The Fabulous Kashi Mommy Blogger Event — All Natural Adventure

by Susan

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Every mom deserves an All Natural Adventure like Kashi hosted in La Jolla, San Diego.

In fact, I think you should plan one yourself for you and a few of your local girlfriends. Maybe plan a day with some Twitter peeps in your area.

Here’s how you could host a similar wellness event…

  1. Get together a small group of friends.
  2. Decide to get inspired about your health and wellness.
  3. Book a day for your activities and arrange babysitting for your kids.
  4. Start the morning with a yoga class. (We were treated to yoga on the beach… but still, taking a local yoga class will work.)
  5. Take a healthy, natural cooking class.
  6. Go for a light hike where you can all enjoy talking while walking.
  7. Go out for dinner and share your own healthy living knowledge, experiences and goals.

The Kashi Mommy Blogger Event lasted for two days and included information sessions learning about the Kashi company, their products, initiatives and goals. We learned about natural foods and how the 7 whole grains and sesame seeds in Kashi products work together to improve your health.

When you host your own All Natural Adventure Day you could ahead of time have each person do a little research on healthy, natural eating and prepare a short list of notes and reference sites. Then at dinner, have each person share what they learned and pass out a copy of their notes.


A great resource is the Kashi.com website. For example you could simply pull a few resources from the site and at dinner share about Whole Grain Basics and Getting Good Fats in your diet.

I generally consider myself a healthy eater and I think I’m quite informed when it comes to shopping naturally and organically. But I did learn some key information about whole grains and how the carefully selected 7 grains and sesame seeds can benefit my health.

Kashi Yoga on the Beach

This wellness retreat inspired me to take action to increase my fitness level. I’ve signed up for a Yoga class on Tuesday afternoons and I’m committed to adding more whole grains to my diet and my family’s diet.

(Yes, as my friends and family have already noticed, since the event I’ve become addicted to Kashi products. My entire family loves the Go Lean cereal and the TLC crackers. I’ll soon be making a run for the border to stock up on more variety of Kashi products since you lucky Americans have way more Kashi stuff than we Canadians do. Poor us. LOL)

And of course, I had a ton of fun at the event.

The folks from Kashi were so awesome. What a treat to learn about a company who lives and breathes it’s mission to promote healthy natural living.

The best part of any Mommy Blogger Event (or Mom Blogger Event as I often call them) is hanging out with new and old blogging friends.

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Here’s a photo from our hike (shot from my iPhone) of all the bloggers at this Kashi event. From left to right…

BabyCenter’s “MOMformation”/ Mrs. Mogul / Mogul Baby – Lisa Estall
Mommy Tracked / LizzieBTV – Lizzie Bermudez
Hot Moms Club – Michelle Fryer and Jessica Denay
5 Minutes For Mom – Susan Carraretto
Alpha Mom – Isabel Kallman
Mom Central – Anne-Marie Nichols

Both Kristen Chase from Cool Mom Picks and Whitney Wingerd from
Mommies With Style were planning to join us but unfortunately they both got sick at the last minute and couldn’t make it. We missed you!

Here’s a video with some highlights from the event. You can see more photos on Flickr and see my tweets with #kashimom.

In case you’re curious, Kashi covered all expenses for this trip, but they did not pay for this post, nor did they ask us to post about the event.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Miranda October 14, 2009 at 9:54 am

That looks like it was an amazing blogger event! :) I haven’t been to the coast in ages.

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2 Susan October 14, 2009 at 10:33 am

Yes, Miranda, it was awesome. I loved the yoga, hike and cooking class. Sooooo much fun!!!

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3 Erica October 14, 2009 at 10:34 am

WOW! How gorgeous and serene. I would be so refreshed if I could do yoga on the beach.

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4 Susan October 14, 2009 at 10:49 am

Yes Erica, if I could only start every day with Yoga on the beach. Wow. That would be the life. LOL

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5 LizzieB October 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Susan, so fabulous meeting you at the Kashi event. You are a bundle of energy and kick in the pants to be around! Thanks for sharing the cool video – did you edit it yourself? Lookin’good!

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6 rc October 14, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Sounds like you had a fun time :)

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7 Stephanie October 20, 2009 at 9:12 pm

I love that first shot of you in front of the ocean. You look so refreshed and beautiful (and I see that you’re wearing pink again – it’s a fabulous color on you). ;)

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8 Lissa - Whooo's that Girl? October 30, 2009 at 9:05 am

Looks and sounds like a great, refreshing time! I am sure La Jolla was the perfect place for it, too!

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9 Nicole March 8, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Hi All,
I would love to know more about these MommyBlogger events as Im interested in throwing one. Anyone willing to give me some information? nicole.fletcher@wavehouse.com

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