Archive for the ‘NEWS’

  • Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove Tickets For $11.11 Only On 11/11/11 At TDGarden #Boston
    Tweet Disney On Ice is a tradition here, especially on the holidays. So when I heard of a super special offer for my readers I wiggled some room in my crazy schedule to fit in this post. Well, I had to – since this special is only available tomorrow. I don’t want to waste any more time because of my stories, because heck you can get that any day – but...
    by at November 10th, 2011 at 02:11 pm
  • Special Screening Of Muppets Sunday November 13th (Free!) #Boston
    Tweet While everyone is going crazy in anticipation about The Muppets (it cannot be just me) I got a scoop today and could not wait to share with you. A little something about the movie: When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet...
    by at November 10th, 2011 at 09:11 am
  • Reading Is Fundamental Celebrates 45 Years!
    Tweet I love reading. In fact I have been so obsessed, yes obsessed, with reading that it used to be a pain point in my home. I would be on my way to do something else, and see something (anything) and start reading and forget to do it. Yes, my parents would go crazy as they found me time and time again reading stuff. I was so thirsty for new stuff, since I grew up...
    by at November 8th, 2011 at 12:11 pm
  • National Neighborhood Toy Store Day (November 12th 2011)
    Tweet You know when my baby was born I used to go to the toy stores – the big department ones. It felt like everything under one roof except that I felt guilty for all the wonderful gadgets I was passing. I was pretty convinced that my child was less equipped to deal with the harsh world out there. Worse yet was the arsenal of gadgets I did cave in to buy, because...
    by at November 3rd, 2011 at 07:11 am
  • Creating Jobs! BlogHer And Starbucks On Call Today! #createjobsforusa
    Tweet Jobs! Even if you have one you have to be pretty thick skinned (or selfish) to not care that so many are out of work. Contrary to what many believe is lack of effort is more of luck these days. Even if you have a job cout your lucky stars (yes hard work has something to do with it but not all of it) and show support for those not so fortunate. Tides turn easily...
    by at November 1st, 2011 at 07:11 am
  • Leftovers: Love ‘em or leave ‘em? Win A $100 AmEx Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! I am kind of in the middle on this one. For the most part I love leftovers but if there is something I am tired of seeing (why, oh why, can I never get used to cook in small quantities?). Restaurant leftovers are always a treat since I carefully choose what I order, and so are party meals. Anyone else thinks that leftovers...
    by at October 31st, 2011 at 07:10 am
  • Mommy Niri Cares: Announcing Feeding Hope 2011
    Tweet Over at Mommy Niri Cares we have just announced our latest project to cook, feed and clean up for about 100 people. Head on over to read more at Mommy Niri Cares. This will just be one of several new campaigns where we use social media for social good!
    by at October 27th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Making Diwali Mine!
    Tweet Can you imagine how Christmas, or any major festival, without family? That is exactly how I feel at Diwali. Even though I was used to being a minority, I am also used to see all festivals so deeply entrenched in society. I could be shopping at a supermarket just like here only thing is samoosas and lasagne would be side by side. Anyway while trying to focus on...
    by at October 26th, 2011 at 09:10 am
  • Preventing Squirrels From Eating My Pumpkins!
    Tweet I have been at my wit’s end with pumpkins. I tried growing it (I will have to admit that the entire team had no luck – blame it on the weather) but caved in and bought 2 from Wilson Farms. We barely managed to get a chance to enjoy the view of our porch with them sitting on the railing when lo and behold we return home one day and found one eaten. I...
    by at October 17th, 2011 at 08:10 am
  • Wilson Farms Spooky Hayride!
    Tweet Being away from family means traditions take a knocking. We have been struggling to create new traditions not in line either with our beliefs or our pockets. One of those traditions that happened  quite by accident a few years ago was the Spooky Hayride at Wilson Farms, Lexington MA. Wilson Farms is a place we go to as a treat to get fabulously fresh vegetables...
    by at October 10th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Home Depot’s Kids Workshop!
    Tweet Home Depot becomes a haven for the home owner and one of those places that inspires you to do-it-yourself. I am a huge fan of Home Depot, and ignoring the confidence it builds in me, I love that I can ask anyone advice and always have an educated response. I have never found them “salesy” to me (and this is not a sponsored post, I just love them dearly). Home...
    by at October 9th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • Life Is Good Festival Was More Than Good!
    Tweet I have never been to a Life Is Good festival. Somehow my travel schedule did not allow me to attend it in previous years. The fact that my kid with Autism finds crowds and loud sounds to be a bit discomforting makes us cautious where we choose to go. Still, knowing the mission behind the Life Is Good team I fell in love with it, especially since I have Mommy Niri...
    by at October 6th, 2011 at 07:10 pm
  • A Dinner With Disney At Blue Ginger To Sample Ming Tsai’s Offering Pre Epcot Food And Wine Festival!
    Tweet You know how when you get an email that looks too good to be true? Especially when you poured hours reading so many bad pitches in a day you swear you are going to be cross-eyed, some invitations need to be re-read several times to make sure it is true. The dinner was at Blue Ginger, the amazing East-meets-West restaurant run by Celebrity Chef MingTsai. Chef Ming will...
    by at October 4th, 2011 at 08:10 pm
  • Yo Gabba Gabba Hits Boston This Weekend!
    Tweet No new news that we are fans of the show Yo Gabba Gabba. As I mentioned before, once I got past the orange leggings and weird hairdos I learned to love the show and their catchy music. Then when we went to a live show, I just sat there in amazement as all the kids were mesmerized by the music and dance. The fact that the message in each show and song is so positive...
    by at September 29th, 2011 at 07:09 pm
  • My Visit To The Ragu Kitchen!
    Tweet So a confession here: I love behind the scenes! And this is for anything. I feel like it is some little secret that I have been made privy to something special. Getting to New York and not needing to wake up at an un-Godly hour was a treat. Dinner the night before was a wonderful selection of mouthwatering dishes but the icing on the cake was actually watching...
    by at September 26th, 2011 at 09:09 am
  • Apple Picking At Honey Pot Hill Farm.
    Tweet There are birthday parties and then there are birthday parties. This past weekend I attended a fabulous one  (happy 4th birthday Aliyah) that had the perfect mixture of fun for the whole family. Honey Pot Hill Farm was really a well maintained farm that made all points accessible to kids. The only thing we did not explore was the petting zoo. A mixture of a barn...
    by at September 16th, 2011 at 04:09 pm
  • Meeting Indra Nooyi, CEO Of PepsiCo!
    Tweet Do I get some sort of award for being the last one to write about BlogHer 11? Some posts are so full of heart that while they flow writing it, starting it is not so easy. Meeting Indra Nooyi was exactly that, easy in some ways but difficult for the intensity it aroused. When I received the invitation we were on our way to bowling with the kids, but I was bowled...
    by at September 8th, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • BlogHer: My Benchmark In Blogging! #BlogHer11
    Tweet   I am asked often why I go to BlogHer. I hear responses from learning, to meeting brands, a break,  parties, etc – but none of those are my prime reason. In fact when I met Lisa Stone, after I got over the shock that she knew me, I told her that BlogHer was an addiction and I wondered if she thought I was joking, because I wasn’t. I will whine...
    by at August 31st, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Skype Announces Skype Calling From Your Home Phone Today!
    Tweet While I can’t imagine being without my iPhone (read my tale of my lost iPhone) I do know that many people heavily rely on their regular landlines. Personally hubby hogs ours with all his meetings so I never see ours. Skype is something we are used to especially on our laptops and mobile phones but issue is Skype “calling” someone is usually tough,...
    by at August 31st, 2011 at 06:08 pm
  • Being A Ragu “Mom’s The Word On Dinner” Ambassador!
    Tweet I am really proud to announce that I am a Ragu “Mom’s The Word On Dinner” Ambassador. These days I overly picky about the campaigns I join, and the decision has more than me thinking I am worth too much (that too) but more with me believing deeply in the message. I consider myself a decent cook, scratch that a good cook, but I have struggle with...
    by at August 27th, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • A Store To Lose Your Marbles Over!
    Tweet I have to admit, I am a bit blase about toys these days. Quality seems to evade several toys in manufacturing and too many seem to be doing the thinking for kids rather than inspiring it. I was invited to The Marbles, the brain store opening at The North Shore Mall in MA. Seeing as this was more towards intelligent gaming, I went. Games that stir your inquisitiveness...
    by at August 26th, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Catch A Free Screening Of Disney’s Lion King In 3D Saturday 27th August (Boston)
    Tweet Who has seen the movie before and is not in love with Lion King? We all love the heart that this movie brought. I am honestly excited to watch it again, also watch it with hubby for the first time together, and also with my kids who have never watched it. But if you’re in the Boston area you can watch it too. Watching Lion King in 3D will be a treat for us...
    by at August 26th, 2011 at 04:08 pm
  • My Girls, New York City And Back To School Style! #StyleSchool
    Tweet As much as I love travel, I loathe being away from my family. Well don’t hold me to that, when those tantrums erupt and the screaming begins I may want to have an escape. I have decreased my travel but was looking forward to the 77 Kids Style School hosted in NYC by Colleen and Whitney. Being the fact that it was Back To School themed I thought it was perfect....
    by at August 21st, 2011 at 08:08 pm
  • Dinosaur Train Movie On August 22nd, 2011
    Tweet I love movie parties and moreover ones with kids. So when PBS asked me to hold a party to celebrate the new Dinosaur Train movie, I had to say yes. Often it is tough to get a show that is not specifically targeted to boys or girls and thankfully this show is one.Crafting education in between fun is not an easy task. Especially on a topic like dinosaurs which many...
    by at August 21st, 2011 at 07:08 pm
  • Fabulous BlogHer Finds!
    Tweet I have several more posts coming up about BlogHer but I wanted to give a shout-out to a few products I spied: Shoes: Glorious shoe heaven is my name for BlogHer. And not because all the fashionistas have the most amazing pairs, which they do, but because I always seem to leave BlogHer each year with a pair or so. This year I managed to get some nice flip flops...
    by at August 19th, 2011 at 07:08 am
  • California Strawberry Commission Visits Boston!
    Tweet To say that I had a wonderful time in Monterey, California as I learned during my Strawberry ambassadorship is putting it mildly. The fact that I would get to relive a part of it at a local event in Boston was icing on the cake. The team from both the California Strawberry Commission and the PR agency were so wonderful that I was looking forward to seeing them...
    by at August 11th, 2011 at 09:08 am
  • 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 job too) over at Mommy Niri Cares but I had to share this over here as well (though you really should...
    by at July 30th, 2011 at 03:07 am
  • 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 know her or because I can only imagine the speed and impact of a machine hitting a human being....
    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 of picking is so small here. The rainy weather did not help at all but even otherwise the climate is...
    by at July 24th, 2011 at 06:07 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 to me. When I was contacted by the brand later I felt it was time I shared it on my blog too. There...
    by at July 5th, 2011 at 12:07 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 heard about Martha Speaks having 2 new episodes this week  (Martha’s Slumber Party of the Weird:...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 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 than the project at hand. I would have liked to have my older 6 year old there but sadly her...
    by at June 20th, 2011 at 09:06 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, warm, inclusive, non-commercial and has the heart in it. This is just a small collection of...
    by at June 19th, 2011 at 05:06 am
  • 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 them. When I heard about the prospect of meeting him along with other members of the movie Mr. Popper’s...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • 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 acting skills, or my atrocious dancing skills would have set of warning bells but no, without thinking...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 08:06 am