Wildflower Express


Spring is here and what better way to enjoy a nice day with the kids by taking a ride on the Wildflower Express at New Hope Railroad.  Each child gets a pack of seeds, a coloring book and crayons,and a  flyer about wildflowers .

 

Mama is running a contest for a FREE 4 pack of tix this week on our facebook page.. check it out and be sure to enter.  facebook.com/mamaslilguide12924493_1072657802792672_8227612762493410664_nGet your tickets Here:   http://www.newhoperailroad.com

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Great Family Events!

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Get inspired, educated, and entertained with LEGO bricks! Play with huge attractions built to set your imagination free and witness mind-blowing creations made entirely of this timeless toy at Brick Fest Live.

Be sure to be watching Mama’s Facebook page for chances to WIN tickets!

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Getting Everyone to eat more fruit and veggies

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It has always been a struggle to get everyone to eat more veggies and fruit.   One of the best ways this mama has found is to hide them, in as much as I can.   These little delicious bites are yummy and have apples and zucchini in them.    I made little baggies of four and put them in the fridge to grab for a quick healthy breakfast in the morning.    Now, while I was making these, my other kids.. the fur babies, were staring at me with those eyes… So I adjusted the recipe and made them some healthy snacks to.   Now everyone is happy and healthy!  Enjoy.

 

Zucchini  Apple Muffins

1 cup Whole Wheat Flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking soda

3 Tbls butter melted

1/2 cup local honey  http://www.themarketatdelval.com

1 Egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup apple chopped into small pieces

1 cup Zucchini, grated

Pre-heat oven to 350 and coat mini muffin pan (I used my pampered chef mini muffin pan.. get yours here http://www.pamperedchef.biz.Amys with coconut oil spray.

Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda.    In a large bowl stir together slightly beaten egg, butter, honey, and vanilla, add in flour mixture, zucchini  and apples until gently combined.

Fill each muffin cup to the top and bake for 15 to 20 mts

 

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Doggie Treats

1 Cup Whole Wheat flour

1 Cup shredded Zucchini

1 Apple diced in small pieces (cored and seeded)

1 Large egg

1 Tsp Cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together until combined.   Flour surface and press to about 1/2 inch high.  Use cookie cutter and place on lightly sprayed cookie sheet ( I use coconut oil spray)  Cook for about 15 mts or until brown on bottom.  Let cool and serve.   Store in fridge for up to a 7-10 days.      Be prepared for lots of doggie kisses!!!  For more Dog friendly ideas and recipes Visit House full of paws on facebook.   20160329_112650

 

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March – May 2016 Issue Hot off the Presses!

March-May 2016 Issue

The March-May 2016 Issue of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is now hot off the presses!

Filled with fun things to do this Easter including Egg Hunts & Special Events, Spring Cleaning & Organizing advice, and FREE Summer Camp & Passes! You won’t want to miss this exciting issue!

This issue features New Hope & Ivyland Railroad, Create special family memories that will last a lifetime.

Enjoy the ONLINE version of Mama’s Lil’ Guide or visit one the many places around your area  to pick up a printed copy of your own!  

We would like to thank our sponsors, advertisers and fans for helping us continue to bring you our ’Lil Guide!

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Tall Tales of the Little Woman,Mama About Town

Tall Tales of the Little Woman, Mama About Town

by Annie McCourt Makaron

Every once in a while we get invited to attend something (and blog about it) that actually makes me forget the list in my head. I suspend the, “to-do,” mentality and give in to the kind of fun I had before kids, mortgage, job…

The Harlem Globetrotters were that level of fun! Seriously, I giggled! From the throwback uniforms celebrating their 90 years on the courts to the poor bedraggled referee, it was an evening of good, family friendly fun!

We had great seats, thank you MLG and GTs; however, in reality, there are no bad seats! Ant, the crown prince of basketball, literally comes up into the crowd to make mischief and generate laughter!

Stretch, all seven foot plus of him, is the gentle giant of the game. He brings children onto the court and soars high about the opponents head while making baskets and clowning on the hoop!

Sweet J, only the 12th female to ever play with the Globetrotters gets the fans involved while rocking the awesome throwback uniforms! During a break in the game, this powerhouse gave a sweet speech about finding your

dream and sticking to it before she brought Little League World Series pitcher, Mo’net Davis

on the court to make some baskets in front of her hometown crown of Philadelphia, PA.

During halftime local dance teams from the Philly burbs took center court over before, “Big G,” the GTs mascot made Wells Fargo his own personal laugh tank!

The tickets are affordable; the cotton candy was only $5 and delicious; parking is close to the entrance and actually isn’t too pricey for a three hour event at Wells Fargo at $20; therefore, we rate this an affordable fun family event! Four people could attend, eat, laugh and go home happy for around $100!

Seriously, the antics are so silly and family friendly, you can’t go wrong spending time with Ant, Stretch, Sweet J and the rest of the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters!globetrotters stretch (1) globetrotters big g (1)

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How to Lose 10 Pounds Fast by Fostering Puppies!

After several weeks of fostering 2 puppies, I started noticing my jeans were loose, my arms, legs and glutes were sore, and I was so busy that I didn’t feel the need to snack or eat between meals.  So I got on the scale and voila…I was down 10 pounds and I didn’t even try… Follow my quick and easy plan to drop weight fast.  Program and Exercises included.

Step 1:   Foster puppies from a local rescue such as Bella Reed Pit Bull Rescue

Step 2:  Fall in love with puppies nd care for them each and every day

Step 3:  Have fun dressing them up, cuddling and receiving endless kisses and love

Step 4:  Dedicate the time to get them ready for their furever home by teaching them basic skills: how to go potty outside, sit, and  walk on a lead

Step 5:  Go to Meet and Greets with potential adopters and make sure they are a good fit

Step 6:  Say Goodbye and Repeat Step 1 thru 6 as many times as you can because their are so many to save!

Exercises: These workout biceps, triceps,legs, back, and your core!

Curls: Pick 2  10 -12 pound puppies up over and over again… be sure to bend your knees so that you don’t hurt your back and to kiss and hug them every time to let them know they are loved.

Hurdles:  Constantly lift legs over baby gates,  through barriers, chairs and whatever other means you need to keep puppies safe and secure.

Bent Over Rows:  Bend to pick up any accidents that may occur, pieces of things that may be on the floor, and clean up their puppy space to make sure it’s clean several times a day.

Squats:   When puppies start making circular motions, pick up, run down stairs as fast as you can and get them outside to potty… follow up by bending at knee and saying good boy or good girl!

Sit Ups:  Reach for toys, bones, and squeaky toys while laying on the floor with the puppies.  Crawl around on knees with stomach in tight while they smother you with kisses and try and take the toys from you.

Walks:   Teach puppies to walk on a leash while showing them off to everyone you see so they can get extra love. If you have other dogs, walk them extra long because they may need just a little extra attention with other dogs in the house.

Not only are these good for your overall body, but fostering puppies, kittens, dogs and cats can help save lives, and will fill up your heart with so much compassion and love, not only will your body be healthier, but your heart will be too~

Disclaimer:  Results on weight loss may vary based on how many puppies you foster but all the Love and compassion is endless!

Fostering doesn’t cost you a thing but your time and love!  Everything you need is provided by the rescue.

For More Information about Fostering thru Bella Reed Pit Bull Rescue visit: www.bellareedpbr.com and fill out a foster application

Written by:  Sharon Cowell  Mama’s Lil Guide www.mamaslilguideonline.com

Pictured below are Chive and Rosemary from the Spice Bunch.  Both have been adopted!    Photo Credits:  MGC Photography Maddie Cowell

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January-February 2016 Issue Hot off the Presses!

January-February 2016 Issue

The January-February 2016 Issue of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is now hot off the presses!

Filled with fun things to do this Winter, and creative ideas for Valentine’s Day, you won’t want to miss this exciting issue!

This issue features Lil Angel’s Consignment, “Bargain Shopper’s Haven and a Cluttered Closet’s Dream!!.

Enjoy the ONLINE version of Mama’s Lil’ Guide or visit one the many places around your area  to pick up a printed copy of your own!  

We would like to thank our sponsors, advertisers and fans for helping us continue to bring you our ’Lil Guide!

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See the Harlem Globetrotters in Philadelphia

Click below to purchase tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Sunday, March 6th.

Discount Code:

  • Promo Code: HGBLOG
  • Discount: $5 off select seats
  • Valid 1/15/16 until 3/12/16

Make sure you visit Mama’s Facebook page for chances to win family four pack tickets!

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Disney on Ice! Click here for more information on tickets and showtimes. Be sure to check out Mama’s Lil Guide Facebook Page for chances to win tickets!

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Holiday Issue Hot off the Presses!

November/Mid-January Issue

The November/Mid-January Issue of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is now hot off the presses!

Time for turkey, being thankful and shopping for the upcoming holidays.  This issue is packed with everything you need for a fun filled holiday season and we gave the kids some extra puzzles and crafts to do as well.

This issue features New Hope Ivyland Railroad in New Hope, come ride the North Pole Express, save $5.00 with coupon on inside cover and check our Facebook page for upcoming ticket giveaways.  Special Thanks to The Moment Photography for a beautiful cover.

Enjoy the ONLINE version of Mama’s Lil’ Guide or visit one the many places around your area  to pick up a printed copy of your own!  

We would like to thank our sponsors, advertisers and fans for helping us continue to bring you our ’Lil Guide!

And hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season!

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