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  • Comments Off on Manilla – An Online Organizing Tool For Financials, Rewards, Subscriptions And More.
    Manilla – An Online Organizing Tool For Financials, Rewards, Subscriptions And More.
    When I was dating my now husband I was aghast at his paper methods of paying bills. This was over a decade ago and though everything was not done electronically most were. Banks also have methods to issue checks on your behalf if you prepare them online. Being a software...
    by at June 13th, 2011 at 10:06 am
  • Inside Scoop On Mr. Popper’s Penguins – Includes Quotes From Producer And Director ! (Win A $50 Movie Gift Card And Book)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Geoff! Confession: my favorite perk of being a blogger is watching screenings watching screenings with my kids. There is nothing like sharing my love for the big screen with my kids. There is a moment when you are watching a good family movie...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Meeting Jim Carrey!
    There was a space between having kids and blogging full time that I lost touch with movies (and sleep) but before I was a total movie fanatic. So while I draw a blank when friends mention some hot actor there are some actors you know forever. Jim Carrey is one of them. When...
    by at June 12th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer!
    On Wednesday we got to a view a screening of Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer. We have been looking forward to this movie as my daughter has started chapter books though not yet on Judy Moody (still ready Junie B. Jones) and Judy Moody’s sense of style so closely...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 09:06 am
  • Dancing With Mr. Popper’s Penguins!
    When I was in Los Angeles last week for a media event for Mr. Popper’s Penguins (more on that later but don’t forget it opens next week) an opportunity to dance with the “penguins” came up. You would think me being self conscious, or my poor acting...
    by at June 10th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • Exploring Paddywhack Lane Toys!
    A company I love working with mentioned Paddywhack Lane toys and books and I have to confess I had never heard of them. I have no shame admitting that sometimes cool things slip my view. Since I know that the PR company only worked with amazing brands I decided to give...
    by at June 9th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • Comments Off on Tangled Is Our Most Watched Movie, What Is Yours?
    Tangled Is Our Most Watched Movie, What Is Yours?
    Everyone has one. No matter the personality or the reluctance to admit  it, we all have a favorite movie. That normally translates to the most watched movie.Whether it is the assurance of knowing what is coming next or the comfort of familiar characters, no matter how...
    by at June 9th, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • Villeroy & Boch Glass Giveaway
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dottie! Forget neckties and socks, dads need something more exciting. You already know from my earlier review of Villeroy & Boch that I am a huge fan of their quality, but what you don’t know is that since then I have continued...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 09:06 pm
  • So Now It Is Get 200 Likes To Review A Product?
    See update below… I am really upset while writing this post. Mostly because I have a pile of other stuff more important to do and this was not scheduled but it had to be done. I also hate posts coming out negative – I like thinking that I should give someone...
    by at June 6th, 2011 at 08:06 am
  • Good Food Made Simple – In The Freezer Aisle!
    Recently I attended a breakfast hosted by a company called Good Food Made Simple. Their aim: make healthy food accessible by all. They focused on one meal that has been neglected somewhat, breakfast. Granted there are pancakes and waffles in the freezer aisles but nothing...
    by at June 3rd, 2011 at 07:06 pm
  • I Will Post About Your Contest If You Post About Mine!
    I receive several pitches, some good, some bad and some plain ugly. I wanted to post my reply to one of my pet-peeves. ————————————————————————————————– Dear...
    by at June 2nd, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • Pumpkin Growing Contest?
    It is only May, I know. Mommy Niri is normally behind so how come I am talking pumpkins in May instead of October? My wonderful neighbor Jerelyn thought of this fabulous idea to get a few of us in the neighborhood to join in a friendly pumpkin growing contest. Tell me that...
    by at May 30th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • A Bit Of Gas!
    I have been debating for ages whether to write about this since it happened at my kiddo’s school but seriously it was too precious not to share. Also to protect the identities of all parties no names will will be mentioned. I volunteered (weird word for helping in...
    by at May 29th, 2011 at 09:05 pm
  • An Ambassador For Strawberries, No Really!
    I have been trying to be careful what brands I works with. I mean reviewing a product is different but standing up as an ambassador for any brand makes me think long and hard. Many bloggers are vying so hard to be aligned with a brand that they forget their own brand. When...
    by at May 27th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Drool, The Baby Expo In Boston! (Win A Maxi-Cosi Infant Car Seat Valued At $179.99)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gianna! So typically Expos aimed at moms to be have been rather drab and run by one major retailer. Having attended only one ever while pregnant  was never tempted to go back. The commercialism vein that ran through it made me feel like I...
    by at May 26th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Kid’s Bowl Free All Summer!
    So last year we found this amazing deal where kids could bowl free all Summer and we signed up. I mean this was a real deal, and I am pretty skeptical but glad we checked it out. If you check the locations listed the chances are pretty good you would find one close to you....
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri at Mom’s Nite Out 2011!
    Mom’s Nite out in 2010 was such an experience that there was no way I would have missed being part of it in 2011. There were parties held all over nationally at the same time (and online) and local bloggers got to pair up with malls. Last year I had known already that...
    by at May 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am
  • Speaking, Meeting And Learning At Bloggy Bootcamp (in Boston)
    When I learned there was conference happening in Boston although part of me was getting jaded at maybe attending just another blogger conference, the other part said it would be ridiculous to not attend. I mean seriously how often does a conference land in my backyard and...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Win A 77Kids $50 Gift Card!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kathy! So you have already seen my post and video on the newly opened 77Kids store in Boston, but with so many more opening I thought the timing would be fabulous to give my readers something to enjoy the adorable fashion there too.  I mean...
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • Zhu Zhus Pets And The Only Royal Wedding I Would Actually Watch!
    While the UK and much of the world watched entranced as the royal couple took their vows there were many others who could not wait for it to be over so something else could be featured in the news. Oh, before you can call me out as being unromantic let me dispel that fear....
    by at May 24th, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • NookColor Does Apps! (Win $50 BN Gift Card)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! I have already shared with you why I love the NookColor about its wonderful characteristics that make it a versatile e-reader and I have shared with you how it has changed from the Nook reader. The biggest leap recently in changes...
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 11:05 pm
  • My Job Chart – An Online Chore Chart (And It Is Free)!
    Ever notice how much easier stuff becomes the more complicated our lives become? The fact that I can do more means I end up doing more. In fact the multitasking has driven the home crazy with choices and chaos. It also has become more difficult for kids to understand what...
    by at May 13th, 2011 at 08:05 pm
  • Charlie And Lola DVD Set, Book And Toy Giveaway! (Valued $121)
    CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Tabathia! When my older kid was pretty young was the first time I had heard of Charlie and Lola, and before the “where were you before” hits your tongue in my defense I did not grow up in the USA. It was at a Valentine’s...
    by at May 11th, 2011 at 09:05 am
  • Crocs Chameleons: The Color Changing Crocs For Kids!
    I must admit I had not been a huge worshiper of Crocs and frankly wondered what the whole hullabaloo was about. I thought it was a fad and would eventually die out. I mean they looked ok, but I could not fathom out the craze. Well that was until Blogher 09, where I managed...
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 10:05 am
  • Gogo’s Crazy Bones Party!
    Recently we got to have some friends over to explore the new craze Gogo Crazy Bones at a party. As gothic as that may sound it really is not. These little figurines are adorable, but not in the whole teddy bear way but a way that can be considered cool too. So my 2 girls...
    by at May 10th, 2011 at 08:05 am
  • Mentor Mothers!
    It is Mother’s Day coming up. I normally forget the day except for the fact that the commercialism of it all covers all forms of media.  A long, long time ago I recall trying to make my mom’s day special. While I was growing up money was an issue so there were...
    by at May 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am
  • Mom’s Nite Out! Are You Coming?
    This will be my 3rd year participating in the Mom’s Nite Out and my 2nd with the Burlington Mall in MA. Not only is that mall my favorite (and closest) mall but has a huge range of stores. Last year I also supported The Food Bank with a food drive, and since Mommy...
    by at May 3rd, 2011 at 09:05 pm
  • A Visit To Tiffany & Co!
    So I got an email from Tiffany’s to check out their offerings for Mother’s Day. My heart skipped a beat. Tiffany’s knew me? Then I thought maybe it was a different Tiffany’s, I mean there are other Tiffanys out there. Remember Tiffany, the singer?...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 07:05 pm
  • Mommy Niri Hosts Local Baking Event With Panera!
    You would be hard pressed not to find fans of Panera and it would be no surprise why people are such fans once you have eaten there you would know exactly why. If the freshly made bread would not seduce you in the lure of wi-fi would certainly do the trick. Personally I...
    by at May 2nd, 2011 at 09:05 am
  • Win Flowers For Mother’s Day!
    Congratulations Christy! So whether you are wanting to get this for someone else or yourself you can maybe win a bouquet of flowers in time for Mother’s Day (yes that is next weekend) . Macy’s is sponsoring these flowers to thank me for spreading the word on...
    by at April 29th, 2011 at 09:04 am
  • Social Media Moms Help Moms In Need This Mother’s Day!
    When Holly Pavlika told me about a project she had in mind about helping moms in need this Mother’s Day, she had my full interest. Well maybe 50% as I was driving my kid to school when we spoke. I am a total sucker for all things philanthropic (as you would know by...
    by at April 27th, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Dora’s Garden Gazebo by Mega Bloks!
    The fact that we’re a big fan of Dora is no surprise, but recently I thought we may be moving to other shows as my older (almost 6 year old) daughter grew older. Then she started Spanish class as part of the Global Child program and we found a new way to watch it as...
    by at April 25th, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Earth Day Roundup!
    Well, what is that you say? I’m a day late? Well I was doing earth-y stuff. Yeah, yeah, I know we normally do earth stuff everyday and should care about it everyday, which is what we do do (just ask my kids about their paranoia about recycling), but I do believe...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Our Veggie Bed!
    Even with the best intentions, growing veggies is a tough call. I normally promise myself that I would do it better the next year.  So when I was asked to be a state leader for the B Kind To Earth (go like them already) campaign for Earth Day, with the commitment to do...
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm
  • Happy Earth Day!
    I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Earth Day and hope that you are grabbing this weekend to make a mark on doing something green. Here in Boston it has been raining cats and dogs so we are using that to our advantage and getting those seeds in the ground!
    by at April 23rd, 2011 at 08:04 pm