Archive for May, 2010

  • It’s Memorial Day!
    Tweet I was caught having a day out with my family but without a camera (I know bad blogger). I happened to walk across Boston Common and the sight of thousands of flags staked in the ground caught my eye. Man I wish I had my camera, but I did capture a little in the video. Upon investigation I found there were 20,000 flags, one for every fallen soldier and sailor hailing...
    by at May 30th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win Senseo Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lynn! So we got the Senseo. We are somewhat decent coffee drinkers, more of tea drinkers. So when we occasionally want a good cuppa we sometimes reach for the (sigh) instant coffee. Yes, we have a filter machine (albeit not a good one) but since we don’t drink a lot we don’t believe it is worth the effort for just one...
    by at May 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • African Dwarf Frog Eco-Aquarium From Wild Creations! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Laura There’s nothing like learning about nature than to see it in front of you. Problem with most “pets” is that the bulk of the feeding and cleaning falls on the shoulders of parents. Shoulders, I might add, that are so overloaded with responsibility that parents opt not to get a pet as they feel it too much....
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Can The Pouchee Hold It All?
    Tweet So I am in the throes of trying to find an ideal handbag. The one big stumbling block is the reluctance to spend money on myself. I guess since I have bought so many cheaper bags (and dealing with the consequences of it) I should invest. In the meantime I am moving stuff from one bag to another which is annoying at the least. My bag also ends up being a catch-all...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • Silly Bandz And Other Little Things I Learnt At Sandbox Summit
    Tweet 1. The top selling toy on Amazon is not Barbie, Lego or video games but Silly Bandz. 2. Nearly half of top 100 apps in iTune stores are for pre-K and elementary kids (iLearn – A Content Analysis of iTunes App Store’s Education Section, Joan Ganz Cooney Center). 3. Traditional television is evolving to give audiences what they want (anytime anywhere...
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Top Picks For Parties!
    Tweet I have been lucky to come across a few products recently that came in handy when I held my 3 year old and 5 year old’s joint birthday party. You Cake You Cake creates personalized toppers for cakes. They had created the Mommy Niri logo topper for my Mom Nite Out and offered to create one for my girl’s cake. The topper itself is not pricey and start...
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Cinderella Sports A Tattoo!
    Tweet There was no way we could resist not taking a picture of Cinderella sporting a tattoo. I would have loved to have a picture of her drinking beer but no such luck!
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win “Giada at Home” Cook Book and Food Network CD
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy! The countdown to the next food network star is already underway (12 days to go and counting).  This is one contest that is always a tough one as you win your own show. It is about cooking, cooking well, cooking with style but most important cooking with your own style. The line up looks vibrant and quite diverse so this...
    by at May 24th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The Tale Of Mommy Niri, A Mall And A Mom’s Night Out!
    Tweet So on May 6th Mommy Niri co-hosted a Mom’s Nite Out (part of the National Mom Nite Out) with the Burlington Mall, in MA. Last year I learned, when I took part in the 1st National Mom’s Nite Out, that although being online is great – meeting people IRL (in real life) is great. Well this year I decided to make it even more awesome I combined my...
    by at May 22nd, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The White Elephant Hotel Residences At Nantucket!
    Tweet We were just drooling over our Atlantis media trip and already restless with very itchy feet so when we were invited to head to The White Elephant hotel residences at Nantucket there was no arm twisting involved. I must confess though hotels don’t make me very excited, well I better quickly add hotels with kids. See I am a light packer but for my kids I...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win The Tooth Fairy DVD (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rebecca and Deb! Filmed in Vancouver, Tooth Fairy is a comedy fantasy film starring Dwayne Johnson as title character along with Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews. As the story goes hardcore hockey player Dwayne bursts the bubble to “poor” kid about the non existence of the tooth fairy. After some scenes that could only...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Scholastic’s Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch (Giveaway 5 Winners)!
    Tweet We go through books like food, in fact, maybe even more than that. I dread when the school sends that Scholastic order form in my PreK kid’s backpack, as I find it hard to resist buying the books. Since my kids have been in the cooking mood, both with their play kitchen and also with their pretend play restaurant they enact, I thought that this book was worth...
    by at May 17th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live Hits Boston (BOGO Discount Code)!
    Tweet Photo Caption The entire cast of STORYTIME LIVE!, including Dora in her princess costume! Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg Last year the only show that my frugal (read cheap) hubby actually paid full price tickets to was to see Dora Live. The fact that I had 2 little hardcore Dora fans at home prompted the purchase but we were pretty skeptical of their worth as our...
    by at May 16th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Snow White Hits Wilbur Theater In Boston! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anandhi! No one needs to tell you the story of Snow White, right. In fact that is what so beautiful about it, there are so many subtle variations that it is like a good homecoming knowing what comes next. Movies are always amazing but theater has its own beauty that is hard to rival. In fact I had really assumed my younger kids...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Big Bloggers Need To Be Nice To Small Bloggers!
    Tweet I know those adjectives “big” and “small” suck but go with my poetic heading, which is easier on the ears than it’s polictically correct cousin. For the rest of this post though my point is those bloggers who are a little more established, not necessarily writing for longer but more in the limelight – or maybe blog-light, compared...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Hydration Please!
    Tweet Papa! I put the lotion all by myself.
    by at May 11th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Why I Won’t Let Someone Make Me Feel Like I Don’t Belong!
    Tweet I was at an event in NYC earlier in the year when a blogger, who identified enough with me (I am glad she did) and confided “Don’t you hate these things where you feel left out!”. I answered no. Many of the famous bloggers would, I am sure, want only the top people in their presence. When you are a lil old blogger trying to find your footing...
    by at May 11th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Barilla Pasta – A Favorite In My Home! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer! I review many products, some I like, some I don’t, and some are in-between. There are few that I can safely declare that I use in my home. Barilla pasta is one of them.  Don’t call me a food snob, I have dabbled in other (cheaper) brands but have decided to sticky with Barilla as most of them lack firmness...
    by at May 10th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Happy Mother’s Day!
    Tweet Wishing all my readers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Mother’s Day Round-up!
    Tweet There are so many cool things happening around for Mother’s Day and although I caught the tail end of it, here is a teeny-tiny round-up. Feel free to leave any more in the comments below. Oh, and have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Contrary to what you many feel at times – you deserve it! Some interesting reads Happy Mother’s Day! Friday 5:...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Want For Mother’s Day!
    Tweet So Mommy Niri has not posted anything for the Friday 5 Series for a while. I have been so busy rushing around with so many personal and blogging commitments that I began to resent just writing something. Then I said I should stop. Friday 5 was one of my favorite things and I did not want to have these negative feelings about it. I control the blog and not the...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Win The Sothys Face Care with Helianthus and Rosemary Comfort Mask!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Shellie. I don’t spend much (read any) money on makeup but skincare on the other hand is another matter. Of course recent economy stabilities have had an impact on my spending so I have had to make do with less than flattering results. Here is my theory – this is the one skin that we have. How we take care of it...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • What Do Mom Bloggers Want For Mother’s Day?
    Tweet I have been back and forth trying to figure out what I wanted for Mother’s Day so I thought this would be the perfect time to ask some of my favorite online (and offline) friends. Allison McDonald What do I want for Mother’s Day this year? Well it’s too soon to ask to be in labour, although you better believe I hope that is what my husband...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Wishes
    Tweet
    by at May 4th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Time To Play Spring Showcase!
    Tweet So I headed off to the Time To Play showcase in NYC, and how could I not. I have 2 little girls so toys are a big part of our life. There were several toys to check out though I must admit I wish there were more real outdoor toys. True they did have a huge swingset in the middle of the room from Backyard Discovery but you know what I mean. After listening to...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • Daffodil Festival At Nantucket!
    Tweet We were fortunate enough to have our first trip to Nantucket coincide with the Daffodil Festival.  Blessed with very cooperative weather and vibrant colors we were in awe of the entire festival. No elbow-digging, foot stepping crowded event this was. Fun and frolic and a perfect family outing. A special thanks to the guys over at The White Elephant hotel residences...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The Corolle Bebe Charmeur Doll And Red Fuschia Carriage Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amber! So Mother’s Day is approaching. It is. We may not be able to trust yours truly to come through but maybe we can come through for a little mommy (or daddy). The one thing I love about dolls is the nurturing they teach.  Though I have not seen this particular doll I can say safely that having seen several of Corolle...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • Photoworks – A Personalized Gift For Mom!
    Tweet I was approached to test drive the Photoworks new site and though I used to spend a lot of time before buying prints and photogifts I have to admit that I have not explored too much in a while. I have to admit so much has changed. Uploading of files is so fast, no more waiting while you watch the “working…” sign forever. The preview ability also...
    by at May 1st, 2010 at 08:05 pm