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Yoga is the New “It” Activity for Kids

Yoga for Kids

Yoga for Kids Soothes Mind and Body

We are doing a January wellness series on MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM.

This week we are talking about the benefits of yoga for kids, which has finally become mainstream.  No longer a crunchy, alternative exercise for kids, yoga helps youngsters learn intuition, calm their minds, transition, and develop physical and mental balance.

We interviewed Meg Durkin, founder of Yoga Magic 4 Kids on the South Shore.  Durkin  instructs about 17 different classes for kids:  Pre-schoolers at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham and middle schoolers at Open Doors Yoga Studio in Hingham.

“Yoga teaches kids to be introspective,” says Durkin.  “It helps them go inside themselves to learn what they need to feel better.”

Yoga also reminds kids what “quiet time” feels like.  In an age when kids are constantly “on” and plugged in with electronics or running from one activity to another, yoga is an opportunity for kids quiet down.

“The movements in yoga develop and integrate the right and left side of the brain, which promotes learning,” says Durkin.  Plus, yoga strengthens the body and is a great overall exercise for kids.  The deep breathing involved boosts your immune system.

In addition to public classes, Durkin offers private yoga for families, Girl Scouts or any group looking to get fit though yoga.  In the spring, she’s introducing wellness lesson for families. Go to for more information.

Tune into MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 at 7:10 a.m. ET to learn more about yoga for kids and pre and post natal yoga for moms.

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MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Homemade-DIY Holiday Gifts & Spuni Messy Baby Contest

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On MommaJam, Dec. 13, 2012, we are talking about:

1.  Homemade-DIY Holiday Gifts.

Try this easy recipe for Chocolate Dipped Pretzels:  Melt chocolate, crush candy canes with a mallet, dip pretzels into chocolate, swirl into the crushed candy cane, and let dry on parchment paper.  Wrap in a nice bag with a colorful bow and labels.

Enjoying spending family time together, shoulder to shoulder.  Inspire kids by getting involved yourself, so you’re not forcing kids to make the gifts, but having fun together to create Christmas spirit.

2.  Spuni Messy Baby Contest

I love this new company!  Spuni is a raising money to launch an BPA-free baby spoon that doesn’t make a mess when feeding babies.  The spoons will come in all different vibrant colors.   Any mom, dad or grandparent who has fed a baby knows how messy it is!  Spuni is changing all of that with it’s Spuni spoons.

Spuni is having a Messy Baby Contest.  Upload your messy baby photos onto Twitter with the hashtag #GetSpuni.  When Spuni reaches 50 photos, they will pick their favorite and send the winner a Spuni set in April.  In the meantime, the company is looking for backers through IndieGoGo, so any one with deep pockets listening, should check out

Go to Get to learn more about the Messy Baby Contest and watch the Messy Baby video – it’s terrific!

Happy Holidays!

December 14, 2012 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

Spuni (Pronounced Spoon-Y) Messy Baby Contest

Got a messy baby?  Spuni wants to see!  Upload your messy baby photos onto Twitter with the tag #GetSpuni.  Spuni will collect the photos and post them on  Facebook.  When Spuni reaches 50 messy babies, it’ll pick a favorite and post the winner @GetSpuni on Twitter.   The winner receives a Spuni set of color choice in April with backers from  Now, go get messy!

Follow the Messy Baby contest on Facebook page:  Go to for more information.

Gotta love these video pix of messy babies!  Enter the Messy Baby Contest to win gorgeous BPA-free baby spoons from Spuni.

We’ll be talking about messy babies on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 at 7:10 a.m. ET on 95.9 WATD-FM.  Tune in to listen live.

December 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm Leave a comment on 95.9 WATD-FM, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012 on 95.9 WATD-FM, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

Stylish covers for plastic baby wipe boxes from $15 per cover or three for $30 this weekend when the site goes live.

Tune into MommaJam, today, Nov. 29, 2012 to hear more about and other holiday shopping ideas on 95.9 WATD-FM at 7:10 a.m.

November 29, 2012 at 6:32 am Leave a comment

MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: 3 Tips to De-clutter Your Home, Pantry, Kids!


This week on MommaJam with 95.9 WATD-FM, we talk about getting rid of old stuff around the house, cleaning your pantry and refrigerator, and feeling renewed for 2012.

Here are 3 tips to help you get it done:

1.  Check out a cool, new company called thredUP that lets you trade clothes, toys and books with other moms online.  This is a great service for when your kids outgrow Star Wars, but are then into Pokemon or love GAP.  Go to to learn more about how to start trading with other moms and join the thredUP community.

2.  FOOD TUESDAY this week is all about organizing your pantry and refrigerator.  Get rid of old and moldy food that’s expired.  Make lunch and dinner with ingredients you already have.  Right now, Americans toss about 25 percent of their groceries each year.  Ouch!

3.  Clean your office, work space or family nerve center.  Clean up the holiday mess and get organized.  Recycle what you should pass on and toss the rest.

In the end, you’ll feel better and live a happier life.  Smile!

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January 20, 2012 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Imaginations Soar: Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids

Laughing Giraffe Books has introduced a Kid’s Birthday Club.  Sign up and you will receive a coupon for 10 percent off any order during your child’s birthday month and a free felt birthday hat to be included with that order.

Laughing Giraffe Books’ gift collections are perfect birthday gifts.  They are fun, educational, and designed to inspire a lifelong love of reading.  From the stories to the game and finally the prize, each gift collection guides young readers through a unique reading experience.  And, every collection arrives beautifully gift wrapped with free shipping.  More than 80 themed collections to choose from.

Go to to enroll and browse the book collections.  Happy reading!

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MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM: Zuzee for Tween Girls & Toddler Halloween Celebration at Westwinds Bookshop



Get the instant replay of MommaJam on 95.9 WATD-FM with Rob Hakala and Lisa Azizian on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.

Zuzee, A Safe Creative Online Community for Tweens, Launches This Week

During this segment we talk about the launch of Zuzee, a new web site that lets tween girls, ages 8 – 12, create digital storybooks and photo albums and then share them with friends, all within a safe contained community.

Zuzee is perfect for young girls who love to share all of the fun moments in their lives with lots of pictures.

For the next three months, girls can get a free “All Access Z Pass” for unlimited use of the all cool features.  Sign up now to it check out at

Toddlers Celebrate Halloween on Oct. 24 at Westwinds Book Shop in Duxbury, Mass.

South Shore parents with toddlers should take advantage of this morning Halloween celebration at Westwinds Book Shop in Duxbury, Mass.  The independent book store is hosting a costume party-book reading at 10 a.m.

Little ones will listen to Little Goblins Ten and Five Little Pumpkins and then go trick-or-treating throughout the shops at the Duxbury Marketplace.  This kind of activity is great for younger kids because night time drama of the real Halloween can be overwhelming for toddlers – it’s dark, spooky, past their bedtime, a recipe for a meltdown… For more information about this event, visit  Kids in costumes – oh, so cute!

Thanks for listening to MommaJam.

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