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  • Mom’s Nite Out (May 6th) Save The Date!
    Moms Night Out will be celebrated nationally (check but I will be at the one in Burlington, MA at the Simon Mall. There will be everything you can imagine for a mom to be pampered but there’s more. As part of the End Child Hunger program I will...
    by at April 13th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Super Why And Wow Wow Wubbzy Highlight Earth Day! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Rebecca! Last year for Earth Day my girls headed to the Kid Toons to watch an episode of Super Why dedicated to the Earth Day theme of saving water. The episode subtly focuses on the impact of wasting water but in a dialect children can...
    by at April 13th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Packing Backpacks At The Los Angeles Food Bank!
    The plane had barely landed, and lunch and not even digested before we were whisked off to the LA Food Bank. Did I mind? Not one bit. In fact many media trips leave me feeling like an audience. I love it when we get to be an active part of a program. More so when working...
    by at April 12th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Week 2: Another Chance To Win That Mommy Niri Mug!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sheila! So you may not have won the 1st mug but there are plenty more where that came from – or at least 4 more. Again, this mug from I would love to see in the hands of a fan who is an avid reader of Let’s...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Zhu Zhu Pets Now Available On Ninentendo DS
    One of the hottest toys of 2009, Zhu Zhu, is now available on Nintendo – featuring nine pets and several levels of play. Your little kids can scoot and scamper the little rodents through a fun area full of mazes. There are speed ramps, slide chutes, and tunnels to...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Away From Home!
    In between all the whining and the chaos I dropped threats of “I can’t wait to take a break in LA!” Sure I was excited about my (then) upcoming trip but honestly was looking forward to some time away. Being a SAHM ( you got to read What Not To Say To...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Chat With Holly Robinson Peete About Her Book “My Brother Charlie”
    I was fortunate to speak with Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) about her book “My Brother Charlie” (co-authored with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete) along with several top bloggers Jennifer (5MinutesForMom), Fred (MochaDad), Melanie (SavvyAuntie), Abigail...
    by at April 10th, 2010 at 06:04 pm
  • A Pretty Corolle Umbrella To Handle April Showers! (Special Offer)
    I am a huge fan of Corolle and the quality and thought that goes behind their products. I just wanted a quick note to let you know about a special offer they are having. A limited edition Corolle umbrella could be yours just for buying $35 (or more) worth of Corolle products...
    by at April 9th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • An Eco-Friendly Playhouse From KidsCraft (Giveaway)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations AEVande! You know how you always want to make that little go-cart or boat or rocket out of a cardboard box that you spied in some television show. As much as the idea is endearing and filled with creativity galore, that empty box is hard...
    by at April 9th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Holly Robinson Peete’s New Book “My Brother Charlie”! (Autographed Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amanda (autographed copy), Elizabeth & Michelle Most people are aware of Holly Robinson Peete, in fact I have not watched her recently but have been a fan since 21 Jump Street (I know showing my age).  When I heard about her new book,...
    by at April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • CNN Give Dooce The Link
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  • We Built A Playground Along With Kaboom, Kool Aid And Rev Run!
    It was exactly a year ago that I did a post about Kaboom, a group that builds playgrounds all over the country, so I was (pleasantly) surprised when I was asked to join Kaboom and Kool Aid to build a new playground in Inglewood, California. As much as media events are fun...
    by at April 3rd, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • I Don’t Want Papa
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  • I’m Off To Wisteria Lane! (But You Can Win A Gift Basket Including A Desperate Housewives DVD)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer from Savor The Thyme! So I am heading to Los Angeles, or more specifically Wisteria Lane, in a few days. Yes, that Wisteria Lane! Dana Delany, star of Desperate Housewives, is the celebrity spokesperson for the Child Hunger Ends...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • Check Out My Personalized Resort Tote from Initials (Win A $50 Gift Card Too)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Arla! I am a bag lady. Well sort of. I love bags. I just don’t have much luck with them. When I was approached to review the new Resort Tote from I was interested. The bags could be personalized and that was great...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Are Pizza and Mac N Cheese Really Vegetarian?
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    by at March 31st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Steiff Has A Bunny For Easter Or Everyday!
    Steiff has the coolest bunny to rival any Easter bunny out there.  In fact when this appeared in the mail my girls were apprehensive to touch it as it looked so life-like. This little bunny who is known by the affectionate name of Dossy is just one of the several items...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Little Goes A Long Way!
    It is true: less is sometimes more. Although I have been excited about washing dishes (sure, call me a freak) I have been concerned about living in the dishwasher liquid aisle to replenish my supplies. And before you think how can I really like washing dishes, if you read...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Week 1: Win A Mommy Niri Mug!
    CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Prachee! 4 more mugs to giveaway! So I made a mug. Friends liked it. They asked for it. Mommy Niri always delivers!, who made the amazing mug I featured on the blog earlier, offered to celebrate Mommy Niri’s anniversary...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Arthur Explores Asperger’s Syndrome! [VIDEO Details]
    George introduces us to Carl > Updated 04/02/2012 [new video]   With one in 150 kids being diagnosed with being on the Autism Spectrum understanding, while we seek for answers, is of utmost importance. Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, is addressed in...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Passionate Gaming Community at PAX East 2010
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    by at March 30th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways My Laziness As A Mom Has Paid Off!
    Sometimes laziness has its blessing. Ok, so not so much when it comes to blogging (which is not, ahem, why the Friday 5 is always late). But lately I have had the need for finding reasons, or rather benefits, for my lazy attitude in mothering. I nursed! I know nursing...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Strawberry Shortcake Berry Café
    Dollhouses are one of those toys in my home that have a pretty long lifespan. Storytelling is healthy and I personally love toys that assist in it without doing all the thinking (read electronic sounds) for you. With my kids being on the younger end in age I am also pretty...
    by at March 29th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • My Cheap Date Challenge!
    I was approached by Blockbuster Express to have a cheap date movie night. Since at one time I used to rent movies from Blockbuster I could never associate the words cheap and Blockbuster in the same sentence. Even if I did manage to get something cheaper it would be 100...
    by at March 28th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Top 5 Things I learned at Search Engine Strategies Conference, NY
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    by at March 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Win A Custom Shirt From!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Aimee! When I was approached by the guys at to review an item from their customized printed apparel it was just around the time I was thinking of getting a Mommy Niri t-shirt so I thought perfect timing. Now it is always dicey,...
    by at March 27th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • “Give It To Her, She Is Younger Than You!”
    Amazing how many times I heard these words uttered and each time the same fury fills me up. I thought when my MIL uttered it I chalked it up to her age and tried to ignore it after my pleas to stop fell on deaf ears. I heard it several times since then. I just heard it...
    by at March 24th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Win The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey DVD!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Curious George is a firm favorite in my home. I love that! He probably resembles a little child more than any character in any of the children’s shows. Enough curiosity to learn but enough mischievousness to constantly be in trouble....
    by at March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • I Know About Child Hunger, And Wish No Child Should!
    I am sure you have read about my latest amazing initiative To End Child Hunger.   The statistics are alarming. The poverty rate is 14% in Massachusetts alone, with a rate of 18% nationally. Scary stuff, right? You can check out these along with other amazing statistics...
    by at March 22nd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That Mama Needs A Vacation!
    Friday is here and that means it is time for this weeks dose of the Friday 5 series. Not sure about you but the mommy brain has not left me and my youngest is about to turn 3 any day now. Even though we had that whirlwind trip to Atlantis,  I am still exhausted. Maybe...
    by at March 19th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Kirstie Alley’s “Big Life”!
    I don’t watch reality television. There I said it! Now that is off my chest I feel relieved. I know there is a swarm of people out there that live on reality television and I don’t judge them, it is just not my cup of tea. I did agree to review Kirstie Alley’s...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Sunglasses For Your Kid!
    CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Elizabeth! It was a bit sunny out today in Boston so I know summer is just around the corner. While thinking of sun protection for the body, sunscreen is one that easily comes to mind. Sure we think sunglasses but more in terms of how...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Fantastic Mr. Fox On DVD (3 Winners).
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara, Mocha Dad and Karen! Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl, The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a mischievous tale of Mr. Fox who plots and plans a heist. Struggling with being a reformed “fox” he finds the lure of...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Amazing Feats By Mom!
    So I am late. It was either this posting my Friday 5 or the contest to win a nook. I know 400 (and counting) entries confirm that the contest was needed. Anyway better late than ever. The ability to sleep in the most uncomfortable of spaces. Once upon a time I needed...
    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • The Man Behind SEOmoz, Rand Fishkin
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    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm