Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Alternatives To Water?
    Tweet Water is good for you. That is just a truthful statement. Knowing that and still managing to drink it is really not so easy. The past few weeks I was approached about test driving some beverage alternatives. Of course I said yes, anything but water always sounds better. And way better if it is not the soda I reach for. Luckily I don’t keep soda in the house...
    by at February 7th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Suave Kids “Wash Them Grow” Sweepstakes!
    Tweet Bath time!  It can either mean fun time or struggle time. We tend to have box of bath toys in the bathroom to try and make it as exciting as possible.  Of course there is no guarantee. I have reviewed Suave before but was keen to learn they had a kid’s line of bath products too. All those who can never have too many bath products for kids raise your hands....
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 01:02 pm
  • Win A $50 Walmart Gift Card To Help With Game Time!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Adria! Are you ready for your Super Bowl party? Walmart is a place that has everything from the snacks to electronics. Truthfully not always the most fashionable place to shop but certainly the most practical. In fact I am always trying to get to the fancier stores and when hubby drags me to Walmart and goes on about how realistically...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 09:02 am
  • Flossing Made Easier With Waterpik!
    Tweet Some time during the holidays I was approached to take the Waterpik for a spin. A few years ago I would have laughed myself silly and passed up on the offer. In fact about 6 or 7 years ago I was wary of the electric toothbrush (I had chalked it up to a gadget for lazy people). Somehow I sucked it up and bought one to try. Needless to say I have never gone back....
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • A New Project Every Month?
    Tweet We have been testing out the monthly projects at Home Depot and Lowes. The great thing is they are free the not so great is that they manage to happen at a time when I almost certainly have some other event scheduled. I love planning activities but hate having to shop out for each individual materials. Also when you have kids time is precious and I really don’t...
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • Win Plum Organic’s Toddler Snacks!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Sarah! While I attended a Blogger’s Brunch in New York I met up with the guys from Plum Organics. When they contacted me to try their Plum Tots line aimed at toddlers I was honestly skeptical. You see while I believe anything organic is worth a look things marked baby foodlike don’t go down easily with my sensory...
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 05:01 pm
  • Win Sprout’s “Let’s Grow: Lend A Helping Hand” DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Gianna! The great thing about being part of the Sprout’s Band Of Bloggers is that I get a sneak peak into the amazing works of the Sprout team. You would easily think the amazing line-up targeted at preschoolers is enough, but I am constantly impressed by how much this team is doing to try and help parents out. In fact...
    by at January 21st, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • My Shake ‘N Bake Tofu! (Giveaway – 5 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! COngratulations Darla, Rachel, Susan, Kelly, Emily! When I was approached to give Shake ‘N Bake a try, my reaction was “What?”. Now, crucify me if you like but I had never heard about Shake ‘N Bake. Maybe it had something to do with me not being born here or maybe the fact that I am a vegetarian may have something to do with...
    by at January 10th, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • Wii Family Games: Dora, Squeeballs Party And Family Football Fun! (Win It!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Jen! The Wii is here to stay and although I am pretty cautious about gaming because they are too sedentary and addictive. With the Wii games I love that it gets you moving.  As much as there are several adult games I have been keeping an eye out for games for kids. Many games that are listed as kid-friendly have some pretty gory...
    by at January 3rd, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Touch The Web, Print The Web With HP’s New Web Printer!
    Tweet While at the Aiming Low party (still praying for Anissa) I got to meet the team from HP and the awesome HP Web Printer (HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web – the world’s first web-connected printer to be exact). Still confused? Hear what my 4 year old girl has to say: I caught a glimpse at Type A Mom conference but did not get to test drive it. When...
    by at December 23rd, 2009 at 08:12 am
  • Win E.L.F Makeup Artist Starter Kit ($50)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Rondah! I know what you are thinking, enough with stuff for the kiddos already. I think my brain has been so programmed for the past 4 years to put the kids first that I have neglected mommy pampering. Well, that is going to be rectified. Right here. Right now. What is the ultimate treat for a mom, with the assurance that you can’t...
    by at December 16th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Disney On Ice Hits Boston – Get Discount Tickets (Or Win It)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! Disney on Ice Hits Boston and what better time than during the holiday season.  The stop at Boston will be short so you may want to reserve your seat as soon as possible. Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic: Join the celebration as 65 of Disney’s unforgettable characters from 18 beloved stories come to life in...
    by at December 14th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Win The Corolle Cecile Doll ($45)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Cristi I love dolls. I do. I had never seen a doll of color except for a Barbie while I toured India. Actually I lie. That was a white doll just using a sari. I think since then there have been a few dolls of color out there since then. I have not been pleased with the many that I have seen. Call me a prude but many are just plain...
    by at December 12th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Snazzy Electronic Gifts: Hershey’s Memory Sticks And The I-Dog Plush Puppy Speaker (Win One Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jen! What do you get for the person who has everything? Seriously can’t go cheap right? No use wasting money on something expensive since they may have 10 stacked away in the closet. I guess you could try hand-made but with hand-made it is always a toss up whether it will be a success or not. For me I like to be careful who...
    by at December 10th, 2009 at 07:12 pm
  • Win Personalized Holiday Cookies (2 Dozen) From Wicked Good Cookies!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kim! A little earlier in the year I had a chance to meet the team at Wicked Good Cookies. In fact they have a Create a Cookie Club House where kids can come in and make cookies so my kids got to be part of the cookie making process. we had fun and I learnt that these guys were a wonderful team baking up quality cookies. In fact...
    by at December 7th, 2009 at 05:12 pm
  • Win Suave Lotion And Bodywash!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Julie! Skincare is one of the things I pay attention to. Well, make that used to pay attention to. I must admit I have let things get out of control. Not sure if it it my bad habit of drinking too little water (why, oh why does water not taste like Diet Coke?) or maybe the fact that I come from a tropical place and the Boston...
    by at December 3rd, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Check Out The Boy Dolls And Win One Too ($59.95)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Ellen! I have 2 girls so to say that dolls are a part of our life would be highly redundant. As much as I am not a fan of many of the new toys out there (some of it may be because they don’t hold such a memory to me as dolls) dolls have hands down been my favorite toy ever. When I had kids and we had playdates and many...
    by at December 2nd, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  • Macy’s Believe Campaign (And Win A $25 Macy’s Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Christopher! Macy’s new campaign “Believe” captures the essence of the season with giving being the focus. The new TV commercial features Queen Latifah to help get the message out. For every letter that Macy’s gets, they will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, up to a whopping $1 million. That seems so easy to...
    by at December 1st, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Win The Toy Story Collection Rex Action Figure! ($69.99)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy! So you think I only have girly toys? Well having 2 little girls my view of fabulous toys is somewhat skewed. Well to make up for any relapse I may have had, how about this robotic Rex figure from the Toy Story collection? Are your ears perked up to know it is worth $69.99 ? Seriously you could be a superstar in your kid’s...
    by at November 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Win Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD (3 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Sheila, Annamarie and Charlene! In this comedy sequel Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley.  Larry’s nocturnal friends are being retired to the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, luring him back for a hilarious, all-out battle against an Egyptian Pharaoh who plans to take over the museum… and the world!  Directed by Shawn...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Review: Spinbrush By Arm & Hammer | Kid’s Electric Toothbrush
    Tweet Timing in blogging is sometimes a little weird. My kids normally use the Colgate electric toothbrush (more for the Dora picture on it) but recently the battery ran out and on a Halloween trick or treat a house gave out (manual) toothbrushes (the dad was a dentist but seriously how cool is that?). The fact that there were Dora brushes meant both my kids forgot about...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Win The Princess And The Frog Deluxe Tiana Doll And Wardrobe Play Set
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melanie! You may be anxiously waiting the release of The Princess and the Frog movie and you may have even been ogling the Disney products for this movie after reading my review of Disney The Princess and the Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set, but Mommy Niri always saves something for you. This is the kick-off of the 12 Days...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways!
    Tweet In true Mommy Niri fashion of giving you the greatest giveaways there was no way I could let  the holidays go by without bringing you something special.  Well, make that 12 something special giveaways. With some of them having more than one winner there are sure to be many merry readers of Mommy Niri out there. So keep checking everyday and to make sure you...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Disney The Princess and The Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set Review
    Tweet The Princess and the Frog Tiana Wedding Gown Doll SRP: $16.50 Retailers: Disney Store, and DisneyStore.com Available: Now Fairy tales do come true, but you may have to kiss a frog first! Gorgeous in her green wedding gown, the Princess Tiana doll is as sparkling as the blue bayou. An adorable little figure of Tiana as her charming frog self is also included. The...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Baby Genius Brings Toys With The Beat!
    Tweet On returning from the Time To Play (top toys 2009) event I came across a few of the Baby Genius toys. My experience to Baby Genius prior to the event was mainly the videos of nursery rhymes.  I have on occasion used it to “babysit” my kids while I got some precious activity attended to. In fact the Sleepytime videos were my favorite and they actually...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Busytown Mysteries!
    Tweet When I was approached to review the Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries I was a bit unsure. Unlike most everyone my exposure to the series was very little. Stop looking so surprised, you know I did not grow up here so the television shows you are all used to I am not. But then again it is not like I have never heard of the series. A while back I saw a special...
    by at November 24th, 2009 at 05:11 am
  • My Curious George Party (And Win The DVD Too)! #AVeryMonkeyChristmas
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulation Krystal! When I was approached to host a Curious George screening for “A Very Monkey Christmas“.party I totally flipped. Curious George is not only a favorite show with my kids but mine too. Sometimes they dawdle off to their room and I stay rooted in front of the television to see what George will do. Now that either...
    by at November 21st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Playskool’s More Than Play Campaign!
    Tweet When I learned that Playskool had kicked off an educational initiative and was asked whether I would help promote it, I readily agreed. Anything promoting education has my name on it. I know what you are thinking: But doesn’t Playskool make toys, and so it is just playing? No way. I may not be reading the parenting books so much now but the first 2 years...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Win The Wii Fit Plus Board & Jillian Michaels New Wii Game!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Cher! When the guys at Sports Authority contacted me about doing a giveaway of the Wii Fit Plus Board and Jillian Michael’s New Wii Game, I thought how ironic since I had just come back from the EA Sports Active More Workouts tour in Boston earlier in the day (I am giving one away too). Sports Authority is teaming up with...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • EA Sports Active Team Hits Boston (Win EA Sports Active More Workouts for Wii)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Daniel! Today I stopped by the makeshift location of the EA Sports Active team while they are in Boston promoting their latest offering “More Workouts”. I guess calling it makeshift is a poor choice of words considering the location is on the upscale Newbury Street in Boston. Boston is one of 2 places they are holding...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • K’NEX Makes A Great Building Connection!
    Tweet A while ago I was approached by Team Mom about reviewing K’NEX, and I thought why not. The closest thing I can think of describing K’NEX to would be LEGOs. You see we are a hardcore Lego family (well as hardcore as a 2 and 4 year old can be) but on my daughter’s 4th birthday she got a set of K’NEX and I could see the possibilities. I am...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Win The Corolle Vanity Bag!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Stacie! I come from having 4 sisters so girly stuff has always adorned my home.  When I was pregnant I so badly wanted a girl for the mere reason to dress her in all of that cute clothes. Now with 2 little girls our home is full of dolls and here’s the thing: I love it.   Corolle, a fabulous french doll company that designs...
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Chef George Duran Teams Up with Hunt’s (2 Winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Lauralee and Divinia! If you have read my post Passing On My Prejudices, you would know I have thing about tomatoes. I don’t ever eat them directly but I love the taste they bring to food so I try to disguise the texture.  That often means me using a food processor to make it into smaller bits, or even reaching out for...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Be Thankful Of Today And Win The Rwandan Peace Basket #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Cheryl! Thanksgiving is coming up so that means 2 things for most people: Turkey and also Black Friday. Not to take away anything from tradition, I respect that but Thanksgiving is also a great time to reflect. I have to admit to not being a big Turkey dinner fan (being a vegetarian you could clearly see why) or one to go crazy...
    by at November 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm