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  • Exploring smoothies at Whole Foods!
    Tweet Recently I attended a blogger event at Whole Foods that was born out of a Twitter conversation with a few friends. Isra was faking a pina colada (she decided to omit the one ingredient that I think makes it real – yeah the one you have to be 21 years old to buy) to get through our Nemo snowstorm and the Whole Foods in Cambridge (Fresh Pond) decided to kick...
    by at April 29th, 2013 at 11:04 am
  • Gemvara jewelry! Win a $250 gift card to design your own!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Cindy! I was invited to a a jewelry and cocktails night. Who says no to that? I mean seriously? Hubby works out of state and would not be back home in time for me to attend the event. So I did what any good person would do. I arranged to take them to a friend’s home and hubby would pick them up on the way after work.Before...
    by at April 25th, 2013 at 09:04 am
  • Can you hear me now? #VZWBUZZ
    Tweet As part of being a Verizon Wireless Lifestyle blogger I was in NYC last week and I was talking to the social media maven at Verizon (who I think is wicked smart) about my escapades with phones and quality (or lack there off) and he thought that it was a blog post right there. Of course I wondered why I had not done it too. So here I am rectifying that. I’m...
    by at April 23rd, 2013 at 08:04 am
  • For the love of learning! #TeachersChangeLives
    Tweet When Office Depot asked me to be a  REAL Change blog ambassador, there was no thinking. I mean education + philanthropy + story telling = a winner! For sure! I know there is this thing that you should dread school but I loved school. I mean LOVED school. I loved it to a point of nausea to my sisters who did not share the same feelings, though they did share my...
    by at April 22nd, 2013 at 07:04 pm
  • Make room in your kiddie’s closet for RUUM! Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! I was thrilled to be invited to a local RUUM store opening, where they were kind enough to have a giftbag waiting for me with a little something for my readers, but more on that later in the post. In truth though I had already shopped there before the grand opening. I was a huge fan of 77Kids and was sad to hear it close...
    by at April 22nd, 2013 at 09:04 am
  • Discovery Museum hosts a free evening for families with Autism! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Keri! I love the Discovery Museum. I have been going there since the kids were wee lil ones and am headed there tomorrow (thanks to the museum providing me with passes). It is one of those places that you can feel safe with your kids and content they are playing and learning in a non electronic way. I can recall seeing my kids through...
    by at April 18th, 2013 at 07:04 pm
  • Disney On Ice: Worlds Of Fantasy (Giveaway) #Boston
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED COngratulations Ximenia You know in just over a week it is Spring vacation in Boston and I don’t know about you but vacation=Disney On Ice! We were thrilled to be invited to the opening show but don’t worry I have a set of tickets for one of my readers and they get to take along 3 more guests. Are you wondering what this show is about?...
    by at April 4th, 2013 at 06:04 pm
  • 5 Apps for Kids 5 years and older! #VZWBuzz
    Tweet So I am a Verizon Wireless Insider lifestyle blogger  and I am ridiculously excited about it. I received a Motorola RAZR HD to take for a spin and here are some thoughts on how I (aka as my kids) will be using it. While I come from a software engineering background, I am not a fan of doing technical reviews. As a mama I seek practicality and prefer to offer it....
    by at April 4th, 2013 at 09:04 am
  • Fat girl in a sea of Lululemon!
    Tweet It’s 11:37pm and I know I should sleep. The alarm is set for 5am and I know I am going to regret watching reruns of Sex And The City but I feel like I need something to stop the thinking (worrying) about how I take another stab at my to-dos since I miserably failed at them again. But off course there is wine and silence, 2 of my favorite things, so I drag...
    by at April 2nd, 2013 at 07:04 pm
  • The Croodaceous time has arrived! (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Clarissa! This is it people! The Croods is here! I have already seen it twice, once in LA and once with my kids but guess what? I will be seeing it again with my kids. Yes, I loved it THAT much. I was very excited about the movie touching on the caveman era, especially after seeing Ice Age era bringing so much entertainment to the...
    by at March 21st, 2013 at 09:03 pm
  • Chatting With Breugger’s Bagels Corporate Chef Philip Smith!
    Tweet While many of you may have grown up with bagels, I didn’t. Before you wonder what rock I was born under, let me make it easy for you: South Africa. So needless to say that when I arrived in the USA I made it my civic duty to eat as much of this amazing concoction as I could. Honestly it was easy since I am a total bread nut but I was surprised by the chewy...
    by at March 20th, 2013 at 08:03 pm
  • A Chat with With The Crood’s Filmmakers!
    Tweet You watch a movie and and discuss, and sometimes argue, what they meant in a particular scene. You choose the option that makes sense to you and think anyone differing in opinion did not get the movie like you did. This is what happens to most movie goers but once in a while we get to go beyond that. There are many things that I have the fortune of as a blogger...
    by at March 18th, 2013 at 08:03 pm
  • A Visit To DreamWorks Animation To Chat The Croods and more…
    Tweet Did the 1st part of the heading seem like a dream to you? I admit it still gives me goosebumps as I write about it. As much as I have met A List celebrities as part of my work, this visit to DreamWorks will be one I share with my grandkids with a huge grin on my toothless face.  Firstly the welcome DreamWorks extended to bloggers blew me away and I am sure part...
    by at March 13th, 2013 at 07:03 pm
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog At The Wilbur Theater (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CANCELLED!* Who loves Clifford The big Red Dog? We do and pretty sure their fan club is pretty huge right now. Last year a snow storm got in the way of me catching the live show and this year I am at a screening of The Croods so will be missing it again, but you should make your way there. Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog and in conjunction with...
    by at March 4th, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  • Boston means snow and snow means Land’s End gear!
    Tweet If you looked on the labels of each of our winter jackets you would find the same name. When we need jackets, snow boots or any snow gear we only shop at Land’s End. While several brands have excellent quality, I don’t like feeling I have to sell my first born to afford it (though honestly the way my 5 year old has been acting lately, I may be open...
    by at March 1st, 2013 at 11:03 am
  • Boston’s Museum Of Science Has Free Film Fridays In March!
    Tweet We love the Museum Of Science. We get lost in the wonder it has to offer and each time feel we need to come back to explore more. The Boston’s Museum Of Science has a wonderful promotion for March. This March, MathWorks and the Museum of Science invite visitors to experience the magic of New England’s only IMAX® Dome theater—for free! Free...
    by at February 28th, 2013 at 06:02 pm
  • I’m giving away 100 passes to The Croods 3D Screening! #Boston
    Tweet  Not sure if you follow my Twitter or Facebook page but 2 weeks ago I went to LA to the DreamWorks Animation Studio. I know! I can’t believe it either. This is one of those “I will tell my grandkids stories about this” kinda thing. I have so much amazing (no seriously I mean it) stuff to share about that trip but for now I will say I LOVED The...
    by at February 26th, 2013 at 07:02 pm
  • Boston Children’s Museum celebrates 100 years! (Win 4 tickets)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mia! Have you been to The Boston Children’s Museum? If you live in the Boston area it would be surprising if you did not visit this local treasure. I still remember when my now 7 year old (almost was 10 months old and it was our first visit and I was amazed how she was safe in an area just for babies. I could be with my local...
    by at February 18th, 2013 at 07:02 pm
  • Win 4 tickets to Boston’s Museum Of Science + OMNI Theater #Boston
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dollops Of Diane! Being that my husband and I are both recovering engineers it would seem pretty obvious that the Museum Of Science would be close to our heart. And it is! Boston is such food for engineers and STEM lovers alike that you would be hard pressed to find a week where some STEM-like activity is not happening in the city....
    by at February 15th, 2013 at 09:02 pm
  • How dry is your skin this winter? Aquaphor has a perfect TLC prize for you!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer! Besides having to deal with kids who take off their winter gear a gazillion times, I hate what winter does to my skin. I am adamant about moisturizing my kids’ skin but really neglect my own. When I start getting chastising looks or comments from my honey about how ridiculously dry it is. It gets to the point of him...
    by at February 15th, 2013 at 08:02 am
  • Saying Goodbye to knots (and tears) – Thanks to Knot Genie Brush!
    Tweet I have 2 little girls. My little girls have big hair. It is beautiful but long. The thing they don’t show you in Tangled is that when you’re not looking Rapunzel is crying out in pain as she brushes her hair. My 5 year old tolerates it somewhat, which leads me to believe that she is a pure fashionsita who is willing to pay a price for her style. My 7 year old,...
    by at February 14th, 2013 at 08:02 pm
  • H-Mart, the amazing Asian Supermarket + Food Court in Burlington!
    Tweet H-Mart has been in my backyard for a long time but I only wandered in recently. I was at a photo shoot for Chop Chop Magazine with my daughter and Sharon, an amazing blogger at Umommy, reminded me of them and that they had a food court and fresh fish. The fresh fish bit piqued my interest since I had been making jaunts to underground stores in Boston to get my...
    by at February 6th, 2013 at 08:02 pm
  • Need A Date Night? Win Dinner And A Movie Thanks To Fandango! #FandangoDateNight
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lara! Raise your hands if you’re a fan of Fandango? If you’re not, and you’re a movie buff, you’re really missing on a lot. A few years ago I was gifted a Fandango giftcard and wondered how to redeem them since I already had an AMC card. When I learned that not only could I pay at many theaters with my Fandango...
    by at February 4th, 2013 at 02:02 pm
  • Free Tickets (100) To Advance Screening of Escape From Planet Earth 3D! #Boston
    Tweet I’m going to make a confession. I hate contests. I do. The work entailed does not make it worth any traffic or time. And honestly in the past few years has cost me a lot of $$ too especially when mail gets lost. But the excitement a reader feels in winning makes it totally worth it. I have said this before but one of my favorite perks of blogging is seeing...
    by at January 30th, 2013 at 05:01 pm
  • Hellman’s Cage-free mayonnaise meets my cage-free egg sandwich! (Win $300 Amex Gift card!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gianna! The simplicity of an egg sandwich is what makes it my go-to sandwich for something quick yet filling. I bake bread at home but I also always keep a good loaf at home. We stick to high fiber multigrain bread and I personally love oat-nut loaves. 50% of my kids loves bread (yeah just the older one, and for that I love her...
    by at January 17th, 2013 at 07:01 pm
  • Join Me for a book reading of Peter Rabbit At Baby Gap! #babyGapPeterRabbit #Boston
    Tweet The reasons I agree to partner with a company or campaign is not very cut and dried. I have turned down thousands of $$ for some work and work free for others. The common drive is my passion and my honesty. If I love something (ahem Starbucks) I tend to genuinely talk about it all the time, and if it is something I won’t feed my kids, no amount of money can...
    by at January 16th, 2013 at 07:01 pm
  • New Counters, Old Mess! #BleachItAway
    Tweet If you have been following me along on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter you will know that on December 6th we began a kitchen remodeling project. On a whim! It was an overdue project and I honestly hated my previous cabinets so much I painted them orange and my wall yellow. Yes O-R-A-N-G-E and Y-E-L-L-O-W – no kidding! What’s more strange than that choice?...
    by at January 11th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  • 5 Ways to get (friendship) off on the right foot in 2013!
    Tweet I know, surprised to see me around here right? Me too! Now that I am back from the plague aka the “flu”, I have taken my germy self to the nearest Panera since they are removing carpets at my home as we speak (more on that later) and a hacking cough (I am seriously embarrassing to be around, and NO, I don’t smoke) and dust make a lethal combination....
    by at January 2nd, 2013 at 12:01 pm
  • Easy Gifts That Won’t Get Re-gifted! Win 10K Citi Thank You Points (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Yona, Annmarie and Tanyetta! I was on a Moms Talking Money video chat organized by Women & Co. (Citi’s personal finance resource for women) and I learned some interesting things about holiday shopping. I thought is was interesting since I am not one who makes a big fuss. You won’t find me on Black Friday queuing up...
    by at December 21st, 2012 at 09:12 pm
  • The Spirit of Christmas in under $100 from BJs
    Tweet We always try to drive ourselves crazy to get things perfect for any occasion but really it is those little touches that actually tie everything together. Hubby never pays attention to those things and thinks those things frivolous as I buy them, but when the kids walk in and their eyes light up, he tries to take the credit.  Every year I promise to do things...
    by at December 21st, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • What a day! What a year! What a life!
    Tweet I blink and someone on Facebook mentioned “Can you believe it is almost 2013?”! Wait! I just got used to write down 2012! But, here’s the thing: I can’t wait for the New Year. Something about starting afresh and new beginnings make me feel hopeful. Before I dust off those party hats (yes from the previous years that just never saw the light...
    by at December 21st, 2012 at 07:12 pm
  • #26Acts ? Not a tall act to follow!
    Tweet Admittedly when a fellow blogging friend Isra mentioned the #26acts of RAK (random acts of kindness) brought on by Ann Curry to focus on the positive after the Newtown shootings, I was reluctant to write. The reasons vary from me being lazy to not wanting to feel like I am riding on a sensationalistic wave brought on by a tragedy. Also? I don’t like doing...
    by at December 19th, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • Boston Social Media Holiday Bash At Royal Sonesta Hotel! We did that! #BSMHoliday
    Tweet I was lusting after all my friends gloating about their company holiday parties. I had none. Bloggers don’t get holiday parties (and no brand marketing parties don’t count) or holidays for that matter. Sure we have fun in our work, but social media does not sleep, so neither do we. I started a local Boston Social Media group to focus on learning, and...
    by at December 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
  • Making Merry In A Mess! (Win Prize package including $50 gift card) #BleachItAway
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Vickie! My husband and I have engineering backgrounds, needless to say remodeling our home is not our forte. Of course while I embrace my deficiencies, hubby would not lay claim to it. To this testament is the several “oops” holes on my walls. I have a toilet roll holder permanently broken for maybe 3 years, and counting....
    by at December 11th, 2012 at 09:12 am
  • The Dry Bar At Daryl Christopher Salon and Spa!
    Tweet I had been to a dry bar before but that was in LA. Honestly I thought dry bars were built the LA crowd who had swanky parties to constantly attend. Me, if I had my roots colored, it was a good day. Still I was curious to be invited to check out Daryl Christopher  in Waltham for their open house. Everyone was invited to sip champagne, munch yummies and get their...
    by at December 7th, 2012 at 08:12 pm