Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Enjoying time with family and friends...

I've really been taking some time over the past month to slow down, enjoy the moment and cherish time with my family. I love being able to partake in fun activities with the kids, friends and family and as it's starting to warm up, we are spending more time outside.

Recently, we had some late snowfall (in March!) in a quick burst. I had a chance to take a quick break and go sledding - something I haven't done for at least 20 years. It was so much fun and we were laughing all of the way!

I think spending time outside and slowing down, and being present, is so important. There's truly nothing like listening to laughter, having fun, and playing outside.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Xfinity xFi gives you the best speed, coverage and control of your in-home wifi #ad

NOTE: This is a sponsored post from Comcast about xFi.

I had been using my own modem for a few years and it's been a good experience, especially when you're trying to save a few bucks off of the monthly bill. I quickly noticed some tradeoffs, most notably not getting the full benefit of increased network speeds since Comcast's technology is always evolving, which quickly made my purchase dated technology.

I've recently changed to renting the modem, which gives a few advantages: when Comcast makes any improvements, I can just swap the modem. They have also included quite possibly, one of the best new features at no additional charge - xFi, which is only available if you're using their latest rented, in-home gateway.

xFi gives you greater control through a simple, modern, easy-to-use experience so that you can choose who can access your network at any time.

You can download the enhanced xFi experience through your mobile device app store, available for iOS or Android, which enables you to see what devices are on your home WiFi networks, troubleshoot issues, and even pause your home WiFi connections during those times you want people to be focused on things other than the internet and screens.

One great feature is that you can assign a time allowance per device (think different lengths of time per iPad) so you can ensure your kids aren't spending too much time watching videos on Youtube.

Once your modem is installed by a Comcast technician, you have quick access to your home network and can customize things easily through the enhanced xFi experience. You can do things such as:
  • Pause with a Tap: using the xFi app you can pause the network access by time, device or even user.
  • Home Network information: you can view and/or edit the home network name and password
  • Name and Organize devices: You can assign a name to each device and organize the devices
  • Who's using a device: You can create users and assign devices to them
Check out xfinity.com for more information!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Globetrotters are coming to Worcester's DCU Center on 3/23

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Worcester on March 23rd brining their all new fan-powered world tour to town!

The Globetrotters are known for their amazing feats of basketball, humor, and acts of goodwill on and off the court. And they have always been about the fans, but this year, everything they do will bring fans closer to the action more than ever before. Join them as they celebrate fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour! There will be over 20 occasions before, during and after the game where you have the opportunity to directly interact with Globetrotters stars.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

A fun, cold weekend

It's been a cold weekend here but we had fun playing outside in the snow with the kids and enjoyed some family time. The weather was crazy... we had a few inches of snow, followed by a few hours of rain and then the temperature dropped quite a bit and then made the driveway like an ice rink!

We ran errands and cleaned up things around the house. I'm always amazed how often I'm washing the kitchen floors - right now it seems to be every weekend. Is it just me? It's a wonderful thing though and I'm happy to do it.

We watched the AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Chiefs and it was pretty exciting to see the Pats win and head to their third straight Super Bowl. I can't believe that it will be 17 years to the day when the Patriots last faced the Rams, in Super Bowl XXXVI.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Xfinity X1 now has Amazon Prime Video


THIS IS A SPONSORED POST: I was compensated for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.

Recently, I attended an evening at the Revere Hotel hosted by Xfinity to announce their partnership with Amazon Prime Video. It was a wonderful evening, complete with a candy bar, a performance by a local Lindy hop group before watching the season two premiere of the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on a large movie theatre style screen.

X1 customers can now easily search Prime Video programming, by easily pressing the voice button on your remote and say "Amazon Prime Video". You can enjoy exclusive Prime Originals including Homecoming with Julia Roberts, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and more.

Other things you can do with your X1 subscription is say "Free to me" in your voice remote to enjoy free movies or other content available with your subscription. Can’t name that song that’s playing on your TV? All you have to do is ask: “What song is this?”

Comcast offers its customers free downloadable apps so you can enjoy your entertainment and communications services while on the go no matter where you are.  These apps include:

  • Stream – The Xfinity Stream app makes cloud DVR and live-in home streaming on mobile devices possible for X1 customers.
  • Xfinity My Account – helps customers manage their Xfinity services.  For example, you can schedule a callback from a Comcast representative, set up service appointments, troubleshoot devices, change your Comcast account password, and adjust your WiFi settings in one tap.
  • Xfinity Connect – provides access to features including Comcast.net e-mail; call logs and call forwarding, Universal Address Book; also includes complimentary Voice2go access, letting customers take Xfinity Voice with them on the go virtually anywhere (including overseas)  





Saturday, December 1, 2018

The PawSox annual Holiday Party is TODAY from 11-2 at McCoy! #pawsox #partner


The Pawtucket Red Sox will offer their 4th Annual "PawSox Enchanted Village" Holiday Party at McCoy Stadium today from 11 am - 2 pm. The event, in which the ballpark becomes a Winter Wonderland, is free and open to fans of all ages. Fans will also have the first opportunity to purchase a special Star Wars Plan ticket package.

Fifteen short years ago, no one would have ever thought this possible, however…since 2004 the Boston Red Sox have won not one, not two, not three, but four World Series and all FOUR trophies (2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018) will make a special appearance at McCoy Stadium from 11 am - 1 pm during today's event. Fans can get up close and personal with all four of the coveted trophies and, of course, take photos with these treasured pieces of Red Sox history. 

In addition to the trophies, a pair of former Red Sox pitchers will be live in person to meet fans. The always-popular Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, who won 16 games in 1986 to help the Boston Red Sox reach the '86 World Series and went 78-77 in 214 major league games with the Red Sox (1982-89), Montreal (1990-91), and Texas (1991), will be in attendance to take photographs and sign autographs.

Southpaw Lenny DiNardo, who pitched 22 games for the historic 2004 World Champions and has been a NESN pre and post-game host during Red Sox telecasts the past few seasons, will also be on hand in the PawSox Baseball Store with Oil Can.

Red Sox mascot Wally, mascots Paws and Sox, as well as Santa Claus will greet fans young and old. 

Furthermore, the Boston Red Sox will provide access to their "Red Sox Virtual Reality" which will be set-up in one of the McCoy suites. The Virtual Reality offers viewers a 360 degree look around Fenway Park, giving fans the experience that they are standing on the field with the players, at batting practice, in the dugout, and other fun Fenway experiences.

The Holiday Party at McCoy will feature a number of other popular attractions again this December. Fans will be greeted at the Main Gate by Paws, Sox, and Wally before traversing a special "behind-the-scenes" path throughout the ballpark. As they tour the decorated "Hall of History" and peruse the memorabilia along the walls, fans will be able to enter several "workshops" in the suites to indulge in various activities and refreshments. Carolers from Pawtucket's Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts will provide musical entertainment.

Youngsters are invited to take Batting Practice inside the home batting tunnel, which has been transformed into a Fenway Park-like Wiffle Ball field. Weather-permitting, folks can wander out from the PawSox Clubhouse to the home team dugout and to the field, where they will be greeted by a large Christmas Tree at home plate. Families are welcome to take photos around the tree.

Fans can then walk through the Visitors' Dugout and head in to the Visiting Clubhouse, which will be stocked with food and drink, including traditional ballpark fare and other refreshments.

Attendees will have the chance to visit the Player's Wives Lounge inside McCoy to shop for used equipment and artifacts during our annual "Ballyard Sale". Fans and collectors can purchase actual game-worn uniform pants, as well as bobbleheads and other one of a kind memorabilia and art work.

Fans are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child to be placed in the Toys for Tots box inside the main entrance gate. Gifts will support the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. 

NOTE: We love sharing fun things to do around town and thought our readers would love this! No compensation was provided in exchange for this post.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Red Sox Kid Nation is back for 2019!

On the heels of the historic Red Sox World Series Championship, the Red Sox Kid Nation program for 2019 launched today and will again include Rookie (free) and All-Star (paid) memberships for the youngest fans of Red Sox Nation.

Both program tiers include:
  • one (1) FREE kids ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket
  • Kid Nation loyalty points to redeem for prizes and experiences
  • 10% discount in the Red Sox team store for the 2019 season
  • Exclusive Kid Nation email newsletters
  • Access to exclusive Kid Nation events
In addition to the above, the All-Star membership includes one of three membership kits with a membership card and lanyard, baseball globe and either tee-ball set or backpack (pictured above and to the right).

More information on the program is available at redsox.com/kidnation.

NOTE: We are providing this information because we're members of the Red Sox Parents blogger initiative. From time to time we do get to participate in fun Red Sox related activities and share that information with you, our readers. No compensation was provided for this post and all opinions are our own.