Archive for August 2012

Meet Our Members: MaryAnne from Mama Smiles

Let’s meet MaryAnne from Mama Smiles.

What do you write about?
Parenting, learning, creativity, and play!

Where do you live?
North of Boston, Massachusetts

How long have you been blogging?
Three and a half years

Do you have a favorite blog post of your own?
Sensory Wall Mosaic Art for Kids

What are two or three of your favorite blogs to read?
ikat bag: http://www.ikatbag.com/
Blissful E: http://blissfule.me/
Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns: http://learningwithmouse.blogspot.com/

What inspired you to start a blog?
I wanted a way to capture life with young children – especially the nice moments that can be forgotten in the sleep-deprived haze of parenting!

How many children do you have?
4, agea 6, 4, 2, and a newborn

Why did you join Boston Parent Bloggers?
I wanted to connect with other local bloggers.

What are some of your favorite blogging platforms, plugins and/or tools?
I love wordpress, and favorite plugins include Akismet, Broken Link Checker, CommentLuv, and Comment Reply Notification.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of August 26, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[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” area.

Boston Parent Bloggers at #BlogHer12

Boston Parent Blogger Members snap a photo with reality-tv-star-turned-blogger Kate Gosselin. Photo courtesy of Emily Roach.

Over 30 members of the Boston Parent Bloggers took BlogHer12 event in NYC by storm in this month. The weekend kicked off with a BlogHer-bound bus sponsored by McDonald’s that transported over half of the members to New York.

There were sessions, brand meetings, and parties! Lots of time to connect with fellow Boston bloggers and new friends. Check out the posts below to get a flavor of each of the individual experiences by the Boston Parent Blogger members that represented at BlogHer!

Boston Parent Bloggers enjoy themselves at CheeseburgHer, one of BlogHer's official parties. Photo courtesy of Viola Cay.

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of August 19, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[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” area.

McDonald’s Host Boston Parent Bloggers on Bus to BlogHer

Photo Courtesy of Jodi Grundig.

McDonald’s [@McDEasternNE and @McDonalds] hosted a group of over 15 Boston Parent Bloggers bound for BlogHer in New York City on August 2nd.

On the way, the bloggers were joined by a Chef [@ChefJessRD] who discussed ways that the restaurant chain is working to offer healthier options. In addition, the bus of bloggers stopped by a roadside McDonald’s restaurant so they could sample some of the favorites under 400 calories menu including oatmeal, egg mcmuffins, strawberry lemonade, and coffee.

The BlogHer swagfest started early with aweseome McDonald’s snuggies that were handed out to all of the bloggers for the bus trip.

Thanks again to McDonald’s for hosting the Boston Parent Bloggers to BlogHer!

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of August 12, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[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” area.

Meet Our Members: Momma from Momma Kiss

Let’s meet Momma from www.mommakiss.com.

What do you write about?
life as a married but work week single mom; my passion for breast cancer research; my 2 little boys; being daughter, sister, friend, wife and mom. I tend to be snarky and I blog anon!

Where do you live?
MetroWest, Massachusetts

How long have you been blogging?
since March, 2008.

Do you have a favorite blog post of your own?
This is one of my early blogs – Mommy Farted

Still makes me laugh.

What are two or three of your favorite blogs to read?
Funny or snot: http://www.funnyorsnot.com/
Things I can’t say: http://thingsicantsay.com/
The flying chalupa http://www.theflyingchalupa.com/

What inspired you to start a blog?
I like to write, and loved to share words, just as an outlet.

How many children do you have?
2, age 4 and 6

Why did you join Boston Parent Bloggers?
Trying to see who is near me that also blogs. Not everyone “gets” it.

What are some of your favorite blogging platforms, plugins and/or tools?
Oye. Um, WordPress – I just switched. I’m not that savvy, I know how to post and edit, that’s key :)

Boston Parent Bloggers Member Giveaways: Week of August 5, 2012

Enter to Win With a Boston Parent BloggerCheck out this week’s giveaways from the member sites of the Boston Parent Bloggers. While you’re there, take a few moments to read a post or two. You never know when you might find a brand new blogger to follow.

[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” area.