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DC KIDS Giveaway, SuperHero Creator and NEW videos: Batman Unlimited, DC Super Friends, Lego and Scooby Doo!

Looking for costume ideas for New York Comic Con or for Halloween  or for videos you loved to watch as a kid? Or just have fun with your little ones (or the child in you) and create your ultimate superhero and a fun name, look, powers and more! Courtesy of DC Kids Super Hero Creator :

400-600 calorie recipe: Saga to save the Celery | Celery, what do we do with you?

Celery, What do we do with you?  by: Roz Furer After I put your leaves, and a stalk or two, in my Chicken Soup, the question is "what do I do with the rest of you?" A question I ask myself every time I buy celery  No, I cannot eat you raw, and I did not want to make chicken, tuna or egg salad. In reality, that would only use one more stalk of celery. So, I clean your stalks and put you in a jar filled with cold water, and put you in the refrigerator. After a few days, you are still there - looking limp and rejected. So, what do I do with you now? My solution to this dilemma...

First Day of School: Back to School Day!

Early morning, the sun shining, the birds chirping and the wind whispers as the  leaves dance to the rhythm. It's the first day of school. I don't know why but I was restless last night. I couldn't condition myself to sleep.  It's that transition from summer schedule that was difficult to adjust to. As I prepare the day's breakfast, I was reminded that "every  day is a milestone, every moment is a chance to make lasting memories."

Helping others surpass their goals and expectations

"It's not about the end goal. It's who you become by consistently pushing to the edge of your limits." - Robin Sharma Do you ever wonder why you stumble on new things?  Do you ever wonder why unsuspecting strangers cross your path? Do you ever wonder why your mind takes you to a direction you didn't think exist? I was walking to StarBucks to meet my husband when I noticed a sign...

Completed my first 16 Week IsaBody Challenge: Believe You Have A Purpose

My family is what matters most to me.  I’m 51 and a mother of 4 (ages 14 – 26). I wanted to be healthier, more active and stronger not just for me, but for the people I love.  I wanted to set an example for my family that we each possess the tools to master our wellness and vitality. I've always been petite except when I was pregnant ( when I gained an average of 50 pounds per pregnancy - 4 times!) Over the years I had tried various diet and exercise regimens, and I did enjoy a degree of success, but the results were not to the level I hoped for, and they were somewhat short lived.   Achieving stable, long-lasting results proved stubbornly elusive.    Then when I hit menopause everything became more difficult.    My body stopped cooperating altogether, and I was constantly grumpy. My waist and hips expanded and I found myself napping in the afternoons.    I started to accept the idea that there would be this new, less vibrant version of me. I just completed my P

Immigration and Family: Will my mom ever get to see my daughter walk down the aisle

Last year when my father passed away in the Philippines, I went home and took some time to visit the U.S. Embassy in Manila to ask what the options are for my mother to return to the U.S. The consul reminded me of the 10-year travel ban. That on or after November 8, 2015 — not earlier – or 10 years after my mom, was deported in 2005 for overstaying her visa, I can email the U.S. Embassy and inquire about my mother’s approved petition. I asked if I need to file another petition, and she informed me I didn’t have to. I asked if I could… and she stopped me and said to ask everything on or after November 8, 2015. This is where I am, and where my thoughts are drifting as I celebrate this month my 16th American birthday. I am counting the months, the weeks and the days. My daughter is getting married in January 2016 and I would love to have my entire family, especially my mother, to be here when that momentous occasion happens.

Is it Love or Lust?

Do you talk to your children about the birds and the bees? Why are we uncomfortable talking about something so natural and wonderful? Is there a double standard? Are parents more lenient with boys than girls? "Makilala," which means "get to know" in Tagalog, is the first Filipino American TV Talk Show in the NY Metro area.   The show is hosted by three dynamic women, namely book author Jen Furer, health care professional Rachelle Ocampo, and journalist Cristina DC Pastor. Director is artist Maricor Fernandez, who is a producer at Queens Public Television.    The above episode was on "Girlfriends: Secrets, Sex and Sleepovers" with featured guest, Jessy Daing of Jessy Couture.