Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • 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
  • The Power To Help Education With $10,000 !
    Tweet [ CLICK HERE TO POST YOUR IDEAS BY SEPT 1st TO WIN $10,000 FOR A SCHOOL] I was at a party recently and friends asked me what do I do with stuff I get through blogging (from attending parties/events and reviews) and I replied I give it away. When the shell-shocked look faded some understanding of the concept set in that the power to make someone happy by giving...
    by at August 16th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Ages Of Rocks CD Features Impressive Tracks!
    Tweet I always love projects from the One2One Network, they keep you feeling a little more hip by showing me the latest music which aI might have otherwise missed. This time it was to review the Rock Of Ages CD.  Even though I am n0t in touch with what is hot (or not) this listing had several songs from an age when I did listen. Come on, who has not loved “we...
    by at August 15th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Partyware Adds A Punch To Parties!
    Tweet When the folks at MomSelect asked me whether I would review the new Nickelodeon’s partyware for SpongeBob I must admit to having some mixed feelings. My older daughter somehow the previous Halloween was scared out of her wits by some characters at a party, namely Scooby Doo and SpongeBob and that fear had remained for a long time. I think it must be due...
    by at August 14th, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • To Celebrate Gap Born To Fit Jeans, Win A Gap Jeans!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Last weekend I attended the GAP Born To Fit party held by the lovely Mom In The City (through Brand About Town) and I had a blast. There is nothing nicer than spending a day in NY surrounded by lovely ladies and even lovier jeans. There were 3 styles of Born To Fit Jeans: Bootcut, Regular and Skinny but all were exceptional. Now you know Mommy...
    by at August 14th, 2009 at 07:08 am
  • Post Your Ideas by Sept 1st | That’s Ingenious Challenge: $10,000 For School Charity
    Tweet WHAT? You already read about my iRobot tour so you would have got a feel for the company behind the That’s Ingenious challenge. Then you would have read my feature on Donor’s Choose (the charity promoting education) and you could see clearly why iRobot would have chosen them to be the charity of choice. Luckily Mommy Niri was chosen as a LeadHer (one...
    by at August 11th, 2009 at 12:08 pm
  • That’s Ingenious: Donors Choose – The Charity Helping Teachers Focus on Education!
    Tweet As we learned, through the iRobot That’s Ingenious project, of $10,000 being the prize money for charity, we also learned that it was going to be through Donors Choose. I hate to admit that I had never heard of Donors Choose before this project and when I learned of them I was amazed that such an organization existed. I have to admit I normally don’t...
    by at August 10th, 2009 at 09:08 pm
  • Win Super Why DVD Featuring Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red & Whyatt Beanstalk!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner: Rachel Burke! ***  CONTEST CLOSED *** I am sure you have read how much Super Why is loved in our home ( read my post on Meet Angelo Santomero, creator of Super Why to find out more). If Super Why is a favorite in your home or you have not tried it yet, now is your chance to own the Super Why! The Three Little Pigs & Jack and the Beanstalk Want...
    by at August 10th, 2009 at 06:08 am
  • Win Hostess 100 Calorie Packs (10 winners)
    Tweet Congratulations Winners: Donna Kozar, Cheryl Yoder, Candie Luster, Jennifer Girsche, Janet Fricano, Patricia Treskovich, Carol Dziuba, Amanda Kinder, Jeccica Simpson, and Carol Lawrence CONTEST CLOSED When I was contacted by Hostess about reviewing their new line of 100 calorie snacks (mini cakes)  I was unsure. I normally am pretty picky about cakes and...
    by at August 4th, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • Hasbro Has Toys That Even Siblings Can Share!
    Tweet About a month ago (yes I am a little behind) I received a package from Hasbro with a variety of toys targeted at my toddler/preschooler age. Toys are always fun for the kids but also interesting when you are reviewing them as to how closely you watch how your kids interact with them. Of a more interesting angle is when you have 2 children pretty close in age...
    by at August 2nd, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Win A Personalized Gift From Frecklebox!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner: Bridget Combs!!! CONTEST CLOSED!!! If you read my review a while back on FreckleBox, the makers of personalized gifts, you would have been drooling to get your own. These guys did such an awesome job on creating the books for my girls I consider them a treasure and make sure the girls are extra careful with them so they last the journey. Now...
    by at August 1st, 2009 at 08:08 pm
  • Blogging Experts? Just Blog And Let Blog!
    Tweet This is one blog post I really did not want to write since there are a gazillion blog posts about blogging instead of what we normally blog about since BlogHer (Hangover), and frankly I am sick of it! I know this post won’t make me popular, oh wait I am not that popular anyway! People are sprouting all over to advise, mock and act holier than thou as to...
    by at August 1st, 2009 at 07:08 pm
  • That’s Ingenious: The iRobot (Makers of Roomba & Scooba) Tour!
    Tweet I was away on the long July 4th weekend (yes the same weekend I got my 1st speeding ticket for $200) I was thrilled to get an twitter message that the company has been trying to get hold of me for an iRobot blogging event. Truth be told, I listened to nothing of the finer details as I trusted that anything this company did would be in keeping with its tradition...
    by at July 30th, 2009 at 08:07 am
  • Win Healthy Choice Meals (10 Winners)!
    Tweet Congratulations Winners: Angela McCoy, Janet Fricano, Nora Scott-Platt, Laura Benjamin, Valerie Mitchell, Amanda Sandico, Heather Simone, Ramishia Mckissick, Erica Carnes, and Nancy Schools CONTEST CLOSED!!! With the focus of how kids should eat healthy it is important to note that children live by example. Stated simply if you want the kids to eat better,...
    by at July 27th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things Mommy Niri Won’t Be Doing This Friday
    Tweet To ensure the tradition of Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 continues, I am providing this week’s dose from the windy city Chicago. You would already know what I am doing here if you have been following my blog, but just incase you are new (welcome) I am attending the BlogHer conference in Chicago. There are many things I will be getting up to: makeovers, massages,...
    by at July 24th, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Win A Coach Bag By Getting Organized With SpringPad
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Remember the days we carried notebooks to keep track of whatever we did or needed to do? Well what if there was a way to do that now, only online and only better. SpringPad has taken it to the next level, by allowing seamless integration. Why merely store when you can link, reference and add depth to the entries. Go on a step further and add a...
    by at July 22nd, 2009 at 11:07 am
  • Win Autographed Hawthorne Poster And Saving Grace Season 2 DVD!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! What a way to celebrate TNT Tuesday! Mommy Niri, thanks to TNT, is offering her readers a chance to celebrate the Tuesday series Hawthorne and Saving Grace. Both of these series depict dynamic and strong women. The winner will get a Hawthorne poster autographed by Jada Pinket Smith and Saving Grace Season 2 DVD. What do you say to that? Want...
    by at July 20th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Go On, Tell Ford What Women Want!
    Tweet Well hold back on asking for a contraption for folding laundry or emptying the dishwasher, I don’t think Ford is equipped yet (but I guess it won’t hurt to ask, right?), but let us focus on cars. Wondering why on earth you should bother telling me? Well Mommy Niri got accepted into the Ford Ride and Drive Program at BlogHer and Ford would love to...
    by at July 19th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • Win A Safety 1st “Summer Road Trip Safety” Basket
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!!!! As we’re in the midst of summer travel season, Safety 1st is offering a “Summer Road Trip Safety” basket to one lucky reader! Summer travel is fun and exciting, but it is important to first ensure the safety of your little ones in the back seat before you are able to sit back and relax. The basket includes items from Safety...
    by at July 15th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • A Behind The Scenes Look At Peapod!
    Tweet A few weeks ago I was invited to take a behind the scenes look at Peapod, and if you are wondering what took me so long to blog about it, I suggest you read the several posts just before this one. If you don’t know who Peapod is, they are the delivery service to grocery stores like Stop And Shop and Giant. I expected to just see a warehouse of groceries...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 10:07 pm