Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • TBS Brings Family Nights With The Bill Engvall Show
    Tweet TBS is aiming at bringing Saturday night back to the old family night by having family sitcom The Bill Engvall Show be part of the summer viewing. I am a big fan of sitcoms, while my husband not so. He can’t wrap his head around the automatic laughter while I need that dose of sitcom material to relax. Truth is I have not been keeping up with many (read...
    by at July 11th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Win Karito Kids Doll Of Choice ($100 Value)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nicole Choate !!! You may have already read my Karito Kids review and now is the chance for you and your child to be a part of something larger than merely owning a toy. Every doll comes with a code that unlocks a charity of choice online. If that wasn’t enough the cultural experience from the doll and the included book would help...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 09:07 pm
  • GPS: Finally A Way To Get Men To Ask For Directions!
    Tweet Well to not wreak a barrage of insults hurled at me for that somewhat sexist title, maybe I should say “Finally a way to get my husband to ask for directions.” I have wanted a GPS for ages and always was rebuked about it by hubby dearest for the cost and need. I could go on and list all the times we were lost either for the lack of clear directions...
    by at July 10th, 2009 at 07:07 pm
  • Creating That Spa Sensation…At Home!
    Tweet If you managed to whet your appetite last week with makeup tips and wanted to extend that makeover to beyond your body then this is just for you.  You may have seen Katja Presnal‘s handiwork at her site Skimbaco Lifestyle and Skimbaco Home, so you know that you can trust advice she dishes out to you. Live! She will be sharing home spa recipes and tips and...
    by at July 7th, 2009 at 08:07 pm
  • Retrevo: Finding Technology Easily In A Haystack!
    Tweet You may have read my earlier post on Retrevo and Twitter providing answers while on the go, so you should know by now that Retrevo is dedicated to helping you find the correct technology. The trouble with online stores of a particular brand, is just that, they only feature a particular brand. Yes there are a few places online you have several brands featured but...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 pm
  • Get To See Katja Live And Snag Some Makeup Too!
    Tweet Katja Presnal of  Skimbaco Lifestyle (get to know Katja by reading my earlier post Meet Katja and you will see why she is one of the best bloggers)will be hosting her First Ever Interactive LIVE Multimedia Snazl show TODAY on Tuesday June 30, at 2PM EST! The show is part of e.l.f. Cosmetics BlogHer stories series, done by Snazl.com, and can be seen at both of...
    by at June 30th, 2009 at 07:06 am
  • Mommy Shower Part 3:Your Turn – Win A Foot Spa!
    Tweet Congratulations Winner -  Chrysa Duran! Thanks to our sponsors BSM media and Suave for giving Mommy Niri readers a chance to Win  Foot Spa. Read more about our sponsors in Mommy Shower Part 1 and don’t forget to see how we celebrated in Mommy Shower Part 2. Give yourself refreshing bubbles for a relaxing foot massage while you soak your feet in a comforting...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 2: The Celebration!
    Tweet This is the 2nd part in the Mommy Shower series. I hope you read all about our wonderful sponsors in the previous post. I decided to make the event as stress free as possible. It was held early so there were no kid sleeping or nap issues, and also to allow everyone to have afternoons free. I also thought allowing kids and hubbies (so they could take care of kids)...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Mommy Shower Part 1: The Sponsors!
    Tweet When I was asked by the lovely folks at BSM Media if I wanted to host a Suave Mommy Shower I gleefully said yes. I attend so many kiddie birthdays in a year (and I am not kidding, I attend over 20 or 30 in a year) so I have seen a fair share of the goody bags, but none for mommy. You get kind of used to the fact of having the kids be the center of attention for...
    by at June 28th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 7: LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Christopher Harner *** This is the last of the 7 SEVEN glorious days of fab prizes.  A whole week of  snazzy product contests concludes with a chance to win “LeapFrog Didj Custom Learning Game Hannah Montana.”  Its easy to enter the contest, just follow the details below: How to enter the contest? The contest closes on the 9th...
    by at June 25th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Day 6: Win DisneyFamily.com Travel Kit
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED When the folks at MomGenerations (one of my favorite blogs) asked if I was interested in hosting a giveaway along with DisneyFamily.com, I thought how perfect it was since I was hosting a contest extravaganza during the same week. The “On The Road With Family.com” kit will go one lucky Mommy Niri reader! It promises to keep those nagging...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 04:06 pm
  • Retrevo + Twitter = Finding Out Whether That Technology Bargain Is Truly A Bargain!
    Tweet While speaking with the folks at Retrevo (a company dedicated to matching people with electronics) on their upcoming launch of a product suite assisting the consumer make technology decisions, I learned of their new twitter application just launched. The moment I hear twitter anything my ears perks up, especially with me being a twitter fan (read addict). While...
    by at June 24th, 2009 at 11:06 am
  • Day 5: Win A Too Late Watch
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Elaine Bard !!! Too Late has created a watch that can fit all your 24/7 activities, from going to school to working in the office to chilling out in an exotic beach to going out to a fancy night club. Now Mommy Niri is giving away the Too Late Watch in pink color. Its shock-proof, anti-scratch, water-proof, ultra light and designed to...
    by at June 23rd, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Day 4: Win Precious Girls Operation Kindness Book & Plush Toy
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Nancye Davis The Precious Girls Club™, is a book series and a virtual world website for young girls aged 4 – 12.  Operation Kindness is the second book in the new series. In addition to being fun and entertaining, the stories and online destination are built on the brand’s wholesome values and faith-based messages. By providing...
    by at June 22nd, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Day 3: Baby Smarts – Gift For Soon To Be Parents
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED, Winner: Cynthia C !!! Baby Smarts by Jackie Silberg is a book about developmental baby games. It’s a perfect gift for soon to be parents as they wait for the arrival of their baby. These stimulating games would be well received by both mommy and daddy (and the baby). Babies are so cute that parents can play with them all day. However, Baby Smarts...
    by at June 21st, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Day 2: Win $20 Gift Card To Piggy Paint Nail Polish
    Tweet Contest Closed. Congratulations winner Christine Wember! I have never been a person gaga over being a mommy (before I became one) but when I knew I wanted a child, I wanted a girl so much I ached. I had no altruistic reason other than wanting to dress a little girl. If you saw the fashion for girls compared to boys (for that matter women compared to men) it would...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Frecklebox Brings Class To Personalized Books!
    Tweet This was one of the favorite products to review. The guys at Frecklebox created books for each of my girls and even a surprise notebook for me (I love the personalized notebook so much I have not written in it and will use it at BlogHer). Now I have across several types of personalized books. They have ranged from lazer printed pages attached to picture pages...
    by at June 20th, 2009 at 05:06 pm
  • Day 1: Natural Toothpaste & Rinse Contest (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulation to the winners Emily Cibelli and Mindy. Mommy Niri continues to introduce healthy products on her blog. After organic clothing, organic candies and getting kids to veggies, Mommy Niri brings Natural Oral Hygiene Products from The Natural Dentist. I could not believe what we have been putting in our mouth for so many years until...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • June Contest Extravaganza!
    Tweet In celebration of having the best (and most loyal) supporters ever, Mommy Niri wanted to thank her readers with a week of contests. You heard that right, 7 SEVEN glorious days of fab prizes. That is a whole week of chances to grab some snazzy products. That is news not to sneeze at right?This is also to celebrate: The launch of  Mommy Niri’s Facebook Fan...
    by at June 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
  • Karito Kids: It’s More Than Just Dolls!
    Tweet I had heard about Karito Kids briefly some time back (in a very glowing light) but it was only when a month ago I was contacted by the company Kids Give to see if I was willing to do a review of the dolls, I began to look closer. Note, I have 2 little girls so dolls are a dime a dozen in my home but I knew that the Karito Kid’s dolls were something a lot...
    by at June 15th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Children’s Museum Easton Celebrating Father’s Day
    Tweet Located in a historic Old Fire Station in North Easton, MA, The Children’s Museum in Easton is an educational, cultural, and social learning center for children and families focusing on children ages 1-8. The museum has over 3 floors of interactive exhibits and 100s of programs that allow kids to explore. In celebration of Father’s Day, the Easton Museum...
    by at June 15th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Win A Selection Of Little Debbie Muffins (3 Winners)
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** When I opened the Little Debbie muffins sample pack of 5 varieties, I knew that some one must have read Mommy Niri’s Friday 5 : Household Chores That I Absolutely Hate as each box came with 6  individually packed muffins. The kids can have some and I don’t have to worry packing the others.  I guess this  is what mommies want....
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • 10-10-10, A Life Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch
    Tweet Suzy Welch is a noted journalist, columnist for The Oprah Magazine, and wife to Jack Welch (the legendary CEO of GE). Her new book 10-10-10, Ten Minutes, Ten Months, and Ten Years, A Life Transforming Idea is about making good decisions. Ten minutes, ten months, and ten years refer to short term, mid term, and long term impact of your decisions. It’s a new approach...
    by at June 12th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
  • And Then There Was Camera #3!
    Tweet That’s 3 times this week. Yes, 3 times that I was ready to take a perfect shot and my camera died on me. I guess I should be glad it was just batteries with this camera. My camera woes did not begin just here. My saga started around 6 or more years ago when I got the first digital camera (aka camera #1 an Olympus) which was fine until Baby #1 came along....
    by at June 11th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Win An Autographed Copy Of Guide To Pirate Parenting,
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Parenting books (seem to) target women to a large extent. It might be that reason that men don’t read them, or maybe they just do directions (or instructions). Ok, no arguing on that point as it is Father’s Day is fast approaching. In enters Tim Bete, author of Pirate Parenting,  with his fresh approach to parenting. Bring the...
    by at June 10th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Alliance Against Childhood Obesity
    Tweet Childhood Obesity is the nation’s leading health problem.  Well, I guess that is not news as we have known this for years. However , only now  we are seeing some significant movement – The American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation have formed  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation. It would be interesting to see how the...
    by at June 9th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Niri At Diane Birch’s Launch Concert In NYC
    Tweet When I received an invite from Katja to the Diane Birch’s CD Release party in NYC, it was a no brainer that I was going to join in. Yes, the drive would be a daunting one but I am no shrinking violet when it comes to adventures. After finally getting to the City Winery, where it was held, I got to mingle with all my favorite bloggers: Katja Presnal (Skimbaco...
    by at June 8th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Win A Basket Of Organic Candy and A T-Shirt
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Have you read my previous post, Organic Candy That You Have Been Waiting For, about SurfSweets? In celebration of Father’s Day, SurfSweets is hosting a contest for Mommy Niri readers. The winner will get a basket of organic candies and a T-shirt. It is easy to enter the Organic Candy contest by following the guidelines below. The...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 06:06 pm
  • I Am A Purex Insider!
    Tweet What’s a Purex Insider you say?Well, no spy story here, although my package did read “TOP SECRET: Confidential!“, but I am among 200 people in the country chosen by Purex to test the new laundry product by Purex. I am probably the last to blog about it. Why did I take so long is a question you may ask only if you have not been to my home, otherwise...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm
  • Russ Cox -The artist behind Mommy Niri logo
    Tweet #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } Thanks to LinkedIn that I found Russ...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 03:06 am
  • Organic Candy That You Have Been Waiting For
    Tweet I can make a strawberry milkshake at home with just 4 ingredients – strawberries, sugar, milk and a touch of vanilla. Now, why does the same milkshake from a fast food place contains 59 ingredients and no real strawberry. Isn’t that amazing (rather scary)? That is why it is refreshing to see that Surf  Sweets come out with real candy – free of artificial...
    by at June 1st, 2009 at 06:06 pm
  • Win Organic Clothing For Your Baby
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** You read my previous post, Organic Clothing! Good For Baby And Good For The Earth, about My Little Pakora’s fine selection of organic clothing along with their greener philosophy. Now is the time to experience organic clothing by yourself as My Little Pakora is hosting a contest for Mommy Niri readers. The winner will receive a T-Shirt...
    by at May 27th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Balance B, Nutritious Kid’s Snack Bar
    Tweet The top-selling foods at any school’s snack bar would most likely be pizza, french fries, chips, soda, candy and ice cream. That’s right – there are hardly any healthy snack alternatives for kids. Moreover, kids would just not eat fruits and veggies because its not cool. While some of it may be old habits  other may be poor alternatives. As the...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Finding Slow In A Digital Nation
    Tweet Mommy Niri was invited, along with several bloggers, media representatives and significant educators (professors, teachers and principals) to view the launch of the Digital Nation project at the WGBH studios. Digital Nation will culminate into an hour long documentary (slated to be released in Winter 2010) and a highly interactive website too. Typically documentaries...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Getting Kids To Eat Veggies
    Tweet It is no secret that many parents (including me) rely on  fast food, processed snack foods, and sugary drinks to bribe children. Easy access to drive-thru (read my post on drive-thrus making to the top 5 in parenting wish list) and low cost makes this high calorie and low nutritional food a better alternative for many. As a result obesity and many other health...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 08:05 pm