Archive for the ‘REVIEWS’

  • Dragons Interactive Story App and a chance to win $50 iTunes gift card!
    Tweet A few months ago I scored a bargain and bought 2 iPad minis for my girls (which NEVER happens for Apple products). My hubby was reluctant about letting the girls have their own devices since we are extremely cautious about them being online, but I maintained they needed their own pace to creatively try new things. Plus, both my girls have been learning programming...
    by at August 16th, 2014 at 07:08 am
  • 7 Reasons Migis Lodge (Sebago Lake, Maine) is perfect for a family vacation!
    Tweet I could tell you so many reasons why you should go to Migis Lodge at Sebago Lake Maine, but I thought is better that I show you. When I was invited on a media trip to Migis Lodge at Sebago Lake in Maine, I will admit to knowing nothing about it. Then I mentioned it to a friend and she was so excited and could not stop gushing about the place so I decided to check...
    by at July 25th, 2014 at 01:07 pm
  • Family Film Festival at the Prudential (Giveaway includes $50 CPK gift card)
    Tweet If you read this blog you will know that I love movies. I love movies on the big screen and have heard about the movies being shown at The Prudential but have never had a clear enough schedule to head down there. Of course this year I will be there and am grateful to the folks over at Prudential for not only inviting us as their special guests with dinner included...
    by at July 3rd, 2014 at 02:07 pm
  • RECIPE: Tatsoi and Cottage Cheese in Puff Pastry #ad #NewHoodCC
    Tweet A little while back Hood asked me if I would host a party to get my friends to try out the new Hood Cottage Cheese and I even though the last few weeks (months) of school felt like I like in a fast forward time machine with just about everything due (concerts + field trips + MCAs + projects + art shows etc) I said yes. I love parties. I find them utterly exhausting...
    by at June 25th, 2014 at 10:06 am
  • Flowers are my (everyday) decoration! #PartyBlooms
    Tweet This is part of a sponsored campaign with ProFlowers and Shari’s Berries. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I feel happy whenever I see flowers. They always make me feel good when I look at them. I love working on my laptop, looking up, and seeing those beautiful flowers staring at me. When I have an event I consider flowers my go to to celebrate. Every...
    by at June 3rd, 2014 at 07:06 pm
  • Hosting, or Being Hosted, I like being noticed! #pcholiday
    Tweet Personal Creations could not have asked a bigger fan to talk about their products. If you know me personally, you would know I love hosting parties. Besides the fact that I need the excuse/incentive to actually clean my home (don’t pretend like you don’t), I love cooking and I love enjoying people. I have a small home, but my home  parties always have...
    by at December 13th, 2013 at 05:12 pm
  • Ornaments that reflect and bind the family! #pcholiday
    Tweet While I have been turning down several opportunities to work with amazing brands I could not say no to Personal Creations. For one, I love their customer service and secondly I am a huge sucker for personalized anything. So I’m no Christian but I believe in celebrating as many festivals as I can. Life is too short to celebrate any less. Plus, whatever my...
    by at December 12th, 2013 at 07:12 pm
  • 10 Reasons why this mom loves the Rainbow Loom!
    Tweet You know the Loom, right? The Rainbow Loom? Apparently every tween, and those kids before and after that age too, are into it. Well, if you’re sitting on the fence whether to get it or just curious as to what the craze is about, I thought I would share my reasons for loving it! 1). No batteries! I should never need to explain this reason. Ever! Moms, dads...
    by at December 3rd, 2013 at 08:12 pm
  • Saying Goodbye To 2013 American Girl Saige? Win it!
    Tweet My world has opened up with American Girl and recently pretty deeply. From their books, to their magazines to their workbooks (we actually use some in therapy for my kid) to their amazing dolls. American Girl is a well known and respected brand and I’m sure, if you have a little girl, she either has a doll or is pining for one… or both. While we owned...
    by at November 22nd, 2013 at 09:11 am
  • Lundby, a Dollhouse to hold their dreams! (REVIEW VIDEO)
    Tweet Dollhouses are important in my home. My oldest daughter got her 1st dollhouse at her 1st birthday 8 years ago. It is still there. A few months after her 1st birthday I fell pregnant with her sister and we decided to use the dollhouse as a way of bracing my baby for her baby sister. We created characters for each member of the family with dolls and had a baby doll...
    by at October 4th, 2013 at 07:10 am
  • Does your laundry scent need a little boost? #GainLove @Gain
    Tweet How does your laundry smell? When Gain asked me if I would create a video about how I use Gain Original Fireworks and Original Scent with Clean Boost detergent, it was an easy task. Who would not want to share how to get your laundry smelling good? I love my laundry having a scent that is not too powerful. With Gain Original Fireworks you can decide how strong...
    by at June 18th, 2013 at 07:06 pm
  • The Spirit of Christmas in under $100 from BJs
    Tweet We always try to drive ourselves crazy to get things perfect for any occasion but really it is those little touches that actually tie everything together. Hubby never pays attention to those things and thinks those things frivolous as I buy them, but when the kids walk in and their eyes light up, he tries to take the credit.  Every year I promise to do things...
    by at December 21st, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • Can you tell these are Crocs?
    Tweet We have been a family loving Crocs for a long time. When you have kids, you love shoes that are easy to get on and off and fast, and I am not just talking about kids here! For a long time I would only wear shoes that did not need me bending over, and sigh it shows. Anyway we all have this image of Crocs in our head and honestly they must have good branding because...
    by at September 11th, 2012 at 09:09 am
  • My thoughts on Brave, The Disney/Pixar movie!
    Tweet So by now you would have watched the movie Brave and if you have not, what are you waiting for? I have to admit I am a sucker for movies and if it is kid-friendly then all the better because it means I can share the big theater experience with my family. Movies beyond their age is relegated to watch-on-the-small-screen section. Needless to say I am a huge fan of...
    by at July 9th, 2012 at 07:07 am
  • Lego Brick Separator
    Tweet I am having a Lego party for my girls this Sunday. Though I am not a crafty person and have no patience for it, Pinterest has helped me plenty to save some face. I will be posting about it later so watch this space. Anyway I was in the Lego store in the mall and happened upon this lil tool called “Lego brick separator“. I was baffled and amazed. The...
    by at June 25th, 2012 at 07:06 pm
  • Got 3 Minutes? Download Free Copy of eBook And Get Clorox Coupon!
    Tweet You remember when I asked you what you would do if you had 3 minutes some time earlier? Well it seems like you guys, and several more moms had so many brilliant ideas that we actually now have a book. So while I know we have a gazillion ideas and just not enough time to do those things in, I have at many a moment been stumped as to what to do when I actually got...
    by at May 17th, 2012 at 05:05 pm
  • Hey Kiddo, Meet Archie!
    Tweet Did you comics as a kid? I did and though my teacher raised her eyebrows at me considering the shortened words and peppered slang not good reading material, they were the sprinkles to my ice-cream. I was a last-minute study kind of girl, and I still thrive on deadlines, but since I was wicked smart I did well each time. I remember studying for my matric examination,...
    by at May 16th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Kidz Bop Ultimate Hits!
    Tweet For a long time I have been extra careful about exposure to the music pumped out today. If you scrutinize the lyrics you could forgive this mama for that. Of course deciphering the lyrics itself is a mighty task on its own and was a reason I considered to just let it be. Then I realized kids seem to have the natural ability to unlock the words that frankly sounded...
    by at May 15th, 2012 at 08:05 am
  • Tide Pods! Have You Tried Them Yet?
    Tweet You know how people are like obsessed with brands for laundry, well not me – well at least not the old me. I remember just trying whatever was on sale or scent I liked. When I did eventually try Tide, I fell in love. Not one to acknowledge totally I just used it quietly, but whenever I ran out, can you guess which brand I reached out for automatically? That’s...
    by at May 8th, 2012 at 07:05 pm
  • Peppa Pig, The Sweet Kid Show That Delivers Squeals Of Laughter!
    Tweet When I was asked if I would take a look at the new DVD Peppa Pig, along with some licensed toys, I already was familiar with the show. True, I had not watched it on tv (yet), but I am a huge fan of Kidtoons movies and I was pining after the Peppa Pig movie since it happens to be the show of April. My daughter who turned 5 this month will be celebrating the movie...
    by at April 12th, 2012 at 06:04 pm
  • The Fresh Diet Review: A Week Later!
    Tweet Hands down, this was one of the best things I have reviewed, well except for Atlantis Resort, or my Carnival Cruise, but you get what I mean. A week later I am even more impressed that I was when I started. If you read my post earlier on The Fresh Diet you would have known that for one week I was reviewing The Fresh Diet and here is what I found. Why yes, that...
    by at March 23rd, 2012 at 11:03 am
  • Gund Dolls!
    Tweet   While I was at The Toy Fair a few weeks ago (or was it a month? with my travel schedule it is hard to tell sometimes) I spied these pretty little dolls. What grabbed my attention was that they were bright and funky colored. Last week I was sent a few to take a look at and was impressed at how soft and snuggly they were, and yes they have been slept with...
    by at March 18th, 2012 at 07:03 pm
  • Ready To Whip Out Those Summer Sandals?
    Tweet I am a flip flop girl. I don’t do formal pretty shoes well. I finally have a pair of clogs I heart, a pair of sneakers I could live in and a pair of boots that don’t kill me. Sandals are relegated to the flip flop kind. Not really fancy but I have toyed with the idea of having “fancier” flip-flops but inevitably they are flip flops people...
    by at February 20th, 2012 at 04:02 pm
  • Beauty And The Beast In 3D (Including Tangled Ever After)
    Tweet You know the story, at least you should. It is one of my most beloved tales from all the Disney characters. In fact my daughter spent a long time obsessed with Belle and I was ok with it considering Belle is probably one of the smartest and sassiest of the princesses. Plus I drew so many lessons from there for my kids: like not judging someone on their looks, reading,...
    by at January 23rd, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Want Some Privacy On Your iPad?
    Tweet I was at a friend’s place a few months ago when I saw her walking around with a tinted film. On asking her what that was, she said it was for privacy for her laptop. I was still wrapping my head around it and could not grasp what she meant by privacy. I had done my thesis in college on software security so all I could think of when someone say’s privacy...
    by at January 22nd, 2012 at 07:01 pm
  • Easy-To-Put-On Snow Boots For Kids!
    Tweet As if the fact that they are pricey and have a short life (as in the kid outgrows them, not that they wear out) were reasons enough to hate snow-boots, have you tried getting those things on your kids’ feet. Of course I personally wish my kid could get them on herself but the boots are normally so cumbersome and awkward to put on, it is a big pain to get...
    by at January 17th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • Naartjie Kids: Clothes For The Fashionable Kid!
    Tweet We were returning from a friend’s place and as you would have it a kiddo needed to use the bathroom, yeah life is never dull with kids, so we decided to stop by a mall. While there I realized I had some coupons expiring so I decided to use them to get some new clothes for the girls. I was also looking to get something snazzy especially for my 4 year old who...
    by at January 10th, 2012 at 09:01 pm
  • My Twinn Doll: A Doll Just Like You!
    Tweet The thing about being a person of color and of a minority is that the chances of you getting a doll that looks like you is pretty remote. Of course regular dolls don’t look like everyone else but chances are pretty great of getting it pretty similar. We feel the same way when we are in a store selling personalized things like water bottles etc. Chances of...
    by at January 5th, 2012 at 09:01 am
  • If You’re Going To Buy Toys, Invest In Quality!
    Tweet Have you noticed how little talk there has been on MommyNiri.com 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...
    by at December 21st, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • A Kid Party With Toothbrushes!
    Tweet 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...
    by at December 12th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • Crocs, Not Just A Summer Shoes!
    Tweet I 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...
    by at December 5th, 2011 at 09:12 am
  • Peter Pan 360 In Boston!
    Tweet When 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...
    by at December 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • The Radio City Rockettes! (Giveaway And Discount Code For Boston)
    Tweet CONTEST 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...
    by at December 4th, 2011 at 09:12 pm
  • Got Holiday Cards? Check Out Minted – Discount And Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dina! Every year I have noble intentions. I plan that I will get a spree of wonderful pictures and I will create the perfect card. I also dream of having perfect penmanship, after finding everyone’s address and then managing to mail the cards (even internationally) on time. Yeah, a pipe dream. Each year I fail and scuttle...
    by at November 30th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
  • Okabashi, Cute Yet Comfortable Shoes!
    Tweet I am all about the practical. Really I am. If that means sacrificing style, whatever iota of it I have left, I will. I do believe comfort trumps fashion any day of the week and have yet to regret that decision. Of course when you discover something along the way that manages to kill two birds with one stone, you can safely declare a winner. I could live in flip...
    by at November 29th, 2011 at 06:11 pm