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  • Meet Author, Mitali Perkins
    Tweet As I waited in the lobby waiting for the arrival of Mitali Perkins, I began to wonder what to expect. Here was already a successful, accomplished and award-winning writer so even if she had a chip on her shoulder I would have willfully ignored it. When I did meet her I was taken aback by her unassuming warmth. As I tried to absorb her words my mind kept flitting...
    by at March 22nd, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Leave Our Dora Alone!
    Tweet It was with utter shock that I read that Dora is going to get a makeover this fall. What?  Surprised are you? So was I. I read with disgust what that change would entail.  Mattel and Nickelodeon have announced that they allow “Dora to Grow Up” this fall. Now our beloved adventure girl will become a fashionista. It makes me sick. When I was a Big...
    by at March 15th, 2009 at 05:03 pm
  • Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad
    Tweet Meet Paul, A Stay-At-Home-Dad and also a designer at Swirly Designs. When not running the company with his beautiful wife Lianne, Paul is a SAHD. We spoke to Paul to find out what is it like. What made you decide to stay at home? When we found out we were pregnant in late 2004, I was working at an ad agency part-time while also doing freelance illustration. Daycare...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am
  • Just Follow Dora!
    Tweet Recently we hosted a Halloween Party at our home and it was with much excitement that Miss J got to sport her Dora The Explorer costume. I spied a little costumed boy following Miss J around. It happened that she was not the only die-hard fan of Dora (excluding Miss B who also has the Dora bug) at the party. His mom noticed this too and confessed that her son...
    by at October 26th, 2008 at 05:10 pm
  • The Best Things In Life Are Free!
    Tweet “The best things in life are free.” is a statement made commonly by my husband, me thinks he says that to curb the spending. This time I have to take him up on it since our purse strings are a little (did I say little? I meant a lot) tighter than usual. I normally roll my eyes when he starts on about appreciating what’s in front of you, and just...
    by at October 14th, 2008 at 07:10 pm
  • Our Papa, The Hockey Coach!
    Tweet Ramesh has been coaching field hockey at the local middle school for around 5 years, a while before we had kids. I still remember people looking weirdly at us being there, without kids, wondering “Why would he be involved in this on a weekend?”. It was difficult to express to people that he was coaching since it was the closest he could get to the sport...
    by at October 5th, 2008 at 07:10 pm
  • It’s Pumpkin Time!
    Tweet With October comes pumpkin time. With Halloween, Diwali and our birthdays (yes, my husband and I share the same birthday, freaky, I know) in October this is certainly one of my favorite months. We decided to kickstart the month with a visit to Wilson Farms. It was already a busy day with swimming classes for Jia and Field Hockey Coaching by Ramesh, but there was...
    by at October 5th, 2008 at 04:10 pm
  • Raspberry Picking At Smolak Farms
    Tweet The days seem to be getting shorter already and there is certainly a bite in the air in the mornings. A clear sign that summer is getting ready to bid us farewell. We figured this was as good excuse as any to make a weekday trip to Smolak Farms. With the intention of peach picking we headed out to North Andover where the farm was located. When we got there we...
    by at August 22nd, 2008 at 04:08 pm
  • Imajine That
    Tweet It was great to finally make it to Imajine That (an inside playground, meets a pretend world and so much more). Somehow we always had other plans when invitations from other mommy groups arrived, and I have been looking for an excuse to check out this place. In fact I almost booked this place for Jia’s 3rd Birthday Party. So when one of the Meetup groups...
    by at August 13th, 2008 at 10:08 am
  • Dora Gets Mommy Niri’s Vote!
    Tweet Never being one to fall into what is “hot” or the current fancy, I have tried to keep commercialism away from the girls. Caillou (a Canadian show) used to be the love of Jia’s life but recently Dora took that spot. Caillou still has a special place in her heart but Dora has certainly taken a larger chunk of it. I would have hoped that Bela would...
    by at August 6th, 2008 at 09:08 am
  • A Jam Packed Saturday
    Tweet Since we already start the Saturday with swimming for Jia and Gymboree for Bela, having any other event creates somewhat a chaos. Add to that several events and 2 kids and you are up for a day of craziness. After swim and Gymboree our 1st event was the IIT picnic in Cochituate Park in Natick. It was a mix of smart people and spicy yummy food. The weather was...
    by at August 3rd, 2008 at 04:08 pm
  • Discovery Museum
    Tweet The Discovery Museum in Acton is one that we had been to before but now with 2 official toddlers it seemed like it was worth a revisit. They have 2 museums: a Children’s Museum and a Science Museum next door. We decided to skip the Science Museum since it was a little too much for our young audience and also there is just so much stimulation kids can take...
    by at August 2nd, 2008 at 05:08 pm
  • Davis Farmland
    Tweet This was a highly anticipated trip to Davis Farmland partly because we had heard so much about this place and partly because we scored a great deal in half price gift certificates. We had expected a totally commercial place (think Six Flags craze) and were pleasantly surprised at how well designed this place was. It had everything from playgrounds (ala farm theme),...
    by at July 13th, 2008 at 07:07 pm
  • Jia Goes To The Movies!
    Tweet It was a last minute surprise to watch a movie with Jia. After digging through the listings I finally found one that was rated “G”. It was Wall-E. I had no idea about the movie, or any movie for that matter (ahem.. except for Sex And The City) since I never get to watch moves. And NO, it is not because I don’t love movies, I do have a 1 year...
    by at June 28th, 2008 at 06:06 pm
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    by at June 13th, 2008 at 09:06 am