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  • 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
  • The Tale Of Mommy Niri, A Mall And A Mom’s Night Out!
    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 IRL (in...
    by at May 22nd, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The White Elephant Hotel Residences At Nantucket!
    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 very excited,...
    by at May 21st, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Win The Tooth Fairy DVD (2 Winners)
    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)!
    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 play kitchen...
    by at May 17th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live Hits Boston (BOGO Discount Code)!
    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 hardcore...
    by at May 16th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Snow White Hits Wilbur Theater In Boston! (Giveaway)
    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 but theater...
    by at May 13th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Big Bloggers Need To Be Nice To Small Bloggers!
    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!
    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!
    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 only the...
    by at May 11th, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • Barilla Pasta – A Favorite In My Home! (Giveaway)
    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 in...
    by at May 10th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Happy Mother’s Day!
    Wishing all my readers a very Happy Mother’s Day!
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Mother’s Day Round-up!
    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 feel at...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Things I Want For Mother’s Day!
    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 things...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  • Win The Sothys Face Care with Helianthus and Rosemary Comfort Mask!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Shellie. I don’t spend much (read any) money on makeup but skincare on the other hand is another matter. Of course recent economy stabilities have had an impact on my spending so I have had to make do with less than flattering...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • What Do Mom Bloggers Want For Mother’s Day?
    I have been back and forth trying to figure out what I wanted for Mother’s Day so I thought this would be the perfect time to ask some of my favorite online (and offline) friends. Allison McDonald What do I want for Mother’s Day this year? Well it’s...
    by at May 7th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Wishes
    by at May 4th, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • Time To Play Spring Showcase!
    So I headed off to the Time To Play showcase in NYC, and how could I not. I have 2 little girls so toys are a big part of our life. There were several toys to check out though I must admit I wish there were more real outdoor toys. True they did have a huge swingset in...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  • Daffodil Festival At Nantucket!
    We were fortunate enough to have our first trip to Nantucket coincide with the Daffodil Festival.  Blessed with very cooperative weather and vibrant colors we were in awe of the entire festival. No elbow-digging, foot stepping crowded event this was. Fun and frolic and...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 09:05 pm
  • The Corolle Bebe Charmeur Doll And Red Fuschia Carriage Giveaway!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Amber! So Mother’s Day is approaching. It is. We may not be able to trust yours truly to come through but maybe we can come through for a little mommy (or daddy). The one thing I love about dolls is the nurturing they teach.  Though...
    by at May 2nd, 2010 at 07:05 pm
  • Photoworks – A Personalized Gift For Mom!
    I was approached to test drive the Photoworks new site and though I used to spend a lot of time before buying prints and photogifts I have to admit that I have not explored too much in a while. I have to admit so much has changed. Uploading of files is so fast, no more waiting...
    by at May 1st, 2010 at 08:05 pm
  • And Now My Stove Needs To Go!
    So it has been 3 months with my Frigidaire dishwasher. Might I add 3 blissful months. You never think that a dishwasher can make a big difference but it does. The bickering about redoing the dishes is over – every morning you wake up to clean dishes. No more worrying...
    by at April 30th, 2010 at 06:04 pm
  • Timing Is Everything!
    I always wondered who would use the timing feature on the dishwasher. On my bread machine it rocks but on a dishwasher? I mean I could understand that if the dishwasher was loud (set it off and leave the house) but my Frigidaire dishwasher is so quiet that I often have...
    by at April 28th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • 140 Conference: Learning How To Network
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    by at April 26th, 2010 at 05:04 pm
  • Cupcakes, Cocktails And A Charity Too! Join Me At Mom’s Night Out!
    So the day is almost here and I am even more excited than my own birthday. You know I asked you to Save the date May 6th, right? Well I hope you have lined up that babysitter, and if it is daddy dearest then just ignore all the mismatched clothing and imagine the fun you...
    by at April 25th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • The Jellybeans and the Big Book Bonanza By Laura Numeroff (Giveaway)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Darleen And Greg! Have kids in tow? Have PreK or toddlers in tow? Then there is a pretty good chance that you would have come across Author Laura Numeroff’s best-selling book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. This time Laura’s new...
    by at April 24th, 2010 at 07:04 am
  • Earth Day Roundup: Giveaways, Events, And More!
    There is so much going on that I wanted a central place to link to all. Feel free to add your own. Current Contests An eco-friendly playhouse from KidsCraft. Wow Wow Wubbzy Goes Green DVD A Kid’s Vegetable Growing Kit Eco friendly office/school supplies (3 winners)...
    by at April 21st, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • O’BON – Eco Friendly School And Office Supplies! (Giveaway – 3 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations, Char, CandCan and TrixTrix! The fact the eco friendly products are creeping into every aspect of our life from cooking, to cleaning to playing it was overdue that it made an entrance into the school and office supplies arena. Judging by the...
    by at April 21st, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday: The Royal Potty?
    This was taken while at Atlantis. This is in the Atlantis Kid’s Adventure Club. Each bathroom has a different theme, decor, lighting (this bathroom had a chandelier) and music – yes music as you stepped it!
    by at April 20th, 2010 at 01:04 am
  • Win A Kid’s Vegetable Growing Kit From Terracycle!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara! Eating healthy starts from kids knowing where their food comes from. If you are constantly feeding your kid processed food it would be difficult for her to fathom the important nutrition that comes from fresh fruit and vegetable. Seeing...
    by at April 19th, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Walking On Wisteria Lane!
    With David Arquette at Wisteria Lane - Photo Courtesy Con Agra Foods So yes, I walked on Wisteria Lane. Yes, that Wisteria Lane. Truthfully I am doing my readers a disservice here as I am not an avid Desperate Housewives viewer, mmm, okay so I never watched the show and...
    by at April 18th, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • Fruit2O Essentials Good Enough For Guys And Gals! (Giveaway)
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Jerelyn! Water, natural water, is good for you. You don’t need to be a genius to know that. The problem is that had it not been so, well, tasteless – it would be easier to down. Am I saying that replacements are better than...
    by at April 14th, 2010 at 07:04 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday: Royal Treatment In Bed!
    Brushing in bed?
    by at April 14th, 2010 at 05:04 am