Archive for October, 2012

  • Tricking and Treating…
    Tweet I did not grow up with Halloween. Our perception of Halloween came from the shows on television which you may realize is a little skewed since movies surrounding Halloween are a little scary. The novelty of Halloween has not worn off since I have been in the USA and truth be told having kids makes Halloween all the more exciting. We love the excitement building...
    by at October 31st, 2012 at 01:10 pm
  • Hurricane (Sandy) Safety Rules From My 7 Year Old Girl!
    Tweet I just got back from a cruise last night, which had to skip Jamaica thanks to Hurricane Sandy, and we just lost power a few hours ago. I found a Starbucks a few miles away that had power and wifi (and chai) SCORE! Hubby asked the girls to write advice about hurricanes (more to keep them out of our way) but I was so impressed I decided to post her advice. This below...
    by at October 29th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  • Taking Time To Smell The Apples At Parlee Farms!
    Tweet As part of the whole month of challenges on health and wellness working with Lisa Johnson (sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim), week 3 was doing something with our family. You would think that since I am a parenting blogger that would be easier but the truth is the workload of being a blogger has been so great these days that I swear I work more now than I did as an...
    by at October 23rd, 2012 at 07:10 am
  • Container Store Opens in North Shore Mall!
    Tweet The Container Store invited me to a Blogger preview event and even though it was slap-dash in between my crazy day, I decided to attend. I love organizational stuff and I hope one day I actually sit down to get my life more organized but until then I can drool at their products. While listening about their history, a few things stood out. They never laid-off...
    by at October 18th, 2012 at 08:10 pm
  • Win A Madagascar 3 Blu-Ray™/DVD Wig Combo Pack! 3 Winners!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations: Joanna, Livivua, and Michelle Have you seen Madagascar 3? I have! In fact I had not seen any of the others as my kids were slightly younger but we did watch this. With movies costing an arm and a leg I am pretty careful about my selection of movies. Madagascar 3 was one of those movies we decided to bite the crazy launch weekend...
    by at October 17th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  • May The Peace Be With Me!
    Tweet So Lisa and I decided to meditate.  I used to meditate. A long time ago. A very, very long time ago. I started when I was completely stressed with my mom having had a stroke. Of course the bulk of the stress was not knowing what was going as they did not diagnose it on the 1st time. Yeah, that kind of stress can kick you smack in the nose. Anyway times like that...
    by at October 17th, 2012 at 11:10 am
  • A birthday gift for me!
    Tweet Today I turn 40! I do! I own it! No regrets at all. I don’t want to be a day younger. I mean that truly. I love being 40. I love the journey here and I look forward to the journey from here.  So this year I wanted something different. I wanted something more. Something that is precious to everyone. I wanted: time. I created an invitation that I wanted my...
    by at October 11th, 2012 at 08:10 am
  • Spirit Halloween And The Spirit Of Children Program! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Vickie! Can you smell it in the air? It is pumpkin season and you know what comes with pumpkin season, right? You got it: Halloween! Now if you’re fumbling like me each year to buy an outfit that feels just about right rather than something that screams “last minute” you are googling costumes right now.  Spirit...
    by at October 10th, 2012 at 08:10 am
  • Fall shoes I wore without falling! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! I don’t do heels. Or rather they don’t do me. I would honestly love to wear heels! I mean, if you were 5’0 feet wouldn’t you want to wear them too? Someone I manage to fall on my face when I attempt to friend them. Literally! It is not funny and I have no idea how I traversed my teenage years without...
    by at October 9th, 2012 at 08:10 pm
  • Pilates and my (sweet) pain!
    Tweet I am one to cringe when someone mentions doing something out of the routine regarding exercise. I am good with commitments, well kind of, but intensity scares me. I am also the girl who says yes to crazy things because I do not like challenges holding me back (yeah I went on  zipline and went up in a chair attached to balloons too). So when Lisa Johnson and...
    by at October 9th, 2012 at 10:10 am
  • Babies explore Fisher Price Apptivity iPad and iPhone cases at local event!
    Tweet When I was in Buffalo, New York at the Fisher Price headquarters (I still have a post on that coming) I learned of the Apptivity iPad and iPhone cases. I was keen to learn more but since my kids are 5 and 7 years old I needed younger hands on them. So I decided to have a little get together with a few mom blogger friends and their little ones. What I loved about...
    by at October 2nd, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  • Kale and corn puff pastry appetizers! (RECIPE)
    Tweet Hello again Kale! I fell in love with you in our 1st meeting, but who wouldn’t since those spicy Kale pakoras rocked even my kids’ world. But when Harvard Pilgrim paired me up with the amazing Lisa Johnson, to live and inspire healthy we chose Kale as our week #1 mission (yeah, we’re no slackers over here). 1stly I need to say that when I heard...
    by at October 2nd, 2012 at 09:10 am