Archive for September, 2011

  • Yo Gabba Gabba Hits Boston This Weekend!
    ShareNo new news that we are fans of the show Yo Gabba Gabba. As I mentioned before, once I got past the orange leggings and weird hairdos I learned to love the show and their catchy music. Then when we went to a live show, I just sat there in amazement as all the kids were mesmerized by the music and dance. The fact that the message in each show and song is so positive...
    by at September 29th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • Spa Week ($50) Coming Up! I Had A Head Start!
    ShareSpa! Don’t you just feel all relaxed uttering that word? Truth is if we all could afford it this would be a permanent fixture on the calendar. I mean, remove the cost factor and there is not a single bad thing I can think about a spa treatment. When I discovered Spa Week a year or so ago I was in indulgence heaven. Woah – should I backtrack? Do you want...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 05:09 pm
  • Fall For Pasta: Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Harriet! Well you know about my wonderful trip to the Unilever office and meeting the fabulous Ragu team but what about something for my wonderful readers. Fall is almost upon us but I am not done with summer yet. At least until I don’t see snow I am good. I love that I live in Boston so I get to enjoy my Fall in one of the most...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • My Visit To The Ragu Kitchen!
    ShareSo a confession here: I love behind the scenes! And this is for anything. I feel like it is some little secret that I have been made privy to something special. Getting to New York and not needing to wake up at an un-Godly hour was a treat. Dinner the night before was a wonderful selection of mouthwatering dishes but the icing on the cake was actually watching them...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • Back To School – Take Two! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Elaine! So while everyone is getting settled in to school and feeling like summer I am still in denial. So much so some of you get to score on some great giveaways. We are still scuttling around with my preschooler with me dealing with the fact that public schools have lottery systems for admission (WTH with that?), the most are mixed...
    by at September 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Discovering The Mom In Me, And The Mom For Me! #aMillionMoms
    ShareRecently, as part of the Million Moms Challenge, I was asked about my challenging moment being pregnant. To keep it in a nutshell, the biggest challenge was going it alone. More importantly it was going it without my mom, a mom who had died 13 years ago this very week. Writing it was emotional for me and the tears came rushing back, almost as fast as the memories...
    by at September 18th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • Apple Picking At Honey Pot Hill Farm.
    ShareThere are birthday parties and then there are birthday parties. This past weekend I attended a fabulous one  (happy 4th birthday Aliyah) that had the perfect mixture of fun for the whole family. Honey Pot Hill Farm was really a well maintained farm that made all points accessible to kids. The only thing we did not explore was the petting zoo. A mixture of a barn...
    by at September 16th, 2011 at 04:09 pm
  • Win A Manicure And Pedicure For You And A Friend! #Boston
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah! There is a new movie releasing soon I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker – and while I love her to bits I found it difficult to assume she could actually identify with the regular mom on the street. Then I saw a few snippets of the movie (no, not seen entire movie yet) where Sarah imagines the...
    by at September 13th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • Dreams Of Being President?
    ShareI asked my 6 year old to write a mini book report about her latest book “Grace For President” and this is her question to herself with the reply.   Share
    by at September 9th, 2011 at 08:09 am
  • Meeting Indra Nooyi, CEO Of PepsiCo!
    ShareDo I get some sort of award for being the last one to write about BlogHer 11? Some posts are so full of heart that while they flow writing it, starting it is not so easy. Meeting Indra Nooyi was exactly that, easy in some ways but difficult for the intensity it aroused. When I received the invitation we were on our way to bowling with the kids, but I was bowled over...
    by at September 8th, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Spicing Up Your Pasta! (Win $100 Gift Card)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mami2jcn! By now you know I am a Ragu “Mom’s the word on Dinner” ambassador and over the next few months I will be sharing ideas with you and doing some a lot of learning too. Changing up a meal can change up the mood. I am in a bit of a funk and was thinking of actually painting my lounge this long weekend. Food,...
    by at September 1st, 2011 at 10:09 am