The Pregnancy Wellness Wheel

Guest post: Gail Janicola from Moms on Top

I’m handing out magic pills for the healthiest pregnancy possible. They come in a pack of 8, each a different variety, and all super potent! Now don’t fall into the trap of gulping them down and tapping your fingers while you wait for the magic to be released. That would be like starting a marathon at the finish line. You will completely cheat yourself out of the steps it takes to free the moxie from these potions. The work you put in to get those suckers digested is where the power and effectiveness lie, and it is so worthwhile!

Let’s take a spin on the Pregnancy Wellness Wheel to understand more about each of the 8 spokes that represent the coveted effects of those magic pills, and how they should be dispensed. Get excited for the possibilities! If you put in the effort, the results will be undeniable. (Sidenote: What comes out of this will last way longer than the 40 weeks or so of pregnancy.)

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Field Station Dinosaurs : New Jersey

We had so much fun on our family day trip to Leonia, NJ to see Dinosaurs.

So many dinosaurs to see and shows to experience. A fun day out for any dinosaur fan.

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Marvel Universe Live! – Review

I have to say Feld Entertainment, Inc. has outdone themselves with their latest Marvel Universe Live production. My family and I had the most incredible time seeing Marvel Universe Live at NYCB Live , Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum this weekend.

The inner child in you will be excited and your children will be freaking out with excitement as they see their favorite superheroes and villians in action right in front of their eyes. My fellow Long Islanders the show is happening until April 1st and I highly recommend getting tickets! A show you won’t want to miss.

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Meal Planning and Prepping

You know the people who love to cook and experiment in the kitchen? That is not me. I wish it was. I am always a little envious of the people who talk about cooking like it is therapy. I love the idea of going into the kitchen and starting with a recipe as a base, and then making it my own with different seasonings and spices, but in reality I like to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible.

I also like to wait until I am already hungry to start thinking about what I want to eat, or at least I used to until I realized that 1). waiting until I am hungry to start thinking about what to eat leads me to make less-than-healthy decisions and 2). planning ahead makes life a lot easier with a toddler in the house.  This realization is what made me start thinking about meal planning and prepping.

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Magic of Lights at Jones Beach West End

We had the greatest time seeing the lights at Jones Beach!

“Get in the holiday spirit with Magic of Lights – Jones Beach! 🎄Now open every day until December 31 🎄
Bring the whole family to experience LED light displays, digital animations from your favorite movies, a Holiday Festival Village, & more!”

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School Lunch Check List- B. Fit Long Island

Now that school is starting back up parents all over are racking their brains…”what should I pack for lunch?”

Here is a school lunch check list (with a few examples) to make sure you are sending your kid to school with a healthy lunch thanks to Erika Burdick of B. Fit Long Island.

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Learn what your body is saying to you

As parents we all know that when hunger strikes, a tantrum can follow quickly!

Teach kids to get in tune with their body and learn cues from what their body is telling them.

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