Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • The How To Train Your Dragon Live Show hits Boston! (Discount code)
    Tweet I still remember the 1st time watching How to Train Your Dragon: it was ridiculously late yet I took the kids, because I was dying to watch it. I love watching movies with my kids but I also love movies to appeal to the adventure side in me. I mean with names like “Hiccup” and “Toothless” you know there is so to be good entertainment. On...
    by at July 2nd, 2012 at 08:07 am
  • Lego Brick Separator
    Tweet I am having a Lego party for my girls this Sunday. Though I am not a crafty person and have no patience for it, Pinterest has helped me plenty to save some face. I will be posting about it later so watch this space. Anyway I was in the Lego store in the mall and happened upon this lil tool called “Lego brick separator“. I was baffled and amazed. The...
    by at June 25th, 2012 at 07:06 pm
  • Got 3 Minutes? Download Free Copy of eBook And Get Clorox Coupon!
    Tweet You remember when I asked you what you would do if you had 3 minutes some time earlier? Well it seems like you guys, and several more moms had so many brilliant ideas that we actually now have a book. So while I know we have a gazillion ideas and just not enough time to do those things in, I have at many a moment been stumped as to what to do when I actually got...
    by at May 17th, 2012 at 05:05 pm
  • Hey Kiddo, Meet Archie!
    Tweet Did you comics as a kid? I did and though my teacher raised her eyebrows at me considering the shortened words and peppered slang not good reading material, they were the sprinkles to my ice-cream. I was a last-minute study kind of girl, and I still thrive on deadlines, but since I was wicked smart I did well each time. I remember studying for my matric examination,...
    by at May 16th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits!
    Tweet For a long time I have been extra careful about exposure to the music pumped out today. If you scrutinize the lyrics you could forgive this mama for that. Of course deciphering the lyrics itself is a mighty task on its own and was a reason I considered to just let it be. Then I realized kids seem to have the natural ability to unlock the words that frankly sounded...
    by at May 15th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Stocked on Summer dresses yet?
    Tweet I have bare minimum staples that I rely on, especially in winter. Jeans seems to be the order of the day and if you find one that fits you perfectly, it is worth its weight in gold. But nothing screams summer like a summer dress. Now since I grew up in South Africa in Durban which is on the beach and we had tropical weather (I know, you hate me right?) dresses...
    by at May 14th, 2012 at 09:05 am
  • It Is Mango Season, Are You Ready?
    Tweet That sounded way better than “It is bikini season” right? Of course eating a mango has got to be one of the least stressful activities one can do this summer. I grew up eating mangos, I mean tons and tons of mangos (no exaggeration) at all. I had them ri, I had them green, I had them spiced, sliced and diced. Mango season was a huge deal for us back...
    by at May 11th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Win A Gift Basket And Gift Card From Stop & Shop
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Monica! Yeah, I kinda just realized that I have not had any contest for my fellow moms for Mother’s Day and I have been traveling crazily. I honestly am struggling so much with keeping up I toyed with getting an intern, but you kinda need to pay them so that idea fell through the cracks. Anyway I am planning several offline...
    by at May 9th, 2012 at 06:05 pm
  • Tweet To Win A Prize For Mom From Verizon!
    Tweet Moms rock! I don’t care if you think that is biased or not! Whatever, they do. I love my husband to bits but mama is mama to the kids (and he is one heck of a dad to his girls too). So I wallow in the whole it is my day kind of thing. Some people have birthdays, I have Mother’s Day. Well maybe I should be clearer as to why. Hubby and I share the same...
    by at May 9th, 2012 at 06:05 pm
  • Tide Pods! Have You Tried Them Yet?
    Tweet You know how people are like obsessed with brands for laundry, well not me – well at least not the old me. I remember just trying whatever was on sale or scent I liked. When I did eventually try Tide, I fell in love. Not one to acknowledge totally I just used it quietly, but whenever I ran out, can you guess which brand I reached out for automatically? That’s...
    by at May 8th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • A Mother’s Day Gift From Rosie’s Place That Has Heart And Offers Hope!
    Tweet I am probably the least likely to go gaga over jewelry. In fact I am seriously the girl who would live in jeans and wear no jewelry on an average day. But, yet I do own some fabulous jewelry and I tend to wear those I love because of some sentimental reason. Like the 2 bangles I never take off (well except each time I have to go through security at the airport)...
    by at May 4th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Do The DAHlicious Yogurt Survey And Enter To Win $50 Whole Foods Gift Card!
    Tweet If you know me, you know we are a family of yogurts. Even my kid with sensory issues who dislikes the sensation of it and the messy nature understands the importance of yogurt in the diet and has compromised with having the drinkable one with a straw or the frozen kind. Everything from the amazing filling nature of the protein in it to the wondrous nature of the...
    by at April 23rd, 2012 at 08:04 am
  • Peppa Pig, The Sweet Kid Show That Delivers Squeals Of Laughter!
    Tweet When I was asked if I would take a look at the new DVD Peppa Pig, along with some licensed toys, I already was familiar with the show. True, I had not watched it on tv (yet), but I am a huge fan of Kidtoons movies and I was pining after the Peppa Pig movie since it happens to be the show of April. My daughter who turned 5 this month will be celebrating the movie...
    by at April 12th, 2012 at 06:04 pm
  • Rice Krispies Hidden Surprise Easter Egg Treats! (Giveaway)
    Tweet Photo credit: Kelloggs CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Joanne Major! You know the issue I have with so many recipes that look cute, almost ornament like, is that they are normally not edible. I hate waste and it is why I find it hard to make those gingerbread houses and not eat them. I love the fact that this recipe only uses all tasty ingredients which can only...
    by at April 5th, 2012 at 09:04 pm
  • L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Day (Win $100 L.L.Bean Gift Card)
    Tweet photo credit L.L. Bean CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lynn R. When you think L.L. Bean, you think outdoors. In fact you barely open the main doors, where the handles are in the shape of oars, and you are greeted by kayaks. We know that if we are looking for quality products to survive  in winter we can head to L.L. Bean and we will find it. L.L. Bean is celebrating...
    by at April 4th, 2012 at 09:04 pm
  • Movies On The Little Screen!
    Tweet Several wonderful movies are releasing on DVDs soon and you may want to keep an eye out for them. I wanted to give a shout-out of a few that I particularly loved. Alvin and the Chipmunks We never saw the 1st movie but I have known about Alvin and The Chipmunks growing up and the last one Chipwrecked happened to come out at a time when my girls were the perfect...
    by at April 2nd, 2012 at 11:04 am
  • The Fresh Diet Review: A Week Later!
    Tweet Hands down, this was one of the best things I have reviewed, well except for Atlantis Resort, or my Carnival Cruise, but you get what I mean. A week later I am even more impressed that I was when I started. If you read my post earlier on The Fresh Diet you would have known that for one week I was reviewing The Fresh Diet and here is what I found. Why yes, that...
    by at March 23rd, 2012 at 11:03 am
  • Dr. Oetker’s Ristorante Pizza (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Raine! If there is one meal that everyone loves it has got to be a pizza. Whether it is the smell of the dough baking, or cheese  bubbling or the oodles of topping variations – there is a pizza for everyone. True, my kids love the plain cheese pizza and hubby and I love the toppings. I loved the opportunity to review Dr....
    by at March 23rd, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • Pepsi Next: A First Taste (Review)!
    Tweet I just had a little package delivered to my door which surprised me. A 6 pack of Pepsi Next arrived packed cold at my door and I was not expecting any such package (I was not asked to review it and there was no note in it). It is supposed to have 1/2 the sugar of regular soda (60% to be exact). Full confession here: I think soda is bad for you. Period! Another...
    by at March 22nd, 2012 at 06:03 pm
  • Disney Store’s 25th Anniversary! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jessica! Disney Store celebrates its 25th anniversary on March 28th 2012 and I was surprised to see a wonderful selection of some of their products at my front door. They just ooze tradition and quality is what you would expect from Disney. If you happen to visit the Disney Store Facebook page, you will find several happenings in...
    by at March 20th, 2012 at 06:03 pm
  • Favorite Healthy And Yummy Snacks!
    Tweet From time to time I come across products that need a shout-out. Whether they have been brought to my attention by a pitch I received or something that caught my eye, they each have worked in some way for me. These are the latest that I am trying, and loving. Barilla Piccolini Pasta I have one daughter who could eat mac ‘n cheese everyday (we love Annie’s...
    by at March 19th, 2012 at 05:03 pm
  • The 2012 Fun Pass Is Out! Save On New England Attractions!
    Tweet It felt like Spring today. It really did! As much as I am struggling with a yucky ear infection it was good to see good weather today. Sure, we did not really have a winter in the true sense of the word but it was still chilly and, well, unpredictable. Today I could almost smell all the wonderful plans for sunny weather. The Fun Pass has discounts to theme parks,...
    by at March 18th, 2012 at 08:03 pm
  • Gund Dolls!
    Tweet   While I was at The Toy Fair a few weeks ago (or was it a month? with my travel schedule it is hard to tell sometimes) I spied these pretty little dolls. What grabbed my attention was that they were bright and funky colored. Last week I was sent a few to take a look at and was impressed at how soft and snuggly they were, and yes they have been slept with...
    by at March 18th, 2012 at 07:03 pm
  • If Mom Had 3 Minutes?
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED Congratulations Nancy, Stephanie, Leslie S, Diana G, McKim, Barbara, Michaela R, Caryn S, Serge B, Emma H, Heather P, Kathleen, Kimberley, Ferriz,  Liza, Sarah T, Betty, Pragmaticmom, Melissa, Erika I multitask to a T, which means when I am doing just one thing at a time I wonder what is missing. This is why I have been excited to partner with...
    by at March 16th, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • The Fresh Diet! Yes, It Exists!
    Tweet I have tried several diets and my biggest beef with most, even those that work, is that the focus remains on calories and not freshness. Even if something is 0 or 20 calories but looks like a freeze-dried, processed rice cake. I have been trying to go a bit more natural in the food we eat so have been reluctant to try regular diets. When I was asked if I wanted...
    by at March 16th, 2012 at 09:03 am
  • LoobaLee, A Site To Buy And Sell Used Children’s Clothing, For Free!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!   Congratulations Desiree! If someone told me how expensive it was to have kids, I would have attributed most of the cost to be health costs etc but would never have imagined that clothing would cost an arm and a leg. Of course the fact that I have 2 adorable girls makes it even more difficult as clothing for girls are even more difficult to...
    by at March 16th, 2012 at 08:03 am
  • What Crazy Thing Have You Done To Get Your Kid To Eat? (Win $50 AmEx Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Happi! Come on, ‘fess up, I know you have done some crazy stuff to get your kiddo to eat. Admittedly I do this less now as being a short order cook has severely exhausted (and annoyed me) so unless they are sick, it is “eat what is in front of you or starve” on the menu. Of course I have my share of weird things...
    by at March 6th, 2012 at 09:03 am
  • Movie Review: The Lorax 3D. Go Watch It!
    Tweet I am going to sidestep the whole political debacle about this movie (and if you don’t know about it, then count your blessings that you can watch it peacefully) but I will say that I disagree with all the objections. Never thought I would see the day where a movie focusing on taking care of the environment would be made to look anything but noble. Now that...
    by at March 2nd, 2012 at 06:03 am
  • Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss: Watch The Cat in Hat-A-Thon March 2nd 2012! (Giveaway) #cithathon
    Tweet COntest closed! Congratulations Annie and Heather! The fact  that I am a die-hard fan of PBS makes me extra proud to share with you that I am a PBS Kids VIP – ambassador for 2012. Friday is the birthday of Dr. Seuss which has me giddy for ideas, but PBS has something special planned for that day too! We positively adore Cat in The Hat so I was excited to...
    by at March 1st, 2012 at 08:03 pm
  • Ready To Whip Out Those Summer Sandals?
    Tweet I am a flip flop girl. I don’t do formal pretty shoes well. I finally have a pair of clogs I heart, a pair of sneakers I could live in and a pair of boots that don’t kill me. Sandals are relegated to the flip flop kind. Not really fancy but I have toyed with the idea of having “fancier” flip-flops but inevitably they are flip flops people...
    by at February 20th, 2012 at 04:02 pm
  • Winter Entertainment On Big Screen, Small Screen and No Screen!
    Tweet Felt a little guilty typing in that word “Winter” since I have not even donned any gloves so far even though I can almost spy Spring already. And feel free to ignore Phil and his predictions on Groundhog day, my gut feel is we are going to have a very mild winter. No regrets there as I am totally a summer girl but I feel bad for the folks in Seattle...
    by at February 17th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
  • Got Flowers? Win $50 Gift Card From ProFlowers For Valentine’s Day! (Discount Code Too)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laurie! Chocolate? Check! Card? Check! Flowers? Oops! Well don’t worry I have you covered. What you say “Am I too late?” Well not if you order now. You could wait to win (I will send over a code to order) or be safe and smart and order using the discount coupon. I don’t know a single person who does not feel...
    by at February 7th, 2012 at 02:02 pm
  • Win Valentine’s Lindt Chocolate From CVS (5 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tina, Veronica,Vickie, Michelle,  and Pam While I think of my local CVS as my in-between “grab what I need” store and consider them my one stop medication store, admittedly I never think of them as a Valentine’s store. Which is kind of silly because I do recall in between filling a prescription the decor reminding...
    by at January 30th, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Beauty And The Beast In 3D (Including Tangled Ever After)
    Tweet You know the story, at least you should. It is one of my most beloved tales from all the Disney characters. In fact my daughter spent a long time obsessed with Belle and I was ok with it considering Belle is probably one of the smartest and sassiest of the princesses. Plus I drew so many lessons from there for my kids: like not judging someone on their looks, reading,...
    by at January 23rd, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Want Some Privacy On Your iPad?
    Tweet I was at a friend’s place a few months ago when I saw her walking around with a tinted film. On asking her what that was, she said it was for privacy for her laptop. I was still wrapping my head around it and could not grasp what she meant by privacy. I had done my thesis in college on software security so all I could think of when someone say’s privacy...
    by at January 22nd, 2012 at 07:01 pm