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  • The Pop Secret Twitter Party!
    Tweet So you know that Pop Secret movie night I had? Well the rest of the Pop Secret moms had a blast at their parties, see for yourself in the video below. Don’t forget you can still enter the Pop Secret At Home Theatre Sweepstakes! Now for more excitement, this...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Cooking With Kids – The Figidaire’s Kids’ Cooking Academy!
    Tweet You already know that I was part of the wonderful Frigidaire test drive program (yes my spanking new dishwasher) but did you know that Jennifer Garner teamed up with Frigidaire with their Kids’ Cooking Academy program. This is an online school that has daily...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Tweet Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s day. Yesterday I was supposed to travel to NYC to attend the 1st day of the Toy Fair and also another event hosted by Fisher Price. I had just been to NY on Saturday for a Hasbro/Playskool/Sesame Street event and had...
    by at February 14th, 2011 at 06:02 am
  • Win A $50 Visa Gift Card And Pop Secret Popcorn!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jaque! Recently I got to host a movie night courtesy of me being  a Pop Secret sponsored blogger. Shopping for Pop Secret popcorn was fun but seriously the main fun began when I popped those kernels. The home-style flavor was our...
    by at February 13th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Disney’s Valentine Giveaway!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Christina I was beginning to just want to skip Valentine’s this year. The pressure of being sick, having my kids sick and then having to catch up (and then I travel again a few times this month. Then I get lists of kids we have to make cards...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Living With Allergies!
    Tweet So this week I co-hosted a class on The Motherhood about allergies. While no-one has food allergies in my family the topic was one that would resound with anyone. My daughters grew up being vegetarians so that meant a lot of label reading. I am glad for that time...
    by at February 10th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Madeline At The White House! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Veronica (book/doll/tea-set),  Jenn & Monica (book) I love good quality books. I swear today there are more books than I know what to do but good quality books are gems in themselves. Madeline books are always fun since they...
    by at February 7th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Disney on Ice: Toy Story 3 Giveaway and Discount (Boston TD Garden)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Nicole! Mommy Niri readers have to be the luckiest guys ever. They have been able to snag tickets to all recent Disney On Ice shows and now there is a new show in town. Disney On Ice: Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is coming to...
    by at February 4th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Cooking Connections Class!
    Tweet I’m co-hosting an upcoming class in the Web’s first-ever virtual cooking school, Cooking Connections, and I would love for all of you to join me!  Here’s what you need to know to participate: When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. ET Where: TheMotherhood – here...
    by at February 1st, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Conferences And The Other Dilemmas They Bring!
    Tweet I love planning for conferences. I love being alone on a flight. I love being able to shut the bathroom door in a hotel room (and if I am sharing a room I figure my room mate appreciates that too). I love making myself pretty (well as pretty as I know how to make...
    by at January 23rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  • Let’s Not Forget About Haiti!
    Tweet This week fellow Heart For Haiti Ambassador Sarah and I were on a talk show with Ananda from Digital Sisterhood to talk about about the Heart For Haiti campaign (you can listen to the podcast below) . Sarah is an amazing person, who in spite of not being impacted...
    by at January 20th, 2011 at 02:01 pm
  • Travels Bring Sweet Memories No-One Can Take Away!
    Tweet I love travel. Did I say love? I meant love, love, love – with a capital L travel. If I had oodles of money it would NOT sit in a bank (I can see hubby already getting antsy reading that) but spent on travel. The guys over at Traveling Mom gave me the opportunity...
    by at January 19th, 2011 at 09:01 am
  • Win A BuddyCam Starter Pack (Webcam, Earbuds and more)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mandala! Do you love Skype? If you did you would. There are so many tales I could share with you about Skype. Like when my sisters in SouthAfrica saw their nieces for the first time over Skype. Or the time my friend celebrated her...
    by at January 18th, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • So You Know That Kiddo Who Had Her Cast Removed Last Friday?
    Tweet Yes, the same 3 year old kid that sported that cast for 3 weeks – all during Christmas and New Years. I was counting down the days to the cast being removed so that I could at least put on a winter jacket that would fit, after already forgoing any events that...
    by at January 16th, 2011 at 10:01 pm
  • What’s The Tooth Fairy’s Going Rate?
    Tweet I did not care for learning anything about the Tooth Fairy – we had no concept of this growing up and somehow in my head my kids seemed to young to be losing their baby teeth. Then during breakfast on Sunday (I think) she mentioned her tooth was loose (a little...
    by at January 5th, 2011 at 01:01 pm
  • Getting Back To Reading Magazines! – Win A NOOKColor!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer J. Magazines! I used to read them. Really I did. In fact I used to subscribe to several and then spent countless hours again on ones that I did not subscribe to reading in the Barnes And Noble café area. Then a kid came...
    by at January 3rd, 2011 at 09:01 pm
  • Happy New Year From Mommy Niri!
    Tweet . Here’s wishing you health and happiness in 2011!
    by at December 31st, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • 2010 – What A Year!
    Tweet It is almost 2011! I meant to write something meaningful about what this year meant to me but I cannot catch my breath. So I am just going to list some of my highlights. You will have to click on all the links to read the details of each further. I just needed to...
    by at December 31st, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Did I Ever Mention That Red Carpet Event With Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner And More?
    Tweet I didn’t? Well that is what you get for sitting on a good story for so long. Honda, who had earlier called us in to their Honda Odyssey 2011 launch in San Diego was a sponsor for the Variety Magazine Power Of Women awards. Yes awards to celebrities for their...
    by at December 30th, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • So Can A Toyota Driver Love The New (2011) Honda Odyssey?
    Tweet To be clear not just a Toyota driver, but a Toyota lover! Yeah – that would be a tough audience. So during late summer I attended a media event in San Diego to celebrate the launch of the 2011 Honda Odyssey. Before you get all “Mommy Niri, was that not...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • The Break I Needed, And The Break I Got!
    Tweet So just over a week my daughter cried hysterically about her arm, and I just thought she hurt it. So a little ointment and some massaging and she eventually fell asleep. The next morning she cried a bit but I did not heed anything to it. Hubby insisted to take her...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Last Chance To Win $50 SWAGGift!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Brooke! I have been going on about the awesome SWAGG app for a month now and today I am giving you another chance to win $50 in SWAGG money (that’s 4 weeks of prizes) so your odds have been pretty good. You know a card that handles...
    by at December 29th, 2010 at 12:12 am
  • Win A New Year’s Eve Kit From Carnival Cruise In Celebration Of Didja Ever Campaign!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Carissa! There will be many highlights that happened in 2011 which I (hopefully) will be covering later but the one that stands out the most is the Carnival Cruise my family and I took ( read my earlier posts to see our entire escapade)....
    by at December 28th, 2010 at 10:12 am
  • Week 3: Still Time To Get A Gift (And Win $50 SWAGGift For Yourself!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations kc! You know the drill already about SWAGG and how it replaces all that plastic in your wallet, but it may save your hide this Christmas. Forgot someone on your list? Got someone a lousy gift and feel ridiculous about the awesome gift...
    by at December 24th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Happy Holidays From Mommy Niri!
    Tweet … From my family to yours!
    by at December 24th, 2010 at 08:12 am
  • I Dropped Off 104 Zhu Zhu Pets At A Hospital For Kids With Cancer!
    Tweet In a time when most are focusing on getting the most for their kids, some are inspired to do something further. Having spent the previous 2 holiday seasons scrounging for employment we felt blessed to have a roof over our heads and food on the table this year. Things...
    by at December 23rd, 2010 at 01:12 pm
  • My Favorite Finds This Christmas!
    Tweet I have not been reviewing many items this holiday as I have been trying to focus on my charity initiative Mommy Niri Cares 2010 but I would be remiss to not share with you a few things I have discovered (or rediscovered). Organic Candy Canes: Surf Sweets is a company...
    by at December 21st, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • My Daughter In A Photo-shoot For A Food Magazine! No, Seriously!
    Tweet After I had written a review about the Chop Chop Magazine (a magazine for teaching kids about healthy food including recipes) I received a letter from the founder asking me if my daughter would model for their next issue. I ignored it. Don’t get me wrong,...
    by at December 20th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Week 2: Win A $50 SWAGGgift! – And Lose That Plastic!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anash! Well, it is week 3 but I missed it this weekend since my 3 year old daughter broke her arm (another long story – or post) so that means lucky you will be getting 2 chances to win a $50 SWAGGift this week. Well it is the...
    by at December 20th, 2010 at 01:12 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Disney On Ice Princess Wishes (3 Winners)! – Boston (TD Garden)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Michelle, Jerelyn and Melanie! So if you have been reading my blog you know my girls are all about princess. So it would be a given that we would be watching Disney On Ice Princess Wishes. The fact that my 3 year old daughter’s...
    by at December 18th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Meet Buck Withrow, A Skater With Princess Wishes – Disney On Ice!
    Tweet As much as I love posting about news and events happening, especially around Boston, I realize much of my readers are not. I love to get scoops, or behind the scenes, stories for the blog. Yes, they are often more time consuming, especially interviews, but honestly...
    by at December 18th, 2010 at 11:12 pm
  • Why I Would Love To Go To Haiti!
    Tweet Going to Haiti would feel a teensy bit like going home. Don’t get me wrong South Africa has amenities in abundance but not for everyone. While in South Africa I kind of felt helpless, having dealt with many of the challenges myself, including poverty and losing...
    by at December 16th, 2010 at 11:12 am
  • Today I Screwed Up!
    Tweet For all the things that went well this year I managed to make them a blur in face of my behavior today. I normally joke about me getting the worst parent award, well today I would happily take the award. Today is day that will haunt me forever. It started as a crazy...
    by at December 15th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Tech Support For Dummies – Trust Me You’re Going To Need It! (Win The Android Tablet)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations John! It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that the most sought after gifts are electronics but sometimes it feels like you need to be one to figure them through. In between putting doll-houses and that new bookshelf –...
    by at December 14th, 2010 at 08:12 am
  • Despicable Me On DVD (Giveaway!)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kelly! You may remember how I excitedly reviewed Despicable Me on the big screen? Well, what you may not know is that I have seriously being dying for it to get on DVD. You know how you always miss those tit-bits in the movies and...
    by at December 13th, 2010 at 08:12 pm