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  • Friday 5: 5 Ways To Keep It Together This Holiday!
    Tweet The frenzy that festivities bring is sure to make even the most stable of hands quiver as they tackle making each holiday the best ever. The toil of dealing with traditions: do we keep the old or build them new? It is almost a year since the Friday 5 series started...
    by at December 18th, 2009 at 10:12 pm
  • BookDads Recommend The Top 5 Holiday Books
    Tweet I came across BookDads while working with Hooked On Phonics and I have always been impressed with their quality of their content. It was exactly why I reached out with Steven and Brian to share what they considered their favorites for the season. The holidays...
    by at December 17th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Win E.L.F Makeup Artist Starter Kit ($50)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Rondah! I know what you are thinking, enough with stuff for the kiddos already. I think my brain has been so programmed for the past 4 years to put the kids first that I have neglected mommy pampering. Well, that is going to be rectified....
    by at December 16th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Build-A-Bear And Stampin’ Up Team Up For Holly And Hal Screening!
    Tweet I attended a Build-A-Bear screening party hosted by local Stampin’ Up representative Tami. Not being very crafy, who am I kidding I am not craft AT ALL, I was worried I would be out of my element. I was the only blogger (who was chosen to feature the event)...
    by at December 15th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Maria Bailey Interviews Mommy Niri on MomTV!
    Tweet So many exciting things have happened recently that I have missed sharing them with you. Now that the conference dust has settled I will try to play catch up. While at Blogalicious Maria Bailey, a woman I highly respect and was thrilled to meet at Type A Mom conference,...
    by at December 14th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Disney On Ice Hits Boston – Get Discount Tickets (Or Win It)!
    Tweet CONTEST IS CLOSED! Congratulations Kamani! Disney on Ice Hits Boston and what better time than during the holiday season.  The stop at Boston will be short so you may want to reserve your seat as soon as possible. Disney on Ice presents 100 Years of Magic: Join...
    by at December 14th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Win The Corolle Cecile Doll ($45)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Cristi I love dolls. I do. I had never seen a doll of color except for a Barbie while I toured India. Actually I lie. That was a white doll just using a sari. I think since then there have been a few dolls of color out there since...
    by at December 12th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Signs You Spend Too Much Of Time On Twitter!
    Tweet Ok, stop it, it can’t be just me! I mean really I know you all looove Twitter as much as I do. Well in honor of my favorite tool I dedicate this week’s Friday 5 in Twitter’s name. I just read a Seth Godin post that may suggest I take a break from...
    by at December 12th, 2009 at 06:12 am
  • Mommy Niri’s Harried Moment!
    Tweet Beth, from Role Mommy, was here in Boston recently on her See Mom Run book tour (get the book, snippets of stores but oodles of fun). She took a video off all mom’s harried moments along the way and I wanted to share mine with you guys. First I wanted to share...
    by at December 10th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • My Daughter Wants To Be a Princess! Where Did I Go Wrong?
    Tweet If you read my blog regularly you would know that I have 2 little girls and that would have led many to assume that we are a home filled with pink princesses. Actually nothing is further from the truth. But maybe that tide is about to turn. I have always been adamant...
    by at December 10th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Snazzy Electronic Gifts: Hershey’s Memory Sticks And The I-Dog Plush Puppy Speaker (Win One Too)!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Jen! What do you get for the person who has everything? Seriously can’t go cheap right? No use wasting money on something expensive since they may have 10 stacked away in the closet. I guess you could try hand-made but with...
    by at December 10th, 2009 at 07:12 pm
  • Keeping It Slow This Holiday With Christine Hohlbaum!
    Tweet It would be difficult to have images of the holidays without them including a crazed frenzy. Stress seems synonymous with the season so I thought I would ask Christine Hohlbaum, the author of the Power Of Slow for some ideas to help us through. I know Christine...
    by at December 9th, 2009 at 08:12 pm
  • Houston, We Have A Job!
    Tweet Well, maybe that should be Boston, we have a job. Or rather, Boston we made a job. Umm, forget it, they don’t sound as nice as my heading right? Hubby has been totally against me making a hullabaloo about this but I figured you were the guys to get me through...
    by at December 7th, 2009 at 09:12 pm
  • Tide Launches Stain Brain App For iPhone/iTouch
    Tweet I am normally cautious about news items I publish but this I thought was worthy enough. Imagine finding step-by-step instructions to over 85 common stains. Not only finding the solutions but also helps finding which products to use, right down to where to find them. Not...
    by at December 7th, 2009 at 06:12 pm
  • 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