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  • CNN Give Dooce The Link
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    by at April 4th, 2010 at 06:04 pm
  • We Built A Playground Along With Kaboom, Kool Aid And Rev Run!
    It was exactly a year ago that I did a post about Kaboom, a group that builds playgrounds all over the country, so I was (pleasantly) surprised when I was asked to join Kaboom and Kool Aid to build a new playground in Inglewood, California. As much as media events are fun...
    by at April 3rd, 2010 at 08:04 pm
  • I Don’t Want Papa
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    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • I’m Off To Wisteria Lane! (But You Can Win A Gift Basket Including A Desperate Housewives DVD)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jennifer from Savor The Thyme! So I am heading to Los Angeles, or more specifically Wisteria Lane, in a few days. Yes, that Wisteria Lane! Dana Delany, star of Desperate Housewives, is the celebrity spokesperson for the Child Hunger Ends...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  • Check Out My Personalized Resort Tote from Initials (Win A $50 Gift Card Too)!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Arla! I am a bag lady. Well sort of. I love bags. I just don’t have much luck with them. When I was approached to review the new Resort Tote from I was interested. The bags could be personalized and that was great...
    by at April 2nd, 2010 at 09:04 pm
  • Are Pizza and Mac N Cheese Really Vegetarian?
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    by at March 31st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Steiff Has A Bunny For Easter Or Everyday!
    Steiff has the coolest bunny to rival any Easter bunny out there.  In fact when this appeared in the mail my girls were apprehensive to touch it as it looked so life-like. This little bunny who is known by the affectionate name of Dossy is just one of the several items...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Little Goes A Long Way!
    It is true: less is sometimes more. Although I have been excited about washing dishes (sure, call me a freak) I have been concerned about living in the dishwasher liquid aisle to replenish my supplies. And before you think how can I really like washing dishes, if you read...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Week 1: Win A Mommy Niri Mug!
    CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Prachee! 4 more mugs to giveaway! So I made a mug. Friends liked it. They asked for it. Mommy Niri always delivers!, who made the amazing mug I featured on the blog earlier, offered to celebrate Mommy Niri’s anniversary...
    by at March 31st, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Arthur Explores Asperger’s Syndrome! [VIDEO Details]
    George introduces us to Carl > Updated 04/02/2012 [new video]   With one in 150 kids being diagnosed with being on the Autism Spectrum understanding, while we seek for answers, is of utmost importance. Asperger’s Syndrome, a form of autism, is addressed in...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Passionate Gaming Community at PAX East 2010
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    by at March 30th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways My Laziness As A Mom Has Paid Off!
    Sometimes laziness has its blessing. Ok, so not so much when it comes to blogging (which is not, ahem, why the Friday 5 is always late). But lately I have had the need for finding reasons, or rather benefits, for my lazy attitude in mothering. I nursed! I know nursing...
    by at March 30th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Strawberry Shortcake Berry Café
    Dollhouses are one of those toys in my home that have a pretty long lifespan. Storytelling is healthy and I personally love toys that assist in it without doing all the thinking (read electronic sounds) for you. With my kids being on the younger end in age I am also pretty...
    by at March 29th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • My Cheap Date Challenge!
    I was approached by Blockbuster Express to have a cheap date movie night. Since at one time I used to rent movies from Blockbuster I could never associate the words cheap and Blockbuster in the same sentence. Even if I did manage to get something cheaper it would be 100...
    by at March 28th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Top 5 Things I learned at Search Engine Strategies Conference, NY
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    by at March 27th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Win A Custom Shirt From!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Aimee! When I was approached by the guys at to review an item from their customized printed apparel it was just around the time I was thinking of getting a Mommy Niri t-shirt so I thought perfect timing. Now it is always dicey,...
    by at March 27th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • “Give It To Her, She Is Younger Than You!”
    Amazing how many times I heard these words uttered and each time the same fury fills me up. I thought when my MIL uttered it I chalked it up to her age and tried to ignore it after my pleas to stop fell on deaf ears. I heard it several times since then. I just heard it...
    by at March 24th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Win The Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey DVD!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kevin! Curious George is a firm favorite in my home. I love that! He probably resembles a little child more than any character in any of the children’s shows. Enough curiosity to learn but enough mischievousness to constantly be in trouble....
    by at March 23rd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • I Know About Child Hunger, And Wish No Child Should!
    I am sure you have read about my latest amazing initiative To End Child Hunger.   The statistics are alarming. The poverty rate is 14% in Massachusetts alone, with a rate of 18% nationally. Scary stuff, right? You can check out these along with other amazing statistics...
    by at March 22nd, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs That Mama Needs A Vacation!
    Friday is here and that means it is time for this weeks dose of the Friday 5 series. Not sure about you but the mommy brain has not left me and my youngest is about to turn 3 any day now. Even though we had that whirlwind trip to Atlantis,  I am still exhausted. Maybe...
    by at March 19th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Kirstie Alley’s “Big Life”!
    I don’t watch reality television. There I said it! Now that is off my chest I feel relieved. I know there is a swarm of people out there that live on reality television and I don’t judge them, it is just not my cup of tea. I did agree to review Kirstie Alley’s...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Sunglasses For Your Kid!
    CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Elizabeth! It was a bit sunny out today in Boston so I know summer is just around the corner. While thinking of sun protection for the body, sunscreen is one that easily comes to mind. Sure we think sunglasses but more in terms of how...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The Fantastic Mr. Fox On DVD (3 Winners).
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Tara, Mocha Dad and Karen! Based on the beloved best-selling book by Roald Dahl, The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a mischievous tale of Mr. Fox who plots and plans a heist. Struggling with being a reformed “fox” he finds the lure of...
    by at March 17th, 2010 at 07:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Amazing Feats By Mom!
    So I am late. It was either this posting my Friday 5 or the contest to win a nook. I know 400 (and counting) entries confirm that the contest was needed. Anyway better late than ever. The ability to sleep in the most uncomfortable of spaces. Once upon a time I needed...
    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • The Man Behind SEOmoz, Rand Fishkin
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    by at March 16th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Join Me In The Fight Against Child Hunger!
    Bloggers have power. So it makes sense that we try and use that power for good. Right? When I was approached to join in the fight against Child Hunger with Con Agra, there was no thinking involved. Yes, there would be a lot of work involved but I love that I can use blogging...
    by at March 15th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • How To Unfreeze Nook!
    UPDATE – You can win the Nook Color! While reviewing the Nook (the eReader from Barnes and Noble) we asked our readers what their thoughts were. There were concerns about the Nook freezing and though we love the Nook we also love our readers. We were baffled with...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • The Nook: It Came, I Downloaded, I Read! (Win A Nook Too)!
    THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Anne! But you can win the Nook Color! I read books. Children books count, don’t they? The thing is I was addicted to reading. Hiding books everywhere, thirsty for reading always. I am the type of person who will read labels to...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Feeding Penny Pig – A Book On Teaching Kids About Money!
    Recently I put out a post about trying to get the value of money across to my preschooler (read Flowers and Financials) but coming from a poor background the concept of saving is one close to my heart so I place emphasis on it with my girls. I normally skip book reviews...
    by at March 11th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Molly Ringwald, Marcela Valladolid, Ragu And Me!
    So with a hop, skip and jump (and a car and train) I got myself to New York for an event hosted by Ragu. I was psyched that Molly Ringwald was going to be there. Since I barely know any “stars” of today it was nice to hear a familiar name of “my”...
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Wordless Wednesday – Spring Is Sprouting
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    by at March 10th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Children’s Oral Health Kit (Listerine And Reach)!
    CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Saumya! Brushing is a necessary evil. I mean like it or not you know you have to do it.  If you skimp on it the results will be clearly visible each time you smile. Having a kid throws a spanner in the works. Oh, and I don’t just...
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Silence Is Golden!
    Normally I love to clear out the kitchen when the kids are asleep. Except for the fact that it is great not to be tripping over the kids when they are around, cleaning up at the end of the day is a non-thinking therapeutic kind of job. The only thing I never do, that I...
    by at March 7th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Flowers And Financials!
    I headed to the car wash with a pit stop to the self vacuum place first. The car sorely needed it and nothing like Boston’s winter slush to make the car really icky. I guess the fact that I let the girls snack in the car does not help. Anyway after we were done,...
    by at March 7th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The CoverGirl Smoky Eye Look Kit (4 Winners)!
    Contest Closed! Congratulations Danielle, Elizabeth, Sherry, and Barbara! Never it be said that Mommy Niri forgets about all the mamas out there. This is just for you. This 3-piece kit from CoverGirl includes everything you need to get the smoky eye look. Easy-to-follow...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 09:03 pm