Archives for April 2011

GE Momsperience

Back in January, I stopped by the GE Booth at a Blogging conference called Blissdom. I was drawn to this shiny and beautiful GE washer and dryer in all its glory. Since mine look like this…   you can see why I was drawn to them. I chatted with the representatives and learned that this […]

MetrowestMamas and CharleneChronicles

After a post from a Facebook fan, I realized I better explain more about the resurgance of Metrowest Mamas. It has been on my list of things to write, but something has always popped in front. For those of you who have been with me since the beginning, you first knew me as Metrowestmama on Twitter, […]

Dr. Karp Visits Isis Parenting

Have you heard of Dr. Karp? He is the author of The Happiest Baby and The Happiest Toddler books and DVD series. Most have heard of him from his discovery of the “Calming Reflex” to soothe fussy babies in minutes and help any baby sleep an extra 1-3 hours a night. The cool thing is that […]

Green Ideas All Year Long

Earth Day has come and gone. As the tweets, posts, TV and radio ads die down, I wonder how can we continue to the momentum? Especially with our kids. How can we teach them that green living (even light green living) should be something done everyday and not just one day a year? I asked […]

The Toddler Diet

I am back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Lest you think I am bragging, however, keep reading. I have lost the weight by not eating. Yes. I said it. I barely eat. But again, if you think I am bragging, let me state that while I can fit into my pre-pregger jeans, I still have a […]

Light Green Ideas

As Earth Day looms, I admit I am not very green. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am more light-green because I drive an SUV, don’t remember reusable bags at Whole Foods, reach for paper towels instead of actual towels and diaper using disposables. Anyone else in the same boat? So while I may […]

Mini Marathon Monday

Today is “Marathon Monday” in Boston, which I am very familiar with (after running 5 of them). If you can get out to the marathon route with the kids, it can be a fun experience to share. Before you go, get them into the fun by making big signs to cheer the runners. Just pack […]

Copyright Violations

Like I have time for this crap, but I got a DM this morning from a fellow (awesome) blogger (who has obviously got my back) that read: “Hi Char!! I wanted to tell you – someone is using your video on this blog post…” Oh yeah. (P.S. I am not linking to said blog post […]

To Whom it May Concern

Dear Apple, BestBuy, Radioshack and Ritz Camera. I would just like to point out that I am a Mommy Blogger. While I hate the term, and it is very limiting as I am much more than that (both as a Blogger and as an individual), it is a fitting classification for my particular point in […]

Dessert Alternative

I love dessert, but I know it is something I can’t have everyday; for my waistline and my nutrition. Yet, I often still crave something sweet, which is when I bring in the dessert alternative! Mine is yogurt, with a twist. I use 0% fat plain greek yogurt to start. I suggest greek yogurt (if […]

Roly Poly Balls

I have a little boy who seems to be bent on destroying the house. Toys that aren’t designed to be thrown, ricochet off the floor. In the eyes of a 17 month old, that 10 pound plastic toy is totally fun to toss against the wall. Those wooden toys I was buying because I wanted […]