Wordless Wednesday

We don’t have the Chicago Bears anymore, but we do have the Chicago Blackhawks!

Chicago Blackhawks


Join the Wii Twit Fit club – have fun while losing weight!

If you have a Wii and are looking to have fun while you lose weight then the Wii Twit Fit club is for you! There is a catch though. You have to be a member of Twitter in order to take advantage of the process. The group, which you can join at WiiTwitFit will allow you to keep track of your progress, share success stories, tips and tricks, photos and yes, videos if you wish.

The group is currently seeking companies to sponsor the Wii Twit Fit chats and monthly round ups. All a sponsor is asked to do is provide a product or products to be used as giveaway items for various categories and incentives. Some group members will be vlogging their weightloss journey and would be more than happy to give your company props for donating items as well as tweeting about it on the fantastic social networking site, Twitter and following the hashtag #wiitwitfit.

Back to Twitter. You don’t have to have a Twitter account but that is where all the chats and meet ups will be taking place so it is a lot easier if you do have one. It is easy to set up and best of all, it’s free. It is like a huge online instant messaging service, and I must say, it is rather addicting. So, go right now to twitter.com and set up your account. Once you do that, go to the WiiTwitFit site and join there ( that is free too ) and start your online fitness journey while having fun with your Wii, in the comforts of your own home! No gym is required just you and your Wii and computer!

More information will be coming soon, so join up now so you can be kept up to date as information becomes available! If you would like to sponsor or donate your product, please email us at support@momswithaview.com


TGI Friday – Fun day of play

The day after Christmas. Hmmm. What do you do? Do you rush out for those “After Christmas” sales? Do you stay home and clean up the mess from the holiday? Do you forget it all and just take the day to play? The day after Christmas I find hard to really get anything done. I have no energy to clean up the mess and go through presents again to figure out what is going back and what it going to be kept. It is the quietest day here right now because all the kids are on their own playing all different holiday toys. They have played Wii, Dora Bowling, Legos and K’Nex, Barbie in her pool, and it’s only noon!

TGIF is what I say about today because it is a day for me to chillax in my jammies watching soap opera’s and eating left over Christmas cookies! *The diet doesn’t start until December 2~* The only cleaning I plan on doing is putting all the crap away on my kitchen table that has collected there over the course of the last two days. I have ornaments, decorations, toys, napkins, crumbs, you name it, it is on my table! I am hoping the kids will continue to play nice together and the dog stays away from the candy canes on the tree and today will be a great day!

So, when you are out among the post-holiday shoppers, I will be sitting here in my pj’s all comfy and cozy all day, all night with no plans on going anywhere.

Tasty Tuesday: Chop Suey

We love this recipe and I wanted to share it with you because of it’s ease and simplicity. Here’s what you do:


3 Pounds Chop Suey meat
2 TBSP Oil
8 TBSP Soy Sauce
2 Cups Water
1 Bunch Celery/chopped
1 Onion/chopped
2 TBSP Cornstarch
1/4 Cup Water
Salt & Pepper to taste


Brown meat in oil. Once browned, add soy sauce and 2 C water. Cover loosely and simmer for two (2) minutes. Add chopped celery and onion. Simmer for one and a half (1.5) hours, stirring occasionally. Blend your cornstarch and remaining water in a cup and slowly add to meat mixture, stirring constantly until blended. Season with salt and pepper, serve over rice. (make it easy and use instant rice!)

Holiday Lights giving you problems? Here is a handy tool to help fix that!

Last year I purchased a 12 foot pre-lite tree on clearance. I didn’t get the tree until after the first of the year so the store could take it down and box it all up for me, ect… Well, of course I wasn’t going to take it out of the box and put it up to test it then, so I waited until I needed the tree actually up. It went up fine, no problems with putting it together. The problem occured when I plugged in the lights. Half of my tree didn’t work. Various strands here and there were out. I sat there and seriously cried because it was a pretty tree if only the lights would work. I was on the phone with my mom later that evening as the snow was falling outside. She told me about this ‘gun’ that she got after my aunt told her about it. She went on and on about how well it worked, blah blah blah so I had my husband gear up to head to Ace Hardware in the middle of the snow storm to find me that ‘gun’!

This is a handy tool has been a life saver…I mean, “Light Saver” the entire lighted holiday season. The “Light Keeper Pro” has a retail value of about $25.00, kind of pricey, but well worth the cost in my book. My husband came home waving the gun in the air as if he just saved the world, yes, my world. Excited to try it out, I took the tree apart and followed the directions on the package and was amazed beyond words that upon the 6th pull of the trigger, the lights mysteriously went on! OMG, yes they did!! As excited as I was, I went around my entire tree and in less than an hour I had all my lights working! Even those that I had in the ‘to throw away’ pile I was able to save!


You can find this handy little tool at any fine retailer, from Menards, Hobby Lobby, Meijers, to your local Ace Hardware store. Visit their website and take a peek at the various locations and view a complete tutorial on how to work the little red gun! 🙂 Light Keeper Pro Buy it and I can almost guarantee you will love it as much as I do! I am now actively seeking lights to fix! 🙂

Baby Swags is giving away Psi Bands – they help relieve nausea


Psi Bands are stylish acupressure wrist band used to relieve nausea commonly caused by pregnancy, as well as travel and medical procedures. Psi Bands (pronounced “sigh bands”) were conceived by two girlfriends who discovered the positive effects of using wrist acupressure to alleviate the severe morning sickness they suffered during each of their pregnancies. Unsatisfied with existing products on the market, they decided to create something both functional and fashionable.

Though acupressure bands have been used to relieve nausea for years, there are three main attributes unique to Psi Bands:
1) These are the only bands to be fully adjustable – both around the wrist and at the acupressure point.
2) Psi Bands are waterproof and can be worn in the shower, pool, ocean, etc.
3) They are specifically designed with fashion in mind – Psi Bands are available in five different colors and designs.

To enter to win, all you have to do is head over to Baby Swags Blog and follow the entry directions! You will be able to select your color/style too if you win!

Little First Act – Product Review

We love these products! We have many First Act products in my house seeing that I have a 10 year old and 7 year old. We have recorders, harmonicas, and guitars. Next we will be looking into the First Act drum set! When I was made aware that First Act now has products for babies, I could not have been more pleased. My children are musically inclined children and to this day they love signing and making any kind of music and I personally feel music is very important for every child to learn and explore. With that being said, I was able to review the Crawl n’ Go Drum and the Shake n’ Stack Instruments.
Crawl n' Go DrumShake n' Stack Instruments
These products are colorful and are made for babies 6 months and older. When I say older, I mean that it even appeals to a 4 year old. The Crawl n’ Go Drum comes with tiny little instruments such as a tambourine, maraca and castanet! The really cool thing about it is that you can store the instruments in the shape sorter within the drum. As the baby crawls he can push the drum along creating beautiful music all the way across your kitchen floor. There are two modes that you can put the drum in, a drum mode and a song mode. There are bright colorful buttons that he can push to activate the music. This awesome toy focus’s on developmental milestones such as crawling, cause and effect, fine and gross motor skills.

The Shake n’ Stack Instruments are just as cool! The base of the Shake n’ Stack is the tambourine, is easy to hold and shake. The stack makes the noise of a maraca. You use the animals to stack up which is designed to teach baby eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills and stack play. Teach your baby how to shake his booty with this fantastic Little First Act Discovery toy!

Again, these products are made for babies 6 months and older and are available at toy stores near you, or you can go to Little First Act Discovery for more information.