Archive for July, 2011

  • John Legend Sings At #GiveEducation Event In NYC!
    Tweet Ok so you’re gonna kick me when I tell you I never knew who John Legend was. Hell after hearing him sing I would kick me and not to mention how good looking he is. I am going to have a more detailed post (yes I got to interview him – I know, I love my job too) over at Mommy Niri Cares but I had to share this over here as well (though you really should...
    by at July 30th, 2011 at 03:07 am
  • RedRover: The App That Arranges Playdates – Fast!
    Tweet Growing up without family around me meant I had to make a concerted effort to get people together so that my kid (and later kids) could have some company. In fact I was super surprised to hear the term “playdate” – it sounded so formal and intimidating. Then we started with gym classes when my oldest was 6 months (else I would have been bored...
    by at July 25th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • 7 Dangerous Driving Distractions!
    Tweet A few weeks ago Melanie, a member of the blogging community was hit by a car. We hear about vehicle accidents (more often than I would like) but a car hitting a person conjures up a personal and super scary image. I don’t know if it is partly because I personally know her or because I can only imagine the speed and impact of a machine hitting a human being....
    by at July 25th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
  • Strawberries In Monterey, CA! #castrawberrytour
    Tweet Next week I get to co-host a fabulous Strawberry event in Boston but I wanted to shared with you my experiences of my Monterey trip. This year with my travel I missed strawberry picking here in Boston – and the bigger reason I missed it is that that window of picking is so small here. The rainy weather did not help at all but even otherwise the climate is...
    by at July 24th, 2011 at 06:07 am
  • Summer Goodness! Products, Entertainment And More! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations: JetBlue bag – Meghan Chuck-E-Cheese 1 – Kamani Chuck-E-Cheese 2 – Gilda Chuck-E-Cheese 3 – Heather T PerioBalance – Joanna UmiZoomi – Danielle $25 AnnieWear card – Christy There has been too much goodness around this summer and I have been trying to keep my balls in the air. I feel guilty...
    by at July 23rd, 2011 at 07:07 am
  • The Price Of Dental Healthcare. #Periobalance
    Tweet You know how things start off as a fad. Everyone looks at you like a weirdo or freak or basically full of nonsense when you have something different? I admitted my snotty attitude about electronic toothbrushes in an earlier post and now not only do I love them but they are in every single store that sells brushes too. Being always one to catch the tail-end of a...
    by at July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07 am
  • So I Left My iPhone On The Train!
    Tweet Bye-bye phone! How is your afternoon going? Well it could not have been worse than mine.  Mine started out uneventful – a little bit ho-hum as I woke up at 4am to take a Greyhound bus. I had never taken one in the USA (back in South Africa they are pretty top notch with movies and serving you food etc) and really expected the worse for the measly $15 I...
    by at July 19th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
  • Win 4 Passes To Six Flags New England!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! I am sure you followed along our tales of Six Flags New England and you may have been bummed to not have won our contests up unti last week. Well here is another chance to win a set of 4 passes to Six Flags New England. Lucky for you Six Flags folks have been generous enough to provide another set of passes for Mommy Niri readers. Want...
    by at July 17th, 2011 at 08:07 pm
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    Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal
    Tweet My dad, after struggling to gain employment finally decided to start his own business. Although it was small it flourished. There was something amazing about having small local stores that are not a cookie cutter copy of stores in every state. At the time I really  resented the amount of work that went into it and thought I would never run my own business. After...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
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    What 3 Movies Would You Watch While Stranded On An Island? #RedBoxSummer
    Tweet 3 movies, just 3 movies is a tough decision. I mean there are oodles of fun movies out there. Also a favorite movie today is so different from 10 years ago. But truthfully there are some movies that stand the test of time and some are just in there because they always make you smile . My favorites: Shawshank Redemption The truth about Cats and Dogs Sex and the...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 06:07 pm
  • My #Blogher11 Round-Up And Why No-One Should Feel Alone At BlogHer!
    Tweet I thought about skipping writing a BlogHer post this year. Yup, I decided I could not pull my own act together myself so I should save others from taking advice from someone like me. I mean fashion wise I suck and organization wise is… well let’s just not go there. I have written several posts before and I am recycling  a few here (all in my aim...
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  • Keeping The Balance In Your Mouth!
    Tweet There is so much that starts in the mouth. When I was pregnant I remember the gynecologist speak to me about keeping my gums healthy. At the time I wondered if she was worrying about the wrong body part. Then I learned that gum disease can lead to early delivery. Though I found it hard to believe that what was in your mouth could have such profound impact on the...
    by at July 11th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  • Franklin Park Zoo In Boston (Win A Set Of 4 Passes).
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kate! With all the talk of Zookeeper hitting the movie circuit of course everyone and their neighbor have heard about Franklin Park Zoo.  I know it is crazy but I brim with pride at all the local places in Boston that are famous and so rich in culture too. Zoos are really a perfect way to spend family time. You can do as much or...
    by at July 7th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Win 2 FunPass Books Chock-full Discounts To Over 100 New England Family Attractions!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! Let’s face it – this is a tough economy and those of us who have decided to stay put this summer and not taking elaborate vacations due to the cost are wishing we could. For some of us summer also means camp which costs a lot of money already which leaves little left to spend at will on fun. Also for mamas to kiddos...
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Ice-Cream + Bra Fittings = Fun At Skinny Cow Event In Boston!
    Tweet Skinny Cow, the maker of the famous low fat ice cream, is hosting an event coupling bra fittings where you can devour their ice-cream while you wait.  I attend loads of events but I can tell you I signed up for this event immediately when a girlfriend showed it to me. When I was contacted by the brand later I felt it was time I shared it on my blog too. There...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Taking Care Of My Teeth While Traveling – The PerioBalance Way!
    Tweet I normally travel light and most often my dental care is the one to take the 1st hit. While I do pack my toothbrush and toothpaste – I pack nothing more. Worse still I take along a regular manual brush while at home I have been using an electronic one. Speaking of electronic toothbrushes, I used to be the girl who mocked a friend for being so lazy to use...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Another Opportunity To Win (4) Passes To Six Flags New England!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kristen! I know, I know you have been super excited about using every single day of summer and personally knowing how much I enjoyed the theme park earlier I agree that Six Flags New England might hit the sweet spot for summer perfection. While not everyone could win (I wish I could afford to do that) with the 4 weeks of giveaways...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 am