Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Children Succeed Autistic Games: Step Into Conversation
    Tweet Back in April, when I heard it was Autism month, I published several posts on Autism, including a post with Children Succeed, the makers of several games geared towards kids with autism. Since then I have received so much of requests for more information and being a topic that is so close to my heart (along with many other moms) I am featuring each of the Autism...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Got Holiday Cards? Win A $25 Gift Card To Tiny Prints!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Tonya! While I was attending the Blogalicious conference, where I was also speaking, I managed to attend the cupcake suite party held by the Clever Girls Collective (trust me that name is well suited to these smart and sassy gals). While there when I was not devouring the yummy cupcakes or gulping down champagne (yes, I tell you...
    by at November 5th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Miss Brittany’s Organic Preschool Fun Dough
    Tweet The holidays are fast approaching and as much as the food and festivities come to mind, also that huge sigh when you think of all those presents you need to buy. Since I can’t help too much with the cost of the gifts, well maybe a little as I promise some cool contests, I can help you get a little insight into some products I have laid my hands on.  This...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Moxie Girlz Dolls Are Hip, Happening And In Various Hues!
    Tweet While at BlogHer in Chicago I received the Moxie Girlz Doll. Later I found that there were some Moxie Girlz dolls of color. That piqued my interest and I received one of color to review. The fact that there are so few options for dolls of color and having 2 little girls myself this is one topic I will always be on the lookout for. Keeping a doll trendy without...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Win Author Eileen Goudge’s “Once in a Blue Moon” And “Woman in Red”!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations May I was recently approached by One2One network to review a book by Eileen Goudge, the New York Times Bestselling author of “Woman in Red“. Books are the toughest to review since they take time, though reading is a big love in my life it is not one I have given much attention to recently. So knowing my schedule was...
    by at October 29th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • The Ninja Master Prep Has Found A Place In My Kitchen!
    Tweet I should rather say “counter”, and that is a true honor in itself. The truth is the moment my oldest became a toddler I somehow lost counter space in my home. No matter what I did the counters became cluttered, though I salvaged some space for a laptop, priorities ehh? And you wondered how I always seem online or reply mails in a jiffy. That is precisely...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • A Visit To The Circus!
    Tweet This past week we went to the opening night at the Ringling Bros And Barnum and Bailey circus courtesy of Mom Central (be sure to use the coupon MOM to get discount tickets) and the Feld Entertainment group. I was highly anxious about taking my kids to the circus. You see, they had never ever been to the circus, in fact we barely hit night events since it is...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 05:10 pm
  • Win The “O” Bracelet! #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Laura! You would have read about Mommy Niri being a Macy’s Path To Peace Ambassador and I am sure you have been ogling my fabulous bracelet. Well I love my readers and while I won’t share my bracelet, yes that same amazing bracelet featured in the The Oprah Magazine, I do have amazing news for you. Not only do...
    by at October 22nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Win Gerber Graduates Smart Sips Drink And BackPack
    Tweet ** CONTEST CLOSED ** Congratulations Clarissa Neiding & Jovita Cantu Nutritional drink for kids? There are so many in the market today that you can’t even count them. A quick search on Google for “kids nutritional drinks” returns 20 million results. Thats amazing. Seriously, it would drive anyone nuts to literally figure out how to pick...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Win GRiPPiES No-Slip Run-Resistant Tights (2 winners)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Lisa and Susan! Contest Closed!!! You know how you always want you kiddo’s tootsies to be covered but have seen them fall as the socks skid on the non carpeted floors? Yes, some socks do have those non-skid surfaces but truth is you sometimes want that snazzy design you spied on during some vacation or grabbed on a bargain...
    by at October 20th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win “Testing The Ice” Book with Kid’s hat, gloves and scarf set (5 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy (book and hat, gloves and scarf set) and book winners Diane, Andria, Erica, Carol Two-time Caldecott Honor Book artist Kadir Nelson has been charged with creating memorable paintings that capture the essence of one of America’s finest heroes. Jackie Robinson’s legendary breaking of the color barrier in Major League...
    by at October 19th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win A Temple Touch Thermometer!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kristi! The types of thermometers out there are big and everyone has their favorite. Growing up we just used the old mercury ones and I was glad to see them phased out. When we were expecting a baby we considered various ones but finally went with a regular digital one. We used it only in the mouth and though everyone swears by...
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Ice Age 3 Dawn Of The Dinosaurs DVD Scrat Pack (3 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations John, Angela and Gina! It seems like yesterday that Ice Age was released, right? Can you believe October 27th Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs releases? Well I received a screener copy of the movie so I know it is indeed very real. The film will be available in a limited edition “Scrat Pack” which features tons of bonus features...
    by at October 17th, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • 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