Archive for the ‘BOSTON AND AROUND’

  • Win screening passes to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman (100 passes) #Boston
    I know I have not been posting here often, but I have some amazing things planned but for now I have a little treat to tide you over. Did I say little?  I lie! 100 seats for my readers to an early screening of a fabulous new movie is no little anything but a fab treat. Mr. Peabody and Sherman! Here’s a little about the movie: Using his most ingenious invention, the...
    by at March 1st, 2014 at 10:03 am
  • Win passes to a screening of The Lego Movie! #Boston
    I’ve been meaning to write the first post of 2014 but each post just never seemed perfect enough and then the chance to give my readers a chance to watch The Lego Movie before it is released came up and I thought I could not miss out on this. So while it is not a big profound resolution type post (that may still come) I am glad that I am opening up 2014 with a wonderful...
    by at January 15th, 2014 at 08:01 am
  • Win screening passes to The Nut Job (50 passes)! #Boston
    And just like that the year is ending, but wait, Mommy Niri has a fab way for you to start the New Year, especially if you’re in the Boston area! By now you would know my love for movies and it is one of the best features I love bringing my readers. Well it has been a while so I’m excited to bring to you a new movie, The Nut Job! Here’s a little about the...
    by at December 29th, 2013 at 11:12 pm
  • Win 4 tickets to Disney On Ice, Passport to Adventure!
    It’s the holidays so you know what that means? Yes, Disney on Ice will once again be in town. The next 2 weeks will be buzzing with holiday preparation and you may want to steal some sanity time. The new Disney on Ice, Passport to Adventure show is perfect for getting everyone to breathe. It is why I am glad to have not only been invited but also a chance to give...
    by at December 16th, 2013 at 09:12 pm
  • Win A Membership for the family from Boston’s Museum Of Science!
    There are gifts, and then there are GIFTS! Mommy Niri has decided to play Santa this year and this is honestly one of the nicest things the Museum Of Science can offer my readers. The most incredible thing about this gift is that this gift lasts the entire year, which is probably how long it will take to see almost everything in the museum, only for them to switch it around...
    by at December 4th, 2013 at 09:12 am
  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Take Your Kid to see Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker! (GIVEAWAY)
    About 12 or 13 years ago I went to see The Nutcracker with my sweetheart. We were still dating at the time so I think that was the only reason he agreed because it was not the thing he would suggest going to. Even though we had almost nose-bleed seats you were swept away by the magic of the show. I have never seen any other performance of The Nutcracker but I have heard...
    by at December 3rd, 2013 at 11:12 am
  • Win screening passes to Free Birds! (80 passes)
    November is sneaking up on us and you know what that means? That’s right turkey season! Well to celebrate the mood I love that Relativity Media has come up with a fab movie: Free Birds. Mommy Niri has 2 little surprises for you guys: 80 special screening passes to watch the movie earlier if you’re in the Boston area and for everyone a prize giveaway which includes...
    by at October 18th, 2013 at 06:10 pm
  • Win screening passes to “Enough Said” And an amazing Makeover too! #Boston
    I know, I know! Movie buff in me is always excited about a movie itself. Screenings (the privilege to see it before it releases) send me over the edge and now I cram “makeover” in the heading… so much goodness to contain. But let me compose myself and start at the beginning. This is not a kiddie flick. This is your “me time” flick, hence us...
    by at September 17th, 2013 at 11:09 am
  • Life Is Good Festival 2013 (Win 4 tickets)!
      If you’re in New England, pretty good chance you’ve heard of the Life Is Good festival. My family has been to the Life Is Good festival for the past several years. I posted about it for the past few years but here is a reminder why I love it: The Life Is Good festival and fell in love with them even more. Here are just a few reasons why: They gave...
    by at September 16th, 2013 at 08:09 am
  • Wizard Of Oz Celebrates 75th Anniversary, 3D IMAX Style (Giveaway – 50 screening passes)
    Would you believe that this year is the 75th Anniversary of the original Wizard of Oz? It is something of a milestone in movie industry’s history and they have found the perfect way to celebrate it and in a way that modern audiences can relate to. For ONE week only the original Wizard of OZ will be released in IMAX 3D format. Here’s a little about the movie: Marking...
    by at September 6th, 2013 at 02:09 am
  • Bonzai Pipelines at Six Flags New England! Win 4 tickets plus parking too!
    CONTEST CLOSED Congratulation Niurka Next week I am headed to my Six Flags New England and I am happy to say that it won’t be my 1st visit.  We love it and I personally love working with the amazing folks at Six Flags New England.  So Six Flags New England would have adequate entertainment with their dry rides to be worth the price of the ticket, but this place...
    by at July 6th, 2013 at 12:07 pm
  • I’m giving away 100 passes to Turbo 3D Screening! #Boston
    A snail that wants to race! There are all kinds of awesome just in that thought. I was fortunate enough when I was at Dreamworks Animation for the launch of The Croods that I got a sneak peak of Turbo. Admittedly it frustrated me a bit since I had to wait so long to see it. Guess what? I still have not seen it and while the movie releases July 17th 2013, I will get to...
    by at July 5th, 2013 at 08:07 pm
  • Free Movies For Book Reports This Summer At Showcase Cinemas!
    My kids love to read! I love them to read. They love movies. I love movies. I puffy heart FREE movies! Well Showcase Cinemas decided to put them all together. And before you go on about you only want to be outside during summer, come talk to me when the needle hits 100F, ok? So as I was saying this is a fab program where kids turn in a book report and get to watch special...
    by at June 11th, 2013 at 07:06 pm
  • Despicable Me 2: Win (4) tickets to early screening and more! (5 winners) #DM2 #Boston
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jeni, Tara, Latoya, Tanaz, Tricia I know it is ridiculous but Despicable Me 2 excitement gives me goosebumps. I LOVED the 1st movie and have been giddy excited to watch the next installment.  I love everything about Despcicable ME, from the humor to the father/daughter relationship to Steve Carrel (that man is amazing) as Gru! This movie...
    by at June 10th, 2013 at 09:06 am
  • Launch of Walgreens Flagship Store in Boston! (VIDEO)
      I was invited to the opening of the Walgreens store opening by Collective Bias®.  I was compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias ™ and Walgreens #CBias #SocialFabric  All Opinions are my own. Personally I wondered what the big deal about a store in Boston was since a pharmacy is a pharmacy, right? Up until then I was not...
    by at May 10th, 2013 at 10:05 am
  • Kids Bowl Free! Yes, it is here again!
    This will be the 4th year that I will be signing up for the “Kids Bowl Free” program. I know you think summer and think: OUTDOORS right. Well true but you can’t be there all day long. Sometimes it gets hot. Sometimes mosquitos try to join you. Sometimes the kids are pooped. Sometimes you are! Sometimes you want the airconditioning. Sometimes you want a cheap...
    by at May 8th, 2013 at 08:05 am
  • Win tickets to early screening of 20th Century Fox’s EPIC! (50 tickets) #Boston
    TICKETS SNAGGED ALREADY! Winners have been notified! If you read my blog you will know that I love movies. I love that my work allows me to have early access to movies and even more exciting is that recently I have had the opportunity to share this with my readers. When I used to describe how amazing it was to watch a movie earlier than the general public it went over...
    by at May 6th, 2013 at 06:05 pm
  • Discovery Museum hosts a free evening for families with Autism! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Keri! I love the Discovery Museum. I have been going there since the kids were wee lil ones and am headed there tomorrow (thanks to the museum providing me with passes). It is one of those places that you can feel safe with your kids and content they are playing and learning in a non electronic way. I can recall seeing my kids through the...
    by at April 18th, 2013 at 07:04 pm
  • Disney On Ice: Worlds Of Fantasy (Giveaway) #Boston
    CONTEST CLOSED COngratulations Ximenia You know in just over a week it is Spring vacation in Boston and I don’t know about you but vacation=Disney On Ice! We were thrilled to be invited to the opening show but don’t worry I have a set of tickets for one of my readers and they get to take along 3 more guests. Are you wondering what this show is about? Me too,...
    by at April 4th, 2013 at 06:04 pm
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog At The Wilbur Theater (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CANCELLED!* Who loves Clifford The big Red Dog? We do and pretty sure their fan club is pretty huge right now. Last year a snow storm got in the way of me catching the live show and this year I am at a screening of The Croods so will be missing it again, but you should make your way there. Scholastic’s Clifford the Big Red Dog and in conjunction with its 50th anniversary,...
    by at March 4th, 2013 at 12:03 pm
  • Boston’s Museum Of Science Has Free Film Fridays In March!
    We love the Museum Of Science. We get lost in the wonder it has to offer and each time feel we need to come back to explore more. The Boston’s Museum Of Science has a wonderful promotion for March. This March, MathWorks and the Museum of Science invite visitors to experience the magic of New England’s only IMAX® Dome theater—for free! Free Film Fridays are...
    by at February 28th, 2013 at 06:02 pm
  • I’m giving away 100 passes to The Croods 3D Screening! #Boston
     Not sure if you follow my Twitter or Facebook page but 2 weeks ago I went to LA to the DreamWorks Animation Studio. I know! I can’t believe it either. This is one of those “I will tell my grandkids stories about this” kinda thing. I have so much amazing (no seriously I mean it) stuff to share about that trip but for now I will say I LOVED The Croods....
    by at February 26th, 2013 at 07:02 pm
  • Boston Children’s Museum celebrates 100 years! (Win 4 tickets)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Mia! Have you been to The Boston Children’s Museum? If you live in the Boston area it would be surprising if you did not visit this local treasure. I still remember when my now 7 year old (almost 8) was 10 months old and it was our first visit and I was amazed how she was safe in an area just for babies. I could be with my local mom...
    by at February 18th, 2013 at 07:02 pm
  • Win 4 tickets to Boston’s Museum Of Science + OMNI Theater #Boston
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Dollops Of Diane! Being that my husband and I are both recovering engineers it would seem pretty obvious that the Museum Of Science would be close to our heart. And it is! Boston is such food for engineers and STEM lovers alike that you would be hard pressed to find a week where some STEM-like activity is not happening in the city. I love...
    by at February 15th, 2013 at 09:02 pm
  • H-Mart, the amazing Asian Supermarket + Food Court in Burlington!
    H-Mart has been in my backyard for a long time but I only wandered in recently. I was at a photo shoot for Chop Chop Magazine with my daughter and Sharon, an amazing blogger at Umommy, reminded me of them and that they had a food court and fresh fish. The fresh fish bit piqued my interest since I had been making jaunts to underground stores in Boston to get my fresh fish...
    by at February 6th, 2013 at 08:02 pm
  • Join Me for a book reading of Peter Rabbit At Baby Gap! #babyGapPeterRabbit #Boston
    The reasons I agree to partner with a company or campaign is not very cut and dried. I have turned down thousands of $$ for some work and work free for others. The common drive is my passion and my honesty. If I love something (ahem Starbucks) I tend to genuinely talk about it all the time, and if it is something I won’t feed my kids, no amount of money can convince...
    by at January 16th, 2013 at 07:01 pm
  • The Dry Bar At Daryl Christopher Salon and Spa!
    I had been to a dry bar before but that was in LA. Honestly I thought dry bars were built the LA crowd who had swanky parties to constantly attend. Me, if I had my roots colored, it was a good day. Still I was curious to be invited to check out Daryl Christopher  in Waltham for their open house. Everyone was invited to sip champagne, munch yummies and get their hair done,...
    by at December 7th, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • The Nutcracker suite At The Ritz Carlton!
      With the Boston Ballet's Nutcracker Teddy Bear at the Ritz Carlton Boston Yesterday I got to check out the Nutcracker Suite at the Ritz Carlton. Does anyone else get excited just saying “Ritz” ? I guess they totally earned their name to be associated with class. The attention to details is redundant to mention and since a picture is worth a million...
    by at December 7th, 2012 at 01:12 pm
  • Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker! Win A Pair of tickets!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Melinda! I saw Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker over 10 years ago. I scored cheap seats way in the back and was excited to take my boyfriend (now husband) to it. Hubby is not the artsy type so I was a tad nervous he would not like it, but I felt confident I would be enthralled – live theater always excites me. Also, there is no...
    by at December 6th, 2012 at 08:12 pm
  • Life Is Good Festival 2012 – A Recap [VIDEO]!
    If there is one festival in a year that I will make sure I do not miss, it is the Life is Good festival. There were just too many pictures (as you can see by the post about the 2011 Life is Good festival recap)and I felt I could not do it justice so I put together a video of the event. Stay tuned to a separate post about my meeting with Kidz Bop!     Disclosure:...
    by at November 2nd, 2012 at 10:11 am
  • Restaurant Aura = Gourmet meets Kid-Friendly! (BOSTON)
    I had been to Aura before. I remember it fondly and better yet, so do my kids. To get me to get to the city on a Friday night is  challenge. Add to that 2 squabbling kids and things get pretty stressful. So when I receive invitations I weigh them for what they are worth and when we got the invitation to the restaurant Aura at the Seaport hotel in Boston. I did not even...
    by at September 26th, 2012 at 08:09 am
  • To The Arctic on IMAX at the Museum Of Science!
    So I was invited to a screening of To The Arctic and since it was at The Museum of Science in Boston, I gladly accepted. Being an engineer the museum is a happy place for me, well maybe right behind Starbucks. Truth is I had not taken my kids there yet (blasphemy right?) but hubby had taken my older kid when the 2nd kid was born as part of a daddy-daughter day and she...
    by at September 25th, 2012 at 08:09 am
  • Life Is Good Festival! (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Gilda! I love Life Is Good. I mean I REALLY love them. Even their Facebook pages bring a smile to my face and a new zest in my step for the day. Last year I attended the Life Is Good festival and fell in love with them even more. Here are just a few reasons why: They gave the crunchy-granola-wannabe type of me a festival. By hosting more...
    by at September 18th, 2012 at 08:09 am
  • Disney On Ice: Dare To Dream Hits #Boston! (Giveaway And Discount Code)
    CONTEST CLOSED!   Congratulations Johanna H. You have barely caught your breath from having the kids over during the Christmas vacation and February vacation is again almost upon us. What’s that you say? It is only January? Well blink and see what happens. About the show: Get tangled up in the newest thrilling show to hit the ice, Disney On Ice presents Dare...
    by at January 4th, 2012 at 06:01 pm
  • Franklin Park Zoo In Boston (Win A Set Of 4 Passes).
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kate! With all the talk of Zookeeper hitting the movie circuit of course everyone and their neighbor have heard about Franklin Park Zoo.  I know it is crazy but I brim with pride at all the local places in Boston that are famous and so rich in culture too. Zoos are really a perfect way to spend family time. You can do as much or as little...
    by at July 7th, 2011 at 09:07 pm