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  • 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...
    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...
    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....
    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...
    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...
    by at July 24th, 2011 at 06:07 am
  • Summer Goodness! Products, Entertainment And More! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations: JetBlue bag – Meghan Chuck-E-Cheese 1 – Kamani Chuck-E-Cheese 2 – Gilda Chuck-E-Cheese 3 – Heather T PerioBalance – Joanna UmiZoomi – Danielle $25 AnnieWear card – Christy There has been too...
    by at July 23rd, 2011 at 07:07 am
  • The Price Of Dental Healthcare. #Periobalance
    Tweet You know how things start off as a fad. Everyone looks at you like a weirdo or freak or basically full of nonsense when you have something different? I admitted my snotty attitude about electronic toothbrushes in an earlier post and now not only do I love them but...
    by at July 22nd, 2011 at 08:07 am
  • So I Left My iPhone On The Train!
    Tweet Bye-bye phone! How is your afternoon going? Well it could not have been worse than mine.  Mine started out uneventful – a little bit ho-hum as I woke up at 4am to take a Greyhound bus. I had never taken one in the USA (back in South Africa they are pretty...
    by at July 19th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
  • Win 4 Passes To Six Flags New England!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! I am sure you followed along our tales of Six Flags New England and you may have been bummed to not have won our contests up unti last week. Well here is another chance to win a set of 4 passes to Six Flags New England. Lucky...
    by at July 17th, 2011 at 08:07 pm
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    Minding Your Own Business! #lovelocal
    Tweet My dad, after struggling to gain employment finally decided to start his own business. Although it was small it flourished. There was something amazing about having small local stores that are not a cookie cutter copy of stores in every state. At the time I really...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 07:07 pm
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    What 3 Movies Would You Watch While Stranded On An Island? #RedBoxSummer
    Tweet 3 movies, just 3 movies is a tough decision. I mean there are oodles of fun movies out there. Also a favorite movie today is so different from 10 years ago. But truthfully there are some movies that stand the test of time and some are just in there because they always...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 06:07 pm
  • My #Blogher11 Round-Up And Why No-One Should Feel Alone At BlogHer!
    Tweet I thought about skipping writing a BlogHer post this year. Yup, I decided I could not pull my own act together myself so I should save others from taking advice from someone like me. I mean fashion wise I suck and organization wise is… well let’s just...
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  • Keeping The Balance In Your Mouth!
    Tweet There is so much that starts in the mouth. When I was pregnant I remember the gynecologist speak to me about keeping my gums healthy. At the time I wondered if she was worrying about the wrong body part. Then I learned that gum disease can lead to early delivery....
    by at July 11th, 2011 at 10:07 pm
  • Franklin Park Zoo In Boston (Win A Set Of 4 Passes).
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kate! With all the talk of Zookeeper hitting the movie circuit of course everyone and their neighbor have heard about Franklin Park Zoo.  I know it is crazy but I brim with pride at all the local places in Boston that are famous and...
    by at July 7th, 2011 at 09:07 pm
  • Win 2 FunPass Books Chock-full Discounts To Over 100 New England Family Attractions!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! Let’s face it – this is a tough economy and those of us who have decided to stay put this summer and not taking elaborate vacations due to the cost are wishing we could. For some of us summer also means camp which...
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • 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
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    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