Archive for July, 2010

  • Win A Lunch Kit From Thermos And Mommy Message Cards Too.
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Chhaya! Like it or lump it Back To School time is around the corner. With Back To School comes lunch time.  Whether you dislike the lunch dished out at school cafeterias  (which I do) or simply prefer to pack lunch for your child, you know the lunch box is an important part. One of the companies I trust with containers is Thermos....
    by at July 30th, 2010 at 10:07 pm
  • Zulily Discount For Mommy Niri Readers – Save $10 Off $50
    Tweet You would recall a while back I mentioned the online store Zulily (this is a link with my invitation code), the members only shopping site. You invite a friend and you can get $10. Yes, the same one that offers designer clothing at bargain prices. Since they don’t need to store large supplies, it also means they pass that savings onto you. I guess that also...
    by at July 28th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • A Review Of Pop On Pals Amusement Park
    Tweet When I was offered the Pop On Pals Amusement Park I was trying to figure out if I wanted to take a look at more toys. The only reason I was eager to check it out was the fact that playsets seem to hold a much longer. I love the little doll houses and slides etc they hold hours of pretend fun for the kids and truthfully a way for my 3 and 5 year old to actually...
    by at July 28th, 2010 at 04:07 pm
  • A Girlfriend’s Guide To BlogHer!
    Tweet So I have been seeing posts and talks about BlogHer and I really did not want to post this. I mean even though I have been to BlogHer before these posts are starting to make me feel like I should be more involved. Seriously stalking the #BlogHer10 hashtag crazily means you should #getalife. So why in the world am I writing this post? Well I feel I have to get it...
    by at July 27th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Win Kleenex For A Month!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laptop TV Mom! So you would have read about my little girl’s and my trip to Kentucky, well the kind folks at Kleenex wanted to offer my readers something special. You can win a month’s supply of Kleenex Sneeze Shield to give away to one of my lucky readers. To win just leave a comment with a back-to-school tip or even...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • A Limo, A School Bus And A Teacher In Kentucky!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was approached by The Motherhood and Kleenex (and for an awesome contest I am giving away a month’s supply of Kleenex sneeze shield) about attending a pre-Kindergarten event with my lil Kindergarten-to-be girl. At the time my little girl had been doing a Kindergarten summer camp and was having a rough start. My being away for a few days...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 07:07 pm
  • Meet The Irresistible Liz Strauss!
    Tweet I met Liz Strauss a year ago a few nights before the actual BlogHer conference in 2009 in Chicago. I have no idea how it happened but I was seated at a table with the likes of Liz, and the guys behind Blog Talk Radio, Whrrl and more amazing companies. Needless to say I was intimidated. I was in awe of the conversation and barely spoke to her. Liz is amazing and...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 06:07 am
  • My God Is On A Timeout!
    Tweet So my trip to Utah for Evo also landed me in a late night conversation with some of my favorite girls. So some of the girls were Mormon, or rather LDS (Latter Day Saints as I learnt was the proper term) and come on, you can’t not want to ask oodles of questions. So I did. For me the generalization and assumptions is what annoys me. Trust me I come  from...
    by at July 22nd, 2010 at 06:07 am
  • Better For BlogHer: Diet Starts Monday!
    Tweet Well actually Wednesday. Make that a Wednesday a few weeks ago. Or rather getting healthy not dieting 2 weeks ago. When I was contacted about attending a luncheon at BlogHer by Healthy Choice I accepted. Then I was offered to be part of a program about getting healthy by BlogHer. I have seen those posts about what to wear for BlogHer. Most annoy me as I love being...
    by at July 20th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Motorola’s Latest Hands-Free Device – H17txt With Motospeak (Giveaway)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Carol Y. So you know I got the new iPhone and until then text messages were just messages (and actually whined about receiving since my payment plan charged an arm and a leg for each one) I received and barely sent out. More so because my fat fingers could never type properly and my old phone did not make it easy. I know campaigns...
    by at July 20th, 2010 at 10:07 am
  • Sharing Silly Banz And Doing Good! #77kids
    Tweet So when the discussion surrounding our efforts in Boston to put together an event by 77Kids (the children’s department at American Eagle) and The Motherhood I was still at Evo in Utah. While trying to hash and rehash ideas as to what we could do as we joined other mom bloggers, 77 of them, Do Good at the same time all around the country I was glad that we...
    by at July 17th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • What Would You Allow Your Daughter To Wear To The Beach?
    Tweet Last year I was at a beach and was surprised to see a mom standing with her daughter buck naked rinsing off the sand from one of those outside showers outside the change room. I was finding it difficult to tear my eyes away and was trying hard not to walk up to the mom of what looked like a 5 year old girl to ask her to use the bathroom inside. I saw loads of...
    by at July 17th, 2010 at 07:07 pm
  • An Ode To My Old Phone (And Hello iPhone 4)!
    Tweet I waited for the day. May 25th. I did. It was the day my phone contract expired. I was riding out my contract and trying hard not to be frustrated with my phone. So while I will be sure to share several posts about my new iPhone 4 – I wanted to bid farewell to my old phone (scroll to the bottom to see photo suggestions of this) . To my old flip phone, who...
    by at July 12th, 2010 at 07:07 pm
  • Street Surfing Whiplash Wave Scooter and The Let’s Move Campaign! (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations H. Walker! Kids move. You can’t really fight it. The best you can do is go with the flow. Just make it safe. A while back I met the guys from Street Surfing and heard about their amazing support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign They are giving away 1800 wave boards to schools around the country to help with...
    by at July 10th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • So They Let Me Speak At Evo!
    Tweet You know how people always say that there is a good thing to everything than happens (or is that just me)? Well when I was asked to be a keynote speaker at Evo Conference – The evolution of women in social media, I was amazed. I know heavy, right? The team Rachael and Jyl had heard my soppy stories of South Africa and thought they were inspiring. I just thought...
    by at July 9th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • 5 Things That Surprised Me At Evo!
    Tweet Yes, I am slow – deal with it. I figured I better hit 2 stones with my Friday 5 series and a mini roundup of Evo. Here are 5 things that  amazed me. Some of the speakers were strangers (to me). After having attended so many conferences you get to see exactly the same people speak. Here there were new blogger and brand faces and I loved that. It certainly...
    by at July 8th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • Despicable Me – I’ve Seen It And … (Giveaway – 3 winners).
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations John, Michelle, Dawn! I swear I have been going crazy inside as I have seen the special screening of the movie Despicable Me on June 10th and have been asked to remain hushed about it until recently. I remember being only mildly excited about going to see the movie. Oh, don’t get me wrong, this mama loves movies but the screening...
    by at July 5th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Summer Snippets (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest closed! Congratulations Courtney! There are so many little summer goodness stuff that has been pouring in, and truthfully more to come. I decided to put in a post with a few products I have been looking at and even give a few of them to some lucky reader. The package you can win is: Episencial Sunny Sunscreen (included in giveaway) You know that thing...
    by at July 3rd, 2010 at 05:07 am