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Bad Behavior? Bad Coaches? Good Sportsmanship? 5 Things Every Sports Mom Should Know

Do you have a future Victor Cruz, LeBron James or David Beckham in your house? It’s Sports Week on MochaManual.com and we asked our resident youth sports expert, Duane Kinnon, COO of YES Inc. (Youth Education Through Sports) a New York City-based non-profit, to give us the skinny on  what every mom needs to know to make the [...]

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It’s Sports Week: How Dwyane Wade Ended Up In Our House & Our FATHEAD GIVEAWAY

This is a true story. One that I must preface by saying that I am a die-hard New York Knicks fan. But I am also a basketball fan. And as a mother who gives a little leeway for developing your own opinions (they now say that is good for children), my 9 year old son [...]

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Tasty Tuesday: KIND Launches New, Low-Sugar Dark Chocolate Chili Almond Snack Bar

KIND Healthy Snacks announce the launch of the newest flavor in its low-sugar KIND Nuts & Spices line –Dark Chocolate Chili Almond! Turns out a good spicy snack can help keep you cool this summer!     It may sound counter-intuitive to reach for something hot when its 98 degrees, but it’s actually a scientific fact that [...]

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African American Teen Births Drop 24%, Hispanics 34%, Says New CDC Report

According to a new CDC report released this week, the rates of teen births fell 24% among non-Hispanic black teenagers, 34% for Hispanics and 20% for non-Hispanic white teenagers. The decline among Hispanic teen births is most noteworthy since they previously had the highest teen birth rates. Eight states had declines of 30% or more [...]

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Could Black Women’s Breastmilk Cure Breast Cancer? Black Moms Needed for Important Research

Note:  If you’re an African American nursing mom living anywhere in the country and interested in donating breastmilk for this research, please see the contact information at the bottom of this post! By Tanya Lieberman You’ve heard it many times before:  breastfeeding and breastmilk gives your baby important nutritional and immunological support. But could breastmilk [...]

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Tasty Tuesday: New ANNIE’S Organic, Whole Grain Graham Crackers & New Cheddar Squares!

Annie’s, the family favorite maker of natural and organic comfort foods, snacks and condiments, has three new products that we love. And by we, I mean my children and I who are big fans of Annie’s healthy foods and even bigger fans of the always great taste. Check out all the new varieties! Certified Organic [...]

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May 15th is International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day; Free Webinar Tonight!

Moms-to-be, skin to skin contact matters! Over 35 years of research tell us that Kangaroo Care goes well beyond bonding. Although other countries have been practicing the science of skin to skin contact for decades, the United States is now implementing changes to make skin-to-skin the standard of care for both pre- and full- term [...]

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What to Do in NYC This Weekend: LAST Chance for WANDA’s MONSTER w/LAURIE BERKNER; Plus A Meet & Greet

It’s the last weekend to catch the hit family musical, WANDA’s MONSTER featuring the music of Laurie Berkner, plus this weekend you can meet Laurie live and in the flesh at a special benefit performance on Saturday, May 11th at 2pm. Making Books Sing presents WANDA’S MONSTER, The Musical Music and Lyrics byLaurie Berkner Book [...]

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First Food Friday: Breastfeeding Chef’s Boobie Milk Smoothie Recipe

Friday: Boobie Milk Smoothie This delicious smoothie comes together easily and is a crowd pleaser the whole family can enjoy. For faster assembly, store dry ingredients in individual baggies in the fridge so all you do is dump into your blender, add banana, water, ice and GO! Makes 2 nursing mama servings OATS: supports breast [...]

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Gotta-Have-It Eats for Breastfeeding Moms: Yellow Squash & Onions with Spelt Pasta

Recipes for Nursing Moms by The Breastfeeding Chef Yellow Squash and Onions with Spelt Pasta Serves 4 Caramelizing the onions gives this dish a delightful sweetness that marries well with the squash. This recipe is easily doubled and packs well for a great lunch.  This dish is as good for nursing moms as it is for the [...]

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