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Soccer Moms Give Mini-Vans the Boot: This Mothers’ Day, NADAguides.com Announces Top 5 Rides for Today’s Mom

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) May 7, 2009

NADAguides.com, the leading provider of pricing information and market research for new and used cars, classic cars, RVs, motorcycles and boats, today announced its top five stylish yet kid-minded vehicles, just in time for Mother’s Day. Taking into consideration practicality, size, price, style and fuel efficiency, the Infiniti FX50, Ford Edge, GMC Acadia, BMW X6 and Mazda5 prove that moms no longer need to sacrifice design and aesthetic appeal to drive a safe and functional family-oriented vehicle.

“Moms work incredibly hard and deserve to drive vehicles that not only fit their lifestyle, but their personal style as well. Although Mother’s Day only comes once a year, any one of these vehicles would be a great way to pamper her every day,” said Michael Caudill, spokesperson for NADAguides.com. “These cars include all of the features that any mom would want in a family vehicle–safety, practicality, and size–while still maintaining the stylish appearance that most mothers ultimately want.”

With options at several price points, every mom can find the right mix of design and drivability. Combining the best of safety features, price, and comfort, this new crop of cars provides well-designed alternatives to the mini-vans and station wagons so often seen in the driveway. No longer will mom be asked to drop the kids off down the street from their destination; these are the kinds of rides they will want to be seen in!


For budget conscious moms who still want to make their carpool trips something fun and sporty, Mazda offers the Mazda5. Starting at under $ 20,000, the Mazda5 has seating for up to 6 along with available Bluetooth, navigation, iPod and MP3 compatibility, and a DVD entertainment system. It also comes with child seat anchors and dual sliding rear doors. With an estimated 28 mpg highway, the Mazda5 is also a very fuel-efficient way to move people around.

Ford Edge

The Ford Edge, starting at $ 26,635, comes standard with Ford’s signature SYNC voice technology and offers available voice activated navigation, SIRIUS satellite radio, power liftgate and panoramic vista roof. While relatively fuel-efficient with an estimated 24 mpg highway, the Edge is also a top safety pick thanks to Ford’s Safety Canopy system; a dual-stage airbag system front, side and side curtain protection.

GMC Acadia

Starting at $ 31,890, the 5-star crash rated GMC Acadia is a great buy for moms looking for an affordable yet luxurious SUV. The Acadia gets an estimated 24 mpg highway and offers all the creature comforts of a top-end luxury SUV including heated front seats, Bluetooth, XM Radio, Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist and the Rearview Backup Camera System. The Acadia also offers a touch-screen navigation, Bose Advanced DVD player and rear-seat DVD player.

Infiniti FX50

For the high-end soccer mom looking for a luxury SUV, there is the Infiniti FX50. Starting at $ 58,400, the FX50 comes with all the luxurious amenities drivers have come to expect from Infiniti. The FX50 has an advanced climate control system that not only purifies the air by eliminating 99.5% of airborne allergens, but can also reduce or neutralize airborne germs. Safety is also enhanced on the FX50 with Infiniti’s Intelligent Brake assist and Advanced Airbag System while achieving 20 mpg highway.


BMW has the right fit for the mom looking for a few extra ponies under the hood. The BMW X6 Sports Activity Coupe, starting at $ 55,900, offers the best of luxury and performance for mom. With 300 horsepower standard, the X6 is the ultimate carpooling machine while achieving 20 mpg highway. The X6 comes with plenty of safety features including run-flat tires, Dynamic Stability Control and an optional rear-view camera. BMW also offers GPS navigation with real-time traffic and an optional DVD entertainment system.

FOR MEDIA: If you are interested in speaking to Michael Caudill, our automotive expert, regarding the Top 5 Rides for the New Soccer Mom, please contact Ashley Garing, DRIVEN Media Communications, ashley @ drivenmc.com, (951) 461-2429 to schedule an interview.

About NADAguides.com

NADA Appraisal Guides (NADAguides.com) is the world’s largest publisher of vehicle pricing and specification information for new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs, as well as van conversions, limousines, classic and collectible cars, boats, RVs, motorcycles, vintage motorcycles, snowmobiles, personal watercraft and manufactured housing. The company’s consumer website, NADAguides.com, offers a variety of new and used vehicle services in addition to valuation information. Throughout its 76-year history, NADA Appraisal Guides has earned the reputation as the recognized authority for vehicle valuations. Its website, NADAguides.com, is the most comprehensive vehicle information resource on the Internet today.


New Book Offers Emotional Boot Camp for Military Moms

Bennett, CO (PRWEB) April 21, 2012

What happens to our natural instinct, as a mother, to protect our child when he or she is ordered to one of the most dangerous places in the world? What gets us through the day? How do we survive? These are the questions Tracie Ciambotti, author of the new book Battles of the Heart: Boot Camp For Military Moms (published by WestBow Press), asked herself when her son, Josh, was sent to Baghdad. Ciambotti sensed that thousands of moms across the country were also asking these same questions, and she felt burdened to help.

Ciambottis son, Josh, enlisted in the U.S. Army two days after he graduated from high school in 2005. Five months later he was on his way to Baghdad and the reality of war began to sink into the depths of Ciambottis heart. She describes this period as an emotional battle.

Its the theme of my book the emotional battle that occurs when your child deploys to a war zone, says Ciambotti. Battles of the Heart is my personal experience of the war that was raging in my mind and heart while my son was fighting the war in Iraq. My son was trained and ready for his war. I, as a parent, had no idea that I was marching into my own battle at home. Part II of my Boot Camp for Military Moms is a training guide to prepare military moms and family members for the emotional challenges of deployments.

The importance of Battles of the Heart, says Ciambotti, is it exposes the burden placed on our military families from multiple deployments and the need for a systematic approach to supporting the parents and extended families of our service members. My personal struggle with the challenges of military life and the lack of support available for the families of our service members inspired me to write Battles of the Heart.

Ciambotti hopes her new work will reach not only military families, but all families.

My hope is for this book to increase awareness to the civilian community of the sacrifices made by military families and promote an understanding that our nations freedom is not free service members and their families pay a very real price for our freedom.

About the Author

Tracie Ciambotti is the co-founder of Military Families Ministry, a non-profit organization that supports service members and their families. Her experiences as the mother of an U.S. Army infantryman over the past six years have afforded her the passion and knowledge to be an advocate for military families. Ciambotti is a Blue Star Mother (Denver chapter) and a contributor to the blog, Off the Base, which focuses on creating civilian awareness of military life. She lives in Bennett, Colorado, with her husband, Jeff.

WestBow Press is a strategic self-publishing alliance of Thomas Nelson, Inc., the worlds largest Christian publisher, and Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI) the world leader in the popular self-publishing industry segment. Through this partnership, authors benefit from the rich publishing heritage of Thomas Nelson and the speed-to-market advantages of the ASI self-publishing model. Titles published through WestBow Press are evaluated for sales potential and considered for publication under the Thomas Nelson imprint. Thomas Nelson, Inc. continues to inspire the world with distribution of products in more than 100 countries worldwide. For more information, or to start publishing today, visit http://www.westbowpress.com or call (866)-928-1240. Follow us @westbowpress on Twitter for the latest news.

Fit Body Boot Camp Franchise Announces Thank You Veterans Project, Giving Qualified Veterans the Opportunity to Buy Into Their Fitness Franchise Model for Just $1

Chino Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2013

Bedros Keuilian, founder of the Fit Body Boot Camp fitness franchise, understands firsthand what it is like to live in a country without much freedom and therefore has a deeper respect for what the American dream symbolizes and for our national heroes, which is why he is so passionate about giving back to those who have served and fought for the United States.

In 1980, my family defected from communist Russia to the United States when I was just six years old with only the clothes on our backs and $ 80 cash, Bedros states. We were extremely poor and didnt have much at all. Even with no money, no knowledge of the English language, and no foreseeable employment we were grateful to have come to the United States of America where freedom and opportunity was afforded to every man, woman, and child. Despising the communist oppressive way life in Russia, my father committed to giving his kids the freedom and opportunities that the United States offers, and through his drive and work ethic he was able to put a roof over our heads, and food on the kitchen table. He taught us at a young age to work hard, respect others, and appreciate the freedom this country affords us.

I didnt know then exactly what my father meant by freedom, but I sure as heck learned it over the years as I grew up and entered the work force and later started my own small business in the fitness industry. I can say with utmost certainty that without our Veterans sacrificing their lives we couldnt call this the land of freedom and opportunity and I personally would not have had the privilege to start up my own small business.

Sadly, the unemployment rate in the United States still stands at nearly at over 9% and the national unemployment rate for our discharging veterans is at a staggering 23%. Unfortunately, veterans are some of the hardest hit by this ever-escalating unemployment rate. Fit Body Boot Camp is taking action and is committed to changing these numbers by giving qualified entrepreneurial-minded Veterans interested in opening up a Fit Body Boot Camp location a 99.9% discount off the franchise buy in fee, making it just $ 1 to buy into a Fit Body Boot Camp franchise location.

Fit Body Boot Camp does not stop there. They provide hands on training and world-class business support every step of the way for their franchise owners. Bedros and his Fit Body Boot Camp headquarters team are there from the very beginning to train, support, and walk new franchise owners through opening up and operating a successful Fit Body Boot Camp location.

I know what its like to build a business from scratch and all the ups and downs that go with it, comments Bedros. I have been through the trenches and I know exactly what works and what doesnt. I wasnt always a success story, far from it. Ive been in severe debt, Ive been unemployable, Ive learned through trial and error, hard work, and determination those are the pillars that have helped Fit Body Boot Camp grow into a into a global brand.

Fit Body Boot Camp has hundreds of locations worldwide and continues to expand rapidly. Focused on delivering the most cutting edge and results driven fitness and fat loss workout programs to their members, Fit Body Boot Camp location owners are some of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and service oriented fitness professionals in the industry.

Bedros has not let the falling economy prevent seeking entrepreneurs from becoming successful business owners while making a positive impact in their community. And he wants to give back more by offering our national Veterans an opportunity to not only own their own business, but become a part of the Fit Body Boot Camp family, who is dedicated to helping folks get fit and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Our national Veterans are true heroes and I personally feel such a deep appreciation for what they have done for our country and how they continue to protect the American Dream, states Bedros. This is my way of giving back to them so they can realize their American dream. I am excited about this opportunity and look forward to meeting and working with our nations finest.

To find out more the Thank Your Veterans franchise opportunity and the boot camp business, Fit Body Boot Camp, contact Bedros Keuilian and his team at (888) 638-3222. Alternatively you may use the contact form at http://www.myfitbodybootcamp.com/ or send an email to: questions(at)FitBodyBootCamp(dot)com