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  • Retrevo + Twitter = Finding Out Whether That Technology Bargain Is Truly A Bargain!
    While speaking with the folks at Retrevo (a company dedicated to matching people with electronics) on their upcoming launch of a product suite assisting the consumer make technology decisions, I learned of their new twitter application just launched. The moment I hear twitter anything my ears perks up, especially with me being a twitter fan (read addict). While hearing...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 11:06 am
  • Day 5: Win A Too Late Watch
    CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Elaine Bard !!! Too Late has created a watch that can fit all your 24/7 activities, from going to school to working in the office to chilling out in an exotic beach to going out to a fancy night club. Now Mommy Niri is giving away the Too Late Watch in pink color. Its shock-proof, anti-scratch, water-proof, ultra light and designed to be adaptable...
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • 5 Features In A Camera That Mommy Niri Can Live Without
    You would have heard me griping about my whole camera ordeal (if not then read more at my post on “And Then There Was Camera #3” ), and that got me thinking about what I want in a camera or more specifically (and easily) is what I don’t want. I am still trying to figure my way through the maze of choices and so far the options have been overwhelming....
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Day 4: Win Precious Girls Operation Kindness Book & Plush Toy
    CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nancye Davis The Precious Girls Club™, is a book series and a virtual world website for young girls aged 4 – 12.  Operation Kindness is the second book in the new series. In addition to being fun and entertaining, the stories and online destination are built on the brand’s wholesome values and faith-based messages. By providing...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Reading Is For All Seasons!
    Anyone who knows me, knows I am a strong proponent of education and reading. I grew up on the adage it is ok not to to have food (and at times we did not) but education was not debatable. To many it sounds like just a phrase about the power of education but having personally seen the drastic impact education has in life I will never take it for granted. Along with education...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Day 3: Baby Smarts – Gift For Soon To Be Parents
    CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Cynthia C !!! Baby Smarts by Jackie Silberg is a book about developmental baby games. It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents as they wait for the arrival of their baby. These stimulating games would be well received by both mommy and daddy (and the baby). Babies are so cute that parents can play with them all day. However, Baby Smarts can...
    by at June 21st, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • To The Father Of My Girls!
    I am a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) and I blog. My darling husband is not fond of expensive gifts and our budget can’t quite afford it so I decided to surprise him with writing a Father’s Day post on him. Knowing my hubby he may just be a tad embarrassed by this gesture, but I am hoping he overcomes it enough to like it. So to the man who is the father of my two...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Day 2: Win $20 Gift Card To Piggy Paint Nail Polish
    Contest Closed. Congratulations winner Christine Wember! I have never been a person gaga over being a mommy (before I became one) but when I knew I wanted a child, I wanted a girl so much I ached. I had no altruistic reason other than wanting to dress a little girl. If you saw the fashion for girls compared to boys (for that matter women compared to men) it would be...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Frecklebox Brings Class To Personalized Books!
    This was one of the favorite products to review. The guys at Frecklebox created books for each of my girls and even a surprise notebook for me (I love the personalized notebook so much I have not written in it and will use it at BlogHer). Now I have across several types of personalized books. They have ranged from lazer printed pages attached to picture pages interweaving...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 05:06 pm
  • Day 1: Natural Toothpaste & Rinse Contest (2 Winners)
    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 Natural...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • June Contest Extravaganza!
    In celebration of having the best (and most loyal) supporters ever, Mommy Niri wanted to thank her readers with a week of contests. You heard that right, 7 SEVEN glorious days of fab prizes. That is a whole week of chances to grab some snazzy products. That is news not to sneeze at right?This is also to celebrate: The launch of  Mommy Niri’s Facebook Fan page. ...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why I Can’t Wait For BlogHer ’09
    As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series I am going to delve on something into something that has been playing on my mind BlogHer 09 (for those not in the know, and I can’t believe anyone would not know especially if you are a reader of Mommy Niri, BlogHer is the Women’s blogging conference).  I await the BlogHer conference (a special shout out to my sponsor...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Niri Launches Facebook Fan Page!
    Ok, so I really hate the term fan page but I could not change it so I guess I am stuck with it. I would have rather had a page called Mommy Niri reader page. The term fan for some reason concocts an image of a superstar of sorts and I hate anything that bears resemblance to creating levels or classes. Anyway I thought there were several benefits to having this “fan”...
    by at June 16th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Karito Kids: It’s More Than Just Dolls!
    I had heard about Karito Kids briefly some time back (in a very glowing light) but it was only when a month ago I was contacted by the company Kids Give to see if I was willing to do a review of the dolls, I began to look closer. Note, I have 2 little girls so dolls are a dime a dozen in my home but I knew that the Karito Kid’s dolls were something a lot more than...
    by at June 15th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Children’s Museum Easton Celebrating Father’s Day
    Located in a historic Old Fire Station in North Easton, MA, The Children’s Museum in Easton is an educational, cultural, and social learning center for children and families focusing on children ages 1-8. The museum has over 3 floors of interactive exhibits and 100s of programs that allow kids to explore. In celebration of Father’s Day, the Easton Museum would...
    by at June 15th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Win A Selection Of Little Debbie Muffins (3 Winners)
    *** CONTEST CLOSED *** When I opened the Little Debbie muffins sample pack of 5 varieties, I knew that some one must have read Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 : Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate as each box came with 6  individually packed muffins. The kids can have some and I don’t have to worry packing the others.  I guess this  is what mommies want. Certainly,...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • 10-10-10, A Life Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch
    Suzy Welch is a noted journalist, columnist for The Oprah Magazine, and wife to Jack Welch (the legendary CEO of GE). Her new book 10-10-10, Ten Minutes, Ten Months, and Ten Years, A Life Transforming Idea is about making good decisions. Ten minutes, ten months, and ten years refer to short term, mid term, and long term impact of your decisions. It’s a new approach...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs Of Bad Customer Service!
    As part of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series, Mommy  Niri has decided to speak on a topic that has been niggling her for a while, Customer Service, or rather Bad Customer Service.  Surprising, isn’t it, that in an economy that is struggling to stay afloat, people have the audacity to display poor customer service? Here are a few of Mommy Niri’s pet peeves in ...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • And Then There Was Camera #3!
    That’s 3 times this week. Yes, 3 times that I was ready to take a perfect shot and my camera died on me. I guess I should be glad it was just batteries with this camera. My camera woes did not begin just here. My saga started around 6 or more years ago when I got the first digital camera (aka camera #1 an Olympus) which was fine until Baby #1 came along. Don’t...
    by at June 11th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Win An Autographed Copy Of Guide To Pirate Parenting,
    *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Parenting books (seem to) target women to a large extent. It might be that reason that men don’t read them, or maybe they just do directions (or instructions). Ok, no arguing on that point as it is Father’s Day is fast approaching. In enters Tim Bete, author of Pirate Parenting,  with his fresh approach to parenting. Bring the kids...
    by at June 10th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Alliance Against Childhood Obesity
    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 big corporations,...
    by at June 9th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Niri At Diane Birch’s Launch Concert In NYC
    When I received an invite from Katja to the Diane Birch’s CD Release party in NYC, it was a no brainer that I was going to join in. Yes, the drive would be a daunting one but I am no shrinking violet when it comes to adventures. After finally getting to the City Winery, where it was held, I got to mingle with all my favorite bloggers: Katja Presnal (Skimbaco Lifestyle),...
    by at June 8th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate!
    Ok, ok I know Mommy Niri is the latest she has ever been in publishing her Friday 5 series for this week, but truth of the matter is Mommy Niri badly needed some SLEEP.  Now those who know me well that I am not one to ever choose sleep over blogging but I guess my late night in NYC with some of my blogging buddies at the Diane Birch CD release party (and you thought...
    by at June 5th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Meet Katja, Mom Blogger Extraodinaire
    I have known about Katja Presnal, blogger at Skimbaco Lifestyle, for a long time but when I met her at the Today’s Mom Book Event (yes the one with Sarah Ferguson as the special guest) I was ecstatic beyond words. Look in the blogging world the Katja‘s of the world are our celebrities. Here are a few questions I asked Katja to get to know her better. How...
    by at June 3rd, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Win A Basket Of Organic Candy and A T-Shirt
    *** 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 contest...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 06:06 pm
  • I Am A Purex Insider!
    What’s a Purex Insider you say?Well, no spy story here, although my package did read “TOP SECRET: Confidential!“, but I am among 200 people in the country chosen by Purex to test the new laundry product by Purex. I am probably the last to blog about it. Why did I take so long is a question you may ask only if you have not been to my home, otherwise you...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm
  • Russ Cox -The artist behind Mommy Niri logo
    #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Thanks...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 03:06 am
  • Meet Charlene, A Single Mom
    Charlene is a mom to a beautiful young daughter and she is one one of the most vibrant people I know. Besides her work as a social worker and being dedicated mom, Charlene is an active participant on mommy groups too. If that was not enough to keep her plate full, she is now a  distributor of Shaklee (we will explore this part of Charlene in a separate post later down...
    by at May 31st, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Top Tips To Being A Good Party Guest
    As part of the Friday 5 series Mommy Niri continues this week with fresh thoughts her impending daughters’ (yes both of them) birthday festivities the next day. Not sure how to deal with the huge bash but fugured taking some time to write this blog post will prevent me from thinking of ever-growing to-do list. RSVP. Come on, most of the time you know whether you...
    by at May 29th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Win Organic Clothing For Your Baby
    *** 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 or...
    by at May 27th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Balance B, Nutritious Kid’s Snack Bar
    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 awareness...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Finding Slow In A Digital Nation
    Mommy Niri was invited, along with several bloggers, media representatives and significant educators (professors, teachers and principals) to view the launch of the Digital Nation project at the WGBH studios. Digital Nation will culminate into an hour long documentary (slated to be released in Winter 2010) and a highly interactive website too. Typically documentaries...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Getting Kids To Eat Veggies
    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 issues...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Pilates Catches Up With The Wii Phenomenon!
    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 especially...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Goes “Up”, Up And Away!
    The Disney/Pixar movie “UP” releases on May 29th but Mommy Niri not only got to see the advanced screening early April  but also gave several readers to win tickets to the screening. The movie was amazing in so many dimensions (it would have had to have been to have kept my 2 little ones glued to their seats)  that the beauty of it would be hard to describe....
    by at May 24th, 2009 at 08:05 pm