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2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

2013 Weekly Challenge #47: The Tough Turkey Express

The number one question I hear this past week at Bootcamp was "Do we have Bootcamp on Thanksgiving?" 

The short answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

The long answer: No, there are no bootcamps scheduled for Thanksgiving Day BUT you can, and should, still get a workout in!!

This Thanksgiving, treat yourself to the Tough Turkey Express Workout! It will only take a few minutes, and its a great way to start off your holiday weekend.

Here's the set (repetitions in parenthesis are for beginner, intermediate and advanced, respectively):

Pushups - box-style, on your knees or on your toes (20, 25, 30)

Dips (20,25,30)

Butt Bumps (20, 25, 30)

Wall Sit (60 seconds for all levels)

2013 Weekly Challenge #46: What have you learned?

2013 Weekly Challenge #46: What have you learned?

2013 Weekly Challenge #46: What have you learned?

Posted: 15 Nov 2013 12:00 PM PST

Life is about learning and growing.  When you know better, you can do better, right?  This week, we are thinking about lessons learned.

Think about the important lessons YOU have learned this year, and how it has changed how you think, how you act, how you feel and then...

Share it with someone!

Join us on the Facebook page and tell your Mama Bootcamp family what lesson you are most thankful for.  Could be just the lesson one of your sisters needs to learn, too.

Have a great week! 

Just one more day

Just one more day

Sometimes when I lay still, I’m seven again.

Laying in my bed at night, paralyzed with fear that my mother would die.

That my grandparents would die.

Because my father already had.

Death crept inside my chest and pulled in so tight that I could barely breathe.

“Mom… are you still awake?” I would call.

Sometimes once, more often five or six times, every five minutes or so until sleep finally settled over me and overpowered my fears.

Death and my anxiety have been lifelong partners... Read More

H.O.P.E's 2nd Annual Coat and Sock Drive

H.O.P.E's 2nd Annual Coat and Sock Drive

SAC H.O.P.E

(HEART OPEN, PEACE EVERYWHERE)

With HOPEs of uniting for a cause, we are coming together once again for our 2nd annual coat and sock drive. While all of us are striving each day to provide for and pave a better future for our children, we recognize that it is important that we lead by example. This is one of many example we have chosen to portray: giving back to the community. In unifying ourselves for this one cause we HOPE to inspire others to join us on this day and bring whatever they can so we can extend our helping hands to those who are in need.

Take us away

Take us away

This fall has been a rough one.

Katie has been back to school since early September and we still haven’t found our groove.

Our weeks are filled with making lunches, school drop off and pick up, work, errands, voice lessons, swim lessons, homework, laundry and, well, life.

Coming off a summer of hours on end of quality time, it’s been tough... Read More

ScholarShare Children's Book Festival

All aboard for reading! Join News10 at Fairytale Town for the 13th annual ScholarShare Children's Book Festival on September 28 and 29.

Sherri Duskey Rinker, the New York Times bestselling author of "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site" and "Steam Train, Dream Train," will headline the two-day Festival. Admission to the Festival and Fairytale Town is free to the public thanks to the event's sponsor, ScholarShare College Savings Plan.

Rinker will present "Steam Train, Dream Train," which debuted in the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list in April 2013. "Steam Train, Dream Train" is the eagerly anticipated follow up book to "Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site," Rinker's first picture book and the number one New York Times bestseller.

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try Something NEW!!

WEEKLY CHALLENGE: Try Something NEW!!

2013 Weekly Challenge #33: Try something New!

As school starts, the days shorten, and summer starts to wane, I have been finding myself in a rut. I am doing the same things on the same days week after week after week and it feels like Groundhog Day. Nothing feels new or fresh. Am I alone?