Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Win The Toy Story Collection Rex Action Figure! ($69.99)
    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 eye...
    by at November 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Win Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD (3 winners)
    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 Levy,...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Review: Spinbrush By Arm & Hammer | Kid’s Electric Toothbrush
    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 all...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Win The Princess And The Frog Deluxe Tiana Doll And Wardrobe Play Set
    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 Of Christmas...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways!
    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 don’t...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Disney The Princess and The Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set Review
    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 Princess...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Baby Genius Brings Toys With The Beat!
    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 all...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Busytown Mysteries!
    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 of...
    by at November 24th, 2009 at 05:11 am
  • My Curious George Party (And Win The DVD Too)! #AVeryMonkeyChristmas
    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 means...
    by at November 21st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Playskool’s More Than Play Campaign!
    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 I devoured...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Win The Wii Fit Plus Board & Jillian Michaels New Wii Game!
    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 Nintendo...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • EA Sports Active Team Hits Boston (Win EA Sports Active More Workouts for Wii)
    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 a month...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • K’NEX Makes A Great Building Connection!
    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 a big fan...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Win The Corolle Vanity Bag!
    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 high...
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Chef George Duran Teams Up with Hunt’s (2 Winners)!
    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 a can...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Be Thankful Of Today And Win The Rwandan Peace Basket #path2peace
    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 over...
    by at November 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Children Succeed Autistic Games: Step Into Conversation
    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 Games...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Got Holiday Cards? Win A $25 Gift Card To Tiny Prints!
    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 these conferences...
    by at November 5th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Miss Brittany’s Organic Preschool Fun Dough
    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 will hopefully...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Moxie Girlz Dolls Are Hip, Happening And In Various Hues!
    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 being cheesy...
    by at November 1st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Win Author Eileen Goudge’s “Once in a Blue Moon” And “Woman in Red”!
    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 against...
    by at October 29th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • The Ninja Master Prep Has Found A Place In My Kitchen!
    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 the...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • A Visit To The Circus!
    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 normally...
    by at October 24th, 2009 at 05:10 pm
  • Win The “O” Bracelet! #path2peace
    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 I get to...
    by at October 22nd, 2009 at 07:10 pm
  • Win Gerber Graduates Smart Sips Drink And BackPack
    ** 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 the right...
    by at October 21st, 2009 at 09:10 pm
  • Win GRiPPiES No-Slip Run-Resistant Tights (2 winners)
    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 and chances...
    by at October 20th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win “Testing The Ice” Book with Kid’s hat, gloves and scarf set (5 winners)
    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 Baseball...
    by at October 19th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win A Temple Touch Thermometer!
    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 the accuracy...
    by at October 18th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Ice Age 3 Dawn Of The Dinosaurs DVD Scrat Pack (3 winners)
    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!
    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 style,...
    by at October 16th, 2009 at 05:10 pm
  • Easy No-Bake Spider Treats (Also Win A Chance To Make Your Own)!
    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 tricky....
    by at October 15th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Win The Swirly Mini Ghost Ornament Set (2 winners)
    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 such but...
    by at October 14th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Move The Halloween Date? Win $25 Gift Card (3 winners)!
    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 ponder: ·...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Halloween Extravaganza! The Scariest (10) Giveaways Yet!
    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 you swear...
    by at October 13th, 2009 at 08:10 pm
  • Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs Giveaway. Win Blue Ray Disc, DVD And Plush Set!
    *** 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, Disney...
    by at October 3rd, 2009 at 08:10 pm