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  • Win Personalized Holiday Cookies (2 Dozen) From Wicked Good Cookies!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Kim! A little earlier in the year I had a chance to meet the team at Wicked Good Cookies. In fact they have a Create a Cookie Club House where kids can come in and make cookies so my kids got to be part of the cookie making process....
    by at December 7th, 2009 at 05:12 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Great Things About Being Unemployed!
    Tweet I know I am really late with this dose of the Friday 5 series, but I have been horridly sick or else nothing could make me miss writing this post. So you all know by now that we have been in the doggie house with regards to the job scene.  Well trust me if you...
    by at December 4th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Win Suave Lotion And Bodywash!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Julie! Skincare is one of the things I pay attention to. Well, make that used to pay attention to. I must admit I have let things get out of control. Not sure if it it my bad habit of drinking too little water (why, oh why does...
    by at December 3rd, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Check Out The Boy Dolls And Win One Too ($59.95)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Ellen! I have 2 girls so to say that dolls are a part of our life would be highly redundant. As much as I am not a fan of many of the new toys out there (some of it may be because they don’t hold such a memory to me as dolls)...
    by at December 2nd, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  • Mommy Niri Holiday Wish List Meme!
    Tweet My awesome friend Jyl from Twitter’s famous GNO (Girl’s Night Out) Twitter parties tagged me to a contest entry on Mom It Forward and I barely enter contests (too busy dishing my own out) . Anyway there are oodles of prizes to enter so go and check it...
    by at December 1st, 2009 at 11:12 pm
  • Macy’s Believe Campaign (And Win A $25 Macy’s Gift Card Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Christopher! Macy’s new campaign “Believe” captures the essence of the season with giving being the focus. The new TV commercial features Queen Latifah to help get the message out. For every letter that Macy’s gets, they...
    by at December 1st, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Win The Toy Story Collection Rex Action Figure! ($69.99)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Amy! So you think I only have girly toys? Well having 2 little girls my view of fabulous toys is somewhat skewed. Well to make up for any relapse I may have had, how about this robotic Rex figure from the Toy Story collection? Are...
    by at November 30th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Meet Julie Cole, Co-Founder of Mabel’s Labels
    Tweet This post has moved to: http://www.thepapapost.com/meet-julie-cole-co-founder-of-mabels-label/ Tell me about yourself. I am one of the four co-founders of Mabel’s Labels Inc. and a busy mama of six small children ranging in age from 6 months to 9-years-old....
    by at November 30th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Win Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian DVD (3 winners)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Sheila, Annamarie and Charlene! In this comedy sequel Ben Stiller stars as Larry Daley.  Larry’s nocturnal friends are being retired to the archives of the Smithsonian Institution, luring him back for a hilarious, all-out battle...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Review: Spinbrush By Arm & Hammer | Kid’s Electric Toothbrush
    Tweet Timing in blogging is sometimes a little weird. My kids normally use the Colgate electric toothbrush (more for the Dora picture on it) but recently the battery ran out and on a Halloween trick or treat a house gave out (manual) toothbrushes (the dad was a dentist...
    by at November 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am
  • Win The Princess And The Frog Deluxe Tiana Doll And Wardrobe Play Set
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Melanie! You may be anxiously waiting the release of The Princess and the Frog movie and you may have even been ogling the Disney products for this movie after reading my review of Disney The Princess and the Frog Tiana Musical Instruments...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • 12 Days Of Christmas Giveaways!
    Tweet In true Mommy Niri fashion of giving you the greatest giveaways there was no way I could let  the holidays go by without bringing you something special.  Well, make that 12 something special giveaways. With some of them having more than one winner there are sure...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Disney The Princess and The Frog Tiana Musical Instruments Play Set Review
    Tweet The Princess and the Frog Tiana Wedding Gown Doll SRP: $16.50 Retailers: Disney Store, and DisneyStore.com Available: Now Fairy tales do come true, but you may have to kiss a frog first! Gorgeous in her green wedding gown, the Princess Tiana doll is as sparkling...
    by at November 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways Stores Can Make For Happier Moms!
    Tweet Black Friday (to those out of USA it is the day after Thanksgiving and one of the biggest shopping days) just passed here so while I can’t hit the sales I can surely make that the theme of today’s Friday 5. Don’t forget to catch up on the rest...
    by at November 27th, 2009 at 08:11 am
  • I’m Thankful For You!
    Tweet Thanksgiving is quite different in my home. Without a turkey to boot being that ours is a vegetarian home, it is difficult to gain the common image portrayed of what Thanksgiving is.  Of course the thought of what you are are thankful for is a good angle to focus...
    by at November 26th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • What’s In Your Backpack?
    Tweet I hear her footsteps on the porch, so that means she is back from school. Dad has been the one to get her these days, and I am sure he has not bothered to even check her backpack. That exciting task has been relegated to me and a task that I dread each day. Each...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Baby Genius Brings Toys With The Beat!
    Tweet On returning from the Time To Play (top toys 2009) event I came across a few of the Baby Genius toys. My experience to Baby Genius prior to the event was mainly the videos of nursery rhymes.  I have on occasion used it to “babysit” my kids while I...
    by at November 25th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Busytown Mysteries!
    Tweet When I was approached to review the Richard Scarry’s Busytown Mysteries I was a bit unsure. Unlike most everyone my exposure to the series was very little. Stop looking so surprised, you know I did not grow up here so the television shows you are all used...
    by at November 24th, 2009 at 05:11 am
  • My Curious George Party (And Win The DVD Too)! #AVeryMonkeyChristmas
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulation Krystal! When I was approached to host a Curious George screening for “A Very Monkey Christmas“.party I totally flipped. Curious George is not only a favorite show with my kids but mine too. Sometimes they dawdle off...
    by at November 21st, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Annoy A Blogger!
    Tweet Dang, is it Friday already? How did that happen? I feel like I was just late yesterday writing my Friday 5, but here I am again, not really late, but not as early as I promise myself every week. Well today at least I managed to get my counters clean (well I mean...
    by at November 20th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Playskool’s More Than Play Campaign!
    Tweet When I learned that Playskool had kicked off an educational initiative and was asked whether I would help promote it, I readily agreed. Anything promoting education has my name on it. I know what you are thinking: But doesn’t Playskool make toys, and so it...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Got Content? Meet Joe Pulizzi, Author of Get Content Get Customers
    Tweet Is blogging a people’s movement? Do you think bloggers can topple corporations (maybe even governments)? I don’t view blogging as separate from individuals to corporations to governments.  Blogging as a tool can be powerful with all three groups.  Inherently,...
    by at November 19th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • My Post On Anissa That I Hated Writing! #prayersforanissa
    Tweet I have been back and forth about writing a post about Anissa, I hated anything to sound too eulogy like. But I have already cried enough times as I started pouring over her older posts (thank you @phdinparenting for posting about that letter she wrote to her kids)....
    by at November 18th, 2009 at 07:11 am
  • Win The Wii Fit Plus Board & Jillian Michaels New Wii Game!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Cher! When the guys at Sports Authority contacted me about doing a giveaway of the Wii Fit Plus Board and Jillian Michael’s New Wii Game, I thought how ironic since I had just come back from the EA Sports Active More Workouts...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 11:11 pm
  • Baked Rigatoni With Roasted Vegetables By Savor The Thyme!
    Tweet Since Thanksgiving is around the corner I really wanted a little more focus on food. I then thought of my friend Jennifer (you know the one I got lost with when returning from Type A Mom conference?) who has an awesome food blog Savor The Thyme. Being a vegetarian...
    by at November 17th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • EA Sports Active Team Hits Boston (Win EA Sports Active More Workouts for Wii)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Daniel! Today I stopped by the makeshift location of the EA Sports Active team while they are in Boston promoting their latest offering “More Workouts”. I guess calling it makeshift is a poor choice of words considering...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • K’NEX Makes A Great Building Connection!
    Tweet A while ago I was approached by Team Mom about reviewing K’NEX, and I thought why not. The closest thing I can think of describing K’NEX to would be LEGOs. You see we are a hardcore Lego family (well as hardcore as a 2 and 4 year old can be) but on my...
    by at November 16th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Win The Corolle Vanity Bag!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!!! Congratulations Stacie! I come from having 4 sisters so girly stuff has always adorned my home.  When I was pregnant I so badly wanted a girl for the mere reason to dress her in all of that cute clothes. Now with 2 little girls our home is full...
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Behind The Scenes Tour At Good Housekeeping!
    Tweet I had attended a Team Mom blogger’s brunch where Good Housekeeping was one of the sponsors, and they offered guests the opportunity to tour their site. Of course I said yes. I may be behind the times but no one says no to an icon like Good Housekeeping....
    by at November 15th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Holiday Guide 2009
    Tweet Well, this is the 1st Holiday Guide of Mommy Niri. I have been back and forth about whether to create a guide this year or not but eventually caved in to how valuable it would be. This list would be a growing list with a mixture of some stuff that I have already...
    by at November 14th, 2009 at 07:11 pm
  • Chef George Duran Teams Up with Hunt’s (2 Winners)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Lauralee and Divinia! If you have read my post Passing On My Prejudices, you would know I have thing about tomatoes. I don’t ever eat them directly but I love the taste they bring to food so I try to disguise the texture....
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Big Annoying Things Little Kids Do!
    Tweet I know that even though you are all caught up in the chaos of the day you are now ready to relax as you get to your (hopefully) favorite part of your day reading the weekly dose of the Mommy Niri Friday 5 series. Yes, I love my kids and I know that you do too, but...
    by at November 13th, 2009 at 08:11 pm
  • Be Thankful Of Today And Win The Rwandan Peace Basket #path2peace
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED!! Congratulations Cheryl! Thanksgiving is coming up so that means 2 things for most people: Turkey and also Black Friday. Not to take away anything from tradition, I respect that but Thanksgiving is also a great time to reflect. I have to admit...
    by at November 12th, 2009 at 10:11 pm
  • Children Succeed Autistic Games: Step Into Conversation
    Tweet Back in April, when I heard it was Autism month, I published several posts on Autism, including a post with Children Succeed, the makers of several games geared towards kids with autism. Since then I have received so much of requests for more information and being...
    by at November 9th, 2009 at 09:11 pm
  • Mommy Niri’s Chai!
    Tweet If you are a tweeter or actually know me in real life you will know there are a few things I will trade my soul for and a good chai, make that a good masala chai is one of them. Firstly let me clear some (funny and) ridiculous notions about chai out there. “Chai”...
    by at November 8th, 2009 at 09:11 pm