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  • Johnson’s Baby Products, Still A Trusted Name!
    Some things are just the easiest to review. I would be hard pressed to come across someone who has not heard about Johnson’s baby products. Fads and hip new brands may come and go but as a mom I know that I can rely on the Johnson’s brand. I know this not only...
    by at February 11th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Valentine’s Getaways in NH!
    As much a wrapped gift is always welcome you cannot beat a getaway to prolong the gift. I received a few suggestions from the tourism guys of New Hampshire and I thought I would share a few of my favorites. Of course I have not yet tried any of these wonderful places...
    by at February 10th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Unlock Deals At Zulily – A Private Sale Site For Parents!
    Everyone love great quality, but no one loves to pay them (celebrities don’t count). I have been a bargain hunter for a while. I gave up looking for trendy items for myself  after I ballooned like a whale in pregnancy. I then began to focus on buying clothes for...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 08:02 pm
  • Haba Games For Pre-Schoolers! Win It!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Terri! Electronic games are all fine and well but I slot the usage of them in the 2 hour maximum television window I allow my kids per day. I dread the picture of having my kids glued to the television all day and I really hate when kids fail...
    by at February 9th, 2010 at 12:02 pm
  • Alternate Printable Valentine’s Cards (Cute Too)!
    Printable Valentine cards are dime dozen today. Don’t get me wrong, the printables save my butt when I need to give my kids an activity to buy me a few moments of sanity (all in the life of a SAHM), but many are pretty commercial and, dare I say it – BLAND....
    by at February 8th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • Alternatives To Water?
    Water is good for you. That is just a truthful statement. Knowing that and still managing to drink it is really not so easy. The past few weeks I was approached about test driving some beverage alternatives. Of course I said yes, anything but water always sounds better....
    by at February 7th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 2: The AKA Club, Some Animals And Pottery Too!
    I know you would have been eagerly awaiting Day 2 after reading Day 1 but a stiff neck on my end has somewhat delayed things. Also after that whole experience with the dolphins it would be difficult to imagine how it could get any better. I was thinking the very same thing...
    by at February 5th, 2010 at 09:02 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 (Almost) Free Fun Activities With Kids!
    I am cheap. So sue me. I hate paying for something if I can get it free, or at the very least cheap. Don’t pretend you don’t too.  After suffering this week with a horrid stiff neck (I would kiss my chiropractor if I could just turn my head) and I finally...
    by at February 5th, 2010 at 07:02 pm
  • My #JetAdventure Video
    Check the Atlantis JetAdventure video capturing my 4 days visit into 5 minutes. Music composed by AR Rahman (movie: Ghazani). Also see: Day 1: Atlantis #JetAdventure : My 1st JetBlue And A Dolphin Too! Day 2: Alantis #JetAdventure : The AKA Club, Some Animals And...
    by at February 4th, 2010 at 10:02 pm
  • Suave Kids “Wash Them Grow” Sweepstakes!
    Bath time!  It can either mean fun time or struggle time. We tend to have box of bath toys in the bathroom to try and make it as exciting as possible.  Of course there is no guarantee. I have reviewed Suave before but was keen to learn they had a kid’s line of bath...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 01:02 pm
  • Happy Groundhog Day!
    Yes, today is the day Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hiding place and tells the world if there will be six more weeks of winter. I am so not keen on another day of winter let alone 6 more weeks of winter. Of course I should moan less considering I just had a few days...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 11:02 am
  • Win A $50 Walmart Gift Card To Help With Game Time!
    CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Adria! Are you ready for your Super Bowl party? Walmart is a place that has everything from the snacks to electronics. Truthfully not always the most fashionable place to shop but certainly the most practical. In fact I am always trying to...
    by at February 2nd, 2010 at 09:02 am
  • Atlantis #JetAdventure Day 1: My 1st JetBlue And A Dolphin Too!
    So I am back. It happened really so fast and yet so wonderful. If you don’t know I was invited to  a special media trip on behalf of Jet Blue, Lego and Atlantis. I know what you are thinking: Lucky girl. And you know what you would be correct. I have been thinking...
    by at January 31st, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Annoying Things I Encountered On Vacation!
    If you don’t know I have been dealing with some ugly hacker who messed up my site. It has been a scary time but am so relieved to be back and though late with this week’s dose of Friday 5 series, better late than never. Since I have just come back from a media...
    by at January 29th, 2010 at 11:01 am
  • A Swiper In My Family?
    My 2 (and a half) year old daughter has been having some real funky traits these days. I am not sure how much of it is the terrible twos or how much of it is going to make her lie on some couch spilling her guts about how her mother led her to this behavior. At first I...
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Measuring That Medicine!
    With snowy winters comes jackets, hats and mittens and though they bring vivid memories of me fighting the kids over dressing for the cold, there is another “cold” that is more troublesome. Yes, the one that brings snotty noses, fevers and pains.  When I was...
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Flossing Made Easier With Waterpik!
    Some time during the holidays I was approached to take the Waterpik for a spin. A few years ago I would have laughed myself silly and passed up on the offer. In fact about 6 or 7 years ago I was wary of the electric toothbrush (I had chalked it up to a gadget for lazy people)....
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • A New Project Every Month?
    We have been testing out the monthly projects at Home Depot and Lowes. The great thing is they are free the not so great is that they manage to happen at a time when I almost certainly have some other event scheduled. I love planning activities but hate having to shop out...
    by at January 28th, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • Bye-bye Stinky Dishwasher!
    If you know me personally then you would have heard me rant and curse at my dishwasher, and not without reason. I live in a community where all the homes were built at the same time and sold with (the cheapest) appliances. We bought the house after the owner had put the...
    by at January 27th, 2010 at 06:01 pm
  • Win Plum Organic’s Toddler Snacks!
    CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Sarah! While I attended a Blogger’s Brunch in New York I met up with the guys from Plum Organics. When they contacted me to try their Plum Tots line aimed at toddlers I was honestly skeptical. You see while I believe anything organic...
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 05:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To Perfect Packing!
    I am packing! I won’t be here tomorrow. And not even for the day after. Tonight I will be packing. I fly tomorrow and I have not started packing. Final destination Atlantis. Am I overwhelmed? You betcha. Am I confident it will get done tonight? Absolutely. Since...
    by at January 22nd, 2010 at 10:01 am
  • Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s Off To Atlantis I Go!
    When I was approached by a team representing Jet Blue, Atlantis and Lego to attend a special event with a child at Atlantis I was in the throes of bath-time woes and tantrums. In fact hubby had just arrived from work and I was telling him about it, then it struck me. This...
    by at January 21st, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • Win Sprout’s “Let’s Grow: Lend A Helping Hand” DVD!
    CONTEST IS CLOSED!!! Congratulations Gianna! The great thing about being part of the Sprout’s Band Of Bloggers is that I get a sneak peak into the amazing works of the Sprout team. You would easily think the amazing line-up targeted at preschoolers is enough, but...
    by at January 21st, 2010 at 12:01 pm
  • Seth Godin, Linchpin And Me!
    I decided to go all the way to NY to see Seth Godin’s discussion on Linchpin. Well… the man deserves it. The author Tribes, The Dip and many more books is the best. Seth says that “this” is the time to be creative and unfollow the norms. The formula...
    by at January 18th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  • Martha Stewart’s (Not So) Blog Show Special!
    A few weeks ago I saw some tweets going around about a Martha Stewart Blog Special. Since a few months ago I overslept and missed my train to another show, I felt this was like a calling. I mean anything that spells blogging has my name on it, right? After muddling though...
    by at January 17th, 2010 at 07:01 pm
  • Just How Behind Is Mommy Niri?
    You may be wondering what’s up with Mommy Niri. I mean I have not been posting as often, not because I don’t have oodles to share (because I do) but just because these days I am behind EVERYTHING. Not just on my blog but in my life too. As you can see I...
    by at January 16th, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To A Less Bumpy Road Trip (With Kids)!
    Now I know what you are thinking, late again! I was out dear readers. I was out to New Jersey (and also New York but more of that little news later). Might I add that I was on a road trip. With kids. With me being the only adult. With a 2 and 4 year old in the backseat....
    by at January 15th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  • My Shake ‘N Bake Tofu! (Giveaway – 5 Winners)
    CONTEST CLOSED! COngratulations Darla, Rachel, Susan, Kelly, Emily! When I was approached to give Shake ‘N Bake a try, my reaction was “What?”. Now, crucify me if you like but I had never heard about Shake ‘N Bake. Maybe it had something to do with...
    by at January 10th, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • Jello Mousse And Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape For Wii Party!
    You read about my review of Jello mousse way back but thanks to House Party I got to host a Jell-O Mousse and Jenny McCarthy party. What can I say about a night of fabulous (girl)friends, yummy Jell-O Mousse and kick-my-butt Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape for wii? Nothing!...
    by at January 9th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Great Things About A Snowy Winter!
    What’s that you say? Is it going to be a trend for 2010 that Mommy Niri is late with her posts? I guess I should have added being on time with my posts as one of my 2010 resolutions. Coming from growing up in tropical weather in South Africa getting used to Boston’s...
    by at January 8th, 2010 at 07:01 pm
  • Resolutions Around The Blogosphere!
    Somehow I don’t really hold myself accountable to resolutions, though I should. Yet there is something highly ominous about the 1st day of the 1st month in a brand new year that makes me feel yesterday was but a fleeting memory but today I start afresh. I somehow...
    by at January 4th, 2010 at 09:01 pm
  • Wii Family Games: Dora, Squeeballs Party And Family Football Fun! (Win It!)
    CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Jen! The Wii is here to stay and although I am pretty cautious about gaming because they are too sedentary and addictive. With the Wii games I love that it gets you moving.  As much as there are several adult games I have been keeping an...
    by at January 3rd, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • Rise And Shine In 2010
    This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/my-new-years-resolution-wake-up-early/
    by at January 2nd, 2010 at 10:01 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Promises For 2010 That I Aim To Keep!
    I feel all giddy inside to write this. You know writing my resolutions for 2009 was actually my 1st Friday 5 in the Friday 5 series, and I cannot get over that I finished 52 whopping posts! Not sure how I managed to get through but bumping into a friend, when I was late...
    by at January 1st, 2010 at 08:01 pm
  • A Year’s Worth Of Friday 5 (2009)!
    At the beginning of 2009 I wanted to kick off something I felt would stick too. I had not done reviews etc before and although I wanted to embark on it in 2009 I felt a personal post like this would keep me on track. Hubby felt it would be a tall order, and I felt that...
    by at December 30th, 2009 at 09:12 pm