Thursday, March 26, 2009

March for Babies

The local March of Dimes March for Babies is being held on May 9. I am so excited to be part of it - I'll be leading the warm-up and sponsoring a stroller decorating booth!! I can't wait!
In the meantime, I am trying to raise funds in support of March of Dimes. Almost everyone in the US has benefited from March of Dimes research in some way - whether you have had a premature baby or not.
Did you know that you have benefited from the March of Dimes if you...
  • have had the polio vaccine
  • have had an ultrasound when pregnant
  • knew to take folic acid before and during your pregnancy
That's just a few of the more common ways you might have come in contact with March of Dimes research.

Please consider donating to this important cause by clicking below.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Looking for good shoes?

I got my first pair of Ryka shoes about a month ago and I must say I am impressed. On Stroller Strides days, I put them on first thing in the morning and often realize in the evening that I still have them on. They are really comfortable, especially since I laced them up with my Yankz!.
One of the things I like about Ryka is that the shoes are designed for women by women. They are not a men's shoe just cut down in size for a woman. I got mine at - check it out if you are in the market for new shoes.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hidden ingredients

I was buying Italian diced tomatoes the other day and decided to look at the ingredients. I was shocked! All but one brand included high fructose corn syrup! I must admit that diced tomatoes are an item I had never thought to read the ingredient list for, I guess I just assumed that they would just contain tomatoes.
I realize that they are not really "hidden" as they are listed right on the label. However, there are items that I am not in the habit of reading the ingredients - items that are considered "one ingredient" items. I also found that certain variety of beans have high fructose corn syrup. Ugh!
So, if you are like me and don't always read every label because you think you know what is in it - be warned and start reading each and every label. Know what you are feeding your family!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

My new favorite thing

I just got some Yankz! from Ridge Runner Sports and I love them! They are a lacing system for your shoes where you don't have to tie them. I know, I know, it sounds lazy. However, I am often rushing out the door trying to get myself and two kiddos to Stroller Strides on time and tie my shoes quickly. I grew weary of them either coming untied or staying tied, but not pulled tight enough to keep my foot from slipping.
Yankz! solved all of that. You fit them to your foot once & set it and from then on, you just slip your foot in & out. They are wonderful! If you haven't tried these, I would highly recommend it!