Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • Win An EA Sports Active For Wii
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** *** CONGRATULATIONS SHERRY RIMBEY! *** I am not a huge fan of exercise or electronic gaming but when you put them both together, neither me or my still-carrying-baby-weight body can resist. I must admit I was slightly impressed when Wii hit the market, then Wii fit made me stand up and take notice but when I heard to EA SPORTS Active for...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Mom’s Special Day At The NH Children’s Museum
    Tweet In honor of Mother’s Day, the NH Children’s Museum will offer free admission for all mothers and grandmothers on Sunday, May 10 from noon – 5 pm. I have been to this museum and I love the variations it provides from art, to science to “cooking” to dinosaur hunt, to music to dress up. It is a relaxing place for parents and a wondrous...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Florastor Kids, A Probiotic Safe For Children
    Tweet *** CONTEST CLOSED *** What’s more frustrating than having a kid with diarrhea? Not being to help. Most medication out on the market is not designed for kids and doctors normally ask parents to “wait it out”. Thanks to BSM Media I was introduces to Florastor Kids. Florastor® Kids is a clinically-tested, natural, yeast-based probiotic that aids...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Win An Evenflo Dual Electric Breast Pump
    Tweet *** CONTEST IS CLOSED ! WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY *** To say I am a fan of breastfeeding is an understatement. I nursed each of my kids for 18 months (I know that sounds long but I am not sure if laziness was the reason that made me delay stopping) and considering my kids are 22 months apart, that is a big part of the past 4 years. So when Mom Central...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • The Autism Society Of America
    Tweet This is the 3rd feature on Autism in my April is Autism Awareness Month. The 1st was AMC and Autism, and the 2nd one explored Autism games from Children Succeed. Here is my 3rd dose about the Autism Society of America. The ASA is just one of several organizations dedicated to people dealing with Autism. Here are just a few noteworthy points I found during my...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Games For Autistic Children
    Tweet As part of my tribute to the April dedication to Autism, here is my 2nd article in the feature. Make sure you read the post on the AMC and Autism. Here we explore Children Succeed, an online company offering games that help strengthen social and communication skills for children on the Autism spectrum. I spoke to Joan Nash who began this company in November 2008,...
    by at April 27th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • 10 Reasons To Visit New Hampshire This Spring
    Tweet I live in New England, close enough to New Hampshire to be thrilled I can venture to the serenity anytime. Whenever someone mentions NH lush greenery for some reason always fills my mind. If I was like any other gal shopping would be forefront in my mind, but these days the body is not all that willing to flaunt a dozen outfits that just don’t fit. What...
    by at April 23rd, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Buy A Ticket, Plant A Tree
    Tweet © BBC Worldwide Ltd. All rights reserved. The movie Earth, slated for release on April 22nd – Earth Day, is one much awaited movie. Disney’s movies are always special but this one has already got more than ½ million moviegoers buying tickets. What’s so special, you ask? Well Disneynature’s commitment to plant a tree for everyone who...
    by at April 21st, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Pooh In Final Disney Matinee!
    Tweet ©Disney. All Rights Reserved. ************************CONTEST IS CLOSED********************************* You would have been following the Disney Matinee Launch on Mommy Niri, where there were 4 separate programs. Well lo and behold the final adventure is about to begin. Pre-School Program (May 8-14) - Take part in a “Follow the Leader” sing-along...
    by at April 21st, 2009 at 12:04 pm
  • A Playground For All!
    Tweet A playground is not just a playground to a child. It is that, and so much more. It where smiles meet the sky as high as the swings can go. It is where the ride down the slide lands you a new friend. It is where the monkey bars challenge you beyond your wildest dreams. It does not matter if you are good at mathematics or have the coolest clothing; at the playground...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Writer Christine Hohlbaum’s Book On SAHM Is A Winner!
    Tweet Although reading is a great love of mine, it has not been a pastime I have indulged in for the past few years (parenting and children books don’t count). Truth is I have yet to see a book that can entice me to bribe my kids to give me a moment or give up my mindless tv/internet browsing I subscribe to in the nocturnal hours. Christine’s Hohlbaum’s...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 am
  • Race To See Cars As Part Of Disney’s Matinee Program
    Tweet © 2006 Disney/Pixar The third dose, called Motormania Program, in the Disney Matinee Club series is about to start this Friday (April 17th) and run until April 23rd. At Motormania, audiences can play the Motormania Race game and enjoy the short film “Mater and the Ghost Light” and the hit film “Cars.” The Disney Matinee Club morning...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Win Disney’s “Space Buddies” DVD
    Tweet ***** CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Jessica Kauffman! ***** (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc To continue with our celebration of the Mommy Niri launch, Mommy Niri is giving her wonderful readers another chance to win a fabulous DVD. Now here is your chance to win Disney’s “Space Buddies” DVD. With the spring break around the corner this is...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Thomas Rides Into Town
    Tweet I have 2 (little) girls yet you would be surprised how much cars and trains feature in their play routine (this is something I have tried to somewhat make an effort in, but you can read more on this in my post “No Way Is My Son Pushing A Stroller!“). When MomSelect offered me the opportunity to watch the Thomas Live show, I steamrolled ahead. Firstly...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Miley Cyrus To Surprise “Hannah Montana The Movie” Audiences
    Tweet “© Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.” The star of Walt Disney Pictures’ “Hannah Montana The Movie” Miley Cyrus will be surprising unsuspecting audiences during her film’s opening weekend.  Other than the movie itself being an exciting and much awaited event for the several die-hard fans, the icing on the cake...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Advanced Screening Of Disney-Pixar’s “UP”
    Tweet (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc It is your lucky day as you, and your guest, are invited to an advance screening of Disney-Pixar’s latest 3D rendition “UP”. The movie is slated for release on May 29th but lucky for you Mommy Niri is offering the opportunity to catch the movie this Monday, April the 13th at 4:00pm. This will be screened at the AMC...
    by at April 8th, 2009 at 07:04 pm
  • Yanni Voices Music
    Tweet I was a bit of a skeptic when I was realized that Yanni Voices was classified in the “New Age” section. Luckily I took the opportunity provided by One2One Network to listen to them.  That section was not really a section I ventured out easily to. Not sure if my taste in music has changed or whether this is the type of music that appeals to everyone...
    by at April 7th, 2009 at 06:04 pm
  • Hip Hop Baby DVD Rocks!
    Tweet My preschooler has enough energy to wear me out, and then some. My toddler is not far behind in that department too. Also I may not be able to attest to their ability to follow steps to dance routines (or any routine for that matter), I jumped at the opportunity to review the Hip Hop Baby: “Rockin’ Dance Party!” DVD through twittermoms. I figured...
    by at April 6th, 2009 at 05:04 am
  • Ballas Hough Band: These Guys Can Dance And Sing Too
    Tweet If you have even passed a cursory glance to Dancing With the Stars the names Mark Ballas and Derek Hough will be pretty familiar names to you. DWTS is eagerly watched by over 18 million people. And you were most likely one of those who planned you day and meal around the timing of the show. From 2006, the two professional ballroom dancers have not only tasted...
    by at March 26th, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Disney’s Tarzan To Feature In Matinee Club
    Tweet “TARZAN® Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. © Burroughs and Disney. All Rights Reserved.” The second dose, called Adventures, in the Disney Matinee Club series is about to start this Friday (March 27th) and run until April 2nd. At ADVENTURES, audiences can play the Monkey Dodgeball game, see the short film “Test Pilot Donald” and the full-length...
    by at March 24th, 2009 at 06:03 pm
  • Win An Autographed Copy Of The Book Rickshaw Girl, by Mitali Perkins
    Tweet Win an autographed copy of the book Rickshaw Girl, by Mitali Perkins. You can read more about this fascinating author at Meet Author, Mitali Perkins. Contest open only to USA and Canada residents. Look below for guidelines to enter. Contest closes on the 8th of April. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced on 9th of April.  Keep an eye out for several...
    by at March 22nd, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Ultimate Blog Party 2009
    Tweet This is Mommy Niri’s 1st Ultimate Blog Party (March 20th – March 27th 2009), hosted by 5 Minutes For Mom, and it is perfect timing for the launch of Mommy Niri’s new blog. It is so exciting to know that I can finally I can attend a late party, albeit it be in my pjs sprawled all over my couch. Mommy Niri is hosting a prize (Phineas And Ferb –...
    by at March 19th, 2009 at 05:03 am
  • Win Disney’s “The Cheetah Girls – One World” DVD
    Tweet (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc To continue with our celebration of the  Mommy Niri launch, Mommy Niri is giving her wonderful readers another chance to win a fabulous DVD. Congratulations to the winner of the  “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” DVD in the previous contest. Now here is your chance to win Disney’s “The Cheetah Girls – One World”...
    by at March 14th, 2009 at 02:03 pm
  • Baby Einstein World Music DVD Launch
    Tweet I was recently fortunate to be introduced to the new Baby Einstein World Music DVD through Mom Central. The DVD comes from the home of the famous Baby Einstein we all know and trust. Baby Einstein DVDs have always managed to engage, entertain and educate our babies. Known for simple yet effective visuals that somehow manage to captivate little ones always paired...
    by at March 9th, 2009 at 02:03 am
  • Maple Sugaring In NH
    Tweet Maple Sugaring has always been a fascinating event to me. This year I plan to take my kids so that we can all experience it. I was lucky enough to get the inside scoop and talk to Barbara Lassonde, a Publicist from the New Hampshire Maple Producers Association. Below are some of the questions I asked her: When is Maple Sugaring season? The Maple Sugaring season...
    by at March 8th, 2009 at 07:03 pm
  • Passing On My Prejudices
    Tweet I have heard it said several times about ensuring that when we introduce food to babies to keep our personal biases out of the radar. This is so that we do not feed kids our prejudices, literally. Did I listen to that bit of smart advice? No, of course not. Was it because I thought I knew better? No. The truth was I did not have the courage (or stomach) to do...
    by at March 6th, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Teaching Teenagers How To Budget
    Tweet These days the words financial and banking are met disdain and trepidation. But when your teenager thinks budgeting is something you need to do so she can get her favorite gear on time it is time for a reality check. How do make a teenager understand the gravity of the economic situation without it weighing too heavily on their pretty little shoulders? How do you...
    by at March 5th, 2009 at 05:03 pm
  • Curious George Comes To NH Children’s Museum
    Tweet The Children’s Museum in New Hampshire is a wonder to a child and adult alike. The unassuming older building structure on the outside gives nothing away about what happens inside. Being a big fan of the Boston Children’s museum but not one of the crowds and parking that goes with it, I ventured out to the Children’s Museum in NH, even though it...
    by at March 3rd, 2009 at 08:03 am
  • Disney’s Matinee
    Tweet This week sees the launch of a special program, the Disney Matinee, in 2 cities Boston and Dallas. Lucky for this Bostonion I managed to speak to Jason Brenek, (Senior Vice President Digital Cinema & Cinema Programming for the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Group) while he was in Boston to promote this pilot program. This is how Disney movies were meant...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Disney Matinee Launch Contest
    Tweet (c) Disney Enterprises, Inc To celebrate the Disney Matinee Launch and also Mommy Niri’s Launch (well re-launch) Mommy Niri is giving you the chance to win one of several DVDs during the Launch period. You can win “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” which will release March 3rd. Contest open only to USA and Canada residents. Look below for guidelines...
    by at March 1st, 2009 at 08:03 pm
  • Safety While Surfing
    Tweet When I started blogging last year, I did so with a lot of gusto. Writing aimlessly and sometimes carelessly about my kids. When I attended BlogHer 2008, the questions regarding safety on the web arose. I panicked. Was I giving away too much information? I curtailed my posts and created a separate blog dedicated to the adventures of my angels, with restricted...
    by at February 22nd, 2009 at 10:02 pm
  • Disney On Ice
    Tweet As much I appreciate technology, I am not a fan of family time and technology mixing. In a time where family time is becoming a dwindling thought Disney On Ice seems like the ideal choice to recharge the notion. To make it affordable Mom Central has allows you to obtain deep discounts by using the code MOM. The enchantment of seeing the famous and lovable characters...
    by at February 19th, 2009 at 09:02 pm
  • The Circus Comes To Town
    Tweet With my kids watching their favorite shows (Caillou and Dora The Explorer) feature the circus in many of the episodes, I thought nothing of it. Then I saw this offer through Mom Central to get (highly) discounted tickets and I thought that this would be a wonderful way to have an entrancing live performance that will not be forgotten. Of course live events are...
    by at February 19th, 2009 at 06:02 pm
  • Just Name That Gift!
    Tweet It is birthday season all year when you have kids. It seems all you can do is manage the social calendar of your kids and with a twinge of envy wonder why your own seems drier than the Sahara desert. It it all I can do to keep my head wrapped around the several dates filled in the year. When I moan to parents of older kids about the amount of parties they chalk...
    by at February 16th, 2009 at 05:02 pm
  • Have A Cupcake, And Do Good!
    Tweet How can you have a cupcake, while donating to a worthy cause, with a chance to win prizes and still not damage your waistline (or in my case not damage it further)? Well, thanks to the Mom Central team, who has asked me to review The Electrolux Virtual Cupcake, I got to find out exactly how. Electrolux has teamed with Kelly Ripa and has committed to send $1...
    by at February 10th, 2009 at 06:02 am