Mother’s Day Post

History of Mother’s Day

“The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the History of Mother's Dayholiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.”

For more information about the history of Mother’s Day, visit the History Channel website:

Gifts for the Fit-n-Healthy Moms

Forbes Magazine published some gift ideas for the healthy, active mom. Did you receive any of these?
Shimano cycling jacket

With removable sleeves and many other useful features, this women-specific cycling jacket is part of Shimano’s new Lifestyle Gear line.

wool sleep sack

This merino-wool sleep sack from Ibex does triple duty as sleeping bag liner, throw, and airline/travel cozy.

Rossignol ski boots

Rossignol’s award-winning Alltrack line of ski boots for women offers two different widths and four different stiffness levels to cater to all abilities.

Sheex bedding

Sheex sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers use high-tech materials borrowed from performance sports clothing to try to improve the sleep experience.

Nespresso coffee machine

The new VertuoLine is Nespresso’s first machine made for the American market, using new bigger capsules to produce full-sized cups of coffee, as well as smaller capsules for espresso.

What a Week at Boot Camp

Monday Night: Another powerful group of people! Great workout everyone!! Way to push till the end!

Wednesday Night: Baseball diamond, bearcrawls, crab walks, insane squats all makes up boot camp baseball style in Jeffersonville

Posted this picture on Facebook. Boy, that kitchen can be tough for many of us 🙂

This is how we felt after Thursday and Saturday’s workouts. Hmmm, what’s next week?

Explore Fresh Foods Available Now in Vermont

This post features Bok Choy

Bok choy ranks right up with the rest of the dark, leafy greens at the top of any superfoods list. The only problem? Many of us are at a loss when it comes to cooking with this traditional Asian veggie.In fact, just like kale or Swiss chard, bok choy can be prepared a number of ways — simmered until soft and tender, roasted to brown the edges or raw and dressed with vinaigrette. Try one of these methods, each showcasing the unique flavor and texture of bok choy in a different light.

Here’s a link to 5-ways to cook bok choy:


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