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  • Timing Is Everything!
    Tweet I always wondered who would use the timing feature on the dishwasher. On my bread machine it rocks but on a dishwasher? I mean I could understand that if the dishwasher was loud (set it off and leave the house) but my Frigidaire dishwasher is so quiet that I often have to open it to see there are signs of water splashed around aka it is working. But now I have...
    by at April 28th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Cupcakes, Cocktails And A Charity Too! Join Me At Mom’s Night Out!
    Tweet So the day is almost here and I am even more excited than my own birthday. You know I asked you to Save the date May 6th, right? Well I hope you have lined up that babysitter, and if it is daddy dearest then just ignore all the mismatched clothing and imagine the fun you are going to have. So even movies (chick flicks baby), mini massages and makeup and more...
    by at April 25th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza By Laura Numeroff (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Darleen And Greg! Have kids in tow? Have PreK or toddlers in tow? Then there is a pretty good chance that you would have come across Author Laura Numeroff’s best-selling book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. This time Laura’s new rendition, The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza, is totally in keeping with quality but...
    by at April 24th, 2010 at 07:04 am
  • Earth Day Roundup: Giveaways, Events, And More!
    Tweet There is so much going on that I wanted a central place to link to all. Feel free to add your own. Current Contests An eco-friendly playhouse from KidsCraft. Wow Wow Wubbzy Goes Green DVD A Kid’s Vegetable Growing Kit Eco friendly office/school supplies (3 winners) Cool kid happenings (check your local store for details) Home Depot building clinics for...
    by at April 21st, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • O’BON – Eco Friendly School And Office Supplies! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations, Char, CandCan and TrixTrix! The fact the eco friendly products are creeping into every aspect of our life from cooking, to cleaning to playing it was overdue that it made an entrance into the school and office supplies arena. Judging by the amount of paper that just my PreK kid brings home in her backpack, is alone scary. As much...
    by at April 21st, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday: The Royal Potty?
    Tweet This was taken while at Atlantis. This is in the Atlantis Kid’s Adventure Club. Each bathroom has a different theme, decor, lighting (this bathroom had a chandelier) and music – yes music as you stepped it!
    by at April 20th, 2010 at 01:04 am
  • Win A Kid’s Vegetable Growing Kit From Terracycle!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara! Eating healthy starts from kids knowing where their food comes from. If you are constantly feeding your kid processed food it would be difficult for her to fathom the important nutrition that comes from fresh fruit and vegetable. Seeing a plant grow from scratch is magic in its own right. Now club that with the recycled products...
    by at April 19th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Walking On Wisteria Lane!
    Tweet With David Arquette at Wisteria Lane - Photo Courtesy Con Agra Foods So yes, I walked on Wisteria Lane. Yes, that Wisteria Lane. Truthfully I am doing my readers a disservice here as I am not an avid Desperate Housewives viewer, mmm, okay so I never watched the show and spied one a week before I left to Los Angeles, so when everyone was going gaga over being...
    by at April 18th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Fruit2O Essentials Good Enough For Guys And Gals! (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Jerelyn! Water, natural water, is good for you. You don’t need to be a genius to know that. The problem is that had it not been so, well, tasteless – it would be easier to down. Am I saying that replacements are better than water? Heck no! But if drinking a close cousin will get you hydrated I am all ears. If that...
    by at April 14th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday: Royal Treatment In Bed!
    Tweet Brushing in bed?
    by at April 14th, 2010 at 05:04 am
  • Mom’s Nite Out (May 6th) Save The Date!
    Tweet Moms Night Out will be celebrated nationally (check www.momsniteout.com) but I will be at the one in Burlington, MA at the Simon Mall. There will be everything you can imagine for a mom to be pampered but there’s more. As part of the End Child Hunger program I will be collecting food and donations for the local food shelter. If you are a company and want...
    by at April 13th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Super Why And Wow Wow Wubbzy Highlight Earth Day! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Rebecca! Last year for Earth Day my girls headed to the Kid Toons to watch an episode of Super Why dedicated to the Earth Day theme of saving water. The episode subtly focuses on the impact of wasting water but in a dialect children can understand. Children, like everyone else, hate being lectured to, but explaining the ramifications...
    by at April 13th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Packing Backpacks At The Los Angeles Food Bank!
    Tweet The plane had barely landed, and lunch and not even digested before we were whisked off to the LA Food Bank. Did I mind? Not one bit. In fact many media trips leave me feeling like an audience. I love it when we get to be an active part of a program. More so when working in a food bank. I had volunteered some years back in the Boston Food Bank so I had a pretty...
    by at April 12th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Week 2: Another Chance To Win That Mommy Niri Mug!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sheila! So you may not have won the 1st mug but there are plenty more where that came from – or at least 4 more. Again, this mug from SeeHere.com I would love to see in the hands of a fan who is an avid reader of MommyNiri.com. Let’s keep it simple! Leave a comment to answer:  How did you discover MommyNiri.com? Contest...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Zhu Zhu Pets Now Available On Ninentendo DS
    Tweet One of the hottest toys of 2009, Zhu Zhu, is now available on Nintendo – featuring nine pets and several levels of play. Your little kids can scoot and scamper the little rodents through a fun area full of mazes. There are speed ramps, slide chutes, and tunnels to add to the excitement. The game is quite easy for my 2yr and 4yr olds. As the kids maneuver...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Away From Home!
    Tweet In between all the whining and the chaos I dropped threats of “I can’t wait to take a break in LA!” Sure I was excited about my (then) upcoming trip but honestly was looking forward to some time away. Being a SAHM ( you got to read What Not To Say To A SAHM) is precious but the sanity takes a knocking. You barely give the itinerary a glance...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Chat With Holly Robinson Peete About Her Book “My Brother Charlie”
    Tweet I was fortunate to speak with Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) about her book “My Brother Charlie” (co-authored with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete) along with several top bloggers Jennifer (5MinutesForMom), Fred (MochaDad), Melanie (SavvyAuntie), Abigail (BlackCelebKids), Shannon (Squidalicious) and of course me (Ramesh @ The Papa Post on...
    by at April 10th, 2010 at 06:04 pm
  • A Pretty Corolle Umbrella To Handle April Showers! (Special Offer)
    Tweet I am a huge fan of Corolle and the quality and thought that goes behind their products. I just wanted a quick note to let you know about a special offer they are having. A limited edition Corolle umbrella could be yours just for buying $35 (or more) worth of Corolle products from any specialty store that carries this fine brand. Normally the rain gets me down...
    by at April 9th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • An Eco-Friendly Playhouse From KidsCraft (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations AEVande! You know how you always want to make that little go-cart or boat or rocket out of a cardboard box that you spied in some television show. As much as the idea is endearing and filled with creativity galore, that empty box is hard to come by. I mean seriously, how often do you buy a fridge or some other big appliance....
    by at April 9th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Holly Robinson Peete’s New Book “My Brother Charlie”! (Autographed Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amanda (autographed copy), Elizabeth & Michelle Most people are aware of Holly Robinson Peete, in fact I have not watched her recently but have been a fan since 21 Jump Street (I know showing my age).  When I heard about her new book, co-written with her daughter Ryan Elizabeth Peete, called “My Brother Charlie”...
    by at April 4th, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • We Built A Playground Along With Kaboom, Kool Aid And Rev Run!
    Tweet It was exactly a year ago that I did a post about Kaboom, a group that builds playgrounds all over the country, so I was (pleasantly) surprised when I was asked to join Kaboom and Kool Aid to build a new playground in Inglewood, California. As much as media events are fun I was worried about having to look at other people working to build a playground. Though I...
    by at April 3rd, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • I’m Off To Wisteria Lane! (But You Can Win A Gift Basket Including A Desperate Housewives DVD)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer from Savor The Thyme! So I am heading to Los Angeles, or more specifically Wisteria Lane, in a few days. Yes, that Wisteria Lane! Dana Delany, star of Desperate Housewives, is the celebrity spokesperson for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. While there we will be visiting a local food bank. Since I have volunteered...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • Check Out My Personalized Resort Tote from Initials (Win A $50 Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Arla! I am a bag lady. Well sort of. I love bags. I just don’t have much luck with them. When I was approached to review the new Resort Tote from www.initials-inc.com I was interested. The bags could be personalized and that was great since I had never owned a personalized bag. I have often bought personalized stuff for my...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Steiff Has A Bunny For Easter Or Everyday!
    Tweet Steiff has the coolest bunny to rival any Easter bunny out there.  In fact when this appeared in the mail my girls were apprehensive to touch it as it looked so life-like. This little bunny who is known by the affectionate name of Dossy is just one of the several items in the amazing Steiff collection. Some stories are steeped in history and when a company has...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Little Goes A Long Way!
    Tweet It is true: less is sometimes more. Although I have been excited about washing dishes (sure, call me a freak) I have been concerned about living in the dishwasher liquid aisle to replenish my supplies. And before you think how can I really like washing dishes, if you read one of my older posts about hating unloading the dishwasher you will know that washing is...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Week 1: Win A Mommy Niri Mug!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Prachee! 4 more mugs to giveaway! So I made a mug. Friends liked it. They asked for it. Mommy Niri always delivers! SeeHere.com, who made the amazing mug I featured on the blog earlier, offered to celebrate Mommy Niri’s anniversary with me and offered me a few to give to my readers. I am an avid chai/tea drinker so...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Arthur Explores Asperger’s Syndrome! [VIDEO Details]
    Tweet George introduces us to Carl [video] > Updated 04/02/2012 [new video]   With one in 150 kids being diagnosed with being on the Autism Spectrum understanding, while we seek for answers, is of utmost importance. Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, is addressed in an episode of Arthur, which will be broadcast on Monday April 5th on PBS Kids. I liked...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways My Laziness As A Mom Has Paid Off!
    Tweet Sometimes laziness has its blessing. Ok, so not so much when it comes to blogging (which is not, ahem, why the Friday 5 is always late). But lately I have had the need for finding reasons, or rather benefits, for my lazy attitude in mothering. I nursed! I know nursing your kid is healthy and It was one of the reasons I did it but truth be told the driving factor...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Strawberry Shortcake Berry Café
    Tweet Dollhouses are one of those toys in my home that have a pretty long lifespan. Storytelling is healthy and I personally love toys that assist in it without doing all the thinking (read electronic sounds) for you. With my kids being on the younger end in age I am also pretty careful to the imagery they receive in dolls and having already been a fan of Strawberry...
    by at March 29th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • My Cheap Date Challenge!
    Tweet I was approached by Blockbuster Express to have a cheap date movie night. Since at one time I used to rent movies from Blockbuster I could never associate the words cheap and Blockbuster in the same sentence. Even if I did manage to get something cheaper it would be 100 years old that no-one would be interested in watching anyhow. Enter Blockbuster Express and...
    by at March 28th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Win A Custom Shirt From Fibers.com!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Aimee! When I was approached by the guys at Fibers.com to review an item from their customized printed apparel it was just around the time I was thinking of getting a Mommy Niri t-shirt so I thought perfect timing. Now it is always dicey, in my opinion, to get sizing just right online so I was anxious at first. Since most of the...
    by at March 27th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • “Give It To Her, She Is Younger Than You!”
    Tweet Amazing how many times I heard these words uttered and each time the same fury fills me up. I thought when my MIL uttered it I chalked it up to her age and tried to ignore it after my pleas to stop fell on deaf ears. I heard it several times since then. I just heard it again this week, at a pizza place no less – I wish I had said something to him.  Some...
    by at March 24th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Win The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Curious George is a firm favorite in my home. I love that! He probably resembles a little child more than any character in any of the children’s shows. Enough curiosity to learn but enough mischievousness to constantly be in trouble. The maths and science aspects are well entwined in each episode that kids explore without...
    by at March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • I Know About Child Hunger, And Wish No Child Should!
    Tweet I am sure you have read about my latest amazing initiative To End Child Hunger.   The statistics are alarming. The poverty rate is 14% in Massachusetts alone, with a rate of 18% nationally. Scary stuff, right? You can check out these along with other amazing statistics for your local region can be seen on the Child Hunger Ends Here site (click on About Child...
    by at March 22nd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That Mama Needs A Vacation!
    Tweet Friday is here and that means it is time for this weeks dose of the Friday 5 series. Not sure about you but the mommy brain has not left me and my youngest is about to turn 3 any day now. Even though we had that whirlwind trip to Atlantis,  I am still exhausted. Maybe it has been years since I took off for a time longer than 2-3 days. You don’t ever seem...
    by at March 19th, 2010 at 08:03 pm