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  • Friday 5: 5 Reactions To Clearing Out My Closet!
    Tweet The one thing my sweetheart never moans about is me shopping for me but what he does have a (huge) issue with is me never purging anything out of my closet. When I started the Healthy Choice – Better for Blogher program I had little expectations that there...
    by at October 7th, 2010 at 11:10 pm
  • Healthy Meals Even The Dude Won’t Mind Eating!
    Tweet I love cooking, but truth is I don’t cook as often as I would like to. Maybe it is the cleaning up after or the fact that the piles of other chores, overdue blogging or the stack of papers from my daughter’s school that I have not gone through yet, all...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Beauty And The Beast!
    Tweet If you are a reader here at Mommy Niri then you would know princesses are not my thing. You would also know my daughters have both fallen for princesses, my 3 year old with Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) and my 5 year old with Belle (Beauty and the Beast). In fact my older...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue (Giveaway – 2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Katie and Laurie! would have read my review of Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue, so now I am sure you want to watch it. Well lucky for you it is NOW AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY™ & DVD! How about winning a copy of that DVD? Well...
    by at October 6th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Doing Healthy Choice The Vegetarian Way!
    Tweet I was skeptical. On several counts. Firstly boxed meals are not a staple on our shopping list. Yes, being a vegetarian already kicks out several items from our shopping cart but more-so because we realize that processed food is not something we want as a part of...
    by at October 5th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Win $25 Gift Card To Spirit Halloween! (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Hoa, Cyndi, and Linda! October 2nd and you know what that means? Halloween is around the corner and if your little one have your heart set on a particular costume then you better move, fast!  Don’t diddle daddle thinking you...
    by at October 2nd, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue!
    Tweet My idea of Tinker Bell is pretty antiquated – I mean to me Tinker Bell was that little fairy with Peter Pan. Sure I was inundated with images in the Disney stores with the new look and movies but I just chalked that down to commercialism in products. When I got...
    by at October 2nd, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Karate Kid Continues To Kick It Up A Notch!
    Tweet You know why the original Karate Kid movies were successful? Well yes the the fight scenes were breathtaking but without the mental aspect it would have been a straight action movie. I watched, loyally, all the Karate Kid movies. I still remember the wax on wax off...
    by at September 30th, 2010 at 12:09 am
  • Waiting For That Smile!
    Tweet There was a time when I would be paranoid to put both kids to bed, on my own. I remember the first time I did it my best friend (thank you Kamesh) rallied to the rescue with her mom who was visiting from South Africa (yeah, my friends rock). Needless to say I was...
    by at September 27th, 2010 at 10:09 am
  • Lego Ultimate Block Party In NYC! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Andrea! Lego is a firm favorite in our home and millions of others. A really cool event in NYC (why does everything happen there?) and I wanted to share it with you.  I know what you are thinking – “Mommy Niri, I live...
    by at September 23rd, 2010 at 09:09 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Companies That Rock My Boat!
    Tweet While I review many products on mommyniri.com they are just simply reviews, not endorsements. Promoting a brand is something entirely different and it is one that I intend to get behind only if I passionately am in love with it. It is also why I have been slow to...
    by at September 23rd, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • Toy Review Roundup: Moon Dough And Olivia’s House/Pirate Ship!
    Tweet Somehow I had never heard of Moon Dough – I did hear of Moon Sand and figured it would be similar. Bracing myself for some colored sand like material I opened the package to let my 3 year old and 5 year old take a stab at it. I was pleasantly surprised to find...
    by at September 22nd, 2010 at 10:09 pm
  • Dora And Friends Magazine Launches!
    Tweet I am a fan of all things Dora (except maybe that tween Dora thing) and just learned that there will be a magazine launching with the focus on Dora (and her friends) I just had to share. I have not yet seen the magazine but I plan to soon (I promise to share my views...
    by at September 19th, 2010 at 09:09 pm
  • New DVD Releases: Date Night And Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (Win Them Both)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Deborah! Date Night could have possibly be taken straight out of a page in my life. Almost. I mean the part before all the mayhem happens. Recently I was at a media event to explore the new Honda Odyssey and they finished up the event...
    by at September 19th, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • A Sense Of Relief…
    Tweet Yesterday I had my daughters annual doctor visit. I attend them because I have to, I could say that I needed to since they include shots normally but my skepticism in the medical profession does not allow that sense of reliability.  I had recently paid an amount...
    by at September 18th, 2010 at 10:09 pm
  • Win Tickets To See Yo Gabba Gabba Live! (Boston only)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gaynelle! Now I know that you wanted to win that Yo Gabba Gabba prize I had out recently but fear not if you lucked out. Fans of Yo Gabba Gabba will be happy to know that Mommy Niri has another treat for you. So you know that the Yo...
    by at September 14th, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • September 11th!
    Tweet I can still remember the day. I am more that is true for almost anyone that was in the USA (and outside) on that day. I was at the gym (yes, those were the days) in the morning in the same building I worked, and was already running late up to work. I was sitting...
    by at September 10th, 2010 at 07:09 pm
  • Cruising With(out) Children!
    Tweet So I had enjoyed my earlier trip, without kids. Drawing from past experiences on planes and hotels I was not altogether looking forward to 8 days on a trip with my kids. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids – to death – but I don’t always enjoy every little...
    by at September 10th, 2010 at 07:09 pm
  • Room With A View!
    Tweet The last time, or rather the first time I booked a cruise was in 2003. We had just bought our first house and I knew my fiscally focused husband would be penny watching so I wanted to make one big splurge. Trouble was coming from a poorer background splurging was...
    by at September 7th, 2010 at 04:09 am
  • Floored With Food!
    Tweet I love food! There I said it, deal with it. I am one of those people who thinks of food first when someone mentions a special occasion. I do. I could watch Food Network all day (but I don’t). Food is certainly my Achilles Heel. So when I decided to become a vegetarian...
    by at September 6th, 2010 at 09:09 am
  • Kicking My Starbucks Habit (well for a week anyway)
    Tweet So I have an addiction, it does not happen every day but on some (tougher) days it happens more than once so it kind of evens out to once per day. The fact that the staff at Starbucks know my name and my drink, along with my kid’s drink, should be a warning in...
    by at September 5th, 2010 at 07:09 am
  • Checking In…
    Tweet For all the magnitude of the ship and the thought that 2,500 passengers that needed to get on you would be forgiven to think that checking in would be a huge zoo-like room. Tag along 2 kids and you would be further adding chaos to the mix. Not so! Yes, we did not...
    by at September 5th, 2010 at 07:09 am
  • Win The Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera And Pulse Digital Frame!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jenny On The Spot! So you know I am en-route to a cruise (thanks to Carnival Cruise Lines) but as I await the hurricane out in my hotel room I realized I may be offline a bit for 8 days. In fact I will be blogging everyday to keep...
    by at September 4th, 2010 at 05:09 am
  • Cruising Our Way, Carnival Style!
    Tweet So you may have heard, or may not. But Mommy Niri is going to be sailing away on a Carnival Cruise Line. The Papa Post and the kiddos will be joining in too. When I was approached by the wonderful folks at Carnival Cruise Lines (read more an their announcement post...
    by at September 3rd, 2010 at 09:09 am
  • Color Me Yellow!
    Tweet Sometimes we all need a little extra color in our lives and when it is your favorite color, even better.  My older daughter always loved green. When I say loved I mean really loved green. She would eye every green toy as a toddler and friends and family became...
    by at September 1st, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • Yo Gabba Gabba In A City Near You!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Sharon! So I really disliked You Gabba Gabba at first. I mean seriously try describing them to someone else. Freaky right? Then somewhere along the line while kiddie channel hopping we heard some catchy tunes. So I put aside my distaste...
    by at August 31st, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Nate Berkus And Me!
    Tweet So when I received an  invitation to attend the launch party for the Nate Berkus Show I have to admit that I had no idea who he was. And if you are wondering if mommy niri has been living under a rock, the answer would be yes,with just kiddie shows as my entertainment....
    by at August 31st, 2010 at 12:08 pm
  • “Just Call Me Belle!”
    Tweet So I toiled. hard. to find the perfect name for my baby to be. I mean I wanted something that had a Hindi meaning, easy to pronounce, short and with no religious connotation.  We settled on “Jia”, pronounced Gia or Gee-Ahh and meaning “heart”....
    by at August 22nd, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Bye Bye Maternity Clothing!
    Tweet So when I started the Better For BlogHer campaign with Healthy Choice I did so with a bit of a rebel attitude. No way was I going to make it easy for a product to make a difference.  So with no weighing or drastic life changes I embarked on swapping out a meal for...
    by at August 22nd, 2010 at 09:08 pm
  • A Red Carpet Correspondent Blogger? Get Your Voting Fingers On!
    Tweet Get this: Mommy Niri, along with 10 other bloggers were selected by Honda to attend Variety’sPower of Women event September 30th. So while I begin to trade my flip-flops for a glass slipper for a Red Carpet event there is more news to share. Two of the 11...
    by at August 21st, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Earth Footwear’s Latest The Swank Boots (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Erica! So I got approached about reviewing a pair of boots. I was already freaking out that I had done nothing with the kids for summer and began to panic that summer had passed me by while I had my head buried in blogging. So when...
    by at August 20th, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Nanny McPhee Returns (Giveaway)
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Colleen! Earlier this week we got the opportunity to view a screening of Nanny McPhee, which opens August 20th at cinemas, and it was a total journey. Firstly I have to add that viewing a screening with my kids is the ultimate of proud...
    by at August 19th, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Scholastic Children’s Dictionary Back-To-School Blog Tour (Win It And $100 Visa Gift Card)
    Tweet Contest closed! Congratulations Sheliza! While seasoned moms are counting the days until school opens, the newbies are scared of just that happening. Yes, both have kids driving them up the wall (that is one long summer vacation I tell you) but when your kid is going...
    by at August 18th, 2010 at 11:08 am
  • Bloggers Hit The Today Show (Including Mommy Niri)
    Tweet It was at the time that invites to various parties were flowing in (note to companies – the BlogHer dates are set far in advance, leaving it until last minute to invite bloggers is not smart) and I had received an invite for The Today’s Show. I had...
    by at August 17th, 2010 at 02:08 pm
  • JELL-O Mousse Temptations Latest Flavor: Chocolate Mint Sensation!
    Tweet So you know that I have kicked off the Better For BlogHer campaign and I am looking at everything that will help with that pesky snacking habit I have. I took a peek at Jello Mousse a while back but looking at how popular that was amongst readers when I was offered...
    by at August 16th, 2010 at 08:08 pm