Summer Excursions

95.9 WATDTomorrow, July 17, 2014 on MommaJam at 7:10 a.m. ET, we are giving away a four-pack to the Wacky Wednesday concert series at the South Shore Conservatory.  These concerts take place every Wednesday in July at 10 a.m.  Call in after MommaJam at 7:10 a.m. to try your hand at winning a free 4 pack!

Summer Excursions

Sometimes, moms are looking to fill the whole day!  On MommaJam, July 17, 17 at 7:10 a.m., we are talking about three great summer excursions to do with your kids.

1.   Heritage Museums and Gardens in Sandwich 

- Just over the bridge on the Cape is a garden oasis that is great for kids to roam around.

- Every Friday in the summer is Family Fun Fridays, featuring special activities and an outdoor concert at 11 a.m. at the outside concert stage

- Wicked Plants – an exhibit about poisonous and deadly plants
- Old Car Museum in a silo style building

- Delicious food, for a Museum!  :)  Moms will appreciate the menu!

2.  Ferry into Fanueil Hall in Boston
- Take the weekday ferry from Hingham shipyard into Rowes Wharf for the Day
- Visit Fanueil Hall
- Go to Hillstones for lunch or dinner
- Check out the fountains and North End
- Walk to Children’s Museum or Aquarium
- Provincetown has numerous beaches, biking, museums, art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and more.
- May it a full day trip or stay over night in a B&B….

- This is on the MommaJam bucket list this summer!

Tune in every Thursday at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Listen live on the radio dial or online at 959WATD.com.

 

July 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm Leave a comment

All Things Food + Burtons Grill

Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET, tune into 95.9 WATD-FM to hear Burtons Grill and MommaJam on all Things Food, hosted weekly by Ilene and Jeff Hills.

We’re talking + tasting Burtons Grill’s new summer dishes (yummmm! – Bonfire Burger!) , and covering the B Choosy Children’s Menu (a no brainer for every family), gluten-sensitive options (which Burtons is famous for), fun cocktails, patio dining at the Derby Street Shoppes, Father Bill’s Food Fest in Quincy, and much more!

Listen live on the radio dial or connect online at 959WATD.com.
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July 16, 2014 at 4:25 pm Leave a comment

Two Moms “Run” South Shore Oh Baby Workout Program

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Listen live and call in to win a free Oh Baby Fitness class of your choice.

BEAT ALL SHADES OF BABY BLUES, MAKE NEW MOM FRIENDS, ENERGIZE WITH EXERCISE

This week’s MommaJam continues with our mom and baby workout theme that we’ve been talking about with Rob Hakala and new mom Lisa Azizian, co-hosts of the South Shore Morning News show on 95.9 WATD-FM.

On Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:10 a.m. we are profiling two moms on the South Shore who “run” (pun intended) a roving mom and baby workout business. Tune in to hear about these gals.

Listen live and call in to win a free Oh Baby Fitness class of your choice.

Katelyn Woodard of Marshfield and Kristen St. Amour of Pembroke have joined forces to license the national “Oh Baby” fitness program and offer numerous stroller, pool and mat-based work out classes for new and expecting moms.

The Oh Baby classes are all over the South Shore, so there’s no excuse – you really can find a class close to home. Here’s a list of all of the class locations, to date:

Plymouth Fitness
Webb’ Pro Fitness
Scituate Racquet and Fitness Club
The University Sports Complex
The Hingham Community Center
Forge Pond Park in Hanover
Abigail Adams Park in Weymouth
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston
Enhanced Integrated Wellness of Hingham
Hidden Pond at the Derby St. Shoppes

This dynamic duo also offers mom and baby and pregnancy water aerobics. And, you can take their pregnancy yoga at Enhance Integrated Wellness in Hingham.

Exercise for expecting moms and new moms is very important to ward of the baby blues, meet like-minded friends, and have fun. Post partum depression or ANY shade of the baby blues is serious. Classes like these draw moms together, help you bond with your baby and build a solid network of friends. Plus – you get a work out in and feel good!

The best way to register for classes is to go to: http://www.ohbabyfitness.com/locations/?state=MA

You can also go to Katelyn and Kristen’s Oh Baby Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ohbabyfitnesssouthshoreMA

Sign up today! Get moving! Have fun!

Tune in on Thursday, May 29, 2014 to hear the live radio discussion of Oh Baby on the South Shore. You can listen live on the dial at 95.9 or online here.

Listen live and call in to win a free Oh Baby Fitness class of your choice.

May 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm Leave a comment

Boston Stronger

Boston Stronger

Boston Stronger

95.9 WATD-FMComing up on MommaJam, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

Tune in at 7:10 a.m. on 95.9 WATD-FM on the radio dial or online.
In the one year since the Boston Marathon bombings, the people affected by the tragedy have become stronger – through the support of family, friends, complete strangers and sheer will power.
This year, the Boston Marathon continues with pride, energy and determination.  Many stories focus on the athletes, but there’s a whole group of people running this grueling race to raise money for charities that benefit children.
Here’s a list of teams you can donate to this year – because we are Boston Stronger!
1.  House of Hope in Easton – this non-profit provides all sorts of incredible learning and adventure programs for kids with developmental disabilities.  The House of Hope also gives parents much needed “time off” to feel refreshed, renewed and ever vigilant when caring for someone who needs constant nurturing.
House of Hope is looking for runners!  If you’ve always wanted to run the marathon or want to run for a charity, but can’t get a bib, now is your chance.  http://www.houseofpossibilities.org/boston-marathon/
2.  The Children’s Room in Arlington, which helps grieving teens and children cope with the death of family members.   Donate to this much needed non-profit that helps kids deal with difficult, life changing situations, such as a parent passing away.  http://childrensroom.org
3.  Children’s Hospital Boston – Miles for Miracles.  This team has already raised $2 million dollars!   Who hasn’t been to Children’s Hospital Boston – the best doctors are there!  The staff at every level from the valet attendants to world-famous surgeons are courteous and respectful and best in class.  The funds support much needed scientific research that keeps our children healthy and strong.  http://fundraise.childrenshospital.org
4.  Cops for Cancer - from Braintree on the South Shore
Provides funding for families with children who have cancer.
http://copsforkidswithcancer.org
There’s been an overwhelming amount of people – thousands, in fact – who want to run for charities this year’s Boston marathon.  Instead donate to the teams who are running to help children in need.

 

April 16, 2014 at 9:10 pm Leave a comment

Fresh Produce, Even in Winter

Photo Credit: Jesse W. Dill via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: Jesse W. Dill via Compfight

As great as it is to eat local, in most of the United States there are certain months of the year when it is difficult, if not impossible, to eat local food fresh from the field. Thankfully, a new crop of local food hub entrepreneurs is thinking beyond the growing season by freezing fresh summer produce to sell locally in the winter.

See more at:

http://www.sustainableamerica.org/blog/fresh-local-produce-even-in-winter/

October 7, 2013 at 9:17 am Leave a comment

Free Friday Funday at Early Skills Center

95.9 WATD-FMTomorrow on MommaJam, we are giving away a FREE Friday Funday at the Early Skills Center in Norwell.  Kids must be 3 to 6 years old (kindergarteners welcome).  Funday has a wide variety of activities, such as a cozy story and craft time, a fun and engaging music and movement class, or a very loud and active theme based event (the most popular!).

Autumn Tree Tune in at 7:10 a.m. on 95.5 WATD-FM, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 for your chance to win!  We’re also talking about fall festivals around the South Shore.

You can listen live on dial or from your desktop or smart phone. 

Recent stories:
MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill Top Chef Has Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunchbox

September 25, 2013 at 10:47 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Burtons Grill Top Chef Has Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunchbox

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Special MommaJam Feature on 95.9 WATD-FM:  We had Denise Herrera, the top chef from Burtons Grill at the Derby Street shops in Hingham, in the 95.9 WATD studio to talk about how to pack a healthy, delicious school lunch for your kids.

Burtons Grill has a great kids menu, called the B Choosy Children’s Menu, based on the new nutritional guidelines from the USDA.  Moms should go to Burtons Grill to snag a menu (and have a wonderful family meal or drinks with the girls while you’re there), bring the menu home, tape it to a kitchen cabinet, and then use the menu a guide for packing a healthy lunch everyday.

Click the arrow above to hear Denise’s inspiration and creative, scrumptious ideas for packing the ultimate lunchbox.

Go to Burtonsgrill.com for more information.  Enjoy!

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The next MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM is Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:10 a.m. ET.  Tune in for a second special feature with Burtons Grill chef Denise Herrera and tips for cooking apple pies and other fabulous fall flavors with kids.

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Originally published September 2012.

September 12, 2013 at 7:00 am 1 comment

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