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The Magazine for Mamas of All Ages & Stages

FREE May - July 2018

• Local Events • Summer Camps www.thelittlegym.com/DoylestownPA The Little Gym of Doylestown • 1661 Easton Road, Warrington PA • 215-343-9748


My daughter, Isabelle, rolled over late. She crawled late, walked late, and learned to use a fork late. “Late” was a word that I began to dread. My pediatrician constantly reminded me that my child wasn’t hitting her milestones, as Izzy parroted “Hitting milestones!” from the cold exam table. Izzy was, and still is, a talker. She couldn’t walk to get herself a snack, but she could tell me exactly what color gummy she needed from her comfy spot on the living room floor. So I worried. My curious and clever toddler was not toddling. Other parents would tell me about how their child walked at 10 months or on their first birthday, and I began to wonder if my 15 month-old would ever get up and go. As moms, we are instinctively worried about our babies. But we’re also conditioned to worry. Conditioned by our friends, by strangers, by the internet, and even by our trusted doctors. Is she getting enough tummy time? Why won’t he grasp his toys yet? What am I doing wrong?

By Caitlin Feighan

Rather than sitting around and waiting for the next big milestone, I chose to distract myself from the everyday woes of motherhood. I tried a few mommy and me groups, and always felt like I was watching from the outside of the clique. As a twenty four year-old stay-at-home-mom with zero mommy friends, I wasn’t sure how to approach other parents without feeling totally awkward. I would talk with moms at the park, and of course the friendships always ended as soon as we got in the car. There was no exchanging of numbers, no playdates set up. After failing a few times to find the right group for us, I decided to give it one final try. I remember so distinctly the first time that I took Isabelle to a parent-child class at The Little Gym of Doylestown. Her teacher met me at the door, introduced herself to my little one, and brought us into the gym. There were at least ten other babies in there- some walking, some not. No one felt bad for me because my kid was scooting around on the floor. No one told me to try a walker or some fancy shoes. They just asked me her name, how old she was, and welcomed me into the group. Over the course of the season, I got to know all of the moms in our Tuesday class and even began to meet them outside of the gym to get our kids together. These kids were running circles around Isabelle (literally), yet I managed to leave my worries at the door. There was something about the music, the colors, and the laughter in the gym that made it impossible to care about anything other than having fun. In a matter of weeks, my daughter was using our living room as her own personal “little gym.” She was running around, climbing on the couch, and falling all over herself. While I’m positive that she would have eventually learned to do these things on her own, I have to give at least a little credit to her “Birds” class at The Little Gym. For the first time, she saw other babies her age tottering around and she wanted to keep up with them. She pulled herself up on a big blue mat and took off. For us, The Little Gym of Doylestown isn’t just a place to take gymnastics. It’s a community of parents who come together once a week to build each other up, establish friendships, and occasionally goggle over how cute each other’s kids are. There is no “late.” There is no “early.” There is only serious fun.

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Happy Mothers Day Mamas! I hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day and had a chance to do something special for yourselves and with your family! I love Mother’s Day and all the traditions it brings. My favorite thing is to find a new hiking place with all my kids and the dogs, and a cook out after. I love this time of year, and we are all excited I'm sure that Spring is finally upon us. Time for Fairy gardens, hikes, being outside more and enjoying this beautiful time of year. We have packed this issue with a ton of fun for you. I am so excited to include a few fun things for just mama and her friends to do to, like a trip to Betty Bordens House of Whacks, plan a a girls night out and get your girl power on and throw some Axes, or visit the Uncorked Artist where all your creativity can come alive painting, making jewelry or a great sign for your home, check out all these great places and be sure to bring a friend and have some fun! We also included some great articles, camps, day cares, schools and our new Healthy Mama corner to give you some great tips on healthy eating, snacking and all from a local health coach and mom! Enjoy the Spring Mama's don't forget to post getting your guides, and visiting our facebook page daily for your chance to win some awesome family fun this spring/summer! As always be sure to patronize our advertisers, and tell them Mama sent you!

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Happy Spring!

~Mama Sharon

Tips for Spring Cleaning: 1. Time to change your cleaning routine to a more chemically free and healthier way: Changing just a few things can make a huge difference! 2. Change your laundry detergent to a more gentle brand, Tons of options at local health food stores or make your own. 3. Did you know you can use essential oils and baking soda? Chemical FREE. I use baking soda and lemon and orange oils in my sinks, toilets, tubs and showers. Baking soda gives you the extra grit you need. 4. Organize one room or closet a week,have the kids help you and make a game out of it. 5. Spring Cleaning can be easier on you when you break your task down to an hour a day, or 2 hours a week. Don't try and cram everything in to one day or weekend and make yourself crazy. The outdoors are calling you, don't waste a whole day inside.

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Check out these great local playgrounds: Masons Mill Park in Hatboro on Masons Mill Rd, or the Castle in Doylestown (see article in this issue)

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Did you know that Pitbulls make great companions and playmates? Pitbulls are great with kids and can be a loving companion! Fostering a dog is one of the most rewarding things you can do as a pit bull lover. Shelters are full to capacity with these wonderful animals. We do not have a physical building to temporarily home our dogs in need. This is why we rely on our foster families to house our dogs while they are waiting to join their forever family. By being a foster family, you can save a precious life. You can give them the comfort, love, shelter, and care they are longing for and desperately need.

Fostering is not a financial burden.

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Roxy Therapy Dogs: Bringing Value to the Community Through Smiles Have you ever considered the value of a smile? When that smile is on the face of a child who is in the company of a Roxy™ Therapy Dog team, that smiles translates into self-esteem, relief from anxiety and fear, and a sense of well-being. Founded in 2005, Roxy™ Therapy Dogs is a non-profit, 501 c 3 organization dedicated to bringing highly trained and certified therapy dogs to Bucks County children. Roxy Therapy Dog teams have a way of making children feel safe and relaxed, accelerating physical and emotional healing and enabling tremendous learning to take place.

By Pamela Carroll to make the child feel comfortable. Conversation is focused on the therapy dog and the child’s experiences with dogs, other pets or animals, or even favorite stuffed animals – not personal or medical questions. Children like to get to know the pet and will often ask, “How old is the dog?” “What kind of dog is she?” “Is she a boy or a girl?” and “Is she your dog?”

In many settings, the dogs give comfort and joy to the adults who are present as well, including teachers, healthcare workers, family members, lawyers, judges, and facility staff.

Children are encouraged to read through its Elementary School Reading Inspiration program where Roxy teams read with over 3,000 Central Bucks School District elementary students per week. In classes where reading is not the focus, the Elementary School Specialized Support program provides comfort and support for students with special educational or developmental needs. Teens who are suffering a loss or who struggle with stress and anxiety are comforted through the Secondary School Stress Relief program. The judicial system can be a scary place for children but Roxy dogs are poised to calm a child’s fears at the Bucks County Courthouse through the Courthouse Companionship program. This program has gained nationwide attention and is used as a model for other municipalities. Roxy’s Pediatric Comfort program allows pediatric patients to enjoy a respite from medical treatment. Regardless of the location where a Roxy visit takes place, the Roxy Therapy Dog teams’ first priority is

Last year, the Roxy Therapy Dog organization collectively dedicated roughly 6,000 hours to serving and comforting children in the community. More than 3200 students were visited in 130 classrooms each week. What is the value of all those smiles? With 75 current active dog teams, the total value of the Roxy program volunteer hours in 2017 was $135,932.34. The Doylestown based organization relies solely on tax-deductible donations and is entirely run by volunteers. Its services are provided by trained, certified and insured volunteers, entirely free of charge to families, schools and taxpayers. Good volunteers with good therapy dogs produce great results in children. Its programs have served as models of excellence for therapy dog groups across the country. With increased demand for the support of Roxy Therapy Dogs, the organization welcomes donations, additional trained therapy dog teams as well as volunteers without pets who want to make a difference.

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The Yardley Farmers Market is a year round Market located in beautiful downtown Yardley Borough. Summer finds us outdoors in Buttonwood Park on Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, May through mid-October. We have a great variety of local farmers offering shoppers the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables, home-made pies, pastured chicken, meats, fresh eggs, mushrooms, micro-greens, local wines and more (including organic options)! Plus local artisnal breads and pastries,including gluten-free options, locally roasted coffee and loose leaf teas, delicious prepared foods, gourmet dips, condiments and jellies, kombucha, kimchi, hand-made chocolates and ganaches, natural body care products and candles and treats and food for your 4-legged friends. Just pure deliciousness! In the summer we also have weekly entertainment for the whole family, including children’s activities, chef demos, and live music. It’s the place to be on Saturday morning to shop, visit with friends and neighbors, talk to the farmers who grow your food! Come mid-October, the Market goes indoors to the Yardley Friends Meeting from 9AM - 11:30 AM, the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month through April. Check out our website www.yardleyfarmersmarket.com and facebook page for a full listing of vendors.

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Cooing, sitting up, and crawling are signs that your baby is growing. Your baby’s vision has stages of development too, but the signs marking progress are not as obvious. Of the 3-4 million babies born every year in the US, 1 in 20,000 has retinoblastoma, 1 in 25 will develop strabismus, and 1 in 30 will develop amblyopia. Many eye conditions don’t have symptoms that can be identified by a parent or by a pediatrician in a well-baby visit. Early detection is the best way to ensure your child has healthy eyes and appropriate development of vision. InfantSEE is a program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an integral part of infant wellness care. We feel so strongly about the importance of healthy vision that participating optometrists like Dr. Richard will provide a no-cost comprehensive infant eye and vision assessment between 6-12 months of age. Learn more at infantsee.org or call our office today.

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Sew Much Fun Studios was created by Lisa Shull, of The Fabric Loft, who has been running a successful custom window treatment and design business for over 30 years. She has taken her sewing skills to the next level by opening a sewing studio to teach others and spread

Come and check us out. We can teach YOU to sew!

We love to sew!

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the love for sewing. Sew Much Fun Studios is a fun and exciting place for kids and adults to learn the basic skills such as hand sewing, working on a sewing machine, working with patterns and much more. There are many creative projects to choose from on all skill levels and the studio has a huge selection of fabrics, felt, buttons, ribbon and other embellishments to personalize each project. The studio is located at Wrightstown Health & Fitness on Durham Road in Wrightstown and offers morning, after school and Saturday classes. Each class is 1 ½ hours long and limited to 2 – 3 students. Classes are grouped into four sessions and students are guaranteed to make a fabulous project during each class. Both the parents and the kids are amazed at the great things we create and, after just one class, students can’t wait to come back! Adults are enjoying our classes too, as a refresher or as a new found hobby. We take special requests, such as learning to hem pants, sew curtains, or make pillows. Visit www.SewMuchFunStudios for pictures of students and their projects and get more information on how you can sign up and start having sew much fun! Lisa hopes to see you soon. She would also like to thank all of her customers who have used her services throughout the years and have continued to support her in her new business ventures in the Bucks County area.

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Build The Kingdom at Kids Castle for All Abilities

by Joe Salvati, Friends of Kids Castle Chairman

We are overjoyed by the extremely generous donations received from Jeanne & John Hubbard. Together they sponsored three Play Pieces and two works of art which are part of our Save The Children’s Artwork Sponsorship Program. These donations help us continue the improvements needed at Kids Castle. The Donate Your Way program on our website provides opportunity for everyone to give in any amount you can afford. Please visit SaveKidsCastle.org and click on the Donate Your Way option. Over the twenty-one years since Kids Castle opened in 1997 and despite regular and thorough mantainence, the playground struchtures were starting to approach their end of lifespan. Through volunteer support from the community, help from the Township and many generous donations; the Castle itself was saved but the surrounding play pieces could not be saved and needed to be removed. To help replace all of the old play pieces with new ones; a Capital Fundraising Plan was started and named Build The Kingdom at Kids Castle. Our call for help was answered by so many wonderful people that now only one more play piece is needed to be purchased and then installed once the funds are raised. The Tot Structure is that last play piece with a total cost of $36,000 to purchase, ship and install. Your donation can go directly to purchasing this play piece by visiting KidsCastleNow.org to make a dontation. This play piece along with many other play pieces that have been chosen for our playground build self-confidence by welcoming everyone to join in the fun. Children of all abilities including those with sensory processing disorders, autism, and kids using wheelchairs all have options here to play together and enjoy the playground. While play is an important part of children’s developmental needs, it also has to be fun enough for them to want to be part of that experience… and the improvements at Kids Castle accomplish this goal for all children. Thanks to the ongoing support of caring people like the Hubbard Family; the magic that is Kids Castle will continue forward for the thousands of children who visit the playground each year and for thousands more who will have a new opportunity to join in the fun. Please consider joining our Circle of Friends who are helping to provide a place to play for all children by making a donation in any amount you can afford. Visit the Donate Your Way section of our website at

SaveKidsCastle.com or donate directly to help us purchase the Tot Structure by visiting KidsCastleNow.org.

Thank you all!

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Events Yardley 2nd Saturdays

Firefly Frolic Friday

10:30am - 11:30am

3pm - 12 pm

Peace Valley Nature Center, Chapman Rd., Doylestown

(215) 230-7170 Free to Attend

Free to Attend

Pop Up Story Time

recurring monthly on the last Friday until Sep 28, 2018

The Market at DelVal 2100 Lower State Rd, Doylestown

Downtown Yardley, 44 N. Edgewater Ave, Yardley, PA

Horsham Day

Sail Philadelphia

6/2

| 3pm - 5pm

5/24

Recurring monthly on the 2nd Saturday until Dec 08, 2018

211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

Spend your Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia for five days of waterfront festivities, ship tours, and sailing excursions on the Delaware River as tall ships from U.S. and international ports dock at Independence Seaport Museum and Penn’s Landing for Sail Philadelphia 2018 presented by Bank of America. Don’t miss the opportunity to view these majestic ships and create your own sailing adventure — on land, on deck, or on water.

| 8am - 9pm

Deep Meadow Park, 1020 Horsham Rd., Horsham

Horsham Township Community Day, come out for fun, food, entertainment, businesses and FIREWORKS.

Chalfont Evening Concert and Fireworks 6/2

Silver Lake After Dark, Full Moon Hike and Campfire

Free Summer Storytime Series at Organnons

1306 Bath Rd., Bristol, PA

Organnons Natural Market and Peace Tree Wellness, 591 Durham Rd., Newtown, PA

Fri 8pm, Sat 11am & 2pm Acting Naturally Theatre

164 N. Flowers Mill Rd, The Shoppes at Flowers Mill, Langhorne

| 7pm - 8:30pm Silver Lake Nature Center’s Earthship

5/25

Saturday Series: Bugs and Slugs Land and Water | 1pm - 2:30pm

5/26

Silver Lake Nature Center – Visitors’ Building, 1306 Bath Road Bristol $3.00

Dublin Community Day 6/2

| 4pm - 8pm

Supplee Park, 119 Maple Ave, Dublin (215) 249-3310

Free to Attend

Kids All American Fishing Derby 6/2

8:30am - 11:30am

Tyler State Park, Newtown, PA

6/8 - 8/17

| Every Friday 10:30am

Summer Storytime Series! We are so happy to host a FREE Summer Storytime Series here at Organnons! Join the fun every Friday morning at 10:30 starting June 8th through August 17th. There will be bubbles, parachute play, sensory boxes and even a visit (or two) from the farm animals from Smith's Corner Farm! Please check this event to get up to date information!

Warminster Day Celebration

| 11am - 4pm Warminster Community Park Bring the whole family to celebrate Warminster Park's 15th anniversary and the community of Warminster. 6/9

Free Parking and no entrance fee!

www.northamptonrec.com

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Join us to search for the deLIGHTful insects. A wondrous sight to behold each summer. Inclement weather cancels the walk, if you are unsure of the status, please call 215.345.7860 NO FEE. Preregistration required.

Penn Valley Community Fair

6/12- 6/16

| 6pm

320 N. 3rd St., Telford, PA

Newtown Food Truck Fest

6/17

| 12pm - 7pm

Newtown Theatre, 120 N State St., Newtown, PA

| 7pm - 9pm

http://actingnaturally.com/

5/25 - 5/26

| 8:30-9:30 pm

Unami Middle School, 160 Moyer Rd., Chalfont

Come and join us for a night of fun music by the Mango Men, and fireworks once its dark. The fire company provides yummy food and cold drinks and we will have ice cream, Rita's Water Ice and bounce houses. The event is family friendly and a blast. No dogs please.

Seussical The Musical

6/15

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Movie Night Despicable Me! 6/19

| 8pm - 10pm

Wentz Run Park, 1000 Anvil Ln., Blue Bell, PA

Bring your family and friends to Briar Bush Nature Center for summer nights of nature-based fun! Join the Briar Bush educators in games, activities, live animal shows, guided hikes, and more all relating to the theme of the night - and don't forget to enjoy s'mores around the campfire!

Hot S'more Nights take place on

Wednesday evenings from July to August at Briar Bush Nature Center. The final Hot S'more Night takes place at

Alverthorpe Park (Fox Chase Road entrance). Each program is $5 per person.

go batty! - Program #1

Wednesday, 7/11 | 7pm - 8:30pm Join us to learn more about bats, your nocturnal neighborhood friendly flying mammal! Hear stories, play a game, and go looking for bats at Briar Bush. Get ready to go batty!

summer night bio-blitz - Program #2

Wednesday, 7/18 | 7pm - 8:30pm Become a scientist for the night and help the Briar Bush Staff survey all of the living creatures, big and small, that are found on the trails. Be sure to bring your keen observation skills!


Events Mother of Mary Redeemer Church Carnival

Lower Southampton July 4th Parade 7/4

Begins at Second Street and Bustleton Pike, Feasterville, PA 19053

6/19 - 6/23

6pm - 9pm

1325 Upper State Rd., North Wales, PA

Towamencin Township Movie in the Park DEEP 6/21

| 1:00 p.m.

| 8pm - 10pm

Fischer's Park, 2225 Bustard Rd., Harleysville, PA

Bring your blankets and lounge chairs out to Fischer's Park and enjoy a movie under the stars!! The movies are free to all and free popcorn will be served. Candy, water,

and juice will be sold by TBA.

1st Fridays On the Delaware until 9/7 5pm - 8pm FREE

Bristol Borough Business Association, Mill St., Bristol, PA (215) 788-4288

"Remember Why It's the 4th of July is the theme of the Lower Southampton Independence Day Parade. The Feasterville Business Association is the lead sponsor. The line of march features the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band, South Philadelphia and Uptown String Bands, country and western entertainer Jody King, the Boogie Dogs Band, the Jazz Vespers Dixieland Band DJB Jug Band, local and visiting fire companies, colorful floats, antique and classic cars, government representatives, the Lower Southampton Police Honor Guard,community organizations and bicycle and baby parade and much, much more. Additional information from Connie Perry at 215-357-7300, extension 301.

Independence Day At Graeme Park

Family Fun

7/4

Summer Fun and Food Festival

Graeme Park, 859 County Line Road, Horsham, PA

Peddler's Village, Lahaska, PA

Fonthill Castle's Old-fashioned Fourth Of July Celebration

6/23 - 6/24

| 12pm - 5pm

(215) 794-4000

Free Admission

7/4

| 12pm - 4pm

Fonthill Castle, E. Court St. & Route 313, Doylestown, PA

Puppets Pizzazz

Celebrate the holiday with some good old fashion fun! The whole family will enjoy activities including sack races, watermelon eating contests, the cake walk, wheelbarrow races, an obstacle course and more. The event kicks off with the Children's Decorated Bike Parade at 12:30 pm. 215-348-9461

Tinicum Arts Festival 6/28

7/7 & 7/8

| 7pm - 10pm

Northampton Township Parks & Recreation, Hatboro, Rd., Churchville

11am - 5pm

Entertaining kids and families with lovable puppets performing songs, skits, and more! Bring a lawn chair or blanket as seating is on the ground. Held RAIN OR SHINE - Inclement weather location Maureen M Welch Elementary School. Refreshments will be available through the Northampton Twp. Lions Club P&R will be collecting non-perishable items at all dates to benefit local food banks. Admission is FREE

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| Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sun.

Tinicum Park, River Road, Erwinna, PA

Fun On The Farm 7/9

| 11am - 4pm

The Market at DelVal, 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown, PA

Spend some time down on the farm and learn all about agriculture. The fun includes a wagon ride through the

DelVal farm to see horses, sheep and cows throughout the day. Get up close on the dairy barn tour which will be at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Spend some time playing our yard games and let the kids enjoy the inflatable attractions. Local PA Craft Beers and Rosebank Winery Wines will be available for purchase during this event.

$3 per Child or Adult, Children under 24 months are FREE.

Bat Bonanza 7/13

| 8:30pm

Peace Valley Nature Center Chapman Rd., Doylestown, PA A bat filled evening of activities and discovery for the entire family! NO FEE, donations appreciated

Princesses In the Park 7/22

| 11am - 1pm

Core Creek Park, 901 Bridgetown Pike, Langhorne, PA

Join 4 of our princesses (TBD) for our 1st Annual "Princesses in the Park" event alongside our good friends at Bread and Butter Food Trucks! Princess/super hero attire strongly encouraged!

Have lunch and afternoon tea with your favorite characters! Grab your favorite prop and take a photo with us! Face paint by our princesses and Balloon art by Justin's Balloon Twisting add to the afternoon fun! Sing and dance the day away as we kick off an amazing new tradition! Decorate your own cookies, share sandwiches and treats with the princesses, and go home with fabulous memories! Summer time is for fun and adventures! Join us on this wonderful day! Food & drinks included in the ticket price.

Summer Concert Series with Lolly and Yo Yo 7/25

| 6pm - 7:30pm

TLE Doylestown, 1721 S. Easton Rd., Doylestown, PA

Bring your blanket and beach chairs and get ready to have some fun with everyone's favorite musical duo: Lolly & YoYo! There will be food, games, face painting, and more. Parking is provided in the Khol's lot. Please arrive early to get your spot! This is not an all weather event.

Free family fun for the whole bunch!

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Healthy Homemade Protein Balls

Mama’s

Healthy Corner

Make a great snack for kids and adults

Health tips, answers to questions & more!

Ingredients:

Welcome the First Mama’s Healthy Corner!

1-1/3 cups honey

My name is Jeanette Guerrelli. I have been a Certified Health Coach for over 4 years and recently completed a program specializing in Hormone Health. For the Mamas (and the Papas)…I offer Healthy Living Group Programs that include meal plans, recipes (family friendly), health tips, support, motivation and more! You are able to follow a group on a Private Facebook group. I also offer one-on-one coaching. Together we make step by step changes to reach health and lifestyle goals. This can be done in person or by phone. Whether you are looking for weight management, more energy, better sleep, balancing hormones, I can help you make changes to the foods you eat and your lifestyle. One small change can get you on track to feel your BEST! Visit my website www.jeanetteguerrelli.com or contact me for a free consultation jeanetteguerrelli@gmail.com I have also been an Arbonne Independent Consultant for 13 years. When I learned about the harmful chemicals that I was putting on myself and my kids 13 years ago, I vowed to make a change. Arbonne’s philosophy is Pure, Safe and Beneficial. We are the #1 Global Brand in Healthy Living Inside and Out. We have over 400 everyday products that are formulated by European Standards. We have a baby line, acne line for teens, facial care for millennials, anti-aging for men and women, detox line, bath and body products, and an entire line of nutrition products. The products are gluten free, dairy free, GMO free, Vegan, no parabens, mineral oil, phthalates and made without many other harmful chemicals that are in everyday products. Arbonne has over 2,000 ingredients that are Not Allowed in our product! Visit www.jeanetteguerrelli.arbonne.com to see our fantastic selection. Contact me to learn how to integrate these products into your home for the entire family!!

Q and A Section Q What is a quick healthy after school snack? A handful of nuts, pre-sliced carrot and celery with hummus or guacamole, apple or celery with organic peanut/almond butter.

4 cups organic rolled oats 2 cups organic peanut butter or almond butter 2 cups Arbonne Essentials protein powder (Vanilla or Chocolate or 1 cup of each flavor. Add Arbonne Fiber Boost for added fiber)

Directions:

1) Combine nut butter and honey in a medium saucepan. Cook on low heat for about 5 mins, stirring occasionally until blended well. Or, put both in glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute. 2) Remove from heat; add protein powder and mix well. 3) Add rolled oats and mix well. 4) Roll into 1" balls. 5) Refrigerate for one hour. If you don’t want to roll the balls. Spread the combination into a 9 by 13 inch pan. Refrigerate for one hour then cut into squares.

Health Tip Water is all you need! The weather is getting warmer. Kids will be outside sweating more while playing sports or playing with friends. You may be tempted to buy a sport’s drink. A sport’s drink is not ideal as it is loaded with sugar, dyes, calories and other unhealthy ingredients. Water hydrates the body and replaces fluids lost during sweating! For kids and adults, drink water first thing in the morning as your body dehydrates while you sleep. Pack a water for lunch too! Keep a refillable BPA free bottles with your during the day and refill it. We should all drink half our body weight in ounces daily. More if it is hot outside or if you are sweating. Did you know that sometimes when you think you are hungry, it is actually your body needing more water?! If you need flavor in your water, add lemon, lime, cucumber, watermelon, strawberries or mint.

Q How much physical activity should my child be getting each day? The American Heart Association recommends that children and adolescence get at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Physical activity improves memory, develops muscle strength, keeps bones strong, improves heart health, and improves sleep just to name a few. And, it should be fun like jumping rope, hopscotch, playing hide and seek, swimming, sports, biking riding, hiking… Send questions to jeanetteguerrelli@gmail.com and put Mama’s Healthy Corner question and I will answer them in the next issue!

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SWIM & LIFEGUARD Private Swim Lessons & Lifeguard Classes

Our schedule of older camp programs for grade levels 1-8 Campers are placed into our summer camp groups based on the grade level they are entering in the fall. During summer camp sessions, activities are planned and geared to each age group including swimming and water activities, and games, the arts, music, science, and STEAM, nature, ropes course, and teamwork challenges. Special events are scheduled throughout the summer as additional fun for our campers and families. All 55 acres are utilized to provide our well-rounded, all-encompassing summer camp experience.

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