Mom’s Play Date DIY Paint Night

Create Your Own Paint Night, Mom’s Play Date

Decorate Glass Bowl Candle Holder

We are used to having play dates for our children, but what about us moms?  Thinking about having a paint night out with the girls? Instead of paying money for an expensive night out, stay in and create your own with this decorate glass bowl activity.  It’s simple and easy, so you can even do it while the kids are playing.  All the items used were from the dollar store.


Materials: Aquarium stones, rocks, plastic candle, small glass bowl, acrylic paints, paint brushes, rubbing alcohol

Set up:  Place a variety of acrylic paints on the table.  You can print out some stain glass templates for tracing. You can also print nice quotes or popular sayings for tracing. You can even type out your own words in a word or publisher document and print them out on paper for tracing.  The best way to trace, is to tape the paper to the inside of the bowl.  Get it as flat against the glass as you can.

Prep the bowls by cleaning the inside and outside with rubbing alcohol.

Step 1. Give each guest a glass bowl.

Step 2:  Let your guests paint a design on the bowl.  If using a template, tape it to the inside of the glass so it stays in place. Make your it is completely flat against the class.   You can also leave paper out in case guests would like to draw their design on paper before painting it on the glass.

On mine I printed out love at first sight and my kids names.  I taped them to the inside of my bowl and painted over the letters with a thin paint brush.  I recommend getting fine tip brushes, it makes it easier to trace.  It will help to have a couple different brush sizes.  I do not recommend using the cheap brushes that come with the water color sets.  They tips are flimsy, which makes it harder to paint on the glass.








Step 3:  When the outside of the bowl is try, have your guest add their candle and then aquarium rocks.  You can substitute rocks for sand or you can use both.  When your guests are finished they will have a nice decoration for their home or office.








It cost me a total of $9 for each of my 5 friends to make this cute decorate glass bowl candle holder.  It cost another $13 to purchase 6 acrylic paints and paint brushes. A total of $22 for a small group of friends to together and have a fun night.  Each of us brought a snack and adult beverage.  It was a great night.

365 Days of Silly Holidays to Celebrate

365 Days of Silly Holidays


There are 365 days in a year.  That is 365 days to celebrate life.  Here is a list of silly holidays for all 356 days of the year.


January is Hot Tea Month

1/1         Polar Bear Plunge Day and New Year’s Day

1/2         Random Acts of Kindness Day

1/3         Fruitcake Toss Day

1/4         National Spaghetti Day

1/5         National Bird Day

1/6         Cuddle Up Day

1/7         National Bobblehead Day

1/8         National Argyle Day

1/9         National Bagel Day

1/10       Houseplant Appreciation Day

1/11       Step in a Puddle and Splash a Friend Day

1/12       National Pharmacist Day

1/13       Make Your Dreams Come True Day

1/14       Dress Up Your Pet Day

1/15       National Hat Day and Martin Luther Kinder Jr. Day

1/16       Appreciate a Dragon Day

1/17       New Year’s Resolution Ditch Day

1/18       Thesaurus Day

1/19       National Popcorn Day and President’s Day (USA) Family Day (Canada)

1/20       National Cheese Lover’s Day

1/21       Squirrel Appreciation Day

1/22       Hot Sauce Day

1/23       National Handwriting Day

1/24       Say Something Nice/Compliment Day

1/25       Opposite Day

1/26       Peanut Brittle Day

1/27       Chocolate Cake Day

1/28       National Kazoo Day

1/29       National Puzzle Day

1/30       National Croissant Day

1/31       Inspire Your Heart with Art Day



February is Creative Romance Month

2/1         Robinson Crusoe Day

2/2         Day of the Crepe and Groundhog’s Day

2/3         Carrot Cake Day

2/4         National Homemade Soup Day

2/5         Chocolate Fondue Day

2/6         Frozen Yogurt Day

2/7         Send a Card to a Friend Day

2/8         Boy Scout Day

2/9         National Pizza Day

2/10       Umbrella Day

2/11       Make a new Friend Day

2/12       Plum Pudding Day

2/13       Change your Name Day

2/14       Library Lover’s Day and Valentine’s Day

2/15       Gumdrop Day

2/16       Do a Grouch a Favor Day

2/17       Random Acts of Kindness Day

2/18       National Drink Wine Day

2/19       National Chocolate Mint Day

2/20       Love your Pet Day

2/21       National Sticky Bun Day

2/22       Stay in PJ’s Day

2/23       Play Tennis Day

2/24       National Tortilla Chip Day

2/25       Chocolate-Covered Nuts Day

2/26       Tell a Fairy Tale Day

2/27       No-Brainer Day

2/28       Tooth Fairy Day

March is Mad for Plaid Month

3/1         Peanut Lover’s Day

3/2         Old Stuff Day

3/3         If Pets had Thumbs Day

3/4         National Grammar Day

3/5         Make Something Nice Day

3/6         Dentist Day

3/7         Cereal Day

3/8         Proofreading Day

3/9         Meatball Day

3/10       National Pack your Lunch Day

3/11       Tools Day

3/12       Plant a Flower Day

3/13       Excessive Accessories Day

3/14       National PI Day

3/15       Draw a Picture Day

3/16       Search for a 4 Leaf Clover Day

3/17       Submarine Day and St. Patrick’s Day

3/18       Awkward Moments Day

3/19       Let’s Laugh Day

3/20       Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

3/21       Fragrance Day

3/22       National Goof Off Day

3/23       National Puppy Day

3/24       National Chocolate-Covered Raisin Day

3/25       Waffle Day

3/26       Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

3/27       Spanish Paella Day

3/28       Something on a Stick Day

3/29       National Mom-and-Pop Business Owners’ Day

3/30       Take a Walk in the Park Day

3/31       Tell Someone you Love them Day



April is International Guitar Month


4/1         International Tattling Day April Fool’s Day

4/2         National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

4/3         Exercise Day

4/4         Ride a Bike Day

4/5         Go for It Day

4/6         National Tartan Day

4/7         National Beer Day

4/8         Draw a Picture of a Bird Day

4/9         Look Up a Quote of the Day

4/10       National Siblings Day

4/11       Barbershop Quartet Day

4/12       Grilled Cheese Day

4/13       Scrabble Day

4/14       Look Up at the Sky Day

4/15       Rubber Eraser Day

4/16       National Librarian Day

4/17       Bat Appreciation Day

4/18       National Animal Crackers Day

4/19       National Garlic Day

4/20       Look-Alike Day

4/21       Kindergarten Day

4/22       National Jelly Bean Day

4/23       Take a Chance Day

4/24       Pig in a Blanket Day

4/25       East Meets West Day

4/26       Hug Someone Special Day

4/27       National Prime Rib Day

4/28       National Superhero Day

4/29       National Zipper Day

4/30       National Honesty Day



May is National Bike Month

5/1         Mother Goose Day

5/2         Baby Day

5/3         Do Something Special for You Day

5/4         National Orange Juice Day

5/5         National Astronaut Day and Cinco De Mayo

5/6         No Diet Day

5/7         National Roast a Lamb Day

5/8         No Socks Day

5/9         Lost Sock Day

5/10       Clean Up Your Room Day

5/11       Eat What You Want Day

5/12       Crazy Hat Day

5/13       Leprechaun Day

5/14       Dance Like a Chicken Day

5/15       National Chocolate Chip Day

5/16       Love a Tree Day

5/17       Pretend you’re an Animal Day

5/18       No Dirty Dishes Day

5/19       National Devil’s Food Day

5/20       Pick Strawberries Day

5/21       National Waiters and Waitresses Day Victoria Day (Canada)

5/22       Play a Musical Instrument Day

5/23       Lucky Penny Day

5/24       National Scavenger Day

5/25       Towel Day

5/26       Get Outside and Play Day

5/27       National Hugging Day

5/28       Hamburger Day

5/29       National Paperclip Day

5/30       Water a Flower Day

5/31       National Macaroon Day



June is Candy Month

6/1         Flip a Coin Day

6/2         National Rocky Road Day

6/3         National Egg Day

6/4         Hug Your Cat Day

6/5         World Environment Day

6/6         National Yo-Yo Day

6/7         National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

6/8         Best Friends Day

6/9         National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

6/10       National Ballpoint Pen Day

6/11       National Corn on the Cob Day

6/12       Red Rose Day

6/13       National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day

6/14       Monkey Around Day

6/15       Smile Power Day

6/16       National Fudge Day

6/17       Eat Your Veggies Day

6/18       International Picnic Day

6/19       National Martini Day

6/20       Ice Cream Soda Day

6/21       International Yoga Day

6/22       National Chocolate Éclair Day

6/23       National Pink Day

6/24       Swim a Lap Day

6/25       Take My Children to Work Day

6/26       Beauticians’ Day

6/27       Sunglasses Day

6/28       Paul Bunyan Day

6/29       Camera Day

6/30       Social Media Day



July is National Picnic Month

7/1         International Joke Day

7/2         UFO Day

7/3         Disobedience Day

7/4         National Country Music Day and Independence Day

7/5         Workaholics’ Day

7/6         International Kissing Day

7/7         National Macaroni Day

7/8         Math 2.0 Day

7/9         National Sugar Cookie Day

7/10       National Pina Colada Day or Smoothie Day

7/11       Free Slurpee Day

7/12       Pecan Pie Day

7/13       Embrace Your Geekness Day

7/14       National Mac and Cheese Day

7/15       Give Something Away Day

7/16       Fresh Spinach Day

7/17       World Emoji Day

7/18       National Caviar Day

7/19       National Raspberry Cake Day

7/20       Moon Day

7/21       National Junk Food Day

7/22       Hammock Day

7/23       Vanilla Ice Cream Day

7/24       National Drive-Through Day

7/25       National Merry-Go-Round Day

7/26       All or Nothing Day

7/27       Take Your Pants for a Walk Day

7/28       National Mike Chocolate Day

7/29       National Lipstick Day

7/30       Father-in-Law Day

7/31       National Mutt Day



August is Peach Month

8/1         National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

8/2         National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

8/3         National Watermelon Day

8/4         Coast Guard Day

8/5         National Underwear Day

8/6         Wiggle Your Toes Day

8/7         National Lighthouse Day

8/8         Collector Car Appreciation Day

8/9         Book Lovers’ Day

8/10       Lazy Day

8/11       Play in the Sand Day

8/12       National Vinyl Record Day

8/13       Left Handers’ Day

8/14       National Creamsicle Day

8/15       Relaxation Day

8/16       National Roller Coaster Day

8/17       National Thrift Shop Day

8/18       Poetry Day

8/19       National Aviation Day

8/20       National Radio Day

8/21       National Spumoni Day

8/22       Be an Angel Day

8/23       Ride the Wind Day

8/24       National Waffle Day

8/25       Kiss and Make Up Day

8/26       National Dog Day

8/27       Just Because Day

8/28       Race Your Mouse Day

8/29       National Chop Sue Day

8/30       Frankenstein Day



September is National Mushroom Month

9/1         World Letter Writing Day

9/2         National Blueberry Popsicle Day

9/3         Skyscraper Day

9/4         Newspaper Carrier Day

9/5         Be Late Day

9/6         Read a Book Day

9/7         National Salami Day

9/8         Pardon Day

9/9         Grandparent’s Day

9/10       Swap Ideas Day

9/11       Make Your Bed Day

9/12       Milkshake Day

9/13       Fortune Cookie Day

9/14       National Crème-Filled Donut Day

9/15       Make a Hat Day

9/16       Collect Rocks Day

9/17       National Apple Dumpling Day

9/18       National Cheeseburger Day

9/19       International Talk Like a Pirate Day

9/20       National Punch Day

9/21       Miniature Golf Day

9/22       Elephant Appreciation Day

9/23       Make a New Friend Day

9/24       National Punctuation Day

9/25       National Comic Book Day

9/26       Johnny Appleseed Day

9/27       Crush a Can Day

9/28       Ask a Silly Question Day

9/29       Crazy Hair Day

9/30       National Chewing Gum Day



October is National Pizza Month

10/1       World Vegetarian Day

10/2       Name Your Car Day

10/3       Techies Day

10/4       National Golf Day

10/5       Do Something Nice Day

10/6       Mad Hatter Day

10/7       Bald and Free Day

10/8       American Touch Tag Day

10/9       Cheese Day

10/10     Handbag Day

10/11     It’s My Party Day

10/12     Silly Sock Day

10/13     International Skeptics Day

10/14     National Dessert Day

10/15     Information Overload Day

10/16     Dictionary Day/Learn a New Word Day

10/17     Wear Something Gaudy Day

10/18     No Beard Day

10/19     Think About Your Future Day

10/20     National Brandied Fruit Day

10/21     Count Your Buttons Day

10/22     Caps Locks Day

10/23     National Mole Day

10/24     National Bologna Day

10/25     Punk for a Day

10/26     Howl at the Moon Day

10/27     National Tell a Story Day

10/28     Plush Animal Lovers Day

10/29     Internet Day

10/30     National Candy Corn Day

10/31     Carve a Pumpkin Day and Halloween



November is National Model Railroad Day

11/1       National Bison Day

11/2       Look for Circles Day

11/3       Sandwich Day

11/4       King Tut Day

11/5       Bonfire Day

11/6       Play Paper Airplanes Day

11/7       Bittersweet Chocolate Almonds Day

11/8       Cook Something Day

11/9       Play Games with the Family Day

11/10     Read a Book to a Little Kid Day

11/11     National Sundae Day and Veterans Day

11/12     Chicken Soup Day

11/13     World Kindness Day

11/14     National Pickle Day

11/15     Clean Up Day

11/16     Button Day

11/17     Take a Hike Take

11/18     National Entrepreneurship Day

11/19     Do Something Nice for the Elderly Day

11/20     Call Your Grandparents Day

11/21     World Hello Day

11/22     Go for a Ride Day

11/23     Eat a Cranberry Day

11/24     National Sardines Day

11/25     National Parfait Day

11/26     National Cheesecake Day

11/27     Pins and Needles Day

11/28     Red Planet Day

11/29     Square Dance Day

11/30     Stay Home and Play Day



December is Bingo Month

12/1       East an Apple Day

12/2       National Fritters Day

12/3       National Roof Over Your Head Day

12/4       Wear Brown Shoes Day

12/5       Take a Long Bath Day

12/6       Play a Board Game Day

12/7       National Cotton Candy Day

12/8       National Brownie Day

12/9       Send a Christmas Card Day

12/10     No Electronics Day

12/11     National Noodle Ring Day

12/12     Poinsettia Day

12/13     Violin Day

12/14     International Monkey Day

12/15    Watch a Family Movie Day

12/16     National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day

12/17     National Maple Syrup Day

12/18     Bake Cookies Day

12/19     Look for an Evergreen Tree Day

12/20     Sing a song Day

12/21     Help a Friend Day

12/22     National Date-Nut Bread Day

12/23     Festivus

12/24     National Egg Nog Day

12/25     National Pumpkin Pie Day and Christmas

12/26     National Candy Day Boxing Day Canada

12/27     Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day

12/28     Play Cards Day

12/29     Make a Snowman Day

12/30     Bacon Day

12/31     Make Something for your Mom or Dad Day











Cool Meerkat Facts for Kids

Meerkat Facts for Kids


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  • Meerkats are mammals.
  • They are part of the mongoose family.
  • A mongoose is a furry animal with a long body and tail that lives in Africa and Asia.
  • Meerkats love hot and dry climates, they live is the southern tip of Africa.
  • Meerkats are omnivores, meaning they eat both plants and animals.
  • Meerkats enjoy eating a variety of things including. beetles, lizards, grubs, insects, small snakes, eggs, small births and plants.
  • They are immune to scorpion poison and snake venom.
  • Meerkats have long curvy claws and four digging paws that they use to dig to find food.
  • Meerkats can dig hundreds of holes in one morning.
  • They have a strong sense of smell and can smell food under the dirt or sand.
  • Meerkats are 11-19 inches long with bushy tan-brown striped fur. They have big eyes with black patches around them.  The patches help protects their eyes from the glare of the sun.
  • Meerkats live in underground burrows.
  • Burrows are holes or tunnels underground that an animal uses as a home.
  • Their burrows can have 15 tunnels with rooms.
  • Meerkats only come out of their burrows during the day.
  • Meerkats are very social animals and live in groups called a mob or gangs.
  • Mobs/gangs can have as little as 3 members to as many as 50 members.
  • Meerkats work, play and sleep with members of their mob/gang.
  • Each member of the mob/gang has a job.
    • Hunters- members that find food
    • Teachers- members that teach young meerkats how to find food and shows them how to eat.
    • Babysitters- Watch young meerkats.
    • Feeders- Mothers and other female members of the group take turn feeding their milk to babies.
    • Guards – Members that stand on high ground and keep a look out for predators. Predators include eagles, jackals and hawks.
  • When a predator arrives, they will sometimes stand together, show their teeth and hiss. Other times they will run and jump into a bolt hole.
  • A bolt hole is a hole that is dug to escape from danger.
  • Meerkats like to snuggle to keep warm. They also like to lay out in the sun.
  • Meerkats are very social with other members of the same mob or gang however, they are very territorial and get into fights with meerkats from different mobs/gangs.
  • Baby meerkats are called pups.
  • Pups are born with their eyes clothes and hairless.
  • Female members of the mob/gang help take care of pups.
  • Meerkats live 10 years in the wild and 13 years in captivity.
  • They are not an endangered species.




Girl’s Party Snacks DIY Nail Polish

Edible Nail Polish Treats

Cute Girl’s Party Snacks 

We made this cute nail polish treats for a little girl’s spa day.  They were a big hit.  The girl’s ages range from 5-11.  They were so easy to make and looked just like nail polish.  We made them in 3 colors red, pink and purple.  If you are having a little girl’s party, tea party, spa day, sleepover or even a play date, these adorable snacks will surely be a crowd-pleaser.  The parents were even impressed with these cute treats.  Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own nail polish treats.

Items Needed:

medium sized marshmallows – I used 2 bags for 30 girls

Tootsie Rolls – you are going to need one Tootsie Roll per marshmallow

Sanding Sugar– (a very fine sprinkle)  We used red, pink and purple.  You can purchase sanding sugar at grocery stores in the baking aisle, Michael’s, A.C Moore, Amazon

Tooth Picks 

Small Spray Bottle filled with water

Parchment paper

Step 1:  Place a piece of parchment paper on the table.  Pour some of your sanding sugar onto the paper.

Step 2: Using your spray bottle, lightly spray all sides (except bottom) of your marshmallow.  The marshmallows only need to be slightly wet.

Step 3:  Roll your marshmallow into the sanding sugar.  You want a light coat of sanding sugar on your marshmallow.  Make sure all sides of your marshmallows are covered including the top.  You do not need to cover the bottom.

Step 4: Your Tootsie Rolls will act as the nail polish’s top.  To make the top, break your tooth picks in half.  Place one end into the Tootsie Roll and the other into your marshmallow.

Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 until you have a desired amount to nail polish treats.  Make a variety of colors by using different colored sanding sugar.

*Since the tooth picks are hidden in the snack, make sure your guests are aware that they are in there to avoid choking or injury.

*Nail Polish treats are better if they are made the day of your event.  If you need to make them early only do the night before.  Do not store completed nail polish treats in the refrigerator.  Refrigeration will make the marshmallows harden.

How Single Mom’s Get in Shape the MaxiClimber, Slendertone Ab Belt, Simply Fit Board Workout

The single working mom’s workout 


MaxiClimber, Slendertone AB Muscle Toner Belt and the Simply Fit Board.  All you need to get in shape.  I am writing this article because this really helped me.  I was really depressed about my weight and after struggling with it my entire life, I found something that really worked.  I’m not getting paid to write about these companies, but I want to share my story because I may be able to help someone else.  I know what it feels like to be overweight and unhappy, like your living in someone else’s body, wishing I to be in shape.  If this article helps one person, then I would be happy.  Here is my story.


Losing weight is hard and losing weight after having kids can ever be harder. I was always chunky growing up.  I always wanted to be thinner, I felt like my friends could eat junk food and pizza and not gain weight and I couldn’t. I felt life wasn’t fair.  In my early 20’s I decided to really do something about it. I knew that there is no pill, no magic that would make me lose weight.  I had to exercise and eat right, that is the only way.  I had to change my lifestyle.   So, I cut down on my carbs, walked 3 miles 5 days a week, drank only water and stopped eating after 7PM.  I stuck to it, and the weight started coming off.  I was able to lose close to 30 pounds in 3 months and kept the weight off.

I started going to the gym regularly.  I didn’t lose more weight but it helped me maintain my weight and I got toner.  In my early 30’s I got pregnant with my first child.  I gained 27 pounds, which was in the recommend amount.  I lost 18 pounds of it, in my first couple weeks of having her.  I had her in the winter, it was cold and snowed a lot.   I mostly stayed on the coach watching t.v, sleeping when she slept and trying to figure out how to be a mom.  While on maternity leave, I gained 15 pounds.  I was unhappy.  I couldn’t go to the gym anymore because my gym did not have child care and I couldn’t afford the fancy gym.  One night while I was up doing a late night feeding I saw the infomercial for the MaxiClimber.  It was very intriguing.  It was a skinny machine that didn’t take up much room and it was a very reasonable price.  I decided to give it a try and it changed my life.

In my opinion, the MaxiClimber is the best machine out there, especially for the price.  This skinny, tall machine gives you the best workout.  Here all the reasons why.


It’s tall and skinny.  I was living in a small space.  On top of that, it was filled with every baby item you could think of.  The Maxi Climber was a perfect fit for me as, when I was not using it I could can fit in a tall closet or in a corner of the room.

Easy to put together.

When I ordered my Maxi Climber, I was afraid that I would never be able to put it together.  I was pleasantly surprised when I received it that it took about 10 minutes.  It is very lightweight and easy to move.


At under $200, you cannot find a better home, full body workout machine.


As a parent of a baby, you have little to hardly any time to work out, especially if you are a working mom like me.  In the beginning, they recommend 10 mins.  In that 10 minutes, I burned 225 calories.  When I used to use the elliptical I would burn about 100 calories per every 10 minutes.  I was burning more than twice that with the MaxiClimber.


Overall Workout

This simple machine gives you some workout.  When I got it I said to myself, 10 minutes will be easy.  I can do this for 10 minutes.  Well, I could, but it was not easy.  If you don’t move the machine, it doesn’t move, for that reason I believe you get the best workout.  I was sweating and out of breath, but I did it.  Happily, I can say that I started at 10 minutes and have slowly built myself up to using it for 25-30 minutes 4 days a week.  I burn anywhere from 400-600 calories in that short of time.  That’s another reason why I love this machine.  You can move at your own pace because you control the movement.  It was made to move your body the same way you would while rock climbing.  You will notice that your butt, thighs, abs and arms will get toner.  If you stick to it, you will see results and you will feel good too.  It has an adjustable height and has a weight limit of 240 pounds.  Using this machine, I dropped the baby weight.  I highly recommend the MaxiClimber.

Key features:

Burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time.

Slim and lightweight for easy storage

Adjustable height

Comes with a timer that also counts your calories

Easy to assemble

Great price

MaxiClimber - The original patented Vertical Climber, "As Seen On TV" - Full Body Workout with BONUS Fitness App for Apple and Android
MaxiClimber – The original patented Vertical Climber, “As Seen On TV” – Full Body Workout with BONUS Fitness App for Apple and Android
I was so happy with the MaxiClimber but wanted to add something else to my workout.  This is when I came across the Slendertone Abdominal Muscle Toner Belt. Again, I was this on an infomercial. It’s claims that it’s the only FDA cleared ab belt for toning, strengthening and firming abdominal muscles.  It also said that you can see results in a couple weeks.  Yes, I lost weight but I never had a flat stomach.  One can dream, right? So, I decided why not give it a try.  Now, honestly, I didn’t think this ab belt would work. Who would think that you can put a belt on and it would tone your muscles. But, I must tell you, it really does.  Now, if you have rolls, it won’t make your stomach flat, because it doesn’t burn fat, however, you will start to see more toned abs. While using that belt, you will feel your ab muscles tightening.   I used if for about 6 weeks before I really saw results.  I started to see ab lines down the sides of my stomach, something that I never saw before.  I was so excited.  In my 30’s and 10 months after having a child, my stomach looked the best it has ever looked.  They also have an arm belt, I haven’t tried that yet, but I might.

Slendertone Abs7 Abdominal Muscle Toner – Core Abs Workout Belt

You receive a belt that covers your core, 3 gel pads, a controller and charger.  The controller has 10 toning programs that has 150 adjustable intensity levels.  You simply place the gel pads on the belt, wrap the belt around your core and use one of the programs at the highest intensity level that you’re comfortable with.  It is recommended that you wear it for 30 minutes 5 days a week.  I did it longer than that, but you do what is comfortable for you.  You do need to replace the gel pads monthly.  You might want to buy a 3 month supply at a time, so that you are always ready.  It is recommended for men and women.  One of the best reasons why I love this ab belt is because I can wear it around the house while cooking, cleaning and doing laundry.  It doesn’t take any time out of my day which is great for a single, working mom.  They also have great costumer service.  I was having trouble with my ab belt and contacted costumer service at Slendertone.  They were extremely helpful and able to fix the problem.   One of the best reasons why I love this ab belt is because I can wear it around the house while cooking, cleaning and doing laundry.  It doesn’t take any time out of my day which is great for a single, working mom.  If you do decide to purchase the Slendertone Ab Toning Belt, make sure you buy the real one.  Other Ab belts do not work as well as the Slendertone brand.

Slendertone Replacement Gel Pads for All Slendertone Abdominal Belts, 3 Sets (9 Gel Pads)
Key Features:

FDA cleared for toning, strengthening and firming ab muscles

See results in about 6 weeks, feel results immediately

You can wear while doing other activities

Fits weight sizes 27-47 inches.  They do sell belt extenders

Slendertone has great customer service.


I was doing great.  I had my MaxiClimber and my Slendertone Ab Belt and I was in the best shape of my life at 34.  Then one day while watching Shark Tank, I saw the Simply Fit Board.  It was designed to tone your legs and core and trim your waist while twisting on a board.  It looked fun and easy, so I decided to purchase one.  I must say, I love it.  You just stand on the board, slightly bend your knees and twist using your waist.  If you find yourself twisting in a circle, stop, balance yourself and try again.  It may take some getting used to.  I do mine 20 minutes daily.  Sometimes I have to break my time up because of the kids.  So, if I can’t do the full 20 minutes at one time, I will do 10 in the morning and 10 at night.   The board comes with a workout video (I didn’t use the video) for additional workout ideas.  You can also hold weights to increase difficulty.

Simply Fit 30043 The Abs Legs Core Workout Balance Board (Green)
Key features:

Easy to use just stand on the board and twist

Tones core, legs

Very low impact

Weight limit of 400 pounds


Easy to store, can fit easily in a closet or under your bed

Helps improve balance

Comes in four colors Magenta, Blue, Green and Orange

Additional accessories: You can use the Simply Fit on any floor type. If you have hard wood floors I would recommend getting the workout mat to protect your floors

Simply Fit Board Workout Mat Official As Seen On TV

Gaiam Neoprene Hand Weight, Blue, 10 lb
So recently I just had baby number 2.  I now have to start my routine over again, but instead of looking at it as a long road ahead, I’m excited to feel good about my body. Here is my current routine MaxiClimber 4 days a week, Slendertone Ad Belt 5 day daily (except during my period and you have to wait at least 8 weeks after having a baby or until your doctor says you can go back to full activity) and the Simply Fit Board 20 minutes 7 days a week.  I also only eat between the hours of 10AM-6PM and only drink water.  Cutting out sugary drinks and alcohol alone will help.  Remember before starting any diet or exercise program consult with your doctor to make sure you are healthy enough for activity.  If you have any questions or want weight loss support please contact me at