Archive for December, 2011

  • Peace In The New Year!
    Share  Wishing you and yours peace and happiness in the New Year!       Share
    by at December 31st, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Kids And Financial Responsibility! #Kidworth
    ShareSometimes with the gusto we have to provide our kids with everything, we may be making them blase to everything. I also feel that me having grown up with extremely humble beginnings (and I use that as a huge understatement) means that I try extra hard to give them more opportunities than I had. Then I worry! I worry that they take it for granted and when they whine...
    by at December 28th, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Happy Everything!
    Share  Wishing all my readers a very happy holiday season!     Share
    by at December 24th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • Win $100 AmEx giftcard! (3 winners)!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kathryn, Mistysunrise and John! As being the final word of my Ragu Mom’s The Word on Dinner ambassadorship I thought it perfect to have my last party recipe to be one of my favorites. It is for a Christmas party and a briyani is normally considered a royal dish so I thought why not have that for my party dish. Oh, and I won’t...
    by at December 24th, 2011 at 07:12 pm
  • If You’re Going To Buy Toys, Invest In Quality!
    ShareHave you noticed how little talk there has been on about toys? Not only have I not joined the craze of holiday gift guides (not because I don’t think they are important, but because I know several peeps have done a fine job with them already) but I am again reserving my energy to do something philanthropical with Mommy Niri Cares. But there are...
    by at December 21st, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • Got Dry Skin? Neutrogena Giveaway!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tanya! While I slather away the lotions on my little girls I really neglect myself. During summer I somehow manage to get away with it but come winter and I am not so lucky. The harsh realities of winter begin to make itself seen as you start to see skin become super dry.  While you crank the heat to stay toasty the humidity levels...
    by at December 19th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • A Fashion Playtes Fashion Show!
    ShareBeing invited to a media event at Fashion Playtes would have been fun on its own but being invited there with your girls is like adding another scoop to the cone. Considering their site to design clothes for girls, it was like kismet for me with 2 daughters. So while I would have liked to offer some input on the design my girls created before the event but I follow...
    by at December 14th, 2011 at 07:12 am
  • Humidity And The Flu Virus!
    ShareLast week I attended a media event sponsored by Vicks and while they had several interesting aspects the one that caught my attention. Dr. Meg Meeker shared some information and I was surprised to learn a few things. You wonder why surprised? Well I have taken many things docs say with a pinch of salt, as we are a family who are trying to decrease our dependency...
    by at December 13th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • The Holidays Are Also A Time For Saving! #kidworth
    ShareOf course you hear (all over) about the holidays being a time to spend. It would be rather difficult to avoid the bombardment of messages screaming at you to splurge. Most times much more than you have. I have known several people tell me how much the holidays cost them and I personally am amazed when people talk about the number of gifts they buy for each person....
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • The Nutcracker Ice Cream & Tea! (Win A $50 Gift Certificate) #Boston
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Nothing says the holidays quite like watching The Nutcracker ballet. I watched it several moons ago while I actually had been up on nights for parties rather than changing a diaper. I was just laboring with my husband that it may be time to take our 4 year old and 6 year old to see The Nutcracker. That debate will go on for a...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 08:12 pm
  • Not Too Late To Add Wine To Your Gifts! (Discount Code And Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lisa! I know what you’re thinking. The holidays are right on your doorstep and you took it nice and easy. You most likely, like me, even slept in on Black Friday, but now you are fretting. All your buddies on Facebook keep chattering about gift wrapping and you think “but wait, I don’t even have presents yet!”...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 06:12 pm
  • A Kid Party With Toothbrushes!
    Share A few Halloweens ago when we did the whole trick or treat in a friend’s neighborhood I recall a dentist’s house dishing out toothbrushes. Now I know that many a kid might have been flabbergasted (even if they didn’t know the meaning of the word)  but mine were beyond thrilled. That might have been due either to their age or the fact that they were...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • T-Mobile Mixer In Boston!
    ShareIt was a wonderful excuse to get out of the house and head to Newbury Street in Boston for the T-Mobile holiday mixer, but even better that I got to host it. I love any excuse to get together with fellow blogger friends so I was more than thrilled when T-Mobile asked me to host it. Of course I was lucky enough to give 2 phones away on the blog as well which was a...
    by at December 9th, 2011 at 10:12 am
  • Win A Set Of (4) Tickets To Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove! #Boston
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! I am hoping that when I put up that special (ridiculously deep discount) you took advantage and snagged your tickets but just in case you forgot to here’s a reminder to snag them. Because when the day after Christmas arrives and you realize that the kids are on vacation you will WANT to take them out of the house. About...
    by at December 7th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • The Pink List Holiday Shopping Crawl!
    ShareYou heard of pub crawl but have you heard of a shopping crawl? The Pink List, a subscription based service that gives you deep discounts to local businesses, is hosting a holiday shopping crawl. About The Pink List The Pink List is Boston’s only exclusive membership program providing Boston moms with endless rewards and exclusive opportunities at all their favorite...
    by at December 7th, 2011 at 08:12 am
  • Crocs, Not Just A Summer Shoes!
    ShareI can just see our face, wondering what the heck is Mommy Niri doing talking about Crocs when the temperatures are dropping faster than your kid takes to mess her white shirt. Well I thought so too, after all I seriously get visions of balmy weather, walking on the shore with sand getting my shoes, and rinsing them easily with the mere mention of Crocs. All of this...
    by at December 5th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • Peter Pan 360 In Boston!
    ShareWhen I was invited to the Peter Pan 360 show I said yes instantly for two reasons. One was, if the schedule is good, any event with my family is always something special and secondly we were already firm friends with Peter Pan. Well, honestly more like friends with Tinkerbell (dude that is what you get for girls in your home) so I really kinda hoped with Peter Pan...
    by at December 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • The Radio City Rockettes! (Giveaway And Discount Code For Boston)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah! I had always heard amazing things about The Rockettes. The fact that most of the comments from those who have not seen it went something like “It has always been my dream to see them” or “I can’t believe I am XXX years old and have not seen it yet!” made me feel a tad bit humbled to be going to see...
    by at December 4th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • Shop All Year, And Save During The Holidays!
    ShareSo while writing my post (congratulations Julia for winning the $250) for the campaign with American Express they shared with me reward points to see if I could “shop” for friends and family on their Rewards site. Since it has been (several) years since I browsed reward catalogs I expected a small limited list of stuff, most useless and with ridiculous...
    by at December 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 am