Archive for the ‘REVIEWS & CONTESTS’

  • 10-10-10, A Life Transforming Idea by Suzy Welch
    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!
    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. Don’t...
    by at June 11th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Win An Autographed Copy Of Guide To Pirate Parenting,
    *** 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 kids...
    by at June 10th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Alliance Against Childhood Obesity
    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 big corporations,...
    by at June 9th, 2009 at 09:06 pm
  • Mommy Niri At Diane Birch’s Launch Concert In NYC
    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 Lifestyle),...
    by at June 8th, 2009 at 08:06 pm
  • Win A Basket Of Organic Candy and A T-Shirt
    *** 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 contest...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 06:06 pm
  • I Am A Purex Insider!
    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 you...
    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 12:06 pm
  • Russ Cox -The artist behind Mommy Niri logo
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    by at June 2nd, 2009 at 03:06 am
  • Organic Candy That You Have Been Waiting For
    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
    *** 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 or...
    by at May 27th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Balance B, Nutritious Kid’s Snack Bar
    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 awareness...
    by at May 26th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Finding Slow In A Digital Nation
    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
    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 issues...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Pilates Catches Up With The Wii Phenomenon!
    Sega recently announced the Daisy Fuentes Pilates for the Wii – offering a personalized, private Pilates class, right in your living room. Knowing that time is of the essence for moms and the budgets tighter than ever working out at home is growing immensely. Gone are the days of boring videos while you struggle to imitate the instructor. The Wii, and more especially...
    by at May 25th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Stop And Shop Listens To What Mamas Want!
    Last week Mommy Niri was lucky to be invited along with a few other mom bloggers to hear what advice Andrea Astrachan,  Consumer Advisor for Stop And Shop, had to offer to moms as they navigate their way down the aisles. As the economy hits everyone’s wallet the shopping still continues but habits have been changing. In ensuring the choices just don’t go...
    by at May 21st, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Organic Clothing! Good For Baby And Good For The Earth
    A pakora, a fried snack made of spinach or onion or potato dipped in gram flour, is an integral part of Indian cuisine. My Little Pakora is not a special meal but an  organic clothing company done tastefully. Started by  mom, Sonia Gupta, the clothing line includes  onesies, t-shirts, pants, blankets, bibs and hats with prints of yoga, buddha, animals and birds. What...
    by at May 20th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Win ItzaBitza, The Magical Drawing Game for Early Readers
    *** CONTEST CLOSED *** Here is the new ItzaBitza contest that ends on 9/10/2009. Sabi Games, the wonderful guys who are sponsoring me to Blogher, is  offering one of my lucky readers to win a copy of ItzaBitza. ItzaBitza is a magical drawing game for early readers that is ideal for Pre-K,  Kindergarten and First Graders.  Here children’s drawings are brought...
    by at May 18th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Draw The Wackiest House And Win…Big!
    Sabi Games announces the launch of the “Draw The Wackiest House And Win” contest. You can win the Flip Ultra camcorder for you and also a snazzy digital camera for the kiddo too. As if playing with this wonderful drawing game for early readers was not enough, Sabi Games wants to offer you this exciting incentive to try their new game.  They are as convinced,...
    by at May 18th, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Win The Good Home CookBook!
    *** CONTEST CLOSED *** The Good Home Cookbook, edited by Richard J Perry, is somewhat of a bible on cooking, and not for nothing. Knowing that recipes are tried and tested gives the assurance to any cook, novice or expert. I mean I certainly don’t want to find out a flop recipe with my family waiting in tow for a good meal.  Now make that over a 1000 recipes with...
    by at May 14th, 2009 at 09:05 pm
  • Carpool Karma
    Will all of you moms who spend more time behind the wheel playing taxi to the kid’s social calendar (which is more active than our own, not that we are keeping tabs) raise your hands? That’s what I thought, and I am no different. Of course the fact that my kids are not exactly of the age where I can always “drop” them off at an event means that...
    by at May 6th, 2009 at 02:05 am
  • Win An EA Sports Active For Wii
    *** 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 Wii it...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 08:05 pm
  • Mom’s Special Day At The NH Children’s Museum
    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 place...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 07:05 pm
  • Florastor Kids, A Probiotic Safe For Children
    *** 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 in the...
    by at May 2nd, 2009 at 06:05 pm
  • Win An Evenflo Dual Electric Breast Pump
    *** 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 asked me...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • The Autism Society Of America
    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 chat to...
    by at April 29th, 2009 at 10:04 am
  • Games For Autistic Children
    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, but...
    by at April 27th, 2009 at 09:04 pm
  • 10 Reasons To Visit New Hampshire This Spring
    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 is a great...
    by at April 23rd, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Buy A Ticket, Plant A Tree
    © 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 sees the...
    by at April 21st, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Pooh In Final Disney Matinee!
    ©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!
    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 we...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 pm
  • Writer Christine Hohlbaum’s Book On SAHM Is A Winner!
    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 book...
    by at April 20th, 2009 at 08:04 am
  • Race To See Cars As Part Of Disney’s Matinee Program
    © 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 program...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Win Disney’s “Space Buddies” DVD
    ***** 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 a great...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Thomas Rides Into Town
    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 live...
    by at April 16th, 2009 at 11:04 am
  • Miley Cyrus To Surprise “Hannah Montana The Movie” Audiences
    “© 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 is that...
    by at April 10th, 2009 at 06:04 pm