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  • A Christmas Carol! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Holly! You know how some movies are just an essence of Christmas? Somehow we never ever planned to watch any at my home. On the other hand seeing Christmas in 90 degree temperatures felt much different, than the snowy holidays I see...
    by at November 24th, 2010 at 06:11 pm
  • Malls Start To Ring In The Season!
    Tweet I was at an event in the Linden Square Mall recently to a night of fun where the tenants of the mall, based in Wellseley- MA, displayed their wares. The mall was certainly on the upper scale featuring more stylish, trendy and non chain like stores. I was lucky enough...
    by at November 23rd, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Ruckus Media’s The Velveteen App – Get It Free! (11/25-11/29)
    Tweet I got to meet the wonderful folks from Ruckus Media a few weeks ago at a launch party – which was held at Fablevision in Boston. Now marry together great technology + illustrations to make any artist proud + voiced over by famous actors + classic stories and...
    by at November 23rd, 2010 at 05:11 pm
  • Small Business Saturday!
    Tweet Thanks to American Express for sponsoring my writing today about small businesses.  American Express is presenting Small Business Saturday, a way to honor the local merchants who are the backbone of the economy, this Saturday, November 27.  They’re...
    by at November 22nd, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • Zeeberry – Designer Jewelry! Win A $50 Gift Card And Discount Code Too!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Paige! I have a love-hate relationship with jewelry. I love buying it (mostly with not my money) but don’t enjoy wearing it. I can hear you saying “What?”. Now remember I am also a mom who hardly dons makeup, and...
    by at November 21st, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Meet Karen Walrond, On A Quest To Discover The Beauty Of Different!
    Tweet I have been in awe of Karen (also known as Chookooloonks) for a long time. I finally managed to get up close and chat to her while at Evo Conference. Somebody was whispering that Karen is the one person to take your picture as she captures the essence perfectly....
    by at November 20th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • I Am A Heart Of Haiti Ambassador!
    Tweet I am a sucker for all things charity, really I am. I seldom say no to be part of a campaign if it involves a charity. Somehow it all makes sense in the whole reason I love blogging. Anyway I will be adding more details about this later but I just wanted to let you...
    by at November 19th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Pledge, Trusted From Back Then! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sheila! There are many products that are symbolic in the USA that I cannot claim affinity to growing up, since I grew up in South Africa. Pledge is not one of them. My mom loved furniture, good furniture. In fact she loved ensuring...
    by at November 19th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Meeting Victoria Kann – Psst.. New Book In Pinkalicious Series!
    Tweet While I was at the Time To Play event in New York I got to meet Victoria Kann. Anyone who has girls (and some who don’t) may have heard of Victoria Kann, author of the famous Pinkalicious book and several more in the series. The other books pale in comparison...
    by at November 18th, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  • Pinkalicious Dress-Up Clothing! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brooke! What color do you think my home is flooded in? Well no prizes for guessing. It is undoubtedly PINK! I already spoke about how we are fans of the Pinkalicious book (can’t wait until Silverlicious hits the stands) but did...
    by at November 18th, 2010 at 11:11 am
  • I’m An Activator on “Well, Then” – Harvard Pilgrim’s Community Site!
    Tweet Some exciting news, for the next few months I will be an Activator on the community website “Well, Then!” which is part of Harvard Pilgrim. Why do I love this gig? Except for the fact that I am getting paid for it, I love that I get to be, well, me! I...
    by at November 16th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Creativity For Kids Diva Puppies And Enchanted Storybook Activity Kits (Giveaway – 2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sarah and Victoria! My kids love crafts. Any crafts. I am not saying that they are great at them, but they love them. I am an avid believer in a child doing their own crafts – even if they look like something the dog dragged...
    by at November 14th, 2010 at 11:11 pm
  • Neighborhood Toy Store Day!
    Tweet This Saturday, November 13th is Neighborhood Toy Store Day. I don’t know about you but I love the local toy stores. They are quaint and have less of that mass produced-wholesaler-like feeling. Also if you noticed the feel is less plasticky and though they may...
    by at November 11th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Amazon And Pedophiles – Why I Will Never Shop At Amazon.com Again!
    Tweet Dear Amazon, It is time we parted ways. I have known you, and trusted you, from the shores of South Africa but the time has come to bid you farewell. I wish it was on sweeter terms of our parting but every time I look at my children I and recall what you promoted...
    by at November 11th, 2010 at 07:11 am
  • Fresh Produce – Clothes You Would Wear To Impress Your Girlfriend (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Susan! Something which many guys delude themselves into believing is that we dress for to impress guys. While that may be true on occasion, women often dress with their girlfriends in mind. Wondering what the girlfriends would have...
    by at November 9th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Chop Chop – A Healthy Food Magazine For Kids!
    Tweet I aim to be healthy – but unfortunately have not been as successful as I would have liked for myself. For my kids, on the other hand, I try much harder. I do believe kids trust us with their nutrition – and abusing that trust is tantamount to abuse. From...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • The Other Child…
    Tweet As I watch my 3 year old act out pulling her 5 year old sister’s hair for the 100th time instinctively I wanted to punish her by taking some favorite toy or at the very least a timeout. The only issue is I would have doled several of those in a day for all...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Toy Story 3 (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Corina Toy Story was such a hit that when Toy Story 2 came out it was a tall act to follow. Apparently it did not disappoint.  But when Toy Story 3 was announced, one might have been forgiven for assuming that maybe they were pushing...
    by at November 8th, 2010 at 05:11 pm
  • A Drive Through White Mountain National Forest, NH
    Tweet Living in New England we are not only pelted with snow, but we are also witness to one of the most beautiful places to be in Fall. It truly is breath taking to be able to see it for yourself. Simple drives to drop off your kid to school become a spectacle on its...
    by at November 2nd, 2010 at 09:11 pm
  • Win Games From Gamewright! (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations  Cyrus – Order’s Up and Lucas – Take The Cake We love board games. I would love dedicating more time to play them. So would my older kid. While I am at wishing, I wish my 3 year old had a longer attention span not...
    by at November 1st, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • Happy Halloween!
    Tweet HAPPY HALLOWEEN from Mommy Niri
    by at October 31st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • First Annual NYC Spin-a-Thon to benefit The Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care
    Tweet Previously only held in Long Island for the past 5 years, this time the Spin-A-Thon will be held this Saturday in Manhattan. On October 30th 25 cyclists will face the challenge of completing four consecutive 35-minute spin classes and one Pilates class at four separate...
    by at October 29th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • The Talk Hosts Answer Mommy Niri’s Question On Balance In The Home!
    Tweet Some time earlier we got to interview Holly R. Peete for the launch of her book My Brother Charlie. That book and her interview had subsequently led me to start a few projects that I am proud of and are close to my heart. I was invited to a round table discussion...
    by at October 28th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Spicy Pumpkin!
    Tweet I’m a pumpkin girl. I have always loved pumpkins and all its relatives from the gem squash to butternut squash and everything in between. The fact that Halloween is around the corner and pumpkins are adorning all porches makes me excited…. at eating them....
    by at October 28th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Win A $50 Gift Card To Carters!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laura E! I know, I know – you were just getting excited about the $25 Gift Card to Osh Kosh B’Gosh and I decided to sweeten the pot.  Well an offer to give my readers a $50 gift card is not something I would sneeze at...
    by at October 27th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • ROR – Return On Relationships!
    Tweet Good things take time. Like wine. People look for shortcuts all the time, because they “claim” they have no time – or as I would put it, won’t make the time. You see people do crazy things like buy followers on twitter, since actually talking...
    by at October 27th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Ruby’s School Walk – A Wonderful Book For Kindergarten!
    Tweet I have drooled over the books covers by Barefoot Books before but sadly never got to read or buy any. It may just be because I am too lazy to go out of the norm to buy books – I usually get books from Borders, BN, Amazon and the school’s Scholastic lists....
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Davis Farm Land Offers Fun Activities To Boston Families!
    Tweet You know how you have that one special place that your family goes to every year? Davis Farm has been that summer tradition for us. This year I felt ready, I had already passes I had bought for half price from one of those radio sites. Only thing was Summer decided...
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 06:10 am
  • Win A $25 OshKosh B’Gosh Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Annette! Previously I had only heard of OshKosh B’Gosh twice, once someone gave my little girl an outfit from them (which I loved) and the second being the coupon for them attached with the Carter’s coupon – where...
    by at October 25th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Strega Nona Musical Hits Boston!
    Tweet Live shows are always a treat. Musical shows guarantees that my kids will be enthralled. Well I should correct that to say kid’s shows. Currently both are rampant on a stage of enchantment and amazing enough are more excited than scared at some parts.  Anyway,...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 08:10 am
  • Hane’s And Breast Cancer Awareness!
    Tweet You would have to be living under a rock to not know that October is Breast Cancer Month. Everyone knows at least someone who has suffered from Breast Cancer.  Hanes created a new Design and Buy program that allows people to design their own shirts embellished...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Dance With The Rockettes! (Coming To Boston)
    Tweet Guess who is coming to town? The awesome Rockettes that the holiday season would be incomplete without are coming to a city near you. I am pretty excited as I have never seen the Rockettes, other than on television. Timing could not be more perfect, and I don’t...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Win The Bob Books Sight Words Books + Lunch Box Kit! (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy, Karen and Jessica! Hopefully you would have read the interview with Lynn from Bob Books earlier today.  Now 3 lucky winners have a chance to win the Bob Books Sight words Kindergarten and Grade 1 kit along with a lunch box. Want...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Meet Lynn Maslen, Author And Managing Partner At Bob Books Publications!
    Tweet I love educational books. I do. It must be the geek in me. Needless to say the fact that my daughters are early readers and love books too thrills me to bits. We use early reading material in my home – but as fun. I don’t believe you can, or should, force...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • Healthy Habits Kitchen Dishes Out Delicious Meals!
    Tweet It was a few months ago I came across the Healthy Habits Kitchen. I know it has taken a while to get this up but I loved this whole concept and I felt I had to share it with you all. Picture this: a company which believes so strongly about families eating healthy...
    by at October 19th, 2010 at 08:10 pm