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  • Jyl, Inspiring And Intelligent!
    Tweet As part of the Heart Of Haiti Campaign ambassadors were asked to choose a blogger that reflected the essence of the Heart Of Haiti which was difficult to do in some ways yet easy to do in others. There are so many bloggers doing amazing things and there as so many...
    by at December 7th, 2010 at 09:12 am
  • Have You Seen The Sponsors Supporting Mommy Niri Cares 2010?
    Tweet I am sure you have seen the announcement about Mommy Niri’s new project Mommy Niri Cares 2010, but have you seen the sponsors? I would love to thank the following brands for supporting the Mommy Niri Cares 2010 project: Zulily Downy Klutz Carters PlayDoh Magic...
    by at December 5th, 2010 at 09:12 pm
  • Win A Klutz Pack Valued At $75.99!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Beth! I love craft stuff. Anything crafty. But for my kids. I craft like I dance – two left feet. My kids on the other hand love it. I love that they love it. Oh, not because it is creative and builds minds yada-yada-yada! Well,...
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 06:12 am
  • My Take On Tangled – The Disney Movie About Rapunzel!
    Tweet We watched Tangled just over a month ago and I have to say if you are looking for an unbiased view, don’t look here. I loved it! I simply loved it. At the outset let me clear up any doubts that this may be a children’s movie – oh, it is that, and more. I am...
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 03:12 am
  • Villeroy And Boch – Serving Up The Holidays In Style!
    Tweet You know those dishes? Yeah, the ones you carefully tuck away for an important date or event? Well we all have them and I used to have them – before kids. Well, truth be told my mom used to have them and I still recall the whole hullabaloo on festivals when...
    by at December 3rd, 2010 at 01:12 am
  • If You’re Going To Snack, Might As Well Make It Popcorn (Giveaway)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lisa! Missing on meals, that’s easy but snacking? That I can’t do without. My favorite all time snack is popcorn and I am sure it is not just my favorite snack. It must be why they are a staple at the movies. When we have...
    by at December 2nd, 2010 at 09:12 am
  • Announcing: Mommy Niri Cares 2010
    Tweet I am really proud to announce the Mommy Niri Cares 2010 project. As much as I have been involved in several brand campaigns focussed on charity endeavors, this one is being driven by me. Instead of doing a holiday gift guide I opted to do something offline. I know...
    by at November 30th, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  • What Makes #HeartOfHaiti So Different?
    Tweet A sense of pride. We all need it. People who are in times of need, need it too. It is ever so humbling to ask for help, it takes strength to do that. While there may be people few and far between who may be content with just taking a handout, more people just want...
    by at November 28th, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • A Visit To Ultra Diamonds! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melissa! I was invited to take a look at an Ultra Diamonds, a store that specializes in diamonds at an affordable price. I was picturing a wholesale type environment assuming that the decor would probably be compromised due to it....
    by at November 26th, 2010 at 07:11 pm
  • Where I Will Be Shopping This Holiday (No – Amazon Will Not Be One Of Them)!
    Tweet I am a very fussy shopper. I am. I think, ponder, research and then feel I got to have it and then discuss it with hubby and before you know it he has taken the wind from my sails and I am convinced I don’t need it. Since I decided I won’t be offering...
    by at November 25th, 2010 at 08:11 pm
  • 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