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Natural Products Expo West - Healthy Lifestyle

Living a healthy lifestyle is so important. One of the most important things you can do for yourself is eat healthy. This  March 7th thru March 10th, 2013, Anaheim Convention Center will host the Natural Products Expo West . They are  the world's largest and premier trade show for the natural, organic and healthy products industry. In 2012, Natural Products Expo West aka Expo West hosted over 60,000 industry members and over 3,000 exhibits showcasing products in the categories of natural and specialty foods, organic, supplements, health and beauty, natural living and pet products. I received media access which allowed me to receive samples and first hand information on new and existing organic products.    Arriving at the expo one of my goals was to try healthy lunchbox options. I pack my family lunches everyday and healthy travel friendly foods is my top priority when grocery shopping.  In the past twelve months I have packed at least one energy bar in my family's lun

Team Kids 7th Annual Imagine Celebration #TKImagine @Teamkids

Have you bought your tickets for Team Kids 7th Annual Imagine Celebration ? Team Kids is a non-profit program aimed at helping and teaching kids in our local community. Through this great organization kids make decisions on how to fundraiser for their charity and see first hand how they make a difference. The Imagine Celebration is a fundraiser to help this organization continue it's great work. I highly recommend that you or your employer support Team Kids through this fundraiser or through donations. Please help me spread the word to help make this event successful. Together we can make a difference in the future of our kids, community and our lives. Here is what community members had to say about this wonderful program:     You can follow using hastag #TKImagine Buy your tickets for this great event by going to their website Team Kids   Adults for $50.00 and kids are only $10.00. You can follow Team Kids here: Facebook: https://www.

Happy St. Patrick's Day - Trader Joe's

This week my boys and I went to the Trader Joe's market to buy milk and bananas. As we headed to the back of the store, we ran into the sample station. They were cooking Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes traditional Irish Dinner. The boys were excited to try something new and it allowed me to talk to them about St. Patrick's Day and luck of the Irish. The food tasting went very well. The boys loved the meal and asked if we could have it for dinner. (The Corned Beef comes pre-packaged and pre-seasoned. All the items were cooked in a slow cooker.) I explained to them that it might be an idea, but we needed to check with their dad, since it is his birthday weekend. They happily took another sample from the table and accepted my answer. We had fun eating and talking to the store clerk who was cooking the Irish meal. She made it fun, because she explained the easy process of cooking the food in a slow cooker and continued to feed us. Y um. We left with our bellies full and h

Living in the Olden Days in Orange County

With a child in 3rd grade, new and exciting topics start coming home infiltrating the dinner conversation.  Since my son returned back to school after the winter break, studies have revolved around the history of Orange County, CA that has sparked new excitement in the Field Trip Mom family.  Orange County has a vast amount of incredible history with many learning opportunities in which you too can enjoy with your family.  Today, we are proud to share some exciting information as well as a bit of history as lived by the descendants of our family. Located in Irvine, CA, you can visit the Irvine Historical Museum for a great inexpensive way to learn more about the history of Irvine and the surrounding areas.  For thousands of years, Gabrielino Indians, also known as the Tongva Tribe, lived in villages that later would become the Irvine Ranch.  Prior to the mid 1700's, these peaceful Indians lived in family units sheltered by huts called "Wicklups."  Their culture was a

FieldTrip Alerts - Southern California

I found a few field trips that you may be interested in attending here in Southern California. I have not attend these events as of today. I have heard from friends and teachers of these great events. I am sharing them with you in the hope that it will inspire you to get out and explore. These are low cost or free field trip alerts. Please call ahead to make sure they will be open on the day of the event.  Who: Irvine Historical Museum Where: 5 San Joaquin Irvine Ca 92612 When: Sunday March 10th, 2013 Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm Free - Donation is optional Irvine Historical Museum is hosting a open house for public school students from 1pm to 4pm. They will be hosting a treasure hunt, art and crafts as well as serving chocolate chip cookies. If your child is learning about Orange County and it's rich history, then this is for you. Teachers are endorsing this field trip to help with the learning of the history of Orange County. For more information, Please call  Gail Daniels at 9

The Chia Seed Cookbook - Cookbook Review

The Chia Seed Cookbook - A few weeks ago I was given this book to review.  I was very excited to received it, because for years I have heard many great things about this little seed. My sister calls it the magic seed. You see, my sister and I have diabetes and sugar control is very important for us. Through word of mouth we have been told that this is critical to our diets. Upon hearing this of course, I ran out to buy the seeds but wasn't sure how to cook with them. I started by sprinkling it in my juice or would sugar them over my toast. Although I wanted to use them as much as possible for my diet, I couldn't find the right cooking method. When I did use them in our meals my family thought I was out of my mind because they had never heard of it as food. The commercial and theme song for the Chia Pet was playing in our heads.  Soon, I had unfortunately forgotten about them altogether.  Suddenly, when I received the opportunity to review The Chia Seed Book things changed

Wreck It Ralph on Blu Ray 3D / Blu Ray / DVD / Digital Copy

  Coming to stores Tuesday, March 5th, Disney brings the next big hit movie Wreck-It Ralph to Blu Ray 3D, Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy!  Field Trip Mom was given a pre-release copy of the ultimate collector's edition for preview.  This amazing DVD collection gives you a 4 disc combo pack including Blu Ray 3D, Blu Ray, DVD and Digital Copy.  You have everything you need whether you are in your home theater, at the market or in the car going to your next field trip with this disk set.  The collection includes Disney Intermission, a Behind the Scenes Documentary, Deleted Scenes and Video Game Commercials.  Disney has also added the Oscar award winning short "Paper man".  This delightful short film by Disney Animation is a must see for every romantic and film enthusiast.    Wreck-It Ralph is the story of Ralph, an 80's 8 bit video game character who is the bad guy of the game Fix It Felix Jr.  Felix is the games' hero and the main character of the video g

Free admission to museums

It is the beginning of the month and several museums begin with free admission to their place.  Some of the museums are funded by major corporations such as Target or Bank of  America. Major corporation are helping the community by offering free admission on Saturday or Sunday. All you have to do is just pick the museum you would like to visit. It is very simple.   You can find more about which museum participates by going to the museums web address and looking in the event section. You can also go to Target's and *Bank of America's Community page.  Target Corporate You may go to Target Corporate to find your local events that are sponsored by them.  To help you find the one near you just click on the state you live and then county. It should take you to the link of the event. In my area I have Bower's Musuem and La Habra Children's Museum participating this weekend. The Children's Museum at La Habra March, Music, Movement & More March

Free First Sunday Museum -Bower's Museum

This weekend is the free first Sunday of each month at Bower's Museum sponsored by Target and Nicholas Endowment. This is a great way to experience the arts and learn about different types of culture. I attended last year and it was very educational and fun for the entire family. There is a crowd, so go early and bring money for parking. You may want to wear comfortable shoes and bring water. Lots of places to eat, however it is best to bring at least an energy bar for a snack. Last year we went to the museum next door as well, Bowers Kidseum and got to enjoy both museums in one day. I highly recommend that you go at least once this year and visit these amazing museums. You won't regret it. The first Sunday of every month it is free. FREE!!!   BOWERS MUSEUM 2002 N.MAIN STREET SANTA ANA, CA 92706 KIDSEUM 1802 N. MAIN STREET SANTA ANA, CA 92706 Here the website Bowers Kidseum ADMISSION AND DIRECTIONS   Phone-714.480.1520 Fax- 714.480.00

Thank God it's March! - Personal

I am writing to share with you my most recent experience. My goal in this post is to let you know that everyone makes mistakes including me. I have been making large mistakes these past few weeks. I have to come to the realization that I am tired. I need more sleep and I can not do it all. I would love to be the perfect mom, wife, friend and co-worker, but I fell short these couple of weeks. I am tired. I have not given my body the rest that it needs, so it betrayed me this week. I fell asleep and couldn't wake up. I missed a major important thing. Sorry does not even begin to tell you how bad I feel. I wanted to cry, because I know that I could have done better and did not. I failed. I missed the mark and I disappointed others. That is the worst part is that I disappointed the people I care about the most. My goal here is not to dwell on the failures, but to make it better. So I am saying good-bye to terrible February and hello to happy March. Yup... I am blaming it on Februa