Archive for February, 2010

  • Friday 5: 5 Myths About Mommy Bloggers!
    Tweet Friday 5 is up again and I thought would be great to dedicate another of the Friday 5 series to blogger stuff. We will do anything for free stuff Although I do not speak for the entire mom blogger population, as I should not, review samples are necessary to give a review on, right? Once I did a contest where I was not reviewing a product but just conducting a...
    by at February 26th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • I Need(ed) Some Space!
    Tweet I am not talking about space to have a hot cup of tea or go to the bathroom undisturbed. I know those are futile to dream about. Those days waved goodbye so fast the day I became a mom. Actually the other space that I speak of was also a dream too, hmm actually the lack of space was a nightmare. Really. If you have not yet figured it out, I speak of my shiny new...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • A Chat With Melissa Joan Hart and Soleil Moon Frye!
    Tweet Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) are teaming up together to celebrate International Friendship Month this February. These ladies are actual friends in real life and are focusing on the joy that close friendships bring to people’s lives. Melissa and Soleil were co-hosts of a Gain-sponsored “Better Together”...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Not Invited?
    Tweet Recently I decided to host a Valentine’s party for my daughter’s Pre-K class. I sent an invite out (albeit a very untidy, rushed, and forgot-to-write-my-kid’s-name-on-it invitation) and thankfully the teacher called to let me know I missed out a few new students.  All along the way I received comments like “what a wonderful thing you are...
    by at February 22nd, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Win Autographed Copy of Linchpin by Seth Godin
    Tweet Contest Closed Congratulations Beth! Who does not love Seth Godin? I am sure I am not alone in being a huge fan. Seth Godin has earned a place in my inbox and anyone who dispenses advice so clearly and in a why that makes you feel “That just makes sense!” deserves the attention and accolades he receives. When I met Seth Godin in NY during the Linchpin...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Our Valentine Party With Cake And More. Win One For Yourself Too!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rosanne! My daughter has been bugging me for ages to have a party. Now if you are one of the moms at my daughter’s school you would know that I can barely get my act together. Thank heavens for winter jackets which hide the same crumpled shirt I don every morning. Anyway either the fact that her nagging had got to me or the...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips For Dealing With The (Terrible) Twos!
    Tweet Friday 5 is here and trying to still catch up on posts (and life) but better late than never, right. Soon my littlest girl will be turning 3 and while the antics of her two-someness is still  fresh in my mind I thought I would share some of my ideas. Make sure you catch more tips on older posts in the Friday 5 series. Give a choice of her age (two)! Asking...
    by at February 19th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Kelly’s Cake Off For A Cause!
    Tweet Every so often a neat campaign comes along where you can help just by a few clicks. The fact that you may win something is just icing on the cake. Kelly and accomplished master baker and cake decorator Buddy Valastro, from TLC’s “Cake Boss,” recently joined forces at a fun event to bake lavishly decorated cakes in support of The Ovarian Cancer...
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 3: Beach Olympics And A Car Race Too!
    Tweet Wow, I knew there was a reason I broke up the Atlantis posts, but now I am hoping I can recall it all. Pretty tough considering I am staring out my window to seen snow on the ground. Sigh, I can almost feel the sea breeze on my face as I look at those “summer” Atlantis laundry still not put away. I refuse to put them away, in the hope that Spring appears...
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Meet John Kim, Meet Whrrl!
    Tweet The post has been moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/meet-john-kim-meet-whrrl/
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Papa Post Hits Toy Fair 2010, NYC
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/papa-post-hits-toy-fair-2010-nyc/
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Hasbro Opens Showroom To Bloggers!
    Tweet I was recently invited to a private breakfast with Hasbro along with a few bloggers. This was all in the mood of the upcoming Toy Fair in New York. There was a chance I was going to miss the Toy Fair, even though I had a press pass to it, but I would sooner miss that than a more intimate event with bloggers and a behind the scenes look. As a blogger we regularly...
    by at February 17th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Kung Zhu Hamsters | The Ninja Warriors By Zhu Zhu Pets
    Tweet A group of unique hamsters are gearing up for some Kung Zhu fighting!  Zhu Zhu Pets, the hottest toys of 2009, have earned their black belts and will reveal their skills in a new line-up of toys — Kung Zhu battle hamsters. These hamsters combine the whimsical, mild-mannered fun of the original Zhu Zhu Pets with a level of action and excitement that appeals...
    by at February 17th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Create Your Own Goby Adventure (And Win A $50 Amex Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! You may recall a little while ago The Papa Post did an interview with Goby.  Well Goby has changed a lot since then and have a fun challenge for the Mommy Niri readers.  Summer is always easy but come February I am literally climbing the walls for something to do. Winter is a tough one everywhere but in a place like...
    by at February 15th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Some Toys For Your Lil Valentine (Win One Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Terri! Hasbro has the most delectable toys, especially for PreSchoolers (more on that later as I have a scoop from a private showroom viewing) but my favorite has got to be the Potato head. Sure it is not the most sophisticated of toys but its simplicity is it’s charm.  I love that there is one for each season but seriously...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Disney On Ice Hits Boston Again!
    Tweet Well if the Disney on Ice a few months ago took your breath away then you are in luck as another round of Disney On Ice is set to his Boston. This time the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody and Buzz Lightyear fromDisney/Pixar’s...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why I Still Love My Toyota!
    Tweet I am sure that this may not make me popular but I have to say it. I drive a Toyota and am proud of it. I love it enough to dedicate this week’s Friday 5 to it. Yes, I have a television and I have been keeping tabs on the news about the recalls. Am I underplaying the severity of the issue? No! Do I believe it is sprinkled with hype? Yes! There are important...
    by at February 12th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • I Am About To Unload…
    Tweet Seriously I am. This is a big moment. Probably not to you as you do it often but this is a big step for me. I mean I will load, but unloading is a pet peeve. If you don’t already know I have a new shiny thing in my kitchen (courtesy of being a Fridgedaire Test Drive Mom) and you won’t miss it since it is the only shiny thing in my kitchen. I am sure...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Johnson’s Baby Products, Still A Trusted Name!
    Tweet Some things are just the easiest to review. I would be hard pressed to come across someone who has not heard about Johnson’s baby products. Fads and hip new brands may come and go but as a mom I know that I can rely on the Johnson’s brand. I know this not only from my own use of them on my girls but of my mom’s use of it on me. True, I grew up...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Valentine’s Getaways in NH!
    Tweet As much a wrapped gift is always welcome you cannot beat a getaway to prolong the gift. I received a few suggestions from the tourism guys of New Hampshire and I thought I would share a few of my favorites. Of course I have not yet tried any of these wonderful places (I will be away at a blogging event) but there is no reason why you guys can’t check them...
    by at February 10th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Unlock Deals At Zulily – A Private Sale Site For Parents!
    Tweet Everyone love great quality, but no one loves to pay them (celebrities don’t count). I have been a bargain hunter for a while. I gave up looking for trendy items for myself  after I ballooned like a whale in pregnancy. I then began to focus on buying clothes for my baby. Since I knew I was having a girl I went crazy buying her clothes. Since then I had...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Haba Games For Pre-Schoolers! Win It!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Terri! Electronic games are all fine and well but I slot the usage of them in the 2 hour maximum television window I allow my kids per day. I dread the picture of having my kids glued to the television all day and I really hate when kids fail to see the beauty around them as they are so deep in a game (as I mentioned seeing kids...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Alternate Printable Valentine’s Cards (Cute Too)!
    Tweet Printable Valentine cards are dime dozen today. Don’t get me wrong, the printables save my butt when I need to give my kids an activity to buy me a few moments of sanity (all in the life of a SAHM), but many are pretty commercial and, dare I say it – BLAND.  In fact I mostly ignore pitches of printable cards but when the guys from Gnaana sent me...
    by at February 8th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Alternatives To Water?
    Tweet Water is good for you. That is just a truthful statement. Knowing that and still managing to drink it is really not so easy. The past few weeks I was approached about test driving some beverage alternatives. Of course I said yes, anything but water always sounds better. And way better if it is not the soda I reach for. Luckily I don’t keep soda in the house...
    by at February 7th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 2: The AKA Club, Some Animals And Pottery Too!
    Tweet I know you would have been eagerly awaiting Day 2 after reading Day 1 but a stiff neck on my end has somewhat delayed things. Also after that whole experience with the dolphins it would be difficult to imagine how it could get any better. I was thinking the very same thing that night as I wearily went to bed by 9pm, which is not like the 2am bedtime I have at...
    by at February 5th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 (Almost) Free Fun Activities With Kids!
    Tweet I am cheap. So sue me. I hate paying for something if I can get it free, or at the very least cheap. Don’t pretend you don’t too.  After suffering this week with a horrid stiff neck (I would kiss my chiropractor if I could just turn my head) and I finally tackled Mount Laundry (with those piles of clothing from Atlantis) I felt I deserved to give...
    by at February 5th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • My #JetAdventure Video
    Tweet Check the Atlantis JetAdventure video capturing my 4 days visit into 5 minutes. Music composed by AR Rahman (movie: Ghazani). Also see: Day 1: Atlantis #JetAdventure : My 1st JetBlue And A Dolphin Too! Day 2: Alantis #JetAdventure : The AKA Club, Some Animals And Pottery Too! Day 3: Atlantis #JetAdventure : Beach Olympics and A Race Car Too! Disclosure:...
    by at February 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Suave Kids “Wash Them Grow” Sweepstakes!
    Tweet Bath time!  It can either mean fun time or struggle time. We tend to have box of bath toys in the bathroom to try and make it as exciting as possible.  Of course there is no guarantee. I have reviewed Suave before but was keen to learn they had a kid’s line of bath products too. All those who can never have too many bath products for kids raise your hands....
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 01:02 pm
  • Happy Groundhog Day!
    Tweet Yes, today is the day Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hiding place and tells the world if there will be six more weeks of winter. I am so not keen on another day of winter let alone 6 more weeks of winter. Of course I should moan less considering I just had a few days in Atlantis, right? I somehow forget that Groundhog Day is a day for all rodents, be it mice,...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 11:02 am
  • Win A $50 Walmart Gift Card To Help With Game Time!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Adria! Are you ready for your Super Bowl party? Walmart is a place that has everything from the snacks to electronics. Truthfully not always the most fashionable place to shop but certainly the most practical. In fact I am always trying to get to the fancier stores and when hubby drags me to Walmart and goes on about how realistically...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 09:02 am