Cibolo Canyons Grand Opening

November 30, 2009

 

Join us for our Grand Opening and enjoy a free class. This is a great opportunity to see what Stroller Strides is all about.  In addition to the free class we’ll have raffles, refreshments, goody bags and a balls and bubbles playdate after class.  We’ll be raffling gift cards, gift baskets, prizes and much more!

RSVP by Nov 30th to receive half off your registration fee of $75

DATE:12/2/2009  TIME:9:30 am
LOCATION:Cibolo Canyons Amenity Center
                              3650 TPC Parkway
                              San Antonio, TX 78261
Classes will be regularly scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30am

Luna Mom’s Club Weekly Tip

November 25, 2009
To help get us in a festive mood for the holiday feast, here are some easy decorating ideas, using what you find out on a walk.
  • Centerpieces: Pumpkins and other winter squashes, Native American corn, acorns, nuts, grapes, pears, pomegranates, and apples overflowing from a wicker cornucopia or heaped in a wooden bowl look abundant and beautiful in the center of your festal table.
  • Leaf coasters: Autumn leaves make great coasters to protect your furniture from rings and stains. Oak leaves are especially tough, leathery, and durable.
  • Natural napkin rings: Tie napkins with raffia and tuck in a pretty fallen leaf and an acorn, or a cinnamon stick or two. Guests can add their cinnamon to a pot of hot cider to sip on later.
  • Pumpkin vase: Hollow out a pumpkin and place a cup inside to hold fresh or dried flowers.
  • Decorated votive holders: Glue or tie the following around the outside of your glass votive candle holders: dried apple slices, cinnamon sticks, cornhusks, autumn leaves.

Healthy Traditional Holiday Foods

November 24, 2009

Don’t throw in the towel just yet.  You can still experience the full favor of the Holidays and maintain a healthy diet.  Follow the link below for Healthy Traditional Holiday Recipes.

10 Healthy Holiday Superfoods


Crib Death Prevention

November 19, 2009

As a mother it is very difficult to filter every bit of information about child safety.  We do are best to protect are children with in “reason”.  Often questioning just where the  “reason” line is drawn.   I try very hard not to contribute to the overload of safety issues on new mothers.   However, a member forwarded this information on to me about crib death.  It has compelling information with a simple recommendation.  I hope you find it informative as I have! 

$30 SIDS SOLUTION


Luna Mom’s Club Weekly Tip

November 19, 2009
Minimize the effects of toxic chemicals from your wood burning fireplaces this holiday season.  1.  Only burn dry seasoned hardwoods like oak, hickory, and ash.  2.  Avoid soft woods like pine and cedar.  3.  Avoid wet wood and any treated or painted wood.  4. Never burn plastics, cardboard, garbage, magazines, etc.
If you want the beauty of a fire without the big environmental impact, light soy or beeswax candles.  Get several large pillar candles of varying heights and place them on a flat surface in your fireplace.  They are cleaner and gentler on the environment, but are every bit as beautiful and fragrant.  Plus, they last longer!

Practice what you preach!

November 16, 2009

kids downward dog[1]As I prepare my daughters’ lunches, I often wonder what their teachers think.  Do they find the black bean and cheese tacos wrapped in whole wheat tortillas appetizing?  Do they pity my children? My school lunches were packed with cheetos, soda, and ding dongs.  When did I become this health nut?  The truth is it was a progression.  I started eating healthier in my early twenties but didn’t really make a conscious effort until my oldest was just learning to eat.  I quickly realized she wanted to eat what I was eating.  If I was ever going to encourage healthy eating habits, I should lead by example.  As time goes by I realize that my healthy habits influence my children positively every day.  Each day we go to the park for my Stroller Strides class followed by an hour of free play at the park.  I see the impact as I watch my daughter practice her stroller strides exercises in the mirror.  Of course, I also see my temper, anxiety and impatience.  We are all works in progress!  Which is why I congratulate you Stoller Striders, everyday you decide to come to Stroller Strides is a day you positively impact your child.

Find more ways to become a role model for your children, follow the link

What’s Healthy for Kid is Healthy for Adults


Luna Mom’s Club Tip of the Week

November 14, 2009

Buy food (and drink-ideally tap water) from local companies whenever possible.  Each pound of local food you purchase prevents a quarter pound of global warming (CO2) emissions.  Support your local Farmer’s Market.  If possible, grow your own fruits and vegetables using organic gardening practices.  Find local resources at http://www.localharvest.org.

 

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