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  • Win Tickets To See Yo Gabba Gabba Live! (Boston only)
    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 Gabba...
    by at September 14th, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • September 11th!
    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 at a meeting...
    by at September 10th, 2010 at 07:09 pm
  • Cruising With(out) Children!
    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 thing they...
    by at September 10th, 2010 at 07:09 pm
  • Room With A View!
    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 not in...
    by at September 7th, 2010 at 04:09 am
  • Floored With Food!
    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)
    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 itself to...
    by at September 5th, 2010 at 07:09 am
  • Checking In…
    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 print out...
    by at September 5th, 2010 at 07:09 am
  • Win The Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera And Pulse Digital Frame!
    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 you along...
    by at September 4th, 2010 at 05:09 am
  • Cruising Our Way, Carnival Style!
    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 of Mom...
    by at September 3rd, 2010 at 09:09 am
  • Color Me Yellow!
    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 aware of...
    by at September 1st, 2010 at 08:09 pm
  • Yo Gabba Gabba In A City Near You!
    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 for...
    by at August 31st, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Nate Berkus And Me!
    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!”
    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”. I...
    by at August 22nd, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Bye Bye Maternity Clothing!
    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 a Healthy...
    by at August 22nd, 2010 at 09:08 pm
  • A Red Carpet Correspondent Blogger? Get Your Voting Fingers On!
    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 bloggers...
    by at August 21st, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Earth Footwear’s Latest The Swank Boots (Giveaway)
    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 I regained...
    by at August 20th, 2010 at 10:08 pm
  • Nanny McPhee Returns (Giveaway)
    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 moments...
    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)
    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 to...
    by at August 18th, 2010 at 11:08 am
  • Bloggers Hit The Today Show (Including Mommy Niri)
    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 been earlier,...
    by at August 17th, 2010 at 02:08 pm
  • JELL-O Mousse Temptations Latest Flavor: Chocolate Mint Sensation!
    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 to...
    by at August 16th, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • My BlogHer Babbling!
    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 my logo...
    by at August 15th, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Win $20 Gift Card To Axl’s Closet (2 Winners)!
    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 time. In...
    by at August 14th, 2010 at 07:08 am
  • Johnson’s Girl Talk Party For Autism Awareness!
    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. I...
    by at August 14th, 2010 at 05:08 am
  • Win A Backpack And A $20 Panera Gift Card!
    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 to the brand....
    by at August 10th, 2010 at 08:08 pm
  • Win A Lunch Kit From Thermos And Mommy Message Cards Too.
    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, you know...
    by at July 30th, 2010 at 10:07 pm
  • Zulily Discount For Mommy Niri Readers – Save $10 Off $50
    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
    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 hold...
    by at July 28th, 2010 at 04:07 pm
  • A Girlfriend’s Guide To BlogHer!
    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 means you...
    by at July 27th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Win Kleenex For A Month!
    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 to give...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • A Limo, A School Bus And A Teacher In Kentucky!
    A few weeks ago I was approached by The Motherhood and Kleenex (and for an awesome contest I am giving away a month’s supply of Kleenex sneeze shield) about attending a pre-Kindergarten event with my lil Kindergarten-to-be girl. At the time my little girl had been...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 07:07 pm
  • Meet The Irresistible Liz Strauss!
    I met Liz Strauss a year ago a few nights before the actual BlogHer conference in 2009 in Chicago. I have no idea how it happened but I was seated at a table with the likes of Liz, and the guys behind Blog Talk Radio, Whrrl and more amazing companies. Needless to say I was...
    by at July 26th, 2010 at 06:07 am
  • My God Is On A Timeout!
    So my trip to Utah for Evo also landed me in a late night conversation with some of my favorite girls. So some of the girls were Mormon, or rather LDS (Latter Day Saints as I learnt was the proper term) and come on, you can’t not want to ask oodles of questions. So...
    by at July 22nd, 2010 at 06:07 am
  • Better For BlogHer: Diet Starts Monday!
    Well actually Wednesday. Make that a Wednesday a few weeks ago. Or rather getting healthy not dieting 2 weeks ago. When I was contacted about attending a luncheon at BlogHer by Healthy Choice I accepted. Then I was offered to be part of a program about getting healthy by...
    by at July 20th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Motorola’s Latest Hands-Free Device – H17txt With Motospeak (Giveaway)!
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Carol Y. So you know I got the new iPhone and until then text messages were just messages (and actually whined about receiving since my payment plan charged an arm and a leg for each one) I received and barely sent out. More so because my...
    by at July 20th, 2010 at 10:07 am
  • Sharing Silly Banz And Doing Good! #77kids
    So when the discussion surrounding our efforts in Boston to put together an event by 77Kids (the children’s department at American Eagle) and The Motherhood I was still at Evo in Utah. While trying to hash and rehash ideas as to what we could do as we joined other...
    by at July 17th, 2010 at 09:07 pm