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: and fill out a foster application

Written by:  Sharon Cowell  Mama’s Lil Guide

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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Fresh Pumpkin Puree for Pumpkin Pies

There  is nothing like fresh homemade pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and you can wow your friends and family by making it from scratch this year.  So easy and FRESH     I purchased my “pie” pumpkings from  and 2 pumpkins will yeild 2 pies.   I make alot so I have it for the winter to make all things pumpkin.   I put it in pancakes, dog treats, cookies etc.

1 Pie

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 can condensed milk
  • 2 cups Fresh pumpkin puree

Mix all ingredients except the milks, then slowly add each into batter.   Pour into pie crust    Bake 15 mts at 425  Then lower heat to 350 and  cook an addl 40 to 50 mts until set

Serve with Fresh whipped cream… Just use heavy cream, vanilla extract and sugar and beat with mixer until creamy!   Easy Peazy    >> Make this right before serving.. add sugar to taste!

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September/Mid-November 2015 – Mama’s Lil’ Guide — Available Now!!

The September/Mid-November 2015 Issue of Mama’s Lil’ Guide is now hot off the presses!

This issue marks our 5th year anniversary, and we are so excited and grateful for our fans, advertisers, and community.  Help us to celebrate by visiting our wonderful advertisers . Time to think about pumpkin patches, apple pie & hay rides!! This issue has everything you need for fall!

Featured on our cover this Fall is Shady Brook Farm, learn more about them on the inside front cover. We have FREE pumpkinfest tickets for shadybrook so be sure to visit our facebook page for contest.

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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9 Beautiful Paths to Explore

I love the outdoors, hiking with my family,  walking with my dogs and just exploring .  I visited all these wonderful places this summer and wanted to share with you so you can explore them to .  Some are local and right in Bucks county, and a few are about an hour 1/2 away, but well worth the drive.   Enjoy!

  1. Castle Valley Park – Located on Lower state & Almshouse Rd  Warrington Pa  I have driven by this location a million times, and finally decided to stop and check it out.  It was beautiful.  Families were fishing on the big creek, and there is a place for a picnic.   Not much of a walking path but plenty of creek to explore or just sit and take in all the beauty around
  2. Kids Castle Nature Preserve – 425 Wells Rd Doylestown PA Located on the walking path at Kids Castle, this beautiful  short nature trail is a great way to explore the paths after some fun at the Castle.   Paved paths and if your quiet enough, you will hear or see some wildlife.  (no pets allowed)


  3. Wilma Quinlan Nature Preserve  http://www.wilmaquinlanpreserve.orgMathews Ave New Britain Pa  This beautiful grass path  with wildflowers and the sweet smell of honeysuckle took my breath away.  The path has a few turns that lead you to a huge creek and offers benches to rest along the way.   This is a go to place now for me to take my dogs and enjoy a nice walk in nature.
  4. Bradford Dam -Lower Nike Park Warrington Pa  A wonderful 3.2 mile hike/walk through the woods on a paved path.  You will pass several bridges, creeks, the dam and in the summer walk through the wildflower paths.   Dog friendly

    5. Lake Galena Nature Path New Britain Pa Located across from Peace Valley Nature Center, these nature paths seem to go on and on.   You can take several different paths and all lead to more beauty.  You can even visit the Pooh Tree.   Lots to explore in these  grassy dirt paths.  Wear good hiking shoes and pack some water and lunch.   One of my favs.

    6.Kemper Park 905 Valley Rd Warminster  http://www.warminstertownship.orgIf you want a place that has a playground, picnic areas, paths and nature walks, Kemper Park has it all.   Dog Friendly too!   We walked in the creek and the paths.  A great Park for walking, playing and exploring.

    7. Stover-Myers Mill  Dark Hollow Rd Pipersville Pa  We parked across the street because we wanted to check out the old mill, but we found so much more than that.  There is a beautiful creek surrounded by trees that I could have stayed at for hours.  We started to walk to the mill, and found a wooded path full of flowers and more beauty.   Once you get to the mill you can read about its history and the restoration they are doing.

    8 . Columcille Megalith Park http://www.columcille.org51, 113 Quaker Plain Rd Bangor Pa  This was a magical place to visit.   Very calming and the stone structures just added to the beauty of the hike.  The wooded paths and magical structures make it a wonderful journey through the woods.  This is a must visit , and a place you can clear your head, feel re energized and explore.   Dog friendly!

    9. Jacobsburg State Park Belfast Rd Nazareth Pa    This park has several hiking trails, and one that you will need proper foot wear, water and a sense of adventure.   The trails lead you to creeks that you can swim in,  bridges, hills,  and you can get a great workout all while seeing natures beauty.    Dog Friendly!

    I hope you enjoy all these wonderful places, and if you have any we should check out please let us know by leaving a comment below, or email mama at

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Fall Fun

Visit your Local Farm for Fall Fun!!   download

Shady Brook Farm

Pumpkins,Hayrides, Kid activities ,Haunted Hay rides at night (see ad in magazine)

931 Stony Hill Rd Yardley Pa  215-968-1670

Hellericks Family Farm

Wagon Rides, Activites, Pumpkins ,Corn Mazes

5500 North Easton Road (Route 611)
Doylestown, PA
On Route 611, 6 miles North of Route 202


Tractor-Hayrides-at-The-Peach-Tree-Farm-in-Boonville-MissouriWinding Brook Farm

Pumpkins, Kid friendly Hayrides, Haunted Hayrides at night

3014 Bristol Rd, Warrington, PA

(215) 343-8880


Froehlich’s Farm Fall Festival

3143 York Rd , FURLONG , PA


10:00 AM – 4:00 PM End of Sept thru Oct 


AGA Farms

Pumpkins, Hayrides, Cornmazes

1333 Elephan Road Perkasie Pa  215-795-0660


Freddy Hill Farms

Pumpkin Patch Tours

1440 Sumneytown Pike Lansdale Pa 215-855-1205


Hurricane Hill Farm

Corn Maze, Hayrides, Pumpkin Patch

704 E Reeceville Rd Coatesville Pa



MerryMead Farm

Corn Maze, Pumpkins, Hayrides, Harvest Weekends

2222 Valley Forge Rd  Lansdale Pa

610- 584-4410


Styer Orchards


97 Styers Land Langhorne Pa



None Such Farms

Hayrides,Pumpkins,  Festivals, Kids activities

4493 York Rd Buckingham Pa



Trauger’s Farm Market

Wagon Rides, Pumpkins

Rt 611 and Island Rd Kitnersville Pa



Solly Brothers Farm

Pumpkins, Hayrides

707 Almshouse Rd Warminster Pa

Kohler FarmsPumpkin patch, Hayrides, Ice Cream

1262 Limekiln Pike, Ambler, PA

(215) 646-4941



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A letter to my high school senior:

Today was your first day of your Senior Year, you got up early, and were so excited to get in your  jeep that you worked so hard to save for all year and drive yourself to school.     You didn’t care about your outfit, how your hair looked, or even the fact that this was your Senior Year.  To you, it’s just another year  to get through and fast so you can spend your time doing more important things.    Some of your classmates will have a brand new car to drive ,some will talk about the colleges they will attend next year,  some will have it all figured out and some won’t … and then their will be your “tribe”, your true friends, the ones that love you for who you are, don’t judge you and see you for who you truly are inside.   Your senior year can be whatever you want it to be.   It doesn’t have to be filled with where are you going to school, what do you want to do when you graduate, or anything about your future.  Your future is in the future, and you don’t have to worry about that at all right now, just enjoy being a 17 year old kid with the rest of your life ahead of you filled with possibilities.     Your dreams may be different from others and that’s ok, because they are yours, and no one can take them away from you.  Just because you don’t have it all figured doesn’t mean anything, other than… you just don’t know yet what you want to do, and you’re not done searching for that perfect thing that will make you happy .  My wish for you is that you find something that you are truly inspired to do and love doing it each and every day, something you love instead of something you do to make money.     So sit back and take in everyday doing what makes you happy, and everything will fall in place for you, and I will be here every step of the way to LISTEN  to you when you need me to!!!   Love, MOM


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