Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Scholastic Children’s Dictionary Back-To-School Blog Tour (Win It And $100 Visa Gift Card)
    Tweet Contest closed! Congratulations Sheliza! While seasoned moms are counting the days until school opens, the newbies are scared of just that happening. Yes, both have kids driving them up the wall (that is one long summer vacation I tell you) but when your kid is going to start school for the first time you worry so much. About everything. About anything. About nothing. Either...
    by at August 18th, 2010 at 11:08 am
  • JELL-O Mousse Temptations Latest Flavor: Chocolate Mint Sensation!
    Tweet So you know that I have kicked off the Better For BlogHer campaign and I am looking at everything that will help with that pesky snacking habit I have. I took a peek at Jello Mousse a while back but looking at how popular that was amongst readers when I was offered to check out a sample – I said yes! The new flavor – Chocolate Mint Sensation is still...
    by at August 16th, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Win $20 Gift Card To Axl’s Closet (2 Winners)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Madeline, and Tammy! When I was approached by Axl’s Closet to check out their online store I had not heard of them before but then again I am not a huge shopping girl. Though admittedly having 2 girls I shop for them all the time. In fact that was my one crazy reason I so wanted girls. Back to Axl’s Closet. They have...
    by at August 14th, 2010 at 07:08 am
  • Win A Backpack And A $20 Panera Gift Card!
    Tweet Contest closed! Congratulations Jessica! While I was at Evo Conference I came across the company Whoops Bunny. The idea behind the “whoops” had me interested. Working on the angle that little accidents and imperfections are ok in life is what drew me to the brand. I used to be a perfectionist at one time, then I had kids, and when I thought I could...
    by at August 10th, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Win A Lunch Kit From Thermos And Mommy Message Cards Too.
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Chhaya! Like it or lump it Back To School time is around the corner. With Back To School comes lunch time.  Whether you dislike the lunch dished out at school cafeterias  (which I do) or simply prefer to pack lunch for your child, you know the lunch box is an important part. One of the companies I trust with containers is Thermos....
    by at July 30th, 2010 at 10:07 pm
  • Zulily Discount For Mommy Niri Readers – Save $10 Off $50
    Tweet You would recall a while back I mentioned the online store Zulily (this is a link with my invitation code), the members only shopping site. You invite a friend and you can get $10. Yes, the same one that offers designer clothing at bargain prices. Since they don’t need to store large supplies, it also means they pass that savings onto you. I guess that also...
    by at July 28th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • A Review Of Pop On Pals Amusement Park
    Tweet When I was offered the Pop On Pals Amusement Park I was trying to figure out if I wanted to take a look at more toys. The only reason I was eager to check it out was the fact that playsets seem to hold a much longer. I love the little doll houses and slides etc they hold hours of pretend fun for the kids and truthfully a way for my 3 and 5 year old to actually...
    by at July 28th, 2010 at 04:07 pm
  • Win Kleenex For A Month!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laptop TV Mom! So you would have read about my little girl’s and my trip to Kentucky, well the kind folks at Kleenex wanted to offer my readers something special. You can win a month’s supply of Kleenex Sneeze Shield to give away to one of my lucky readers. To win just leave a comment with a back-to-school tip or even...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Motorola’s Latest Hands-Free Device – H17txt With Motospeak (Giveaway)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Carol Y. So you know I got the new iPhone and until then text messages were just messages (and actually whined about receiving since my payment plan charged an arm and a leg for each one) I received and barely sent out. More so because my fat fingers could never type properly and my old phone did not make it easy. I know campaigns...
    by at July 20th, 2010 at 10:07 am
  • Street Surfing Whiplash Wave Scooter and The Let’s Move Campaign! (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest 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
  • Despicable Me – I’ve Seen It And … (Giveaway – 3 winners).
    Tweet 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)
    Tweet Contest 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...
    by at July 3rd, 2010 at 05:07 am
  • National Camping Month! Win The Ultimate Backpacker Kit From The North Face!
    Tweet CONTEST 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
  • Summer Of Smiles (Win A $50 1-800-FLOWERS Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST 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
  • Win The iGo Anywhere Charger!
    Tweet CONTEST 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....
    by at June 17th, 2010 at 06:06 pm
  • Sex And The City 2 – The Soundtrack!
    Tweet Sex 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...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Yoohoo Plush Animals – Win It For Your Graduate! (2 winners)
    Tweet Contest 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
  • Pigtail Pals: T-Shirts That Promote Positive Messages For Girls!
    Tweet I 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...
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • The Touchscreen Handheld From VTech – MobiGo (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST 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!
    Tweet Cisco  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
  • Win Senseo Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine!
    Tweet 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...
    by at May 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • African Dwarf Frog Eco-Aquarium From Wild Creations! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST 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....
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Can The Pouchee Hold It All?
    Tweet So 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!
    Tweet I 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...
    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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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