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This original web series explores hot parenting topics on cheer and dance related issues and shares simple tips to make parenting through the cheer season easier. Hosted by Chrishelle Ebner, the author of Cheer Mama Drama, Cheer Up features wise and wacky humor, interviews with experts, parents and goes behind the scenes of what its really like from money saving tips to travel advice, parent-coach how-to's and who and what is going on in cause issues. Cheer Up is the place for all parents to get cheered up and supported.


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Cheer Up Episode 4 Editorial


THIS CHEER MOM IS READY FOR THE NEW YEAR

Happy New Year everyone. I am so ready to take 2014 by storm. I have so many resolutions for me as well as my family. It is the year to be BETTER. Eat better, exercise better, love better so we can live the best life possible. My first focus for my kids and me is better nutrition. Done are the days of processed convenience food for my cheer chicks. Now, there will be an emphasis on nutrition filled whole foods. I don’t how most kids would react, but mine were not cheering, “Hooray, we get to eat more spinach and carrots.” So I have to be super smart in how I include this nutrition in their diet. That is when it hit me, SMOOTHIES. My kids love smoothies and you can sneak in so many good for them foods. It is a no brainer; this is my starting point to improve their diet. After much trial and error I would love to give you the recipes to a few smoothies my kids drank up and never knew they were super good for them

CHEER UP’S IMMUNE BOOSTING SMOOTHIE

1 Cup Frozen Mangos
1 Cup Frozen Pineapples
1 Cup Frozen Bananas
1 Cup Almond Milk
1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
½ Cup Carrot Juice
½ Cup Ice


Place all ingredients in blender and mix until ingredients are well blended with a smooth consistency. Serve in chilled glass. Makes four (6) ounce servings.


REFRESHING POST WORKOUT SMOOTHIE
1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
½ Cucumber (peeled, seeded, and sliced into inch pieces)
Juice of 1 Lemon
5 Ounces Plain Greek Yogurt
2 TBS Honey
½ cup ice


Place all ingredients in blender and mix until ingredients are well blended with a smooth consistency. Serve in chilled glass. Makes four (6) ounce servings.
MORNING PICK ME UP GREEN TEA CITRUS SMOOTHIE
1 Cup Boiling Water
2 Green Tea Bags
1 Cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
1 Cup Frozen Pineapple Pieces
2 TBS Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
½ Cup Ice


Place tea bags in boiling water and allow to brew for 5 minutes. Cool tea. Place all ingredients in blender and mix until ingredients are well blended with a smooth consistency. Serve in chilled glass. Makes four (6) ounce servings.


GREEN SMOOTHIE SURPRISE
1 Cup of Spinach
1 Frozen Banana (cut into inch pieces)
1 Orange (peeled and cut into sections)
1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
1 Cup Frozen Kiwi
2 TBS Honey
1 Cup of Ice
½ Cup Water


Place all ingredients in blender and mix until ingredients are well blended with a smooth consistency. Serve in chilled glass. Makes four (8) ounce servings.

CHEER MAMA DRAMA’S MORNING FAVORITE SMOOTHIE
1 Cup Frozen Strawberries
1 Cup Frozen Blueberries
½ Cup Frozen Bananas (sliced into inch pieces)
1 Cup Almond Milk
½ Cup Carrot Juice
1 TBS Honey
½ Cup Ice
Place all ingredients in blender and mix until ingredients are well blended with a smooth consistency. Serve in chilled glass. Makes four (8) ounce servings.



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All Star cheer season is here. I know I am not the only parent doing a happy dance. My husband and I are so ready to see my girls and the rest of their team on the blue mat for the first time this season. My FaceBook feed is full of happy cheer chicks and their parents beginning their competitive season. If you are a rookie parent who has never experienced a competition you are truly in for a treat. The cheerleaders are not the only ones thrilled to see the new season, parents are pumped up too.


This time around on the Cheer Up vlog I am presenting Cheer Mama Drama’s top tips to make competition day enjoyable. Through my many years of experience and trial and error, I have found some ways to make the day flow smoothly. With a little planning and creativity the cheer competition can be turned into an amazing cheer memory. Believe me there are some competition day pit falls you want to avoid. A day free of stress and anxiety is best for you and your cheerleader.


CHEER MAMA DRAMA’S TIPS FOR AN ENJOYABLE CHEER COMPETITION


Get organized early: On the morning of your cheer competition is not the time to start looking for you uniform. Where is my uniform? Mom, have you seen my shoe? After taking a sniff of the uniform, is this clean? You do not want to hear any of these statements minutes before you have to walk out the door. Early organization is the key


Light and fun conversations: Knock, Knock. Who’s there? Leaf. Leaf, who. Leaf the stress at home. The morning of the competition is not the time to discuss anything stressful. Keep it positive and fun. Your job is to deliver one happy cheerleader to their coach, not a Mad Molly Cheer Chick.


Give your cheerleader a cheer: 2-4-6-8, Who do we appreciate? Our cheerleaders of course. When the athletes hear your excitement it gives them the energy they need to rock the mat like super stars. They’re your amazing kids, yell for them.


Positivity, always: Sometimes things don’t always go the way we thought they would. Falls, tumbling boo boos, pyramid crashes, and choreography amnesia happens. We don’t talk about that the first minutes after the routine. Critique will come from their coaches. Your job is to tell them they are awesome rock stars. I know there is something in that routine that deserves praise


I hope this little preview gets you ready for the full blown version on Cheer Up. Good luck to all the gyms as we start the 2013-2014 All Star Cheer Season. Remember, if you love a cheerleader, we’ve got something for you.



Blog 1: Cheer UP, What is that all about?



Cheer Up Blog

I am a self-improvement junkie. If there is a book, video, app, pamphlet, or rumor of way to do things better I want to know about it. After all we live in fast paced, information driven society that will zoom past you if you are not careful. I guess that is why I was so excited when Cheer Channel approached me with the idea of a cheer program for the coolest people around, cheer parents. You see I have been a cheer mom for going on six years now. In the beginning, everything scared me to death. Every little aspect; from the routine to travel to the other parents made me quiver. My girls were babies, seven and nine, and I had no idea what competitive cheer was all about. Our first year at CheerSport Nationals in Atlanta, I almost required nerve pills. The event itself was amazing, but the sheer size and spectacle was unnerving for a rookie parent. It took a couple of years before I got the hang of traveling with cheerleaders and navigating these huge cheer competitions. Now, after trial and error, I am a veteran cheer mom, who enjoys every aspect of the cheer year. From try outs to National Competitions, I enjoy the season and spending time with my cheerleaders. So, I am on a mission. Cheer Up is a platform to educate cheer parents, new and old, giving them a better cheer experience. Hey, we are spending the money and providing support to our kids, shouldn’t we enjoy this journey just as much as they do.


Cheer Up is a wonderful collaboration between me, Cheer Mama Drama, and Cheer Channel Inc. to inform and entertain the grown up sector of cheerleading. The show is divided into segments that are relevant to the busy cheer parent. News UP will keep you up to date on all the cheer industry highlights. It is my mission to provide the most pertinent news, whether it is updated rules in a cheer competition or safety concerns and challenges in our sport, it will be my goal to keep our viewers well informed. During Stand UP we will be meeting fellow cheer parents. Ever wondered what it is like to be a parent of a Worlds athlete or even a special needs competitor, we will give you the up close and personal look at their experiences. Call UP is your segment. What are some of your concerns? Chances are your questions have been on the mind of many parents. Let’s figure them out together, drop me an email and we will investigate the topic. Everybody is looking to save some cash. In Deal UP we will do our best to inform you on any money saving deals to keep the cash flowing toward those important cheer related items, like cheer bows and souvenir competition T-shirts. And lastly, we are blessed to be able to participate in this amazing sport so we need to Live UP. There are many worthwhile causes out there and we will be presenting them along with the people who work hard for these charities.


There you have it, a little more insight into this exciting new show. I hope everyone tunes in and finds enjoyment and information in every episode. Be sure to tune in and Cheer UP!!!!

Watch the Show


Episode 6: New Cheer up




Episode 5: Money Saving Tips on the Road




Episode 4: Cheer Nutrition Tips




Episode 3




Episode 2




Episode 1



MEET THE HOST, Chrishelle Ebner of Cheer Mama Drama



My name is Chrishelle Ebner.  I live in a small town outside of Augusta, GA. I have three children, Nathaniel, 16, Becca, 15, and Maddie ,12. All three of my children have been competitive cheerleaders at one time.  My girls currently cheer for August Cheer Academy.  We have been a cheer family for six years. My girls are on their second season on a level 4 team.  We are truly a cheer family.  I have been a team mom, the manager for the first competitive rec team in my small county(Becca  and Nathaniel were the coaches), fundraiser coordinator, and now a blogger.  I think competitive cheer has made our family closer.  I know it has a special place in my heart because I feel it made a positive change in my oldest daughter’s life.  She was painfully shy before she was a cheerleader, and also very self-conscious of her learning disability.  The routines helped with her memory and processing and when she was on stage her personality really exploded.  The whole family is involved in cheer, even my husband.  He supports the girls 100% and is our official photographer.  We have been married for over 20 years. When I am not spending time with something cheer related I work as a geriatric nurse at our local nursing home.  I, along with anyone who has known me for many years, would have never seen me as a cheer mom.  I went to college on a softball scholarship and was a hard core athlete.  I was never a cheerleader nor did I have an interest in anything cheer.  That all changed when my daughters came home from school on day and uttered those fateful words, “Mom, we want to cheer”


Visit the Cheer Up website at: http://www.cheerchannel.com/cheer-up
Check out Chrishelle’s blog: http://cheermamadrama.com
Follow Chrishelle on:
https://www.facebook.com/CheerMamaDrama
https://twitter.com/CheerMamaDrama
http://instagram.com/cheermamadrama#

CONTESTS

This week, tell us what is special about your child’s team. Share your favorite “cheer family” photo and get your friends to LIKE and SHARE your the photo. The 10 winners with the most LIKES and combined SHARES will win Cheer Channel Grab bag and Kalon Skincare Bee Venom Cream.  The winner* will be automatically entered to win the Grand prize, a $250 gift card at the end of the season.

 

 

Rules:

 

  1. 1. Tag Cheer Up on your photo.
  2. 2. Ask your team, friends and family to LIKE and SHARE your photo.
  3. 3. The 10 photos with the most LIKES and combined SHARES by the 30th of the month at 6pm EST wins!

Good Luck!!!

 

*Prizes will be given to winners with the most LIKES and combines SHARES associated with the submitted picture. Winners will be announced on the Cheer Up Facebook page and contacted via Facebook message. Winners may be asked for contact information in order for prizes to be sent. Please ask a parent’s permission before giving out personal 


 

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