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  • Our Veggie Bed!
    Even with the best intentions, growing veggies is a tough call. I normally promise myself that I would do it better the next year.  So when I was asked to be a state leader for the B Kind To Earth (go like them already) campaign for Earth Day, with the commitment to do...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Happy Earth Day!
    I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Earth Day and hope that you are grabbing this weekend to make a mark on doing something green. Here in Boston it has been raining cats and dogs so we are using that to our advantage and getting those seeds in the ground!
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 08:04 pm
  • Easter Round-Up!
    HEXBUG Nano Easter Egg I was really lucky to be able to host a little playdate/party and share the cute little Hexbug Nano inside little Easter eggs. Thanks to BSM Media I was provided a Spiral Starter kit and an HEXBUG nano egg for each kid attending. You know what was...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 08:04 pm
  • Win Organic Clothing From Disney Store!
    Congratulations Felicia! I am a huge fan of most things organic. Clothing is one thing that I used to scoff at being an unnecessary organic item that is until I tried them on my kids.  Not only are organic clothing so super soft, they also reassure me that the fabric is...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 09:04 pm
  • It Looks Like We Got Recycle And Re-Use (Somewhat), But What About Reduce?
    This is Earth Week and a perfect time for me to bring up a nagging thought I have had for ages. It is Spring time, well kind of in Boston (yeah we do everything different here) and with that comes Spring cleaning. You know what that means? Loads of those plastick-y toys...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 11:04 am
  • Come Chat With Me Tonight About Autism!
    It is Autism month and about time I spoke about the topic closest to my heart. Want to join me: TONIGHT (21st April), at 9pm EST/7pm MST/6pm PST NI am going to host a live chat in the Mom It Forward Chat Room (http://momitforward.com/mom-it-forward-chat) talking about ways...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 07:04 am
  • Lowell Film Festival!
    photo credit Will May I have heard forever about the Lowell Film Festival throughout the years but sad to say that I have not yet made it to any (blame my travel schedule). This year I decided to post about it as an incentive to actually make a bigger  effort to get there....
    by at April 20th, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Blue Man Group Show In 2011 – iPhones, Music And More!
    I was invited to a press screening for Blue Man Group and after struggling to get parking and almost deciding to call it a day and head home, I parked on a parking garage roof on a pile of snow and prayed it would not melt before I got back. I am glad I did not head home...
    by at April 17th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • WordWorld – Win The DVD and App!
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Heather! I remember the first WordWorld on TV, it was right about the time that Super Why launched and I was excited. Now I don’t say that lightly, you have to understand both my hubby and I are staunch believers in education being...
    by at April 16th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Boston International Kids Film Festival!
    So my kids are off next week and I am thinking man it never felt like they needed a vacation with all those snow days right? But I got to take them somewhere, or the guilt angels will not be too kind so I was thrilled to know that the Boston International Kids Festival was...
    by at April 13th, 2011 at 07:04 pm
  • Navigating Allergies At Camp, on Sleepovers and Playdates!
    So although my kids are not allergic, things like artificial food coloring etc is something highly on a red-flag status for me, especially for my child on the Autism Spectrum who it impacts a lot. The thing about allergies is that you think you have it under control, in...
    by at April 11th, 2011 at 02:04 pm
  • Reasons Why Those Voting Contests (Still) Suck! And My Pledge To Not Support Them!
    When I originally wrote the 7 Ways To Annoy Your Friends in Social Media I skimmed over one of the points and it became obvious in the comments it was the most popular item. Most agreed but some still decided to try to justify its salient points. So I decided my explanation...
    by at April 11th, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • Caillou – An Old Time Favorite! Check Out The New Toys!
    Caillou was one of the earliest watched shows in my home. The funny thing was most of my friends did not like Caillou and called him whiny and I wondered if they heard my kid recently. Anyway to me he was this regular kid who just resembled the regular family in a calm...
    by at April 6th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Win A $50 TJ-Maxx Gift Card!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Emma! So earlier when I got to visit the special Spring line-up for TJ-Maxx I was so eager to do some changes at home. In fact when I mentioned it to the kind folks of TJ-Maxx they were keen to offer my readers a chance too.  Since I knew...
    by at April 5th, 2011 at 08:04 am
  • 77Kids Adds Kiddie Fun In Newly Opened Stores!
    Yesterday I attended a store opening for 77Kids. I admitted to the kind folks over at 77Kids that I had never used their clothing on my 2 girls then stopped the moment I uttered those words. I totally had forgotten that when I took part in the 77Kids Do Good day in Boston...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Mars Needs Moms
    I attended a screening for the movie just before I went to Disney so needless to say this post is a little delayed. Firstly I loved what an amazing build up to the screening this was since the screening had a pre-celebration with Radio Disney, science crafts and also...
    by at March 31st, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Drinking Your Nutella?
    I was one of those late bloomers. I only tried Nutella a year ago, which would be a cardinal sin considering I am somewhat of a chocolate snob and a nut-oholic so Nutella should have been an obvious choice. Of course that totally meant I would miss it – which is exactly...
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • 7 Ways To Annoy Your Friends In Social Media!
    Ok, I get it.The world is a smaller place thanks to social media, and I have more friends now than I ever did. This also means that because my friends (and family) read my blog it leaves little space for me to really blog about what’s on my mind without offending someone....
    by at March 28th, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • HOP Releases April 1st – Win A HOP Prize Pack!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Richa! There are few movies that you really look forward to see, and with children in tow the options become slimmer. Add to the mix the need for quality cinema and seriously you would need a fine tooth comb to find something. It is sad that...
    by at March 25th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Tangled: Win It On Blu-Ray + DVD!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kelly! So you know how much I love the movie Tangled if you saw my review on the screening some months back. Well the truth is we have gone back and watched it a few times since then. In fact I had to see a few bad movies to appreciate good...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 06:03 am
  • Tacky Tuesday: Spitting In Public!
    You know I announced the series Tacky Tuesday earlier today so here is one of my pet peeves.  Spitting in public.  I don’t care if you spit out the car window or while walking or whenever – it is gross and it makes me want to throw up seeing it. I don’t...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 05:03 am
  • Tacky Tuesday!
    My Friday 5 series, when I launched MommyNiri.com was so popular but I could barely keep up. It has not died but gone into hibernation and will certainly resurface given the right, ahem, topic. I try not to be negative in my blog but have a right to whine somewhere. Well...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 05:03 am
  • Sometimes A Hotel Is The Destination!
    A few years ago I wanted a get-away. I wanted a road trip 4-5 hours away to get to a place I liked. Hubby, obviously, was not in agreement (surprise, surprise). He bemoaned the effort, and the expense, and the expense of the effort. Then he suggested a local hotel in another...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • TJ Maxx Serves Up Their Spring Collection!
    I was fortunate enough to be invited to attend a Spring collection showing from TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I have yet to spend the giftcard they kindly gave me after the event and when you see some of what they had on display you can see why it was confusing what to choose....
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 09:03 pm
  • Just Ask! Screenings For Breast and Ovarian Cancer Campaign! (Win A Flip Video Camera)
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Aleksandra! Sometimes we feel helpless. We want to help but are not in a strong (financial) capacity to make donations. Then campaigns step in and offer to do it for you and it becomes easier. Say clicking a “like” button gave...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 08:03 am
  • Seeking Social Good!
    Sometimes you get an invitation that changes everything. Attending an event where there is no showcasing a product, or expectations of blogging or tweeting about the event may be unheard of normally. In fact I actually chose not to tweet etc while at the event because there...
    by at March 7th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • What A Week. What A Year. What A Blast!
    Have you missed me? I’ve missed me. It is not like I am ignoring you, seriously not. I have been cooking up some interesting stuff. Some I will let you in yet, and some in a bit (let’s just say the ideas are still simmering). Want to know what’s been going on? Happy...
    by at March 4th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • Being A Left-handed Kid In A Right-handed World!
    When my 5 year old was born she tended to use her left hand. I have no idea why that concerned her dad so and I often caught him trying to “teach” her to use her right hand. Pediatricians warned that it takes a while to know since children flip between using both hands...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 10:02 pm
  • Join Me For A Virtual Breakfast!
    Want to do something easy to help kids? As easy as having breakfast maybe? How about taking a picture of your breakfast everyday? Still easy? Well that is exactly how easy it is to help kids get breakfast. In fact you can either share photos, text messages or even typing...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 11:02 pm
  • The Pop Secret Twitter Party!
    So you know that Pop Secret movie night I had? Well the rest of the Pop Secret moms had a blast at their parties, see for yourself in the video below. Don’t forget you can still enter the Pop Secret At Home Theatre Sweepstakes! Now for more excitement, this Thursday...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Cooking With Kids – The Figidaire’s Kids’ Cooking Academy!
    You already know that I was part of the wonderful Frigidaire test drive program (yes my spanking new dishwasher) but did you know that Jennifer Garner teamed up with Frigidaire with their Kids’ Cooking Academy program. This is an online school that has daily tips,...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day. Yesterday I was supposed to travel to NYC to attend the 1st day of the Toy Fair and also another event hosted by Fisher Price. I had just been to NY on Saturday for a Hasbro/Playskool/Sesame Street event and had a wonderful...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Win A $50 Visa Gift Card And Pop Secret Popcorn!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jaque! Recently I got to host a movie night courtesy of me being  a Pop Secret sponsored blogger. Shopping for Pop Secret popcorn was fun but seriously the main fun began when I popped those kernels. The home-style flavor was our favorite,...
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Disney’s Valentine Giveaway!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Christina I was beginning to just want to skip Valentine’s this year. The pressure of being sick, having my kids sick and then having to catch up (and then I travel again a few times this month. Then I get lists of kids we have to make cards for in...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Living With Allergies!
    So this week I co-hosted a class on The Motherhood about allergies. While no-one has food allergies in my family the topic was one that would resound with anyone. My daughters grew up being vegetarians so that meant a lot of label reading. I am glad for that time since it...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 08:02 pm