Archive for November, 2009

  • Win The Toy Story Collection Rex Action Figure! ($69.99)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy! So you think I only have girly toys? Well having 2 little girls my view of fabulous toys is somewhat skewed. Well to make up for any relapse I may have had, how about this robotic Rex figure from the Toy Story collection? Are your ears perked up to know it is worth $69.99 ? Seriously you could be a superstar in your kid’s...
    by at November 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Meet Julie Cole, Co-Founder of Mabel’s Labels
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/meet-julie-cole-co-founder-of-mabels-label/ Tell me about yourself. I am one of the four co-founders of Mabel’s Labels Inc. and a busy mama of six small children ranging in age from 6 months to 9-years-old. My eldest child has autism, so I am involved in the autism community. It is a very busy life! 2. How...
    by at November 30th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Win Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD (3 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Sheila, Annamarie and Charlene! In this comedy sequel Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley.  Larry’s nocturnal friends are being retired to the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, luring him back for a hilarious, all-out battle against an Egyptian Pharaoh who plans to take over the museum… and the world!  Directed by Shawn...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Review: Spinbrush By Arm & Hammer | Kid’s Electric Toothbrush
    Tweet Timing in blogging is sometimes a little weird. My kids normally use the Colgate electric toothbrush (more for the Dora picture on it) but recently the battery ran out and on a Halloween trick or treat a house gave out (manual) toothbrushes (the dad was a dentist but seriously how cool is that?). The fact that there were Dora brushes meant both my kids forgot about...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Win The Princess And The Frog Deluxe Tiana Doll And Wardrobe Play Set
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melanie! You may be anxiously waiting the release of The Princess and the Frog movie and you may have even been ogling the Disney products for this movie after reading my review of Disney The Princess and the Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set, but Mommy Niri always saves something for you. This is the kick-off of the 12 Days...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways!
    Tweet In true Mommy Niri fashion of giving you the greatest giveaways there was no way I could let  the holidays go by without bringing you something special.  Well, make that 12 something special giveaways. With some of them having more than one winner there are sure to be many merry readers of Mommy Niri out there. So keep checking everyday and to make sure you...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Disney The Princess and The Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set Review
    Tweet The Princess and the Frog Tiana Wedding Gown Doll SRP: $16.50 Retailers: Disney Store, and DisneyStore.com Available: Now Fairy tales do come true, but you may have to kiss a frog first! Gorgeous in her green wedding gown, the Princess Tiana doll is as sparkling as the blue bayou. An adorable little figure of Tiana as her charming frog self is also included. The...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways Stores Can Make For Happier Moms!
    Tweet Black Friday (to those out of USA it is the day after Thanksgiving and one of the biggest shopping days) just passed here so while I can’t hit the sales I can surely make that the theme of today’s Friday 5. Don’t forget to catch up on the rest of the Friday 5 series. Automatic doors! You kind of think that this is common enough right? Well not...
    by at November 27th, 2009 at 08:11 am
  • I’m Thankful For You!
    Tweet Thanksgiving is quite different in my home. Without a turkey to boot being that ours is a vegetarian home, it is difficult to gain the common image portrayed of what Thanksgiving is.  Of course the thought of what you are are thankful for is a good angle to focus on. I have been struggling to find that zone to be thankful for something this Thanksgiving especially...
    by at November 26th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • What’s In Your Backpack?
    Tweet I hear her footsteps on the porch, so that means she is back from school. Dad has been the one to get her these days, and I am sure he has not bothered to even check her backpack. That exciting task has been relegated to me and a task that I dread each day. Each day I stare at the bag and procrastinate on opening that backpack. I mean seriously she is in pre-k,...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Baby Genius Brings Toys With The Beat!
    Tweet On returning from the Time To Play (top toys 2009) event I came across a few of the Baby Genius toys. My experience to Baby Genius prior to the event was mainly the videos of nursery rhymes.  I have on occasion used it to “babysit” my kids while I got some precious activity attended to. In fact the Sleepytime videos were my favorite and they actually...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Busytown Mysteries!
    Tweet When I was approached to review the Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries I was a bit unsure. Unlike most everyone my exposure to the series was very little. Stop looking so surprised, you know I did not grow up here so the television shows you are all used to I am not. But then again it is not like I have never heard of the series. A while back I saw a special...
    by at November 24th, 2009 at 05:11 am
  • My Curious George Party (And Win The DVD Too)! #AVeryMonkeyChristmas
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulation Krystal! When I was approached to host a Curious George screening for “A Very Monkey Christmas“.party I totally flipped. Curious George is not only a favorite show with my kids but mine too. Sometimes they dawdle off to their room and I stay rooted in front of the television to see what George will do. Now that either...
    by at November 21st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Annoy A Blogger!
    Tweet Dang, is it Friday already? How did that happen? I feel like I was just late yesterday writing my Friday 5, but here I am again, not really late, but not as early as I promise myself every week. Well today at least I managed to get my counters clean (well I mean clear) so you can see what color the countertops are, and that is not a pretty sight, mind you, so...
    by at November 20th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Playskool’s More Than Play Campaign!
    Tweet When I learned that Playskool had kicked off an educational initiative and was asked whether I would help promote it, I readily agreed. Anything promoting education has my name on it. I know what you are thinking: But doesn’t Playskool make toys, and so it is just playing? No way. I may not be reading the parenting books so much now but the first 2 years...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Got Content? Meet Joe Pulizzi, Author of Get Content Get Customers
    Tweet Is blogging a people’s movement? Do you think bloggers can topple corporations (maybe even governments)? I don’t view blogging as separate from individuals to corporations to governments.  Blogging as a tool can be powerful with all three groups.  Inherently, blogging today means that everyone can be publishers in five minutes.  The challenging part,...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • My Post On Anissa That I Hated Writing! #prayersforanissa
    Tweet I have been back and forth about writing a post about Anissa, I hated anything to sound too eulogy like. But I have already cried enough times as I started pouring over her older posts (thank you @phdinparenting for posting about that letter she wrote to her kids). I know the pain and support for Maddie Spohr but had never really been online in twitter-verse at...
    by at November 18th, 2009 at 07:11 am
  • Win The Wii Fit Plus Board & Jillian Michaels New Wii Game!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Cher! When the guys at Sports Authority contacted me about doing a giveaway of the Wii Fit Plus Board and Jillian Michael’s New Wii Game, I thought how ironic since I had just come back from the EA Sports Active More Workouts tour in Boston earlier in the day (I am giving one away too). Sports Authority is teaming up with...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Baked Rigatoni With Roasted Vegetables By Savor The Thyme!
    Tweet Since Thanksgiving is around the corner I really wanted a little more focus on food. I then thought of my friend Jennifer (you know the one I got lost with when returning from Type A Mom conference?) who has an awesome food blog Savor The Thyme. Being a vegetarian I gave Jennifer the challenge of creating a main vegetarian dish. This is what she whipped up, but...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • EA Sports Active Team Hits Boston (Win EA Sports Active More Workouts for Wii)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Daniel! Today I stopped by the makeshift location of the EA Sports Active team while they are in Boston promoting their latest offering “More Workouts”. I guess calling it makeshift is a poor choice of words considering the location is on the upscale Newbury Street in Boston. Boston is one of 2 places they are holding...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • K’NEX Makes A Great Building Connection!
    Tweet A while ago I was approached by Team Mom about reviewing K’NEX, and I thought why not. The closest thing I can think of describing K’NEX to would be LEGOs. You see we are a hardcore Lego family (well as hardcore as a 2 and 4 year old can be) but on my daughter’s 4th birthday she got a set of K’NEX and I could see the possibilities. I am...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Win The Corolle Vanity Bag!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Stacie! I come from having 4 sisters so girly stuff has always adorned my home.  When I was pregnant I so badly wanted a girl for the mere reason to dress her in all of that cute clothes. Now with 2 little girls our home is full of dolls and here’s the thing: I love it.   Corolle, a fabulous french doll company that designs...
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Behind The Scenes Tour At Good Housekeeping!
    Tweet I had attended a Team Mom blogger’s brunch where Good Housekeeping was one of the sponsors, and they offered guests the opportunity to tour their site. Of course I said yes. I may be behind the times but no one says no to an icon like Good Housekeeping. Although I knew I would be exhausted from being in New York all day (which normally means a 4:00am...
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Holiday Guide 2009
    Tweet Well, this is the 1st Holiday Guide of Mommy Niri. I have been back and forth about whether to create a guide this year or not but eventually caved in to how valuable it would be. This list would be a growing list with a mixture of some stuff that I have already reviewed on my blog, and some that I just loved so much that I had to mention.
    by at November 14th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Chef George Duran Teams Up with Hunt’s (2 Winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Lauralee and Divinia! If you have read my post Passing On My Prejudices, you would know I have thing about tomatoes. I don’t ever eat them directly but I love the taste they bring to food so I try to disguise the texture.  That often means me using a food processor to make it into smaller bits, or even reaching out for...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Big Annoying Things Little Kids Do!
    Tweet I know that even though you are all caught up in the chaos of the day you are now ready to relax as you get to your (hopefully) favorite part of your day reading the weekly dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Yes, I love my kids and I know that you do too, but hey come on, it is those eeny teeny annoying things that they do that drive you bananas. I know that...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Be Thankful Of Today And Win The Rwandan Peace Basket #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Cheryl! Thanksgiving is coming up so that means 2 things for most people: Turkey and also Black Friday. Not to take away anything from tradition, I respect that but Thanksgiving is also a great time to reflect. I have to admit to not being a big Turkey dinner fan (being a vegetarian you could clearly see why) or one to go crazy...
    by at November 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Children Succeed Autistic Games: Step Into Conversation
    Tweet Back in April, when I heard it was Autism month, I published several posts on Autism, including a post with Children Succeed, the makers of several games geared towards kids with autism. Since then I have received so much of requests for more information and being a topic that is so close to my heart (along with many other moms) I am featuring each of the Autism...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Chai!
    Tweet If you are a tweeter or actually know me in real life you will know there are a few things I will trade my soul for and a good chai, make that a good masala chai is one of them. Firstly let me clear some (funny and) ridiculous notions about chai out there. “Chai” means “tea” in hindi, that’s right just your basic old tea. So any tea...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Stop And Shop Shares Holiday Tips At Annual Blogger Brunch!
    Tweet Since I had vague memories of last year’s luncheon with Stop & Shop, I made a promise that this year I would relax more. My older child finishes school by 10:30am (I know too early for me too) so I took her straight from her pre-school along with my feisty 2 year old since they had childcare provided. Knowing that my kids hardly eat if children or crafts...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri Attends The “See Mom Run” Book Tour!
    Tweet I had always admired Beth Feldman (known as @rolemommy which is her twitter handle) and had finally had the opportunity at the Jillian Michaels wii launch in New York. I was over the moon when I found out she would be in Boston for the Boston leg of the See Mom Run book tour. The book, See Mom Run, sounds fabulous and I can’t wait to dig in. It is filled...
    by at November 7th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Annoying Things When I’m In The Driving Seat!
    Tweet Hey, there, are you new to the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series? If yes then welcome and thanks for stopping by but if you are a regular, then you already got that look plastered on the face and ready to get going. One of my pet peeves is all the rocking drama that happens when you get behind the wheel. Ok, yes the antics of my kiddos is enough to make any mama want...
    by at November 6th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Got Holiday Cards? Win A $25 Gift Card To Tiny Prints!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Tonya! While I was attending the Blogalicious conference, where I was also speaking, I managed to attend the cupcake suite party held by the Clever Girls Collective (trust me that name is well suited to these smart and sassy gals). While there when I was not devouring the yummy cupcakes or gulping down champagne (yes, I tell you...
    by at November 5th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Listen To Mommy Niri Live 11/5/09 9pm EST!
    Tweet While at Blogalicious I met the wonderful Ananda Leeke of the Sisterhood Blog Talk Radio. I never did get around to the video interview that she was conducting, somehow I hate watching me in videos, so we are doing a live radio interview. You will join me, right?
    by at November 4th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • It’s In The Bag!
    Tweet The journey has been long and pretty broken. I am not a handbag girl, or for that matter an accessory girl. Truth is I am no slave to fashion, heck it barely even makes a visit to my closet. Speaking of my closet it is a mixture of maternity clothing (yes my youngest is 2 years old so shut up about it) and pre maternity clothing which I never give up (that may...
    by at November 2nd, 2009 at 09:11 pm