Archive for June, 2011

  • Larry Crowne, My Kind Of Date Night Movie! (Win $25 Fandago Gift Card, Soundtrack And More)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Melinda! I have not seen Larry Crowne yet but I am really keen to get to watch it. I mean Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts makes it the perfect “my cup of tea” kind of movie. It is an added bonus that both hubby and I like both the characters. You know how you already psyche yourself to watch something even before knowing...
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • If Content Is King, Why Should I Remain A Pauper?
    Tweet Yeah, this is another of those posts I don’t want to write. I debated writing it because I don’t want my blog sounding like a whining fest but I needed to put this out there. Many blogger friends talk. Whether it is on twitter (especially DMs), Skype, on phone (yes, several of us still resort to this age old technology method), on Facebook, in email...
    by at June 29th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • The Blues…
    Tweet My 4 year old loved the blue dress she helped me buy from Hannah Anderson. In fact she loved it so much she declared that she wanted to get married in it.
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Driving With Kids Sans The “Are We There Yet?”!
    Tweet We all know the regular stuff to traveling with kids: keep them occupied etc but there are so many tit bits that I learned along the way. I travel to New Jersey in a few days with my girls and though their dad will be going with us I could have (and have done) the trip without him.  Traveling with different ages each has its own set of tips and tricks and mines...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • PerioBalance -Probiotics For The Mouth!
    Tweet I have been careful about reviewing things that claim to make a difference. I have passed on makeup, skincare and or things making declarations that are health changing. For one I do not use my body as a guinea pig and secondly I know many friends and readers actually trust what I say so I want to be sure when I say it, I mean it. When I was approached about GUM...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • Our Summer Reading Party!
    Tweet Luckily my husband and I are both very education focused people and have each personally seen how education can transport you to new heights. So when the kind folks at PBS asked if I would host a summer reading party I thought that was a no-brainer.  Then I also heard about Martha Speaks having 2 new episodes this week  (Martha’s Slumber Party of the Weird:...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • Six Flags New England: Rain Or Shine A Perfect Ride! (Win A Family Pack Of Passes)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mitali! Years ago I had my first and only trip to Six Flags in New Jersey. It was so long ago before marriage and kids and the vague memories of thrills and jam-packed theme parked filled my head. Although I knew that there was a Six Flags theme park opening in New England I thought my kids would be too young for it. So needless...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 am
  • No Summer Is Complete Without A Picnic! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Katie! I don’t know about you but nothing excites me more than eating outside. In fact it can be just drive-thru food but taking it to a park somehow squashes the whining flat out – no mean feat if you ask me. Even on a rainy day throwing a blanket on the floor gives a whole new meaning to a meal. We all have memories...
    by at June 24th, 2011 at 02:06 pm
  • My Fashionista In Training!
    Tweet If you know anything about me you would know I would live in sweat pants if I could and dragging a brush through my hair needs some serious incentives. Luckily I have enough swanky events in my calendar to make sure that I do get dressed up. Thanks to my kind friend Audrey I have a plethora of Lucky Magazines which somehow my newly minted 6 year old has taken a...
    by at June 22nd, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • My Daughter, Jennifer Garner And The Beets They Picked!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to an event on a farm with my kids and Jennifer Garner. Truth be told they had me at farm and kids, but adding Jennifer Garner to the mix, though a plus for me, created visions of my girls squabbling and resulting in us making the newsother than the project at hand. I would have liked to have my older 6 year old there but sadly her...
    by at June 20th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Camping And Summer Backyard Fun! Win A Sid The Science Kid Blanket!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rachel! There is so much talk about camping, hiking and enjoying the  outdoors that I think there is just too much goodness to capture in one post. Last year I posted some beginner camping tips from Kit Deslauriers, who is a The North Face sponsored Skier/ Ski  Mountaineer so that may be a good place to check out as well. I thought...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Happy Father’s Day! (With Video)
    Tweet Today my words will be few since I have a wonderful husband and I want to dedicate all my time to my family. I will however share a video The Papa Post created to celebrate Fatherhood. What I love is this video is exactly like him and his dad blog, totally unassuming, warm, inclusive, non-commercial and has the heart in it. This is just a small collection of...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 05:06 am
  • Time To Consider A Seiko Watch?
    Tweet There was a time that the ultimate gift at home was a watch. I am sure we all pretty much have a watch story. I see my husband still keep in his drawer an old watch gifted to him by his dad. It doesn’t work anymore but understandably he won’t let go as it has treasured memories of his late dad. Similarly I recall getting plastic watches as a kid and...
    by at June 16th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • My Pumpkin: Better Late Than Never!
    Tweet So hopefully you would have been following my story about my pumpkins for fall growing story, but I wanted to give you my first update. Well I assume I may be running in for last position for this friendly contest since I just planted those seeds. I have been traveling crazily since I received those seeds and just did not drag my jet-lagged body to start it. For...
    by at June 13th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
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    Manilla – An Online Organizing Tool For Financials, Rewards, Subscriptions And More.
    Tweet When I was dating my now husband I was aghast at his paper methods of paying bills. This was over a decade ago and though everything was not done electronically most were. Banks also have methods to issue checks on your behalf if you prepare them online. Being a software engineer for over 10 years meant I have always looked to doing things online to save time....
    by at June 13th, 2011 at 10:06 am
  • Inside Scoop On Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Includes Quotes From Producer And Director ! (Win A $50 Movie Gift Card And Book)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Geoff! Confession: my favorite perk of being a blogger is watching screenings watching screenings with my kids. There is nothing like sharing my love for the big screen with my kids. There is a moment when you are watching a good family movie when you look at their faces and realize that you are sharing something together, irrespective...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Meeting Jim Carrey!
    Tweet There was a space between having kids and blogging full time that I lost touch with movies (and sleep) but before I was a total movie fanatic. So while I draw a blank when friends mention some hot actor there are some actors you know forever. Jim Carrey is one of them. When I heard about the prospect of meeting him along with other members of the movie Mr. Popper’s...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer!
    Tweet On Wednesday we got to a view a screening of Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer. We have been looking forward to this movie as my daughter has started chapter books though not yet on Judy Moody (still ready Junie B. Jones) and Judy Moody’s sense of style so closely matches (or should I say mismatches) my daughter’s style. Normally used to watching...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 09:06 am
  • Dancing With Mr. Popper’s Penguins!
    Tweet When I was in Los Angeles last week for a media event for Mr. Popper’s Penguins (more on that later but don’t forget it opens next week) an opportunity to dance with the “penguins” came up. You would think me being self conscious, or my poor acting skills, or my atrocious dancing skills would have set of warning bells but no, without thinking...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • Exploring Paddywhack Lane Toys!
    Tweet A company I love working with mentioned Paddywhack Lane toys and books and I have to confess I had never heard of them. I have no shame admitting that sometimes cool things slip my view. Since I know that the PR company only worked with amazing brands I decided to give it a try. Paddywhack Lane features a range of simplistic toys that run the gamut from figurines...
    by at June 9th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
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    Tangled Is Our Most Watched Movie, What Is Yours?
    Tweet Everyone has one. No matter the personality or the reluctance to admit  it, we all have a favorite movie. That normally translates to the most watched movie.Whether it is the assurance of knowing what is coming next or the comfort of familiar characters, no matter how many times you see it you swear you discover something new. Also that movie tends to change...
    by at June 9th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Villeroy & Boch Glass Giveaway
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dottie! Forget neckties and socks, dads need something more exciting. You already know from my earlier review of Villeroy & Boch that I am a huge fan of their quality, but what you don’t know is that since then I have continued using their products. In fact that casserole baking dish practically lives in my oven. I don’t...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • So Now It Is Get 200 Likes To Review A Product?
    Tweet See update below… I am really upset while writing this post. Mostly because I have a pile of other stuff more important to do and this was not scheduled but it had to be done. I also hate posts coming out negative – I like thinking that I should give someone the benefit of the doubt. I am naive. I also know that at times I may have to stand up and take...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • Good Food Made Simple – In The Freezer Aisle!
    Tweet Recently I attended a breakfast hosted by a company called Good Food Made Simple. Their aim: make healthy food accessible by all. They focused on one meal that has been neglected somewhat, breakfast. Granted there are pancakes and waffles in the freezer aisles but nothing much else and nothing that is really healthy. Can you believe these guys have frozen oatmeal?...
    by at June 3rd, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • I Will Post About Your Contest If You Post About Mine!
    Tweet I receive several pitches, some good, some bad and some plain ugly. I wanted to post my reply to one of my pet-peeves. ————————————————————————————————– Dear Mommy Blogger, We...
    by at June 2nd, 2011 at 03:06 pm