Mamas on Magic 107.9: Food that’s FAST

Large group of foodsMamas, as the new school year approaches and schedules get even more hectic, we’re all looking for ways to get food in those bellies in a hurry. That doesn’t always mean “fast food” (although sometimes that happens), we’re talking about food that we can fix FAST.

We talked about food that’s fast during a recent week of Mamas on Magic radio show. You can hear our radio segments live on weekdays at 7:45 a.m. on Magic 107.9.

If you missed our tips on food that’s fast, click the audio bars below to hear it now.

Dinners that take 30 minutes or less

Fast snack foods

Healthier drive-through options

Lightning-fast lunches

Tips for eating out when you’re rushed

Mamas on Magic 107.9: Are you in a slump?

Dump the slumpOne of the occupational hazards of motherhood is falling into what feels like a slump. And the physical and emotional tolls of a slump can make it tough to be the kind of moms we want to be.

We tackled this topic recently in the Mamas on Magic radio segment, which you can hear live at 7:45 a.m. on weekday mornings on Magic 107.9.

Click the audio bars below to hear the discussion on different ways we can all “dump the slump.”

Symptoms of a slump

Wardrobe slump

Correction: The name of the service mentioned in this segment is incorrect. The name of the online shopping service is Stitchfix.

“Capsule wardrobe” strategy

Exercise slump

House slump

Mamas on Magic 107.9: All about the fur babies

dog2Isn’t it amazing how fast the pets in our lives become members of the family? Recently we talked about “fur babies” on the Mamas on Magic radio segment — which you can hear by tuning in to 107.9 at 7:45 weekdays.

Click the audio bars below to hear the week’s discussion and find out why getting a fur baby just might be a great thing for the real babies in your life.

Why pets are good for child development

Pet memories

Choosing the right breed for your circumstances

Pet + etiquette = “petiquette.”

Mamas’ pet stories


Mamas on Magic 107.9: Summer Brain Drain

When the summer days get really hot, it’s easy for kids to turn into “screen zombies” — sitting for long stretches of time watching TV or playing video games or zombie redsmartphone apps. And all that screen time can also contribute to what experts call “brain drain” or “summer slide,” which is when kids actually forget some of what they learned during the previous school year (up to two months’ worth of reading and math skills! Yikes!)

Recently on our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment, we talked about different ways to prevent Brain Drain and keep the kids entertained but also mentally active this summer. (We do NOT think summer should feel like a continuation of the school year. Kids need a break! But we believe there IS a happy medium somewhere between school work and screen zombie.)

Click the audio play arrows below to hear some ideas on how to balance fun, downtime with things that keep the kids’ minds sharp over the summer. And listen to Mamas on Magic 107.9 live by tuning in at 7:45 a.m. each weekday.

Why Brain Drain Matters

The “Earn an Hour” System

All About “Bridge” Books

The Summer Job


Mamas on Magic 107.9: Get rid of these happiness killers

At the end of the day, what most of us want (for ourselves and for our families) is to be happy. But sometimes bad mental habits can get in the way of the sad facehappiness we should be feeling.

Recently on our Mamas on Magic 107.9 radio segment (which airs at 7:45 a.m. weekdays on Magic 107.9) we discussed a Time magazine article that outlined what those bad mental habits are and how to get rid of them to boost our overall happiness level.

Click the play arrows on the audio bars below to hear more about the habits you can kick to the curb this week. Come on get happy!

Happiness killers: Slouching; Taking too many photos

Happiness killers: Workplace bullies; Lack of exercise

Happiness killers: Procrastination; Toxic relationships

Happiness killers: Taking yourself too seriously; Not getting enough sleep

Happiness killers: Never being alone: Not talking face to face