Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Win Potato Head Trick-O-Tater Plus Bag of Halloween Play-Doh!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Meredith! In my home with a 4 year old and a 2 year old there are few toys which can appease both ages and still allow them to play in the complexity of their levels. Leggos and Potato Head are just a few favorite toys and with the imagination the play is limitless. I was glad to receive a free sample of Potato Head, ala Halloween...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 05:10 pm
  • Easy No-Bake Spider Treats (Also Win A Chance To Make Your Own)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Joan! When the guys over at Fleischman Hillard asked if I was up for making some raisin treats, since I had worked with them earlier when the California Raisin guy was nominated, I was slightly skeptical. One was I am not a great baker and secondly I am a vegetarian so I don’t use eggs and the non egg baking is always...
    by at October 15th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win The Swirly Mini Ghost Ornament Set (2 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Heather and Kathy! Paul (Meet Paul, A Stay At Home Dad) and Lianne, who run Swirly Designs, are meticulous about their craft. No 2 designs of their polymer clay are identical as they are handmade. There is nothing like checking out their seasonal designs to get the mood going. Normally ornaments are relegated to Christmas as...
    by at October 14th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Move The Halloween Date? Win $25 Gift Card (3 winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Nicole, Jessica and Beth! Halloween on a Saturday? Always a Saturday! Make that the last Saturday in October? Easier to remember, or not? Although I do have a passion for October 31st as a date the guys behind this fun movement,  Spirit Halloween, have a point to make.  Still not convinced? How about these tit bits to make you...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Halloween Extravaganza! The Scariest (10) Giveaways Yet!
    Tweet Ok, so Halloween is not your typical holiday. You spend all that money for a costume for your little one, who moans to get in on, wears it for less than an hour, manages to drop something on it before you step out the door, and then brings oodles of candy that you either have to hide, eat yourself (not that you need it) or watch painfully as she eats it while...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Giveaway. Win Blue Ray Disc, DVD And Plush Set!
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Melissa! Who has not seen Snow White? It is one of those movies that has several versions but all form something of a magical connection with the viewer. It is something that your grandma has probably seen and chances are pretty good that your grandchild will be seeing it too. Few movies can pass that test. You know the spiel,...
    by at October 3rd, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Harry Connick Jr’s “Your Songs” Is One Sweet Selection!
    Tweet Had it not been my relationship with One2One Network I would be singing Dora tunes all day, and that would not be a good thing for anyone especially anyone subjected to my already bad singing (warning – knowing that I sing bad in no way makes me stop). I try not to listen to music in categories and listen to anything that stirs me. I am will to listen to...
    by at October 3rd, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win Tickets to SteveSongs Live Show in Boston on Oct 10th
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!!! CONGRATULATIONS LORI! The lovable music teacher from PBS KIDS show, Steve Roslonek (SteveSongs), is coming to Boston. The LIVE show will be performed at: The Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington, MA at 10:30am and 3pm on October 10th You can buy the tickets in advance  for $12.50 at 781-646-4TIX or $15 on the day of show. MommyNiri...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Win Autographed SteveSongs DVD
    Tweet Check out Curious George DVD contest closing on 11/29 *** SteveSongs CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Susan! *** Win SteveSong’s DVD (autographed, with your kid’s names) from singer-songwriter Steve Roslonek also known as children’s entertainer. Steve now comes in PBS KIDS morning show as the music teacher. Share your favorite children’s...
    by at September 28th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Win Family Pack Tickets To The Opening Night Circus Show (Boston)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Carol! Great news for Mommy Niri fans. Mommy Niri is one of Feld Entertainment’s Feld Family Activators (FFAs) which means I get to share some pretty special deals for you. You can get special discounted tickets to Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus shows. Purchase  a  4- ‐pack  of  tickets  for ...
    by at September 27th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • My Healthy Choice Party
    Tweet So a while back I reviewed and held a (very successful) contest for Healthy Choice. When I was approached to host a Healthy Choice House Party there was no way I was going to say no. It was meant to coincide with the Emmy Awards but I decided to hold mine earlier since the kids have early bedtimes, and it was just as well as the girls were under the weather. ...
    by at September 25th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
  • Win Zhu Zhu Pet, The Electronic Hamster
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! After hosting the Zhu Zhu Pets Party, we realized how popular the toy is. People just loved it. The toy, with built-in artificial intelligence, is just too smart. It knows when to back off, when to turn right or left. The Zhu Zhu toy is now hitting the stores – Amazon and Toys R Us. On popular demand, Mommy Niri brings the Zhu Zhu pet...
    by at September 22nd, 2009 at 07:09 am
  • Win $100 OfficeMax Gift Card For An Exceptional Teacher!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations to PJ Mullen! Did you know teachers spend an average of $1200 of their own money on classroom supplies each year? That’s $4 billion annually! That’s why OfficeMax joined with Adopt-A-Classroom to create “A Day Made Better“—a national cause event founded to erase teacher-funded classrooms. This year, “A...
    by at September 20th, 2009 at 12:09 pm
  • Win A Month’s Supply Of Dropps Laundry Detergent (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED !!! A few months ago I was approached to try out the Dropps Laundry Detergent. We had just bought a new washer and it took only high efficiency “he” type detergents. Thankfully it was marked he. There have been several all-in-one type detergents, but Dropps is truly different. If you recall I enjoyed trying out the Purex 3-1in-1 laundry...
    by at September 19th, 2009 at 07:09 pm
  • Win A Poster Print From Digital Room!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Ketty! The holidays are around the bend and holiday pictures are always the buzz, but how about surprising your loved ones with a poster capturing the beat of summer? When you are knee deep in snow outside such a poster adorning your wall is sure to ward off any winter blues you may have. Well, lucky for you Digital Room is sponsoring...
    by at September 19th, 2009 at 04:09 am
  • Win Macy’s $25 Gift Card
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy from ClickClackMom The Macy’s and Feeding America Come Together program to fight hunger is one that definitely needs support. In support of  the program Mommy Niri will be giving one of her lucky readers a $25 Macy’s Gift Card! You know you want it so enter now! The contest closes on the September 20th, 2009....
    by at September 12th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Help California Raisins Win The Juiciest Award (You Can Win Too)!
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Vickie, Marilyn & Madeliene Here’s the thing, raisins are a mama’s best friend. I get all gooey happy seeing my girls eating them because I know that it is not candy. Can you think of a better snack food that is not messy, non sodium loaded and also very healthy?  Well the grapevine has some even more exciting...
    by at September 9th, 2009 at 09:09 pm
  • Mousse Temptations By Jell-O Is My Decadent Pleasure!
    Tweet UPDATE (8/16/2010): See the latest flavor Chocolate Mint Sensation UPDATE (1/10/2009): See Jello Mousse & Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape for Wii Party When I was approached to try the new Jello I was a bit on the skeptic. I know many people are crazy about it but truthfully I come from the old British traditions in South Africa of thinking Jello (or...
    by at September 8th, 2009 at 06:09 pm
  • Win Wall Graphic Print From UPrinting (2 Winners)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Kerrie Mayans & Janna McNeil UPrinting.com is a leading online printing company that provides high quality printing at the most affordable prices. For over 25 years, U-Printing has been a trusted leader in online printing, featuring its signature easy-to-use website and the famous Free File Review, a complimentary proofing...
    by at September 7th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Zhu Zhu Pets: Finally A Mess Free Pet!
    Tweet Mommy Niri’s Win Zhu Zhu Pet’s Contest closes on October 11th. I have a huge love for dogs and so is my hubby, but since we live in New England which is known for its snowy winters, we never owned a dog for fear of the messy home. Fast forward a few years later our home is as messy as can be with our 2 little girls yet the thought of adding more...
    by at September 6th, 2009 at 08:09 pm
  • Back To School: Win Play-Doh, Burger Builder System
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Betty N Play Doh is a staple in my home, in fact it is one of my favorite items I carry in my bag, the others are crayons and aquadoodles.  Truth is I have toyed with several variations and cheaper knock-offs of Play-Doh but the scent and quality of their inferior cousins convinced me to not even bother. When I heard about...
    by at August 30th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Disney High School Musical 2, DVD (Deluxe Dance Edition)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Geoff K Think you have the moves to groove with the East High Wildcats? Let the stars show you what they’ve got in an interactive dance-along that lets you control the action, and relive your favorite parts of the movie with an incredible virtual scrapbook! It’s the movie you love and so much more! High School...
    by at August 30th, 2009 at 06:08 am
  • Back To School: Win Itzabitza | Magical Drawing Game for Early Readers
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Chirs G. Back in July, Mommy Niri interviewed Margaret Johnson, CEO of SABI – an Educational Video Games Startup Company. Mommy Niri readers get to win ItzaBitza, again. Reading to your baby, yet, reading is for all seasons, gift of reading and tools for early readers are some of the discussions that readers can participate...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Pirate’s Booty – A Chest Full of Snacks | Healthy Snacks for Kids
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Natalia D. Pirate’s Booty, is a deliciously baked all-natural snack made from puffed rice and corn.  Pirate’s Booty comes in great subtle flavors like Aged White Cheddar, Barbeque, Veggie (vegan), Bermuda Onion and Sea Salt & Vinegar.  All Pirate’s Booty products are low in fat (130 calories per serving) gluten...
    by at August 28th, 2009 at 05:08 am
  • Is It Halloween Yet?
    Tweet Recently I saw an opportunity to review some costumes and I was taken aback, it was August. I normally have no concept of what day it is but was I really that out of touch? Flashbacks to last year and I recall how the good costumes get taken. Anyway I managed to get a wonderful witch costume (part of their Simply Spooky line) from the Princess Time Toys online...
    by at August 26th, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Lunch System with Qlubb
    Tweet *** Contest Closed *** Congratulations Tracy A free online service, Qlubb, helps parents organize and coordinate their children’s activities and groups.  It has online sign-up sheets, shared calendaring, etc. and has over 20,000 members who are using Qlubb to organize everything from parent-teacher-associations to room parenting to scout troops to youth sports....
    by at August 26th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Snazl Time – We Speak Food! Join In Wednesday 9pm EST
    Tweet The 3rd week of Featured SnazL stories and we made it, since we have not been thrown off the show we are going to sweeten the conversation and talk Food. Who on earth does not like food? Well except for those lil skinny girls I once met who complained about having to eat lunch. Go figure! Well for the rest of us food lovers come on over Wednesday at 9pm EST....
    by at August 25th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win Healthy (GoPicnic) Ready Made Meals | 5 Winners with 4 Products each
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Lisa, Lia, Heather Goldsmith, Barbara Wright & Lisa Taylor Ready Made Meals There is nothing fancy about packaged foods. Its an old tradition. The GoPicnic meal is ready to eat right from the box with absolutely no need for refrigeration or special preparation. Vegetarian Meals Whenever I am in a hurry, I take one of...
    by at August 25th, 2009 at 06:08 pm
  • Back To School: Win “Learn To Read” by Hooked On Phonics
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Congratulations Cynthia Mercado If you know me you would know that I am a strong advocate of education and reading (read some of my earlier posts if you need more convincing reading to your baby, yet, grant the gift of reading, providing the tools for early readers) but also that I have been working as part of a focus group with Hooked...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Back To School Special Promotion | A Week of Giveaways
    Tweet Mommy Niri readers get ready for the Back To School Special Promotion – a full week of giveaways for you. We will be posting a product giveaway every day for the next 7 days. Here is the full list of back to school giveaways: Hooked on Phonics, Learn To Read GoPicnic, 5 Winners with 4 Products each Qlubb, T Shirt and Eco friendly lunch box system Pirates...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Wickedly Great Way To Make Cookies!
    Tweet As a mom the days of browsing in a place with kids have long been a thing of the past.  With a 2 and 4 year old in tow it becomes more of an effort than the amusement I may derive at some outings. Some things like strawberry picking is one of my favorite activities for the simple reason that as long as the kids have something to do they are out of trouble. Some...
    by at August 24th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Snazl Sneak Peak Week 3: Food – Yummy In My Tummy!
    Tweet So you probably have been to my snazl shows, if so thank you and I hope you will make it to all. If not, it is not too late to join in for fun and prizes. So grab, or make, your best videos about anything food.  Show me your (or someone else’s) recipes, tips, best restaurant food, anything food through videos and pictures. You can upload them to the snazl...
    by at August 23rd, 2009 at 10:08 pm
  • Are You Snazling With Me? Join For Fun And Prizes!
    Tweet Live Wednesday 9:00pm EST! Join in the party. Tonight we will have “School on my mind!” as the topic. Anything school goes!  I know you are excited after seeing the Snazl Sneak Peak: School On My Mind. If you have videos and pictures load them during the show. There will be prizes so join in. Oh and please bring your school picture to the party! Have...
    by at August 18th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Size Does Matter!
    Tweet I just needed a new laptop, the older one had a battery so fried that I was practically married to the outlet. People stared at me unbelievably, like I was an idiot, and asked why don’t I just buy one. Well I am one of those people who analyze the value first. I did not mind getting a new battery but was not so sure that something else would pack up. Anyway...
    by at August 18th, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • Win Trendy Invitations on Recycled Paper ($50 Value)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Taksiha Allen Paper Culture provides high-end invitations and announcements. The samples we received were made from 100% post consumer recycled paper. The paper quality, colors, and design were top notch. The rounded corners were done smoothly and the envelope was made of thick quality paper. Of course premium products mean premium...
    by at August 17th, 2009 at 08:08 pm