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  • Paddywhack Toys Costume Up For Halloween.
    Tweet You 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...
    by at October 6th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Life Is Good Festival Was More Than Good!
    Tweet I 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...
    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!
    Tweet You 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...
    by at October 4th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Yo Gabba Gabba Hits Boston This Weekend!
    Tweet No new news that we are fans of the show Yo Gabba Gabba. As I mentioned before, once I got past the orange leggings and weird hairdos I learned to love the show and their catchy music. Then when we went to a live show, I just sat there in amazement as all the kids...
    by at September 29th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • Spa Week ($50) Coming Up! I Had A Head Start!
    Tweet Spa! Don’t you just feel all relaxed uttering that word? Truth is if we all could afford it this would be a permanent fixture on the calendar. I mean, remove the cost factor and there is not a single bad thing I can think about a spa treatment. When I discovered...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 05:09 pm
  • Fall For Pasta: Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Harriet! Well you know about my wonderful trip to the Unilever office and meeting the fabulous Ragu team but what about something for my wonderful readers. Fall is almost upon us but I am not done with summer yet. At least until I...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • 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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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....
    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....
    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...
    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....
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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...
    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....
    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...
    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...
    by at August 9th, 2011 at 07:08 pm