Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Verizon Fios

What do I like about Verizon FIOS?

For one, right now we have an antenna, so that means snowy pictures, shows that come in with bits and pieces missing, so anything other than antenna sounds WONDERFUL to me right about now.

The first thing that I love the sound of is that it's weather resistant due to the fiber optic cable. Right now when we have wind, rain, snow or the slightest chance of anything our TV goes haywire. It would be terrific to have reliable reception and constant streaming channels.

The second thing that sounds divine is the flex-view option. The example I was given is: "you missed The King’s Speech in the theater and prefer watching it on FIOS TV on-demand from the comfort of your living room anyway. You rented it late last night and weren’t able to finish it. With Flex View on FiOS TV, you can finish watching it on your mobile phone while waiting in the car pool line." How awesome is this? I would love to be able to watch part of my show at home, then have it streaming to my phone for when I'm sitting in traffic not moving. No, I would not watch it while driving, but for those times where the turnpike is not budging, this would be perfect!

The third reason is the fast internet connection. Our internet comes and goes, and when it is functioning it's very slow. If I try to watch a video on youtube my screen says "streaming" for about 5 minutes before I'm able to watch the 40 second video clip. It's just not worth it sometimes. With Verizon FIOS I wouldn't have to worry about this!

Verizon FiOS on YouTube

Verizon FiOS on Facebook

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Verizon FiOS blogging program for a gift card. For more information on how you can participate, click here:

Friday, March 11, 2011


$25 for $50 worth of merchandise at GAP, Gapkids etc

(in stores only)

March 10-16

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Mom's the Word on Dinner

"I don't feel like eating dinner now!", "I want ice cream!" For most Moms, these are all too familiar-- and all too frequent -- demands heard by kids everywhere around 5:30 pm. Yes, as Moms we face a set of dinnertime challenges nearly every night- challenges that only another mom can understand. That's why Ragú® is launching "Mom's the Word on Dinner," an online community for moms to laugh, learn and share their take on what really happens at dinnertime.

Ragú® is teaming up with some familiar faces, including some of the fabulous ladies of Momversation™, to bring moms together to share stories and tips, celebrate the small wins and laugh about situations that only other moms can relate to. Each month, this online community will be tackling topics from how to deal with picky eaters, to getting them to eat their veggies to what's being discussed at the dinner table, with some tips from parenting expert and author, Dr. Michele Borba, and Registered Dietician, Dr. Felicia Stoler.

In addition to the ongoing fun and conversation, the Mom's the Word on Dinner community will feature videos, photos, polls, quizzes and dinner ideas with quick and easy recipes. With two full servings of veggies in every half cup of Ragú® Old World Style® Traditional pasta sauce, Ragú® provides nutritious meal options for parents to help them on their mission to feed their kids well. This wouldn't be a true community without interaction and Ragú® wants to hear what happens at dinnertime in kitchens and homes across the country! Moms can join the conversation and tell their story for a chance to be featured in a Ragú® ad in PEOPLE magazine at

Disclosure: I was entered for a chance to win a Ragú® prize package in exchange for this post. No monetary exchange took place