Archive for September, 2009

  • Robin Miller Introduces Euro-Pro’s Ninja Kitchen Master Prep!
    Tweet So you know how some people are all about certain channels which they love? Well Mommy Niri is a total Food Network junkie. I never get to watch the shows normally during the day as I limit television viewing for my kids but I am known on occasion to sneak snippets in. Well when I heard that Food Network star Robin Miller (She hosts Quick Fix Meals) was going...
    by at September 29th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Gary Hirshberg, CEO Of The Organic Stonyfield Farm, Introduces YoBaby Meals!
    Tweet hWhen I received the invitation to attend the Stonyfield Blogger event memories of my girls being babies and eating came flooding back. If you don’t know by now, though in honesty you would be hard pressed to find someone who has not heard of Stonyfield, Stonyfield is the makers of organic yogurt among other things. If you were a mama like me, who was not...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Win Tickets to SteveSongs Live Show in Boston on Oct 10th
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!!! CONGRATULATIONS LORI! The lovable music teacher from PBS KIDS show, Steve Roslonek (SteveSongs), is coming to Boston. The LIVE show will be performed at: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA at 10:30am and 3pm on October 10th You can buy the tickets in advance  for $12.50 at 781-646-4TIX or $15 on the day of show. MommyNiri...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Win Autographed SteveSongs DVD
    Tweet Check out Curious George DVD contest closing on 11/29 *** SteveSongs CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Susan! *** Win SteveSong’s DVD (autographed, with your kid’s names) from singer-songwriter Steve Roslonek also known as children’s entertainer. Steve now comes in PBS KIDS morning show as the music teacher. Share your favorite children’s...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Win Family Pack Tickets To The Opening Night Circus Show (Boston)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Carol! Great news for Mommy Niri fans. Mommy Niri is one of Feld Entertainment’s Feld Family Activators (FFAs) which means I get to share some pretty special deals for you. You can get special discounted tickets to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus shows. Purchase  a  4- ‐pack  of  tickets  for ...
    by at September 27th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • My Healthy Choice Party
    Tweet So a while back I reviewed and held a (very successful) contest for Healthy Choice. When I was approached to host a Healthy Choice House Party there was no way I was going to say no. It was meant to coincide with the Emmy Awards but I decided to hold mine earlier since the kids have early bedtimes, and it was just as well as the girls were under the weather. ...
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Do When You Are Invited To My Party!
    Tweet So here we are, Friday again. Seems to arrive pretty fast I think, except when you are waiting for it. Here I am at Type A Mom conference in Asheville, North Carolina, missing on the nightly escapades all because I know that you love the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series.  Speaking about parties, that is just what this week’s rendition is about. Here are a few...
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Win Zhu Zhu Pet, The Electronic Hamster
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! After hosting the Zhu Zhu Pets Party, we realized how popular the toy is. People just loved it. The toy, with built-in artificial intelligence, is just too smart. It knows when to back off, when to turn right or left. The Zhu Zhu toy is now hitting the stores – Amazon and Toys R Us. On popular demand, Mommy Niri brings the Zhu Zhu pet...
    by at September 22nd, 2009 at 07:09 am
  • September 23rd Is National Family Game Night!
    Tweet This Wednesday, September 23, so you can be a part of the first-ever National Family Game Night! On this day, Hasbro is encouraging families across America to spend an evening at home playing games together to reconnect and reenergize relationships. I was fortunate enough to meet with the guys from Hasbro at BlogHer and just received a shipment of a nice selection...
    by at September 21st, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Win $100 OfficeMax Gift Card For An Exceptional Teacher!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations to PJ Mullen! Did you know teachers spend an average of $1200 of their own money on classroom supplies each year? That’s $4 billion annually! That’s why OfficeMax joined with Adopt-A-Classroom to create “A Day Made Better“—a national cause event founded to erase teacher-funded classrooms. This year, “A...
    by at September 20th, 2009 at 12:09 pm
  • Win A Month’s Supply Of Dropps Laundry Detergent (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED !!! A few months ago I was approached to try out the Dropps Laundry Detergent. We had just bought a new washer and it took only high efficiency “he” type detergents. Thankfully it was marked he. There have been several all-in-one type detergents, but Dropps is truly different. If you recall I enjoyed trying out the Purex 3-1in-1 laundry...
    by at September 19th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Win A Poster Print From Digital Room!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Ketty! The holidays are around the bend and holiday pictures are always the buzz, but how about surprising your loved ones with a poster capturing the beat of summer? When you are knee deep in snow outside such a poster adorning your wall is sure to ward off any winter blues you may have. Well, lucky for you Digital Room is sponsoring...
    by at September 19th, 2009 at 04:09 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Moms Have Super Powers!
    Tweet Hey there, if you are new here this is part of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. If you aren’t you already know that this is where the fun is. This week let’s talk about those amazing powers we have. We may not wear a cape but mess with a mama and you may just get zapped. Remover of all boo-boo’s! Ever seen how no matter how quickly that...
    by at September 18th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 For Wii!
    Tweet Mommy Niri With Jillian Michaels Although I am not a fitness fanatic (I know, I know I could do with a visit to that alley) even I had heard of Jillian Michaels. The shredheads tweeting on Twitter and along with her  in”The Biggest Loser” has made her an icon of sweet pain.  When I heard of Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum 2010 event, I knew that...
    by at September 18th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Win Childcare For A Year With Care.com!
    Tweet Imagine having a year’s worth of chilcare paid for! Imagine having the stress of having to get that money wiped from your life for a year! With the economy as tight as it is I do not need to do any convincing on this at all, do I? Care.com is offering you a chance to win $12,455 ! Who is Care.com? Care.com helps you find local child care, special needs care,...
    by at September 15th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Dress The Homeless And Feel Good With Lands’ End
    Tweet While at BlogHer the Lands’ End team offered to send us a FeelGood sweater shipped to our home. At the time I was just appreciative of one more swag item I would not have to tote, but when it arrived home I was amazed at how soft it was. Now, with the purchase of every FeelGood Sweater, Lands’ End is helping many families stay warm. With their FeelGood...
    by at September 14th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Macy’s and Feeding America “Come Together” To Fight Hunger
    Tweet COME TOGETHER, a fundraising campaign by Macy’s, aims to feed 10 million people suffering from hunger. The campaign encourages people to host special dinners and ask their guests to pledge a donation to Feeding America. In return, Macy’s will match these donations dollar-for-dollar until the total goal of 10 million meals is reached. People can...
    by at September 12th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Win Macy’s $25 Gift Card
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy from ClickClackMom The Macy’s and Feeding America Come Together program to fight hunger is one that definitely needs support. In support of  the program Mommy Niri will be giving one of her lucky readers a $25 Macy’s Gift Card! You know you want it so enter now! The contest closes on the September 20th, 2009....
    by at September 12th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That You Are A Blogger!
    Tweet Ok, still officially Friday and so it means that it is time for Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 series. Well this week with my 5 signs of a blogger, I  may be just  revealing too much. Stats are important to you. You monitor it with a gusto but  (hopefully) not against other bloggers but with comparison to yourself and previous months (or days). When you do worse...
    by at September 11th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • The Great Sprout Tuck In!
    Tweet Sprout is one of our favorite channels at home, and with a 2 and 4 year old it should come as no surprise. The preschool channel is one that I can feel safe as it is a24 hour channel targetted well for that age.  I have to admit though that the bedtime show is not one that my kids get to watch since the are often tucked away by then (and this mom blogger is...
    by at September 10th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Help California Raisins Win The Juiciest Award (You Can Win Too)!
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Vickie, Marilyn & Madeliene Here’s the thing, raisins are a mama’s best friend. I get all gooey happy seeing my girls eating them because I know that it is not candy. Can you think of a better snack food that is not messy, non sodium loaded and also very healthy?  Well the grapevine has some even more exciting...
    by at September 9th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Watch On Snazl: Beauty Makeovers Wednesday 9pm EST!
    Tweet Week 5 brings us to Beauty makeovers. Thanks to E.L.F makeup and a wonderful makeup artist Laurie we were able to have a fun makeup party. Don’t worry I captured some tips for you too (and trust me they are amazing tips).  I know you are thinking lucky Mommy Niri, but you can win your own makeup kit by attending the snazl party. I promise to post more details...
    by at September 8th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Mousse Temptations By Jell-O Is My Decadent Pleasure!
    Tweet UPDATE (8/16/2010): See the latest flavor Chocolate Mint Sensation UPDATE (1/10/2009): See Jello Mousse & Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape for Wii Party When I was approached to try the new Jello I was a bit on the skeptic. I know many people are crazy about it but truthfully I come from the old British traditions in South Africa of thinking Jello (or...
    by at September 8th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • Win Wall Graphic Print From UPrinting (2 Winners)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Kerrie Mayans & Janna McNeil UPrinting.com is a leading online printing company that provides high quality printing at the most affordable prices. For over 25 years, U-Printing has been a trusted leader in online printing, featuring its signature easy-to-use website and the famous Free File Review, a complimentary proofing...
    by at September 7th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Zhu Zhu Pets: Finally A Mess Free Pet!
    Tweet Mommy Niri’s Win Zhu Zhu Pet’s Contest closes on October 11th. I have a huge love for dogs and so is my hubby, but since we live in New England which is known for its snowy winters, we never owned a dog for fear of the messy home. Fast forward a few years later our home is as messy as can be with our 2 little girls yet the thought of adding more...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Meet Dr. Rooney, A Dentist Exploring The Use Of Natural Oral Care Products!
    Tweet A few months ago I had reviewed The Natural Dentist products of Oral Care. When I heard of them again regarding a local dentist who also has been using the products of The Natural Dentist I jumped at the opportunity. Look, it is one thing to hear a product is all natural but the questions of effectiveness needs to be addressed and who better than a dentist. I...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 03:09 am
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Not To Say To Someone Who Just Lost A Job!
    Tweet Ok, so it is called Friday 5 and I know that means it supposed to appear ON Friday but I am sure you read “They Let me Go…” so give me some bandwidth here. For so many people the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series has been an anticipated read and trust me I look forward to writing it too.  Well this week I will (as usual) focus on what’s on my...
    by at September 4th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • They Let Me Go…
    Tweet It was a call I had dreading, well somewhat. Actually I had stopped expecting it so it was a surprise. When hubby called to say those words, the belated breakfast that I had been dying to eat tasted like charcoal in my mouth. I mean we should be experts of this in my home right? I mean we have gone through enough lay-offs and should be immune to it, right? But...
    by at September 3rd, 2009 at 08:09 am
  • SnazL Week 4: Brushing And Bathing!
    Tweet The 4th week of SnazL Stories has arrived quickly and I guess it is time to get to mommy business and share some tips and tricks. Brushing And Bathing is our theme this week. All stories will be about how you get your kids to brush their teeth or make bath time fun. Well join in to share your bathing and brushing tricks and tips come on over Wednesday at 9pm...
    by at September 1st, 2009 at 10:09 pm