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  • Choosing A Playset? We Asked The Experts!
    Tweet My family has been back and forth about buying a playset and though we feel strongly that my kiddo would benefit from the physical exercise to help her work on her balance we have been weighing options. Eventually we decided to hold off on buying one as the financial...
    by at June 16th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • Tim Gunn Puts Bloggers To The Designer Test (ala Project Runway Style)!
    Tweet So I am in Cincinnati and I am totally behind in blogging but I had to do a quick post about my night. I am here to attend Fabric Care University  but we started off with a fun event. Tim Gunn  put the 20 somewhat bloggers in attendance to a designer test. Basically...
    by at June 15th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • So I Bought My 1st Coach Bag!
    Tweet I sucked up all the doubts and I just bought the bag. Well to be clear I walked in the store and walked out and then went back and bought it. I have been waiting for it for a long time. In fact about a year ago I hosted a contest for this very same bag for BlogHer....
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Sex And The City 2 – The Soundtrack!
    Tweet Sex and the City is one of those series that I was addicted too. Seriously. I watch no reality television and have not followed a series since HBO showed the last episode a few, childless, years ago.  Fast forward a few later and the Sex And The City 1st movie filled...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • See What’s Happening At ThePapaPost
    Tweet Not sure if you noticed that I have not been posting any new stories here. Now, I have my own blog ThePapaPost and if you want to keep up to date with my stories either you can subscribe or visit ThePapaPost. Here are the latest stories from my blog. Booking Flights...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 07:06 am
  • So I Am A Keynote Speaker At Evo Conference – The Evolution Of Women In Social Media!
    Tweet In less than 2 weeks I will be heading to Utah for what already appears to be an amazing conference presented by Jyl from Mom It Forward and Rachael from Today’s Mama. The Evo Conference - The evolution of women in social media 0r in a way that’s easier...
    by at June 12th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • Yoohoo Plush Animals – Win It For Your Graduate! (2 winners)
    Tweet Contest closed! Congratulations Angela and Nicole! YooHoo & Friends is Aurora’s best selling brand and  when you see how cute they are you can clearly see why.  The fact that Aurora created YooHoo & Friends to teach children about animals (many...
    by at June 11th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • World Cup Soccer- Go Bafana Bafana!
    Tweet Today World Cup Soccer begins. To me it is especially special as it is held in South Africa. Soccer was a regular part of my school. It was also part of practically every kid’s life. The reason that soccer was so accessible is that you needed nothing, except...
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ridiculous Responses After Being Told I Am From South Africa!
    Tweet Friday 5 series is not dead but I will be posting only when I really feel the urge to (rather than compelled based on timing). The World Cup soccer is being held in South Africa and I am more than nostalgic at this exciting news. But where is South Africa? What...
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free – All Summer Long!
    Tweet A few weeks ago a friend sent me this link about “Kids Bowl Free” and truthfully I thought it was a gimmick, except I know that she would have spotted it. I was still reluctant as it sounded too good to be true. Local bowling centers provide the Kids Bowl Free -...
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Pigtail Pals: T-Shirts That Promote Positive Messages For Girls!
    Tweet I have 2 little girls. I come from a home of 5 girls. It would be really safe to say that I am naturally aware of women and the way they are treated, or rather mistreated at times. The reason alone that there were 5 girls in my home was the “hope” from...
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Introducing The Papa Post
    Tweet Just as my second one grew out of diapers (all of a sudden), so did The Papa Post grew out of Mommy Niri blog. Now I have my own place to chat, vent and meet other dads (and moms).
    by at June 6th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • The Touchscreen Handheld From VTech – MobiGo (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Christi! I had not been a huge VTech fan. I mean I liked it ok but there was stuff about the design that never made it my favorite brand. So when I caught a glimpse of their new product at the Sandbox Summit a few weeks ago I was...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Cisco Launches “What if your tv could talk?” Contest!
    Tweet Cisco  has a new “What If Your TV Could…?” contest. Being an software engineer for 12 years and having a husband who has worked in the same field meant that Cisco as a company has come across our paths once too often.  It is certainly one of those companies...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • It’s Memorial Day!
    Tweet I was caught having a day out with my family but without a camera (I know bad blogger). I happened to walk across Boston Common and the sight of thousands of flags staked in the ground caught my eye. Man I wish I had my camera, but I did capture a little in the...
    by at May 30th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win Senseo Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Lynn! So we got the Senseo. We are somewhat decent coffee drinkers, more of tea drinkers. So when we occasionally want a good cuppa we sometimes reach for the (sigh) instant coffee. Yes, we have a filter machine (albeit not a good...
    by at May 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • African Dwarf Frog Eco-Aquarium From Wild Creations! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Laura There’s nothing like learning about nature than to see it in front of you. Problem with most “pets” is that the bulk of the feeding and cleaning falls on the shoulders of parents. Shoulders, I might add, that...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Can The Pouchee Hold It All?
    Tweet So I am in the throes of trying to find an ideal handbag. The one big stumbling block is the reluctance to spend money on myself. I guess since I have bought so many cheaper bags (and dealing with the consequences of it) I should invest. In the meantime I am moving...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • Silly Bandz And Other Little Things I Learnt At Sandbox Summit
    Tweet 1. The top selling toy on Amazon is not Barbie, Lego or video games but Silly Bandz. 2. Nearly half of top 100 apps in iTune stores are for pre-K and elementary kids (iLearn – A Content Analysis of iTunes App Store’s Education Section, Joan Ganz Cooney...
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Top Picks For Parties!
    Tweet I have been lucky to come across a few products recently that came in handy when I held my 3 year old and 5 year old’s joint birthday party. You Cake You Cake creates personalized toppers for cakes. They had created the Mommy Niri logo topper for my Mom Nite...
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Cinderella Sports A Tattoo!
    Tweet There was no way we could resist not taking a picture of Cinderella sporting a tattoo. I would have loved to have a picture of her drinking beer but no such luck!
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win “Giada at Home” Cook Book and Food Network CD
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amy! The countdown to the next food network star is already underway (12 days to go and counting).  This is one contest that is always a tough one as you win your own show. It is about cooking, cooking well, cooking with style but...
    by at May 24th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The Tale Of Mommy Niri, A Mall And A Mom’s Night Out!
    Tweet So on May 6th Mommy Niri co-hosted a Mom’s Nite Out (part of the National Mom Nite Out) with the Burlington Mall, in MA. Last year I learned, when I took part in the 1st National Mom’s Nite Out, that although being online is great – meeting people...
    by at May 22nd, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The White Elephant Hotel Residences At Nantucket!
    Tweet We were just drooling over our Atlantis media trip and already restless with very itchy feet so when we were invited to head to The White Elephant hotel residences at Nantucket there was no arm twisting involved. I must confess though hotels don’t make me...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win The Tooth Fairy DVD (2 Winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rebecca and Deb! Filmed in Vancouver, Tooth Fairy is a comedy fantasy film starring Dwayne Johnson as title character along with Ashley Judd and Julie Andrews. As the story goes hardcore hockey player Dwayne bursts the bubble to “poor”...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Scholastic’s Max Spaniel: Funny Lunch (Giveaway 5 Winners)!
    Tweet We go through books like food, in fact, maybe even more than that. I dread when the school sends that Scholastic order form in my PreK kid’s backpack, as I find it hard to resist buying the books. Since my kids have been in the cooking mood, both with their...
    by at May 17th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live Hits Boston (BOGO Discount Code)!
    Tweet Photo Caption The entire cast of STORYTIME LIVE!, including Dora in her princess costume! Photo Credit: Carol Rosegg Last year the only show that my frugal (read cheap) hubby actually paid full price tickets to was to see Dora Live. The fact that I had 2 little...
    by at May 16th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Snow White Hits Wilbur Theater In Boston! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Anandhi! No one needs to tell you the story of Snow White, right. In fact that is what so beautiful about it, there are so many subtle variations that it is like a good homecoming knowing what comes next. Movies are always amazing...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Big Bloggers Need To Be Nice To Small Bloggers!
    Tweet I know those adjectives “big” and “small” suck but go with my poetic heading, which is easier on the ears than it’s polictically correct cousin. For the rest of this post though my point is those bloggers who are a little more established,...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Hydration Please!
    Tweet Papa! I put the lotion all by myself.
    by at May 11th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Why I Won’t Let Someone Make Me Feel Like I Don’t Belong!
    Tweet I was at an event in NYC earlier in the year when a blogger, who identified enough with me (I am glad she did) and confided “Don’t you hate these things where you feel left out!”. I answered no. Many of the famous bloggers would, I am sure, want...
    by at May 11th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Barilla Pasta – A Favorite In My Home! (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer! I review many products, some I like, some I don’t, and some are in-between. There are few that I can safely declare that I use in my home. Barilla pasta is one of them.  Don’t call me a food snob, I have dabbled...
    by at May 10th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Happy Mother’s Day!
    Tweet Wishing all my readers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Mother’s Day Round-up!
    Tweet There are so many cool things happening around for Mother’s Day and although I caught the tail end of it, here is a teeny-tiny round-up. Feel free to leave any more in the comments below. Oh, and have a wonderful Mother’s Day. Contrary to what you many...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Want For Mother’s Day!
    Tweet So Mommy Niri has not posted anything for the Friday 5 Series for a while. I have been so busy rushing around with so many personal and blogging commitments that I began to resent just writing something. Then I said I should stop. Friday 5 was one of my favorite...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm