Archive for May, 2011

  • Pumpkin Growing Contest?
    Tweet It is only May, I know. Mommy Niri is normally behind so how come I am talking pumpkins in May instead of October? My wonderful neighbor Jerelyn thought of this fabulous idea to get a few of us in the neighborhood to join in a friendly pumpkin growing contest. Tell me that is not cool? To help us along (and boy with anything gardening I need all the help I can...
    by at May 30th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • A Bit Of Gas!
    Tweet I have been debating for ages whether to write about this since it happened at my kiddo’s school but seriously it was too precious not to share. Also to protect the identities of all parties no names will will be mentioned. I volunteered (weird word for helping in your own kid’s class)  to do a storytime reading and also to help with activities for...
    by at May 29th, 2011 at 09:05 pm
  • An Ambassador For Strawberries, No Really!
    Tweet I have been trying to be careful what brands I works with. I mean reviewing a product is different but standing up as an ambassador for any brand makes me think long and hard. Many bloggers are vying so hard to be aligned with a brand that they forget their own brand. When I was asked to be an ambassador for the California Strawberry Commission I was like “are...
    by at May 27th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Drool, The Baby Expo In Boston! (Win A Maxi-Cosi Infant Car Seat Valued At $179.99)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gianna! So typically Expos aimed at moms to be have been rather drab and run by one major retailer. Having attended only one ever while pregnant  was never tempted to go back. The commercialism vein that ran through it made me feel like I was amidst a huge advertisement. The quality of products were not the main focus and added...
    by at May 26th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Kid’s Bowl Free All Summer!
    Tweet So last year we found this amazing deal where kids could bowl free all Summer and we signed up. I mean this was a real deal, and I am pretty skeptical but glad we checked it out. If you check the locations listed the chances are pretty good you would find one close to you. I love that it gave us the freedom of knowing we could just turn up in the hours listed and...
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri at Mom’s Nite Out 2011!
    Tweet Mom’s Nite out in 2010 was such an experience that there was no way I would have missed being part of it in 2011. There were parties held all over nationally at the same time (and online) and local bloggers got to pair up with malls. Last year I had known already that I was not just going to turn up and be there (which you could) and expect the mall to do...
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Speaking, Meeting And Learning At Bloggy Bootcamp (in Boston)
    Tweet When I learned there was conference happening in Boston although part of me was getting jaded at maybe attending just another blogger conference, the other part said it would be ridiculous to not attend. I mean seriously how often does a conference land in my backyard and one that was just one day long and decently affordable. Plus I have always said strongly that...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Win A 77Kids $50 Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kathy! So you have already seen my post and video on the newly opened 77Kids store in Boston, but with so many more opening I thought the timing would be fabulous to give my readers something to enjoy the adorable fashion there too.  I mean the entertainment for the kids is enough reason to make the trip. Seriously my fashionista...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • Zhu Zhus Pets And The Only Royal Wedding I Would Actually Watch!
    Tweet While the UK and much of the world watched entranced as the royal couple took their vows there were many others who could not wait for it to be over so something else could be featured in the news. Oh, before you can call me out as being unromantic let me dispel that fear. I just have no interest in all of that extravagance of monarchy. I do however have one little...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • NookColor Does Apps! (Win $50 BN Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! I have already shared with you why I love the NookColor about its wonderful characteristics that make it a versatile e-reader and I have shared with you how it has changed from the Nook reader. The biggest leap recently in changes is the addition of apps. So while I normally turn to my NookColor for reading I do admit turning...
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 11:05 pm
  • My Job Chart – An Online Chore Chart (And It Is Free)!
    Tweet Ever notice how much easier stuff becomes the more complicated our lives become? The fact that I can do more means I end up doing more. In fact the multitasking has driven the home crazy with choices and chaos. It also has become more difficult for kids to understand what is expected of them and when. Add to the fact that with us working more and trying to provide...
    by at May 13th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Charlie And Lola DVD Set, Book And Toy Giveaway! (Valued $121)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Tabathia! When my older kid was pretty young was the first time I had heard of Charlie and Lola, and before the “where were you before” hits your tongue in my defense I did not grow up in the USA. It was at a Valentine’s special event at Borders that I found a set of rubber stamps for Charlie and Lola. Those were...
    by at May 11th, 2011 at 09:05 am
  • Crocs Chameleons: The Color Changing Crocs For Kids!
    Tweet I must admit I had not been a huge worshiper of Crocs and frankly wondered what the whole hullabaloo was about. I thought it was a fad and would eventually die out. I mean they looked ok, but I could not fathom out the craze. Well that was until Blogher 09, where I managed to get a pair of Crocs flip flops (and again I had no idea they made them). I slipped my...
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am
  • Gogo’s Crazy Bones Party!
    Tweet Recently we got to have some friends over to explore the new craze Gogo Crazy Bones at a party. As gothic as that may sound it really is not. These little figurines are adorable, but not in the whole teddy bear way but a way that can be considered cool too. So my 2 girls got their classmates and friends together and had a free-play day of playing. Gogo Bones brings...
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 08:05 am
  • Mentor Mothers!
    Tweet It is Mother’s Day coming up. I normally forget the day except for the fact that the commercialism of it all covers all forms of media.  A long, long time ago I recall trying to make my mom’s day special. While I was growing up money was an issue so there were no thoughts of fabulous gifts but once I started working I tried to make my mom feel really...
    by at May 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am
  • Mom’s Nite Out! Are You Coming?
    Tweet This will be my 3rd year participating in the Mom’s Nite Out and my 2nd with the Burlington Mall in MA. Not only is that mall my favorite (and closest) mall but has a huge range of stores. Last year I also supported The Food Bank with a food drive, and since Mommy Niri Cares is such a passion for me – I am doing a socks drive for Room To Grow! So if...
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 09:05 pm
  • A Visit To Tiffany & Co!
    Tweet So I got an email from Tiffany’s to check out their offerings for Mother’s Day. My heart skipped a beat. Tiffany’s knew me? Then I thought maybe it was a different Tiffany’s, I mean there are other Tiffanys out there. Remember Tiffany, the singer? I loved her to bits (I think we’re alone now – fame) and she was among the guy’s...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Hosts Local Baking Event With Panera!
    Tweet You would be hard pressed not to find fans of Panera and it would be no surprise why people are such fans once you have eaten there you would know exactly why. If the freshly made bread would not seduce you in the lure of wi-fi would certainly do the trick. Personally I think that place is a blogger’s haven. While speaking to Panera about my awe for them...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 09:05 am