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  • So They Let Me Speak At Evo!
    You know how people always say that there is a good thing to everything than happens (or is that just me)? Well when I was asked to be a keynote speaker at Evo Conference – The evolution of women in social media, I was amazed. I know heavy, right? The team Rachael...
    by at July 9th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • 5 Things That Surprised Me At Evo!
    Yes, I am slow – deal with it. I figured I better hit 2 stones with my Friday 5 series and a mini roundup of Evo. Here are 5 things that  amazed me. Some of the speakers were strangers (to me). After having attended so many conferences you get to see exactly the...
    by at July 8th, 2010 at 09:07 pm
  • Despicable Me – I’ve Seen It And … (Giveaway – 3 winners).
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations John, Michelle, Dawn! I swear I have been going crazy inside as I have seen the special screening of the movie Despicable Me on June 10th and have been asked to remain hushed about it until recently. I remember being only mildly excited about...
    by at July 5th, 2010 at 08:07 pm
  • Summer Snippets (Giveaway)
    Contest closed! Congratulations Courtney! There are so many little summer goodness stuff that has been pouring in, and truthfully more to come. I decided to put in a post with a few products I have been looking at and even give a few of them to some lucky reader. The package...
    by at July 3rd, 2010 at 05:07 am
  • Meet Kamran Siddiqi, The 18 Year Old Food Blogger!
    While I was attending The Martha Stewart Show I met Kamran Siddiqi, a very young food blogger who writes at  The Sophisticated Gourmet.  Normally surrounded by conversation revolving around diapers and school it was refreshing to see Kamran. For someone so young I am continuously...
    by at June 30th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Camping Newbie Questions Answered By Kit Deslauriers, (The North Face Skier/ Ski Mountaineer)
    When I was approached by the kind folks at The North Face to talk about June being camping month and host a giveaway as well. I felt I needed more. Truth is I have never camped. Ok, when you pick up jaw off the floor, I want to admit I don’t know why either. I felt...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Ziprider – It Is A Scream! No Really It Is!
    There have been so many adventures at Evo Conference (where I was giving a keynote speech) that I have been trying to wrap my head around them and finally decided I will write a separate post on each so that no post is too long to read and also you can choose what you want...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 10:06 am
  • National Camping Month! Win The Ultimate Backpacker Kit From The North Face!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Chris June marks the second annual National Camping Month.  The North Face wants families to get outside and they are offering the readers of Mommy Niri a wonderful kit to get you started. Look you and I both know that The North Face make...
    by at June 24th, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • Heading To Evo? Tiny Prints And Mommy Niri May Have Something For You!
    So you have already heard that Mommy Niri will be speaking at Evo, but there is more awesome news to share. Tiny Prints is actually helping get Mommy Niri to Utah for the conference. I am actually proud that Tiny Prints have decided to pay part of my conference expenses....
    by at June 23rd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Summer Of Smiles (Win A $50 1-800-FLOWERS Gift Card)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Robin! 1-800-FLOWERS.COM wants to spread smiles across the nation this encouraging ummer. They’re calling it the “Summer of Smiles,” everyone to brighten someone’s day with thoughtful gifts and flowers. Flowers are amazing at uplifting...
    by at June 20th, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • Finding The Father Figure!
    I did not like my father. There I said it. I know it is Father’s Day so sentimentality towards dad and fatherhood is booming. But it is true. My dad was not likable, and especially not by me. He had an encyclopedia worth of qualities and habits that made me fear and...
    by at June 19th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To Help At Home As You Head To That Conference!
    So next week this time I will be speaking at Evo Conference in Utah. I am both excited and anxious. Excited as the conference is amazing and anxious as I will be away for 5 days. You read that right: 5days. To save on flights I am traveling the day before and after the conference...
    by at June 19th, 2010 at 08:06 am
  • Win The iGo Anywhere Charger!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather So I have spent most of my life in technology and with hubby and I coming from engineering backgrounds. What you will be surprised to learn is that we don’t have a ton of gadgets in our home. Truthfully to us the collection of...
    by at June 17th, 2010 at 06:06 pm
  • Choosing A Playset? We Asked The Experts!
    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 commitment,...
    by at June 16th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • Tim Gunn Puts Bloggers To The Designer Test (ala Project Runway Style)!
    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!
    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. In fact...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Sex And The City 2 – The Soundtrack!
    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 my...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • See What’s Happening At ThePapaPost
    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 Should...
    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!
    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)
    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 endangered)...
    by at June 11th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • World Cup Soccer- Go Bafana Bafana!
    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 a ball...
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ridiculous Responses After Being Told I Am From South Africa!
    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 is the...
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free – All Summer Long!
    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!
    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 elders...
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Introducing The Papa Post
    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)
    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 shocked....
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Cisco Launches “What if your tv could talk?” Contest!
    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 that...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • It’s Memorial Day!
    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 video. Upon...
    by at May 30th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win Senseo Single-Serve Gourmet Coffee Machine!
    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 one) but...
    by at May 29th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • African Dwarf Frog Eco-Aquarium From Wild Creations! (Giveaway)
    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 are so...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Can The Pouchee Hold It All?
    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 stuff...
    by at May 26th, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • Silly Bandz And Other Little Things I Learnt At Sandbox Summit
    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 Center). 3....
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Top Picks For Parties!
    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 Out and...
    by at May 25th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Cinderella Sports A Tattoo!
    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
    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 most important...
    by at May 24th, 2010 at 09:05 pm