Spend some quality bonding time with the kiddos, “Bear-style”! {GIVEAWAY} WIN a family pass to the screening of Disney’s BEARS

When I was little, I LOVED watching nature shows!

They were always so interesting and I learned so much about how wildlife made it in this world.

And Disney movies were the cat’s pajamas! Every Sunday night, I’d plunk myself down in front of telly and go on a mental adventure through the stories brought to me by the magical kingdom.

Now, being all grown up and having a couple mites of my own, I want to share with them the stories that I enjoyed so much and even go on new adventures with them now.

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Disney’s Bears is an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of two mother bears as they impart life lessons to their impressionable young cubs. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bear families must work together to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from predators, including an ever-present wolf pack. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—where mothers definitely know best and their cubs’ survival hinges on family togetherness.

I have teamed up with Three Chickens and a Boat to run an AWESOME giveaway for a Family Pass for 4 to the screening of Disney’s BEARS, on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 10am at SilverCity Metropolis. BEARS hits the theatres, April 18th, 2014 in celebration of Earth Day. This giveaway runs until April 7th, 2014 and (1) winner will be chosen. Please enter via the Rafflecopter link below.

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Getting fit with kids in tow.

Now that I’m done having kids, I seriously want to get into shape.

I'm not happy with this.

I’m not happy with this.

I am a full time Stay-At-Home-Mom. My kids go where I go, so I need to include one, if not both of my kids into my workout schedule.

Fortunately our eldest goes to preschool three times a week for a few hours, but that still leaves me with our 1 year old to hang out with. He’s started to drop the morning nap, so now I can take him with me for workouts.

Now I just need to find something that will allow me to workout while he’s with me.

I know the rec centre has child minding, so that is an option. There are also some studios that offer it as well. I tried a facility that has an area for the wee ones to hang out in by themselves, but Captain Clingy wanted nothing to do with that.

I’m thinking that I need to pick up a jogging stroller. I can take the wee man along with me, he doesn’t weigh too much yet and running is FREE. On the down side, I’ll have the weather to contend with. Now that Old Man Winter is approaching, we’ll have to deal with the cold, rain, ice and possibly snow. Could get treacherous. I wonder if there are indoor tracks to go to?

My new jogging partner.

My new jogging partner.

I suppose I could also pick up a fitness DVD and do workouts at home, but our space is the size of a closet and I think that if I fire up the Jillian Michael’s Kickboxing DVD that’s been collecting dust on the shelf, I’ll either kick my son clear across the room or end up with my foot firmly planted in the TV. Maybe I’ll pick up these 10 Minute Solution DVD’s that I just came across. There’s bound to be something in there that’ll work for me.

10 Minute Solution

How do you stay fit whilst caring for your young ones?