Recent Articles

  • Ice-Cream + Bra Fittings = Fun At Skinny Cow Event In Boston!
    Tweet Skinny Cow, the maker of the famous low fat ice cream, is hosting an event coupling bra fittings where you can devour their ice-cream while you wait.  I attend loads of events but I can tell you I signed up for this event immediately when a girlfriend showed it...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Taking Care Of My Teeth While Traveling – The PerioBalance Way!
    Tweet I normally travel light and most often my dental care is the one to take the 1st hit. While I do pack my toothbrush and toothpaste – I pack nothing more. Worse still I take along a regular manual brush while at home I have been using an electronic one. Speaking...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Another Opportunity To Win (4) Passes To Six Flags New England!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kristen! I know, I know you have been super excited about using every single day of summer and personally knowing how much I enjoyed the theme park earlier I agree that Six Flags New England might hit the sweet spot for summer perfection....
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • Larry Crowne, My Kind Of Date Night Movie! (Win $25 Fandago Gift Card, Soundtrack And More)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Melinda! I have not seen Larry Crowne yet but I am really keen to get to watch it. I mean Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts makes it the perfect “my cup of tea” kind of movie. It is an added bonus that both hubby and I like both...
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • If Content Is King, Why Should I Remain A Pauper?
    Tweet Yeah, this is another of those posts I don’t want to write. I debated writing it because I don’t want my blog sounding like a whining fest but I needed to put this out there. Many blogger friends talk. Whether it is on twitter (especially DMs), Skype,...
    by at June 29th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • The Blues…
    Tweet My 4 year old loved the blue dress she helped me buy from Hannah Anderson. In fact she loved it so much she declared that she wanted to get married in it.
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Driving With Kids Sans The “Are We There Yet?”!
    Tweet We all know the regular stuff to traveling with kids: keep them occupied etc but there are so many tit bits that I learned along the way. I travel to New Jersey in a few days with my girls and though their dad will be going with us I could have (and have done) the...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • PerioBalance -Probiotics For The Mouth!
    Tweet I have been careful about reviewing things that claim to make a difference. I have passed on makeup, skincare and or things making declarations that are health changing. For one I do not use my body as a guinea pig and secondly I know many friends and readers actually...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • Our Summer Reading Party!
    Tweet Luckily my husband and I are both very education focused people and have each personally seen how education can transport you to new heights. So when the kind folks at PBS asked if I would host a summer reading party I thought that was a no-brainer.  Then I also...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • Six Flags New England: Rain Or Shine A Perfect Ride! (Win A Family Pack Of Passes)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mitali! Years ago I had my first and only trip to Six Flags in New Jersey. It was so long ago before marriage and kids and the vague memories of thrills and jam-packed theme parked filled my head. Although I knew that there was a Six...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 09:06 am
  • No Summer Is Complete Without A Picnic! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Katie! I don’t know about you but nothing excites me more than eating outside. In fact it can be just drive-thru food but taking it to a park somehow squashes the whining flat out – no mean feat if you ask me. Even on a...
    by at June 24th, 2011 at 02:06 pm
  • My Fashionista In Training!
    Tweet If you know anything about me you would know I would live in sweat pants if I could and dragging a brush through my hair needs some serious incentives. Luckily I have enough swanky events in my calendar to make sure that I do get dressed up. Thanks to my kind friend...
    by at June 22nd, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • My Daughter, Jennifer Garner And The Beets They Picked!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to an event on a farm with my kids and Jennifer Garner. Truth be told they had me at farm and kids, but adding Jennifer Garner to the mix, though a plus for me, created visions of my girls squabbling and resulting in us making the newsother...
    by at June 20th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Camping And Summer Backyard Fun! Win A Sid The Science Kid Blanket!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rachel! There is so much talk about camping, hiking and enjoying the  outdoors that I think there is just too much goodness to capture in one post. Last year I posted some beginner camping tips from Kit Deslauriers, who is a The North...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 10:06 pm
  • Happy Father’s Day! (With Video)
    Tweet Today my words will be few since I have a wonderful husband and I want to dedicate all my time to my family. I will however share a video The Papa Post created to celebrate Fatherhood. What I love is this video is exactly like him and his dad blog, totally unassuming,...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 05:06 am
  • Time To Consider A Seiko Watch?
    Tweet There was a time that the ultimate gift at home was a watch. I am sure we all pretty much have a watch story. I see my husband still keep in his drawer an old watch gifted to him by his dad. It doesn’t work anymore but understandably he won’t let go as...
    by at June 16th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • My Pumpkin: Better Late Than Never!
    Tweet So hopefully you would have been following my story about my pumpkins for fall growing story, but I wanted to give you my first update. Well I assume I may be running in for last position for this friendly contest since I just planted those seeds. I have been traveling...
    by at June 13th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Comments Off
    Manilla – An Online Organizing Tool For Financials, Rewards, Subscriptions And More.
    Tweet When I was dating my now husband I was aghast at his paper methods of paying bills. This was over a decade ago and though everything was not done electronically most were. Banks also have methods to issue checks on your behalf if you prepare them online. Being a...
    by at June 13th, 2011 at 10:06 am
  • Inside Scoop On Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Includes Quotes From Producer And Director ! (Win A $50 Movie Gift Card And Book)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Geoff! Confession: my favorite perk of being a blogger is watching screenings watching screenings with my kids. There is nothing like sharing my love for the big screen with my kids. There is a moment when you are watching a good...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Meeting Jim Carrey!
    Tweet There was a space between having kids and blogging full time that I lost touch with movies (and sleep) but before I was a total movie fanatic. So while I draw a blank when friends mention some hot actor there are some actors you know forever. Jim Carrey is one of...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer!
    Tweet On Wednesday we got to a view a screening of Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer. We have been looking forward to this movie as my daughter has started chapter books though not yet on Judy Moody (still ready Junie B. Jones) and Judy Moody’s sense of style...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 09:06 am
  • Dancing With Mr. Popper’s Penguins!
    Tweet When I was in Los Angeles last week for a media event for Mr. Popper’s Penguins (more on that later but don’t forget it opens next week) an opportunity to dance with the “penguins” came up. You would think me being self conscious, or my poor...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • Exploring Paddywhack Lane Toys!
    Tweet A company I love working with mentioned Paddywhack Lane toys and books and I have to confess I had never heard of them. I have no shame admitting that sometimes cool things slip my view. Since I know that the PR company only worked with amazing brands I decided...
    by at June 9th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Comments Off
    Tangled Is Our Most Watched Movie, What Is Yours?
    Tweet Everyone has one. No matter the personality or the reluctance to admit  it, we all have a favorite movie. That normally translates to the most watched movie.Whether it is the assurance of knowing what is coming next or the comfort of familiar characters, no matter...
    by at June 9th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Villeroy & Boch Glass Giveaway
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dottie! Forget neckties and socks, dads need something more exciting. You already know from my earlier review of Villeroy & Boch that I am a huge fan of their quality, but what you don’t know is that since then I have continued...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • So Now It Is Get 200 Likes To Review A Product?
    Tweet See update below… I am really upset while writing this post. Mostly because I have a pile of other stuff more important to do and this was not scheduled but it had to be done. I also hate posts coming out negative – I like thinking that I should give...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • Good Food Made Simple – In The Freezer Aisle!
    Tweet Recently I attended a breakfast hosted by a company called Good Food Made Simple. Their aim: make healthy food accessible by all. They focused on one meal that has been neglected somewhat, breakfast. Granted there are pancakes and waffles in the freezer aisles but...
    by at June 3rd, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • I Will Post About Your Contest If You Post About Mine!
    Tweet I receive several pitches, some good, some bad and some plain ugly. I wanted to post my reply to one of my pet-peeves. ————————————————————————————————– Dear...
    by at June 2nd, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • Pumpkin Growing Contest?
    Tweet It is only May, I know. Mommy Niri is normally behind so how come I am talking pumpkins in May instead of October? My wonderful neighbor Jerelyn thought of this fabulous idea to get a few of us in the neighborhood to join in a friendly pumpkin growing contest. Tell...
    by at May 30th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • A Bit Of Gas!
    Tweet I have been debating for ages whether to write about this since it happened at my kiddo’s school but seriously it was too precious not to share. Also to protect the identities of all parties no names will will be mentioned. I volunteered (weird word for helping...
    by at May 29th, 2011 at 09:05 pm
  • An Ambassador For Strawberries, No Really!
    Tweet I have been trying to be careful what brands I works with. I mean reviewing a product is different but standing up as an ambassador for any brand makes me think long and hard. Many bloggers are vying so hard to be aligned with a brand that they forget their own brand....
    by at May 27th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Drool, The Baby Expo In Boston! (Win A Maxi-Cosi Infant Car Seat Valued At $179.99)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gianna! So typically Expos aimed at moms to be have been rather drab and run by one major retailer. Having attended only one ever while pregnant  was never tempted to go back. The commercialism vein that ran through it made me feel...
    by at May 26th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Kid’s Bowl Free All Summer!
    Tweet So last year we found this amazing deal where kids could bowl free all Summer and we signed up. I mean this was a real deal, and I am pretty skeptical but glad we checked it out. If you check the locations listed the chances are pretty good you would find one close...
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri at Mom’s Nite Out 2011!
    Tweet Mom’s Nite out in 2010 was such an experience that there was no way I would have missed being part of it in 2011. There were parties held all over nationally at the same time (and online) and local bloggers got to pair up with malls. Last year I had known already...
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Speaking, Meeting And Learning At Bloggy Bootcamp (in Boston)
    Tweet When I learned there was conference happening in Boston although part of me was getting jaded at maybe attending just another blogger conference, the other part said it would be ridiculous to not attend. I mean seriously how often does a conference land in my backyard...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 08:05 pm