Posts tagged ‘Smokin’ Hot Mom’

Healthy Travel Tips ~ Video ~ whether you’re getting on a plane or going down the street!

Let’s face it, in our busy culture, it often feels like we’re on the road. We’re carpooling the kids, we’re shlepping them to after-school activities, we’re doing our household errands. We are in motion!

This kind of lifestyle calls for us to step up to the plate of self care. We have to prioritize ourselves or we just can’t be there for everyone else.

This video tells you how I take care of myself when I travel, and how you can do the same, even if you’re just traveling to the playground with your kids!

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October 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm Leave a comment

My mother’s simple salad dressing – My Smokin’ Hot Mom!

In case you haven’t heard yet, I’ve just launched my new program, the 21 Day Smokin’ Hot Mom Challenge! I’m kicking it off with a free teleclass: The 7 Steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom! You can reserve your spot in the free call here, and learn more about the 21 Day SHM Challenge here.

Out went the newsletter to announce my new program, and who should call to see if she could  sign up?…

MY MOM!!!!

I love that!

So, I wanted to show you my smokin’ hot mom, and tell you why she is smokin’ hot!

  • My mom is fearless, she’s a total adventurer and loves life.
  • She was way ahead of the curve regarding fresh healthy food and yoga.
  • She has followed her passions and created two powerful programs that support mothers (see, I come by it naturally)! She founded the Hanen Early Language Parent Program and The First Three Years.
  • My mom is deeply loving and sees the good in all things.
  • She’s sourced by the earth and the love that surrounds her.

Now, why would my mother want to be in my 21 Day Smokin’ Hot Program if she’s already so Smokin’ Hot? Well, just like the rest of us moms, she often puts her own needs last. She doesn’t always prioritize herself. She needs support to make self-care a reality in her everyday life.

Giving and being there for others is in the very nature of being a mother. We love to give and see those we love thrive. But there needs to be a balance, and sometimes we need a little help to tilt the scale back in our direction.

Hmmmm, I didn’t intend on writing all that when I sat down to give you my mom’s great and simple salad dressing. I guess that little love letter to my mom just slipped out. But it’s true.

So, without further ado:

Ayala’s Simple Salad Dressing:

This is the salad dressing my mom made throughout my childhood. I still love it!

  • 2/3 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tarragon vinegar (you can substitute freshly squeezed lemon juice as well, but my mom’s standard is tarragon vinegar)
  • 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 clove freshly & finely grated garlic (small clove for a light garlic taste and large clove for a big garlic taste) My mom uses a microplane (fine grater) to grate her superb garlic, which she grows herself
  • freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of sea salt

Mix everything in a jar or blender and serve on any salad.

Love and health,


April 13, 2011 at 11:53 am 2 comments

7 Steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom – Free Teleclass!

Perhaps you are like me and secretly, or not so secretly you want to be a Smokin’ Hot Mom!

Sign up here to reserve your spot on the

7 Steps to Being a Smokin’ Hot Mom Call

I know from experience that being a crazy-busy mom, running around for everyone else,  can make you feel like you’ve lost your sexy, sassy, selfish self.

Well it’s time to get it back!

I’m soooo excited to launch my new Smokin’ Hot Mom program with a Free Call that you won’t want to miss!

On April 27th at 12pm I’m going to give you The 7 steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom! It’s a sneak peek of my brand new 21 day Smokin’ Hot Mom Challenge (starts in May)which will crank up your energy, make your skin glow, make you laugh more, learn to love yourself more, and drop a few pounds too!

If you already know that you’re ready for a jump-start in taking the very best care of yourself, skip on over to Smokin’ Hot Mom Challenge and sign up, if you want to hear about the Free 7 Steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom Class keep reading.

Being a mom has special challenges:

When the magazines and self-care gurus tell you to “take more time for yourself”, it can feel a little unreal!

How on earth are you supposed to take more time for yourself when you’re:

  • running around all day,
  • taking care of kids & spouse,
  • cooking,
  • cleaning,
  • working,
  • volunteering,
  • maintaining friendships and family –

there just isn’t one more minute in the day left for you!

You need a system that puts you in the picture!

The 7 Steps to Being A Smokin’ Hot Mom is a repeatable system that you can put in your life and be guaranteed a shift in your energy, in your mood and in your body!

In the The 7 Steps to Being A Smokin’ Hot Mom Free Class you’ll learn the system that will:

  • Boost your energy.
  • Make your skin glow.
  • Uncover what’s holding you back from stepping into a vibrant you.
  • Teach you how you can actually take care of yourself amidst the busy life of a mom.
  • Help you develop healthy (but truly easy) habits that can stick with you for a lifetime and support your ideal weight.
  • Teach you about an ancient, but scientifically proven strategy that’s more effective for making shifts than will-power, dieting or white knuckling.

This is a system of permanent self-care that you can come back to again and again.

Learn how to get back to your sassy, selfish, and sexy self without any drastic diets or bootcamps!

So, how can I help you do this?

I’m Nina Manolson, a Certified Health Coach, M.A. CHHC, LMT,  and the Founder of Body Alive, Body Aware: Wellness From Within. I coach busy women, who are great at taking care of everyone else but have neglected themselves. I teach you to prioritize yourself in a way that balances your whole life, makes you happier, healthier and turns you into a smokin’ hot mom who loves her life. I’m passionate about helping my clients find wellness from within, through nourishment on all levels – body, mind, and spirit.

During this 7 Steps to being a Smokin’ Hot Mom Free call, you’ll walk away with effective strategies that will reconnect you to your sexy, sassy, selfish self.

Sign up  here, because you won’t want to miss it!  I’ll send you information to get on the call. Don’t worry if you can’t make it, I’ll send you the recording. The call is on Wednesday April 27th at 12pm.

Sign up here to reserve your spot on the

7 Steps to Being a Smokin’ Hot Mom Call

Love and health,


April 8, 2011 at 4:38 pm 2 comments

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