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  • 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
  • My BlogHer Babbling!
    Tweet So I made it to BlogHer and I made it back. If you read my Girlfriend’s Guide To BlogHer you would be wondering if I really ate my own dog food. And to not keep you in suspense, yes I did. BlogHer was a blur but I expected it to be. What I wore T-shirt with...
    by at August 15th, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Win $20 Gift Card To Axl’s Closet (2 Winners)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Madeline, and Tammy! When I was approached by Axl’s Closet to check out their online store I had not heard of them before but then again I am not a huge shopping girl. Though admittedly having 2 girls I shop for them all the...
    by at August 14th, 2010 at 07:08 am
  • Johnson’s Girl Talk Party For Autism Awareness!
    Tweet When I cam across an opportunity to host a girl “party” initiated by Johnson’s (you know the folks that make the trusted baby products for generations?) with a focus of raising awareness for a charitable cause – there was no thinking involved....
    by at August 14th, 2010 at 05:08 am
  • Win A Backpack And A $20 Panera Gift Card!
    Tweet Contest closed! Congratulations Jessica! While I was at Evo Conference I came across the company Whoops Bunny. The idea behind the “whoops” had me interested. Working on the angle that little accidents and imperfections are ok in life is what drew me...
    by at August 10th, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Win A Lunch Kit From Thermos And Mommy Message Cards Too.
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Chhaya! Like it or lump it Back To School time is around the corner. With Back To School comes lunch time.  Whether you dislike the lunch dished out at school cafeterias  (which I do) or simply prefer to pack lunch for your child,...
    by at July 30th, 2010 at 10:07 pm
  • Zulily Discount For Mommy Niri Readers – Save $10 Off $50
    Tweet You would recall a while back I mentioned the online store Zulily (this is a link with my invitation code), the members only shopping site. You invite a friend and you can get $10. Yes, the same one that offers designer clothing at bargain prices. Since they don’t...
    by at July 28th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • A Review Of Pop On Pals Amusement Park
    Tweet When I was offered the Pop On Pals Amusement Park I was trying to figure out if I wanted to take a look at more toys. The only reason I was eager to check it out was the fact that playsets seem to hold a much longer. I love the little doll houses and slides etc they...
    by at July 28th, 2010 at 04:07 pm
  • A Girlfriend’s Guide To BlogHer!
    Tweet So I have been seeing posts and talks about BlogHer and I really did not want to post this. I mean even though I have been to BlogHer before these posts are starting to make me feel like I should be more involved. Seriously stalking the #BlogHer10 hashtag crazily...
    by at July 27th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Win Kleenex For A Month!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Laptop TV Mom! So you would have read about my little girl’s and my trip to Kentucky, well the kind folks at Kleenex wanted to offer my readers something special. You can win a month’s supply of Kleenex Sneeze Shield...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 08:07 pm