Archive for October, 2011

  • Leftovers: Love ’em or leave ’em? Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! I am kind of in the middle on this one. For the most part I love leftovers but if there is something I am tired of seeing (why, oh why, can I never get used to cook in small quantities?). Restaurant leftovers are always a treat since I carefully choose what I order, and so are party meals. Anyone else thinks that leftovers sometimes...
    by at October 31st, 2011 at 07:10 am
  • Mommy Niri Cares: Announcing Feeding Hope 2011
    ShareOver at Mommy Niri Cares we have just announced our latest project to cook, feed and clean up for about 100 people. Head on over to read more at Mommy Niri Cares. This will just be one of several new campaigns where we use social media for social good! Share
    by at October 27th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Making Diwali Mine!
    ShareCan you imagine how Christmas, or any major festival, without family? That is exactly how I feel at Diwali. Even though I was used to being a minority, I am also used to see all festivals so deeply entrenched in society. I could be shopping at a supermarket just like here only thing is samoosas and lasagne would be side by side. Anyway while trying to focus on message...
    by at October 26th, 2011 at 09:10 am
  • LeapFrog Continues To Make Learning Fun With Their LeapPad.
    ShareYou will recall that in my BlogHer Finds I highlighted the LeapPad, even though I just briefly tried it there I was sufficiently impressed to mention it. Fast forward a few months and I got to take the LeapPad along with the TAG reading system for a test drive as well as activities to share with friends. I cannot write this post without sharing my history of LeapFrog....
    by at October 26th, 2011 at 07:10 am
  • Holding My Second Baby For The First Time!
    ShareWhen I signed up to write posts for the Million Moms campaign for a few months I was eager for many memories to come flooding back. When I was offered the suggestion this month to share my thoughts when I first held my baby I realized, like most moms, the first inclination was to share my thoughts with my firstborn. Seeing as the subsequent born get a somewhat raw...
    by at October 22nd, 2011 at 07:10 am
  • Therapy: Too Little, Too Much, Too Expensive, Too Tired!
    ShareLike how some people have soccer practice or ballet as their curricular activities, parents of special needs kids have therapy. We spend countless hours in waiting rooms, swopping tips, sharing IEP notes and packing dinners to eat in transit. We smile and nod understandingly when a kid has a tantrum, or when a kid acts in a way that would seem crazy to those not in...
    by at October 18th, 2011 at 12:10 pm
  • Comments Off on Recess, So Much More Than Just Play!
    Recess, So Much More Than Just Play!
    Share Recess is really so much more than play and as a mama to a special needs kids I know that more now than ever. In fact with my little girl with Autism most activities inside the school are slightly easier for my kid, at least somewhat. This is more because they are controlled and academic, both of those qualities appealing to her. Even gym time, even with her lagging...
    by at October 17th, 2011 at 04:10 pm
  • Preventing Squirrels From Eating My Pumpkins!
    ShareI have been at my wit’s end with pumpkins. I tried growing it (I will have to admit that the entire team had no luck – blame it on the weather) but caved in and bought 2 from Wilson Farms. We barely managed to get a chance to enjoy the view of our porch with them sitting on the railing when lo and behold we return home one day and found one eaten. I was...
    by at October 17th, 2011 at 08:10 am
  • Win Wine From The California Wine Club! (Discount Code Too)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Conratulations Debp! When I was returning from getting married in India, we were going to connect in Germany. I was still on my “a new country per year” pledge so I decided to spend a few days touring. The weather was awful but I was still on a high from my wedding so my disposition was sunny even if the temperatures told a different story....
    by at October 16th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Fall Finds To Create That Fresh Look! And Some Halloween Boo Too! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Alicia! Is it really possible that I cover a season before that season passes? Well this may be a first but I expect t say hello to fall while it is still, well, fall. The only thing I do not like about Fall is that I know Winter is close on its heels. I really feel if I have to be anywhere in the USA for Fall, New England is the perfect...
    by at October 14th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Wilson Farms Spooky Hayride!
    ShareBeing away from family means traditions take a knocking. We have been struggling to create new traditions not in line either with our beliefs or our pockets. One of those traditions that happened  quite by accident a few years ago was the Spooky Hayride at Wilson Farms, Lexington MA. Wilson Farms is a place we go to as a treat to get fabulously fresh vegetables and...
    by at October 10th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Home Depot’s Kids Workshop!
    ShareHome Depot becomes a haven for the home owner and one of those places that inspires you to do-it-yourself. I am a huge fan of Home Depot, and ignoring the confidence it builds in me, I love that I can ask anyone advice and always have an educated response. I have never found them “salesy” to me (and this is not a sponsored post, I just love them dearly). Home...
    by at October 9th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Paddywhack Toys Costume Up For Halloween.
    ShareYou would recall me talking about Paddywhack Lane earlier, but what you may not have realized is how perfect they are for Halloween. Normally Halloween focus is a tad bit scary for the younger set so it is nice to have a toy that is sweet and simple. The no-batteries is still my biggest plus point for these toys. Recently I had a party and got to share these toys...
    by at October 6th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Life Is Good Festival Was More Than Good!
    ShareI have never been to a Life Is Good festival. Somehow my travel schedule did not allow me to attend it in previous years. The fact that my kid with Autism finds crowds and loud sounds to be a bit discomforting makes us cautious where we choose to go. Still, knowing the mission behind the Life Is Good team I fell in love with it, especially since I have Mommy Niri...
    by at October 6th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • A Dinner With Disney At Blue Ginger To Sample Ming Tsai’s Offering Pre Epcot Food And Wine Festival!
    ShareYou know how when you get an email that looks too good to be true? Especially when you poured hours reading so many bad pitches in a day you swear you are going to be cross-eyed, some invitations need to be re-read several times to make sure it is true. The dinner was at Blue Ginger, the amazing East-meets-West restaurant run by Celebrity Chef MingTsai. Chef Ming will...
    by at October 4th, 2011 at 08:10 pm