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  • Sharing Silly Banz And Doing Good! #77kids
    Share So when the discussion surrounding our efforts in Boston to put together an event by 77Kids (the children’s department at American Eagle) and The Motherhood I was still at Evo in Utah. While trying to hash and rehash ideas as to what we could do as we joined other mom bloggers, 77 of them, Do Good at the same time all around the country I was glad that we eventually...
    by at July 17th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • What Would You Allow Your Daughter To Wear To The Beach?
    Share Last year I was at a beach and was surprised to see a mom standing with her daughter buck naked rinsing off the sand from one of those outside showers outside the change room. I was finding it difficult to tear my eyes away and was trying hard not to walk up to the mom of what looked like a 5 year old girl to ask her to use the bathroom inside. I saw loads of people...
    by at July 17th, 2010 at 07:07 pm
  • An Ode To My Old Phone (And Hello iPhone 4)!
    ShareI waited for the day. May 25th. I did. It was the day my phone contract expired. I was riding out my contract and trying hard not to be frustrated with my phone. So while I will be sure to share several posts about my new iPhone 4 – I wanted to bid farewell to my old phone (scroll to the bottom to see photo suggestions of this) . To my old flip phone, who did...
    by at July 12th, 2010 at 07:07 pm
  • Street Surfing Whiplash Wave Scooter and The Let’s Move Campaign! (Giveaway)
    ShareContest Closed! Congratulations H. Walker! Kids move. You can’t really fight it. The best you can do is go with the flow. Just make it safe. A while back I met the guys from Street Surfing and heard about their amazing support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move Campaign They are giving away 1800 wave boards to schools around the country to help with...
    by at July 10th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • So They Let Me Speak At Evo!
    ShareYou know how people always say that there is a good thing to everything than happens (or is that just me)? Well when I was asked to be a keynote speaker at Evo Conference – The evolution of women in social media, I was amazed. I know heavy, right? The team Rachael and Jyl had heard my soppy stories of South Africa and thought they were inspiring. I just thought...
    by at July 9th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • 5 Things That Surprised Me At Evo!
    ShareYes, I am slow – deal with it. I figured I better hit 2 stones with my Friday 5 series and a mini roundup of Evo. Here are 5 things that  amazed me. Some of the speakers were strangers (to me). After having attended so many conferences you get to see exactly the same people speak. Here there were new blogger and brand faces and I loved that. It certainly...
    by at July 8th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • Despicable Me – I’ve Seen It And … (Giveaway – 3 winners).
    Share CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations John, Michelle, Dawn! I swear I have been going crazy inside as I have seen the special screening of the movie Despicable Me on June 10th and have been asked to remain hushed about it until recently. I remember being only mildly excited about going to see the movie. Oh, don’t get me wrong, this mama loves movies but the screening...
    by at July 5th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Summer Snippets (Giveaway)
    ShareContest closed! Congratulations Courtney! There are so many little summer goodness stuff that has been pouring in, and truthfully more to come. I decided to put in a post with a few products I have been looking at and even give a few of them to some lucky reader. The package you can win is: Episencial Sunny Sunscreen (included in giveaway) You know that thing that...
    by at July 3rd, 2010 at 05:07 am
  • Meet Kamran Siddiqi, The 18 Year Old Food Blogger!
    ShareWhile I was attending The Martha Stewart Show I met Kamran Siddiqi, a very young food blogger who writes at  The Sophisticated Gourmet.  Normally surrounded by conversation revolving around diapers and school it was refreshing to see Kamran. For someone so young I am continuously impressed by the quality of his blog and the professionalism of his demeanor. When...
    by at June 30th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Camping Newbie Questions Answered By Kit Deslauriers, (The North Face Skier/ Ski Mountaineer)
    ShareWhen I was approached by the kind folks at The North Face to talk about June being camping month and host a giveaway as well. I felt I needed more. Truth is I have never camped. Ok, when you pick up jaw off the floor, I want to admit I don’t know why either. I felt weird writing about camping, well, when I have never been. I then realized I can’t be the...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Ziprider – It Is A Scream! No Really It Is!
    ShareThere have been so many adventures at Evo Conference (where I was giving a keynote speech) that I have been trying to wrap my head around them and finally decided I will write a separate post on each so that no post is too long to read and also you can choose what you want to read about. This blog is about news about also as a personal diary that I want to record...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 10:06 am
  • National Camping Month! Win The Ultimate Backpacker Kit From The North Face!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Chris June marks the second annual National Camping Month.  The North Face wants families to get outside and they are offering the readers of Mommy Niri a wonderful kit to get you started. Look you and I both know that The North Face make the most durable clothing so every single item in this pack is a wonderful prize on it’s...
    by at June 24th, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • Heading To Evo? Tiny Prints And Mommy Niri May Have Something For You!
    ShareSo you have already heard that Mommy Niri will be speaking at Evo, but there is more awesome news to share. Tiny Prints is actually helping get Mommy Niri to Utah for the conference. I am actually proud that Tiny Prints have decided to pay part of my conference expenses. I have been extremely careful about advertisers and sponsors that I deal with. Reviewing a company’s...
    by at June 23rd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Summer Of Smiles (Win A $50 1-800-FLOWERS Gift Card)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Robin! 1-800-FLOWERS.COM wants to spread smiles across the nation this encouraging ummer. They’re calling it the “Summer of Smiles,” everyone to brighten someone’s day with thoughtful gifts and flowers. Flowers are amazing at uplifting the mood. Hubby is always a skeptic about spending on flowers that he feels will eventually...
    by at June 20th, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • Finding The Father Figure!
    ShareI did not like my father. There I said it. I know it is Father’s Day so sentimentality towards dad and fatherhood is booming. But it is true. My dad was not likable, and especially not by me. He had an encyclopedia worth of qualities and habits that made me fear and disrespect him. My mom on the other hand was my hero. I then decided that a girl, or anyone...
    by at June 19th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To Help At Home As You Head To That Conference!
    ShareSo next week this time I will be speaking at Evo Conference in Utah. I am both excited and anxious. Excited as the conference is amazing and anxious as I will be away for 5 days. You read that right: 5days. To save on flights I am traveling the day before and after the conference with a red-eye thrown in. The only awesome thing about the travel is that I fly Jet Blue,...
    by at June 19th, 2010 at 08:06 am
  • Win The iGo Anywhere Charger!
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather So I have spent most of my life in technology and with hubby and I coming from engineering backgrounds. What you will be surprised to learn is that we don’t have a ton of gadgets in our home. Truthfully to us the collection of devices just simply for the sake of it being a trend is really a waste and show-off sign. Which...
    by at June 17th, 2010 at 06:06 pm
  • Choosing A Playset? We Asked The Experts!
    ShareMy family has been back and forth about buying a playset and though we feel strongly that my kiddo would benefit from the physical exercise to help her work on her balance we have been weighing options. Eventually we decided to hold off on buying one as the financial commitment, though a valid investment, is still a huge one. For now I will be hopping over to use...
    by at June 16th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • Tim Gunn Puts Bloggers To The Designer Test (ala Project Runway Style)!
    ShareSo I am in Cincinnati and I am totally behind in blogging but I had to do a quick post about my night. I am here to attend Fabric Care University  but we started off with a fun event. Tim Gunn  put the 20 somewhat bloggers in attendance to a designer test. Basically “Project Runway” style we were divided into 5 teams and had to re-design a plain...
    by at June 15th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • So I Bought My 1st Coach Bag!
    ShareI sucked up all the doubts and I just bought the bag. Well to be clear I walked in the store and walked out and then went back and bought it. I have been waiting for it for a long time. In fact about a year ago I hosted a contest for this very same bag for BlogHer. In fact it was on the way to this conference that my bag woes began, with having 2 bags break on me...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Sex And The City 2 – The Soundtrack!
    ShareSex and the City is one of those series that I was addicted too. Seriously. I watch no reality television and have not followed a series since HBO showed the last episode a few, childless, years ago.  Fast forward a few later and the Sex And The City 1st movie filled my glamor void that I was already missing, but now with kids in tow. It always make me sad when a...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • See What’s Happening At ThePapaPost
    ShareNot sure if you noticed that I have not been posting any new stories here. Now, I have my own blog ThePapaPost and if you want to keep up to date with my stories either you can subscribe or visit ThePapaPost. Here are the latest stories from my blog. Booking Flights Should Be Easier Than This Meet Ted Rubin, Social Media Guy And Dedicated Dad Too Kung Zhu Hamsters...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 07:06 am
  • So I Am A Keynote Speaker At Evo Conference – The Evolution Of Women In Social Media!
    ShareIn less than 2 weeks I will be heading to Utah for what already appears to be an amazing conference presented by Jyl from Mom It Forward and Rachael from Today’s Mama. The Evo Conference – The evolution of women in social media 0r in a way that’s easier to grasp – summer bootcamp for bloggers. They not only have an amazing group of inspiring...
    by at June 12th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • Yoohoo Plush Animals – Win It For Your Graduate! (2 winners)
    ShareContest closed! Congratulations Angela and Nicole! YooHoo & Friends is Aurora’s best selling brand and  when you see how cute they are you can clearly see why.  The fact that Aurora created YooHoo & Friends to teach children about animals (many endangered) and the environment from which they came makes me really respect them. It is fresh to see...
    by at June 11th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • World Cup Soccer- Go Bafana Bafana!
    ShareToday World Cup Soccer begins. To me it is especially special as it is held in South Africa. Soccer was a regular part of my school. It was also part of practically every kid’s life. The reason that soccer was so accessible is that you needed nothing, except a ball to play. Shoes, goalposts etc were all (luxury) add-ons. Yes Cricket and Rugby are very much entrenched...
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ridiculous Responses After Being Told I Am From South Africa!
    ShareFriday 5 series is not dead but I will be posting only when I really feel the urge to (rather than compelled based on timing). The World Cup soccer is being held in South Africa and I am more than nostalgic at this exciting news. But where is South Africa? What is the name of the country? – No really people have asked me this so many times it is actually embarrassing....
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free – All Summer Long!
    ShareA few weeks ago a friend sent me this link about “Kids Bowl Free” and truthfully I thought it was a gimmick, except I know that she would have spotted it. I was still reluctant as it sounded too good to be true. Local bowling centers provide the Kids Bowl Free – 2 FREE game program. Sounds too good, right? That is what I thought. But it is...
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Pigtail Pals: T-Shirts That Promote Positive Messages For Girls!
    ShareI have 2 little girls. I come from a home of 5 girls. It would be really safe to say that I am naturally aware of women and the way they are treated, or rather mistreated at times. The reason alone that there were 5 girls in my home was the “hope” from elders that we would hit a luck and have a boy at some point. Nothing like making you feel second rate...
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • The Touchscreen Handheld From VTech – MobiGo (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Christi! I had not been a huge VTech fan. I mean I liked it ok but there was stuff about the design that never made it my favorite brand. So when I caught a glimpse of their new product at the Sandbox Summit a few weeks ago I was shocked. I loved it. Gone was a the annoying “abcd” keyboard and in the the awesome “qwerty”...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Cisco Launches “What if your tv could talk?” Contest!
    ShareCisco  has a new “What If Your TV Could…?” contest. Being an software engineer for 12 years and having a husband who has worked in the same field meant that Cisco as a company has come across our paths once too often.  It is certainly one of those companies that you totally respect.  I normally never post about company contests (I figure that is what advertising...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • It’s Memorial Day!
    Share I was caught having a day out with my family but without a camera (I know bad blogger). I happened to walk across Boston Common and the sight of thousands of flags staked in the ground caught my eye. Man I wish I had my camera, but I did capture a little in the video. Upon investigation I found there were 20,000 flags, one for every fallen soldier and sailor hailing...
    by at May 30th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win Senseo Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine!
    Share CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lynn! So we got the Senseo. We are somewhat decent coffee drinkers, more of tea drinkers. So when we occasionally want a good cuppa we sometimes reach for the (sigh) instant coffee. Yes, we have a filter machine (albeit not a good one) but since we don’t drink a lot we don’t believe it is worth the effort for just one or...
    by at May 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • African Dwarf Frog Eco-Aquarium From Wild Creations! (Giveaway)
    ShareCONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Laura There’s nothing like learning about nature than to see it in front of you. Problem with most “pets” is that the bulk of the feeding and cleaning falls on the shoulders of parents. Shoulders, I might add, that are so overloaded with responsibility that parents opt not to get a pet as they feel it too much. Still...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Can The Pouchee Hold It All?
    ShareSo I am in the throes of trying to find an ideal handbag. The one big stumbling block is the reluctance to spend money on myself. I guess since I have bought so many cheaper bags (and dealing with the consequences of it) I should invest. In the meantime I am moving stuff from one bag to another which is annoying at the least. My bag also ends up being a catch-all...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • Top Picks For Parties!
    ShareI have been lucky to come across a few products recently that came in handy when I held my 3 year old and 5 year old’s joint birthday party. You Cake You Cake creates personalized toppers for cakes. They had created the Mommy Niri logo topper for my Mom Nite Out and offered to create one for my girl’s cake. The topper itself is not pricey and start from...
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm