Archive for November, 2010

  • Announcing: Mommy Niri Cares 2010
    Tweet I am really proud to announce the Mommy Niri Cares 2010 project. As much as I have been involved in several brand campaigns focussed on charity endeavors, this one is being driven by me. Instead of doing a holiday gift guide I opted to do something offline. I know many people are not thinking about whether they will get the latest gadget this holiday but basic...
    by at November 30th, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • What Makes #HeartOfHaiti So Different?
    Tweet A sense of pride. We all need it. People who are in times of need, need it too. It is ever so humbling to ask for help, it takes strength to do that. While there may be people few and far between who may be content with just taking a handout, more people just want a chance, an opportunity, to carry their own load. When you use words like “aid” it comes...
    by at November 28th, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • A Visit To Ultra Diamonds! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melissa! I was invited to take a look at an Ultra Diamonds, a store that specializes in diamonds at an affordable price. I was picturing a wholesale type environment assuming that the decor would probably be compromised due to it. I was more than pleasantly surprised at how the store looked as enchanting as any jewelry store.  It...
    by at November 26th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Where I Will Be Shopping This Holiday (No – Amazon Will Not Be One Of Them)!
    Tweet I am a very fussy shopper. I am. I think, ponder, research and then feel I got to have it and then discuss it with hubby and before you know it he has taken the wind from my sails and I am convinced I don’t need it. Since I decided I won’t be offering Amazon.com any of my hard earned money (trust me that is pretty tough since Amazon has been my goto...
    by at November 25th, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • A Christmas Carol! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Holly! You know how some movies are just an essence of Christmas? Somehow we never ever planned to watch any at my home. On the other hand seeing Christmas in 90 degree temperatures felt much different, than the snowy holidays I see out in Boston. The one show though that I did manage to see every year, not by choice – but...
    by at November 24th, 2010 at 06:11 pm
  • Malls Start To Ring In The Season!
    Tweet I was at an event in the Linden Square Mall recently to a night of fun where the tenants of the mall, based in Wellseley- MA, displayed their wares. The mall was certainly on the upper scale featuring more stylish, trendy and non chain like stores. I was lucky enough to take a tour of them with a few bloggers. My favorite has got to be the Magic Beans children’s...
    by at November 23rd, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Ruckus Media’s The Velveteen App – Get It Free! (11/25-11/29)
    Tweet I got to meet the wonderful folks from Ruckus Media a few weeks ago at a launch party – which was held at Fablevision in Boston. Now marry together great technology + illustrations to make any artist proud + voiced over by famous actors + classic stories and you can’t have anything else but a smashing hit. Since I was already familiar with some works...
    by at November 23rd, 2010 at 05:11 pm
  • Small Business Saturday!
    Tweet Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses.  American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27.  They’re offering statement credits to people who shop at small businesses, advertising for small-business...
    by at November 22nd, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • Zeeberry – Designer Jewelry! Win A $50 Gift Card And Discount Code Too!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Paige! I have a love-hate relationship with jewelry. I love buying it (mostly with not my money) but don’t enjoy wearing it. I can hear you saying “What?”. Now remember I am also a mom who hardly dons makeup, and the reasons are the same –  I find it hard to get something simplistic (ok, so I am lazy too)....
    by at November 21st, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Meet Karen Walrond, On A Quest To Discover The Beauty Of Different!
    Tweet I have been in awe of Karen (also known as Chookooloonks) for a long time. I finally managed to get up close and chat to her while at Evo Conference. Somebody was whispering that Karen is the one person to take your picture as she captures the essence perfectly.  I spied her taking someone’s pictures and I tried to take her picture and the next thing I knew...
    by at November 20th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • I Am A Heart Of Haiti Ambassador!
    Tweet I am a sucker for all things charity, really I am. I seldom say no to be part of a campaign if it involves a charity. Somehow it all makes sense in the whole reason I love blogging. Anyway I will be adding more details about this later but I just wanted to let you know I will be a Heart Of Haiti Ambassador. I will be sharing more details about the entire program...
    by at November 19th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Pledge, Trusted From Back Then! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sheila! There are many products that are symbolic in the USA that I cannot claim affinity to growing up, since I grew up in South Africa. Pledge is not one of them. My mom loved furniture, good furniture. In fact she loved ensuring that all furniture was made from imbuia. I personally did not like the darkness of it and hated more...
    by at November 19th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Meeting Victoria Kann – Psst.. New Book In Pinkalicious Series!
    Tweet While I was at the Time To Play event in New York I got to meet Victoria Kann. Anyone who has girls (and some who don’t) may have heard of Victoria Kann, author of the famous Pinkalicious book and several more in the series. The other books pale in comparison to her fabulous book about the girl who eats pink cupcakes and becomes pink – the solution...
    by at November 18th, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  • Pinkalicious Dress-Up Clothing! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brooke! What color do you think my home is flooded in? Well no prizes for guessing. It is undoubtedly PINK! I already spoke about how we are fans of the Pinkalicious book (can’t wait until Silverlicious hits the stands) but did you know there was a whole slew of toys and dress-up clothing too? I love dress-up and I love that...
    by at November 18th, 2010 at 11:11 am
  • I’m An Activator on “Well, Then” – Harvard Pilgrim’s Community Site!
    Tweet Some exciting news, for the next few months I will be an Activator on the community website “Well, Then!” which is part of Harvard Pilgrim. Why do I love this gig? Except for the fact that I am getting paid for it, I love that I get to be, well, me! I am not promoting anything (which is rare when you are getting paid). I am not sticking links all over...
    by at November 16th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Creativity For Kids Diva Puppies And Enchanted Storybook Activity Kits (Giveaway – 2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah and Victoria! My kids love crafts. Any crafts. I am not saying that they are great at them, but they love them. I am an avid believer in a child doing their own crafts – even if they look like something the dog dragged in. I do not want masterpieces of art in my home – I want my children’s art pieces. I love...
    by at November 14th, 2010 at 11:11 pm
  • Neighborhood Toy Store Day!
    Tweet This Saturday, November 13th is Neighborhood Toy Store Day. I don’t know about you but I love the local toy stores. They are quaint and have less of that mass produced-wholesaler-like feeling. Also if you noticed the feel is less plasticky and though they may have electronics, it is not the not so predominant. You know how it seems like everyone has that...
    by at November 11th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Amazon And Pedophiles – Why I Will Never Shop At Amazon.com Again!
    Tweet Dear Amazon, It is time we parted ways. I have known you, and trusted you, from the shores of South Africa but the time has come to bid you farewell. I wish it was on sweeter terms of our parting but every time I look at my children I and recall what you promoted it makes me want to vomit. Speaking about vomit, I meant to put this post up last night but my sick...
    by at November 11th, 2010 at 07:11 am
  • Fresh Produce – Clothes You Would Wear To Impress Your Girlfriend (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Susan! Something which many guys delude themselves into believing is that we dress for to impress guys. While that may be true on occasion, women often dress with their girlfriends in mind. Wondering what the girlfriends would have to say about their outfit and giving much more weight to that opinion.  So when the timing of a review...
    by at November 9th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Chop Chop – A Healthy Food Magazine For Kids!
    Tweet I aim to be healthy – but unfortunately have not been as successful as I would have liked for myself. For my kids, on the other hand, I try much harder. I do believe kids trust us with their nutrition – and abusing that trust is tantamount to abuse. From birth they don’t have a choice of what is put in their bodies or to develop their taste for...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • The Other Child…
    Tweet As I watch my 3 year old act out pulling her 5 year old sister’s hair for the 100th time instinctively I wanted to punish her by taking some favorite toy or at the very least a timeout. The only issue is I would have doled several of those in a day for all the hitting or throwing stuff already. To an onlooker it may sound like a open and shut case of an undisciplined...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Toy Story 3 (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Corina Toy Story was such a hit that when Toy Story 2 came out it was a tall act to follow. Apparently it did not disappoint.  But when Toy Story 3 was announced, one might have been forgiven for assuming that maybe they were pushing it. Trilogies are hard. Good ones even harder. Somehow if they disappoint then they kind of mess...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 05:11 pm
  • A Drive Through White Mountain National Forest, NH
    Tweet Living in New England we are not only pelted with snow, but we are also witness to one of the most beautiful places to be in Fall. It truly is breath taking to be able to see it for yourself. Simple drives to drop off your kid to school become a spectacle on its own. In fact it has been difficult to not stop the car and take pictures all the way. So whether you...
    by at November 2nd, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Win Games From Gamewright! (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations  Cyrus – Order’s Up and Lucas – Take The Cake We love board games. I would love dedicating more time to play them. So would my older kid. While I am at wishing, I wish my 3 year old had a longer attention span not to trash board games when it does not go her way. That being said I was keen to try out the games...
    by at November 1st, 2010 at 08:11 pm