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    Recess, So Much More Than Just Play!
    Tweet Recess is really so much more than play and as a mama to a special needs kids I know that more now than ever. In fact with my little girl with Autism most activities inside the school are slightly easier for my kid, at least somewhat. This is more because they are controlled and academic, both of those qualities appealing to her. Even gym time, even with her lagging...
    by at October 17th, 2011 at 04:10 pm
  • Flossing Made Easier With Waterpik!
    Tweet Some time during the holidays I was approached to take the Waterpik for a spin. A few years ago I would have laughed myself silly and passed up on the offer. In fact about 6 or 7 years ago I was wary of the electric toothbrush (I had chalked it up to a gadget for lazy people). Somehow I sucked it up and bought one to try. Needless to say I have never gone back....
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • Back To School: Win Pirate’s Booty – A Chest Full of Snacks | Healthy Snacks for Kids
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Natalia D. Pirate’s Booty, is a deliciously baked all-natural snack made from puffed rice and corn.  Pirate’s Booty comes in great subtle flavors like Aged White Cheddar, Barbeque, Veggie (vegan), Bermuda Onion and Sea Salt & Vinegar.  All Pirate’s Booty products are low in fat (130 calories per serving) gluten...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 05:08 am
  • Back To School: Win Healthy (GoPicnic) Ready Made Meals | 5 Winners with 4 Products each
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Lisa, Lia, Heather Goldsmith, Barbara Wright & Lisa Taylor Ready Made Meals There is nothing fancy about packaged foods. Its an old tradition. The GoPicnic meal is ready to eat right from the box with absolutely no need for refrigeration or special preparation. Vegetarian Meals Whenever I am in a hurry, I take one of...
    by at August 25th, 2009 at 06:08 pm
  • Win Hostess 100 Calorie Packs (10 winners)
    Tweet Congratulations Winners: Donna Kozar, Cheryl Yoder, Candie Luster, Jennifer Girsche, Janet Fricano, Patricia Treskovich, Carol Dziuba, Amanda Kinder, Jeccica Simpson, and Carol Lawrence CONTEST CLOSED When I was contacted by Hostess about reviewing their new line of 100 calorie snacks (mini cakes)  I was unsure. I normally am pretty picky about cakes and...
    by at August 4th, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • Win Healthy Choice Meals (10 Winners)!
    Tweet Congratulations Winners: Angela McCoy, Janet Fricano, Nora Scott-Platt, Laura Benjamin, Valerie Mitchell, Amanda Sandico, Heather Simone, Ramishia Mckissick, Erica Carnes, and Nancy Schools CONTEST CLOSED!!! With the focus of how kids should eat healthy it is important to note that children live by example. Stated simply if you want the kids to eat better,...
    by at July 27th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Day 1: Natural Toothpaste & Rinse Contest (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulation to the winners Emily Cibelli and Mindy. Mommy Niri continues to introduce healthy products on her blog. After organic clothing, organic candies and getting kids to veggies, Mommy Niri brings Natural Oral Hygiene Products from The Natural Dentist. I could not believe what we have been putting in our mouth for so many years until...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Alliance Against Childhood Obesity
    Tweet Childhood Obesity is the nation’s leading health problem.  Well, I guess that is not news as we have known this for years. However , only now  we are seeing some significant movement – The American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation have formed  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. It would be interesting to see how the...
    by at June 9th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Win A Basket Of Organic Candy and A T-Shirt
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Have you read my previous post, Organic Candy That You Have Been Waiting For, about SurfSweets? In celebration of Father’s Day, SurfSweets is hosting a contest for Mommy Niri readers. The winner will get a basket of organic candies and a T-shirt. It is easy to enter the Organic Candy contest by following the guidelines below. The...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 06:06 pm
  • Organic Candy That You Have Been Waiting For
    Tweet I can make a strawberry milkshake at home with just 4 ingredients – strawberries, sugar, milk and a touch of vanilla. Now, why does the same milkshake from a fast food place contains 59 ingredients and no real strawberry. Isn’t that amazing (rather scary)? That is why it is refreshing to see that Surf  Sweets come out with real candy – free of artificial...
    by at June 1st, 2009 at 06:06 pm
  • Win Organic Clothing For Your Baby
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** You read my previous post, Organic Clothing! Good For Baby And Good For The Earth, about My Little Pakora’s fine selection of organic clothing along with their greener philosophy. Now is the time to experience organic clothing by yourself as My Little Pakora is hosting a contest for Mommy Niri readers. The winner will receive a T-Shirt...
    by at May 27th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Balance B, Nutritious Kid’s Snack Bar
    Tweet The top-selling foods at any school’s snack bar would most likely be pizza, french fries, chips, soda, candy and ice cream. That’s right – there are hardly any healthy snack alternatives for kids. Moreover, kids would just not eat fruits and veggies because its not cool. While some of it may be old habits  other may be poor alternatives. As the...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Getting Kids To Eat Veggies
    Tweet It is no secret that many parents (including me) rely on  fast food, processed snack foods, and sugary drinks to bribe children. Easy access to drive-thru (read my post on drive-thrus making to the top 5 in parenting wish list) and low cost makes this high calorie and low nutritional food a better alternative for many. As a result obesity and many other health...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Pilates Catches Up With The Wii Phenomenon!
    Tweet Sega recently announced the Daisy Fuentes Pilates for the Wii – offering a personalized, private Pilates class, right in your living room. Knowing that time is of the essence for moms and the budgets tighter than ever working out at home is growing immensely. Gone are the days of boring videos while you struggle to imitate the instructor. The Wii, and more...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Passing On My Prejudices
    Tweet I have heard it said several times about ensuring that when we introduce food to babies to keep our personal biases out of the radar. This is so that we do not feed kids our prejudices, literally. Did I listen to that bit of smart advice? No, of course not. Was it because I thought I knew better? No. The truth was I did not have the courage (or stomach) to do...
    by at March 6th, 2009 at 08:03 pm