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  • Join Me In The Fight Against Child Hunger!
    Tweet 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...
    by at March 15th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • How To Unfreeze Nook!
    Tweet 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...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • The Nook: It Came, I Downloaded, I Read! (Win A Nook Too)!
    Tweet 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...
    by at March 13th, 2010 at 10:03 am
  • Feeding Penny Pig – A Book On Teaching Kids About Money!
    Tweet 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...
    by at March 11th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Molly Ringwald, Marcela Valladolid, Ragu And Me!
    Tweet 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
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/spring-is-sprouting/
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win Children’s Oral Health Kit (Listerine And Reach)!
    Tweet 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...
    by at March 10th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Silence Is Golden!
    Tweet 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,...
    by at March 7th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Flowers And Financials!
    Tweet 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...
    by at March 7th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Win The CoverGirl Smoky Eye Look Kit (4 Winners)!
    Tweet 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
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Deal With That Tantrum!
    Tweet Before I had kids I lived in the sheltered life of what a tantrum was. I mean surely I never had one? What on earth causes our cute-as-a-button kid to turn into something that makes you want to dig your head deeper in the soil than any ostrich could? I mean one...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Meet The Team Behind Bloganthropy !
    Tweet What is Bloganthropy? Debbie: Bloganthropy is designed to explore the intersection between social media, corporate giving campaigns, volunteerism, and non-profit charitable causes. Do we need another charity started up? Candace: More than another charity, Bloganthropy...
    by at March 4th, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • So My Hubby Un-Friended Me!
    Tweet You read that right! He did! He un-friended me a while ago but the gall of the act still riles me and I decided I needed to share it with you. Oh, if you are wondering if we’re still together, well we are, but to the regular Facebook world we were not for a...
    by at March 3rd, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • A Soda’ish Tea, That’s Healthy? Win Some Too!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Debbie! I love soda. I don’t keep it in the home and know it is BAD for me but I love it. I love tea. I never used to but it is one of those things living with a tea addict I became a lover of. The only thing is I like my tea...
    by at March 2nd, 2010 at 11:03 am
  • Another Year For MommyNiri.com!
    Tweet Two years ago this time I set out to blog, not knowing exactly what the tide would bring in. It all started with a little Flip video camera. I wanted one. Hubby objected. His reasoning was we already had a very expensive one collecting dust in the cupboard. Ok,...
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 10:03 pm
  • Chat With Kimberly Williams-Paisley As She Joins Peter Pan Peanut Butter To Fight Child Hunger!
    Tweet Mommy Niri chats with Kimberly Williams-Paisley on her project with Peter Pan in their fight against child hunger. MommyNiri: Peter Pan Peanut Butter with Kimberly Williams-Paisley from Ramesh Kumar on Vimeo. Disclosure: Received a few bottles of peanut butter...
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 09:03 pm
  • Win Lovely Lisa & Friends For DS, Doll, Clothing, Donut Shop (3 winners)!
    Tweet Contest Closed! Congratulations Kerri W for winning the main prize of DS, Doll, Clothing and Donut Shop! and to Marc and Danielle for winning the DS game each! My girls love to play dress up. I mean that in every sense of it. They dress themselves up, they dress...
    by at March 1st, 2010 at 08:03 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Myths About Mommy Bloggers!
    Tweet Friday 5 is up again and I thought would be great to dedicate another of the Friday 5 series to blogger stuff. We will do anything for free stuff Although I do not speak for the entire mom blogger population, as I should not, review samples are necessary to give...
    by at February 26th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • I Need(ed) Some Space!
    Tweet I am not talking about space to have a hot cup of tea or go to the bathroom undisturbed. I know those are futile to dream about. Those days waved goodbye so fast the day I became a mom. Actually the other space that I speak of was also a dream too, hmm actually the...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • A Chat With Melissa Joan Hart and Soleil Moon Frye!
    Tweet Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) are teaming up together to celebrate International Friendship Month this February. These ladies are actual friends in real life and are focusing on the joy that close friendships...
    by at February 25th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Not Invited?
    Tweet Recently I decided to host a Valentine’s party for my daughter’s Pre-K class. I sent an invite out (albeit a very untidy, rushed, and forgot-to-write-my-kid’s-name-on-it invitation) and thankfully the teacher called to let me know I missed out...
    by at February 22nd, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Win Autographed Copy of Linchpin by Seth Godin
    Tweet Contest Closed Congratulations Beth! Who does not love Seth Godin? I am sure I am not alone in being a huge fan. Seth Godin has earned a place in my inbox and anyone who dispenses advice so clearly and in a why that makes you feel “That just makes sense!”...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Our Valentine Party With Cake And More. Win One For Yourself Too!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Rosanne! My daughter has been bugging me for ages to have a party. Now if you are one of the moms at my daughter’s school you would know that I can barely get my act together. Thank heavens for winter jackets which hide the...
    by at February 21st, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips For Dealing With The (Terrible) Twos!
    Tweet Friday 5 is here and trying to still catch up on posts (and life) but better late than never, right. Soon my littlest girl will be turning 3 and while the antics of her two-someness is still  fresh in my mind I thought I would share some of my ideas. Make sure...
    by at February 19th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Kelly’s Cake Off For A Cause!
    Tweet Every so often a neat campaign comes along where you can help just by a few clicks. The fact that you may win something is just icing on the cake. Kelly and accomplished master baker and cake decorator Buddy Valastro, from TLC’s “Cake Boss,” recently...
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 3: Beach Olympics And A Car Race Too!
    Tweet Wow, I knew there was a reason I broke up the Atlantis posts, but now I am hoping I can recall it all. Pretty tough considering I am staring out my window to seen snow on the ground. Sigh, I can almost feel the sea breeze on my face as I look at those “summer”...
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Meet John Kim, Meet Whrrl!
    Tweet The post has been moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/meet-john-kim-meet-whrrl/
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Papa Post Hits Toy Fair 2010, NYC
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/papa-post-hits-toy-fair-2010-nyc/
    by at February 18th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Hasbro Opens Showroom To Bloggers!
    Tweet I was recently invited to a private breakfast with Hasbro along with a few bloggers. This was all in the mood of the upcoming Toy Fair in New York. There was a chance I was going to miss the Toy Fair, even though I had a press pass to it, but I would sooner miss...
    by at February 17th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Kung Zhu Hamsters | The Ninja Warriors By Zhu Zhu Pets
    Tweet A group of unique hamsters are gearing up for some Kung Zhu fighting!  Zhu Zhu Pets, the hottest toys of 2009, have earned their black belts and will reveal their skills in a new line-up of toys — Kung Zhu battle hamsters. These hamsters combine the whimsical,...
    by at February 17th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Create Your Own Goby Adventure (And Win A $50 Amex Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Karen! You may recall a little while ago The Papa Post did an interview with Goby.  Well Goby has changed a lot since then and have a fun challenge for the Mommy Niri readers.  Summer is always easy but come February I am literally...
    by at February 15th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Some Toys For Your Lil Valentine (Win One Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Terri! Hasbro has the most delectable toys, especially for PreSchoolers (more on that later as I have a scoop from a private showroom viewing) but my favorite has got to be the Potato head. Sure it is not the most sophisticated...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Disney On Ice Hits Boston Again!
    Tweet Well if the Disney on Ice a few months ago took your breath away then you are in luck as another round of Disney On Ice is set to his Boston. This time the Mad Hatter; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses, including Cinderella, Ariel and Tiana;...
    by at February 14th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Reasons Why I Still Love My Toyota!
    Tweet I am sure that this may not make me popular but I have to say it. I drive a Toyota and am proud of it. I love it enough to dedicate this week’s Friday 5 to it. Yes, I have a television and I have been keeping tabs on the news about the recalls. Am I underplaying...
    by at February 12th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • I Am About To Unload…
    Tweet Seriously I am. This is a big moment. Probably not to you as you do it often but this is a big step for me. I mean I will load, but unloading is a pet peeve. If you don’t already know I have a new shiny thing in my kitchen (courtesy of being a Fridgedaire...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 07:02 pm