops lifestyle and health programs for his clients.

As an FYI-- these recipes (except for the Kale Chips, which comes from were pulled from, dubbed the “Siri of cooking apps.” SideChef reads aloud all recipe directions navigating you through each recipe to completion just like a car’s GPS.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Twitter Party Calendar Jan 25 - 31 Schedule of Parties w/ Prizes - Continuous Updates

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Get all the details in this free constantly updated Master Twitter Chat Party Calendar listing tons of family friendly parties including specifics on prizes you can win and links to RSVP and participate. Includes Twitter Parties in the U.S. and Canada. A new weekly Twitter Party Schedule is published every Sunday at 9 am ET.

Be sure to check back often during each week as new events are added on an ongoing basis -- often with new prize-winning opportunities added several times per day. You'll also get a sneak peek at Twitter parties coming up next week and in the month ahead. Now listing Facebook, Pinterest and Google+ parties with prizes too.

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highlights in pink for Twitter Parties where CANADA residents are eligible for prizes.


Monday, January 26

My Dolphin Show Cabin Fever Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @adventuresnurse @couponhauls @gklippingkrazy
Prizes: SIX (6) $25 Amazon gift cards and ONE (1) Grand Prize $200 Amazon GC. #MyDolphinShow RSVP

Gametime MVP Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @kellysluckyyou @mommytalkradio @candypo and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #GametimeMVP RSVP

Queso for All Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @moderndaymoms @penelopesoasis. Prizes: TBA. #QuesoforAll RSVP

Game Day Snacks Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @milfordvalley @aleamilham @iamthatlady and others. Prizes: $250 in prizes. #GameDaySnacks RSVP

Give Me 4G LTE Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @familymobile @sweeptight @laughwithusblog and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, ONE (1) $100 Walmart GC + LG L90 smartphone, ONE (1) $100 Walmart GC + Nokia 635 smartphone, ONE (1) $100 Walmart GC + Fierce 2 smartphone, ONE (1) Walmart $100 GC + Samsung Galaxy Avant smartphone, ONE (1) $100 Walmart GC + ZTE ZMAX smartphone. #GiveMe4GLTE RSVP

Seize the Krusteaz Twitter Party at 4 pm ET with @Krusteaz and others. Prizes: TBA. #SeizetheKrusteaz Details

Tuesday, January 27

Petrend Weather Twitter Party at Noon ET with @charlottereed @petrendologist. Prizes: TBA. #PetrendWeather RSVP

Drop Shop and Oil Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @pennzoil @dodomesticdad @iamthemaven and others. Prizes: ONE (1) Supreme Grand Prize including $200 Walmart giftcard + 2 Petty Driving School Experiences ARV $1100 each, ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, TWO (2) $100 Walmart GCs, TWO (2) prize packs including a $125 Walmart giftcard + autographed Joey Logano die cast cast car, ONE (1) Grand Prize $150 Walmart GC + Petty Driving School Experience ARV $1100. #DropShopAndOil RSVP

Ultimate Football Experience Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @sears @searsdeals. Prizes: $200 in prizes. #UltimateFootballExperience RSVP

Healthier Home Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @brauntherms @drmommycalls @5minutesformom and others. Prizes: TWO (2) Braun Home Health Kits ARV $120. #HealthierHome RSVP

Weekly Cruise Chat Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @captainbirdie and others. Prizes: TBA. #CruiseChat

Share Your Relief Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @smiley360. Prizes: TWO (2) $25 giftcards. #ShareYourRelief RSVP

Sleep Number Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @modernmom @thegotomom. Prizes: Queen p5 Sleep Number bed with SleepIQ technology. #SleepNumber RSVP

New Breakfast Routine Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @smashbravoteam @coolchillmom @athriftydiva and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Target giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Target GCs and ONE (1) Grand Prize $500 Target GC. #NewBreakfastRoutine RSVP

Fury Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @officialfye. Prizes: TBA. #FuryFYE RSVP

Master Lock Cares Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @resourcefulmom @masterlockus. Prizes: TEN (10) winners will get a $100 VISA giftcard + Master Lock safety & security prize pack, ONE (1) Grand Prize gets $250 VISA GC + Master Lock safety & security prize pack US & Canada residents eligible for prizes. #MasterLockCares RSVP

Game Day Food Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @mapleleafprime @schneiders @listen2lena and others. Prizes: NINE (9) prize packs w/ Maple Leaf Prime stainless steel cooler + Franks RedHot products; ONE (1) Grand Prize Smart LED TV w/ sound bar ARV $1500 - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #GameDayFood RSVP

Avalon Pearls Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @zipporahs @dawnsandomeno. Prizes: NINE (9) giveaways. #AvalonPearls Details 

Heinz Happy Contest Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @audreymcclellan @verasweeney @heinzketchup_usPrizes: TBA. Participate in party with hashtag #HeinzHappyContest

Multicultural Children's Book Day Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @pragmaticmom. Prizes: TEN (10) book prize packs. Participate in party with hashtag #ReadYourWorld Details

Toonies 4 Tummies Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @shasherslife @hartgalla @foodbloggersca and others. Prizes: TBA - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes.  Watch hashtag #Toonies4Tummies for more info Details

Wednesday, January 28

Game Time Grub Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @conagrafoods @blm03 @smashbravoteam and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #GameTimeGrub RSVP

Super Beef Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @crissy @beefpros @americancw and others. Prizes: ONE (1) Grand Prize including 4 filets + $50 VISA GC, THREE (3) Big Beef Bundles ARV $75, TWO (2) $50 Visa GCs, ONE (1) $25 VISA GC. #SuperBeef RSVP

Libby's Cups Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @resourcefulmom @libbystable. Prizes: ONE (1) Grand Prize that includes Lenox Entertain 365 Sculpture 3-piece bowl set + Libby's product assortment, THREE (3) 2nd Prize packs that include 18-piece Pyrex storage set + assorted Libby's products.  #LibbysCups RSVP

Mas Con HR Block Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @lbconnect @laflowers and others. Prizes: $700 in giftcards. #MasConHRBlock RSVP

Close Reading Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @angela_watson @heidiamorgan. Prizes: ONE (1) Grand Prize SNAP Close Reading Portfolio for 35 students for one year ARV $175, FOUR (4) $25 Amazon gift cards, TWO (2) SNAP Lunch Boxes ARV $75. #SnapReading RSVP

Walt Disney World Resort Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @resourcefulmom. Prizes: FIVE (5) $25 Disney giftcards. #WDWBigFun RSVP

Thursday, January 29

Party With Big Y Twitter Party at 11 am ET with @bigyfoods @dawnchats @kellysluckyyou and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Big Y giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Big Y GCs. #PartyWithBigY RSVP

Goldfish Mix Twitter Party at 1 pm ET with @goldfishsmiles @freebies4mom @formulamom and others. Prizes: ONE (1) $50 Walmart giftcard, FIVE (5) $100 Walmart GCs. #GoldfishMix RSVP

Fisher Price Make Time To Play Twitter Party at 1 pm ET. Prizes: THREE (3) prize packs ARV $75, ONE (1) prize pack ARV $150. #FPMakeTimetoPlay RSVP

Ask Mia Twitter Party at 7:30 pm ET with @mia_mariu. Prizes: TWO (2) Mia Mariu giftbaskets - US & Canada residents eligible for prizes.  #AskMia RSVP

Super Dog Sunday at 8 pm ET with @zukespets @eventbarkers @dogtipper and others. Prizes: EIGHT (8) Zuke's prize packs valued at $78, ONE (1) Grand Prize Zuke's pack ARV $134. #SuperDogSunday RSVP

Xyla Healthy Eating Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @xylaxylitol @simplystacienet @mychaosPrizes: Xyla products, Williams-Sonoma giftcards, baking kits and more - Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #XylaHealthyEating RSVP

Get Fit in 2015 Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @ymcbuzz @rubbermaid. Prizes: ONE (1) Grand Prize one-year GoodLife fitness membership + $100 Loblaws giftcard + Rubbermaid and Goody products; ONE (1) 2nd Place Prize $50 Loblaws GC + Rubbermaid/Goody products ARV $100; ONE (1) 3rd Place Prize Rubbermaid + Goody products ARV $50 Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #GetFitin2015 RSVP

Fly Free with Schick Twitter Party at 9 pm ET with @seattlestravels @freeyourskinca. Prizes: TBACanada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #FlyFree RSVP

Udi's Pizza Hut Twitter Party at 9:30 pm ET with @udisglutenfree @jolynneshane. Prizes: TEN (10) $50 Pizza Hut giftcards. #UdisPizzaHut Details

Friday, January 30

World Book Twitter Party at Noon ET with @notperfecttre @bstoutsweeps @worldbookinc
Prizes: ONE (1) Grand Prize 2015 World Book Encyclopedia set ARV $1149; ONE (1) World Book Childcraft Library + one year World Book online subscription ARV $150. #WorldBookTrivia RSVP

Mobile Entertainment Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdadPrizes: TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP


Tuesday, February 3

Weekly Cruise Chat Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @captainbirdie and others. Prizes: TBA. #CruiseChat 

National Cupcake Day Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @cpantazis @cupcakedayca. Prizes: TBA Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes.#CupcakeDay RSVP

Wednesday, February 4

Medjool Date Day Twitter Party at 8 pm ET with @coryanneettiene. Prizes: $1200 in prizes, each question has a $600 prize attached - US & Canada residents eligible for prizes. No RSVP, participate in party with hashtag #MedjoolDateDay 

Thursday, February 5

National Cupcake Day Twitter Party at 11 pm ET with @cpantazis @cupcakedayca. Prizes: TBA Canada residents ONLY eligible for prizes. #CupcakeDay RSVP

Friday, February 6

Smartphone Photography Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdadPrizes. TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP 


Sunday, February 8

Bio Seaweed Gel Facebook Party from 7 to 8:30 pm ET. Prizes: Over $1000 in prizes US & Canada residents eligible for prizes. Details & RSVP

Tuesday, February 10

Weekly Cruise Chat Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @captainbirdie and others. Prizes: TBA. Participate in party with hashtag #CruiseChat

Thursday, February 12

Love Day Disasters Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @momdotme. Prizes: THREE (3) $100 Amazon giftcards. #LoveDayDisasters RSVP

Friday, February 13

Mobile Shopping Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdadPrizes. TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP

Tuesday, February 17

Weekly Cruise Chat Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @captainbirdie and others. Prizes: TBA. Participate in party with hashtag #CruiseChat

Friday, February 20

Digital Wellness Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdadPrizes. TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP

Tuesday, February 24

 Weekly Cruise Chat Twitter Party at 2 pm ET with @captainbirdie and others. Prizes: TBA. #CruiseChat

Friday, February 27

Smartphone Tips & Tricks Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdadPrizes. TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP

Friday, March 6

Mobile Music Twitter Party at 3 pm ET with @theonlinemom @robynsworld @geekbabe @thetechdadPrizes. TBA. #VZWBuzz RSVP

About this Weekly Twitter Party List

Compiled by Master Twitter Party Calendar, the most comprehensive, constantly updated Free resource of its kind online. However keep in mind that each party is run by a different brand and/or hosts and MommyBlogExpert, unless specified otherwise, is not responsible for any dealings readers have with these events including, but not limited to, prizing of any party on the calendar.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Strange Magic Review Fairy Tale Animated Movie Blends Star Wars & Classic Disney Touches


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The long wait is finally over. Strange Magic, 15 years in the making, opened in theaters nationwide today. This new animated mapcap fairy tale musical film direct from the great creative mind of George Lucas, via his production company Lucasfilm Ltd, is the strangest combination yet, weaving classic Star Wars type settings and action scenes with Disney style characters, storylines, and music that bridges the audience appeal across three generations.

In fact, popular songs are key to moving the story along, spanning more than six decades. From the 1950s to today, made famous by Mickey and Sylvia, Elvis Presley, Kelly Clarkson, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and of course Electric Light Orchestra which released the original Strange Magic on vinyl when I was in college in 1975 -- these tunes help tell the tale through the eyes and mouths of a rainbow cast of fairies in costumes channeling modern-day Tinkerbell, jolly little elves, and beastly half-human characters. In true Disney form, during the film there will be orphan main characters lacking a parent among the cast (a fatherless leading man and a motherless leading woman) and a love relationship or two reminiscent of Beauty and the Beast that unfolds.

It's the ultimate story of what happens when light and dark forces meet amidst a divided forest that is half heaven, half hell. Inspired by Shakespeare's comedy play A Midsummer Night's Dream, this is the tale about all the wacky and wild things that occur in rapid succession when a magical love potion gets into the wrong hands. With such a preposterous plot, it's no surprise that everything soon goes haywire and the world's of both woodland communities are turned upside down.

Watch the trailer to get a peek at this new film ...

Directed by Gary Rydstrom (known for Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation and Lifted), I was wowed by the special effects of fairies in flight inspired by real butterflies. I was also impressed by the high quality animation of Strange Magic and would expect nothing less from a Touchstone Pictures film involving The Walt Disney Company and Lucasfilm. But what really blew my mind was the how well the lead animated characters were developed and revealed to the audience.

The Disney influence in character typing is everywhere throughout this big screen movie. For example, it doesn't take very long for us all to start hating the stuck up, too good-looking for his own good price charming Roland (voiced by Sam Palladio). While at the same time viewers will find themselves routing for our heroine Dawn (Meredith Anne Bull), as she morphs from being a dainty Cinderella into a strong woman who is not unlike Mulan. And who can't help but fall in love with Dawn's doting Old King Cole kind of dad, the Fairy King, who appears to be a caricature of George Lucas himself, along with the Bog King (Alan Cumming) who may be uglier on the outside than within.

Overall, this is a well-done film worth taking the family to see. However, the fiercest of characters could have been made to look a lot less frightening so this movie will probably be too scary for younger children.

About Strange Magic

Strange Magic, released January 23, 2015 on the big screen, has a runtime of 99 minutes. Stay up to date on everything about this new animated picture by liking the movie on Facebook and following on Twitter with hashtag #StrangeMagic.

FTC Disclosure: Disney provided all images for this post as well as invited MommyBlogExpert to Walt Disney Studios for a screening of this movie prior to release to facilitate this review. No payment or other compensation was received in connection with this post and opinions here are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's home page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Family Travel New Zealand Kids & Parents Learn How Bees Make Honey at Honey Centre


It's true. Traveling as a family not only enhances living and broadens our knowledge of the world, it creates memories that last a lifetime and bonds us with our children. One good example of this concept is the Honey Centre in Warkworth, an easy one hour or less drive north of Auckland along Highway 1.
Start your visit at this free roadside attraction with a close up view of a working beehive, teeming with thousands of bees who harvest nectar from wild Manuka Trees which are native exclusively to New Zealand and southeast Australia. This is the largest live display of its type in all of New Zealand. Not to worry about getting too close. No one is going to get stung on the nose because there's a huge glass viewing window separating you from the swarm.
Without an app or smartphone interact with your kids IRL (in real life) the old-fashioned way by playing an impromptu game of "I Spy" to see who can find the single queen bee first. If you need a hint to locate her or have questions about honey making, the knowledgable and friendly staff members are there to help. As you watch these busy insects, be sure to take a look at the well-done informational displays around the room to learn more.
After you've seen with your own eyes honey in the making, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy free samples of more than a dozen types of exotic honey ranging from boysenberry and kiwi flavored to an alcoholic natural butterscotch drizzle.

These reasonably priced honeys are all available for sale in the giftshop so be sure to stock up on your favorites to bring home for yourself and as gifts for others.
Speaking of the giftshop, you'll be hard-pressed to find a wider selection of honey and bee themed products anywhere in New Zealand or elsewhere in the world. Here you'll not only be able to choose from rows upon rows of different types of natural honey, you'll be able to buy candy, cookies, honey flavor liquor and other edibles made with nature's sweetener.
You will also discover beautiful honey pots, honey-based beauty treatments and soap, bee venom, different types of beeswax candles and much more. Moms, dads and kids especially will appreciate the nicely-stocked children's toys and educational section with a bee theme.
When you're done watching the bees and shopping in the giftshop, if you still haven't had your fill of bees and honey and have a bit more time, there's always the adjoining Honey Cafe. Here you can purchase a healthy lunch and the kids can climb aboard the coin-operated bumblebee ride before the family piles back into the car to continue your journey.
About the Honey Centre Warkworth
Allow 30-90 minutes to fully enjoy this place. Located at 7 Perry Road, RD 3, Warkworth, 0983, New Zealand; phone 09 425 8003; email Learn more about the Honey Centre, which also offers online shopping with international shipping, by visiting the brand's official website or Facebook page. Open 8:30 am - 5:00 pm daily year round except Christmas.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Obama State of the Union Address Tuesday Across All Social Media Channels Via Smartphone


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It's going to be a really big week online and off for Americans. Tomorrow night, Tuesday at 9 pm ET, I'll be watching President Barack Obama as he delivers the State of the Union Address from my Sony Xperia Z3v smartphone.
No matter what your own device: desktop, smartphone or tablet, I encourage you to join me and stream the Nation's most important message of the year live via

Not only will you be able to watch the President's actual address live, as it happens in our nation's capitol in Washington, DC. You'll also be able to follow along with exclusive graphics and charts showing exactly what these announcements mean for you and the rest of the United States.

Lincoln Memorial, Wash, DC,
Then on Wednesday, the day after the address, you're invited to join an all-day social media conversation using the hashtag #AsktheWH. According to the official email I received from the White House today, it's being called the Big Block of Cheese Day, named after former President Andrew Jackson's 1836 famous open house which featured a 1,400 pound block of cheese.

Lastly, on Thursday, January 22nd, top YouTubers invited to the White House will be interviewing the President by asking your questions. Get in on all the action of that not-to-be-missed social media function here.

Having been previously invited to the White House myself for an all-day social media event as one of a handful of lifestyle bloggers, the social connection is particularly fascinating and relevant to me personally and professionally.
I'm planning on not missing a beat with the Sony Xperia Z3v in hand this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. You probably won't want to miss any of these opportunities to be virtually inside the White House either.
About Sony Xperia Z3v
The sleek and beautiful Sony Xperia Z3v is not only light and thin, it is also waterproof and features a tempered glass 5.2" Full HD TRILUMINOS display. Available from Verizon Wireless with a 2-year contract for $199, $24.99 with Verizon EDGE or $599.99 full price.

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