Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Chatting With Breugger’s Bagels Corporate Chef Philip Smith!
    Tweet While many of you may have grown up with bagels, I didn’t. Before you wonder what rock I was born under, let me make it easy for you: South Africa. So needless to say that when I arrived in the USA I made it my civic duty to eat as much of this amazing concoction as I could. Honestly it was easy since I am a total bread nut but I was surprised by the chewy...
    by at March 20th, 2013 at 08:03 pm
  • A Chat with With The Crood’s Filmmakers!
    Tweet You watch a movie and and discuss, and sometimes argue, what they meant in a particular scene. You choose the option that makes sense to you and think anyone differing in opinion did not get the movie like you did. This is what happens to most movie goers but once in a while we get to go beyond that. There are many things that I have the fortune of as a blogger...
    by at March 18th, 2013 at 08:03 pm
  • A Visit To DreamWorks Animation To Chat The Croods and more…
    Tweet Did the 1st part of the heading seem like a dream to you? I admit it still gives me goosebumps as I write about it. As much as I have met A List celebrities as part of my work, this visit to DreamWorks will be one I share with my grandkids with a huge grin on my toothless face.  Firstly the welcome DreamWorks extended to bloggers blew me away and I am sure part...
    by at March 13th, 2013 at 07:03 pm
  • Boston’s Museum Of Science Has Free Film Fridays In March!
    Tweet We love the Museum Of Science. We get lost in the wonder it has to offer and each time feel we need to come back to explore more. The Boston’s Museum Of Science has a wonderful promotion for March. This March, MathWorks and the Museum of Science invite visitors to experience the magic of New England’s only IMAX® Dome theater—for free! Free...
    by at February 28th, 2013 at 06:02 pm
  • H-Mart, the amazing Asian Supermarket + Food Court in Burlington!
    Tweet H-Mart has been in my backyard for a long time but I only wandered in recently. I was at a photo shoot for Chop Chop Magazine with my daughter and Sharon, an amazing blogger at Umommy, reminded me of them and that they had a food court and fresh fish. The fresh fish bit piqued my interest since I had been making jaunts to underground stores in Boston to get my...
    by at February 6th, 2013 at 08:02 pm
  • Join Me for a book reading of Peter Rabbit At Baby Gap! #babyGapPeterRabbit #Boston
    Tweet The reasons I agree to partner with a company or campaign is not very cut and dried. I have turned down thousands of $$ for some work and work free for others. The common drive is my passion and my honesty. If I love something (ahem Starbucks) I tend to genuinely talk about it all the time, and if it is something I won’t feed my kids, no amount of money can...
    by at January 16th, 2013 at 07:01 pm
  • #26Acts ? Not a tall act to follow!
    Tweet Admittedly when a fellow blogging friend Isra mentioned the #26acts of RAK (random acts of kindness) brought on by Ann Curry to focus on the positive after the Newtown shootings, I was reluctant to write. The reasons vary from me being lazy to not wanting to feel like I am riding on a sensationalistic wave brought on by a tragedy. Also? I don’t like doing...
    by at December 19th, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • Boston Social Media Holiday Bash At Royal Sonesta Hotel! We did that! #BSMHoliday
    Tweet I was lusting after all my friends gloating about their company holiday parties. I had none. Bloggers don’t get holiday parties (and no brand marketing parties don’t count) or holidays for that matter. Sure we have fun in our work, but social media does not sleep, so neither do we. I started a local Boston Social Media group to focus on learning, and...
    by at December 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
  • The Dry Bar At Daryl Christopher Salon and Spa!
    Tweet I had been to a dry bar before but that was in LA. Honestly I thought dry bars were built the LA crowd who had swanky parties to constantly attend. Me, if I had my roots colored, it was a good day. Still I was curious to be invited to check out Daryl Christopher  in Waltham for their open house. Everyone was invited to sip champagne, munch yummies and get their...
    by at December 7th, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • The Nutcracker suite At The Ritz Carlton!
    Tweet   With the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker Teddy Bear at the Ritz Carlton Boston Yesterday I got to check out the Nutcracker Suite at the Ritz Carlton. Does anyone else get excited just saying “Ritz” ? I guess they totally earned their name to be associated with class. The attention to details is redundant to mention and since a picture is worth...
    by at December 7th, 2012 at 01:12 pm
  • Meeting Kathrine Switzer: The 1st woman to run the Boston Marathon!
    Tweet I was invited to the WGBH recently and I never say NO to an invite from there. That place oozes education and just standing in the foyer makes me feel smart. One of the things I am extremely proud of being a Bostonian is the fact that women’s rights have had such strong movements out of here. This was to celebrate the documentary, presented by AOL and Simple...
    by at December 3rd, 2012 at 10:12 am
  • Disney Pixar’s Brave is now available at on Demand!
    Tweet It felt forever that I was yearning for a movie like Brave: a girl who could have her own adventure without a prince. I managed to watch an early screening of Brave and loved it so and was intent on watching it again in the theater but my crazy schedule this year would not allow such indulgence and I resigned myself to wait a long time for it to be released on...
    by at November 23rd, 2012 at 09:11 pm
  • Dinner With A Side Of Throw Up! #BleachItAway
    Tweet So Clorox partnered with to talk about my messiest moments, as part of their Bleach It Away campaign (stay tuned to the end for amazing details on this program),  and I wonder if they have been stalking me… or my kids. Messy is what we do in my house, and unlike most other things we do, we do this pretty well.  If I told people I was a Type A person before...
    by at November 15th, 2012 at 08:11 pm
  • ASTRA Neighborhood Toy Store Day! It’s This Weekend!
    Tweet I barely have tucked away the minimal Halloween decorations I had up before I spied holiday decorations (Seriously Starbucks, I love you but those festive cups? Too soon) all over and even a friend on Facebook stating that she had already wrapped Christmas presents (totally means that more moms will be joining me in the slacker-mom club based on that benchmark)....
    by at November 9th, 2012 at 01:11 pm
  • Life Is Good Festival 2012 – A Recap [VIDEO]!
    Tweet If there is one festival in a year that I will make sure I do not miss, it is the Life is Good festival. There were just too many pictures (as you can see by the post about the 2011 Life is Good festival recap)and I felt I could not do it justice so I put together a video of the event. Stay tuned to a separate post about my meeting with Kidz Bop!     Disclosure:...
    by at November 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 am
  • Container Store Opens in North Shore Mall!
    Tweet The Container Store invited me to a Blogger preview event and even though it was slap-dash in between my crazy day, I decided to attend. I love organizational stuff and I hope one day I actually sit down to get my life more organized but until then I can drool at their products. While listening about their history, a few things stood out. They never laid-off...
    by at October 18th, 2012 at 08:10 pm
  • Babies explore Fisher Price Apptivity iPad and iPhone cases at local event!
    Tweet When I was in Buffalo, New York at the Fisher Price headquarters (I still have a post on that coming) I learned of the Apptivity iPad and iPhone cases. I was keen to learn more but since my kids are 5 and 7 years old I needed younger hands on them. So I decided to have a little get together with a few mom blogger friends and their little ones. What I loved about...
    by at October 2nd, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  • Can a decorated laundry basket get them to pick up their clothes?
    Tweet Gain, the guys behind the fabulous detergent line, sent me an idea to celebrate National Keep Kids Creative Week (Sept. 23rd – 29th) and it got me thinking. Yeah, the devious planning that goes on in mama’s head had started to brew. Their idea: get kids to decorate a laundry basket. They get to show off their creative skills and (hopefully) their laundry...
    by at September 29th, 2012 at 11:09 am
  • Toys In Your Neighborhood?
    Tweet When ASTRA - American Specialty Toy Retailing Association asked me to be an ambassador, I thought it was an honor but did not have the heart to tell them that they did not need to pay me to support them, because I would do so anyway. In fact last year I did! Supporting local areas is a no brainer but for some reason people forget that this is the same for toys...
    by at September 26th, 2012 at 10:09 am
  • RECIPE: Kale Pakoras (Spicy Fritters)
    Tweet I have heard from everyone that Kale was good for you. I did not doubt them one bit. Anything with natural colors normally is good for you – even candy people can be made with natural colors. But Kale and I never crossed paths! Or maybe it did and I was busy looking away at spinach, the favorite leafy vegetable in my home, closely followed by fenugreek (yeah...
    by at September 21st, 2012 at 08:09 am
  • Alzheimer’s! A subject you may want to forget about, but shouldn’t!
    Tweet I think secretly we all fear Alzheimer’s.  We worry about being ridiculed for being forgetful and not maintaining our independence. We should be! I recall when my mom had her 1st stroke the memory was the 1st sign something was amiss. A mistaken report which failed to notice the huge clot in her brain meant they chalked it up to something “mental”....
    by at September 19th, 2012 at 06:09 pm
  • Free Haircuts For Kids All August At JC Penney!
    Tweet There are some things I am very excited to share with my friends because I know we are all looking for bargains. So even though JC Penney decided to sponsor this post, I would love sharing it anyway. Look, school is upon us (I know, right) and though you are so wrapped up in back-to-school shopping there is something else you need to get to. Sure, during summer...
    by at August 1st, 2012 at 08:08 am
  • Bookworm Wednesday! Catch A Free Movie In Exchange For A Book Review!
    Tweet I will keep this short. I like movies. I like free movies. I like books. I like my kids reading books. I like rewarding my kids. I like movies (did I say that already?). Showcase cinemas has this fab program which started last week but hey, this girl takes a break too, and continues until August 8th.   Here’s the scoop: Every Wednesday morning at 10:00...
    by at July 17th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • Are You Getting The Full Picture?
    Tweet You may have noticed that things around here don’t seem as busy as usual. That has nothing to do with having nothing to share with you but more about a mixture of timing and focus. I do want to share the latest and greatest in everything from happenings to products but I also miss the stories. In an aim to really give you content which is amazing I am scaling...
    by at July 12th, 2012 at 08:07 pm
  • A Chat With John Leguizamo About Ice Age: Continental Drift, And More!
    Tweet Earlier I was invited to a press event with John Leguizamo and Queen Latifah in LA. It happened to be the day before I was hosting a joint birthday party for my kids. I said yes at first (sucker for the Queen – and the only Queen I am a fan of) and even had the nod of a wonderfully supportive husband who naturally thinks I am crazy and loves me anyway . Then...
    by at July 12th, 2012 at 08:07 am
  • It is not everyday that you learn baseball from the Red Sox coach at Fenway Park!
    Tweet Last year I was invited to be part of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can program, sadly my daughter fell ill so it fell through. This year though I was excited to be part of it. As a mom to a kid with Autism, I knew that this program was close to my heart.   What is the CVS Caremark All Kids Can Program ? (this from CVS Caremark) Kids come in all shapes, sizes and...
    by at July 9th, 2012 at 09:07 pm
  • Physics Of Roller Coasters At Six Flags!
    Tweet This was already posted at Dads Do Good but am posting here to make sure my amazing readers do not miss on this amazing opportunity. Dads do Good is an amazing community where they try to mix bonding, fun and learning. They hosted an amazing Math is Fun event earlier with Houghton Mifflin and everyone is welcome, not just dads. How cool would it be to learn Physics...
    by at July 7th, 2012 at 06:07 am
  • Speaking To Mom Of Jordyn Wieber, USA Olympic Hopeful!
    Tweet While I was in Chula Vista, the USA training grounds for the Olympics, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to see several Olympic hopefuls as they trained. Kelloggs is sponsoring several Olympic hopefuls and the thing that I love immensely about Kelloggs is that in keeping with their moto of “great starts” they are showcasing these athletes...
    by at June 27th, 2012 at 08:06 pm
  • CSI skills to solve the mystery, the kiddie way!
    Tweet I have always been a huge fan of iRobot so when they invited me for a special press day to talk about the launch of Science From Scientists, without hearing the details, I said yes! Although the invite included details, which I later had to scramble and read to catch the “who’s that?”, the geek in me says yes to anything in the STEM field. So...
    by at May 30th, 2012 at 09:05 pm
  • Fun Free Attractions Every Friday In Massachusetts!
    Tweet You know what’s coming up, don’t you? Summer vacation and you know what that means? Yes, you need to supply the oodles of fun to make the summer memorable. Trips to attractions are fun yet can sometimes end up being quite costly. I don’t normally share happenings around Boston because I think there are plenty of sites that do a decent job with...
    by at May 29th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Disney Pixar Summer Movie Weekend (May 25-28) At AMC Theaters!
    Tweet I just spotted this and had to share. 4 of Disney Pixar classic movies will be screened this Memorial weekend exclusively at AMC theaters. The $6 tickets are sure to run out so I would pre-order them. Also note that these are shown at select theaters so you may want to take a look at the participating theaters. The 4 movies are: Wall-E, Up, Ratatouille, Toy Story...
    by at May 24th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long!
    Tweet This will be the 3rd year that I will be signing up for the “Kids Bowl Free” program. Last year I could totally see how much my kids learned from the year before and truthfully I love seeing how much they develop their skills.  What I totally love is that kids get to bowl free and for a mere $24.95 the adults can join in with a family pass (not necessary...
    by at May 24th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Social Media 101 For Social Good Breakfast In Boston (5/24/12)!
    Tweet When the wonderful folks wanted to partner over with me to host a small class over breakfast, there was no way I would say NO. Eventbrite is my go to invitation handling for events and I was excited to partner with them. The bonus: teaching a class of social media to non-profit organizations. So if you know any non-profits in the Boston area, I will be holding...
    by at May 21st, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Speaking At She Streams Conference!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I headed to Fort Lauderdale in Florida to speak at a conference called She Streams. I had never been to it before but had heard many a wonderful thing from the 1st one held last year. Besides Maria Bailey, the founder of the conference, has been known to grab some of the most entrepreneurial of minds for her events. Though I was issued an ultimatum...
    by at May 21st, 2012 at 09:05 am
  • Archery Lessons From An Olympic hopeful (Jake Kaminski)? Why yes, I did!
    Tweet Seriously I did! There is so much to talk about my trip to Chula Vista that I have done what most overwhelmed and excited people do: Nothing! Not knowing where to start and where to end and wondering whether these posts could even begin to capture my emotions and even being a blogger, I fear my words may fail me and not do proper justice to what was an amazing...
    by at May 12th, 2012 at 05:05 am