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  • ROR – Return On Relationships!
    Tweet Good things take time. Like wine. People look for shortcuts all the time, because they “claim” they have no time – or as I would put it, won’t make the time. You see people do crazy things like buy followers on twitter, since actually talking...
    by at October 27th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Ruby’s School Walk – A Wonderful Book For Kindergarten!
    Tweet I have drooled over the books covers by Barefoot Books before but sadly never got to read or buy any. It may just be because I am too lazy to go out of the norm to buy books – I usually get books from Borders, BN, Amazon and the school’s Scholastic lists....
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Davis Farm Land Offers Fun Activities To Boston Families!
    Tweet You know how you have that one special place that your family goes to every year? Davis Farm has been that summer tradition for us. This year I felt ready, I had already passes I had bought for half price from one of those radio sites. Only thing was Summer decided...
    by at October 26th, 2010 at 06:10 am
  • Win A $25 OshKosh B’Gosh Gift Card!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Annette! Previously I had only heard of OshKosh B’Gosh twice, once someone gave my little girl an outfit from them (which I loved) and the second being the coupon for them attached with the Carter’s coupon – where...
    by at October 25th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Strega Nona Musical Hits Boston!
    Tweet Live shows are always a treat. Musical shows guarantees that my kids will be enthralled. Well I should correct that to say kid’s shows. Currently both are rampant on a stage of enchantment and amazing enough are more excited than scared at some parts.  Anyway,...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 08:10 am
  • Hane’s And Breast Cancer Awareness!
    Tweet You would have to be living under a rock to not know that October is Breast Cancer Month. Everyone knows at least someone who has suffered from Breast Cancer.  Hanes created a new Design and Buy program that allows people to design their own shirts embellished...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Dance With The Rockettes! (Coming To Boston)
    Tweet Guess who is coming to town? The awesome Rockettes that the holiday season would be incomplete without are coming to a city near you. I am pretty excited as I have never seen the Rockettes, other than on television. Timing could not be more perfect, and I don’t...
    by at October 21st, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Win The Bob Books Sight Words Books + Lunch Box Kit! (3 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy, Karen and Jessica! Hopefully you would have read the interview with Lynn from Bob Books earlier today.  Now 3 lucky winners have a chance to win the Bob Books Sight words Kindergarten and Grade 1 kit along with a lunch box. Want...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Meet Lynn Maslen, Author And Managing Partner At Bob Books Publications!
    Tweet I love educational books. I do. It must be the geek in me. Needless to say the fact that my daughters are early readers and love books too thrills me to bits. We use early reading material in my home – but as fun. I don’t believe you can, or should, force...
    by at October 20th, 2010 at 05:10 pm
  • Healthy Habits Kitchen Dishes Out Delicious Meals!
    Tweet It was a few months ago I came across the Healthy Habits Kitchen. I know it has taken a while to get this up but I loved this whole concept and I felt I had to share it with you all. Picture this: a company which believes so strongly about families eating healthy...
    by at October 19th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • KidsBeet Concert Series Hits Boston (Giveaway And Discount Code)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! Live music, who doesn’t love it? Sure my days of attending rock concerts may have taken a (long) pause but my kids are at that age of loving live performances. Trouble is not everything is quite as kid friendly. I have...
    by at October 19th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Beauty And The Beast Inspired Toys (Giveaway – 2 Winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy – Tea Tray Cart And Meghan – Singing Belle Doll! You know our home has been all aflutter with the release of Beauty And The Beast, especially with my daughter who actually calls herself Belle (any guesses what she will...
    by at October 16th, 2010 at 10:10 pm
  • Win A Not So Scary Halloween Kit From Joy Berry!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Jeanine! I was trying to get some decorations for Halloween with my 3 year old and I was about to take one of a witch and she begged me not to take it. I always considered myself in tune with my girls so was surprised that she found...
    by at October 16th, 2010 at 07:10 am
  • Seagate’s 750 GB Ultra-Portable External Hard Drive. Win It!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anna! So I dropped my beautiful camera yesterday and I could see hubby seethe yet hold back the words. Sure it is not the end of the world – just the end of my $700 sexy red DSLR camera but there was a reason beyond that he was...
    by at October 12th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • Finally, A Video Of Our Carnival Cruise!
    Tweet FINALLY – It is here. Those cruise pictures that everyone has been waiting for.  Yes, it has been long overdue, but you try to reduce the gazillion womderful memories into something that won’t take you all day to view. Anyway, it is here: And if you...
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • Life’s A Beach!
    Tweet Well it has been for the past 3 days. This summer the only beach day my kids have had is a playdate with a friend and a birthday party and I have well felt guilty about not being able to spend more time with my laptop than on activities with my kids. Oh, don’t...
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • My WebKinz Party!
    Tweet We had a fun and easy party celebrating with Webkinz. Always fun to have a toy that has many uses. The actual physical WebKinz can be held by kids much younger. The other fab thing is that when you are out and about, away from technology (I know that seldom happens,...
    by at October 11th, 2010 at 07:10 pm
  • What Would I Say To My 13 Year Old Self?
    Tweet The following post was inspired by Dove and their efforts to help make a difference in a young girl’s self esteem. Being a firm believer in the support of young girls and to ensure that they have bright futures I jumped at the chance to be a part of this campaign....
    by at October 10th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • Meet Jessica, Blogger And Ebay Extraordinaire!
    Tweet Jessica, who blogs at The Unemployed Mom, holds a very dear place in my heart. When I decided to move my blog to its own domain and also into a commercial arena I barely knew anyone. I was nominated for a Nickelodeon Parent’s Pick Award and even though I had...
    by at October 8th, 2010 at 09:10 pm
  • “Does a company cover the expenses to a media event?” should not be your 1st question you ask.
    Tweet I know the question about whether expenses should, could and would be covered for media events have been covered extensively before, I am not going to discuss that. There is an even more important question to be asked. No, I am not saying that financials are not...
    by at October 8th, 2010 at 08:10 pm
  • 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