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  • My Visit To The Ragu Kitchen!
    Tweet So 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...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • Back To School – Take Two! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST 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...
    by at September 21st, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Discovering The Mom In Me, And The Mom For Me! #aMillionMoms
    Tweet Recently, 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.
    Tweet There 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
    Tweet CONTEST 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?
    Tweet I 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.  
    by at September 9th, 2011 at 08:09 am
  • Meeting Indra Nooyi, CEO Of PepsiCo!
    Tweet Do 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...
    by at September 8th, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Spicing Up Your Pasta! (Win $100 Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST 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
  • At The School Bus Stop? Smile!
    Tweet My 6 year old started 1st Grade yesterday and she really wanted to ride the bus on her 1st day. As we approached the bus stop we noticed several parents standing there with kids. All were busy chatting amiably, which I would assume to mean they all knew each other. As they continued to sip their coffee (assuming it to be), they did not even give a passing glance...
    by at August 31st, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • BlogHer: My Benchmark In Blogging! #BlogHer11
    Tweet   I am asked often why I go to BlogHer. I hear responses from learning, to meeting brands, a break,  parties, etc – but none of those are my prime reason. In fact when I met Lisa Stone, after I got over the shock that she knew me, I told her that BlogHer was an addiction and I wondered if she thought I was joking, because I wasn’t. I will whine...
    by at August 31st, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Skype Announces Skype Calling From Your Home Phone Today!
    Tweet While I can’t imagine being without my iPhone (read my tale of my lost iPhone) I do know that many people heavily rely on their regular landlines. Personally hubby hogs ours with all his meetings so I never see ours. Skype is something we are used to especially on our laptops and mobile phones but issue is Skype “calling” someone is usually tough,...
    by at August 31st, 2011 at 06:08 pm
  • Ready Or Not, 1st Grade, Here We Come!
    Tweet Today is the day my oldest girl started 1st Grade. Her indecisiveness as to how to get to school meant we started in a car, drove to bus stop to watch the kids get on. While waiting she saw some kids who were walking to school and decided to walk to school. I put my 4 year old back in the car and decided to drive her to her last week of camp while dad walked with...
    by at August 30th, 2011 at 07:08 am
  • Back To School Round-Up! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Corina! Even typing those words “back to school” is tough for me. Which feels kind of ridiculous seeing my 1st Grader starts school  TOMORROW!!! Yikes. Maybe I should be preparing but part of me is still in denial. Let’s take a 1st stab at the some highlights. Who knows, there may be more roundups (always filled...
    by at August 29th, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Being A Ragu “Mom’s The Word On Dinner” Ambassador!
    Tweet I am really proud to announce that I am a Ragu “Mom’s The Word On Dinner” Ambassador. These days I overly picky about the campaigns I join, and the decision has more than me thinking I am worth too much (that too) but more with me believing deeply in the message. I consider myself a decent cook, scratch that a good cook, but I have struggle with...
    by at August 27th, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • A Store To Lose Your Marbles Over!
    Tweet I have to admit, I am a bit blase about toys these days. Quality seems to evade several toys in manufacturing and too many seem to be doing the thinking for kids rather than inspiring it. I was invited to The Marbles, the brain store opening at The North Shore Mall in MA. Seeing as this was more towards intelligent gaming, I went. Games that stir your inquisitiveness...
    by at August 26th, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Catch A Free Screening Of Disney’s Lion King In 3D Saturday 27th August (Boston)
    Tweet Who has seen the movie before and is not in love with Lion King? We all love the heart that this movie brought. I am honestly excited to watch it again, also watch it with hubby for the first time together, and also with my kids who have never watched it. But if you’re in the Boston area you can watch it too. Watching Lion King in 3D will be a treat for us...
    by at August 26th, 2011 at 04:08 pm
  • Last Chance To Win 4 Tickets To Six Flags New England!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Stephanie! By now you would be wondering if there is anyway to redeem summer. You worked hard and long catching up on work, thinking maybe tomorrow you will take a break. Kids were off to summer camp, telling them it was good for them but partially acknowledging you needed the space to work. Guilt amounts as schools season is biting...
    by at August 22nd, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  • My Girls, New York City And Back To School Style! #StyleSchool
    Tweet As much as I love travel, I loathe being away from my family. Well don’t hold me to that, when those tantrums erupt and the screaming begins I may want to have an escape. I have decreased my travel but was looking forward to the 77 Kids Style School hosted in NYC by Colleen and Whitney. Being the fact that it was Back To School themed I thought it was perfect....
    by at August 21st, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Dinosaur Train Movie On August 22nd, 2011
    Tweet I love movie parties and moreover ones with kids. So when PBS asked me to hold a party to celebrate the new Dinosaur Train movie, I had to say yes. Often it is tough to get a show that is not specifically targeted to boys or girls and thankfully this show is one.Crafting education in between fun is not an easy task. Especially on a topic like dinosaurs which many...
    by at August 21st, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Fabulous BlogHer Finds!
    Tweet I have several more posts coming up about BlogHer but I wanted to give a shout-out to a few products I spied: Shoes: Glorious shoe heaven is my name for BlogHer. And not because all the fashionistas have the most amazing pairs, which they do, but because I always seem to leave BlogHer each year with a pair or so. This year I managed to get some nice flip flops...
    by at August 19th, 2011 at 07:08 am
  • Banners For Birthdays And Beyond At Walgreens! Win A $25 Walgreens Giftcard!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather T When I was asked to take a look at the photo shop at Walgreens and some of their products I chose a banner since honestly I have been familiar with several of their products from photo books to calendars. There is a Walgreens up my street and since I had my first baby it has been a place I visited often. Now the banner...
    by at August 18th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Back-To-School With Crocs!
    Tweet The fact that Crocs are so versatile for everything from getting them on fast to gardening to the water parks make them popular in my home. What makes it even more so is the fact that cleanup is a cinch. Since they are so easy to get on (and off) schools have frowned on their use at school for fear of them coming off. When Crocs announced their new Back To School...
    by at August 17th, 2011 at 09:08 am
  • Win 2 Tickets To See “One Day”!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Madeleine. I am sure you all must have heard about the upcoming movie One Day which releases this Friday August 19th in theaters nationwide. I for one am all for date night and am keen to see the chemistry between Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess. I love long winded stories especially when the female character is smart and sassy. The...
    by at August 16th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • What’s In Your Cheese?
    Tweet You know when The Motherhood asked whether I would take a Sargento cheese testing/tasting party to see the difference of processed vs non-processed cheese, I thought I had this one nailed. I mean I am a little careful about ingredients anyway but I have to admit I needed a reminder since it is not something I look hard at the ingredients etc at. I mean cheese is...
    by at August 15th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  • A Chat With Director And Cast Of The Movie: The Help! (Pssst And My Take On It Too)
    Tweet Wow this post took a while. You know how some things are easy to write and some make your heart so heavy that penning it to paper (or rather keyboard) is something difficult to commit to? Exactly! Me too. In fact I think I have been clicking on all the tabs to actually delay finishing this post (I am the queen on procrastination). I gave myself until tonight to...
    by at August 14th, 2011 at 05:08 am
  • California Strawberry Commission Visits Boston!
    Tweet To say that I had a wonderful time in Monterey, California as I learned during my Strawberry ambassadorship is putting it mildly. The fact that I would get to relive a part of it at a local event in Boston was icing on the cake. The team from both the California Strawberry Commission and the PR agency were so wonderful that I was looking forward to seeing them...
    by at August 11th, 2011 at 09:08 am
  • Zulily Launches iPhone App! (Win $25 Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather! I love Zulily. I have for ages. It is one of the few online stores that I trust for amazing deals and styles to boot. Truth be said I pimp Zulily amongst my best friends more than any other store. All this for good reason. In fact I just bought 2 necklaces last week for my girls. Zulily is a trusted site for all things kids,...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 09:08 pm
  • Spicy Veggie Puffs The Lawry’s Way!
    Tweet When I was asked to create our own recipes, along with other fellow bloggers, there was no thinking involved. Cooking is a passion and if someone else cleaned I would cook more often. Concocting recipes is a breeze, the tough bit is measuring since I am somewhat an eye-ball kinda girl. Kind of kills the whole “share the recipe” thing. Anyway we were...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 11:08 am
  • Summer Round-Up Take 2 (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations BusyWorkingMama – Lawry’s Spices Robyn – Handstand Books Rachel – Mars Needs Moms Mike – Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover for Wii Rita – Sesame Street: Ready, Set, Grover for Nintendo DSi I am sure that we are on the same page that this Summer thing is happening way too fast. My kids are at camp...
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Melting Pot Cooks Up Date Night And Childcare Combo!
    Tweet All of us who pass up on date night because we cringe on childcare, raise your hands? Cost is one factor, but timing and quality is another. Add to the fact that I have a child on the Autism spectrum makes me super paranoid. I knew of the Melting Pot for a long time and had even attended an event there but admittedly had this notion of it being an appetizer kind...
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 08:08 am
  • Hoping To Achieve my 3R’s At BlogHer!
    Tweet Except for the fact that my calendar is a mess and my favorite flip-flop just broke this past week I am fairly prepared for  BlogHer. Considering that there will be around 3400 people in attendance and I will be a speaker there this year, I can really say I sit here on this long flight heading to San Diego pretty comfortably. I have learned to become comfortable...
    by at August 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm
  • 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