Archive for January 2012

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of January 29, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerTake a look below for the links to this week’s giveaways from the Boston Parent Bloggers member blogs. Entering a contest may lead you to discover your new favorite blog!

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” spot.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of January 22, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerBelow are links to this week’s giveaways from the Boston Parent Bloggers member blogs. If you are visiting a new blog to enter, take an extra moment to read a few posts!

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” spot.

Combining Multiple RSS Feeds to One RSS Feed

Do you blog in more than one place?  If so, you may be looking to combine these blogs into one single RSS feed – either for a widget, a Twitter feed, a Facebook feed, or a page on your professional site (see mine here). Yahoo! Pipes is one way to do this, and while it can be complicated, once you get it set up, it runs on its own. Check out the video tutorial below for full instructions.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of January 15, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerBelow are links to this week’s giveaways from the Boston Parent Bloggers member blogs. Don’t forget to visit the other posts on each blog to discover the adventures of our local parent bloggers.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” spot.

Boston Parent Bloggers Roundup: Friday the 13th Edition

It’s a new year and Sharon at umommy has some ideas on what to do with those holiday cards that are still hanging around.

With the holiday cards, I got the boys to work and had them make gift tags for next year’s gifts. Got the idea from good ‘ol Martha of course. Other ideas include ornaments, gift bags and garland to name a few.

Speaking of a new year, Eve at Beautiful Spit Up is making strides on one of her resolutions by starting a new blog. She celebrates her final foodie series on the first blog with some delicious ice cream and hopes for the future.

In addition to allowing me to express my deep, deep love of all things edible, the new blog will help keep my cooking/eating habits in check. It will essentially force me to cook and eat healthier. Not to say that I eat super unhealthy food, because I don’t. But I could definitely stand to cut back on the calories and fat in my diet.

Our own Audrey McClelland of Mom Generations was a guest co-host of the Providence, Rhode Island CBS morning show, The Rhode Show.

I got to do somethings I normally don’t do…

Work with a teleprompter…
Work in a kitchen…
Hang out in the tech corner…
And talk gas prices!

Sue from As Cape Cod Turns takes her readers on a day trip to Nantucket with her day job as a personal assistant to a New York Times bestelling author.

He unlocked the tower door and we started climbing.

There’s a big football game going on for fans of the local New England football team this weekend. There’s going to be lots of parties this weekend with lots of good food. Jane from Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms features a recipe for Spicy Chicken Buffalo Dip that would be great for any party.

I actually brought this along to a BBQ and the guys couldn’t get enough of it . They added it on top of their cheeseburgers. This dip obviously has no limits.

Anne from Stowed Stuff reminds us all to hug our loved ones as much as we can while we still can.

The six year mark seems harder this year since all the days on the calendar match up perfectly. I relive the moments each year, but I think it seems harder this year. Anyway, I miss him more than ever and wish I could give him one last hug. Life is precious. Hug your dad today or call him up and tell him you love him.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of January 8, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways on the Boston Parent Bloggers member blogs. When you visit the member blog, take a moment to read a few posts. Your new favorite blogger could be right around the corner.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog and a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” spot.

JM Barrie’s Peter Pan 360 and Boston Parent Bloggers

JM Barries Peter Pan 360 Boston

Boston Parent Bloggers and their families get a sneak peek behind the scenes.

Last month, a few Boston Parent Bloggers had the opportunity to take in a performance of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan 360 that was playing in Boston at City Hall Plaza.

Gilda Alberti from Evan and Lauren’s Cool Blog was in attendance and shared her thoughts, “The show is truly breathtaking! The 360 theatre is something you have never seen and brings so much excitement to the show. Plus you feel totally immersed in the action. When the cast was flying through the air to Neverland it was absolutely amazing that it gave me chills. My kids who are 4 and 6 were awe struck by the performance. The other nice thing is that it could be enjoyed by all ages.”

Behind the Scenes at JM Barries Peter Pan 360 in Boston.

Boston Parent Bloggers and their families learn about the puppets used in the performance.

The theater also had a new twitter-friendly seating location which some of the Boston Parent Bloggers took advantage of by live-tweeting the performance. Gilda Alberti was one of the bloggers that was seated in the twitter-friendly area of the theater, “While we were at the show we were also part of a tweet up with the other bloggers in attendance. This was a really cool experience as we could be sharing our thoughts real time with each other and with our Twitter followers. We were also treated to a back stage tour after the show and the kids got to meet two of the puppets – the crocodile and Nana, and got to meet Peter Pan and Wendy! What an extraordinary experience for all involved.”

Check out what some of the other members that attended had to say about JM Barrie’s Peter Pan 360.

Thanks to Gilda Alberti from Evan and Lauren’s Cool Blog for the photos.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: New Year Edition

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerHappy New Year! Check out the new year giveways on the Boston Parent Bloggers member blogs. While you are there to enter the giveaway, take a moment to read a few posts. Your new favorite blogger could be right around the corner.

[These contests are not affiliated with Boston Parent Bloggers. Rules of entry and deadlines are determined by the individual blogs.]

*Bloggers: You must be a current member of the Boston Parent Bloggers to post. Non-member submissions will be removed. Please submit the name of your blog; a few words to describe your giveaway in the “Link Title” spot; and the end date.