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My parents didn’t love me, so I never got braces

This post was commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists. OK, how’s that for a headline?  It’s only half true, of course.  My parents did (and do) love me very much.  And in fact, when I was a kid I was thrilled not to have braces, because everyone I knew who had them hated them.  […]

The Rally to Restore Sanity – the signs

So here I am, waiting for the rally to start on a train back to NYC back home after spending the day at the Rally to Restore Sanity in Washington, D.C.  Was sanity restored?  That’s a question I’ll tackle when I’ve had more sleep & showered off the rest of the Port-O-Potty.  For now, here […]

Win one of ten (!) $25 gifts from, and make your own book!

I am one of those people who has a million pictures of my family and never gets around to doing anything with them.  I mean, I have plans when I take them.  I envision scrapbooks, or photo albums, or even big framed collages. The problem with all of those is that they involve actual, physical […]

When kids play with food, Wisk saves the day!

The following post was commissioned by Wisk. Last month I showed you – or rather Jake the scientist showed you – how Wisk tackles grass stains.  Once again the folks at Wisk provided me with all the tools I needed to do another laundry experiment.  This time out we were playing with carbohydrates, which are […]

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration – twitter is the key!

Last February I attended the first ever Disney Social Media Moms Celebration at Disney World, and I’m sorry to resort to cliche, but it fits: it was a magical experience.  For not much more than the cost of an ordinary mom-blogger conference, three nights in a Disney resort were included, as well as resort tickets […]

Ralph Lauren & me

I’m very excited to announce that for the next few months I’ll be participating in a blogger campaign for Ralph Lauren.  Yup, fashion.  Me.  I’m always totally out of my comfort zone when I talk about fashion.  I spend most of my days in jeans or sweats and come close to panic when I have […]

Win a Staples gift card

I am a frequent Staples shopper. I go there for everything from printer paper to copies (very handily set up and ordered online) to ink to school supplies to home organization items. Frankly I don’t like shopping all that much. I know it’s hard to believe, but I don’t. I like getting things and having […]

Laptop advice & more from Ben the PC Guy

The Blogging Angels – Rebecca, Nancy, Heidi, and I – have been plugging along for nine podcasts now, tackling everything from conferences and swag to advertising and rude commenters.  I would have been happy with our little project if it simply gave me an excuse to talk more while hanging out with friends, but it’s […]

Get 30% off Natural History membership from Gaggle of Chicks

Hands down my favorite museum in NYC is the American Museum of Natural History.  I’ve been there more times than I can count.  From the dinosaur bones (always a huge hit with kids) to the spectacular IMAX movies to the Butterfly Conservatory (my personal favorite), we never get tired of going.  It’s one of those […]

Getting ready for “The Talk” – I need this show!

A couple weeks ago I had an absolutely amazing afternoon visiting CBS.  I got to have lunch with some of my favorite bloggers and all six stars of the new CBS talk show The Talk – Julie Chen, Leah Remini, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Holly Robinson Peete.  The fact that I […]