Archive for June, 2009

  • Retrevo: Finding Technology Easily In A Haystack!
    Tweet You may have read my earlier post on Retrevo and Twitter providing answers while on the go, so you should know by now that Retrevo is dedicated to helping you find the correct technology. The trouble with online stores of a particular brand, is just that, they only feature a particular brand. Yes there are a few places online you have several brands featured but...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Get To See Katja Live And Snag Some Makeup Too!
    Tweet Katja Presnal of  Skimbaco Lifestyle (get to know Katja by reading my earlier post Meet Katja and you will see why she is one of the best bloggers)will be hosting her First Ever Interactive LIVE Multimedia Snazl show TODAY on Tuesday June 30, at 2PM EST! The show is part of e.l.f. Cosmetics BlogHer stories series, done by Snazl.com, and can be seen at both of...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 am
  • Meet Brian, The Dad Who Brings Kids Closer To Books!
    Tweet I cam across Brian during the focus with Hooked On Phonics. Being the only guy amongst the callers, he was the only one who did not need to introduce himself each time he spoke. I have always been intrigued when guys take strong parenting roles (as you would have read in my post, Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad and Children’s Museum Easton Celebrating Father’s...
    by at June 29th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Raising The Bar: Are Your Kid’s Pictures Online?
    Tweet When asked, as part of the TNT Mommy Blogger initiative, to review an upcoming episode of Raising The Bar I was pretty curious. Firstly you may want to know what is Mommy Niri doing on TNT or Raising The Bar. Has she gone all entertainment on you? Well, not quite., for the better part of the day I am still subjected kiddie programs . The advanced episode preview...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 3:Your Turn – Win A Foot Spa!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner -  Chrysa Duran! Thanks to our sponsors BSM media and Suave for giving Mommy Niri readers a chance to Win  Foot Spa. Read more about our sponsors in Mommy Shower Part 1 and don’t forget to see how we celebrated in Mommy Shower Part 2. Give yourself refreshing bubbles for a relaxing foot massage while you soak your feet in a comforting...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 2: The Celebration!
    Tweet This is the 2nd part in the Mommy Shower series. I hope you read all about our wonderful sponsors in the previous post. I decided to make the event as stress free as possible. It was held early so there were no kid sleeping or nap issues, and also to allow everyone to have afternoons free. I also thought allowing kids and hubbies (so they could take care of kids)...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 1: The Sponsors!
    Tweet When I was asked by the lovely folks at BSM Media if I wanted to host a Suave Mommy Shower I gleefully said yes. I attend so many kiddie birthdays in a year (and I am not kidding, I attend over 20 or 30 in a year) so I have seen a fair share of the goody bags, but none for mommy. You get kind of used to the fact of having the kids be the center of attention for...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Blogging Lessons I Have Learned!
    Tweet Blogher is a month away but the blogging talk is filling the air. First I was excited about the conference and then the word got out about the parties at night. Can you believe some evenings have 5 or more parties? Then there are public parties and some private ones (ooh the tension mounts as to whether you can get invited to one). To top it all Mommy Niri got...
    by at June 26th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 7: LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Christopher Harner *** This is the last of the 7 SEVEN glorious days of fab prizes.  A whole week of  snazzy product contests concludes with a chance to win “LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana.”  Its easy to enter the contest, just follow the details below: How to enter the contest? The contest closes on the 9th...
    by at June 25th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 6: Win DisneyFamily.com Travel Kit
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED When the folks at MomGenerations (one of my favorite blogs) asked if I was interested in hosting a giveaway along with DisneyFamily.com, I thought how perfect it was since I was hosting a contest extravaganza during the same week. The “On The Road With Family.com” kit will go one lucky Mommy Niri reader! It promises to keep those nagging...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Retrevo + Twitter = Finding Out Whether That Technology Bargain Is Truly A Bargain!
    Tweet While speaking with the folks at Retrevo (a company dedicated to matching people with electronics) on their upcoming launch of a product suite assisting the consumer make technology decisions, I learned of their new twitter application just launched. The moment I hear twitter anything my ears perks up, especially with me being a twitter fan (read addict). While...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 11:06 am
  • Day 5: Win A Too Late Watch
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Elaine Bard !!! Too Late has created a watch that can fit all your 24/7 activities, from going to school to working in the office to chilling out in an exotic beach to going out to a fancy night club. Now Mommy Niri is giving away the Too Late Watch in pink color. Its shock-proof, anti-scratch, water-proof, ultra light and designed to...
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • 5 Features In A Camera That Mommy Niri Can Live Without
    Tweet You would have heard me griping about my whole camera ordeal (if not then read more at my post on “And Then There Was Camera #3” ), and that got me thinking about what I want in a camera or more specifically (and easily) is what I don’t want. I am still trying to figure my way through the maze of choices and so far the options have been overwhelming....
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Day 4: Win Precious Girls Operation Kindness Book & Plush Toy
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nancye Davis The Precious Girls Club™, is a book series and a virtual world website for young girls aged 4 – 12.  Operation Kindness is the second book in the new series. In addition to being fun and entertaining, the stories and online destination are built on the brand’s wholesome values and faith-based messages. By providing...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Reading Is For All Seasons!
    Tweet Anyone who knows me, knows I am a strong proponent of education and reading. I grew up on the adage it is ok not to to have food (and at times we did not) but education was not debatable. To many it sounds like just a phrase about the power of education but having personally seen the drastic impact education has in life I will never take it for granted. Along...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Day 3: Baby Smarts – Gift For Soon To Be Parents
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Cynthia C !!! Baby Smarts by Jackie Silberg is a book about developmental baby games. It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents as they wait for the arrival of their baby. These stimulating games would be well received by both mommy and daddy (and the baby). Babies are so cute that parents can play with them all day. However, Baby Smarts...
    by at June 21st, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • To The Father Of My Girls!
    Tweet I am a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) and I blog. My darling husband is not fond of expensive gifts and our budget can’t quite afford it so I decided to surprise him with writing a Father’s Day post on him. Knowing my hubby he may just be a tad embarrassed by this gesture, but I am hoping he overcomes it enough to like it. So to the man who is the father...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Day 2: Win $20 Gift Card To Piggy Paint Nail Polish
    Tweet Contest Closed. Congratulations winner Christine Wember! I have never been a person gaga over being a mommy (before I became one) but when I knew I wanted a child, I wanted a girl so much I ached. I had no altruistic reason other than wanting to dress a little girl. If you saw the fashion for girls compared to boys (for that matter women compared to men) it would...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Frecklebox Brings Class To Personalized Books!
    Tweet This was one of the favorite products to review. The guys at Frecklebox created books for each of my girls and even a surprise notebook for me (I love the personalized notebook so much I have not written in it and will use it at BlogHer). Now I have across several types of personalized books. They have ranged from lazer printed pages attached to picture pages...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 05:06 pm
  • Day 1: Natural Toothpaste & Rinse Contest (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulation to the winners Emily Cibelli and Mindy. Mommy Niri continues to introduce healthy products on her blog. After organic clothing, organic candies and getting kids to veggies, Mommy Niri brings Natural Oral Hygiene Products from The Natural Dentist. I could not believe what we have been putting in our mouth for so many years until...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • June Contest Extravaganza!
    Tweet In celebration of having the best (and most loyal) supporters ever, Mommy Niri wanted to thank her readers with a week of contests. You heard that right, 7 SEVEN glorious days of fab prizes. That is a whole week of chances to grab some snazzy products. That is news not to sneeze at right?This is also to celebrate: The launch of  Mommy Niri’s Facebook Fan...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait For BlogHer ’09
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I am going to delve on something into something that has been playing on my mind BlogHer 09 (for those not in the know, and I can’t believe anyone would not know especially if you are a reader of Mommy Niri, BlogHer is the Women’s blogging conference).  I await the BlogHer conference (a special shout out to...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Niri Launches Facebook Fan Page!
    Tweet Ok, so I really hate the term fan page but I could not change it so I guess I am stuck with it. I would have rather had a page called Mommy Niri reader page. The term fan for some reason concocts an image of a superstar of sorts and I hate anything that bears resemblance to creating levels or classes. Anyway I thought there were several benefits to having this...
    by at June 16th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Karito Kids: It’s More Than Just Dolls!
    Tweet I had heard about Karito Kids briefly some time back (in a very glowing light) but it was only when a month ago I was contacted by the company Kids Give to see if I was willing to do a review of the dolls, I began to look closer. Note, I have 2 little girls so dolls are a dime a dozen in my home but I knew that the Karito Kid’s dolls were something a lot...
    by at June 15th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Children’s Museum Easton Celebrating Father’s Day
    Tweet Located in a historic Old Fire Station in North Easton, MA, The Children’s Museum in Easton is an educational, cultural, and social learning center for children and families focusing on children ages 1-8. The museum has over 3 floors of interactive exhibits and 100s of programs that allow kids to explore. In celebration of Father’s Day, the Easton Museum...
    by at June 15th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Win A Selection Of Little Debbie Muffins (3 Winners)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** When I opened the Little Debbie muffins sample pack of 5 varieties, I knew that some one must have read Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 : Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate as each box came with 6  individually packed muffins. The kids can have some and I don’t have to worry packing the others.  I guess this  is what mommies want....
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • 10-10-10, A Life Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch
    Tweet Suzy Welch is a noted journalist, columnist for The Oprah Magazine, and wife to Jack Welch (the legendary CEO of GE). Her new book 10-10-10, Ten Minutes, Ten Months, and Ten Years, A Life Transforming Idea is about making good decisions. Ten minutes, ten months, and ten years refer to short term, mid term, and long term impact of your decisions. It’s a new approach...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs Of Bad Customer Service!
    Tweet As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy  Niri has decided to speak on a topic that has been niggling her for a while, Customer Service, or rather Bad Customer Service.  Surprising, isn’t it, that in an economy that is struggling to stay afloat, people have the audacity to display poor customer service? Here are a few of Mommy Niri’s pet...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • And Then There Was Camera #3!
    Tweet That’s 3 times this week. Yes, 3 times that I was ready to take a perfect shot and my camera died on me. I guess I should be glad it was just batteries with this camera. My camera woes did not begin just here. My saga started around 6 or more years ago when I got the first digital camera (aka camera #1 an Olympus) which was fine until Baby #1 came along....
    by at June 11th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Win An Autographed Copy Of Guide To Pirate Parenting,
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Parenting books (seem to) target women to a large extent. It might be that reason that men don’t read them, or maybe they just do directions (or instructions). Ok, no arguing on that point as it is Father’s Day is fast approaching. In enters Tim Bete, author of Pirate Parenting,  with his fresh approach to parenting. Bring the...
    by at June 10th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Alliance Against Childhood Obesity
    Tweet Childhood Obesity is the nation’s leading health problem.  Well, I guess that is not news as we have known this for years. However , only now  we are seeing some significant movement – The American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation have formed  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. It would be interesting to see how the...
    by at June 9th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Niri At Diane Birch’s Launch Concert In NYC
    Tweet When I received an invite from Katja to the Diane Birch’s CD Release party in NYC, it was a no brainer that I was going to join in. Yes, the drive would be a daunting one but I am no shrinking violet when it comes to adventures. After finally getting to the City Winery, where it was held, I got to mingle with all my favorite bloggers: Katja Presnal (Skimbaco...
    by at June 8th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate!
    Tweet Ok, ok I know Mommy Niri is the latest she has ever been in publishing her Friday 5 series for this week, but truth of the matter is Mommy Niri badly needed some SLEEP.  Now those who know me well that I am not one to ever choose sleep over blogging but I guess my late night in NYC with some of my blogging buddies at the Diane Birch CD release party (and you...
    by at June 5th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Meet Katja, Mom Blogger Extraodinaire
    Tweet I have known about Katja Presnal, blogger at Skimbaco Lifestyle, for a long time but when I met her at the Today’s Mom Book Event (yes the one with Sarah Ferguson as the special guest) I was ecstatic beyond words. Look in the blogging world the Katja‘s of the world are our celebrities. Here are a few questions I asked Katja to get to know her better. How...
    by at June 3rd, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Win A Basket Of Organic Candy and A T-Shirt
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Have you read my previous post, Organic Candy That You Have Been Waiting For, about SurfSweets? In celebration of Father’s Day, SurfSweets is hosting a contest for Mommy Niri readers. The winner will get a basket of organic candies and a T-shirt. It is easy to enter the Organic Candy contest by following the guidelines below. The...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 06:06 pm