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  • Wordless Wednesday – Cinderella Sports A Tattoo!
    Tweet There was no way we could resist not taking a picture of Cinderella sporting a tattoo. I would have loved to have a picture of her drinking beer but no such luck!
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win “Giada at Home” Cook Book and Food Network CD
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy! The countdown to the next food network star is already underway (12 days to go and counting).  This is one contest that is always a tough one as you win your own show. It is about cooking, cooking well, cooking with style but most important cooking with your own style. The line up looks vibrant and quite diverse so this...
    by at May 24th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The Tale Of Mommy Niri, A Mall And A Mom’s Night Out!
    Tweet So on May 6th Mommy Niri co-hosted a Mom’s Nite Out (part of the National Mom Nite Out) with the Burlington Mall, in MA. Last year I learned, when I took part in the 1st National Mom’s Nite Out, that although being online is great – meeting people IRL (in real life) is great. Well this year I decided to make it even more awesome I combined my...
    by at May 22nd, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The White Elephant Hotel Residences At Nantucket!
    Tweet We were just drooling over our Atlantis media trip and already restless with very itchy feet so when we were invited to head to The White Elephant hotel residences at Nantucket there was no arm twisting involved. I must confess though hotels don’t make me very excited, well I better quickly add hotels with kids. See I am a light packer but for my kids I...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win The Tooth Fairy DVD (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rebecca and Deb! Filmed in Vancouver, Tooth Fairy is a comedy fantasy film starring Dwayne Johnson as title character along with Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews. As the story goes hardcore hockey player Dwayne bursts the bubble to “poor” kid about the non existence of the tooth fairy. After some scenes that could only...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Scholastic’s Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch (Giveaway 5 Winners)!
    Tweet We go through books like food, in fact, maybe even more than that. I dread when the school sends that Scholastic order form in my PreK kid’s backpack, as I find it hard to resist buying the books. Since my kids have been in the cooking mood, both with their play kitchen and also with their pretend play restaurant they enact, I thought that this book was worth...
    by at May 17th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live Hits Boston (BOGO Discount Code)!
    Tweet Photo Caption The entire cast of STORYTIME LIVE!, including Dora in her princess costume! Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg Last year the only show that my frugal (read cheap) hubby actually paid full price tickets to was to see Dora Live. The fact that I had 2 little hardcore Dora fans at home prompted the purchase but we were pretty skeptical of their worth as our...
    by at May 16th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Snow White Hits Wilbur Theater In Boston! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anandhi! No one needs to tell you the story of Snow White, right. In fact that is what so beautiful about it, there are so many subtle variations that it is like a good homecoming knowing what comes next. Movies are always amazing but theater has its own beauty that is hard to rival. In fact I had really assumed my younger kids...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Big Bloggers Need To Be Nice To Small Bloggers!
    Tweet I know those adjectives “big” and “small” suck but go with my poetic heading, which is easier on the ears than it’s polictically correct cousin. For the rest of this post though my point is those bloggers who are a little more established, not necessarily writing for longer but more in the limelight – or maybe blog-light, compared...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Why I Won’t Let Someone Make Me Feel Like I Don’t Belong!
    Tweet I was at an event in NYC earlier in the year when a blogger, who identified enough with me (I am glad she did) and confided “Don’t you hate these things where you feel left out!”. I answered no. Many of the famous bloggers would, I am sure, want only the top people in their presence. When you are a lil old blogger trying to find your footing...
    by at May 11th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Barilla Pasta – A Favorite In My Home! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer! I review many products, some I like, some I don’t, and some are in-between. There are few that I can safely declare that I use in my home. Barilla pasta is one of them.  Don’t call me a food snob, I have dabbled in other (cheaper) brands but have decided to sticky with Barilla as most of them lack firmness...
    by at May 10th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Happy Mother’s Day!
    Tweet Wishing all my readers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Mother’s Day Round-up!
    Tweet There are so many cool things happening around for Mother’s Day and although I caught the tail end of it, here is a teeny-tiny round-up. Feel free to leave any more in the comments below. Oh, and have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Contrary to what you many feel at times – you deserve it! Some interesting reads Happy Mother’s Day! Friday 5:...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Want For Mother’s Day!
    Tweet So Mommy Niri has not posted anything for the Friday 5 Series for a while. I have been so busy rushing around with so many personal and blogging commitments that I began to resent just writing something. Then I said I should stop. Friday 5 was one of my favorite things and I did not want to have these negative feelings about it. I control the blog and not the...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Win The Sothys Face Care with Helianthus and Rosemary Comfort Mask!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Shellie. I don’t spend much (read any) money on makeup but skincare on the other hand is another matter. Of course recent economy stabilities have had an impact on my spending so I have had to make do with less than flattering results. Here is my theory – this is the one skin that we have. How we take care of it...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • What Do Mom Bloggers Want For Mother’s Day?
    Tweet I have been back and forth trying to figure out what I wanted for Mother’s Day so I thought this would be the perfect time to ask some of my favorite online (and offline) friends. Allison McDonald What do I want for Mother’s Day this year? Well it’s too soon to ask to be in labour, although you better believe I hope that is what my husband...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Wishes
    by at May 4th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Time To Play Spring Showcase!
    Tweet So I headed off to the Time To Play showcase in NYC, and how could I not. I have 2 little girls so toys are a big part of our life. There were several toys to check out though I must admit I wish there were more real outdoor toys. True they did have a huge swingset in the middle of the room from Backyard Discovery but you know what I mean. After listening to...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • The Corolle Bebe Charmeur Doll And Red Fuschia Carriage Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amber! So Mother’s Day is approaching. It is. We may not be able to trust yours truly to come through but maybe we can come through for a little mommy (or daddy). The one thing I love about dolls is the nurturing they teach.  Though I have not seen this particular doll I can say safely that having seen several of Corolle...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • Photoworks – A Personalized Gift For Mom!
    Tweet I was approached to test drive the Photoworks new site and though I used to spend a lot of time before buying prints and photogifts I have to admit that I have not explored too much in a while. I have to admit so much has changed. Uploading of files is so fast, no more waiting while you watch the “working…” sign forever. The preview ability also...
    by at May 1st, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • And Now My Stove Needs To Go!
    Tweet So it has been 3 months with my Frigidaire dishwasher. Might I add 3 blissful months. You never think that a dishwasher can make a big difference but it does. The bickering about redoing the dishes is over – every morning you wake up to clean dishes. No more worrying about loud noises emitting, the super silent dishwasher makes it possible to do a load...
    by at April 30th, 2010 at 06:04 pm
  • 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 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 I would love to see in the hands of a fan who is an avid reader of Let’s keep it simple! Leave a comment to answer:  How did you discover Contest...
    by at April 11th, 2010 at 09:04 pm